16 amazing facts about FIFA world cup 2014

FIFA world cup 20141. The official emblem of the 2014 FIFA world cup is known as “INSPIRATION” Which consists of   1 yellow and 2 green hands forming the world cup trophy. To show Brazil welcomes the world.

2. This world cup tournament will be held in 12 cities rather than the normal 10 cities after request of Brazil it is approved by FIFA. They are Fortaleza, Natal, Belo Horizonte, Cuiaba, Curitiba, Sao Paulo, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, Brasilia, Manaus, and Brasilia.

3. Before the starting of the tournament FIFA will give each participant teams 1.5 US dollars for preparation uses.

4. The mascot is named Fuleco who is a Brazilian three banded Armadillo. Armadillo defends itself from predators by rolling up into a ball.

5. FIFA and Sony music announced the official song of 2014 world cup is “WE ARE ONE ‘OLE OLA’ ”.

6.The official ball selected for World Cup 2014 is Adidas Brazuca. The meaning is “BRAZILIAN” it is chosen after public vote of 1 million Brazilians it got 78% of it.

7. FIFA fan fests which was started in 2006 will return in this competition.

8. Brazil got victory in World Cup 5 times and this is highly expected to be the 6th by the Brazilians.

9. The top goal scorers in the qualifying games were: Luis Suarez of Uruguay with 11 goals, Robin Van 
Persie of Netherlands with 11 goals, Lionel Messi of Argentina, Edin Dzeko of Bosnia Herzegovina, and Oribe Peralta of Mexico with 10 goals each.

10. FIFA appointed 25 referees and support staffs for the 2014 world cup.

11.There are around 1 million tickets were sold.

12.Brazil will use Robots to protect citizens and tourists in 2014 Fifa World Cup.

13.Coca Cola choose “The world is ours” as an anthem in this World Cup.

14. FIFA banned players from showing messages under football shirts.

15. This World Cup is the most expensive which costs around 16 billion US dollars.

16. Goal line technology is used in the world cup for the first time in history.
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