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Santosh Kumar

Football World Cup - 2014 Brazil - 7 amazing things you should know about this world cup

Santosh Kumar
Football is a game which is being played in almost every part of world. There is a fascination for this game which makes it most popular game in the planet. This time Brazil is hosting the FIFA WORLD CUP 2014 and its going to be more than one month of non stop party, fun and excitement. Few amazing things YOU should know before you start your journey to super excitement sitting on your couch.

1 - Brazil is hosting this world cup after more than 63 years. They hosted the world cup in 1950 and were the runner up. Russia will host 2018 and Qatar will in 2022 world cup.

2 - Brazil has won the world cup five times, making it highest number of winner, though never won in their home turf. Can they win this time ? Italy, Germany, Spain, Uruguay, France, Argentina and England had also won the world cup.

3 - The official slogan of the 2014 FIFA World Cup is "Juntos num so ritmo," means "All in one rhythm" and the official mascot name is Fuleco the Armadillo, as voted on by the Brazilian public.

4 - Brazil has selected an instrument as official noise maker for this world cup. Yes.. they have official noisemaker as "The caxirola" a maraca-like instrument to make noise in the stadium.

5 - There are 31 nations participating in this world cup. This World Cup will witness only one new nation at the finals, with Bosnia-Herzegovina ready to play in their first major tournament

6 - Lets talk Money - FIFA is expecting $4.5 Billion revenue to generate from this world cup. Most of them coming from TV rights and sponsors. Top-tier sponsors Adidas, Coca-Cola, Emirates airline, Hyundai, Sony and Visa reportedly pay a combined $177.1 million annually, or $708.5 million over four years. Winner team will get 35 million US dollar.

7 - FIFA is using never used be goal-line technology (sometimes referred to as a Goal Decision System is a method used to determine when the ball has completely crossed the goal line with the assistance of electronic devices and at the same time assisting the referee in awarding a goal or not.
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