1-Only one of the 32 teams in Brazil 2014 will be playing in their first World Cup –Bosnia & Herzegovina.
2-The World Cup Final has been decided by a penalty shoot-out twice. Brazil beat Italy in 1994 and Italy stunned France in 2006.
3-England and Italy share the record for most World Cup penalty shoot-out defeats-they have lost three each.
-Pele is the only player in football history to have won the World Cup three times .He lifted the trophy in 1958, 1962 and 1970.
4-No country has lost more World Cup finals than Germany .They’ve won three but lost four.
5-South American giants, Brazil, have won the World Cup five times-that’s more than any other country.
6- Six World Cups have been won by the host nations, including France 1998.
10-Turkey’s Hakan Sukur hit the quickest goal in World Cup history when he netted after 10.89 seconds against South Korea in 2002.
13-France‘s Just Fontaine holds the record for scoring the most goals in a single World Cup tournament –he scored 13 goals in 1958
15-Brazil icon Ronaldo is the highest scorer in World Cup history with 15 goals between 1998 and 2006.
16-A crazy 16 cards were dished out during Portugal’s fiery clash with Holland at the 2006 World Cup where four players were sent off.
20-This year’s hosts Brazil are the only country to have played in all 20 World Cup tournaments.
28-The 2006 World Cup was the dirtiest ever, with 28 red cards in 64 games.
30-Germany have scored the most goals at the last two World Cup tournaments. They bagged 16 in 2010 and 14 in 2006.
171-Dennis Bergkamp, Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo (R9) helped make the 1998 tournament the highest scoring finals ever, when 171 goals were scored in France.
1930-Uruguay won the first ever World Cup back in 1930! Can Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani help them do it again?
1966-England won their only World Cup back in 1966, Geoff Hurst hit a hat-trick against West Germany in the final-the only ever World Cup final treble.
199, 854-That is the number of fans who watched Brazil play Uruguay at the Maracana Stadium in 1950.The highest attendance in World Cup history.