When the World Cup was hosted in the U.S. in 1994, they only spent US$30 million on infrastructure improvements. For the 2014 World Cup, Brazil spent US$11 billion.
When Germany won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, it was the first time as a united country. The three previous times, the soccer World Cup was won by West Germany.
The word "soccer" originated as a slang abbreviation of the word "association"
The Vatican has its own soccer team.
The original 2014 World Cup's ball was produced in Pakistan.
The most goals scored in a World Cup's match was 10 by Hungary against El Salvador in 1982.
The highest score ever made in a Soccer game was 149-0.
The first soccer game televised was a friendly match between Arsenal's first and second team in 1937.
The city of Lusail, host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final game, does not exist yet.
The British coined the term "Soccer" in the late 1800s, not America.