Aside from being one of the most popular sports in the world, soccer is a social fact, more than a game, so much more than a competition. Today we are going to take a pause in some of its more fascinating aspects, details that you probably did not know, curiosities. and fun facts that will surprise you. Keep reading!
Soccer fun facts
1- Many soccer players are injured when celebrating a goal.
The goal is a most emotional moment in soccer. Interestingly, many players are injured when celebrating that moment, more precisely: one in twenty injuries in players occurs when something goes wrong in a celebration.
2- This guy has a whole museum dedicated to himself.
Cristiano Ronaldo is undoubtedly one of the best soccer players in all history and, as such, is the target of very varied opinions. There are those who love him, among other reasons, for things like these: the guy opened in 2013 a whole museum about himself.
3- In 1998, a bolt of lightning killed a whole team on the playing field.
This tremendous tragedy occurred in October 1998, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The game took place in the city of Kasai during a strong electrical storm, a heavy discharge hit the ground and killed eleven players instantly, it left another thirty people seriously injured.
4- Ronaldinho and his game of twenty-three goals.
The Brazilian Ronaldinho Gaúcho, one of the most important players in the history of soccer, he became known when he was only thirteen years old. Why? Because he scored twenty-three goals in a single match, in which his team won 23 to 0. From then on, the player did not stop growing and growing.
5- The final of the 2022 World Cup will be in a city that does not exist
The FIFA World Cup of Qatar 2022 is a little far into the future. However, everything is already planned for its development. One of the most curious things is that the city of what will host the final is planned out but does not exist yet!
6- The famous “miraculous” spray that they put on players when they suffer an injury, is just analgesics and conventional anesthetics that temporarily block pain.
7- The team with the longest name, plays in Wales and it goes by Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogo.
8- A dog, the world’s soccer hero: in 1
966, the Jules Rimet trophy, which was awarded to the World Champion team, was stolen. The police could have never recovered the award but for the help of a dog named Pickles.
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