- Posted by Stephen Whiteley
- On 05/07/2018
The Football World Cup is always filled with exhilarating moments and an energetic crowd. However, there have been notable instances in the world cups that leave an impression on the group. Let’s dwell on some of these interesting facts and stories about the World Cup.
No Sex, Especially Acrobatic Sex
In most world cups, coaches have banned their players from having sex during the world cup. They believe it wastes their energy and is simply a cause of distraction. However, Brazil’s coach Luiz Felipe has taken a very mixed approach towards this. He claims that the players can have sex as long as it’s not “acrobatic sex.” Yes, even we don’t know what defines acrobatic sex either but alas there is a positive side to this.
World Cup Audience Numbers
We all know that Football world cups are renowned throughout the world, therefore, making it one of the most popular sports. However, how many people watch world cups. Well, putting this into a number, a staggering 7.05 billion people watch football. To put into perspective, it means that almost 50% of the population around the globe watches football. According to statistics, almost 29% population sat together to watch more than 30 minutes of football world cup.
The payout for the Winner
One of the biggest curiosity is how much many does FIFA pay to its players. Well, the winner bags around 35 million dollars whereas the runner-ups take with them 25 million dollars. FIFA is a highly competitive event. Therefore, any country that even participates in it is eligible to take up to 8 million dollars for their team. FIFA is normally projected to make around 4-6 billion dollars from their event which is a huge number.
Increased Birth Rate in Host Countries
An astonishing fact reported in 2006 was that Germany’s population rose by 10% after they hosted the world cup. For birthrates, this is a huge increase as. Usually, the birthrate stays quite constant in most countries with a slight percentage increase only. This usually happens due to the excitement of the world cup and well of course beer. So if your country is hosting the world cup, we’ll recommend you to be a little more cautious. A little fun can have serious consequences. Have a translator by your side to tell your foreigner friend that you’re not into that!
Which World Cup has been most expensive?
The 2014 world cup hosted in Brazil has been the most expensive world cup yet. With a staggering 30 billion dollars spent, its expense is five times any FIFA event held before. Many locals are furious at the extravagant expenditure and calling out their government. However, hosting the world cup has its advantages as well which no translator agency has to explain to anyone.
European Team Dominance
It’s quite evident that European teams have always had a stronger hand in the world cups. In all final matches held so far, a European team has appeared in all of them except two. Also, their track record has been exceptional as well with a winning percentage of 60% almost. Gras Fressen is the idiom we’ll use to describe these teams.