World Cup 2022 Facts

September 27, 2022

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Did you know the World Cup is the most watched sporting event of the year, surprisingly; surpassing the Olympics and Super Bowl!!  The World Cup is back in 2022,  beginning on November 20th and running through December 18th. The World Cup only takes place every four years. 

The tournament begins with 32 teams from all over the world. These 32 teams include:

Qatar (also this year's hosting country)
Ecuador, England, Iran, Senegal, Netherlands, USA, Wales, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Denmark, Tunisia, Mexico, Poland, France, Australia, Morocco, Croatia, Germany, Japan, Spain, Costa Rica, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, Cameroon, Uruguay, South Korea, Portugal, Ghana, Brazil, and Serbia. 

The 2022 official mascot is named: La'eeb.  La'eeb is an Arabic word meaning super-skilled player. He belongs to a parallel mascot-verse that is indescribable – everyone is invited to interpret what it looks like. The mascot was designed by commercial artist Reg Hoye.

Rapper Lil Baby has an official song "The World Is Your To Take" for FIFA World Cup.  There is going to be an official soundtrack for The World Cup.  This is part of FIFA sound strategy to bring artists, fans and players together to share their passion by combining the universal languages of football and music. 

Host a watch party and surprise your guest with some fun facts about The World Cup:

1. The World Cup began in 1930 and took place in the host city of Uruguay. 

2. There was no World Cup in 1942 or 1946, this was due to World War II. 

3. Brazil, also called "Seleção Canarinho" has the most World Cup Wins!! 

4. The World Cup trophy was renamed Jules Rimet in 1946 to honor the FIFA president who set up the first tournament... It has been missing since 1983 since it was stolen!  Where do you think it is?

5. Germany has scored the most World Cup points. Cool!

Some other random football or "soccer" facts:

1. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries, making it the world's most popular sport.
2. The earliest version of the game can be traced back to over 3,000 years, woah!
3. Mathematically speaking Cristiano Ronaldo has came out on top as he was crowned football's greatest ever player! Do you agree?   The final 10 best players came down to:  Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Pele, Diego Maradona, Marco van Basten, Johan Cruyff, Ferenc Puskas, Alfredo Di Stefano, Ronaldo and Michel Platini. 

The final 10 best players scored points across seven rounds. They were as follows:

Round 1: Club titles

Round 2: International titles

Round 3: Goals for your club

Round 4: Goals for your country

Round 5: Ballon d’Or titles

Round 6: Records

Round 7: Z-Factor seasons

Cristiano Ronaldo did turn out to be the GOAT!
Are you ready for FIFA 2022 World Cup? What team are you rooting for? Shop our World Cup Section here.   For a super fan, purchase a "Fan Pack" of your favorite country here. Each fan pack includes a 3X5ft flag, 2X3ft flag, 12X18in stick flag, and 4X6in stick flag.  Decorate your home or share a flag with a friend!
We'll leave you with our favorite Cristiano Rinaldo quote - "dreams are not what you see in your sleep, dreams are things which do not let you sleep". 

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