Key Stats FIFA World Cup 2022 – Squad Age, Titles, Goals, History

Get ready for the soccer fever!!

32 teams in contention for the coveted Jules Rimet trophy!

But who is gonna lift it this year? Their fate awaits as the tournament is closing in!

Football’s biggest event of all time is about to begin and for sure, it’s gonna be a thrilling and exciting ride. For our football fan family around the world, here is everything – the facts and stats that you need to know ahead of the event.

So let’s dive in!

  • The Fifa world cup dates back to 1930 when the first ever tournament was held at Uruguay. Since then, the FIFA world cup 2022 will be the first in Qatar – the only country in the Middle East to ever host the soccer tournament.
  • The trophy has been lifted by eight countries till now! Of these eight nations, Brazil has been the big winner to have won the cup five times. Followed by Germany and Italy, who won four times each. France, Argentina and Uruguay have been the winners twice. For once each, the title has also been bagged by England and Spain.
  • The 80th nation to compete in the FIFA World Cup is the hosting nation 2022 – Qatar.
  • The event will be illuminated by around 70,000 exterior lights, which is about thrice more than that on Eiffel tower.
  • There was an average of 2.6 goals per game in the World Cup 2018 which was held in Russia.
  • The Argentenian squad has the oldest average age of 27.7 at the fifa world cup 2022, while USA has the youngest average age of 24.5.
  • 5 billion viewers, equating to over 50% of the world’s population, are anticipated to tune in and watch the big soccer event.
  • Guillermo Stabile – former player of Argentina squad, was the first to have won the Golden Boot award in 1930 for being the top goalscorer in the very first football world cup.
  • In 2018, Iceland became the smallest country ever to have qualified for the world’s biggest stage- FIFA world cup.
  • The 1958 World Cup record for most goals in a single tournament belongs to Just Fontaine of France, who scored 13 goals.
  • Miroslav Klose is the world’s leading goal scorer with 16 goals in 24 appearances at FIFA World Cups over a span of four editions.
  • Hosting the World Cup for the first time, Qatar is the smallest country in history to do so.
  • So, who takes the trophy home? Let the excitement pour in! Be ready to be stuck to your screens! Because we can’t afford to miss a minute of it!