Soccer curiosities

  1. The end of the War in Ivory Coast is credited to its best soccer player

Obviously, we’re talking about Captain Didier Drogba. Ivory Coast was at war for five years, between the forces of the north (opposition) and those of the south (government). From England, where Drogba played for the Chelsea team, he repeatedly prayed for the cessation of the conflict in his native country. The Ivory Coast people, great lovers of this sport, seemed to pay attention to the athlete, putting aside their differences and crediting peace to Drogba … for all those who say that soccer is only hitting a ball and that it does not serve to but nothing…

Didier Drogba

  1. Ronaldinho and his match of 23 goals

The Brazilian Ronaldinho Gaucho, one of the most important players in the history of football, became known at 13 years of age. How? Well, scoring 23 goals in a single match, in which his team won precisely 23 to 0. From then on we know how he continued his travel.

Ronaldinho Gaucho

  1. In 1998, lightning killed a whole team on a playing field

The tremendous disgrace 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, when a heavy volley fell on the ground and killed 11 players in an instant, leaving another 30 people with serious injuries.

Lightning killed players in Congo

  1. The first televised soccer game of history

The first soccer match that was broadcast live on television was in 1937. It was a friendly match between the starting and the substitute team of Arsenal, in April of that year. Nowadays soccer is one of the most televised events in the world.

Arsenal played the first televised soccer game on history

  1. The youngest professional player in the world

As we all know, soccer has become a business like no other and generates a lot, but a lot more money than you can imagine… As a result, things like this happen: hiring a child of 1 year and 8 months of age as a professional soccer for a sports club in Belgium. As curious as it is absurd!

Bryce Bites, the youngest professional player in the world

  1. This guy has a whole museum dedicated to himself

Cristiano Ronaldo is undoubtedly one of the best soccer players of history and, as such, is the target of many different opinions. There are those who love him and those who hate him!, many supported, among other reasons, in things like these: the guy inaugurated in 2013 the MuseoCR7, a whole museum about himself.

Museum Cristiano Ronaldo

  1. The game with most goals in the history of soccer

The match between international teams with the most goals in the history of soccer was played by Australia and American Samoa on April 11, 2001. The final score was Australia 31-0 American Samoa. Still many people can not explain how such a thing can happen.

Australia 31-0 Samoa Americana

  1. Brazil 2014 and the violence of its cities

Eight (8) of the twelve (12) host cities where the 2014 Brazil Soccer World Cup was held are nothing more nor less than among the 50 most violent cities in the world. We imagine that nobody thought of this prior to their choice.

Brasil, one of the most dangerous countries in the world

  1. Many soccer players are injured when celebrating a goal

The goal is the most emotional moment in soccer. Curiously, many players are injured when celebrating that moment, more precisely: 1 in 20 injuries in players occurs when something goes wrong in a celebration, but ask Martin Palermo, who was 6 months off because he fell above the billboard where he celebrated a goal with Villarreal.

The worst celebrating of Martin Palermo

  1. The championship game of the 2022 World Cup will be in a city that does not exist

It’s not long enough for the FIFA World Cup of Qatar 2022, however, everything is already planned for its development. One of the most curious things is that the host city of what will be the championship game is already planned: the city of Lusail, which still does not exist! Yes, indeed, it does not exist! It will be a new island-city, which is estimated to be completed by the middle of 2020.

Lusail, the city of future