History of the World Cup

The World Cup soccer tournament is coming up soon and draws a huge crowd, both in person, online, and over television. Between June 12th and July 13th, it’ll be the talk around town.

The World Cup is held once every four years and K Updates has provided a handy infographic to tell us a little more about it.

Only eight countries have ever won the World Cup. That includes Brazil, Italy, Germany, Uruguay, Argentina, France, England and Spain. This year, Brazil is the host nation and is also the fan favorite.

In 2006, the World Cup between Italy and France drew about 715.1 million viewers worldwide. This increased in 2010 to 909.6 million for the World Cup between Spain and the Netherlands.

This year is the first year that referees will be using goal line technology that has 7 cameras per goal. This will help to provide fair and accurate calls.

Adidas has supplied the soccer balls for the World Cup since the 70s. The design they introduced specifically for the World Cup is still in use today.

A big event like this is costly. And Brazil will spend a total on $3.5 billion on stadium construction and renovation. This is about 3 times more than South Africa spent.

Curious to see how much it would cost for you to see it in person? Read on in the KNCTR-FIFA2K14-IG_v7 below.