Football is one of the most popular sports in the world. Approximately 4 billion people watch the sport, and there are around 265 million football players across the globe. While you may be aware of the popularity of this sport, you might know the exciting facts that we are going to share here. Take a look.

  • China may not rank high on the world rankings, but you’ll be thrilled to know that a similar game called ‘Cuju’ was played in the Han Dynasty from 206 BC to 220 AD.
  • While the rest of the world calls the game ‘football’, the USA and Canada call it soccer. Both countries have their own games, which they call ‘football.’
  • Wondering why football is so popular? The credit goes to the British, who took the game to the countries they colonized.
  • Brazil is the most successful team in the World Cup. The country has been the champion five times.
  • Unlike most sports, a football pitch has no specific size. As per FIFA rules, the length can vary from 100m to 110m, and the width range is 64m to 75m.

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