FIFA has produced an amazing array of statistics to tell the complete story of the 2014 World cup.

FIFA has produced an in-depth document listing a cornucopia of facts and figures from this year’s World Cup in Brazil.

To get a full statistical breakdown of the tournament you would be advised to download the document, but here are one or two of the highlights.

53,382 was the average attendance of each match in Brazil;. That’s the second highest average on record, behind only USA at which an average 68, 991watched each game.

5,154,386 attended FIFA Fan Fests in Brazil during the World Cup, with Rio de Janeiro’s spectacular Copacabana site attracting 937,330 – the highest number in any individual city.

171 goals, an average of 2.67 per game, made Brazil 2014 the joint-highest-scoring World Cup of all time, level with France 1998. although on average there were more goals at USA 94 and the total was a long way short of the all-time highest average high which was 5.38 at Switzerland in 1958.

7.2 billion USD in tax revenue shall be received by Brazil in tax revenue as a result of investments in the 2014 World Cup.

18 most goals were scored by Germany – fittingly, as they won the tournament.

3,429,873 was the total attendance for the 64 matches, the highest recorded at any World Cup since USA 1994. The average crowd of 53,592 was also the highest in two decades.

3,240 adidas balls, including both training and match balls, were used during the tournament.

3 goal-line incidents were resolved using GLT in this, the first World Cup in which this innovation has been utilised.

280,000 kilometres were flown by the teams during the tournament – the equivalent of seven laps around the world.

16,746 printed media accreditations were produced during this World Cup.

3,127,674 food and beverage transactions took place at the stadiums over the course of the competition.

420 tonnes of recyclable waste was collected from the stadiums and additional World Cup-related facilities.

11 tonnes of winter seeds for the pitch maintenance.

90 countries were visited during the 267-day FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola, with 45 heads of state and 33 previous World Cup winners among those to get their hands on the Trophy.

 

  • Miroslav Vučetić

    Switzerland in 1954, but Sweden in 1958.