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Be Amazed at these 20 Things You Didn't Know About The 2018 World Cup! This year sees Russia host the world cup, bringing us to the first fact of this video. Russia is the largest nation to ever host the world cup. At 17.1 million kilometres squared, its twice as large as the previous largest host in history: the united states, which is 9.16 million square kilometres large. At the 2014 world cup, the Adidas Brazuca was used, and it was the most tested ball Adidas ever produced - taking over 2 and a half years to make. To reveal the world cup 2018 logo, it was sent into space and revealed by astronauts at the international space station. World Cup - the first time since 1986 - TV numbers stateside are expected to dramatically slip.
Even more surprising than the US failing to earn a spot at this year's world cup is Italy failing to qualify. To date, Brazil Also hold the most world cup wins, with 5. They are closely followed by Germany and Italy with four . 32 teams will attend this year's world cup finals, with panama as well as Iceland making their debut at this year's tournament. Russia's animal oracle - in other words, Russia's animal prophecy tasked with predicting the results, is Datou the dog. The current world cup trophy was commissioned by FIFA for the 1974 world cup - after brazil's 1970 win meant they received the previous one in perpetuity for winning the tournament 3 times. Despite its scandals, FIFA Revenue is up. Internal financial documents, first reviewed by The New York Times, show that FIFA is set to generate $6.1 billion in revenue from this tournament; $1.3 billion more than the last World Cup in Brazil in 2014 and at least 10 percent above FIFA's own predictions. On the point of china - to meet the demand of Chinese football fans during their visit, 100,000 crayfish are being sent from China to Russia to feast upon.