10 Interesting and Unknown Facts about Football
- Football was first played in London’s Newgate Prison. Here the prisoners whose hands had been mercilessly chopped off, invented a game where the ball could only be kicked with their feet.
- Football was made of paper mache originally, before people realized that rain damaged the ball. Then, they changed its material.
- 149-0 was the highest score in a football game played between AS Adema of Madagascar and Stade Olympique de L’emyrne. It was all scored as penalties!
- A teenage boy called Ronaldinho scored the entire 23 goals in a football game! His remarkable accomplishments with the football earned him one million viewers in the YouTube video of his feat.
- 20 red cards were issued in the game between General Cabellero and Sportivo Ameliana! We wonder how many players were left to play.
- The Indian football team did not play in the World Cup in 1950; as FIFA did not allow barefoot play.
- Guiseppe Meazza’s shorts fell off as he was taking a penalty shot for Italy in the World Cup semi finals of 1983.
- Ion Radu from Romania was sold for a measly 500 kgs of pork to another team.
- The war between El Salvador and Honduras happened because the former had beaten the latter in a football game, and had thus advanced to the World Cup.
- A lightning bolt killed an entire football team in the Republic of Congo. The other team was completely unharmed. 30 others had burn injuries.
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