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Few interesting facts about FIFA World Cup

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The FIFA World Cup is the most important trophy a soccer player can win. The 2022 FIFA World Cup has already started in Qatar on November 21 and will be on till December 18. At the 2022 World Cup, 32 nations are competing with each other. This is the first time that Arab nations have hosted an international men’s football championship. The FIFA World Cup’s inaugural game took place in Al Bayt Stadium on November 20 at 3:30 pm. The Lusail Iconic Stadium will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup final on December 18.

FIFA is one of the most craziest game all over the globe. Not for financial reasons, it’s all about national pride and becoming the best team globally. However, prize money is still on the line for the teams playing in the World Cup. FIFA announced earlier this year that the total prize pool for Qatar 2022 would be $440 million, with the winning team receiving $42 million. The prize pool had grown since the 2018 World Cup when France won $38 million of the total $400 million pot.

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Prize money distribution for the FIFA Men’s World Cup in 2022 first prize – $42 million and the second prize -$30 million.

This international men’s football championship is organised in Arab countries for the first time. Ticket sales for the FIFA World Cup 2022, to be played in Qatar resumed on September 27 at 11.00 CEST, 12.00 noon Doha time (2.30 pm IST). Many fans were excited by this announcement and bought FIFA world cup 2022 Online tickets.

FIFA World Cup entry card

FIFA World Cup issued a special card for the audience who come to watch this World Cup. Its name is Hayya Card also called Fan ID. It is a kind of document issued by the government and it is necessary to watch any FIFA World Cup match in the stadium. The audience is allowed inside the stadium only if they have this card and match tickets. However, a separate card is not required for each match. Only one card will be valid for all matches. The Qatar government has said that people who have a Hayya card will be able to apply for a special visa with which you can stay in Qatar for 2 months. Its deadline will start ten days before the FIFA World Cup.

World Cup Trophy

The FIFA World Cup trophy went missing for seven days before the World Cup in 1966.

First, there was the original World Cup trophy, commonly known as the Jules Rimet trophy from 1930 to 1970. It was permanently given to Brazil after winning the tournament three times.

Unfortunately, the Jules Rimet trophy was stolen in 1983 and has not been recovered since.

An interesting fact about the FIFA World Cup trophy is that it is made of 18-carat gold.

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The FIFA World Cup trophy was in danger during World War II, so the Fédération Internationale de Football Association Italian Vice President Otorino Barassi moved the trophy from the vault of the bank it was kept in and placed it in a shoebox under his bed to protect it from the Nazis.

Someone stole the Jules Rimet Trophy from an exhibition at the Westminster Central Hall in 1966, just four months before the FIFA World Cup was held in England. A dog found it, and his owner received a reward of 6,000 British pounds.

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