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World Cup 2022 Qatar – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Statistics

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World Cup 2022 Qatar – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Statistics

November 25
19:45 2022

The FIFA World Cup, hosted by Qatar, is well and truly underway, but never in the history of the sport has its showpiece event been so controversial.

From Qatar’s human rights record to the allegations of bribery from FIFA officials, the sport has been overshadowed by politics.

Here are some key World Cup 2022 statistics brought to you by The Sporting Blog.

Some Interesting World Cup Statistics:

  • 1 – The number of times England have won the World Cup (1966, in England!)
  • 3 – Three goalkeepers have now been sent off in the history of the World Cup, with Wales’s Wayne Hennessey seeing red in his side’s loss to Iran
  • 5 – The number of World Cups that Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored in – making him possibly the greatest goalscorer of all-time

  • 8 – The number of stadiums used to host the FIFA World Cup in Qatar
  • 22 – This is the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup, but the 1st to be held in the Middle-East
  • 36 – Argentina’s unbeaten run of 36 games was brought to a stunning end by lowly-ranked Saudi Arabia
  • 200 – Billion dollars. The estimated cost to Qatar of putting on the FIFA World Cup
  • 832 – A maximum of 832 players can take part in the World Cup, with each team being able to name a squad of 26
  • 2004 – Spanish Midfielder Gavi was born in 2004, making him the youngest goalscorer in World Cup history
  • 6000 – The estimated number of migrant workers that have died building infrastructure for the event in Qatar
  • 1,100,000,000 – The number of people that watched the last World Cup Final, compared to 140 million for the NFL’s Superbowl.

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