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FUN FACTS ABOUT THE WORLD CUP sIX.

The fastest goal ever scored at a World Cup was by Turkey's Hakan Sukur against South Korea in the 2002 World Cup. It took the former Blackburn Rovers just 10.8 seconds.

Former Manchester United and Everton star Norman Whiteside was the youngest player ever to take to the field for a World Cup when he ran out at 17 years and 41 for Northern Ireland against Yugoslavia at the 1982 in Spain. But did you know when he got back home, mum grounded him for a week for not calling her to let him he'd arrived safely in Madrid.

The biggest ever attendance for a World Cup match was 199,854 supporters in Brazil's Maracana Stadium 3 when the hosts played Uruguay during the 1950 finals.

The 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil will make history after FIFA announced it would be installing goal-line 4 technology in all 12 of Brazil's world cup stadiums.

line technology will be used to determine whether or not entire ball has crossed over the goal line in a match.

will also wear watches that indicate whether the ball has crossed the entire goal line that's just four years too late frank Lampard and England though!

United Arab Emirates players were promised a Rolls Royce for every goal the team scored at the 1990 5 finals but managed to net just two.

Each World Cup has an official instrument and 2014'called the caxirola. Brazilian musician Carlinhos Brown 6 created the caxirola, which emits a sound similar to rattle - far better than the humming clatter of 2010's vuvuzelas.
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:May 29, 2014
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