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QUIZ: Is soccer as normal as you think it is?

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Up until 1991, soccer was illegal in New York
The original 2014 World Cup's ball was produced in Pakistan.
German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt owned season tickets for Hamburg's soccer team, and he considered buying the club
The most goals scored in a World Cup's match was 12 by Hungary against Costa Rica
Argentina's retired soccer player Diego Maradona has his own religion made by his fans.
Mario Balotelli is an Italian, born to immigrants from Ethiopia, raised by a Muslim mother.
In 1969, El Salvador waged war on Honduras after it lost against it in a soccer match.
Qatar's 2022 World Cup will take more lives than 9/11 due to horrible working conditions for migrant workers building stadiums and infrastructure
The Vatican's Soccer Team is owned by The Pope
The word ‘soccer’ is a distortion of the original phrase ‘federation of football’.
In 1967, The Nigerian Civil War ground to a halt for two days because both sides wanted to watch soccer player Pele in an exhibition match
149-0 is the highest score ever made in a Soccer game
Retired Brazilian Defender Carlos Alberto won the Brazil Mega Sena, the Brazilian lottery, and held the title of richest man in Brazil for 2 weeks
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The first soccer game televised was a friendly match between Liverpool's first and second team in 1946.
More than 1 in 20 soccer injuries are caused by celebrating goals on the pitch.
FIFA has more member countries than the U.N.
8 of the 12 host cities for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil are among the 50 most violent cities in the world.
On average, Soccer players average 12.5 miles running per match
Ronaldinho's deal with Coca-Cola ended after he was caught sipping a Pepsi in a news conference.
Ryan Giggs was known as the 'Welsh Wizard' because he practiced magic tricks as a child
The very first American professional soccer league called the USSA played from 1919 to 1921. For every goal scored the players earned 35-cents.
Soccer player Didier Drogba is credited with brokering a cease-fire in his home country of Ivory Coast that brought a five-year civil war to an end.
After the whistle to start the game, soccer player Lee Todd said 'F*ck me, that was loud' and received the fastest red card in history: 2 seconds.
The city of Lusail, host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final game, does not exist yet.
A 20-month-old baby became the youngest professional soccer player ever, after being signed up by a Belgian club.
NFL Kicker Adam Vinatieri once played for the Portland Timbers Soccer Academy, who told him to play football as a kicker

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