Are you enjoying the World Cup? Here at Munchachos HQ, we cannot get enough of it! Curious to learn more? Thought we should share some fun facts about the World Cup and our view on the power of sport.
- More than 3 billion people watched the 2014 World Cup. That’s neatly 50% of the world!
- The World Cup is played every 4 years (each year in a different country) and lasts 4 weeks
- Uruguay hosted the first world cup in 1930.
- The first World Cup shown on TV was in 1954 (hosted by Switzerland)
- Thirteen countries played in the first World Cup in 1930 and now 32 countries take part
- Thieves stole the World Cup trophy in 1966 (the year England won) and tried to sell it. A dog found the trophy under a car!
Who Are the Champions?
Only 8 different countries have won the World Cup so far (Brazil, Germany, Italy, England, Argentina, Uruguay, France and Spain).
Brazil has won it 5 times. Brazil is the only country to have played in every World Cup ever!
Who are you supporting? Have you found your country’s yummy Munchable?
HOW DOES THIS RELATE TO WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO?
Everyone can enjoy football (soccer). It does not matter who you are, where you come from, what language you speak or what you believe in. Football is a very simple sport that is played all over the world.
In the World Cup you can see some of the World’s richest countries competing with some of the World’s poorest countries. You might even catch yourself discovering a country you didn’t know existed!
During the World Cup, millions of people come together to support their countries, meet new people and have fun. It is a wonderful way to learn about different people and countries.
Munchachos believes that sport offers a very powerful way to bring the world together. This is at the core of our mission. Now pop open a bag of Munchables and enjoy the beautiful game!
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