Interesting World Cup Facts that You Should Know.

The trophy was named the Julet Rimes Trophy in honor of the man who initiated the competition, and the inaugural World Cup was held in Uruguay in 1930.

Just Fontaine holds the record for most goals scored in a single tournament, having scored 13 goals for France in the 1958 competition.

Cabu, who represented Brazil in three World Cup final appearances (1994, 1998, and 2002), holds the record for the most appearances in a final.

When Pelé played for Brazil against Sweden on June 29, 1958, he was 17 years, 249 days old, setting the record for the youngest player in a final.

The Italian National Team holds the record for the longest gap between consecutive titles. Between 1938 and 1982, their drought lasted for 44 years and 9 editions.

Cristiano Ronaldo holds the record for most tournament scored in, having scored for Portugal in 5 (2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, and 2022) World Cups. 

Brazil holds the record for most World Cup appearances with 22, having participated in every World Cup from the competition's start.

When he played as a goalkeeper for Italy against West Germany on July 11, 1982, Dino Zoff set a record for the oldest player in a final at 40 years, 133 days.

In the game between France and Mexico on July 13, 1930, Lucien Laurent scored the inaugural goal of the World Cup.