The World Cup has existed since 1930 but only eight nations have ever hoisted the cup: Spain France Germany Uruguay Italy Brazil Argentina and England

The fastest red card in the FIFA World Cup history was Uruguay s Jose Baptista who lasted a full 56 seconds in 1986 against Scotland before being sent off

Scotland despite qualifying 8 different times is the only country that was eliminated from the tournament during the first round on all 8 different occasions

Germany and Brazil hold the top spot for most appearances in the FIFA World Cup final Both countries made it to the finals on 7 different occasions till 2010

Netherlands Czechoslovakia and Hungary are the most successful teams to have never won the tournament They all made two finals but never won the FIFA World Cup

The last time any South American country hosted the FIFA World Cup was Argentina in 1978 and it won the World Cup Finals defeating Netherlands 3-1 in extra time

Uruguay (1930) Italy (1934) England (1966) West Germany (1974) Argentina (1978) and France (1998) are the countries to win the FIFA World Cup Finals as host countries

German Miroslav Klose beats Ronaldo s record of most goals in FIFA World Cup by scoring 16th goal against his team Brazil in the semi-final at FIFA World Cup 2014 at Brazil

The FIFA World Cup 2014 champion team wins 35 million while the runner-up 25 million Those eliminated in the group stage still take home 8 million The total purse is 576 million

The Brazilian striker Ronaldo was named the MVP (Most Valuable Player) at the 1998 World Cup final against France even though French came out of this game winners and 1998 World Cup champions

German National Franz Beckenbauer has been the only player in the history of World Cup that won the title as a player and coach for Germany He led Germany to their title in 1974 as a player and than again won the title in 1990 as the Germany coach