Soccer acts – Interesting Facts About Soccer

10 Facts About Soccer

The English Premier League has three cards called red, yellow and teal cards from 1994 to 1998. Teal cards represent possible fouls that were to be reviewed by instant replay.

Ahn Jung-hwan, Korean player who scored and knocked out Italy out of 2002 World Cup lost his contract with his Italian club Perigua immediately for ruining Italian soccer.

Giorgos Katidis, Greek player was given a life ban for giving a Nazi salute after his winning goal during a game.

During the Nigerian Civil War, the two factions involved in the war agreed to a 48 hour ceasefire so that they can watch Pele play an exhibition game in Lagos.

The only national team that has never lost to Brazil is Norway.

During the Christmas of World War 1 in 1914, Germany and UK held a truce. They decorated their shelters, exchanged gifts and even played a soccer match between themselves.

Mesut Ozil, a German soccer player donated his World Cup victory bonus of 300,000 Euros to support the surgeries of 23 children in Brazil.

The first red card in the World Cup was given to Carlos Caszely of Chile in 1974

Soccer is called as football in every country except Canada and U.S.

United States has the most professional soccer players in the world, nearly 18 million.