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The 2022 FIFA World Cup will begin next week, and last until mid-December. While die-hard soccer fans know every stat about every team, there are some interesting details about the history of the game they may not be aware of. Here are three fun facts about soccer and its origins.
The origin of soccer is ChineseHalfway Through Our Trips Out In China, This Is What I've LearnedInstagram
The earliest sport humans played with their feet was called "cuju," which means "to kick," in Chinese. According to FIFA, it was a military sport that originated in the city of Lin Zi nearly 3,000 years ago. Cuju players kicked heavy leather balls to build physical endurance.
Soccer balls are black and white so they can be seen easily on televisionperson playing soccer on fieldPhoto by Donnycocacola on Unsplash
The first ball of the World Cup was a Telstar soccer ball. Its black and white design was intended to make the ball visible on old-fashioned TVs, when pictures were mostly black and white.
Norway is the only team Brazil has never beatExperiencing The World Cup As A Brazilian Is Irreplaceableimg.maximummedia.ie
Brazil is known for having one of the best soccer teams in the world. As of 2022, only one country has never lost to Brazil: Norway. The Norwegian team defeated Brazil in two match-ups, while two more games ended in a tie.