ZURICH: World football federation FIFA has released an in-depth document detailing all the facts and figures from the World Cup finals in Brazil. The statistics include usage of goal-line technology to the fastest goal. They also include:

5,154,386 attended FIFA Fan Fests in Brazil during the World Cup, with Rio de Janeiro’s spectacular Copacabana site attracting 937,330 – the highest number in any individual city.

171 goals, an average of 2.67 per game, made Brazil 2014 the joint-highest-scoring World Cup of all time, level with France 1998.

7.2 billion USD in tax revenue shall be received by Brazil as a result of investments in the 2014 World Cup.

3,429,873 was the total attendance for the 64 matches, the highest recorded at any World Cup since USA 1994. The average crowd of 53,592 was also the highest in two decades.

3,240 adidas balls, including both training and match balls, were used during the tournament.

3 goal-line incidents were resolved using GLT in this, the first World Cup in which this innovation has been utilised.

280,000 kilometres were flown by the teams during the tournament – the equivalent of seven laps around the world.

16,746 printed media accreditations were produced during this World Cup.

3,127,674 food and beverage transactions took place at the stadiums over the course of the competition.

420 tonnes of recyclable waste was collected from the stadiums and additional World Cup-related facilities.

90 countries were visited during the 267-day FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola, with 45 heads of state and 33 previous World Cup winners among those to get their hands on the Trophy.

1 billion-plus was the overall attendance on FIFA’s Global Stadium, FIFA.com’s social, online and mobile hub throughout Brazil 2014. This equates to 13,380 sold-out Maracanas.

Full report: http://resources.fifa.com/mm/document/tournament/competition/02/44/29/89/fifaworldcupinnumbers_120714_v7_eng_neutral.pdf

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