12 things you may not know about 2010 World Cup

10:00, June 03, 2010      

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2010 World Cup is coming! National teams from 32 countries are ready for standing out to claim the title. Meanwhile, global soccer fans are eager for experiencing exciting moments and cheering for every goal of their favorite squads.

If you are a diehard fan of soccer, you may recognize quiet a number of soccer stars and can speak on every splendid moment in the history of World Cup with great familiarity. However, there’re some anecdotes about 2010 World Cup that you might not know.

Now, we'll uncover them one by one.

1. Which country has the most fans to 2010 World Cup?


Soccer fans from the United States (Xinhua/Reuters File Photo)


The United States! In this country, people call football "soccer" instead of "football". However, it wouldn't stop passion of American fans – it was reported that 160,000 tickets have been sold in the U.S. so far.


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