30.6 C
Delhi
Sunday, April 21, 2024

FIFA reveal five billion ‘engaged’ with World Cup

Date:

Share post:

Donate-GC-Razorpay

Geneva: One month after Argentina won the Qatar World Cup, FIFA announced early figures of the tournament, showing around five billion people have engaged with the World Cup.

“On social media, according to Nielsen, there have been 93.6 million posts across all platforms, with a 262 billion cumulative reach and 5.95 billion engagements,” a FIFA news release announced on Wednesday.

Qatar 2022 created a series of World Cup records as 3.4 million spectators watched the matches in stadiums, the most in history, and 172 goals were scored during the tournament, also the highest.

Lionel Messi of Argentina played the most 26 World Cup matches to overtake the record set by Lothar Matthaus of Germany, and a 68-second goal from Canada’s Alphonso Davies in a match against Croatia was the fastest goal in World Cup history. At just 18 years and 110 days, Spain’s Gavi became the youngest goal scorer at a World Cup since Pele in 1958.

Some of the other firsts include: the first World Cup hosted by an Arabic country; the first female referee at a men’s World Cup; the first African team, Morocco, to reach the semifinals; and three Asian teams qualifying for the round of 16 for the first time.

Related articles

‘World-Class’ govt schools of Delhi exposed by Advocate Ashok Agarwal

A few days ago, the Delhi High Court had pulled up officials over the poor condition of government...

EVMs destroyed, disturbances reported in Manipur poll

Imphal: The first phase of polling on Friday in Manipur that has seen almost year-long ethnic strife, was...

India’s first extreme sports action film, “Crakk – Jeetegaa Toh Jiyegaa,” set to premiere on Disney+ Hotstar

New Delhi: Brace yourselves for an adrenaline-fueled ride as Vidyut Jammwal and Arjun Rampal team up to take...

Bengal casts 33 pc votes in 4 hrs across three LS seats

Kolkata: An estimated 33 per cent of 5.6 million electorate exercised their franchise in the first four hours...