Published On: Jun 11 2014 06:55:09 AM CDTUpdated On: Jun 11 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT
With the 2014 FIFA World Cup underway in Brazil, CNN has compiled all the important numbers you need to know about the soccer tournament.
0: The number of times that Bosnia-Herzegovina had played in the World Cup before 2014. The nation, which gained independence in 1992, won eight out of its 10 qualifying matches to win Group G and was led by captain Emir Spahic (front row, far right) and top scorer Edin Dzeko (back row, far right), but failed to make it out of the group stage of the tournament.
3: The number of finals reached by the Netherlands, which has yet to win a championship, including a loss to Spain in the 2010 World Cup. That is the most finals appearances by a country that has yet to win a championship. The team is led by captain and all-time top scorer Robin van Persie, who plays professionally in England for the Premier League's Manchester United.
5: The number of times Brazil has won the World Cup tournament, most recently in 2002, when Ronaldo scored two of his tournament-high eight goals in the 2-0 finals victory over Germany.
8: The number of former World Cup champions: Brazil (5), Italy (4), Germany (3), Argentina (2), Uruguay (2), France (1), England (1) and Spain (1), the last of which is defending champion, having beaten the Netherlands in 2010.
10: The jersey number worn by Brazilian great Pelé, starting when he was a 17-year-old player at the 1958 World Cup. He helped his country win the title that year and led them to two more World Cup championships in his career with titles in 1962 and 1970.
12: The matches of the 2014 World Cup are being played in 12 stadiums in 12 different Brazilian cities: Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Cuiaba, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Natal, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Sao Paulo.
32: The number of countries playing in the 2014 World Cup when the tournament began.
36: The highest tally of goals scored in qualifying by Germany and New Caledonia.
50: The world ranking of Cameroon going into the tournament. The country, which reached the quarterfinals in 1998 and was the lowest ranked side to make it through qualifying, was hoping to become the first African team to win the tournament, but lost all three of its group stage games.
87: The age of Alcides Ghiggia, the man who netted the winning goal for Uruguay against Brazil in the 1950 World Cup final.
145: The number of goals scored at the 2010 tournament, the lowest of any World Cup since the competition moved to a 64-game format.
245: The number of different television channels that showed the 2010 World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands.
990: The cheapest tickets for the 2014 World Cup final cost $440 while the most expensive are $990.
2,898: The number of yellow cards shown by referees during the qualifying campaign.
18,449: The number of volunteers who worked at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
199,854: The record attendance for a FIFA World Cup Finals match set at the Estádio do Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro in 1950. The stadium, which will host the 2014 final, has since been renovated and downsized to a capacity of 76,935.
390,600: The number of hot dogs sold at official venues in South Africa four years ago.
750,000: The liters of beer sold inside stadiums at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
1.7 million: The number of people who voted in a Brazilian online poll for "Fuleco," the winning name for the 2014 World Cup's mascot, a Brazilian three-banded armadillo. The name is a combination of the words "futebol" ("football") and "ecologia" ("ecology").
6.15 million: Ticket requests made during the first phase of ticket sales -- more than 70 percent of those from Brazil.
11.3 million: The population of São Paulo, Brazil's largest city, where the base camp for the United States national team is located.
317 million: The population of the U.S., the largest population of any qualifier.
576 million: The amount of the prize money pool in U.S. dollars allocated by FIFA, an increase from the $420 million allocated for 2010.
3.2 billion: The number of people worldwide who watched the 2010 World Cup -- 46.4 percent of the world.
14 billion: The total cost in U.S. dollars for Brazil to host the 2014 World Cup