Interesting facts about football-soccer
- In the early days of the game referees used to wave a handkerchief to control the players, whistles were introduced in the game only in the late 1870s. This is rather strange because this means players had to be extra careful in the pitch, handkerchief is not something one would really use to control a bunch of people who are competing with each other. It is just a piece of cloth so what happens if the players did not notice when the referee is waving it. I guess it would’ve worked back then or maybe the players were more disciplined back then, who knows. I am glad they introduced the whistles later on, that way it makes everyone’s job easy.
- More than 80% of the world soccer balls are produced in Pakistan. This is a very interesting fact and at the same time awkwardly strange because who would’ve thought that Pakistan produces a large percentage of the soccer balls. I didn’t even know that Pakistan had a soccer national team, let alone produce these balls on a global level so I had to google it and do my research. Geez! I know I’m so ignorant I know but you can’t blame me, after all I am new at this soccer thing. Out of curiosity, did they qualify for the FIFA world Cup 2018 in Russia? Well I guess they did, or maybe not, but that’s not important. The important thing is that they produce 80% of the world soccer balls. That means other countries only produce 20% of the balls. Oh, and they have to share that 20% right? If my maths skills serve me right, then I think I’m correct.