The 2022 FIFA World Cup will kick off in Qatar and for the first time it will be held in November/December as opposed to June/July.
Some of the world’s greatest footballers will display their skills and look forward to bring home the trophy and they will also be keen on setting new records along the way.
Here is a list of of records that may be very difficult for this players to break:
1. HIGHEST ATTENDANCE IN A WORLD CUP MATCH
The highest attendance for a FIFA World Cup game was set in 1950 in Brazil at the Maracana Stadium as 173,830 people watched the final between Brazil and Uruguay.
Uruguay lifted the Jules Rimet trophy after beating the host Brazil 2-1. This record will be very difficult to break due to the fact that modern day stadiums aren’t as big as they used to be.
2. YOUNGEST COACH TO MANAGE A WORLD CUP SIDE
This record is held by Argentina’s Juan Jose Tramutola, who was 27 years and 267 days old when his Argentina side played France at the 1930 World Cup.
This record will be very difficult to break because most of the countries usually appoint managers with experience rather than young aspiring coaches.
3. MOST GOALS SCORED IN A WORLD CUP MATCH
Oleg Salenko holds the record for the most goal scored in a single match at the FIFA World Cup after he scored five goals against Cameroon at the 1994 World Cup in USA.
4. MOST GOALS SCORED IN A SINGLE TOURNAMENT
French legend Just Fontaine holds this record after he scored 13 goals in the 1958 World Cup.
5. FASTEST GOAL IN A WORLD CUP MATCH
The fastest goal ever scored in a world Cup game was scored by Turkey’s Hakan Sukur at the 2002 World Cup. Sukur scored 10.8 seconds in to Turkey’s game against joint host South Korea.
6. MOST GOALS SCORED IN A FINALS
Former Germany International Miroslav Klose holds this record after he scored 16 goals between the 2002 World Cup and the 2014 World Cup.
7. FASTEST HAT-TRICK IN A WORLD CUP MATCH
Laszlo Kiss of Hungary holds this record after he scored three goals in 8 minutes against El Salvador at the 1982 World Cup. He also holds the record of scoring a hat-rick as a substitute.
8. FASTEST RED CARD IN A WORLD CUP MATCH
The record for the fastest red card in a FIFA World Cup is held by Uruguay’s Jose Batista who was sent off after just 56 seconds in their game against Scotland at the 1986 World Cup.
9. MOST CONSECUTIVE WINS IN A WORLD CUP
Brazil hold the record for the most consecutive wins after winning 11 straight matches from the 2002 World Cup to the 2006 World Cup.
Brazil won the 2002 World Cup on their way into setting this record, after beating Germany 2-0 in the final.
10. MOST CONSECUTIVE LOSSES IN A WORLD CUP
Mexico hold this record after the lost 9 straight matches from 1930-1958. The streak started with a 4-1 defeat against France in 1930 and ended with a 3-0 defeat to Sweden at the 1958 finals.
Only one out of this record can be broken, that is if defending champions France can go all the way to the finals again, they might eclipse Brazil’s consecutive win record of 11.