* The Brazilian Jô (Atletico Mineiro) is the soccer player with the shortest name ever at a World Cup soccer tournament.
* Brazil has twice as many Chelsea players in its soccer squad for the World Cup 2014 as England: 4 to 2.
* Alberto Zaccheroni, currently coach of team Japan, played in his soccer career for arch-rivals AC Milan and Internazionale. The Italian now selected one player of each club for his World Cup squad: Keisuke Honda of AC Milan and Yuto Nagatomo of Inter
* No country has won the Eurovision Song Contest and the World Cup in the same year. In 1982, West Germany was close by winning the song contest, but the German soccer team lost the World Cup final in Spain ...