FIFA World Cups with the Highest Attendance
So, the United States isn’t into soccer, er, football, eh? Well, take a look at these stats (and this is before this year’s overwhelming and unprecedented American interest).
The 1994 World Cup hosted by the United States is the most attended World Cup of all time – both by average and total attendees, even though 12 fewer matches were played back then (52, rather than the 64 played since 1998 when the qualified field expanded to 32 teams from 24).
Over 3 million spectators took in live World Cup matches for the first time in 1994 – a number which now looks to be the standard following Germany in 2006 and South Africa in 2010. Attendance breached 2 million in Spain in 1982 for the first time and never looked back.
We’ll see what Brazil comes up with when all is said and done.
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FIFA WORLD CUP AVERAGE ATTENDANCE
|YEAR||HOST NATION||AVERAGE ATTENDANCE|
|11.||2002||South Korea / Japan||42,269|
FIFA WORLD CUP TOTAL ATTENDANCE
|YEAR||HOST NATION||TOTAL ATTENDANCE||MATCHES|
|5.||2002||South Korea / Japan||2,705,197||64|
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