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10 Interesting Facts about Football to Get Your Kids Hooked

Being a parent, you want your kids to be informed and interested in the world around them. Football can be an exciting and educational way to get your kids from 5 to 8 years old engaged with the world. Here are 10 interesting facts about the sport to help get your kids excited about it.

1. Football is the most popular sport in the world, with an estimated 4 billion fans worldwide.
2. There are 11 players on each team, all of whom have a specific role in the game.
3. The longest football game recorded was 11 hours, 35 minutes, and was played between Technical University and the University of Michigan back in 1923.
4. The most goals scored in a single match was 149, achieved by AS Adema in a match against Stade Olympique de L’emyrne in Madagascar in 2002.
5. The oldest professional football team in the world is Notts County, which was founded in 1862.
6. The first international football match ever played was between Scotland and England in 1872.
7. The first-ever football trophy was the FA Cup, which was established in 1872.
8. The longest throw-in ever recorded belonged to Erwin Sanchez of Bolivia, who threw the ball 56.37 metres in 1999.
9. The oldest football stadium still in use is the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, which was built in 1937.
10. The most expensive transfer in the history of the game was when Neymar moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint Germain for a record fee of €222 million in August of 2017.
These are just some of the interesting facts about football that will pique your kids' interest in the sport. Be sure to keep your kids up to date with all the latest news, facts, and scores to keep them excited and engaged.

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