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World Cup 2018 final in numbers: Global TV audience, Fifa’s revenue and cost of hosting tournament

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THE 2018 World Cup will go down as one of the most successful in history.

As France prepare to face underdogs Croatia, we crunch the numbers.

  Luka Modric and Ivan Perisic have been key performers for Croatia

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Luka Modric and Ivan Perisic have been key performers for CroatiaCredit: Getty Images – Getty
  Ivan Perisic celebrates helping Croatia into the World Cup final with his goal against England

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Ivan Perisic celebrates helping Croatia into the World Cup final with his goal against EnglandCredit: Alamy Live News

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This is Croatia’s first World Cup final.

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Croatia are only the third newcomers in a World Cup final in the last 40 years. In the previous two occasions, France and Spain both ended up winning.

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The numbers of goals France have conceded in the tournament.

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With a population of just 4.2 million, Croatia is the smallest nation in a World Cup final since Uruguay played Brazil at the Maracana in 1950.

  The Maracana Stadium in Brazil played host to the 1950 World Cup final, where Uruguay beat the hosts

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The Maracana Stadium in Brazil played host to the 1950 World Cup final, where Uruguay beat the hostsCredit: Getty – Contributor
  Teenager Kylian Mbappe has been outstanding for France

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Teenager Kylian Mbappe has been outstanding for FranceCredit: Alamy Live News


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Kylian Mbappe’s age.. he wasn’t even born when France triumphed in 1998.

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Years since Croatia gained independence from Yugoslavia at the end of a bloody war.

63

Percentage of fans around the world who are male, compared to 37 per cent female.

163

The number of goals scored in the 2018 World Cup with just the final to go

747

Cost in pounds of the most expensive ticket available to the public for Sunday. They are all sold out.

  Luzhniki Stadium lit up for the final

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Luzhniki Stadium lit up for the finalCredit: Getty – Contributor
  The 12 stadia used during the World Cup in Russia

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The 12 stadia used during the World Cup in RussiaCredit: AFP or licensors

81,000

Capacity of the Luzhniki Stadium which will host today’s final.

29million

The prize in pounds the winners receive from Fifa

1.1bn

Global TV audience for the final four years ago between Germany and Argentina.

3.4bn

The number of people around the world who have watched some of the World Cup this year – nearly half the total world population of 7.6bn, according to research company GlobalWebIndex.

Chelsea and France star Olivier Giroud goes to fans to sign autographs… but nobody appears to want it

4.6bn

How much money in pounds Fifa are expected to generate in revenue from this World Cup.

8.9bn

The bill in pounds  of hosting the World Cup, two-thirds of which has been met by the Russian Government.





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