Sheep Counting is an official sport in Australia.
The BBC broadcast the first live televised football match in October 1946.
The World Sauna Championships were an annual contest for endurance held in Finland, from 1999 to 2010.
The Tour de France has "unwritten rules" to promote good sportsmanship.
There's a 150-year-old oak tree at the center of a soccer field in Estonia.
In 1970, El Salvador and Honduras went to war for only 100 hours. The war coincided with a FIFA World Cup Qualifier.
Australia's National Soccer team is called "The Socceroos".
Iran women's national soccer team fielded up to 8 men awaiting sex change operations in 2015.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who created Sherlock Holmes, was a founder and the first goalkeeper of soccer club Portsmouth FC.
Soccer player Pelé has his own day every year in Santos, Brazil. On November 19, Pelé day remembers the date of his 1,000th goal.
Soccer player Edson Arantes do Nascimento, most known as Pelé, was named after Thomas Edison.
A refereeing decision in a soccer match between Argentina and Peru in 1964 led to a riot in which 300 fans were killed.