Over 34 million fans have attended the 772 FIFA World Cup™ matches played since 1930, making for an average attendance of around 44,000 per game.

The record for a single World Cup match was set in Brazil, where a crowd of 173,850 crammed in to the Maracana to witness the hosts lose to Uruguay in the 1950 decider.

However, the best-attended edition was USA 1994, which saw a record 3,587,538 supporters - an average of almost 69,000 per game - turn out to take in the matches.