68 days to go: Colossal crowds in USA

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ is getting closer – 68 days to go!

In less than three months' time – on 14 June, to be precise – the 21st FIFA World Cup™ kicks off at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, as the hosts take on Saudi Arabia.

That leaves us plenty of time to enjoy a countdown. Between now and the start of the World Cup, we will take a closer look at a different statistic from the history of the tournament each day.

68,991 - The 1994 FIFA World Cup USA™ was a memorable tournament in many ways. Innovations such as playing a first World Cup game in a stadium with a closed roof, the introduction of the back-pass rule and three points for a win are still in effect today. The 15th edition of the competition also raised the bar in terms of attendance.

In total approximately 3.36 million fans passed through the turnstiles in the nine stadiums in nine different cities. That produced an average of 68,991 spectators per game, a figure that may never be surpassed. Next on the list - though still some way behind - comes Brazil 2014 (53,592) and Germany 2006 (52,491).