12 Facts about the World Cup in Brazil That You Totally Shouldn’t Believe

June 12, 2014: The world – and the World Cup – would be a stranger place if the following 'facts' were true.

After going through all the strikes, protests, injuries and construction delays, Brazil will finally kick off the 2014 soccer World Cup on Thursday.

The host country will take on Croatia in the opening match in Sao Paulo.

In the wake of all the excitement and thrill, host Chris Hardwick of Midnight at Comedy Central asked his viewers to submit their ideas of “fake World Cup facts” online.

Predictably, Twitter had a field day and came up with the most ridiculous and unthinkable facts about soccer that will make you question your sanity.

Have a look at some of the most hilarious posts below: