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:
The losing team has to kiss each other. #FakeWorldCupFacts— Jeffrey Wynn (@jwynn89) June 12, 2014
There is going to be a hologram nelson mandela at the opening ceremony, like the 2pac one from cochella #FakeWorldCupFacts— Kevin (@kflogan) June 12, 2014
#FakeWorldCupFacts England has talent— † Matthew. Ⓜ️ (@iLL_Philly96) June 12, 2014