A general view shows the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro prior to a Group B football match between Spain and Chile during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 18, 2014. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
By TIME Video
June 21, 2014

The World cup is a massive operation. It takes billions of dollars to pull off, years of planning, and thousands of workers for huge construction operations. Not to mention the total cost for security and safety. In this year’s World Cup, it’s estimated that Brazil has spent over 855 Million for security and safety during the games. Here are some of the mind-blowing World Cup Figures.

1. Teams Participating: 32

2. Total Number of Israeli Drones Monitoring the Games: 4

3. Total Number of Matches: 64

4. Number of Tickets Sold: 1.6 Million

For more interesting World Cup facts, check out the video above.


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