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Chances are, you're going to find yourself hemmed into a 5-man-deep queue for the bar this Saturday around the time of 23:47.

Once you've exhausted all your observations about England v Italy, and brought up some historical trivia, you're going to a little extra in your football conversation arsenal.

We've got you covered. From the fastest World Cup goal to the number of World Cups Pele won - these 50 facts are going to help you through many awkward bar queues in the next few weeks.

That, or you could always discuss the quality of the pub's cheese board.

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