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12/06/2014 11:04 BST | Updated 12/06/2014 14:59 BST

World Cup 2014: The Best Of #FakeWorldCupFacts

On the day of its commencement, there's been a lot said on Twitter about the World Cup - some of it rather dubious.

The accepted rules, regulations and history of the great game appear to have been perverted by a host of people intent on spreading lies, deception and mistruths.

This chap thinks infanticide is rife in the host country...

And for some reason the Canadians are getting a lot of stick...

Even TV stations are in on it...

And this one might even be true...

Here's the rest of #FakeWorldCupFacts as it happens...