More Goals Equals More Trees This FIFA World Cup

A local government in the state of Bahia has said it would plant 1,111 new trees for each goal scored in the FIFA Wold Cup.

updated: June 21, 2014 10:20 IST
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Everybody wins! Brazil's forest cover has seen a steady decline but goals this World Cup may address the problem to an extent. (This is an image from Rio Negro River in Sao Pedro, near Manaus, Brazil).

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Rio de Janeiro: The goals have been flying in at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador and are providing a boost to the environment in the process.

According to ESPN Brazil, the local government in the state of Bahia promised to plant 1,111 new trees for every goal scored in the World Cup venue, up to a maximum of 31,111.

"This quantity allows for an average of five goals per game, more than the World Cup average of 2.86," read a statement released by the local government, according to ESPN Brazil.

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