Download PDF by Wayne Wheelwright: 50 Quick Facts about the World Cup

Download PDF by Wayne Wheelwright: 50 Quick Facts about the World Cup

By Wayne Wheelwright

ISBN-10: 1783337818

ISBN-13: 9781783337811

The international Cup is the world's greatest carrying festival. From it is starting in Uruguay in 1930 via to this years match in Brazil, this ebook includes evidence and minutiae that any soccer fan has to grasp. each one event is roofed inside of with proof in regards to the most sensible scorers, the trophies, the best gamers to have made names for themselves at the grandest degree of all and masses extra. So organize your self during this international Cup 12 months through ensuring you cross into the event armed with the evidence that will help you take pleasure in this remarkable carrying spectacle.

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As well as their World Cup win, France have also won the European Championships twice, an Olympic tournament and two Confederations Cups. Les Bleus are along with Argentina the only national team to have won all of FIFA’s three major trophies. Argentina have won two World Cup’s and finished as defeated finalists twice. The team is known as La Secección or the Albicelestes (sky blue and whites). Argentina reached the first ever World Cup final where they were defeated 4-2 by Uruguay. Argentina have been dominant in the Copa America and have won the competition 14 times.

The 1986 tournament was hosted by Mexico after Colombia had to resign from hosting duties due to economic issues. 1986 saw the format of the competition change again with there now being just the one group stage before changing into a straight knockout competition. Canada Denmark and Iraq made their debuts in the 1986 tournament with Iraq playing all their home qualifying matches on neutral ground due to the war. The tournament was also the first appearance of the Mexican Wave which has gone on to be used by football fans all around the world.

After Brazil won the trophy for the third time in 1970 they were rewarded by being able to keep the trophy. It was kept at the Brazilian Football Confederation headquarters in Rio de Janeiro until it was stolen on 20th December 1983. The Jules Rimet Trophy has never been recovered. After Brazil were allowed to keep the Jules Rimet Trophy, FIFA commissioned a new trophy to be built for the 1974 World Cup. Out of the 53 submissions from seven different countries, the job of designing the trophy went to Italian artist Silvio Gazzaniga.

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