Some Awesome Facts about FIFA World Cup

Some Awesome Facts about FIFA World Cup

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2014 FIFA World Cup: Who will win the 2014 World Cup? Frenchman Lucien Laurent created history by scoring the first goal in the very first World Cup match held in Uruguay in 1930. However, Lucien was adjudged to be the first scorer, only after the settlement of a dispute which vouched for America Bart McGee to be the first one.

In the World Cup help in 1974, Chile Carlos Caszely was sent off from the field after having given a red card. This decision of the referee was said to be controversial though. He became the first player to be dismissed in this manner.

What about the youngest player to play in FIFA World Cup. Only 17 years and 41 days old was the age of this little football player named Norman Whiteside.

Hungary is known to have a score of 27 goals in the World Cup of 1954. However, it lost to West Germany 3 2.

Roger Milla from Cameroon is known to be the oldest player to participate in a World Cup Match. This man was responsible to lead his country in the World Cup of Italy 1990.

The country bringing home the World Cup for the most number of times is none other than Brazil. However, it could never win the title when hosting the tournament.

In the quarter finals of the World Cup held in the year 1958 is that, none of the losing teams scored even a single goal.

Probably, one of the funniest facts associated with the World Cup involves the penalty shootout of the great Italian footballer Giuseppe Meazza. In the year 1938, he got a chance of a penalty kick against Brazil. While he was about to do so, his shorts fell down. Despite this malfunction, he picked up his shorts, and made the goal beating the goalkeeper who was still laughing. This pushed Italy to the finals.

In the year 1950, India qualified for the World Cup in Brazil. However, they could not make it to the big event as they were accustomed to play barefoot, and FIFA required all players to wear shoes during matches.

The famous song entitled “Coup de Boule” (“Headbutt”), was inspired from what France Zinedine Zindane did during the World Cup final in 2006. He hit Italy Marco Materazzi chest with his head.

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