2018 FIFA World Cup – Russia
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1930: FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men’s national association football teams, was the Inaugural FIFA World Cup; which took place in Uruguay (already a two-time world champion at that time). The participating countries were Belgium, France, Romania, Yugoslavia, Argentina, Bolivia Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay Peru, USA, Mexico.
1950: After the war competition resumed, in Brazil, with First ever British participants for the FIFA World Cup (British teams withdrew from FIFA in 1920). The 1930 champions, Uruguay who had boycotted the previous two World Cups, saw a return; and they became champions for the second time. Roughly 200,000 people attended which, at that time, became a record for the highest attendance at any sporting match.
1954: The first to be televised, World Cup, was held in Switzerland. The most top scoring game in World Cup history was, when Austria defeated Switzerland 7-5, in that game.
1958: All four British teams qualified for the final round.
1966: The 1966 World Cup, first to embrace marketing, was hosted by England. A mascot and official logo were features for the first time. The stolen trophy was found a week later by a dog named “Pickles”! England won the tournament.1974: There was a newly designed trophy for the 1974 edition held in West Germany. The West German hosts won the competition by beating the Netherlands 2–1 in the final.
1986: Mexico, hosting the 1986 World Cup, became the first nation to hold two World Cups.
1990: The Republic of Ireland, with their first appearance in the tournament, became the furthest a team to ever advance in the world cup without winning a game; i.e. the first team to reach the quarter-finals without winning a single game (four draws, with a penalty shoot-out win in the second round)!
2002: The year of the youngest player ever, with a preliminary game field at 13 years, 310 days, to take to a World Cup became Togolese Souleymane Mamam. The 2002 World Cup had been in two different countries, South Korea and Japan, for the first time in the history of soccer.
2014: The highest number of people to turn in to watch the world cup final, almost half of the world’s population, was 3.2 billion people.
2018: Russia to host the World Cup, for the first time, will be marked this year. Up until now, the World FIFA Cup has been played 20 times, Brazil holding the most titles with five victories, while Italy and Germany close behind with for each.
The most number of draws (21), in the World Cup history, has been with the Italians.
The most World Cup losses (25), though with 14 wins and 14 draws, has been Mexico.
The most goals ever scored by one player (5), in a World Cup match, is by Oleg Salenko of Russia.
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