50 Quick Facts about the World Cup by Wayne Wheelwright

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By Wayne Wheelwright

The area Cup is the world's largest carrying pageant. From it truly is starting in Uruguay in 1930 via to this years event in Brazil, this booklet includes evidence and trivialities that any soccer fan has to understand. each one match is roofed within with evidence in regards to the best scorers, the trophies, the best gamers to have made names for themselves at the grandest degree of all and lots more and plenty extra. So organize your self during this global Cup 12 months by means of ensuring you move into the match armed with the evidence that can assist you enjoy this unbelievable carrying spectacle.

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Franz Beckenbauer of Germany broke his collarbone but played on with his arm in a sling as Germany had no remaining substitutions. In injury time at the end of the game Karl-Heinz Schnellinger equalised for Germany taking the game into extra time. The extra time was a frantic affair and Germany took the lead through Gerd Müller in the 94th minute, Italy equalised 4 minutes later through Tarcisio Burgnich before Luigi Riva put the Italians back into the lead. Gerd Müller scored again to level the scores in the 110th minute but as the replays of Müller’s goal were being shown Boninsegna sent in a cross for Luigi Riva to score from sending Italy through to the final with the 4-3 win.

The competition was won by Brazil who defeated Germany 2-0 in the final. The 2006 tournament was hosted by Germany. The bidding process was marred by controversy with the Oceania delegate abstaining from voting due to “intolerable pressure”. Had the delegate voted for South Africa as instructed the tournament would likely have been played there. Angola, Côte d’Ivoire, Czech Republic, Ghana, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine and Serbia and Montenegro made their debuts at this tournament. Italy won the tournament to become 4 time champions defeating France on a penalty shoot-out after a 1-1 draw.

During an exhibition at Westminster Central Hall in England in 1966 the Jules Rimet Trophy was stolen only to be found a week later wrapped in newspaper under a garden hedge by a dog named Pickles. 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.

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