50 Quick Facts about the World Cup - download pdf or read online

By Wayne Wheelwright

ISBN-10: 1783337818

ISBN-13: 9781783337811

The global Cup is the world's largest wearing festival. From it is starting in Uruguay in 1930 via to this years match in Brazil, this e-book comprises evidence and trivialities that any soccer fan has to understand. every one event is roofed within with evidence 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 arrange your self during this international Cup 12 months by means of ensuring you move into the event armed with the proof that can assist you relish this mind-blowing carrying spectacle.

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The new format gave teams from outside of Europe and South America more chance to qualify and this saw the World Cup debuts of Algeria, Cameroon, Honduras, Kuwait and New Zealand. Italy would go on to win the tournament despite becoming the first nation to qualify from the group stage without winning a game. They defeated Brazil 3-1 in the final which saw the Italian Goalkeeper Dino Zoff become the oldest player to win the trophy at 40 years of age. The 1986 tournament was hosted by Mexico after Colombia had to resign from hosting duties due to economic issues.

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. 5cm tall and is made of 18 carat gold. 6lb and comprises of two figures holding up the earth.

Brazil’s offensive masterclass was too much for a stubborn Italian defensive set up to take in the second half with Gérson firing in a well hit shot for Brazil’s second before helping set up the third with a long free kick which was headed by Pelé into the path of an onrushing Jairzinho to finish. The fourth and final goal by Brazil’s Carlos Alberto was a masterpiece with 8 outfield players involved with a slick passing move that is widely regarded as one of the best World Cup goals of all time.

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