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Monday, June 20, 2011

Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information - FIFA world Cup


http://www.funtrivia.com/img/i/vs_red.gif FIFA World Cup
http://www.funtrivia.com/img/i/vs_red.gifFranz Beckenbauer was the captain of Germany when they defeated The Netherlands in the final match of World Cup 1974. His skill and finesse when playing ball earned him the nickname _________ ?

Kaiser. The 'Kaiser' Beckenbauer led Germany to an astounding 2-1 victory over The Netherlands. In World Cup Italy 1990, coaching Germany, he became the first person to win the World Cup as Captain and then Coach.
http://www.funtrivia.com/img/i/vs_red.gifWhich of the World Cup winners have never won the title when hosting the tournament?

Brazil. Brazil hosted the World Cup in 1950, but bowed to Uruguay in the final match (2-1) before a capacity crowd of 174,000 spectators. All the other cup winners - Uruguay (30), Italy (34), England (66), Germany (74), Argentina (78)and France (98) - have won the World Cup when they were the host nation.
http://www.funtrivia.com/img/i/vs_red.gifKorea-Japan in 2002 will be World Cup XVII. How many nations have won the title 'World Champion'?

7. Only seven countries have won the World Cup: Brazil (58-62-70-94), Italy (34-38-82), Germany (54-74-90), Uruguay (30-50), Argentina (78-86) England (66) and France (98).
http://www.funtrivia.com/img/i/vs_red.gifIn World Cup of Mexico 1970, Brazil was the first country to win the competition three times and was thus entitled to keep definitely the cup trophy. What was the name of this trophy?

Jules Rimet. Originally named 'Victoire aux Ailes d'Or', the golden statuette, designed by french sculptor Abel Lafleur, was renamed 'Jules Rimet' in 1946 in honor of the first president of FIFA, for his efforts in mantaining alive the spirit of soccer during the WWII.
http://www.funtrivia.com/img/i/vs_red.gifWhich city holds the title of World Cup Capital?

Mexico City . 'A total of 460 venues hosted at least one match. Mexico City is the World Cup Capital as it has hosted the highest number of matches, 74 (23 in final phases). Seoul is 2nd with 54 matches a record for preliminaries - followed by Singapore (48), Montevideo (47), Doha (46), Tegucigalpa (43), Dublin and Paris (42 each).' (quoted from www.fifa.com)
http://www.funtrivia.com/img/i/vs_red.gifCameroon had a surprising performance in the World Cup of Italy 1990, reaching the quarter-finals, something never before achieved by an African team, but was eliminated by England 3-2 (extra time). The star player of Cameroon was remarkably old for a professional soccer player, and holds the title of oldest player to participate in a World Cup match. Who is this player?

Milla. Roger Milla led Cameroon in the World Cup of Italy 1990. When he played for Cameroon against Russia in World Cup USA 1994 (on June 28, 1994), he was 42 years and 39 days of age.
http://www.funtrivia.com/img/i/vs_red.gifWhat player, in the World Cup of Mexico 1986, scored a goal 'with his head and the hand of God'?

Maradona. Maradona, possibly the best soccer player in the world after Pele, was the star of Argentina in the conquest of their second World Cup, defeating Germany in the last match. Germany would have revenge over the Argentinians in the following World Cup of Italy 1990, when even in spite of Maradona, Matthaus' Germany won the final 1-0.
http://www.funtrivia.com/img/i/vs_red.gifWho is the only person that has won a World Cup medal 4 times?

Zagallo. Zagallo was two times Cup winner as a player (Sweden 1958 and Chile 1962), one as coach (Mexico 1970) and one as Assistant Coach (USA 1994). He was also coach of the Brazilian Team in the World Cup France-98, but saw the host country team win the final match 3-0.
http://www.funtrivia.com/img/i/vs_red.gifWhich country hosted the first World Cup finals?

Uruguay. 13 teams (Argentina, Chile, France, Mexico, Yugoslavia, Brazil, Bolivia, Uruguay, Romania, Peru, USA, Paraguay and Belgium) participated in the first World Cup in history. This was the only Cup not to have a preliminary {round;} all the participants entered by invitation.
http://www.funtrivia.com/img/i/vs_red.gifWhere will World Cup 2006 be held?

Germany. Germany narrowly edged South Africa 12-11 in a controversial round of voting at the FIFA in July 2000. Brazil withdrew their bid. France held the World Cup in 1998.
http://www.funtrivia.com/img/i/vs_red.gifWhere was the World Cup held in 2002?

Japan and Korea. For the first time, the World Cup was held in two countries at the same time. It was also the first time it was held in Asia.
http://www.funtrivia.com/img/i/vs_red.gifWho won the World Cup in 1998?

France. France beat Brazil 3-0 in the final.
http://www.funtrivia.com/img/i/vs_red.gifHow many times has the host country won the World Cup?

6. Uruguay (1930), Italy (1934), England (1966), Germany (1974), Argentina (1978) and France (1998) have won on home soil.
http://www.funtrivia.com/img/i/vs_red.gifWhat is the largest number of goals scored by a single player during a World Cup?

13. Frenchman Just Fontaine scored 13 goals during the 1958 World Cup in Sweden. However, German Gerd Muller scored a total of 4 over 2 events (1970 and 1974).
http://www.funtrivia.com/img/i/vs_red.gifWorld Cup final : which country has lost the most finals?

Germany. Germany lost the final in 1966, 1982 and 1986. Fortunately, they have also won three (1954, 1974 and 1990).
http://www.funtrivia.com/img/i/vs_red.gifWho has won the most Soccer World Cups?

Brazil. Brazil has won the World Cup four times (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002).
http://www.funtrivia.com/img/i/vs_red.gifWho won the first World Cup?

Uruguay. Hosts Uruguay won the first World Cup in 1930. Few European teams took part since the voyage had to be undertaken by boat.
http://www.funtrivia.com/img/i/vs_red.gifWhere was the first World Cup played?

Uruguay. 
http://www.funtrivia.com/img/i/vs_red.gifWhen was the first Soccer World Cup played ?

1930.
 
http://www.funtrivia.com/img/i/vs_red.gifIn the World Cup Finals in 1978, Ramon Quiroga, a goalkeeper playing in a game for Peru was booked for what?

For a foul in the opponent's half of the field. 
http://www.funtrivia.com/img/i/vs_red.gifErik Nilsson of Sweden and Alfred Bickel of Switzerland are known in the history of the Finals for what?

The only players to play before and after World War II. 
http://www.funtrivia.com/img/i/vs_red.gifWhich player returned to playing football just weeks before the 1982 World Cup Finals, due to him being suspended for two years for a bribery scandal?

Paolo Rossi. Paolo Rossi ended up being the top scorer of the Finals and a World Cup Winner. (Italy 3 West Germany 1).
http://www.funtrivia.com/img/i/vs_red.gifEvery letter in the alphabet has been used for players surnames who have competed in the Finals. True or False?

True . 
http://www.funtrivia.com/img/i/vs_red.gifWhen Daniel Passarella was coach of Argentina, what kind of players would he not select for the team?

Players with long hair or earrings. As long as a player performs - who cares what they are or what they look like.
http://www.funtrivia.com/img/i/vs_red.gifHow old was the Cameroon player, Roger Milla, when he scored a goal against Russia in 1994?

42. 
http://www.funtrivia.com/img/i/vs_red.gifWhat is unusual about the feat achieved by the Hungarian player, Laszlo Kiss, which has only happened once in the World Cup Finals?

He is the only substitute to score a hat-trick. When Hungary beat El Salvaldor 10-1 in 1982.
http://www.funtrivia.com/img/i/vs_red.gifHow long did it take for Jose Batista to get sent off for Uruguay against Scotland in the 1986 World Cup Finals?

56 seconds. He holds the dubious record of the fastest sending off in the Finals.
http://www.funtrivia.com/img/i/vs_red.gifFerenc Puskas was the last player to play for two different countries in the World Cup Finals, Hungary in 1954 and Spain in 1962. True or False?

False 
. Robert Prosinecki played for Yugoslavia in 1990 and Croatia in 1998.
http://www.funtrivia.com/img/i/vs_red.gifWhat was introduced for the first time in the World Cup in Mexico in 1970?

Substitutes plus Red and Yellow Cards. 
http://www.funtrivia.com/img/i/vs_red.gifWhich country hosted the World Cup in 1994?

U.S.A.. 
http://www.funtrivia.com/img/i/vs_red.gifWhich team won the cup in 1990?

Germany. 1-0 against Argentina in the final game.