Saturday, May 8, 2010

World Cup Trivia 1


Did you know....


The first team of the World Cup in 1930 consisted of a 2-3-5 formation with seven Uruguary players included.


The first goalkeeper award was given to Belgium goalkeeper Michel Preud'homme in 1994. The trophy is commonly known as the Yashin Award.

The 1st goal of the World Cup finals was scored in 1930 from Frenchman Lucien Laurent against Mexico.

The 1000th goal of the World Cup finals was scored in 1978 from the penalty spot by Rob Rensenbrink against Scotland.

The 2000th goal of the World Cup finals was scored in 2006 from Swede Marcus Allb├Ąck against England.

Brazil have qualified for every World Cup Finals since 1930, winning five of the tournaments.


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