Sunday, May 9, 2010

World Cup Trivia - 2

Who says there is no such thing as home advantage? - Out of the 19 World Cups so far, 6 have been won by the host country.

Bora Milutinovic coached in every tournament between 1986 and 2002 - but for different teams: Mexico, Costa Rica, USA, Nigeria and China.

No European team has won a World Cup played outside of Europe...hmmm...can it be different this time??

Two players have scored in four successive finals tournaments? Both Pele of Brazil and Uwe Seeler of West Germany have scored in the finals of 1958, 1962, 1966 & 1970.

Cameroon's Roger Milla is the oldest player at the World Cup - he was 42 years and 39 days old when he played his last match against Russia in 1994. Northern Ireland's Norman Whiteside is the youngest ever finals player, being just 17 years and 41 days when he took the field against Yugoslavia in 1982.

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