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Some interesting facts and figures about FIFA world cup

Some facts and figures about world cup for your knowledge friends:


WHICH COUNTRY  HAVE  WON THE WORLD CUP TILL DATE AND HOW MANY TIMES?.
1. Brazil – 4 times(1958,1962,1970,1994,2002)
2. Italy – 3 times(1934,1938,1982,2006)
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3. Germany – 3 times(1954, 1974,1990)
4. Argentina – 2 times(1978, 1986)
5. Uruguay – 2 times(1930, 1950)
6. France – 1 time(1998)
7. England – 1 time(1966)
8. Spain – 1 time(2010)


Who is the leading scorer in WORLD CUP ?
1. RONALDO (BRAZIL) : 19 GAMES – 15 GOALS
2. MIROSLAV KLOSE (GERMANY) : 19 GAMES – 14 GOALS
3. GERD MULLER (GERMANY) : 13 GAMES – 14 GOALS
4. JUST FONTEN (FRANCE) : 6 GAMES – 13 GOALS
5. PELE (BRAZIL) : 14 GAMES – 12 GOALS
6. SANDOR KOKSIK (HUNGARY) :  5 GAMES – 11 GOALS
7. JERGEN CLEANSMAN(GERMANY) : 17 GAMES – 11 GOALS
8. HELMUT RAHN (GERMANY) :  10 GAMES – 10 GOALS
9. GABRIEL BATISTUTTA (ARGENTINA) : 12 GAMES – 10 GOALS
10. GARRY LINEKER (ENGLAND) : 12 GAMES -  10 GOALS
11. TIYOFILLO QUBILAS (PERU) : 13 GAMES – 10 GOALS
12. GREJGORJ LATO (POLAND) :  20 GAMES – 10 GOALS


Who were the GOLDEN BOOT winners in different world cup?
PAULO  ROSSI (ITALY) – 1982
DIEGO MARADONA (ARGENTINA) – 1986
SALVATORE SILACHI (ITLAY)- 1990
ROMARIO (BRAZIL)- 1994
RONALDO (BRAZIL) – 1998
OLIVER KAHN (GERMANY) – 2002
ZINEDINE ZIDA161NE (FRANCE) – 2006
DIEGO  FORLAN (URUGUAY) – 2010

Number of Appearances of different countries including this world cup
Algeria – 4 appearances
Argentina – 16 appearances
Australia – 4 appearances
Belgium – 12 appearances
Bosnia and herzgovenaa – 1 appearance
Brazil – 20 appearances
Cameroon – 7 appearances
Chille – 9 appearances
Colombia – 5 appearances
Coastarica – 4 appearances
Ivory Coast – 3 appearances
Croatia – 4 appearances
Ecquador- 3 appearances
England – 14 appearances
France – 14 appearances
Germany – 18 appearances
Ghana – 3 appearances
Greece – 3 appearances
Hondurus – 3 appearances
Iran – 4 appearances
Italy – 18 appearances
Japan – 5 appearances
South korea – 9 appearances
Mexico – 15 appearances
Netherlands – 10 appearances
Nigeria- 5 appearances
Portugal – 6 appearances
Russia – 10 appearances
Spain – 14 appearances
Switzerland – 10 appearances
America – 10 appearances
Uruguay – 12 appearances

Some interesting FIFA World Cup Facts..
1. Brazil is the only Country to have appeared in every World Cup tournament since 1930.

2. The fastest red card in the World Cup history was Uruguay’s Jose Baptista who lasted a full 56 seconds in 1986 against Scotland before being sent off.

3. One funny World Cup soccer fact is that India withdrew from the competition in 1950 when they weren't allowed to play barefoot in the tournament.

4. Fastest goal in World Cup history was scored by Turkey's Hakan Sukur, 11 seconds into the game against South Korea during the 2002 World Cup.

5. Germany has made the semi finals the most times. Germany has advanced to the final four teams in 12 different World Cups.

6. Hungary holds the record for scoring most goals when they beat El Salvador 10:1 in 1982.

7. The World Cup was not played in 1942 and 1946 because of World War.

8. Two World Cup finals have been decided on penalties. Brazil beat Italy in 1994, and Italy beat France in 2006.

9. No host Country had ever been eliminated during the first round, until South Africa in 2010.

10. First goalkeeper to win the  Most Valuable Player award was the German goalkeeper Oliver Kahn during the 2002 Fifa World.

11.During the 2nd world war, the trophy lay in a shoebox under the fifa president's bed, so tht nazis won't take it.

12.The host country never defeated in  opening match of world cup.

13.The most cards in world cup history is in the name ofZinedine  Zidane 2 red,4 yellow.


                                                                                                    Compiled by : Prem kumar shrestha

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