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15 Amazing Things You Didn't Know about the FIFA World Cup

15tH Amazing Things You Didn't Know About The FIFA World Cup Oracle-topus An octopus in Germany named Paul was used as an oracle to predict matches during the 2010 world cup. His predictions had a success rate of 85%, predicting the outcome of 11 out of 13 matches accurately. Golden Boot Just Fontaine holds the record for having the highest number of goals ever scored by a single player in the World Cup tournament. The French striker scored 13 goals in just six matches when playing the world cup in 1958. The Maracanazo One of the biggest upsets in FIFA history was the final between Uruguay and Brazil in 1950's World Cup final when Uruguay defeat- ed the host 2-1. The match, dubbed Maracanazo (The Maracana Blow) had the largest stadium attendance on record in FIFA history with 199,854 attendees. Billions of eyes watching The last world cup was viewed by nearly 3.2 billion people around the world, nearly half the entire world's popu- lation! Biggest Scoreline In 1982, Hungary beat HUNGRIA 1O EL SALVADOR El Salvador 10-1 in Elche, Spain marking the record for having the biggest scoreline in the World Cup finals. The Crown Jule In 1970, Brazil became the first country ever to win the World Cup competition three times in a row and was thus awarded the enti- tlement to keeping their trophy forever. The name of the trophy was Jules Rimet, after the president of FIFA back in 1946. Silent Quarter Finals During the 1958 world cup, every single losing team in the quarter finals lost their games without scoring any goals at all. ZERO! Fastest Final Goal In the 1962 World Cup finals, the fastest goal ever scored was by Vaclav Masek which was done in just 15 seconds! Four times the charm Zagallo is the only player to have won a World Cup medal 4 times. Twice as a player (Sweden 1958 and Chile 1962) and also as Coach and Assistant Coach (Mexico 1970 and USA 1994 respectively). ZASA No Expense Spared The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is going to be the most expensive World Cup ever hosted with an estimated cost of between 14-16 BILLION US DOLLARS! By Contrast, here are t the previ- ous World Cup costs: 1994 USA: USS 30 million 1998 France: US$340 million 2002 Japan/South Korea: US$ 5 billion 2006 Germany: US$ 6 billion 2010 South Africa: US$ 4 bil- lion Hand of God In the 1986 FIFA world cup quarter finals, Diego Mara- dona scored what went on to be known as the goal of the century according to Fi- fa.com polls - and went on to win the World Cup. The goal was scored using his hand and was decisive in the 2-1 victory against England. Golden Goalie Oliver Kahn of Germany is the only goalkeeper in the history of FIFA World to have won the Golden Ball trophy. VIVA LA Brazil Brazil is the only coun- try to have appeared in every finals tourna- ment. They have ap- peared for the last 18 tournaments, won five of them and will be ap- pearing in the 2010 World Cup as well. Ultimate All rounder Legendary cricketer Sir Viv Richards is the only sportsman to have ever played both the football and Cricket World Cups in his career. Temper Temper During the 1930 World Cup semifinal between the United States and Argenti- na, an American trainer ran inside the field to argue with the referee. In a fit of rage, he threw the medical bag to the ground, unknow- ingly breaking a bottle of chloroform and ended up fainting from the fumes. FOOTBALL WORLDCUP MATCH SCHEDULE GROUP STAGE Thursday 12 June Watch Live Group A O Brazil VS Croatia Watch Anywhere Friday 13 June Watch Live Group A II Mexico VS Cameroon A Watch Anywhere Watch Live Group B E Spain VS (Netherlands Watch Anywhere Watch Live Group B L Chile VS Australia Watch Anywhere Saturday 14 June Watch Live Group C Columbia VS Greece Watch Anywhere Watch Live Group D E Uruguay VS Costa Rica Watch Anywhere Watch Live Group D + England VS Italy II Watch Anywhere Watch Live Group C II Côte D'Ivoire) VS Japan • Watch Anywhere Sunday 15 June Watch Live Group E + Switzerland VS Ecuador Watch Anywhere Watch Live Group E II France VS Honduras Watch Anywhere Bosnia and VS Herzegovina Watch Live Group F E Argentina Watch Anywhere Monday 16 June Watch Live Group G Germany VS Portugal Watch Anywhere Watch Live Group F Iran VS Nigeria II Watch Anywhere Watch Live Group G Ghana VS USA Watch Anywhere Tuesday 17 June Watch Live Group H TI Belgium VS Algeria Watch Anywhere Watch Live Group A Brazil VS Mexico l Watch Anywhere Watch Live Group H Russia VS ( Korea Republic : Watch Anywhere Wednesday 18 June Watch Live Group B *A Australia VS (Netherlands Watch Anywhere Watch Live E Spain OVS Chile Group B Watch Anywhere Watch Live Group A E Cameroon VS Croatia Watch Anywhere Thursday 19 June Watch Live Group C Columbia VS Côte D'Ivoire II Watch Anywhere Watch Live Group D Uruguay VS England + Watch Anywhere Watch Live Group C • Japan VS Greece Watch Anywhere Friday 20 June TI Italy Watch Live Group D VS Costa Rica Watch Anywhere Watch Live Group E + Switzerland ) VS France II Watch Anywhere Watch Live Group E Z Honduras VS Greece Watch Anywhere Saturday 21 June Watch Live Group F Argentina VS Iran = Watch Anywhere Watch Live Group G Germany VS Ghana Watch Anywhere Bosnia and VS Herzegovina Watch Live Group F II Nigeria Watch Anywhere Sunday 22 June Watch Live Group H TI Belgium VS Russia Watch Anywhere Watch Live Group H : Korea VS Algeria Watch Anywhere Watch Live Group G E USA VS Portugal Watch Anywhere Monday 23 June Watch Live Group B Netherlands) VS Chile Watch Anywhere Watch Live Group B *A Australia VS Spain Watch Anywhere Watch Live Group A Cameroon VS Brazil Watch Anywhere Watch Live Group A E Croatia OVS Mexico l Watch Anywhere Tuesday 24 June Watch Live Group D TI Italy VS Uruguay Watch Anywhere Watch Live Group D Costa Rica OVS England + Watch Anywhere Watch Live Group C Japan VS Colombia Watch Anywhere Watch Live Group C Greece VS (Côte D'ivoire II Watch Anywhere Wednesday 25 June Watch Live Group F TI Nigeria VS Argentina Watch Anywhere Bosnia and Watch Live Group F VS Iran Herzegovina Watch Anywhere Watch Live Group E = Honduras VS ( Switzerland + Watch Anywhere Watch Live Group E E Ecuador O VS France II Watch Anywhere Thursday 26 June Watch Live Group G Portugal VS Ghana Watch Anywhere Watch Live Group G E USA VS Germany Watch Anywhere Watch Live Group H : Korea VS Belgium II Watch Anywhere Watch Live Group H I Algeria VS Russia Watch Anywhere Best VPN Service search find & get the best Created by BestVPNService.com Sources: • http://www.ussoxcerplayers.com/2014/03/100-things-you-should-know-about-the-world-cup.htm! • http://blcacherreport.com/articles/1868621-50 things you-need to know-about-the 2014-fifa-world cup in brazil/page/4 • http://www.funtriviacom/en/Sports/FIFA-World-Cup-627.html • http://www.sportskeedo.com/slideshow/football-10-things probably didnt-know-fifa world-cup/timgid=7375&ref=slide next • http:/www.sportskeeda.com/football/some-exciting-fifa-world-cup-facts-and-incidents/?ref=homepage-recent-12 • http://football.sporting99.com/trivia-on-the-ffa world cuphtml • http://www.fifa.com/dassicfootball/history/

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