20 May 2010

FIFA World Cup 2010 - Interesting Facts!

1930

Did you know- Uruguayan squad, the host country's team,claimed the first-ever Men's World Cup title over Argentina, 4-2.

1934

Did you into the World Cup II, Italy, the host country, was the first European team to win a World event. The following tournaments have been held as follows: 1938 in Paris, France (Europe), 1950 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil, Latin America), 1958 (Stockholm, Sweden, Europe), 1962 (Santiago, Chile, Latin America), 1966 London (England-Argentina, Europe), 1970 Mexico City (Mexico, Latin America), 1974 Munich (West Germany, Europe), 1978 Buenos Aires (South America), 1982 Barcelona (Spain, Europe) , 1986 in Mexico City (Mexico-United States North America), 1990 Rome (Italy, Europe), 1994 in Los Angeles (North America), 1998 in Paris (France, Europe), 2002 in Seoul and Tokyo ( Korea and Japan, Asia), 2006 Munich (Germany, Europe).

1950

Did you know- Bolivia competed in 1950 but not again until 1994 in the United States of America.

1974

Did you For the first time West Germany hosted the World Tournament in July 1974. Old Germany had been competitive in football.Beckenbauer, the host country, which has never finished below sixth place Franz since 1954 - has won X World Cup Tournament. Outside the Berlin Olympics (1936) and Munich Games (1972), this event was largest ever held in Germany. 1978

Did you know- Tunisia (Africa) placed ninth at the 1978 FIFA World Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1982

Did you know- At the 1982 FIFA World Tournament in Madrid (Spain), New Zealand, a rugby-loving nation, had the worst result for its region -Oceania- in World Cup's history. Unfortunately NZ placed 23rd. For the country, it was its first appearance in the universal event.

1990,

you know, the 1990 FIFA World Championship in Europe to the footballer Roger Milla, one of football's most respected sub-Saharan Africa in the 20th century helped his team to eighth place in Cameroon, the best result ever for an African country in the history of football.

2002 - 2010

Did you know that Brazil, one of the largest democracies in the world - have always been competitive in football since football 1950s.The Brazil has won five tournaments eighteen: Sweden's, Mexico 70, U.S. 94 and South Korea and Japan. In 1950 and 1998, Brazil was runner-up. In 2010, the Latin American countries are trying to become the first country to win six World Cups in football history.

2010

Did you know- The 19th global tournament will be held in South Africa, one of the youngest members of the FIFA. It'll be the largest event ever held in Africa. There's only event that rivals the FIFA World Cup: the Summer Olympics.


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