The World Cup History—and in the making?!
All eye’s on the host Nation. But favorites to win: Brazil; Italy
Nederland’s and Germany—in that order, according to statistic’s—but according to fans, France and Portugal are favorites!
Who will it be… ?
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World Cup History!
Only 26% of the Host Nations make it to the Semi Finals in the World Cup.
FIFA hand out 8 awards including the Trophy, The Golden Ball Award
The Golden Shoe Award The Yashin Award The Best Young Player
The Fair Play Trophy Most Entertaining Team and The All Star Team
The first African team to reach a Quarter Final was Cameroon in 1990 where they narrowly lost 3-2 to England. The third placed goalscorer, France’s Justin Fontaine holds the record for the most
goals scored in a single World Cup. All 13 goals were scored in the 1958 tournament.
The 1st ever country to win the World Cup was Uruguay in 1930!
Countries in the Final since the beginning;
Brazil 7 finals 5 wins
Italy 6 finals 4 wins
Germany 7 finals 3 wins
Argentina 4 finals 2 wins
Uruguay 2 finals 2 wins
England 1 final 1 wins
France 1 final
Portugal no finals but they did make it to the Semi-Finals twice!
The New Zealand soccer
team is called: The All Whites!
FIFA no longer give the 18 Carat Solid Gold Trophy to the Winning
Team, the team keep the Trophy until the next Tournament and then
get handed a replica in plated Gold.
Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time! Winning is a habit.
Unfortunately, so is losing.
We still have a range of Bafana Bafana, South Africa & other FIFA approved 2010 World Cup memoribilia available