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The global Cup is the world's greatest wearing festival. From it truly is starting in Uruguay in 1930 via to this years match in Brazil, this ebook includes evidence and trivialities that any soccer fan has to grasp. each one match is roofed inside of with proof concerning the best scorers, the trophies, the best gamers to have made names for themselves at the grandest degree of all and lots more and plenty extra. So arrange your self during this global Cup yr by means of ensuring you cross into the event armed with the evidence that will help you savor this superb carrying spectacle.
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The 1978 tournament was hosted by Argentina. Over 100 teams attempted to qualify with Iran and Tunisia making their first appearances. The USSR and England both failed to qualify for the second tournament in a row whilst Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia both also failed to qualify. Due to a military coup that had occurred two years before the tournament some nations publicly questioned if they should participate. There was more controversy during the tournament as Argentina scheduled all their group games at night so they would know how the group stood before they played.
199 teams attempted to qualify for the tournament, with Chile, Ecuador, Senegal and Slovenia achieving qualification for the first time. The seven nations to have won the World Cup also all qualified. South Korea benefitted from some extremely poor refereeing and pulled off some shock results with wins over Poland and Portugal before eliminating Italy and Spain in the knockout stages. The competition was won by Brazil who defeated Germany 2-0 in the final. The 2006 tournament was hosted by Germany.
His most notable single game was against England in the 1986 quarter final where he scored first using his hand in an incident referred to as the “Hand of God”, then for his second goal he dribbled around half of the England team for over half the pitch before coolly finishing what was voted the Goal of the Century. Maradona scored 34 goals in his 91 appearances for the national team which he would go on to coach for a spell including the 2010 World Cup. Lothar Mattäus was born on 21st March, 1961 in Erlangen in West Germany.