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World Cup History
Transcript of World Cup History
The FIFA World Cup is an organized tournament which is played by senior men's national teams. The first tournament was in 1930 and is held every 4 years. The current world cup contains 32 teams.
-19 World Cups have been won
-The most being won by Brazil (5 Times)
-The latest winners being Spain in 2010
The next World Cups will be in Brazil (2014), Russia (2018), and Qatar (2022)
Early World Cups
-The first world cup was in Uruguay in 1930
-The first world cup stadium was the Centenario
-Uruguay won the first world cup
-The next world cup in 1934 was won by Italy
-Italy triumphed the next world cup in France
-After 1938 there was a 12 year gap due to the wars
2006 (Germany) Portugal vs Holland
-Named the dirtiest game of world cup football ever
-4 red cards
-16 yellow cards
DaMarcus Beasley was caught taking a pee on the sideline just before warming up
Ray Wilkins was shown a red card at a World Cup game for throwing a ball at the referees feet
-Brazil vs Turkey
-The ball was kicked at rivaldo at his knee when he was about to take a corner
-He decided to cover up his face and to dive
-This caused the turkish player to be sent off unfairly
-Josip Simunic was shown 3 yellow cards before being sent off
-Named “The Perfect Footballer”
-1958 Scored 2 goals vs Sweden in the finals when he was only 17
-1999 Was Named footballer of the century
-Has won 3 world cups
-Known as one of the best Players in the world
-He was also famously known for the "Hand of God" Goal
-He was also known for drug abuse
-He has led his Ar gentian, Italian, and Spanish club teams to the Championships