50 Quick Facts about the World Cup by Wayne Wheelwright

By Wayne Wheelwright

The global Cup is the world's greatest carrying pageant. From it truly is starting in Uruguay in 1930 via to this years event in Brazil, this e-book comprises proof and minutiae that any soccer fan has to grasp. every one match is roofed inside of with proof in regards to the most sensible scorers, the trophies, the best avid gamers to have made names for themselves at the grandest level of all and masses extra. So arrange your self during this international Cup yr via ensuring you move into the match armed with the proof that can assist you get pleasure from this magnificent carrying spectacle.

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Sixteen African nations boycotted the tournament after being told that some of their nations would have to play an additional qualifier against an Asian team. Portugal and North Korea made their debuts in the 1966 tournament. Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia who both had successful campaigns in the prior tournament both failed to qualify. England became the third host to win the World Cup after a 4-2 victory over West Germany in the final after extra time including a hat-trick from Geoff Hurst. The 1970 tournament was hosted by Mexico and was the first time the tournament had been held outside of South America and Europe.

The match finished 2-0 to Chile but not before place had to intervene on three more occasions. The World Cup Final in 1966 was held at Wembley Stadium on 30th July and was between West Germany and the hosts England. After 90 minutes the score was 2-2 with goals scored by Helmut Haller and Wolfgang Weber for West Germany and Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters for England. After 11 minutes of extra time Alan Ball of England crossed the ball and Geoff Hurst swivelled and struck the ball, it hit the underside of the crossbar, bounced on the goal line and was cleared away, however the linesman Tofik Bakhramov from the USSR indicated to the referee that it was a goal.

After 11 minutes of extra time Alan Ball of England crossed the ball and Geoff Hurst swivelled and struck the ball, it hit the underside of the crossbar, bounced on the goal line and was cleared away, however the linesman Tofik Bakhramov from the USSR indicated to the referee that it was a goal. This goal has been discussed for the many years following the game with the consensus being that the goal should not have been given. With West Germany pouring forwards to score an equaliser, Bobby Moore won the ball and sent a long pass to Geoff Hurst who carried forward, with supporters starting to come onto the pitch before smashing the ball home to win England their one and only World Cup.

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