celebrate the victory
Very little time remains before the start of the World Cup, which will be held in our country. And the very first such tournament was held in 1930 in Uruguay. During this time, very interesting stories happened at the world football championships. For example, none of the European teams did not want to participate in the first tournament. The club owners did not want to let their best players go to far Uruguay. Even despite the fact that the organizers promised to pay all costs. Even FIFA President Jules Rome had to intervene. By persuasion and threats managed to convince to take part in the championship teams of France, Belgium, Romania and Yugoslavia. But none of the European teams could not fight for victory: Uruguay and Argentina met in the final match. In 1950, the final tournament was held in Brazil. In the decisive game on the field went Brazil and Uruguay. In the victory of the Brazilians, no one doubted. Continue reading
Football is the most popular and massive sport in the world. It gives joy to millions of fans, the income of football clubs compete with the budgets of some countries, and the fame of the best players overshadows the glory of politicians and TV stars. Of course, we could not get past the World Football Day celebrated today and dedicated another collection of facts to him.
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The exact history of the appearance of football is difficult to trace, because at different times and in different countries there were quite similar ball games. However, the modern version of football dates back to the XIX century, when a game became popular among English college students, in which it was necessary to score a ball into the opponent’s goal with their feet or other parts of the body. Each college had its own rules, which made it very difficult to hold friendly meetings. Continue reading
“It was a terrible time: a sea of murders, explosions”
Sunderland paid 18,000 pounds for me. Damn it, for those times it was a lot of money. Someone from the team joked, saying that my legs are made of gold, which is why I got such a large amount. The most interesting thing is that some fans believed in this nonsense: they met me on the street, rounded my eyes and avoided it if I didn’t hurt or injure, ”lied Ivor Brodis, the former England striker, in conversation with the journalist The Telegraph.
Actually, his name was Ivan. The captain of the Tottenham farm club, where Brodis played before the war, is to blame for the miraculous transformation of the name. Continue reading