Interesting facts about the World Cup
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. But the unbelievable happened: “ball wizards” lost with the score 1: 2, despite the fact that they scored the ball first. Since then, July 16, the day of the final, is celebrated in Uruguay as a national holiday. In 1958, for the first time, the USSR national team took part in the world championships. Our team reached the quarter-finals, where it lost to the hosts of the tournament, the Swedes, 0: 2. And in the group stage match of the USSR – Brazil as part of the Brazilians, a thin 17-year-old lad entered the field. It was Pele, who later became the world champion three times. And the same match with the USSR national team was for Pele the first in the world championships. In 1966, the national team of the Soviet Union, the only time in its history, reached the semifinals. But, to pass the national team of Portugal failed. And the final match England – West Germany became one of the most scandalous in the history of football. The main time ended in a draw, and in the extra English, they scored 2 more goals. True, the first of them is still in doubt: after hitting Jeffrey Hurst the ball hit the crossbar and fell on the lawn, but if he crossed the goal line, the chief arbiter of the match Swiss Gotfried Dienst did not have time to notice. He addressed the line judge. And there was a Soviet referee Tofik Bakhramov, who confidently stated that the goal should be counted. For the 1970 World Cup, Adidas produced official balls that were sewn by hand. Since then, for each world championship Adidas has been preparing special balls. The 2018 championship will not be an exception. Since 1974, players are checked for doping. The first victim of doping control was Haitian team player Jean-Joseph Ernst, in whose body ephedrine was detected. The player himself claimed that he suffered from asthma and used the drug only to relieve attacks. No excuses helped, the football player was disqualified. In the semifinal match of the 1986 World Cup, legendary Argentine footballer Diego Maradona sent the ball into the goal by the British. We noticed all this, except for the match referee, who decided that the ball was scored. In an interview after the match, Maradona admitted that he scored the ball with his hand, adding that it was “the hand of God”. In 1994, the Russian team was unable to . Despite this, our Oleg Salenko set a record – he scored 5 goals against the national team of Cameroon. The match ended in victory for the Russian team with a score of 6: 1. By the way, Cameroonians in that match also set a record – Roger Milla, who was 42 years old, scored the only goal from them. This is the oldest scorer of the world championships. In 2002, the Turkish striker took only 11 seconds after the start of the match to score a goal against South Korea. I wonder if this rate of fire will ever be broken? The talisman of the 2018 World Cup was the wolf Zabivaka. The author of the mascot was a student of Tomsk University, Ekaterina Bocharova. In October 2016, it was her project that was chosen as the best. Facebook Twitter My world Vkontakte Odnoklassniki Google+ Sport Football Genadiy Related facts What names football fans give their children How did football chants OLE-OLE-OLE come up?
1. The USSR national team in the semifinals of the 1966 World Cup was not lost to the Portuguese national team, but to the German national team.
2. The national teams of Argentina and England met at the 1986 World Championships in the quarterfinals, not in the semifinals.