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World Cup – more and more

 

We cant get over the amazing and fun things happening at the World Cup 2018 in Russia

Our social media is full of news of events going on in and out of the stadium.

The geeks have some fun historical moments and facts for you.

Pele one of the biggest stars of all times made his debut in Sweden 1958 at 17 years old.

The first mascot for a WC was presented at England 1966 – Willy the World Cup Lion

Since then we have seen the following mascots

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  • Mexico 1970: Juanito
  • Germany 1978: Tip Tap
  • Argentina 1978: Guachito
  • Spain 1982: Naranjito
  • Mexico 1986: Pique
  • Italia 1090: Ciao
  • USA 1994: Striker
  • France 1998: Footix
  • Corea – Japan 2002: The Spheriks- Ato, Kaz,Nik.
  • Germany 2006: Goleo VI and Pille
  • South Africa 2010: Zakumi
  • Brasil 2014: Fuleko
  • Rusia 2018: Zabikava

“La Mano de Dios” ( the hand of God) happened in Mexico 86 by Diego Armando Maradona in a match played between Argentina vs England that took the incha team to the semi-finals with a polemic goal

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Spain 82 was witness of the biggest goal difference in a game between Hungria vs El Salvador in a score 10 -1.

Brasil is the only team that has played every World Cup and the one with more trophies: 5 in total Sweden 1958, Chile 1962, Mexico 1970, USA 1994 and South Korea 2002

Record of cards goes to

  • Zinedine Zidane, France: 4 yellow 2 reds
  • Rafael Marquex, Mexico: 5 yellow 1 red
  • Cafu, Brasil: 6 yellow

Players with more Wold Cups are

  • Antonio Carbajal – Mexico – 5 WC
  • Rafael Marquez – Mexico – 5 WC
  • Lothar Matthaeus – Germaby – 5 WC
  • Giannluigi Buffon – Italy – 5 WC

The list of facts is long! And the geeks will keep you posted, informed and updated on important World Cups news!

 

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