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 Encyclopedia: Football World Cup   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The 1950 Football World Cup was the only World Cup ever held which was not decided by a knockout final (although the last match of the tournament did end up determining the overall winner, and this match is usually referred to as if it were a final).
The 2002 Football World Cup (Official name:2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan™) was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30.
The 1994 World Cup of football (soccer) was the first World Cup that was held in the North American continent.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Football-World-Cup   (860 words)

 Football World Cup 1954: Just the facts...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The 1954 Football World Cup (additional info and facts about Football World Cup) was held in Switzerland (A landlocked federal republic in central Europe).
The tournament was won by West Germany (A republic in north central Europe on the North Sea; established in 1949 from the zones of Germany occupied by the British and French and Americans after the German defeat; reunified with East Germany in 1990), who upset Hungary (A republic in central Europe) in the final 3-2.
Meanwhile, the World Cup holders Uruguay (A South American republic on the southeast coast of South America; achieved independence from Brazil in 1825) sent England (A division of the United Kingdom) out of the tournament, also by 4-2.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fo/football_world_cup_1954.htm   (1692 words)

 Football World Cup 1974 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1974 Football World Cup was held in West Germany.
The victory was the second for West Germany, who had won in 1954.
Gerd Müller's goal was his 14th in World Cups, which beat Just Fontaine's record of 13.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Football_World_Cup_1974   (338 words)

 Football World Cup
Organised by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's governing body, the World Cup finals tournament is the most widely-viewed and followed sporting event in the world, more so than even the Olympic Games.
Italy, Germany and Switzerland sent their most prestigious professional club sides to the competition but The Football Association of England refused to be associated with it and declined the offer to send a team.
The first FIFA World Cup was held in Uruguay and ran from July 13- 30, 1930.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/f/fo/football_world_cup.html   (760 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - Football World Cup, 1954, Switzerland
Some football was played between the punch-ups, and at the end of the match the ten men of Hungary had beaten the nine men of Brazil 4-2.
The West Germans were world champions, after perhaps the biggest surprise result ever in a World Cup final.
The 1954 World Cup was the first one at which all the players wore numbers on their shirts.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A561854   (752 words)

 Football World Cup 1954 (qualification) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A total of 39 teams entered the 1954 World Cup qualification rounds, competing for a total of 16 spots in the final tournament.
For the first time, qualification matches were actually played in South America, since in the previous World Cups, the South American teams all qualified automatically due to withdrawals.
Saar entered their only World Cup competition, before the Saar protectorate became part of West Germany in 1957.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Football_World_Cup_1954_(qualification)   (391 words)

 Football World Cup 1978
The 1978 Football World Cup was held in Argentina.
This win was the first World Cup title for Argentina who became the sixth team (after Uruguay, Italy, Germany, Brazil, and England) to be world champions.
The Netherlands lost their second World Cup final in a row, both times to the host nation, after already bowing to Germany in 1974.
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 World Cup Football   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Football World Cup (officially FIFA World Cup) is the most important international football (soccer) competition.
The World Cup trophy (Coupe du Monde) was renamed the Jules Rimet trophy in 1946.
The most successful World Cup team is Brazil having won the tournament five times in and finished as runners-up twice.
www.world-cup-football.org.uk   (383 words)

 Federation Internationale de Football Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Football's ever increasing popularity, its overwhelming attraction for the young, its growing economic, social and political impact and finally the attention that the mass media devote to it, are all factors which turn it into a tempting springboard for advertisers.
The World Cup trophy in use today was designed by Silvio Gazzaniga (and submitted by Bertoni of Milan, Italy), after the original Jules Rimet Trophy was retired and awarded to Brazil, the first team to have won three World Cup championships (1970 in Mexico).
The Jules Rimet statuette, named in honor of the FIFA president who initiated the World Cup tournament, was designed by a French sculptor, Abel Lafleur, as a Goddess of Victory holding an octagonal vessel in her outstretched hands.
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 A German Football Legend Passed Away   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Fritz Walter, the German football idol who rose to fame in the 1940s and 1950s, died on Monday at the age of 81 in his hometown of Enkenbach-Alsenborn.
The pinnacle of his career was the match on 4 July 1954 at the Wankdorf stadium in Bern, when this great son of Kaiserslautern held the championship trophy in his hands after the German team had scored the legendary 3:2 triumphant victory over Hungary, the hot favourite, in the World Cup final.
In his capacity as ambassador for the next World Cup, Fritz Walter played an essential part in the selection of Kaiserslautern as one of the venues of the World Cup matches in Germany in 2006.
www.nato.int /structur/airnorth/gazette/a_german_football_legend_passed_away.htm   (627 words)

 Football World Cup 1954   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
1954 saw the 50th anniversary of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) and as their headquarters were based in Switzerland it seemed like a good idea for football's premier competition to be played in the home of its governing body.
As usual the two teams finishing at the top of their group in the group stage would go through to the Quarter Final, but strangely there would be extra time played in the group stages for any game ending in a draw.
While the World Cup Holders Uruguay sent England out of the tournament by the same score line.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/football_world_cup_1954   (608 words)

 World Cup 2002
Kahn had a brilliant World Cup - until today, and I'm afraid the way I'll remember him is sitting against the goal post, 10 minutes after the match was over, with the pitch beyond him filled with Brazilian players wrapped in flags.
Football has never been just a game, and going into this year's tournament, speculation on how politics might rear its ugly head tended to focus on the usual suspects - hooligans, terrorists - about which we've (thankfully) heard almost nothing.
Their Cup record is dismal, but they did make it to the quarterfinals of Euro 2000 before losing to Portugal (remember them?), and Galatasaray (who supplies a number of the national team's best players) won the 2000 UEFA Cup and were this year's Turkish league champions.
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 The National Archives Learning Curve | Snapshots | The 1966 World Cup
However, of the three South American teams in the 1966 World Cup, Brazil failed to qualify in their group, and Uruguay and Argentina were both knocked out in the quarter finals.
The letter is entitled "La Copa Mondial (the World Cup) or The Twist in Willie's Tale" (World Cup Willie was the mascot of the 1966 World Cup).
It was unusual for football to become the subject of such a flurry of diplomatic messages as took place in 1966.
www.learningcurve.gov.uk /snapshots/snapshot28/snapshot28.htm   (774 words)

 PELE - International Football Hall of Fame
It was the 1962 World Cup in Chile when those chants were heard for the first time in Europe on TV and British fans were quick to copy.
Brazil had won the World Cup for the first time and a teenage prodigy was on his way to international fame and fortune.
The year of England's greatest football triumph saw Brazil lose their first World Cup match for 12 years and then they crashed out of the tournament in the first round as Pele was literally kicked off the park by the butchers of Portugal.
www.ifhof.com /hof/pele.asp   (1639 words)

 Eurosport - Football - - World Cup   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
P is also for Pickles, the English mongrel dog that found the World Cup in a bin after it had been stolen while on exhibition prior to the 1966 tournament.
Paolo Rossi was the unlikely star of the 1982 World Cup, as he should not have even been there after being handed a three-year ban as the result of a match-fixing scandal in 1980.
W is for the unfortunate Ernst Willimowski, the only man to have scored four goals in a World Cup game and still lose, the Pole seeing Brazil's Leonidas match his feat in a dramatic 6-5 win for the Seleçao in 1938.
eurosport.co.uk /home/pages/v4/l2/s22/e10046/sport_lng2_spo22_evt10046_sto805042.shtml   (1312 words)

 The World Cup 1966
Nineteen-Sixty-Six is the date that resonates throughout English football, 4-2 the magic scoreline and Kenneth Wolstenholme’s famous commentary became the soundtrack to England’s wistful nostalgia for an elusive, imagined bygone perfection.
In an epic battle between the English and German Football associations for the right to stage the finals, the English bid was victorious at the 1960 FIFA congress in Rome.
For the first time since the world cup in Uruguay, thirty two years previously, the home nation had won the world cup, and in the process inspired an enduring national mythology.
www.the-english-football-archive.com /england/world_cup/1966.htm   (1379 words)

 World Cup History Page - All about the World Cup history
The anniversary tournament in 1954 was to take place in Switzerland to celebrate the 50th anniversary of FIFA, which had headquarters in Zurich since 1932.
Argentina, the World Cup boycotter didn't show up again, and neither did the strong USSR team.
During the 1954 championship, West Germany met Hungary twice.
www.worldcup.isn.pl /en/cups/1954.htm   (405 words)

 Football World Cup medal presented to the referee Mervyn Griffiths, 1954 [image 1 of 3] :: Gathering the Jewels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Football World Cup medal presented to the referee Mervyn Griffiths, 1954 [image 1 of 3]
This World Cup medal was presented to Mervyn Griffiths, football referee at the 1954 World Cup, Switzerland.
Griffiths was a linesman in the final of the World Cup held in Switzerland in 1954 between Hungary and Germany.
www.gtj.org.uk /en/item1/19983   (329 words)

 1954 World Cup
The FIFA World Cup, staged in Switzerland at the foot of the Alps, was to soar to new heights in 1954.
From the outset of this fifth FIFA World Cup, the "magical Magyars", who included in their ranks Ferenc Puskas, Jozsef Boszik and Sandor Kocsis, showed their class by thrashing Korea (9-0) and an admittedly under-strength German side, 8-3.
The Wankdorf stadium in Berne was thus the scene for one of the biggest ever FIFA World Cup surprises on that Sunday, 4 July 1954.
www.soccerhall.org /history/WorldCup_1954.htm   (612 words)

 rediff.com: Football World Cup - Finally, the battle of the best
In football, especially World Cup football, there are two giants: Brazil and Germany (or West Germany from 1954 to 1994), more so in the post-World War II era.
While the 2002 World Cup is the 17th edition of the tournament, it is the 14th World Cup after World War II.
Again, the World Cup has alternated between South America and Europe, with only two exceptions, one before World War II when Italy claimed the cup consecutively in 1934 and 1938, and post-WWII, when Brazil won in 1958 and 1962.
www.indiaabroad.com /sports/football/2002/jun/26hist.htm   (926 words)

 rediff.com: Football World Cup - The Quarter-finalists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Strengths: The 1-0 win over Argentina was their best showing in the World Cup for years and the 3-0 demolition of Denmark in the second round hinted at their potential.
The United States, semifinalists in the inaugural World Cup in 1930, have reached the quarter-finals for the first time since then despite losing their final group game 3-1 to Poland.
Turkey, unhappy that their progress in world football seems to have gone unrecognised by the traditional powers, have already proved a point at these finals by reaching the last eight for the first time, although this is only their second appearance at the finals after their debut in 1954.
www.rediff.com /sports/football/2002/jun/19quat.htm   (1905 words)

 [goobnet] GOOBNET FOOTBALL >> 2002 men's world cup: group c
When the Men's World Cup draw finished at the Busan Convention Centre on SAT 01 DEC 2001, Turkey's Hakan SUKUR was optimistic about his nation's chances of advancing out of their Group C but wary of their opponents.
At their second Men's World Cup appearance, Costa Rica were drawn against the coach who led them to their first World Cup in 1990.
If you hadn't followed the past couple of years of football, you could be forgiven for disregarding Turkey, returning to World Cup play for the first time since 1954.
football.goobnet.net /worldcup2002/c   (723 words)

 Planet World Cup - 1954 - Overview
In this first World Cup held in Europe after World War II, Hungary were the new force to be reckoned with.
They still hadn't lost a match in World Cup history at this stage and their run continued also after the groupstage after beating Czechoslovakia and Scotland.
The semifinal between Hungary and Uruguay, who participated in a World Cup on European soil for the first time, is regarded to be one of the best ever in a World Cup.
www.planetworldcup.com /CUPS/1954/wc54index.html   (773 words)

 40 years of World Cup football memories:- - Sports News - Webindia123.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
I could never imagine then that the World Cup could be dominated by issues such as security and ticketing - whereby the tickets are the lesser of the two problems.
That was something I really became aware of at the 1974 World Cup finals in Germany, two years after the terrorist attack on the Olympic Games in Munich.
Suddenly I was holding positions in football's world governing body FIFA, and the talk now is of me running for the UEFA presidency from 2007.
news.webindia123.com /news/showdetails.asp?id=114061&n_date=20050907&cat=Sports   (1586 words)

 Europe the focus of world football - by La Cancha-News On World Cup 2002 - "World's Leading Soccer Magazine!"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
On 16 August, Estonia kicked off Europe's 2002 FIFA World Cup ™ qualifiers with a 1-0 home victory in Tallinn over Andorra, but now almost the whole of Europe will enter the fray and attempt to get well out of the starting blocks in the race for one of the coveted World Cup berths.
Notable absentees will be defending world champions France (automatically qualified), who embark on their series of friendlies with a high-profile game at the Stade de France against England.
Turkey, on a high after Euro 2000 and Galatasaray winning the 2000 UEFA Cup, will seek to extend their run with a qualification for 2002, which would be the first time since their sole participation in 1954 in Switzerland.
www.lacancha.com /wc2002_082900.html   (312 words)

 City Mayors: Football World Cup 2006 - Stadiums
After the 2006 FIFA World Cup was awarded to Germany, FC Kaiserslautern increased their efforts to improve the Fritz-Walter-Stadion to World Cup standards.
The predecessor to today’s modern World Cup stadium was the Müngersdorfer Stadion, the only completely covered stadium in Germany when it was built in 1975.
The Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion was improved to FIFA World Cup standard as early as 1999-2001, with an investment of around 54 million euro on the main stand.
www.citymayors.com /sport/worldcup_stadiums.html   (1740 words)

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