Random World Cup Facts

Discussion in 'FIFA and Tournaments' started by benztown, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
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    FC Barcelona
    But they, like your statemnt, don't tell the whole story.
    And as noted, there are new people viewing this thread for the first time who may be new to the sport and want to learn more about the World Cup. Context and clarity is all some of us are asking for.

    "Germany did not reach the quarterfinals of the 1950 World Cup."

    So how far did Germany get in the 1950 World Cup?
    Better still, which eight countries did reach the quarterfinals of the 1950 World Cup?
     
  2. Timanfaya

    Timanfaya Member

    May 31, 2005
    Southampton
    But this is the Random World Cup Facts thread. You never get the whole story here. There's just bare World Cup facts on show for your delectation.

    How many QFs have Germany missed? 3.

    Blimey!
     
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  3. HomokHarcos

    HomokHarcos Member+

    Jul 2, 2014
    Ontario, Canada
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    Yay, Japan were also banned from 1950, that means they didn't miss the quarterfinals.
     
  4. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
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    I even said as much. "That's nuts!" I believe was my exact quote.

    For the record:
    1930: Germany declined to participate. Due to travel, I assume. I'm not even sure if they were asked to participate.
    1938: Knocked out by Switzerland following a replay in the first round (Round of 16).
    1950: Banned by FIFA and so could not participate.

    So who were the quarterfinalists in 1950? Anyone? The last four were Brazil, Uruguay, Spain and Sweden but who did they defeat in the quarters?
    And who were the final eight in 1982?
    :)
     
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  5. Hayaka

    Hayaka Member

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    I guess Bolivia was a 1950 quarter-finalist, as the 2nd place team in Group 4.

    Even though they lost by 8-0 in the only match they played. :(
     
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  6. HomokHarcos

    HomokHarcos Member+

    Jul 2, 2014
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    From what I've read for 1930, 1950 and 1982, the semifinalists have quarterfinals to their record.
     
  7. Cris 09

    Cris 09 Trololololo

    Nov 30, 2004
    Westfalenstadion
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Country:
    Germany
    Right, they "missed" the World Cup, not the semi finals. You cannot "miss" the semi-finals if you "miss" the WC altogether.
     
  8. Pipiolo

    Pipiolo Member+

    Jul 19, 2008
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    Argentina
    For 1982, the "quarterfinalists" are the 12 sides that played in the four groups of three sides. So Argentina, Brazil, Austria, USSR, etc. all count as quarterfinalists.

    I remember reading somewhere that for the first few WCs, up to and including WC54 possibly, the stages were atually named as "Round 1", then "R0und 2", until the "Final". Ironically, WC54 did not have a proper final although it worked out that the last match ends with the winner being crowned champions, a draw would have given Brazil the Cup.
     
  9. Rickdog

    Rickdog Member+

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    #1359 Rickdog, Jan 31, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2017
    :confused:

    I believe you meant WC50....

    (Brazil 1954 wasn't even close to win that WC)
    ;)
     
  10. Pipiolo

    Pipiolo Member+

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    Yes, WC50.
     
  11. Gibraldo

    Gibraldo Member

    Nov 17, 2005
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    FK Crvena Zvezda Beograd
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    Serbia
    Switzerland holds two remarkable contradictory records.

    From 1934-1994 they hold the longest streak of most matches conceding at least one goal (22 matches)
    From 1994-2010 they hold the longest streak of minutes without conceding a goal (559 minutes)
     
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  12. deejay

    deejay Member+

    Feb 14, 2000
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    Country:
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    Hah! Now that's a record.

    A bit similar to Mexico who have the record of 5 consecutive world cups knocked out in the first round (1950-1966).
    They now have 6 straight world cup appearances (1994-2014) in the second round which is not a record but very impressive.
     
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  13. HomokHarcos

    HomokHarcos Member+

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    Mexico have the record for most World Cup appearances without winning a World Cup.
     
  14. Rickdog

    Rickdog Member+

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    Santiago, Chile
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    In fact, Mexico has many "non-appealing" WC records :

    Most losses (25)
    Most consecutive losses (9)
    Most consecutive matches conceding at least 2 goals (9)
    Most consecutive matches conceding at least 3 goals (5)
    Most consecutive matches conceding at least 4 goals (3). (tied with Bolivia)
    Most tournaments eliminated without having won a match (6) (tied with Bulgaria and South Korea)

    :p

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_FIFA_World_Cup_records
     
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  15. HomokHarcos

    HomokHarcos Member+

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    #1365 HomokHarcos, Feb 2, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2017
    With all of the times Mexico made the World Cup, they have never even came close to winning one. However, in the early decades they honestly didn't have a good team but made it almost every time because that also happened to be before the USA improved. It was really only the 1980's that Mexico became a respectable side.
     
  16. HomokHarcos

    HomokHarcos Member+

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    South Korea have the worst World Cup goal differential, at -36.
     
  17. HomokHarcos

    HomokHarcos Member+

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    At the 2014 World Cup, the worst South American team (Ecuador) had more points than all four Asian teams combined.
     
  18. Cris 09

    Cris 09 Trololololo

    Nov 30, 2004
    Westfalenstadion
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Country:
    Germany
    They missed the semifinals...
     
  19. HomokHarcos

    HomokHarcos Member+

    Jul 2, 2014
    Ontario, Canada
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    AS Roma
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    I'm confused.
     
  20. pipinogol

    pipinogol Member

    May 20, 2016
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    Argentina has never played a 3rd place match. Every time they made a top 4 finish, they played the final (1930, 1978, 1986, 1990, 2014). The only of the 8 world champion nations that hasn't finished 3rd/4th in at least one.
     
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  21. Ummi40

    Ummi40 New Member

    Aug 1, 2016
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    There is records/firsts that would be cool in next World Cups:
    No team have played two consecutive 3rd place game.
    No player have sent off twice in one World Cup.
    Hat-trick with 3 penalties.
    First host who lost opening game.
    First time when ruling champion misses next world cup.
    First foreign coach who comes world champion.
    First time when FIFA ranking 2 best teams are playing in FINAL
    First time when FIFA ranking 4 best teams are playing in Semifinals.
    First goalkeeper who scores.
    First goalkeeper who takes attempt in penalty shoot-out
    First hat-trick where all goals are scored in extra time.
    No team hadn't had 2 consecutive games with at least 6 yellow cards.
    First penalty missed in extra time.
    First player who is top scorer in 2 consecutive world cups
    First player who is best player in 2 consecutive world cups
    No team has scored goal when two men down.
    First team who is world champion and then hosts next world cup.
    First team with 3 red cards in one game.
    First team who made 6 or ALL 7 games clean sheet.
    First best player from outside S-America and Europe.
    First top scorer outside S-America and Europe.
    First hat-trick from Asian and African team.
    First time when one team makes 3 subs in first half.
    First referee sub.
    First team that all squad numbers have scored at least 1 goal.
    First penalty shoot-out in 3rd place game.



    AND MANY MANY MORE.
     
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  22. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

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    Didn't Ghana miss a penalty in extra time against Uruguay?
     
  23. Ummi40

    Ummi40 New Member

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    IT was 90 minute penalty I think. But I check
     
  24. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

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    --other--
    I think I remember it being in the 121st minute.
     
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  25. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
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    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Country:
    United States
    yes it was the last kick of the game.....
     

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