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Twenty World Cups were played since 1930, twenty records before Russia 2018 !

 

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This is the official record of spectators for a World Cup match ! It was the 16 Juli 1950 in Maracana for a great final between Brazil and Uruguay (1-2).

 

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The Brazilian Mario Zagallo ( 1958, 1962 and 1970) and the German Franz Beckenbauer (1974 and 1990) are the only two World Cup winners as player and as national coach !

 

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Mario Zagallo IFFHS Trophy 1997                    Franz Beckenbauer, IFFHS Trophy 2006

 

21

Brazil will participate to his 21th World Cup Final Tour in 21 editions. Brazil is the only team in the World to participate to all World Cups, before Germany (19) and Italy (18).

 

82

Panama and Iceland will participate to their first World Cup. So 82 countries have participated to the World Cup final tour since 1930.

 

224

Germany has scored the most goals in the World Cup since the beginning with 224 goals before Brazil 221 goals.

 

5

Antonio Carbajal (Mexico – 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966) and Lothar Matthäus (Germany – 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998) have participated to 5 World Cup  Final Round. The recordmen !

 

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Antonio Carbajal, IFFHS Trophy 2000                      Lothar Matthäus, IFFHS Trophy 1990

 

17 years and 42 days

Norman Whiteside (North Ireland) is the youngest player to have played in a World Cup Final round the 17 June 1982 in Saragossa against Yugoslavia. He was 17 years and 42 days old. Only 7 players younger under 18 years have participated to the World Cup Final round, Brazilian King Pelé was one of them and he was the youngest goal scorer in the competition with 17 years and 239 days against Wales in 1958.

 

40 years and 133 days

Italian Goal keeper Dino Zoff is the oldest player to have won the World Cup the 11 July 1982 against Germany.

 

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Dino Zoff, IFFHS Trophy 2000

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French striker Just Fontaine is the recordman of goals scored in one World Cup (13 goals in 6 matches during the World Cup 1958).

 

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Raymond Kopa and Just Fontaine, IFFHS Gala 2007

 

16

German striker Miroslav Klose has scored 16 goals in the 4 World Cup final rounds that he played. He has beaten the record of Brazilian Ronaldo (15).

 

1 – 0

836 matches in 20 World Cup editions, 157 matches with 1 – 0 ! It is the record score before 2-1 (127 times) and 2-0 (89 times).

 

3

King Pelé has won 3 World Cups (1958, 1962 and 1970). He is the only player to have win the title three times.

 

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Pelé, IFFHS Trophy 2000

 

2 379

In the 20 World Cup editions, 2 379 goals were scored ! In Brazil 2014, there were 171 goals (a record).

 

5

Oleg Salenko (Russia) is the only player in the 20 World Cups to have scored 5 goals in one match (against Cameroon the 28 June 1994).

 

8

Germany has played 8 World Cup finals, one more than Brazil (7).

 

6

Brazilian Carlos Alberto Parreira has coached 6 teams in World Cup Final round (1982, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2006, 2010).

 

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Carlos Parreira, IFFHS Trophy 2005

 

5

Brazil won 5 World Cups (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002), one more than Germany (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014).

 

70

Brazil won 70 Final round matches in the World Cup, 4 more than Germany.

 

43 years and 3 days

Colombian Goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon is the oldest player to have played in a World Cup Final round. He was 43 years and 3 days old when he played against Japan in 2014. He has beaten the record of Roger Milla (42 years and 39 days) from 1994.

 

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The record of cards is holded by 3 great players : Zinedine Zidane (4 yellow and 2 red in 3 editions), Rafael Marquez ( 5 yellow and 1 red in 4 editions) and Cafu (6 yellow in 4 editions).

 

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Zinedine Zidane, IFFHS Trophy 2006

 

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