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A few World Cup facts!

If you’ve been a long time or even a short time reader (I don’t like saying ‘follower’) you know that I’m a football loving fan. I intend to talk about the World Cup during the tournament, but today, I’ll just leave a few WC facts.Β 

*Β The World Cup tournament was created by the Frenchmen Jules Rimet who, inspired by the success of the Olympic Games, had the idea of bringing nations together through football.

* The first World Cup match kicked off on July 13th, 1930 with France beating Mexico 4-1 in Uruguay.Β 

* 13 teams took part in the first WC: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, France, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, the host Uruguay, USA, and Yugoslavia.

*Β This is the first time that Russia will host the World Cup. The Russians will be making their 11th WC appearance; their highest finish was 4th place in 1966.

*Β India withdrew from the competition in 1950 when they were denied playing barefoot in the WC tournament.

12 thoughts on “A few World Cup facts!”

    1. Hahaha! That was a long time ago, though, and I like to think that it was some sort of ‘cover up’, but there it is. πŸ˜„

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