29 November, 2020

FIFA World Cup Trivia: Pickled Moments

Triumphs, near-misses and skulduggery; every World Cup has had its highlights

FIFA World Cup Trivia: Pickled Moments
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1930

  • Uruguay score three in the second half of the final to win 4-2, a loss not taken too well in Argentina where fans in Buenos Aires attack the Uruguayan Embassy     

1934

  • The only edition where the defending champions refuse to participate as several European nations had declined to come over when they hosted it in 1930

1938

  • In the last World Cup before the war, Italy becomes the first nation to successfully defend the Jules Rimet trophy, the other being Brazil

1950

    • The final, dubbed the Maracanazo (“The Maracanã Blow”), sees Uruguay defeat Brazil at home with Alcides Ghiggia’s goal exposing the Maracana to stunned silence

1954

  • One of the greatest sides never to win the cup, Hungary are denied the...
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