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You know what? I think a lot of people are predicting Brazil to win but there maybe a black horse this year.. theres always one every year..

 

OK, then, lets hope that black horse is gonnna be "S'oooooodi" :D

 

And like what the heck happened to Canada? :D

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Yes inshallah saudi will do well.

 

Which player do you all think will win the golden boot?

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Borgetti of Mexico or Ronaldo of Brazil..... B)

 

What about the Golden Ball?

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Who said something about the USA being bad ? :D

 

USA hang on to pip Japan

11 February 2006

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A goal and two assists from attacking sensation Taylor Twellman helped the United States earn a 3-2 victory over Japan, despite a brave second-half fightback from the visitors in San Francisco on Friday night.

 

Early Japanese pressure proved a false dawn at a near-capacity SBC Park as the hosts quickly found their rhythm and began to pen the Asian champions back inside their own half. In only the 13th minute some clever work from midfield revelation Clint Dempsey earned a free-kick from which stand-in captain Landon Donovan had Japan goalkeeper Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi scrambling across his goal, Donovan's low drive fizzing just past the post.

 

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GOLDEN BALL AWARD

Past winners of the prestigious adidas Golden Ball award include famous faces such as Germany goalkeeper Oliver Kahn in 2002, Brazil’s Ronaldo in 1998, Italia 90 hitman Salvatore Schillaci and Argentina’s 1986 World Cup™ winner Diego Maradona.

 

Every FIFA World Cupâ„¢ finals produces one outstanding player destined to leave an indelible mark on the tournament in question. Beginning in 1982, FIFA and adidas have recognised the exceptional performers by awarding the adidas Golden Ball at the end of the event.

 

The Golden Ball is arguably the most coveted individual trophy in the world game. At the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japanâ„¢, Germany's Oliver Kahn became the first goalkeeper to claim the prestigious award, accepting a newly-created version of the trophy inscribed with the names of all previous winners.

 

Alongside Kahn, the glittering prize has gone to Paolo Rossi (Italy), Diego Maradona (Argentina), Toto Schillaci (Italy), Romario (Brazil) and Ronaldo (Brazil). The names of all future winners will be added after each tournament.

 

The award procedure involves the FIFA technical committee nominating a shortlist of ten contenders following the semi-finals, before media representatives meet at the play-off for third place to elect the winner of the Gold, Silver and Bronze Balls.

 

The new design commissioned by adidas is based on the historic Chile ball created by the equipment manufacturer in 1960 and remains in adidas and FIFA's possession. The world governing body keeps the trophy on permanent display at FIFA House in Zurich.

 

Previous winners:

 

* 1982 Spain Paolo ROSSI (ITA)

* 1986 Mexico Diego MARADONA (ARG)

* 1990 Italy Salvatore SCHILLACI (ITA)

* 1994 USA ROMARIO (BRA)

* 1998 France RONALDO (BRA)

* 2002 Korea/Japan Oliver KAHN (GER)

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Senegal whooped France last world cup, but the highlight was South Korea, what a run!

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YEah I remember now that was an excellent display of the underdogs coming out on top , LOL and i remember their dancing coach too :D .

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its the young blood we will see explode this time .

 

Yeah maybe someone from the KSA team... it doesnt hurt to dream does it?? :D :D:

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Few months this is and we are already on page 4?

 

ANyhow..i am always for the underdogs, especially if they playing against England, Germany and France.

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Oh yes of course! Zidane reversed his decision to quit international football so he will probably feature in the French team.

 

I have a feeling England will get to the semis and Rooney will get the golden boot. :D

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Zidanes gonna play again ? well this time he has no hair period I guess .

 

Teyyar com on whats Iran Gonna use to get the Cup Nukes ? :D .

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History of the FIFA World Cup

 

o other sporting event captures the world's imagination like the FIFA World Cup. Ever since the first tentative competition in Uruguay in 1930, FIFA's (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) flagship has constantly grown in popularity and prestige.

 

A group of visionary French football administrators, led in the 1920s by the innovative Jules Rimet, are credited with the original idea of bringing the world's strongest national football teams together to compete for the title of World Champions. The original gold trophy bore Jules Rimet's name and was contested three times in the 1930s, before the Second World War put a 12-year stop to the competition.

 

When it resumed, the FIFA World Cup rapidly advanced to its undisputed status as the greatest single sporting event of the modern world. Held since 1958 alternately in Europe and the Americas, the World Cup broke new ground with the Executive Committee's decision in May 1996 to select Korea and Japan as co-hosts for the 2002 edition.

 

Since 1930, the 16 tournaments have seen only seven different winners. However, the FIFA World Cup has also been punctuated by dramatic upsets that have helped create footballing history - the United States defeating England in 1950, North Korea's defeat of Italy in 1966, Cameroon's emergence in the 1980s and their opening match defeat of the Argentinean cup-holders in 1990....

 

Today, the FIFA World Cup holds the entire global public under its spell. An accumulated audience of over 37 billion people watched the France 98 tournament, including approximately 1.3 billion for the final alone, while over 2.7 million people flocked to watch the 64 matches in the French stadium.

 

After all these years and so many changes, however, the main focus of the FIFA World Cup remains the same - the glistening golden trophy, which is the embodiment of every footballer's ambition.

 

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1930 FIFA World Cup

 

Date: July 13 - 30 Champion :Uruguay Runner-Up :Argentina 3rd Place :United States Host :Uruguay

 

 

 

 

The first FIFA World Cup, the first football legends

Although football was officially born in 1904 with the founding of FIFA, it was not until 1924 and the Olympic tournament in Paris that the international game really came into its own. There for the first time, teams from other continents arrived to take on the Europeans. The tournament was an unmitigated success: 50,000 spectators watched Uruguay beat Switzerland in the final. In 1928 however, when many nations abstained from the Olympic tournament in Amsterdam, the time was obviously ripe for a new independent football tournament to be established especially in view of the growth of professional football.

 

On 26 May 1928 in Amsterdam, the FIFA congress voted that a new tournament was to be organized in 1930 which was to be open to all member nations. On 18 May 1929, the Barcelona congress voted that Uruguay should be the first nation to host a FIFA World Cup.

 

Seafaring footballers

As holders of the Olympic title and the fact that 1930 marked its 100 years of independence it was appropriate to choose Uruguay to host the first tournament. Although the news was greeted enthusiastically in all football-playing countries, many European nations harbored reservations about the prospect of crossing the Atlantic, a journey which promised to be long, tiring and costly. Thus, more and more European associations broke their promise to participate.

 

A tremendous sporting success

The first FIFA World Cup only attracted 13 nations, including four Europeans, eight from South America and a representative team from the United States. On the field of play however, the quality of football produced was of the highest standard. And whilst the public had expected to see a South American domination, the four teams from Europe did more than hold their own as typified by the French team, beating Mexico 4 - 1 and going down narrowly to Argentina 1 - 0 in an epic struggle. The referee, who had blown the final whistle six minutes early, finally - after fierce protests - recalled the players to the field, some of whom were already in the shower!

 

First final, first legend

A few days later in the colossal Centenario stadium (100,000 capacity), the atmosphere was electric as spectators were awaiting the South American final between Uruguay and Argentina. At half-time, Uruguay were down 2-1, but fought back bravely and put three second half goals passed the stunned Argentineans, ending the game with a 4-2 victory.

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1934 FIFA World Cup

 

Date:May 27 - June 10 Champion:Italy Runner-Up:Czechoslovakia 3rd Place:Germany Host:Italy

 

Italy, one of the unsuccessful applicants for the honor of staging the 1930 tournament, was chosen as host by the FIFA for the second FIFA World Cup.

 

Italy's triumph left both Argentina and Brazil disenchanted after traveling 8,000 miles (13,000 km) for just one game each in the first round. Italy beat Czechoslovakia 2-1 after extra time in the final after trailing 1-0 until eight minutes from time.

 

Staged between 27 May and 10 June 1934, this FIFA World Cup was markedly more encouraging than its forerunner. Thirty-two nations took part so that a preliminary round was necessary (even the hosts, Italy, had to qualify), which qualified 16 teams for the finals. As a retort to the many withdrawals of European teams four years earlier, several South American nations, such as Argentina and Brazil, did not send their best teams to Italy. Uruguay declined to participate and defend its title.

 

On Sunday 10 June, the whole of Italy was holding its breath. There were still twenty minutes remaining when, from a corner, the Czechoslovakia left-winger Puc put his team ahead. The stadium was silenced. With only a few minutes to go, however, the Italo-Argentinian Orsi equalised for Italy, forcing the game into extra-time. Italy suffered a blow when marksman Meazza was injured in a tackle, but he recovered sufficiently to lay on the winning goal for his team mate Schiavio. The Squadra Azzurra had displayed tenacity as well as undeniable footballing abilities and truly deserved to win.

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1938 FIFA World Cup

 

Date:June 4 - 19 Champion: Italy Runner-Up: Hungary 3rd Place : Brazil Host :France

 

 

 

 

Pride comes before a fall

The host nation France defeated Belgium (3-1), thanks largely to its right-winger Fred Aston, known as the "will-o'-the-wisp", whose bursting forays to the bye line were decisive. Unhappily for the 58,455 supporters crammed into the Yves-du-Manoir stadium at Colombes, near Paris, for the quarter-final match, France went down 3-1 to Italy. Unlike Uruguay and Italy in the two previous competitions, France, the host nation, would not lift the FIFA World Cup played on its own soil.

 

The Italy-Brazil semi-final promised to be the final before the event itself, until the Brazilian coach Adheniar Pimenta made a gross error of judgment and decided to leave out two key players, most notably his marksman Leonidas. "I am resting him for the final," declared Pimenta. Far from being overawed, the Squadra Azzurra ran out victors (2-1) and earned the right to defend their title against Hungary, easy winners over Sweden.

 

In the final, Meazza and Ferrari, the two Italian playmakers, called the tune and the already legendary Italian pragmatism did the rest. Italy triumphed (4-2), and with back-to-back FIFA World Cup victories entered football history as one of the all-time great national teams. Alas, war came, putting an end to the FIFA World Cup competition for 12 years to come: and perhaps depriving this talented generation of Italian footballers of even greater glory.

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1950 FIFA World Cup

 

Date : June 24 - July 16

 

 

Champion : Uruguay

 

 

Runner-Up: Brazil

 

 

3rd Place : Sweden

 

 

Host : Brazil

 

Football was to live on after the Second World War

The first post-war FIFA congress meeting, held on 25 July 1946 in Luxembourg, was historic for several reasons. Firstly, by paying tribute to the FIFA President, who during the war years did everything in his power to keep the spirit of football alive. The FIFA World Cup trophy was henceforth to be known as the "Jules Rimet Cup". The congress also heralded the return of the British associations, absent since 1929. It was to be the Brazilian Sports Confederation, however, whose team had made such an impact on the 1938 FIFA World Cup, that was granted the responsibility of hosting the next FIFA World Cup, scheduled for 1950.

 

Twelve years after the FIFA World Cup in France, the new competition emerged into a new era when the tournament was staged in the famous Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro and other cities in Brazil.

 

The planet's biggest stadium

Football in Brazil had become so popular that it was decided to build a brand new stadium with a capacity of 220,000 in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro. Work began on 2 August 1948. The deadline however, proved too ambitious, and building work was soon running behind schedule. Five weeks before the opening match, the Brazilian organizers found themselves somewhat overwhelmed by the situation, and FIFA decided to send Dr. Ottorino Barassi, the president of the Italian Football Federation who had so brilliantly organized the 1934 FIFA World Cup, to Rio. On 24 June 1950, the Maracana stadium was officially inaugurated, though still looking like a building site and without a press stand. But the stadium was ready to play host to the 13 teams qualified for the finals. The teams were divided into 4 groups (2 groups of 4 teams, 1 group of 3 teams and 1 group of 2 teams).

 

 

In front of a capacity crowd, listed at 174,000 spectators the largest in world cup history, Brazil opened the score just after half-time, but seemed tense and never displayed their characteristic samba-style football. The Uruguayans equalized - far from being overawed by the partisan crowd - and then, with just 11 minutes to go, scored the winner. Brazil had lost "its" FIFA World Cup. A whole nation was plunged instantly into mourning. The Brazilian officials even forgot to present the Uruguayans with the FIFA World Cup trophy. And it was left to Jules Rimet himself to go down onto the pitch in search of the Uruguayan captain to perform the ceremony. Brazil could only console itself in the knowledge that the "Taça de Mondo" proved to be a tremendous sporting and financial success story. Football had entered a new era...

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Does anyone remember when Iran played against the US? Was it 94 or 98?

 

Lol I saw sparks in the air :D

 

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Yeah that was one hell of a match , cant remember the year but both teams were in top forma at the time .

 

 

but i think it was more than once sis both 98 and 2000 and cant remember who won .

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Yeah yo could almost smell the politics on the soccer field :D

 

Iran is pretty good though, they won the Asian cup 3 times and are ranking at 21 in FIFA...

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