History of Football World Cup

do you know who won the very first World Cup the 20 second world cup is taking place in Qatar football may be the most popular sport today but the largest sporting event in the world didn’t exist a century ago football was introduced as a part of the Olympic Games in 1900 but when the sport was removed from the 1932 Olympics in the U.S FIFA stepped in and decided to organize a quadrennial

tournament dedicated only to football the first World Cup took place in 1930
in Uruguay FIFA invited all of its member nations and no qualification was required but only 13 teams participated as many nations turned the invitation down due to the economic depression a lack of interest and long travel distances Uruguay
became the first world champion
after beating Argentina 4-2 and it was also the most successful tournament for the US men’s team as they made it to the semi-finals the tournament has been held every four years since 1930 except in 1942 and 1946 due to World War II when the World Cup resumed in 1950 it started to reach a larger Global audience since it started being
broadcast on TV in 1954. the tournament has only gained popularity since and has propelled
a lot of footballers to become

Global stars like Pele in 1958 Brazilian
football star Pele whose original name is Edson arantesto nacimento showcased his art on the world stage he became the youngest scorer at a World Cup after scoring the winning goal against Wales in the

quarterfinals at the age of 17. he played a vital role in helping Brazil win their first ever record five World
Cup championships and Maradona the Argentine football star is regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of football his Infamous hands of God goal came during Argentina’s quarter-final match against England
in 1986. Maradona scored the

first goal by punching into the net
without the referee realizing it but he later admitted that the goal was scored a little with the head of Maradona a little with the hands of God and mere moments later he scored another spectacular goal which was voted goal of the century in a FIFA poll the match followed
the 1982 Falklands War between

the two Nations Argentina then went on
to win the title that year there are also records tragedies and bad career
endings in the sports history

former German player Miroslav Clause holds
the record for the most goals

scored in FIFA World Cups with a total of16. closer played in the World Cup
four times with Germany he netted five goals in 2002 and 2006 and scored four goals in 2010 and two goals in 2014 and now to a legend who lost his temper one of France’s all-time Legends Zinedine Zidane retired in 2006 with a famous headbutt in a World Cup final between Italy and France Italy won the game on penalties after zidane was shown a red card for losing his temper and
head-butting Italian player Marco matarazzi after he was reportedly
provoked by matarati’s insults then there’s also the tragic story of Colombian footballer Andres Escobar unlucky he scored a goal against his own team in a 2-1 victory for the U.S at the 1994 World Cup but days after his return to Colombia he was shot dead it’s widely believed that he was murdered by a Colombian drug cartel huge crowds attended his funeral
and his death is still marked during matches

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