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Thursday, 10 June 2010


1. Which country has won the World Cup Football a record five times?
Brazil.(1958,1962,1970, 1994,2002).
Italy, have won four titles, and Germany are next with three titles.

2. The only country in the world to have played in every tournament of World cup Football?

3. First ever World Cup match was played between?
France Vs Mexico.
France defeated Mexico 4–1 in that match. Lucien Laurent of France scored the first goal in World Cup history, while American goalkeeper Jimmy Douglas posted the first official "clean sheet" in the tournament.

4. First World Cup football tournament was held in?
Uruguay. (1930).
Uruguay won the title by beating Argentina in the final (4-2).

5. How many countries participated in the first football world cup?

6. The first goal in World Cup history was scored by?
Lucien Laurent( France).

7. In 1942 and 1946, World Cup Football competitions were cancelled due to?
World War II.

8. Who is the only man to have scored in every match of a World Cup tournament, including the final?
He managed at least one goal in all six matches Brazil played in the 1970 tournament.

9. From 1930 to 1970, the World Cup Football Trophy was known as?
Jules Rimet Trophy.
From 1930 to 1970, the Jules Rimet Trophy was awarded to the World Cup winner. It was originally simply known as the World Cup or Coupe du Monde, but in 1946 it was renamed after the FIFA president Jules Rimet who set up the first tournament. In 1970, Brazil's third victory in the tournament entitled them to keep the trophy permanently. However, the trophy was stolen in 1983, and has never been recovered, apparently melted down by the thieves. 

10. Which country won the FIFA world Cup trophy for the first time?

11. Who becomes the first substitute to score in the World Cup finals when he netted against El Salvador in the tournament in 1970 held in Mexico?
Juan Basaguren(Mexico).

12. FIFA World Cup Trophy is designed by?
Silvio Gazzaniga, Italian designer.
The trophy is 36 cm (14.2 in) high, made of solid 18 carat (75%) gold and weighs 6.175 kg (13.6 lb). The base contains two layers of semi-precious malachite while the bottom side of the trophy bears the engraved year and name of each FIFA World Cup winner since 1974.

13. How many teams participating in the 2010 FIFA world Cup?

14. Which award is given for the Best Goalkeeper in World Cup Football tournaments?
The Yashin Award.
The Yashin Award was first awarded in 1994. The award is named in honor of the late goalkeeper Lev Yashin (USSR).

15. Which player has played the most World Cup matches overall, with 25 appearances?
Lothar Matthaus (Germany).

16. Who is the all-time top scorer in the history of the World Cup with 16 goals?
Miroslav Josef Klose (Germany)

17. Who was the oldest referee at the FIFA world cup football finals?
George Reader. He was 53 years and 236 days old when he officiated at the final match of the 1950 world cup between Uruguay and Brazil.

18. Name of the two players who share the record for playing in the most World Cups?
Antonio Carbajal (Mexico) and Lothar Matthaus (Germany).Both played in five tournaments.

19. The first player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup match was?
Bert Petenaude (United States). He scored hat-trick in the match against Paraguay in 1930.

20. Who is the only player to have won three World Cup winners' medals?

21. Who is the overall top goalscorer in all the World Cup tournaments?
Miroslav Josef Klose (Germany).He scored 16 goals in three tournaments.
Ronaldo (Brazil)  is second with 15 goals. Gerd Müller( West Germany) is third, with 14 goals.

22. Name the only people to date to win the World Cup as both player and head coach?
Mário Zagallo (Brazil) and Franz Beckenbauer(West Germany).
Zagallo won in 1958 and 1962 as a player and in 1970 as head coach. Beckenbauer won in 1974 as captain and in 1990 as head coach.

23. Who is the oldest man to have represented his country at the World Cup?
Roger Milla. He was 42 years and 49 days old when he appeared for Cameroon against Russia in 1994.

24. The first player to score a hat trick in 2 World Cups?
Gabriel Omar Batistuta(Argentina).
He scored a hat-trick in their opening game against Greece in the 1994 World Cup held in U.S.A. He scored second hat-trick in the game against Jamaica in the 1998 world cup held in France.

25. Name of the footballer who was sent home from the 1994 World Cup in USA for using ephedrine (a sympathomimetic amine commonly used as a stimulant)?
Diego Maradona.

26. World Cup Football held in Asia for the first time in?
2002.(Japan & South Korea).

27. Pele, the legend of World Football, won his first World Cup at the age of?
He is the only footballer to be a part of three World Cup-winning squads. His first match in the World Cup was against USSR in the first round of the 1958 FIFA World Cup.

28. Who scored the fastest goal ever in the history of World Cup, needing only 11 seconds to notch against South Korea in 2002?
Hakan Suker (Turkey)

29. Who becomes the youngest player in World Cup history to score a hat-trick?
Pele. He scored hat-trick in the semi final match against France in World Cup-1958.
During that world cup, he became the youngest player to play in a World Cup final match at 17 years and 249 days.

30. The first self goal in World Cup history was scored by?
Ernst Lotscher of Switzerland against Germany in 1938.

31. What is the minimum rest period between two games for any team at the 2006 World Cup according to FIFA competition rules?
48 hours

32. Who holds the record for the most goals scored in a single World Cup tournament?
Just Fontaine (France).
He scored 13 goals in the world cup -1958. Sandor Kocsis of Hungary is second with 11 goals in only 5 games in 1954.

33. Which country withdrew from the World Cup Football held in Brazil in 1950 because FIFA refused to let their team play barefoot?

34. Players first wore numbered shirts in World Cup finals during which world Cup?
World Cup in 1938 held in France.

35. Who won the Golden Shoe award as top scorer with eight goals in the 2002 World Cup?

36. In which year the World Cup Football first televised?

37. How many nations participating in the World Cup Football -2010 tournament in South Africa?

38. Name of the Indian who is selected as a member of the Appeals Committee of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)?
P.P. Lakshmanan.

39. Name of the Official Mascot for the 2010 FIFA World Cup?

Zakumi, He is an anthropomorphised leopard with green hair, presented on 22 September 2008. His name comes from "ZA", the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for South Africa, and "kumi", a word that means ten in various African languages.

Official Mascot of other World cups:
England-1966: World Cup Willie (A lion, a typical symbol of the United Kingdom, wearing a Union Flag jersey with the words "WORLD CUP".)
Mexico-1970: Juanito (A boy wearing Mexico's kit and a sombrero (with the words "MEXICO 70"). His name is the diminutive of "Juan", a common name in Spanish.)
West Germany-1974:Tip and Tap (Two boys wearing Germany kits, with the letters WM (Weltmeisterschaft, World Cup) and number 74.)
Argentina-1978: Gauchito(A boy wearing Argentina's kit)
Spain-1982: Naranjito (An orange, a typical fruit in Spain, wearing the kit of the host's national team)
Mexico-1986: Pique(A jalapeno pepper, characteristic of Mexican cuisine, with a moustache and wearing a sombrero)
Italy-1990: Ciao (A stick figure player with a football head and an Italian tricolore body)
USA-1994: Striker, the World Cup Pup(A dog, a common US pet animal, wearing a red, white and blue football uniform with the words "USA 94".)
France-1998: Footix(A rooster, one of the national symbols of France, with the words "FRANCE 98" on the chest)
Korea/Japan-2002: Ato, Kaz and Nik (The Spheriks)( Orange, purple and blue (respectively) futuristic, computer-generated creatures.)
Germany-2006: Goleo VI (A lion wearing a Germany shirt with the number 06 and a talking football named Pille.)

40. Who was the oldest player to collect the World Cup Football trophy?
Dino Zoff, captain and goal keeper of Italy collected the World Cup Football trophy in 1982 at the age of 40. Italy beat West Germany in the final of that world cup.

41. Name of the Colombian footballer who was shot and killed due to his own goal in the 1994 FIFA World Cup, which caused gambling losses to several powerful drug lords?
Andres Escobar.
Escobar's infamous own goal occurred in a match against the United States on 22 June during the 1994 World Cup. Stretching to cut out a cross from U.S. midfielder John Harkes, he deflected the ball into his own net in the second match of Group A. The USA won the game 2–1, and as a result, Colombia was eliminated from the tournament in the first round. 

42. An incredible 20 cards (Four Red and 16 Yellow) were issued during the 2006 World Cup finals on 25th June 2006. The match was between?
Portugal and Netharlands.

43. How much prize money will be given for the winners of 2010 World Cup?
$30 million. $24 million for the runners up.

44. The official song of the FIFA world cup-2010 is?
“Waka Waka”.
The song is presented by the Colombian singer Shakira and the band Freshlyground from South Africa, and is sung in both English and Spanish. The song is based upon a traditional African soldiers' song named Zangalewa.

45. The match ball for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, manufactured by Adidas, is named as?
The Jabulani, which means "bringing joy to everyone"

46. How many matches of World Cup 2010 will be captured using 3D Cameras?
Sony technology will be used to film the tournament.

47. Which country will host the 2014 FIFA World Cup?

48. Previous Winners of World CUP Football:
1930, Winner: Uruguay, Runner-up: Argentina Score:4-2 Venue:Uruguay
1934, Winner: Italy, Runner-up: Czechoslovakia Score:2-1 Venue: Italy
1938, Winner: Italy ,Runner-up: Hungary Score:4-2 Venue: France
1942Not held due to World War-II
1946Not held due to World War-II
1950, Winner: Uruguay ,Runner-up: Brazil Score:… Venue: France
There was no official World Cup final match in 1950.The tournament winner was decided by a final round-robin group contested by four teams (Uruguay, Brazil, Sweden, and Spain). However, Uruguay's 2–1 victory over Brazil was the decisive match (and also coincidentally one of the last two matches of the tournament) which put them ahead on points and ensured that they finished top of the group as world champions. Therefore, this match is often considered the final of the 1950 World Cup.
1954, Winner: West Germany ,Runner-up: Hungary Score:3-2 Venue: Switzerland
1958, Winner: Brazil, Runner-up: Sweden Score:5-2 Venue: Sweden
1962, Winner: Brazil, Runner-up: Czechoslovakia Score:3-1 Venue: Chile
1966, Winner: England, Runner-up: West Germany Score:4-2 Venue: England
1970, Winner: Brazil, Runner-up: ItalyScore:4-1 Venue: Mexico
1974, Winner: West Germany, Runner-up: Holland Score:2-1 Venue: West Germany
1978, Winner: Argentina, Runner-up: Holland (Netherlands) Score: 3-1 Venue: Argentina
1982, Winner: Italy, Runner-up: West Germany Score:3-1 Venue: Spain
1986, Winner: Argentina, Runner-up: West Germany Score:3-2 Venue: Mexico
1990, Winner: West Germany, Runner-up: Argentina Score:1-0 Venue: Italy
1994, Winner: Brazil, Runner-up: Italy Score:0-0(3-2 Penalty Shootout) Venue: USA
1998, Winner: France, Runner-up: Brazil Score:3-0 Venue: France
2002, Winner: Brazil, Runner-up: Germany Score:2-0 Venue: Japan / Korea
2006, Winner: Italy, Runner-up: France Score:1-1(5-3 Penalty Shootout) Venue: Germany

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