World Cup Trivia
⏺ After winning their 2nd World Cup title in 1938, Italy went on a 44 year drought, before winning their third title in 1982.
⏺Italy’s 🇮🇹 Vittorio Pozzo is the only head coach to lead the nation to two consecutive World Cup titles as the head coach, in 1⃣9⃣3⃣4⃣ and 1⃣9⃣3⃣8⃣⚽🏆
Oliver Kahn is the only Goal Keeper in the history of World Cup to have won the Golden Ball trophy for the best player of the tournament (Won by Leo Messi In 2014)
In the 2002 FIFA World Cup, his team,Germany reached the final. While Germany was several times derided for their poor performance, Kahn’s prowess proved to be the deciding factor in several games until the final, where Germany lost 0–2 to Brazil and Kahn made a mistake on Brazil’s first goal.Nevertheless, he was named the tournament’s best player and received the Golden Ball award.
Kahn is regarded as the fifth best goal keeper of the 21st century
Sir Viv Richards is the only person in the history to have played both World Cup Cricket and World Cup Football
He played in the World Cup qualifying matches for the 1974 World Cup for Antigua and Barbuda
Meanwhile, playing for west Indies,he is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. Richards was voted one of the five Cricketers of the Century by a 100-member panel of experts in 2000, along with Sir Donald Bradman, Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Jack Hobbs and Shane Warne.
The Fastest Goal
In the 2002 World Cup, Turkey’s Hakan Sukur scored the fastest goal in just 11 seconds. The goal helped the Turks defeat South Korea 3:2 and finish the tournament in 3rd place.
At an unbelievable 11 seconds, Sukur holds the record for fastest goal scored in a World Cup match.
Watch the goal here :