The most anticipated sporting event in the world brings people together from every background, race, culture and origin. The World Cup's power has been known to stop civil war by giving hope to entire nations. So why is the World Cup every 4 years? After all, it is the most-watched sporting event in the world and you would think teams, players and advertisers alike would love this kind of visibility year in, year out.
As a competition that traces its roots back to 1930, not many sporting events do trips down memory lane quite like the World Cup. The history of the World Cup, like history itself, is written by the winners, and you won’t lift the most prestigious trophy in sports without a bonafide goalscorer. So who are the FIFA World Cup top scorers of all time?
While the likes of James Rodriguez, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Wesley Sneijder and Diego Forlan have dazzled at recent tournaments, none of them feature in this list of the 20 most prolific World Cup top scorers of all time.
Red cards are absolute game-changers — punishments that are often too much for the offending team to overcome. But which club produces the most Premier League red cards? The second-ranked team will likely surprise you.
It was the fall of 2013 and the ire was as succinct as it was poignant: “I don’t like that and he will not do that again.” Despite a 2-0 win in the Champions League, one of Arsene Wenger’s charges had broken a longstanding tradition and the Gunners boss was not happy.
In the history of the FIFA World Cup, 24 different nations have achieved a top four finish. Can you name all of them? TIME'S UP.
It’s difficult, especially when factoring in sides like the United States (3rd place in 1930) and South Korea (4th in 2002). Another country that could certainly slip your memory in this category is Bulgaria.
Do you think that a footballer’s birthday is important? Guess what, it is! The calendar month and year that a soccer player is born in may have a lot to do with whether or not they become a star someday. Here’s what developmental child psychologists have pieced together for us soccer-fact-crazed fanatics.
We all dream of scoring that wonder goal during a soccer game, whether it be just in a park or in an actual match. However, most of us fail miserably at that. We trip over our own feet, the shot goes flying into row Z or some other complete fail.
While we all keep trying for that goal that we can tell our grandkids, this young superstar is actually scoring that goal. A few dummies, a stepover and two beautiful roulettes puts the kid right through on goal, and then finishes it all off with an unsaveable shot into the roof of the net. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, eat your heart out.
France wearing green? Argentina in bright yellow? How about Mexico wearing blue and white stripes? In World Cup kit history, there have been five instances of club kits being worn by national teams, often due to bizarre circumstances.