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The World Cup of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) is the most important event of the so-called most universal sport, leaving some curiosities for history.


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It is impossible to mention every great moment of the World Cups, every goal that has been immortalized in the memory of the millions of fans that football has all over the globe.

Looking ahead to the Qatar 2022 World Cup, which will be held from November 20 to December 18, teleSUR presents below 10 curiosities about the FIFA World Cups.

Brazil has never missed a World Cup

In addition to being the country that has won the most soccer world cups in the history of these tournaments, Brazil is also the only country that has never missed these tournaments.

Brazil has a total of 20 participations in world cups. The one known as the green Amérela is followed by Germany and Italy with 18 assists, Argentina with 16; Mexico (15); Spain, England and France (14); Uruguay and Belgium (12).

Pelé, the youngest to score a goal in a World Cup

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known to the world as Pelé, is one of the most emblematic and quality Brazilian players in history.

O Rey, as he is also known, in addition to being for many the best player in the history of football, has the mark of being the youngest player to score a goal in a World Cup. Pelé scored his first goal against Wales, in the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, when he was only 17 years old.

The oldest player to score in World Cups

Arriving at a World Cup at over 35 is quite a challenge, especially for outfield players, but arriving at over 42 and scoring a goal on top of that seems like a story straight out of a sports movie.

Well, the oldest player to score a goal in a World Cup was the Cameroonian Roger Milla, who during the last game of the United States group stage in 1994 put the ball into the net against the Russian team at the age of 42 years and 39 days.

The biggest win in the history of the World Cups

Many fans remember the seven goals to one win that Germany scored against Brazil in the 2014 World Cup in front of the South American nation's own fans. However, this is not the biggest beating recorded in World Cups, but it was a 10-1 from Hungary to El Salvador in the 1982 World Cup in Spain.

The fastest goal scored in a World Cup

The fastest goal in the history of the soccer World Cups was scored by the Turkish Hakan Sukur in the 2002 Cora-Japan World Cup. The ball pierced the goal line 10.8 seconds into the match.

The player with the most goals in the same World Cup edition

The French Just Fontaine is the footballer with the most goals in the same World Cup. Fontaine scored 13 goals in 1958.

Player with the most goals scored in a World Cup match

The Russian player Oleg Salenko scored five goals representing his team in the United States 1994 World Cup in the rout given by the Russian team to Cameroon.

The game with the most cards

In the round of 16 clash of the Germany 2006 World Cup between the teams from Portugal and the Netherlands, the main referee of the match, the Russian Valentin Ivanov, ended up admonishing 12 players (five Dutch and seven Portuguese) and expelling two from each team.

The yellow card and the fastest expulsion of the World Cups

Just 13 seconds before the start of the clash between Mexico and Sweden in the group stage of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Jesús Gallardo from the Latin American team received a yellow card, this being the fastest in the history of these competitions.

In June 1986, in the World Cup held in Mexico, the Uruguayan José Batista saw the red card when only 53 seconds had elapsed after the clash between the South American nation and Scotland. This is still the fastest ejection in the history of the world cups.

The first televised World Cup

The 1954 World Cup based in Switzerland was the first of these tournaments to be brought to the public through television.

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