Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The History of the World Cup

URUGUAY 1930
Final Uruguay 4-2 Argentina Matches 18 Goals 70 (3.89 per game) Best player Jose Nasazzi, Uruguay Top scorer Guillermo Stabile, Argentina (8)
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ITALY 1934
Final Italy 2-1 Czechoslovakia (a.e.t.) Matches 16 Goals 69 (4.31 per game) Best player Giuseppe Meazza, Italy Top scorer OldRich Nejedlý, Czechoslovakia (5)
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France 1938
Final Italy 4-2 Hungary Matches 18 Goals 81 (4.5 per game) Best player Leônidas, Brazil Top scorer Leônidas, Brazil (7)
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Brazil1950
Final Uruguay 2-1 Brazil Matches 22 Goals 88 (4 per game) Best player Zizinho, Brazil Top scorer Ademir, Brazil (8)
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Germany 1954
Final Germany 3-2 Hungary Matches 26 Goals 139 (5.35 per game) Best Player Ferenc Puskás, Hungary Top scorer Sándor Kocsis, Hungary (11)
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Sweden 1958
Final Brazil 5-2 Sweden Matches 35 Goals 126 (3.6 per game) Best player Didi, Brazil Top scorer Just Fontaine, France (13)
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Chile 1962
Final Brazil 3-1 Czechoslovakia Matches 32 Goals 89 (2.78 per game) Best player Garrincha, Brazil Top scorers Garrincha & Vavá (Bazil), Leonel Sánchez (Chile), Flórián Albert (Hungary), Valentin Ivanov (Soviet Union), DraZan JerkoviC (Yugoslavia) – 4
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England 1966
Final England 4-2 West Germany (AET) Matches 32 Goals 89 (2.78 per game) Best player Bobby Charlton, England Top scorer Eusébio, Portugal (8)
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Mexico 1970
Final Brazil 4-1 Italy Matches 32 Goals 95 (2.97 per game) Best player Pelé, BrazilTop scorer Gerd Müller, Germany (10)
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Germany 1974
Final Germany 2-1 Netherlands Matches 38 Goals 97 (2.55 per game) Best player Johan Cruijff Top scorer Grzegorz Lato, Poland (7)
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Argentina 1978
Final Argentina 3-1 Netherlands Matches 38 Goals 102 (2.68) Best player Mario Kempes, Argentina Top scorer Mario Kempes, Argentina (6)
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Spain 1982
Final Italy 3-1 Germany Matches 52 Goals 146 (2.8 per game) Best player Paulo Rossi, Italy Top scorer Paulo Rossi, Italy (6)
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Mexico 1986
Final Argentina 3-2 Germany Matches 52 Goals 134 (2.58 per game) Best player Diego Maradona, Argentina Top scorer Gary Lineker, England (6)
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Italy 1990
Final Germany 1-0 Argentina Matches 52 Goals 115 (2.21 per game) Best player Salvatore Schillaci, Italy Top scorer Salvatore Schillaci, Italy (6)
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USA 1994
Final Brazil 0-0 Italy (AET) Brazil won 3-2 on penalties Matches 52 Goals 141 (2.71 per game) Best player Romario, Brazil Top scorer Oleg Salenko, Russia & Hristo Stoichkov, Bulgaria (6)
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France 1998
Final France 3-0 Brazil Matches 64 Goals 171 (2.67 per game) Best player Ronaldo, Brazil Top scorer Davor Suker, Croatia (6)
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South Korea/Japan 2002
Final Brazil 2-0 Germany Matches 64 Goals 161 (2.51 per game) Best player Oliver Kahn, Germany Top scorer Ronaldo, Brazil (8)
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Germany 2006
Final Italy 1-1 France (Italy won 5-3 on pens) Matches 64 Goals 147 (2.29 per game) Best player Zinedine Zidane, France Top scorer Miroslav Klose, Germany (5)
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South Africa 2010
Final Spain 1-0 Netherlands Matches 64 Goals 145 (2.26 per game) Best player Diego Forlán, Uruguay Top scorer Thomas Muller (Germany) David Villa (Spain) Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands) Diego Forlán (Uruguay) - 5
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