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Discussion in 'World Cup 2018 - Russia' started by benztown, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. Hayaka

    Hayaka Member+

    Jun 21, 2009
    SF North Bay
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Denmark
    If France wins tomorrow:

    They will move into 5th place all-time with 2 World Cups and 3 championship matches, still behind Argentina but ahead of Uruguay.

    If Croatia wins:

    They will be the 9th country to win a World Cup, and will be either 8th or 9th all time, depending on how one counts Spain's 4th place finish in 1950.
     
  2. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    If we go into ET tomorrow, it would be the 4th straight final to do so.
     
  3. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Belgium 2-0 England

    63 Belgium England.jpg

    Average age of England's starting lineup (25-174) is their youngest starting eleven in World Cup history.

    Earliest Belgium goals scored in World Cup history:
    4' Thomas Meunier (2018 v England)
    5' Léopold Anoul (1954 v England)
    6' Eden Hazard (2018 v Tunisia, penalty)
    7' Luc Nilis (1998 v South Korea)
    7' Johan Walem (2002 v Russia)
    8' Georges Grün (1994 v Germany)

    Earliest England goals conceded in World Cup history:
    4' Thomas Meunier (2018 v Belgium)
    5' Léopold Anoul (1954 v Belgium)
    5' Carlos Borges (1954 v Uruguay)
    6' Gabriel Batistuta (1998 v Argentina, penalty)
    12' Helmut Haller (1966 v West Germany)
    13' Nikita Simonyan (1958 v USSR)

    Teams that won six matches at a World Cup but did not win the tournament:
    Poland 1974 (6-0-1)
    Italy 1990 (6-1-0) - finished unbeaten
    Netherlands 2010 (6-0-1)
    Belgium 2018 (6-0-1)

    World Cup semi-finalists that lost three matches during the tournament including the thrd-place playoff:
    Yugoslavia 1962 (3-0-3)
    Uruguay 1970 (2-1-3)
    Belgium 1986 (2-2-3)
    Bulgaria 1994 (3-1-3)
    England 2018 (3-1-3)

    Teams that lost three matches at Russia 2018:
    Egypt (0-0-3)
    Panama (0-0-3)
    England (3-1-3)

    Players from the English league that scored against England in a World Cup:
    Kevin Sheedy (1990, Everton / Republic of Ireland)
    Viorel Moldovan (1998, Coventry City / Romania)
    Dan Petrescu (1998, Chelsea / Romania)
    Niclas Alexandersson (2002, Everton / Sweden)
    Clint Dempsey (2010, Fulham / United States)
    Luis Suárez (2014, Liverpool / Uruguay) - scored two goals
    Eden Hazard (2018, Chelsea / Belgium)
     
  4. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    1966 England
    1970 Brazil
    1974 West Germany
    1978 Argentina
    1982 Italy
    Five consecutive World Cups with a different winner.
    Current streak is also at five.
    1998 France
    2002 Brazil
    2006 Italy
    2010 Spain
    2014 Germany
    2018 :unsure:
     
  5. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Teams that played both finalists during the same World Cup.
    * Sweden, 1950 (1-7 v Brazil, 2-3 v Uruguay)
    * Spain, 1950 (2-2 v Uruguay, 1-6 v Brazil)
    * Final group phase but final match of the group - Brazil v Uruguay - decided the destination of the trophy.
    Wales, 1958 (0-0 v Sweden, 0-1 v Brazil)
    USSR, 1958 (0-2 v Brazil, 0-2 v Sweden)
    Spain, 1962 (0-1 v Czechoslovakia, 1-2 v Brazil)
    Mexico, 1962 (0-2 v Brazil, 3-1 v Czechoslovakia)
    Uruguay, 1966 (0-0 v England, 0-4 v West Germany)
    Argentina, 1966 (0-0 v West Germany, 0-1 v England)
    Uruguay, 1970 (0-0 v Italy, 1-3 v Brazil)
    East Germany, 1974 (1-0 v West Germany, 0-2 v Netherlands)
    Sweden, 1974 (0-0 v Netherlands, 2-4 v West Germany)
    Italy, 1978 (1-0 v Argentina, 1-2 v Netherlands)
    Peru, 1978 (0-0 v Netherlands, 0-6 v Argentina)
    Uruguay, 1986 (1-1 v West Germany, 0-1 v Argentina)
    Yugoslavia, 1990 (1-4 v West Germany, 0-0 a.e.t. 2-3 penalties v Argentina)
    Denmark, 1998 (1-2 v France, 2-3 v Brazil)
    Denmark, 2018 (0-0 v France, 1-1 a.e.t. 2-3 penalties v Croatia)
    Argentina, 2018 (0-3 v Croatia, 3-4 v France)

    Denmark 2018 is the only team that did not (officially) lose to the two finalists.
     
  6. Iranian Monitor

    Iranian Monitor Member+

    Aug 18, 2004
    Tehran Iran
    Thanks for all the fascinating statistics and facts you post after each game. Not to nit pick, but on what you posted in the above quote, I would rephrase it as follows: Denmark 2018 is the only team that played both finalists but did not (officially) lose to the two finalists.
     
  7. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    I don't understand the need. :confused:
    What's another way you can interpret the sentence I posted?
    Unless I missed one/some, the list includes every team that played both finalists in the given World Cup.
     
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  8. Iranian Monitor

    Iranian Monitor Member+

    Aug 18, 2004
    Tehran Iran
    You are right. I just thought that the last sentence standing in its own didn't sound right.
     
  9. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Did we forget the obvious fact that Belgium has achieved 3rd place for the first time ever?
     
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  10. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    The last time France had three defenders score in a World Cup was when they won it in '98.

    (Credit to Fox Sports for that bit of trivia.)
     
  11. Xylophone

    Xylophone Member

    Fiorentina
    Sweden
    Jan 30, 2018
    Every tournament has those unfortunate benchwarmers who never get to enter the field. Here is a list of those outfield players from this World Cup:

    Group A

    Uruguay: Gastón Silva & Maxi Pereira

    Russia: Andrey Semyonov & Anton Miranchuk

    Saudi Arabia: Mansoor Al-Harbi, Abdulmalek Al-Khaibri & Abdullah Al-Khaibari

    Egypt: Ahmed Elmohamady, Mahmoud Hamdy, Ayman Ashraf, Saad Samir, Omar Gaber & Shikabala


    Group B

    Spain: Nacho Monreal, César Azpilicueta, Alvaro Odriozola & Saúl Niguez

    Portugal: Mário Rui, Bruno Alves & Rúben Dias

    Iran: Mohammad Khanzadeh, Pejman Montazeri, Mehdi Torabi, Ashkan Dejegah & Reza Ghoochannejhad

    Morocco: Hamza Mendyl & Youssef Bennasser


    Group C

    France: Adil Rami (preliminary)

    Denmark: Jannik Vestergaard

    Peru: Aldo Corzo, Nilson Loyola, Miguel Araujo & Andy Polo

    Australia: Milos Degenek, Matthew Jurman, James Meredith, Massimo Luongo, Jamie Maclaren & Dimitri Petratos


    Group D

    Croatia: -

    Argentina: Cristian Ansaldi & Giovani Lo Celso

    Nigeria: Elderson Echiéjilé, Chidozie Awaziem, Joel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi & John Ogu

    Iceland: Hólmar Eyjólfsson, Samúel Friðjónsson & Ólafur Skúlason


    Group E

    Brazil: Pedro Geromel, Fred & Taison

    Switzerland: Nico Elvedi, François Moubandje, Gelson Fernandes & Remo Freuler

    Serbia: Milan Rodić, Uroš Spajić & Marko Grujić

    Costa Rica: Kenner Gutiérrez


    Group F

    Sweden: Filip Helander & Marcus Rohdén

    Mexico: Érick Gutiérrez & Javier Aquino

    South Korea: Oh Ban-suk & Jung Seung-hyun

    Germany: Matthias Ginter


    Group G

    Belgium: -

    England: -

    Tunisia: -

    Panama: Valentin Pimentel


    Group H

    Colombia: Farid Díaz

    Japan: Naomichi Ueda, Wataru Endo & Ryota Oshima

    Senegal: Adama Mbengue, Kara Mbodji & Moussa Sow

    Poland: Karol Linetty
     
  12. Gorando

    Gorando Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Belgium
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Belgium
    and have a world cup record of 10 different scorers. Shared with france 1982 & Italy 2006
     
  13. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    VAR was used for the first time in the Final in 2018 in the 35th minute.


    Come to think of it France was involved in the first time it was ever used also in this tournament against Australia in the Group stage.

    France was also involved in the first time goal line technology was used in 2014 against Honduras in the Group Stage.

    Kind of crazy that France has benefited from new technology first on all three occasions.
     
  14. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Mario mandžukić has the fubious honor of being the first play ever to score an own goal in the World Cup Championship game Final.
     
  15. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    France has won the World Cup for the first time outside of their Country's borders.

    (Leaving England as the only winner not to do so.)
     
  16. Gibraldo

    Gibraldo Member

    Nov 17, 2005
    Pfaffenhofen / Ilm
    Club:
    FK Crvena Zvezda Beograd
    Nat'l Team:
    Serbia
    peru's talisman streak continues. for the 5th time in their 5th appearance, the played the later world champ during the tournament. 30 uruguay, 70 brazil, 78 argetina, 82 italy, 2018 france
     
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  17. Gibraldo

    Gibraldo Member

    Nov 17, 2005
    Pfaffenhofen / Ilm
    Club:
    FK Crvena Zvezda Beograd
    Nat'l Team:
    Serbia
    france could finally end the somewhat curse of the runner-up of the euro the ran 2 years before a world cup.

    1960 - yugoslavia lost in QF 1962
    1964 - sovjet union lost in SF 1966
    1968 - yugoslavia not qualified in 1970
    1972 - sovjet union not qualified in 1974
    1976 - germany out in 2nd group stage in 1978
    1980 - belgium out in 2nd group stage in 1982
    1984 - spain lost in QF in 1986
    1988 - sovjet union out in group stage 1990
    1992 - germany lost in QF in 1994
    1996 - czechia not qualified for 1998
    2000 - italy lost in Rof16 in 2002
    2004 - portugal lost in SF 2006
    2008 - germany lost in SF 2010
    2012 - italy out in group phase 2014
    2016 - france becomes world champ
     
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  18. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    France 4-2 Croatia

    64 France Croatia.jpg

    Average age, World Cup experience (matches played) ... international appearances/goals of starting lineups.
    FRA : 26-090 , 93 ... 518 / 87
    CRO : 29-190 , 81 ... 671 / 94

    Largest difference in average age of World Cup finalists:
    3-187 : 1958 Sweden v Brazil
    3-099 : 2018 Croatia v France

    Youngest players to play in a World Cup Final:
    17-249 Pelé (1958, Brazil v Sweden)
    18-201 Giuseppe Bergomi (1982, Italy v West Germany)
    19-207 Kylian Mbappé (2018, France v Croatia)
    19-344 Rubén Morán (1950, Uruguay v Brazil)

    Clubs with most players represented in World Cup Finals:
    31 Bayern Munich
    27 Juventus, Inter Milan

    Clubs represented for the first time in a World Cup final (2018):
    Atlético Madrid (Lucas Hernández, Antoine Griezmann and Sime Vrsaljko)
    Besiktas (Domagoj Vida)

    Teams that scored the first goal in the World Cup Final have won 13 of 21 times.
    Lost in 1934, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1974 and 2006.

    Penalty kicks awarded in a World Cup Final:
    1974 Netherlands v West Germany (1', converted by Johan Neeskens)
    1974 West Germany v Netherlands (24', converted by Paul Breitner)
    1982 Italy v West Germany (24', wide right post by Antonio Cabrini)
    1990 West Germany v Argentina (85', converted by Andreas Brehme)
    2006 France v Italy (6', converted by Zinedine Zidane)
    2018 France v Croatia (35', converted by Antoine Griezmann)

    Players that scored from outside of the penalty area in a World Cup Final:
    Santos Iriarte (1930 Uruguay v Argentina, 68')
    Roberto Boninsegna (1970 Italy v Brazil, 37')
    Gérson (1970 Brazil v Italy, 66')
    Marco Tardelli (1982 Italy v West Germany, 69')
    Paul Pogba (2018 France v Croatia, 59')
    Kylian Mbappé (2018 France v Croatia, 65')

    Youngest goal scorers in a World Cup Final:
    17-249 Pelé, 1958 Brazil v Sweden
    19-207 Kylian Mbappé, 2018 France v Croatia
    21-320 Carlos Peucelle, 1930 Argentina v Uruguay
    21-323 Amarildo, 1962 Brazil v Czechoslovakia

    Players to score a goal and an own goal in the same World Cup match:
    Ernie Brandts, 1978 Netherlands v Italy
    Mario Mandzukic, 2018 Croatia v France

    Clubs whose players have scored the most goals in World Cup Finals:
    8 Internazionale - Boninsegna (1970), Altobelli (1982), Rummenigge (1986), Brehme (1990), Ronaldo (two, 2002), Materazzi (2006), Perisic (2018).
    6 Juventus
    5 Santos
    4 West Ham United, Bayern Munich

    Players that have WON the UEFA European Cup/Champions League and the World Cup in the same season:
    Sepp Maier (1974 Bayern Munich / West Germany)
    Paul Breitner (1974 Bayern Munich / West Germany)
    Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck (1974 Bayern Munich / West Germany)
    Franz Beckenbauer (1974 Bayern Munich / West Germany)
    Gerd Müller (1974 Bayern Munich / West Germany)
    Uli Hoeness (1974 Bayern Munich / West Germany)
    Jupp Kapellmann (1974 Bayern Munich / West Germany)
    Christian Karembeu (1998 Real Madrid / France)
    Roberto Carlos (2002 Real Madrid / Brazil)
    Sami Khedira (2014 Real Madrid / Germany)
    Raphaël Varane (2018 Real Madrid / France)

    Players that have LOST the UEFA European Cup/Champions League and the World Cup in the same season:
    Nils Liedholm (1958 AC Milan / Sweden)
    Paul Breitner (1982 Bayern Munich / West Germany)
    Wolfgang Dremmler (1982 Bayern Munich / West Germany)
    Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (1982 Bayern Munich / West Germany)
    Michael Ballack (2002 Bayer Leverkusen / Germany)
    Hans-Jörg Butt (2002 Bayer Leverkusen / Germany)
    Oliver Neuville (2002 Bayer Leverkusen / Germany)
    Carsten Ramelow (2002 Bayer Leverkusen / Germany)
    Bernd Schneider (2002 Bayer Leverkusen / Germany)
    Arjen Robben (2010 Bayern Munich / Netherlands)
    Mark van Bommel (2010 Bayern Munich / Netherlands)
    Dejan Lovren (2018 Liverpool / Croatia)

    Peru have participated in five World Cups. On each occasion they played against the team that would go on to win that tournament.
    1930: Uruguay won 1-0
    1970: Brazil won 4-2
    1978: Argentina won 6-0
    1982: Italy drew 1-1
    2018: France won 1-0
     
  19. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    64 France Croatia 1.jpg

    World Cup winners
    5 Brazil
    4 Italy, Germany
    2 Uruguay, Argentina, France
    1 England, Spain

    World Cup winners as a player / as a coach:
    Mário Zagallo : 1958, 1962 / 1970
    Franz Beckenbauer : 1974 / 1990
    Didier Deschamps : 1998 / 2018

    Clubs whose players have scored the most goals in World Cup history.
    76 Bayern Munich (0 in 2018)
    74 Real Madrid (10)
    73 Barcelona (11)
    71 Internazionale (3)
    56 Juventus (4)
    39 Peñarol (0)
    39 Atlético (8)
    38 Manchester United (8)

    Youngest squads to have won the World Cup:
    25-070 : Brazil 1970
    25-224 : Uruguay 1950
    25-308 : Brazil 1958
    26-011 : France 2018
    26-068 : Germany 2014

    2.548 goals scored in 21 editions of the World Cup:
    1930 - 70
    1934 - 70
    1938 - 84
    1950 - 88
    1954 - 140
    1958 - 126
    1962 - 89
    1966 - 89
    1970 - 95
    1974 - 97
    1978 - 102
    1982 - 146
    1986 - 132
    1990 - 115
    1994 - 141
    1998 - 171
    2002 - 161
    2006 - 147
    2010 - 145
    2014 - 171
    2018 - 169
     
  20. Every Four Years

    May 16, 2015
    Johns Creek, Georgia
    Nat'l Team:
    India
    Croatia's loss today means that England remains the only team to have won the World Cup that has not also ever won its applicable continental championship.

    Of the 13 teams to have reached a World Cup final, only 4 - England, Croatia, Hungary, and Sweden have not won their applicable continental championship (or made the final, for that matter). Croatia is the only one among them to have not even made the semifinals of their applicable continental championship.

    Croatia is the first losing finalist since West Germany in 1986 to score two goals in the WC final. In fact, since 1986, only one other losing finalist - France in 2006 - has managed to score in the final.

    France is the first team to score 4 goals in a WC final since Brazil in 1970. The last time six goals were scored in a WC final was in 1966 (England 4-2 Germany, a.e.t.). Some other WC finals to end 4-2 are Uruguay v Argentina, 1930, and Italy v Hungary, 1938. The only final to produce more goals was Brazil 5-2 Sweden, 1958.
     
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  21. Gibraldo

    Gibraldo Member

    Nov 17, 2005
    Pfaffenhofen / Ilm
    Club:
    FK Crvena Zvezda Beograd
    Nat'l Team:
    Serbia
    5 european teams have won the world cup while 5 other european teams have reached finals without ever winning a world cup.

    However, 3 conmebol teams won with no other conmebol team ever reaching a final.
     
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  22. TheHitman47

    TheHitman47 Member

    Jan 14, 2016
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Paul Pogba is the first Manchester United player to score in a World Cup final.
     
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  23. sevenace

    sevenace New Member

    Oct 4, 2017
    Number of top 8 finishes.

    18 Brazil (1930, 1938, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018)

    17 Germany (1934, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014)

    11 England (1950, 1954, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1982, 1986, 1990, 2002, 2006, 2018)

    10 Italy (1934, 1938, 1950, 1970, 1978, 1982, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2006)
    10 Argentina (1930, 1966, 1974, 1978, 1986, 1990, 1998, 2006, 2010, 2014)

    9 France (1930, 1938, 1958, 1982, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2014, 2018)

    7 Uruguay (1930, 1950, 1954, 1966, 1970, 2010, 2018)
    7 Yugoslavia (1930, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1974, 1990)
    7 Sweden (1934, 1938, 1950, 1958, 1974, 1994, 2018)

    6 Netherlands (1974, 1978, 1994, 1998, 2010, 2014)
    6 Spain (1934, 1950, 1986, 1994, 2002, 2010)
    6 USSR/Russia (1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1982, 2018)

    5 Hungary (1934, 1938, 1954, 1962, 1966)

    4 Switzerland (1934, 1938, 1950, 1954)
    4 Austria (1934, 1954, 1978, 1982)
    4 Czechoslovakia (1934, 1938, 1962, 1990)

    3 Poland (1974, 1978, 1982)
    3 Belgium (1986, 2014, 2018)

    2 Chile (1930, 1962)
    2 Peru (1970, 1978)
    2 Mexico (1970, 1986)
    2 Romania (1930, 1994)
    2 Croatia (1998, 2018)
    2 United States (1930, 2002)
    2 Portugal (1966, 2006)

    1 East Germany (1974)
    1 Cuba (1938)
    1 Wales (1958)
    1 Northern Ireland (1958)
    1 North Korea (1966)
    1 Cameroon (1990)
    1 Ireland (1990)
    1 Bulgaria (1994)
    1 Denmark (1998)
    1 Turkey (2002)
    1 South Korea (2002)
    1 Senegal (2002)
    1 Ukraine (2006)
    1 Ghana (2010)
    1 Paraguay (2010)
    1 Colombia (2014)
    1 Costa Rica (2014)
     
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  24. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    France has won both of its WC titles with its starting striker not having scored a single goal.

    98 - Guivarch
    18 - Giroud

    In 98 Guivarch didn't play all games, looked like he had some injury in the first game as he was subbed out early but he was back starting from QFs on.

    I looked back to 58 and France is the only team to win a WC without their main striker not scoring a single goal.
     
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  25. nooshcat

    nooshcat Member

    Jan 3, 2017
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No hat-tricks in the knockout stage again. The last time it happened was in 1990.
     

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