Everyone is so pumped about the world cup, and it is one of the events that are not just viewed by a vast number of people, but it is also one of the most celebrated ones. It occurs every four years and is presided over by FIFA. It won’t be an exaggeration to call it a sports festival that goes on for a month. Soccer is a game that can bring everyone together, and the hype is genuine around it. There are a total of 32 teams that participate in the tournament, and in this blog, we will discuss the key events that you should know about the journey of the football world cup. Let’s dive into the blog without any further adieu.
First Trophy For Uruguay
The world cup tournament was started back in the 1930s, and the first team to bag the trophy was Uruguay. Before the world cup series was established, the Olympics were the highest-ranked sports event for Football. It was no less than thousands of negotiations, after which FIFA has finally decided to start this tournament. There is a saying that goes perfectly with it, if you want to walk, you must first learn how to crawl.
Germany Was Goal By Croatia
If we discuss the history of the teams, there will be a handful of the groups that can claim the glory as Germany. The team has consistently registered a win in a decade, and it was started back in the 50s. The team was considered the best, and as a European Champion, everyone was expected to perform well. The first time participant Croatia surprised everyone, and Germany was performing as expected when the match started. However, the tables turned right at the 40th minute when Suker received a wild challenge by Words. Croatia performed stunningly in the second half and won the match.
Argentina Winning The Finals
Argentina got through all the challenges in the debut season and reached the finals, where its opponent was Uruguay. After this, they were never able to reach the finals. In the world cup, a trend was established for the past three years that the host was winning the trophy. There was immense pressure on the team to win the finals, and at that time, the country was ruled by a brutal regime, demanding nothing less from their land. Thanks to their country’s support, they reached the finals, and the opponent was Holland. The scoring goal was hit at the 38th minute by the star player Mario Kempes. Holland fought well, and the game was tied at the 89th minute. It got extra time, and the winning goal was hit by Kempes 10 minutes later.
Taste Of Perfection
There will be very few things that you will consider to be perfect. One of such rare moments that the world cup history has witnessed is the match between Argentina and Ivory Coast. The strategy that they have gone for was to remain patient and wait. They have made a total of 25 passes before scoring the perfect goal. The goal played by Hernan Crespo with his back heel stickered the ball on the top corner. This goal was the best not only in terms of the plan, but it also turned out to be a perfect opening for the match. Argentina made a total of 6 goals and the game ended with a perfect score of 6-0.