If you’re a fan of soccer, you’ve likely spent some time watching the World Cup. The games are played at stadiums all over the world, and the finals are usually televised live in the United States. Some of the most memorable matches of the tournament are Brazil’s 3-1 win over Czechoslovakia in 2010, and France’s 3-1 win over Argentina in 2014.
Brazil beat Czechoslovakia 3-1 to win the world cup in 2010
The Brazilians defeated Czechoslovakia 3-1 to win the world cup in 2010. This is the second time the country has successfully defended its title.
The first is in 1970, when they won a tournament for the second time. They are one of two teams to win back-to-back World Cups.
In 1938, Italy won the tournament after coming second in 1934. The team was coached by Vittorio Pozzo, who required his players to perform a Fascist salute in the final.
Czechoslovakia and Slovakia – the two Slavic nations – were rivals in the tournament. They met in the semi-finals.
France beat Argentina 3-1 to win the world cup in 2014
A dramatic final took place at the World Cup. Argentina won 3-2 in extra time. Kylian Mbappe was the first player to score a hat trick in a World Cup final in over half a century.
The first half saw Argentina dominate possession and territory, despite not getting the ball to Messi in a timely manner. Di Maria put the icing on the cake, scoring from close range after a great move by Messi.
Argentina has won four of the last five meetings. However, it’s been a surprisingly tough season for the South American team. It’s been forced to make two substitutions before the half.
Qatar won the bid for the right to host the world cup in 2022
Qatar was awarded the right to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. It beat rival bids from Australia, England, Japan and South Korea. The announcement came after a series of votes by FIFA officials. In the end, 22 out of the 24 members of the FIFA executive committee voted in favour of the country.
But while the victory was widely celebrated, there were several concerns. These mainly centred on the country’s regressive human rights laws.
There was also the question of the cost of hosting the tournament. The country’s winning bid was comparatively expensive. It featured state-of-the-art stadiums and a plan to rebuild three existing stadiums.
Morocco’s run to the semifinals was part of the World Cup’s storyline
Morocco’s run to the semi-finals of the World Cup was one of the most dramatic stories to come out of the tournament. They beat Portugal, Spain and Belgium on their way to the final four. And while it wasn’t as magical as they had hoped, it’s definitely a story that won’t be forgotten.
It was clear that Morocco was ready for a big day, but that didn’t mean they’d go all the way. In fact, the Moroccans came up short in their first match of the final round, losing to Les Bleus 2-0. However, they’ll have a chance to reach the final if they can beat England and France.
The trophy was stolen while on display in London
When the World Cup trophy was stolen while on display in London in 1966, the news captivated the nation. The heist, which took place at Westminster’s Central Hall, was the first of its kind in England. It earned the ire of countries around the world, and prompted the Football Association to make a replica trophy for public celebrations.
When the real trophy was recovered, it was in perfect condition. However, the thieves left behind three million euro worth of postage stamps, which were not returned to the governing body of football in England.
Matches consist of two 45-minute halves with a running clock
Soccer matches are played between two teams. Normally, the match will consist of two halves of 45 minutes each. If a match is tied, the sides will then play extra time. This is a way to ensure that one team wins, which is necessary if the game is a knockout match.
Extra time is generally 30 minutes long, but it can be as short as 15 minutes. During the match, the referee will signal the amount of stoppage time that will be added to each half. The amount of stoppage time that is added will depend on the number of times the players have to stop playing.
Final will be televised live in the United States at 7 a.m. PST
The FIFA World Cup is a major international soccer tournament. The World Cup is played every four years and is usually held in the early summer. This year, it is being held in the Middle East. Despite the change in venue, the World Cup will feature a total of 32 teams. These include the current world no. 1 Brazil, as well as the defending champion France.
The United States is part of CONCACAF, or the Continental North American Confederation. While Mexico was eliminated from the World Cup, the other three members of the continental confederation will be participating.