Greetings folks! We are back again with today’s edition of FIFA’s “Stats of the Day” feature. Read about all the interesting trivia associated with your favourite footballers and teams right here.
Here is an excerpt of FIFA’s “Stats of the Day”:
- 1950 – The second and final round of the FIFA World Cup begins in Brazil. The second part of the competition adopts a four-team round-robin format and does not include a final; the 1950 edition is still the only FIFA World Cup tournament without a final. On this day, hosts Brazil defeat Sweden 7-1 while the eventual champions Uruguay draw 2-2 with Spain. The competition winners would subsequently be determined by a decisive game between Uruguay and Brazil (2-1).
- 2006 – In Berlin, Italy win their fourth FIFA World Cup by defeating France 5-3 on penalties following a 1-1 extra-time draw in the final. Both goals are scored in the first half of regular time, a penalty by Zinedine Zidane and a header by Marco Materazzi.
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