Greetings readers! 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”:
- 1954 – The third-place play-off match between Austria and Uruguay becomes the 100th FIFA World Cup match.
- 1990 – Argentinian Claudio Caniggia’s 67th-minute header against Italy in the semi-finals finally puts an end to goalkeeper Walter Zenga’s record-breaking run of 517 minutes without conceding – a FIFA World Cup record which is still intact.
- 2010- Thomas Mueller’s opener against Argentina becomes Germany’s 200th World Cup goal, with the Germans the second team to reach this landmark.
- 2010 – Iker Casillas saves a penalty from Paraguay’s Oscar Cardozo and becomes the third goalkeeper to save two penalties in the World Cup but the first to do so in two different editions, having also saved Ian Harte’s penalty in 2002. Poland’s Jan Tomaszewski (1974) and American Brad Friedel (2002) are the other two keepers to have saved two spot kicks.
To read more click here: FIFA Stats of the Day: July 3