FIFA World Cup 2018: Stats of the Day – Day 1

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The official Twitter account of the FIFA World Cup put out a tweet today commemorating the 26th birth anniversary of Peruvian winger, Andre Carrillo as a part of their “Stats of the Day” feature. Peru will have their first match in the 2018 FIFA World Cup against their Group C opponents Denmark on June 16th.

The official tweet:

Here are some excerpts from FIFA’s “Stats of the Day”:

  • 1970 – West German forward Uwe Sweeler scores his ninth and last World Cup goal in the 1970 quarter-finals against England. Earlier, on 3 June, Seeler had also become the first player to score in four different campaigns, a feat that was equalled on the same day but three minutes later by Pele, and in 2014 by Miroslav Klose.
  • 1974 – Australia become the first Oceanian team to appear at a FIFA World Cup, making their debut against Germany DR in Hamburg but losing 2-0.
  • Croatia’s Robert Prosinečki finds the net against Jamaica to become the first and only player to score for two different countries at a FIFA World Cup. The midfielder had previously been on target for Yugoslavia in a match against the UAE on 19 June 1990.

 To read more click here: FIFA Stats of the day: June 14

 

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