Greetings, folks! We’re back yet again with today’s edition of FIFA’s “Stats of the Day”. Today is the birthday of Senegalese defender, Kalidou Koulibaly and Iranian central defender, Majid Hosseini. Koulibaly’s team secured an outstanding victory against Poland yesterday and Majid Hosseini will be hoping for a positive outcome in their match against Spain tonight.
The original tweet:
Happy Birthday, @kkoulibaly26 and Majid Hosseini!
— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 20, 2018
Here is an excerpt from FIFA’s “Stats of the Day”:
- 1954 – Hungary record an impressive 8-3 win over Germany FR in Basel, with Sandor Kocsis firing in four goals. However, Germany FR would go on to defeat Hungary in the final two weeks later to become world champions.
- 1990 – In their first-ever FIFA World Cup, Bora Milutinovic’s Costa Rica side seal their progression to the knockout stage by defeating Sweden 2-1 in Genoa in their last group-stage match.
- 2006 – Sweden’s Markus Allback strikes the 2,000th goal in FIFA World Cup history against England in Cologne. Goal number 1,000 had been scored by Rob Rensesnbrink of the Netherlands in 1978.
- 2010 – Didier Drogba scores the first-ever goal for an African team against Brazil in the sixth FIFA World Cup encounter between the Selecao and a CAF team.
- 2014 – Olivier Giroud scores France’s 100th World Cup goal when he opens the scoring in France’s 5-2 victory over Switzerland.
To read more click here: FIFA Stats of the Day: June 20