Good afternoon, readers! We bring to you today’s edition of FIFA’s “Stats of the Day”.
Here is an excerpt from FIFA’s “Stats of the Day”:
- 1974 – Australia win their first point at a FIFA World Cup after drawing 0-0 with Chile. Germany FR and Germany DR play each other in Hamburg, with Jurgen Sparwasser scoring the only goal of the game in the 77th minute to give Germany DR a 1-0 victory.
- 1986 – Argentina defeat England 2-1 in a historic quarter-final match in Mexico City. Diego Maradona nets both Argentinian goals, the first of which as remembered as the infamous “Hand of God” goal, while the second remains one of the greatest goals ever seen in FIFA World Cup history.
- 2002 – A golden goal against Senegal by Ilhan Mansiz in the 94th minute ensures Turkey reach a historic semi-final.
- 2006 – Ghana become the only newcomers in the 2006 tournament to advance to the second stage, courtesy of their 2-1 victory over the USA, with fellow debutants Angola, Cote d’ Ivoire, Togo and Trinidad and Tobago all eliminated at the end of the group stage. In the group-stage match between Brazil and Japan, Carlos Alberto Parreira becomes the first coach in FIFA World Cup history to have faced national teams from all six confederations.
- 2010 – Ten days after beating Cesare Maldini’s record as the oldest coach in the history of World Cup, Greece’s German coach Otto Rehhagel sets a new record at the age of 71 years and 317 days in his team’s 2-0 defeat by Argentina.
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