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63 DAYS TO GO! Extra-time drama

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:25:00 GMT

In the history of the FIFA World Cup, 63 matches have gone to extra time – including some of the tournament’s most memorable and significant encounters. Among them, of course, were the last three finals, with Italy, Spain and Germany having triumphed after 120 minutes.

World Cup Trophy visits Panama

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:29:00 GMT

The FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour™ by Coca-Cola continued it's world tour, with Panama the latest destination. 1998 World Cup winner David Trezeguet was on hand to share the excitement with fans, including during a stop at a world famous landmark!

62 DAYS TO GO! England’s chequered history

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 11:12:00 GMT

England have played 62 matches at the FIFA World Cup, and have emerged with mixed memories. But amid the disappointments and penalty shootout defeats, there has been one unrivalled highlight: their triumph in the 1966 Final.

Hyundai Anatomy of a Goal: Pele

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 18:57:00 GMT

A 17-year-old player by the name of Pele lit up the final of the 1958 FIFA World Cup with this brilliant solo effort.

61 DAYS TO GO! Record-breaker Matthaus

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 09:33:00 GMT

On 21 March 1961, one of the FIFA World Cup’s all-time greats was born: Lothar Matthaus. The legendary midfielder played in no fewer than five separate editions (1982, 1986, 1990, 1994 and 1998) - more than any other outfield player in World Cup history.

60 DAYS TO GO! Gli Azzurri's super sixty

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 15:30:00 GMT

There have been 60 different goalscorers for Italy at the FIFA World Cup™, spanning 80 years from Angelo Schiavio's opener at the 1934 edition to Mario Balotelli's winner against England at Brazil 2014.

59 DAYS TO GO! Amazing atmospheres abound

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:58:00 GMT

59 FIFA World Cup™ games have had an attendance of 80,000 spectators or more. The 1986 Final saw 114,600 people pack into the Azteca Stadium, while 173,850 saw Uruguay stun Brazil at the Maracana in the 1950 edition's decisive game.

58 DAYS TO GO! Brotherly love

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:36:00 GMT

A total of 58 brothers have featured at the FIFA World Cup™, with Ottmar and Fritz Walter and Bobby and Jack Charlton winning the tournament in 1954 and 1966 respectively. In a remarkable twist, Kevin-Prince and Jerome Boateng even faced each other - in the Ghana v Germany game at Brazil 2014

Mexico 1-0 Cameroon (Brazil 2014)

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:53:00 GMT

Oribe Peralta was the hero as Mexico edged Cameroon in a pulsating Group A game that somehow finished with only one goal. Three goals were ruled out in the first half before the 30-year-old striker slotted home a rebound in the 61st minute in Natal to send Mexico second in their FIFA World Cup™ pool, behind Brazil on goal difference.

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