Soccer is the most popular and most playable game in the world, as many people around the world are regular followers of this game and people also loves to play this game. FIFA is doing some good steps to promote the game in every corner of the world, and it has succeeded in its efforts, as now Soccer is played and loved almost every country of the world. The World Cup of the Soccer is held after every 4 years, and every time a country have to host the World Cup. The next FIFA World Cup will be held in Brazil in 2014 and teams are ready to break the old records and make the new one’s. Most teams around the world have some World Cup records by their name, and in this article we have gathered top ten Soccer World Cup records, by readings this you will surely get enough knowledge about the records that are set by different teams of the world in this mega event.
10. Youngest And Oldest Players:-
The youngest player which played this tournament was belongs to Togo and he was just 13 years old and 310 days. He played against Zambia on 6 May, 2001. The oldest player which played this tournament is McDonald Taylor, he was 46 years old and he played for Virgin Islands against St Kitts.
9. Highest number of Goals In Qualifying Rounds:-
Australia is holding the record of scoring highest goals in the qualifying round. They scored 53 goals in three consecutive matches. They won against Tonga with the score of 22-0 on 9 April, 2001 and they scored 31-0 against the American Samoa in the very next match , Thompson scored 13 goals in this match. Winning these matches was very easy for Australia, it was looking like that they were playing with small children.
8. Penalty Shoot Outs:-
Germany is holding this record they have the best record in penalty shoot outs in this tournament and they mostly win it, their number of wins are four. Argentina is on the second position they have three wins and losing one their penalty shots. And the funny thing is that England is holding the record of most defeats in penalty shootouts.
7. Most Red Cards:-
The number of red cards handed out to the players were in the tournament of 2006 and it was held in Germany. In this tournament total of 28 red cards were shown to the players of different teams and in these red cards one was against the Zinedine Zidane in the final and the opponent was Italy.
In the second position 22 numbers of red cards were shown and this tournament was played in France in 1998. The famous sent out in this tournament was of David Beckham’s against Argentina.
6. Number of Appearances by a Player:-
The record of the most ever appearing in the World Cup is held by Lothar Mathias with 25 caps and he plays for Germany. The great defender of all time is Paolo Maldini is closer to him with 23 caps and he plays for Italy. In the third position there are many players like; Uwe of West Germany, Wladyslaw Zmuda of Poland and Diego Maradona of Argentina all have 21 caps.
5. All Time Highest Goal Scorers:-
Ronaldo is in the first position of scoring highest goals in the World Cup. He played three world cup tournament in 1998, 2002 and 2006. He scored 15 goals in these three tournaments and this score was not achieved by the any other player in the history of this tournament.
Gerd Muller score is very close to him, he scored 14 goals in just two world cup tournaments of 1970 and 1974. Miroslav Klose is equal to him with 14 goals and he played three tournaments of the World Cup.
4. Number of Goals in a Single Tournament:-
The highest number of goals scored by a team in a single tournament is Hungary they scored 27 goals in the 1954 World Cup tournament. In the second position is West Germany they have scored 25 goals in the same tournament and France scored 23 goals in the world cup of 1958. Brazil scored 22 number of goals in the world cup of 1950 and 19 in the 1970 tournament.
3. Most Goal scored in consecutive matches:-
This record is held by the two great teams of the world “Brazil” and “Germany,” both teams are at the top position of scoring the highest number of goals in their consecutive matches. Brazil and Germany hold this record, they have scored the highest number of goals in three consecutive matches of the World Cup. Both teams have scored 18 goals in their consecutive matches. Brazil has done this in 1930,1958 and Germany has done this in 1934,1958,1986 and 1998.
2. Most Appearance in the Final:-
You will be surprised to know that Brazil the team that has appeared most of the time in the final of the mega event, they also have the title of most number World Cup wins and also have the title “Team most appeared in the Final”. They have appeared 7 times in the final of the World Cup and Germany have also appeared in the same number of times. After Brazil, Italy is holding third position with six appearances in the final and Argentina is in fourth place and they have appeared four times in the final of the World Cup.
1. Most World Cup Wins:-
Brazil is the only team which managed it to win FIFA World Cup for five times and become the champion of the football, they won it in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002.They reached at this stage with the help of some great talented players it had in different time of the era like Pele, Ronaldo and Romario. Now Brazil is going to host this event in 2014.
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