Unrevealing Sides of FIFA World Cup Trophy

Football World Cup or what we know as the FIFA World Cup is the most exciting event for the entire world. People who play fantasy football wait for every 4 years gap for this event so that they can make the team of the brilliant footballers.  

They say the trophy of the event is the biggest glory for the footballer and the supporting fans. We have brought this special post of FIFA Trophy history for the users of the fantasy football league. Read it on: 

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Many trophies presents for various sporting endeavours today. However, one of the most famous of these is the FIFA World Cup. Yet what many people do not realize this. The FIFA Trophy awarded today has only been in existence since 1974. Before, those nations that were winners of this particular sporting event were presented with the Jules Rimet Trophy instead. 

Why a new FIFA trophy

Know the main reason why a new FIFA trophy introduced in 1970. Brazil awarded the Jules Rimet Trophy outright as they had won this competition three times. The FIFA had to arrange for a new trophy to replace it. 

The new FIFA World Cup trophy then presented to the winning Nation in 1974. And this was West Germany and Franz Beckenbauer at the time captained it. Silvio Gazzaniga designed the trophy and Bertoni Milano produced it. 

This trophy just like the Jules Rimet one before is very elaborate in design. On the body, two figures has been shown holding up the Earth. And on its base “FIFA World Cup” engraved in outpouring letters. The actual trophy has made from 18 carat solid gold. And it weighs a total of 11lb and measures to a height of 14.4 inches. To ensure that the cup stands correctly the base, it has been made from a strong carbonate mineral named Malachite. It measures a width of 5.1 inches.

To be able to view the names of the winning nations on this particular trophy it needs being turned upside down. This is because the names and dates when the trophy was won, engraved on plaques in English on the bottom of the base. 

The current scenario

Today there are still enough plaques available to allow a further 9 nations to have their winning details placed on this trophy. It is only after the FIFA World Cup Competition in 2038, a decision need being made as to whether this particular trophy should retire and gets replace with a new one. 

The biggest difference with this particular FIFA World Cup Trophy is that it is not one that can be won outright as Brazil did with the Jules Rimet Trophy. Today although the winning team gets this trophy on the day of their victory they don’t actually get to keep it and instead of provided with a replica. 

The main reason for this is that following Italy winning FIFA 2006 after the Trophy was restored, it was damaged. Days after the trophy had presented to Italy pictures appeared in newspapers showing a small piece of Malachite base had broken off. The damage to the trophy was repaired. But to prevent such a situation in the future the FIFA decided no longer to allow the winning nation to retain the trophy until the next tournament. 

The FIFA World Cup Trophy replica that the winning nation now receives is the same size as the original. However, unlike the original solid gold not used to make them but rather they use gold plating instead. 

With such rich history in the FIFA world cup, one can easily see why it is the most popular trophies. And also most watched tournaments on earth. Many young footballers aspire to one day play in the World Cup one day. 

Enjoy reading and playing online football! 

Some Cricket Records To Remember

Cricket is not about just the batsmen and the bowlers. They say it is a team game and your team requires having brilliant fielders and decent wicket keeper. When you build a team for your fantasy cricket game, you arrange your team in such a manner that there is a good place for each of the cricketers in the team. 

Daily fantasy cricket is all about your smart selection of bowlers, batsmen, fielders and wicket keeper. In our today’s post, we have collected some of the brilliant cricketers and their amazing records for you. Read and enjoy their miracles: 

Virat Kohli and 500 runs 

Virat Kohli became the first man to score 500 runs in a two-sided ODI series, against South Africa in February 2018. 

M.S. Dhoni and 134 catches 

On Feb. 18, 2018, M.S. Dhoni broke a world record after dismissing South Africa’s Reeza Hendricks with a catch. With 134 catches in 275 T20s, he outshined Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, who has 133 catches in 254 T20s. 

Record of sixes in T20I 

In an Australia vs. New Zealand T20 match in February 2018, 32 sixes were hit, becoming the joint-highest in a T20I. 

Ravichandran Ashwin’s test wickets record 

In November 2017, Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin surpassed Australian pace legend Dennis Lillee to become the fastest bowler to claim 300 Test wickets – in 54 matches. Lillee achieved the feat in 56 Tests. 

Batting Partnership 

In the third ODI against New Zealand in Kanpur on Oct. 29, 2017, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma together amassed 230 runs and scored more than 200 ODI runs a record four times. 

M.S. Dhoni – The first wicketkeeper to get 100 stumps 

In stumping Akila Dananjaya in the fifth ODI against Sri Lanka in September 2017, Dhoni became the first wicketkeeper to achieve 100 stumps, achieving the feat in 301 ODIs. 

Not outs of Dhoni 

In a game against Sri Lanka in August 2017, Dhoni created a record of most not outs in ODIs – 73. He is followed by Shaun Pollock of South Africa and Chaminda Vaas of Sri Lanka, who have remained not out in 72 matches. 

K.L. Rahul and his seven back-to-back half-centuries 

With his 85 off 133 balls against Sri Lanka at the Pallekele Test in August 2017, India’s K.L. Rahul equalled the record of scoring seven back-to-back half-centuries in Test cricket, joining the likes of Everton Weekes, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Andy Flower, Kumar Sangakkara and Chris Rogers. 

India and 100th 300-plus score 

India became the first team to score 100th 300-plus team total on Dec. 13, 2017, after winning their second ODI against Sri Lanka in Mohali. 

Australia and highest T20 runs 

Australia put up the highest T20 international score, 263 runs, and defeated home team Sri Lanka by 85 runs on Sept. 6, 2016. The previous record was held by Sri Lanka themselves, 260 runs against Kenya in 2007. 

Kepler Wessels’ no duck record 

Kepler Wessels was never dismissed for a duck in his entire 109-match ODI career. 

Worst ODI start 

Four wickets for one run is Pakistan’s record for the worst start in ODI cricket, on Feb. 21, 2015. 

Enjoy playing dream cricket! 

Interesting Fact about the Favourite Sport – Football

Playing fantasy football is fun! And a beautiful thing with football is it never fails to amaze you with shocking twists throughout its span. Predicting a game before it commences is always a challenging task for any football fan. And that’s where the fantasy football leagues come into play. 

Few facts about football you might not know. Hence, today we have brought some interesting information about the sport. Read them and then start making your fantasy football squad. 

Following are the interesting facts about football:

World Cup 2002 was held in two different countries, held in Seoul, South Korea and Tokyo, Japan. 

World Cup has not been played in the years 1942 and 1946 due to World War 2. 

8 out of the 12 cities in Brazil that hosted the 2014 FIFA World Cup are among the 50 most violent cities in the world! 

FIFA banned Germany from participating in the 1950 World Cup as a punishment for its aggression in World War 2. 

A football has 32 countries where each panel represents one of the 32 countries of Europe. 

FC Barcelona has a reverse sponsorship with UNICEF. The team wears the logo of UNICEF on their jersey while donating 1.5 million Euros each year. 

Hitler started hating football as it couldn’t be fixed to ensure German victory over the non-Germans. 

Over 1 in 20 injuries are caused by celebrating goals on the pitch. 

There are more member countries of FIFA than the U.N. 

Except in 1930 and 1950, European teams have reached the final of every World Cup. 

A few more facts:

Neil Armstrong wanted to take a football to the moon, but NASA deemed it to be un-American. 

Only two World Cup finals have been decided on penalties and Italy was part of both of the finals. 

In 1930, Uruguay became the first country to both host and win the World Cup. 13 countries had participated in the competition. 

A referee has arrested during a game at Tanzania in 1978 because he smoked marijuana just before the match started. 

Hungary and Great Britain have the most Olympic God medals in football (three). 

Mexico is the only country that hosted the football World Cup twice. 

A lightning bolt in 1998 football game has killed an entire team of the Democratic Republic of Congo. None of the opposite team players had hurt. 

Germany has for the first time won the cup as a united country in the 2014 World Cup. West Germany won the previous three times the World Cup. 

Football was an illegal sport in Mississippi until 1991. 

Messi signed his first contract on a napkin. 

Paper mache was used to make World Cup initially. The heavy rain in the World Cup 1950 had ruined the cup and it had to be replaced. 

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Lee Todd received the fasted red card ever in record 2 seconds. 

In a single match, a football player runs an average of 9.5 miles. 

The Vatican has its own football team. 

Hungary scored the most goals in a World Cup’s match. They scored 10 goals against El Salvador in 1982. 

El Salvador waged war on Honduras in 1969 after it lost against it in a football match. 

Women football had included in the Olympics in 1996. 

The Britishers invented the term “football” and not America in the late 1800s. 

In just over 2 seconds after the match began a goal had scored. It was the fastest goal in football history. 

In 1937, the first football match which showed on television had a specially arranged match between Arsenal’s first and second team. 

Ronaldinho caught media attention at the age of 13 when he scored 23 goals in a victory 23-0 against a local team. 

The youngest professional football player in history is a 20-month-old boy who had signed by a Belgium club. 

The record for the largest attendance in a single game had set in 1950 when 173,850 people attended the match in Brazil. 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy football! 

15 Amazing Facts about Cricket Records Made

Are you a cricket fan? Are you tired of sitting at home and staring at the walls or just watching your favourite cricketers playing through your TV set and not participating in the game actively? We all know that fantasy cricket is a game where users create virtual teams and earn points & prizes based on their players’ performances in real matches. 

Thus you can play fantasy cricket and actively participate in your favourite sport. And for that, it is crucial that you know about the facts, history and records of the game. Like our other post, we have brought to you some interesting info, we bet you do not remember. Take a glance: 

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Chris Gayle is the only batsman to hit a six off the first ball of a Test match 

In the 137 years of Test cricket, no cricketer has ever hit a six off the first ball of a Test match. Audacious Chris Gayle achieved this feat against Bangladesh in 2012 off debutant Sohag Gazi. 

Abbas Ali Baig was the first Indian cricketer to be kissed at a Test match 

When Abbas Ali Baig reached a half-century in the third Test match against Australia at the Brabourne Stadium in 1960, a pretty young girl ran all the way from the North Stand to greet the batsman. She kissed Baig on his cheek. 

Vinod Kambli’s Test match average is better than his friend Sachin Tendulkar 

Vinod Kambli played only 17 Test matches which included two back to back double tons. Kambli’s Test average is 54.20 while his childhood friend Sachin Tendulkar averages 53.78 after 200 Tests. 

ML Jaisimha and Ravi Shastri were the only Indians to bat on all five days 

During their respective test matches ML Jaisimha and Ravi Shastri are the only earlier Indian batsmen to bat on all five days. In 2017 Pujara has become the third to join this list. 

Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi is the only cricket to play test match against England 

The only cricketer to play Test cricket for India and England is Saif Ali Khan’s grandfather, Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi. 

Lala Amarnath and Don Bradman 

This happened in the 1948 Brisbane Test. Lala Amarnath is the only bowler to dismiss Don Bradman hit wicket in Test cricket. 

Indo-Pak series match 

There is an eerie resemblance between the Indo-Pak series match at the Austral-Asia Cup held in 1986 and Asia Cup 2014. 

India’s first ever Test match win is 3 years after winning World Cup 

India won the 1983 World Cup and won their first ever Test at Lord’s three years later in 1986. 

World Cup and Test Winning of India – History repeated 

India won their second World Cup 28 years later in 2011 and remarkably won their second ever Test at Lord’s three years later in 2014. 

Alec Stewart was born on 8-4-63 and he scored 8463 Test runs 

In a unique coincidence, former England captain Alec Stewart, who was born on 8-4-63 (April 8, 1963), smashed 8463 runs in his Test career. 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy cricket! 

10 Maximum Scores by Cricket Teams in ODI

Do you remember in one of our post we talked about the 10 minimum scores by cricket teams in ODI matches? Well when we have discussed the lowest one, it’s now the turn of discussion about the highest scoring team, which will also help to improve the online cricket knowledge. We suggest all the players of daily fantasy cricket games stay up to date about the past and present records and happenings in the world of cricket.  

In this post, we just help the fantasy cricket league players to stay updated. Read on about the top ten teams with record-breaking ODI scores. 

England vs. Australia 

We can say England is the team ruling the modern cricket if we see their records. England team is taking the first place in this record since 2016. The team has recently scored 481/6 in total 50 overs with a run rate of 9.62. The match was held Trent Bridge in Nottingham against Australian cricket team on 19 Jun 2018. Australian team went all out in 200s and England won the match by 242 runs. 

England vs. Pakistan 

This one was the first record set by England cricket team, though this record is now holding the second place. But still! The ground was again Trent Bridge in Nottingham and the date was 30 Aug 2016 but the opponent team was Pakistan. By batting first England scored 444/3 at a run rate of 8.88. With such an enormous score England won by 169 runs. 

Sri Lanka vs. Netherlands 

Third position is acclaimed by Sri Lanka playing against Netherlands. On 4 Jul 2006, Sri Lanka scored 443/9 at a run rate of 8.86. The match was held at VRA Ground in Amstelveen. Sri Lanka won the match by 195 runs. 

South Africa vs. West Indies 

The fourth place goes to South Africa. On 18 Jan 2015, playing against West Indies a New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa scored 439/2 at a run rate of 8.78. The match concluded with South Africa winning by 148 runs. 

South Africa vs. India 

The crown of fifth is for South African cricket team playing against India at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. On 25 Oct 2015, South Africa scored 438/4 in 50 overs with a run rate of 8.76. South Africa won by 214 runs. 

South Africa vs. Australia 

The sixth place in this list is taken by South Africa again. On 12 Mar 2006, South Africa chased and made 438/9 against Australia in 49.5 overs with a run rate of 8.78. The match was played at New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg and South Africa won by 1 wicket. If you have watched the match, just remember the nail-biting thrill it created. 

Australia vs. South Africa 

South Africa captures the seventh place in this list. On 12 Mar 2006, Australia played against South Africa and scored 434/4 with a run rate of 8.68 at New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. South Africa chased the run and won by 1 wicket. 

South Africa vs. Zimbabwe 

The eighth place is for South Africa. On 20 Sep 2006, South Africa played against Zimbabwe and scored 418/5 with a run rate of 8.36 at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom. South Africa won by 171 runs. 

India vs. West Indies 

India captures the ninth place in this list. On 8 Dec 2011, India played against West Indies and scored 418/5 with a run rate of 8.36 at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore. India won the match by 153 runs. 

Australia vs. Afghanistan 

Australia captures the tenth place in this list. On 4 Mar 2015, Australia played against Afghanistan and scored 417/6 with a run rate of 8.34 at WACA Ground in Perth. Australia won by 275 runs. 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy cricket! 

Know More About Piyush Chawla

He is the lucky mascot of Indian online fantasy cricket team! A handy batsman! And a bowling all-rounder! You have guessed right. We are talking about Indian leg-spinner Piyush Chawla.

Being a 15-year old, Piyush Chawla represented India U-19, along with Uttar Pradesh U-22. He was part of the successful Indian team in the ICC T20 World Cup 2007 and then the ICC World Cup 2011. He evolved into the discussing point in the global circuit after getting the better of English batsman Kevin Pietersen in 2007. Let us take a look at some of the interesting info about Piyush Chawla, the appealing Indian leg-spinner:

Born and raised

Chawla was born on 24 December 1988 in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.

Major teams where he played

He represented India, Central Zone, Air India, India Under-19s, India Green, Kolkata Knight Riders, Kings XI Punjab, Somerset, Rajasthan Cricket Association President’s XI, Sussex and Uttar Pradesh.

Hogging the spotlight

In the Challenger Trophy of 2005-06, he bowled Sachin Tendulkar with a googly and bowled in an outstanding manner, getting the wickets of MS Dhoni and then Yuvraj Singh too. Next to which his name was pointed out in the media and everybody including the selectors had taken notice.

U-19 highs

He initially represented India U-19 up against the England U-19 team in 2004-05, picking up 13 wickets from 2 U19 Tests with only a bowling average of above 12. Chawla even played in the 2005-06 home series against Australia U-19, in which they won the 5 match ODI series 4-1; also he had made a contribution of 8 wickets.

U-19 Record

Chawla certainly is the 2nd highest wicket picker in U-19 ODIs, with 71 wickets. He has also the 2nd best average in U19 Tests was 15.82. The bowler picked up the most wickets for the Indian team in the U19 World Cup 2006 with 13 wickets record.

Test debut

He made his debut at the national team in 2006, with the 2nd Test against England cricket team in Mohali, causing him to be the 2nd youngest Test debutant for India after Sachin Tendulkar.

ODI debut

He made his ODI first appearance in the national side against Bangladesh in the year 2007. Chawla took three essential wickets in that match.

County champion

In 2009, Chawla was selected for Sussex County Cricket Club for a month, being cover for Yasir Arafat who had been with Pakistan. In the first County Championship match vs Worcestershire, he took 8 wickets in the match, and arrived at number 9 in the 1st innings, and scored 102* from just 86 balls.

Big games

He was selected for the 2007 ICC World T20. He was chosen for 2010 ICC World Twenty20 in West Indies. Later on, he made the cut for ICC World Cup 2011 too and played a match against English cricket team.

IPL star

From 2008 to 2013, Chawla played in the IPL for the Kings XI Punjab. He had an excellent time at Punjab. At the end of IPL 4 he had picked up 57 in 55 matches and just 5 players had better stats than this leggie.

KKR man

In the IPL 7 auction, Chawla was bought by KKR for INR 425 lac. He bowled superbly for the Knight Riders and also hit the winning runs against his earlier franchise Kings XI Punjab in the last match of the season.

Milestones

Piyush Chawla, playing for KKR, evolved into the 4th bowler following Harbhajan Singh (MI), Amit Mishra (DD) and Lasith Malinga (MI) to pick up 100 wickets in the Indian Premier League.

Express bowling

Chawla at one time bowled Shane Watson with a faster one, 117 km/hr. It was one of many fastest deliveries by a spinner.

Somerset’s match winner

The Indian spinner, arriving at number 9 made a classy century of 140 balls during 2013 County championship.

Thanks of reading! Play fantasy sports and enjoy!

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10 Minimum Scores by Cricket Teams in ODI

One Day International matches of cricket do bring with it the element of surprise with every game and it amazes everyone with different stats, different numbers in almost every game. Sometimes they are good records and sometimes they are records teams or the players would not be proud of. 

For playing online fantasy cricket, the players require to know all about the previous records of the team whether they are good or bad. Trust us when we say that these researches and detailed studies on records help during the formation of fantasy cricket teams. 

Zimbabwe against Sri Lanka 

The first place in this list goes to Zimbabwe cricket team. On 25 Apr 2004 Zimbabwe played against Sri Lankan team at Harare. With a run rate of 1.94, the Zimbabwe team got all out in 18 overs scoring just 35 runs. Sri Lanka won the match by 9 wickets. 

Canada against Sri Lanka 

The second place goes to Canadian cricket team; though Canada is not in the ICC list of top 12 teams. On 19 Feb 2003 Canada played against Sri Lanka at Paarl. With a run rate of 1.92, the Canadians got all out in 18.4 overs scoring 36 runs. Sri Lanka won the match by 9 wickets. 

Zimbabwe against Sri Lanka 

The third place again goes to Zimbabwe cricket team. On 8 Dec 2001 Zimbabwe played against Sri Lanka at Colombo. With a run rate of 2.42, the Zimbabwe team got all out in 15.4 overs scoring 38 runs. Sri Lanka won the match by 9 wickets. 

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Sri Lanka against South Africa 

At the fourth place, we get the Sri Lankan cricket team. In 11 Jan 2012 Sri Lanka played against South Africa at Paarl. With the run rate of 2.13, the Sri Lankan team chased and got all out in 20.1 overs scoring 43 runs. South Africa won the match by 258 runs. 

Pakistan against West Indies 

At the fifth place, we get the Pakistani cricket team. On 25 Feb 1993 Pakistan played against West Indies at Cape Town. With a run rate of 2.16, the Pakistani team got all out in 19.5 overs scoring 43 runs. West Indies won that match by 7 wickets. 

Zimbabwe against Bangladesh 

At the sixth place, we get the Zimbabwe cricket team. On 3 Nov 2009 Zimbabwe played against Bangladesh at Chittagong. With a run rate of 1.77, the Zimbabwe team got all out in 24.5 overs scoring 44 runs. Bangladesh won the match by 6 wickets. 

Canada against England Manchester 

At the seventh place, we get the Canadian cricket team. In 13 Jun 1979 Canada played against England at Manchester. With a run rate of 1.11, the Canadian team got all out in 40.3 overs scoring 45 runs. England won the match by 8 wickets. 

Namibia against Australia 

At the eighth place, we get Namibian cricket team. On 27 Feb 2003 Namibia played against Australian team at Potchefstroom. With the run rate of 3.21, the Namibian team chased and got all out in 14 overs scoring 45 runs. Australia won the match by 256 runs. 

India vs Sri Lanka 

At the ninth place, we get Indian cricket team. On 29 Oct 2000 India played against Sri Lanka at Sharjah. With the run rate of 2.03, the Indian team chased and got all out in 26.3 overs scoring 54 runs. Sri Lanka won the match by 245 runs. 

West Indies against South Africa 

At the tenth place, we get the West Indies cricket team. In 25 Jan 2004 West Indies played against South Africa at Cape Town. With the run rate of 2.31, the West Indies team chased and got all out in 23.2 overs scoring 54 runs. South Africa won the match by 209 runs. 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy cricket!

Get into the World of Fantasy Football

Have you ever sat on a rainy day and solved a puzzle? Well, that is what fantasy premier league all about. Putting together a puzzle! You need to assemble your online football team and play. 

The fundamentals of fantasy football games are the same at all places 

  1. Form your squad of football players. 
  2. The players each collect points based on their performances in games which contribute to your team’s overall score. 
  3. The fantasy team with the maximum points in the scoreboard at the end of the match wins the fantasy league. 

Budget 

In almost all fantasy football league, players are given a budget of 100 credits with which to buy players. The cumulative value of the squad must not exceed this budget. This ensures that fantasy users cannot simply cherry pick all the best and most expensive players, instead of relying on their judgment to select a few cheaper alternatives.  

Squad Composition 

Fantasy games often differ when it comes to squad size, but one of the most popular in the world as we know is the fantasy football and in this sport, players must build a squad consisting of: 

  • 1 goalkeeper 
  • 3 – 5 defenders 
  • 3 – 5 midfielders 
  • 1 – 3 strikers 

Formations 

Once a fantasy player has chosen a squad, they must choose a formation for the opening round of league fixtures. In most online football games, players are allowed to alter their formation throughout the match. 

Selecting a Team 

Before each round of fixtures throughout the match, fantasy players must select their playing dream 11, in the process deciding which players will be left on the bench, meaning they will not score points. 

Scoring 

It is recommended to check the rules before selecting players for your squad. 

Points are normally awarded for: 

  • Playing in a match 
  • Playing a large proportion of a match 
  • Goals 
  • Assists 
  • Clean Sheets 
  • Shots saved by a goalkeeper 
  • Penalty saves 

Points are generally deducted for: 

  • Penalty misses 
  • Goals conceded 
  • Yellow cards 
  • Red cards 
  • Own goals 

Players must choose a captain and a vice-captain each game. Your captain scores 2x point and vice-captain scores 1.5x points. 

Leagues 

Players compete in an overall league, and the team with the most points at the end of the match wins. Players are also able to set up mini leagues with friends and colleagues. Such leagues can ensure that interest remains high right through the match, even if players are well off the pace in the overall race. 

Prizes 

In most games, there are cash prizes for the owner of the team who finishes top at the end of the match. The prize is likely to be more considerable if players have to pay a fee to enter. The runner-up team owners are also liable to win a good percentage of cash prizes. 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy Sports! 

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FIFA World Cup All Time Statistics 

In fantasy football league platforms, one can get a realistic chance to win cash prizes by understanding the concept of fantasy football. And you need to begin learning about the team formations, try simulating line-ups for the games. If you understand and hit the online football line-up correctly half your job is done. 

However, today we are here to tell you all time stats of FIFA World of all the teams. So give a quick glance to it before you start forming your football line-ups. 

EDITION 
TEAMS 
MATCHES PLAYED 
GOALS SCORED 
AVERAGE GOALS 
AVG. ATTENDANCE 
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia  32  64  169  2.6  47,371 
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil  32  64  171  2.7  52,918 
2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa  32  64  145  2.3  49,669 
2006 FIFA World Cup Germany  32  64  147  2.3  52,491 
2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan  32  64  161  2.5  42,268 
1998 FIFA World Cup France  32  64  171  2.7  43,517 
1994 FIFA World Cup USA  24  52  141  2.7  68,991 
1990 FIFA World Cup Italy  24  52  115  2.2  48,388 
1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico  24  52  132  2.5   46,039 
1982 FIFA World Cup Spain  24  52  146  2.8  40,571 
1978 FIFA World Cup Argentina  16  38  102  2.7  40,678 
1974 FIFA World Cup Germany  16  38  97  2.6  49,098 
1970 FIFA World Cup Mexico  16  32  95  3.0  50,124 
1966 FIFA World Cup England  16  32  89  2.8  48,847 
1962 FIFA World Cup Chile  16  32  89  2.8  27,911 
1958 FIFA World Cup Sweden  16  35  126  3.6  23,423 
1954 FIFA World Cup Switzerland  16  26  140  5.4  29,561 
1950 FIFA World Cup Brazil  13  22  88  4.0  47,511 
1938 FIFA World Cup France  15  18  84  4.7  20,872 
1934 FIFA World Cup Italy  16  17  70  4.1  21,352 
1930 FIFA World Cup Uruguay  13  18  70  3.9  32,808 

 

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Interesting Stat Records in Cricket History

It has been over 100 years that cricketers are involved with the game and playing it professionally. Cricket as a sport has seen many evolved since the day it has been played. Test cricket, 60 over cricket, 50 over cricket, T20 cricket games, IPL fantasy league and now the fantasy cricket games. 

With the advent of the online cricket games for the cricket from the last two decades, cricket has reached another height. Today we will tell you some amazing records created by some of the famous cricketers around the world. These records are both ironical and good ones. 

Ishant Sharma and his drops 

Edgbaston 2011 – Ishant Sharma drops England’s Alastair Cook’s ball and Cook scores 294. 

Sydney 2012 – Ishant Sharma drops Australia’s Michael Clarke’s ball and Clarke scores 329*. 

Wellington 2014 – Ishant Sharma drops New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum’s ball and McCullum scores 302. 

Longest Inning of Shahid Afridi 

Shahid Afridi has played 398 ODI matches, in which he has scored over 8064 runs with 6 centuries and 39 half centuries, but he has not played 100 balls in an innings. The highest number of balls he had played is 94 when he scored 109 runs. His longest stay at the wicket was as a runner for Saeed Anwar during his 194 against India. 

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Wickets in First Over 

Pacer Shaminda Eranga of Sri Lanka has grabbed his 1st wicket in 1st over of his debut in all three formats – TEST, ODI and T20 internationals. 

Two Innings in One Day 

On July 19, 1952, India became the first international test team to be dismissed twice in one day. England restricted the Indian to paltry scores of 58 and 82 at Old Trafford. (Scorecard) 

Diamond Duck 

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is only the second batsman in ODIs to be out for a diamond duck (0 off 0 balls) but not get run out. He was stumped off a wide in his first ball. 

Man of the Team 

Being number one ODI bowler in ICC ranking several times, Saeed Ajmal has played 110 one day international matches, and never got man of the match award. Another entrusting fact about him, that he never bowls a no-ball in his career. 

Accuracy at his Best 

Michael Holding has a unique record of bowling more than 900 overs (5473 deliveries) in one-day internationals without a single wide. His teammate Joel Garner is second with 5330 deliveries. 

Oldest/Youngest to Debut 

At 49 years 119 days, James Southerton is the oldest player to make a Test debut, a record unlikely to be eclipsed – he was also the first Test cricketer to die. on 3 Oct 1996, Hasan Raza makes international debut in the age of 14 years and 227 days. 

Keepers are Bowlers 

1st Test: South Africa v India at Johannesburg, 18 to 22 Dec 2013, MS Dhoni and AB de Villiers both removed their Pad and Gloves and bowl for their teams. This was the first time both keepers have bowled in a test match. 

No Need to hit Sixes 

Don Bradman has hit just 6 sixes in his entire career. His simple theory was ‘The less you hit the ball in the air, the less you tend to get out’. 

Say No to Century 

Shane Warne is the leading run scorer of all time that has never hit a century (145 matches, 3154 runs). And Misbah is the leading runs scorer in ODI without scoring a single ton look at complete list. 

First of the First 

Geoff Boycott was the one who faced the first ever ball in One-Day international cricket. Graham Mc-Kenzie was the bowler. 

Hunter of Greats 

Inzamam-ul-Haq took his first ever wicket on the very first ball of his bowling career. do you know who was the victim? It was none other than great Brian Lara. 

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