FIFA World Cup Mascots Through The Years

Fantasy football is all about the knowledge you have about the soccer world.  Mascots are as much a part of the FIFA World Cup as the loud audiences, great goals and crooked refereeing decisions. 

Since 1966, every host country has its own mascot who promotes the event. While you play the fantasy football leagues, you should know about the lucky charm of the host nations till date. 

Let’s have a look back over the past FIFA World Cup mascots: 

World Cup Willie – 1966 

The mascot of host nation England, World Cup Willie was a lion, an animal which is synonymous with Britain and the English national side. This one is the first FIFA WC mascot and was created Reg Hoye, the man best known for illustrating Enid Blyton books. 

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Juanito – 1970 

The mascot of host nation Mexico, Juanito represented the average football fan of Mexico. Juan is a common name in Spanish. 

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Tip and Tap – 1974 

The mascot of host nation West Germany, Tip and Tap represented two boys wearing Germany kits, having to letter WM and digits 74. WM stands for Weltmeisterschaft, World Cup. 

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Gauchito – 1978 

The mascot of host nation Argentina, Gauchito was criticized for being looking similar to Mexican mascot, Juanito. The key difference is that he ears Argentinean colours and neckerchief. 

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Naranjito – 1982 

The mascot of host nation Spain, Naranjito was an organge. This was a fruit synonymous with Spain. This mascot was the first one not to be a human. 

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Pique – 1986 

The mascot of host nation Mexico, Pique was a jalapeno pepper. This is actually a Mexican food which is a large part of the nation’s cuisine. 

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Ciao – 1990 

The mascot of host nation Italy, Ciao is normal Italian greeting. It is a stick figure having colours of the Italian flag and a football is used as the head. This was the first time football was used in mascot design.

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Striker, the World Cup Pup – 1994 

The mascot of host nation USA, Striker, the World Cup Pup was a dog designed by Warner Brothers. The dog was chosen simply as it is the popular pet in USA.

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Footix – 1998 

The mascot of host nation France, Footix is a cockerel. It is a traditional symbol of France. It has the words “France 98” on the chest. 

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Ato, Kaz, and Nik (The Spheriks) – 2002 

The mascot of host nation South Korea and Japan, Ato, Kaz and Nik (The Spheriks) were for the first time computer generated and futuristic. A fictional sport of Atmoball has a team which has Ato (yellow/orange) as the coach and Kaz (purple) & Nik (blue) as the players of the team. interestingly, the colours do not have any connection with the host nation. 

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Goleo VI Sidekick: Pille – 2006 

The mascot of host nation Germany, Goleo VI Sidekick: Pille is designed for younger audience. Goleo is the lion and Pille is a talking football. 

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Zakumi – 2010 

The mascot of host nation South Africa, Zakumi is a leopard. The colours of yellow and green represented the South African colours. ZA means South Africa and Kumi means 10 in many African languages. 

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Fuleco – 2014 

The mascot of host nation Brazil, Fuleco was Armadillo. Brazil sought to acknowledge environmental issues in the mascot design. 

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Zabivaka – 2018 

The mascot of host nation Russia, Zabivaka signifies “one who scores” in Russian language. The name was selected through voting by over 1 million Russians. 

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Enjoy reading and playing online football! 

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Top 10 Forwards According to FIFA 2018 Ranking

It is never a simple task to compare the talented strikers in football sport. But the fact is according to this comparison, we somewhat rely on making our fantasy football team. 

Today we have brought the top 10 FIFA 2018 striker list which will be helpful for the fantasy football league users when playing the daily fantasy games. Read on: 

Cristiano Ronaldo 

The star Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid captures the first position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of left winger and has a rating of 94 at the FIFA 2018 ranking. 

Lionel Messi 

The talented Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona captures the second position. He prefers left foot while playing. His position in the field is of right winger and has a rating of 93 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Neymar 

What can be said about this footballer? Neymar of Paris Saint-Germain captures the third position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of left winger and has a rating of 92 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Luis Suárez 

Luis Suárez of FC Barcelona captures the fourth position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of striker and has a rating of 92 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Manuel Neuer 

Manuel Neuer of Bayern Munich captures the fifth position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of goalkeeper and has a rating of 92 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Robert Lewandowski 

Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich captures the sixth position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of striker and has a rating of 91 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Sergio Ramos 

Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid captures the seventh position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of central backer and has a rating of 90 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Eden Hazard 

Eden Hazard of Chelsea captures the eighth position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of left winger and has a rating of 90 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Toni Kroos 

Toni Kroos of Real Madrid captures the ninth position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of central midfielder and has a rating of 90 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Gonzalo Higuaín 

Gonzalo Higuaín of Juventus captures the tenth position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of striker and has a rating of 90 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy premier league! 

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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! 

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! 

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 

 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy football! 

Movies Based on Football around the World

Even the average football fan is aware of the fantasy football online games it is quick and easy to create a team and play fantasy football league online. 

As we know that the charm of football is widespread. And we can see that in the recent popularity of online football games. The entire planet plays the sport and the entire planet watch movies about the sport and the entire planet make movies based on this sport.  

Let’s journey through the countries and see what movies based on the world of football sport they have for us to offer. Read on: 

17 (Jordan, 2017) 

Widad Shafakoj’s terrific documentary depicts a country and a society in transition. Following a group of Jordanian girls from diverse backgrounds as they prepare to play in the Under-17 FIFA Women’s World Cup, held in Jordan in 2016. 

The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (England, 1939) 

Directed by‎ ‎Thorold Dickinson, this is one of the first feature films where football is a central element in the plot. 

Le Ballon d’Or (Guinea, 1994) 

Directed by Cheik Doukouré, the movie is about a 8-year-old kid who yearns to play football. However, he is crushed to know that buying just a football to play needs lifetime work on his part. The movie depicts his journey from there. 

A Barefoot Dream (South Korea, East Timor, 2010) 

Directed by Kim Tae-kyun, the movie is based on the true story of Kim Shin-hwan, a retired Korean footballer. 

Bend It Like Beckham (England, 2002) 

This iconic movie is directed by Gurinder Chadha and is British-Indian family romantic comedy sports film based on football. 

Black Diamond (Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, 2010) 

Directed by Pascale Lamche, the film is about the dreams of hundreds of young African players who are ready for tremendous sacrifices to become soccer superstar. 

Center Forward (North Korea, 1978) 

The movie is about a coach who takes a different approach to training his team. This is a movie directed by two directors, Kil-in Kim and Chong-song Pak. 

Crab Goalkeeper (Japan, 2006) 

Director Minoru Kawasaki made this animal-suit comedy. This bizarre low-budget movie follows the travails of a giant crab that joins a soccer team and becomes a most excellent goalie, in spite of being a crab and all. 

The Cup (Bhutan, 1999) 

This Tibetan-language film directed by Khyentse Norbu is about two young football crazy Tibetan refugee novice monks. 

Cup Final (Israel, 1991) 

This movie of Director Eran Riklis involves an Israeli soldier, planning to go on vacation to see a big soccer match, is captured. 

The Damned United (England, 2009) 

This movie of Director Tom Hooper, this riveting drama re-creates the doomed 44-day reign of headstrong genius coach Brian Clough at the mighty Leeds United in 1973. 

Football as Never Before (England, 1971) 

Directed by Hellmuth Costard, the movie involves Footballer George Best playing a 90-minute match against Coventry City. 

The Game of Their Lives (North Korea, 2005) 

This movie of Director David Anspaugh, tells the tale of the 1950 U.S. soccer team. 

Garuda in My Heart (Indonesia, 2009) 

A young boy is determined to become a soccer star, much to the dismay of his grandfather. The movie is directed by Ifa Isfansyah. 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy football!

Funniest Fantasy Football team Names You Can Give 

One of the most popular pastimes around the football season is fantasy premier league. And 11Wickets helps you to get started in building your dream 11 team. 

Each of the major football tournaments around the world means the return of fantasy football season. 

Hence, when you are building your fantasy football league team, you need to give a name to your teams. Normally what you do? You give just some random names to the teams, names which are similar to your names or make names with your favourite words. 

However, if you wish, you can take a suggestion from the list here; we have collected from different sites.

Following are a few Funniest Fantasy Football team Names: 

Deshaun of the Dead 

Baby Got Dak 

Jason Kelce’s Tailor 

Jason Kelce’s Speech Writer 

Baker’s Dozen 

All Barkley, All Bite  

Guns & Rosen 

The Fabulous Baker Boy 

Rosen Up Your Bow 

A Kiss from a Rosen 

Dak to the Future 

Golden Tate Warriors 

Shake it Goff 

Golden Taint 

Zeke Squad 

Hartline Bling 

PokeMoncrief 

Fournettecation 

Little Red Fournette 

Hide & Zeke 

When the Le’Veon Breaks 

Dalvin & The Chipmunks 

Le’Veon a Prayer 

Le’Veon la Vida Loca 

Highway to Bell 

Game of Jones 

Julio Let the Dogs Out 

Julio Think You Are? 

My Ball Zach Ertz 

Goff Balls 

My TE Ertz When Eifert 

It’s Too Late to Say Amari 

Eiferted 

Stairway to Evans 

San Francisco 4th & 9ers 

Hot Lockett 

Knockin on Evans Door 

Roethlisberger Helper 

2 Gurley’s 1 Cup 

GurleyThings 

The Gurley Gates 

Runs Like a Gurley 

A Zeke Outlook 

Mr. Rodgers’ Neighborhood 

All About That Bosa 

The Walking Dez 

Dez-ed & Confused 

Dez Nuts 

Dez Dispencers 

Wentz, Twice — Three Times a Lady 

From Wentz You Came 

Dude, Where’s Derek Carr? 

Inglourious Bradfords 

Forte inch Ditka 

Chronic Masterdeflater 

Discount Belichick 

Check My Balls 

Yo Belichick Yo Self 

Super Mario-ta 

Mariota Had a Little Lamb 

Jamaal About That Bass 

Marcus Mari…otto 

Jamaal Charles in Charge 

JJ S.W.A.T.T. Team 

Turn Down for Watt 

The JPP Fireworks Incident 

1.21 JJ WATTS 

You Down With JPP? 

Wham! Bam! Thank you Cam! 

Hernandez Hit Men 

You Kaepernick the Future 

Geno 911! 

InstaJimmyGraham 

13 Reason Ajayi 

Inglorious Staffords 

A few more names to remember:

Backfields and McCoys 

Mike Vick in a box 

Stafford Infection 

My Percy’s on Broadway 

Montee Can Buy you Happiness 

Cry Me a Rivers 

In a Van Down by the Rivers 

50 Trent 

Pitch a Trent 

Drake’s New Favorite Team 

Waka Flacco Flame 

Mount Douchemore 

U Mad Bro? 

Rudolph Redzone Reindeer 

Abdullah Oblongata 

Trolling Crabtree 

Suh Girls, One Cup 

Kung Suh Panda 

Boy Named Suh 

The Big Gronkowski 

It’s a Hard Gronk Life 

We Wilfork You 

Keyshawn Beliebs 

Wilfork Dance Party 

Evil Empire 

No Money Manziel 

Revis’ Vineyard 

OBJYN 

Bend it Like Beckham Jr. 

Jay-Z’s My Agent 

Remember the Titans 

Off to Tennessee the Whiz 

Kissing Suzy Kolber 

Smokin’ Jay Cutler 

Kaepernick Swag 

Sherman’s Last Rant 

Mannings’ O-Face 

The Boldin the Beautiful 

Mr. UGG Boots 

Gisele’s Bundchens 

The Brady Bunch 

Brady Gaga 

Luck Beat A Brady Tonight 

No Romo 

Call Me the Brees 

Laces Out 

Big Ol’ Bortles 

Show Me the Money 

Forgetting Brandon Marshall 

Favre Dollar Footlong 

It’s Always Runny in Philadelphia 

Makin’ It DWayne 

Up All Night to Get Luck-y 

Luckness Monster 

Slow White Bronco 

Enjoy making teams with these names and play fantasy football! 

Few facts about football you might not know

Football is known as soccer outside America. But when we watch the FIFA, we watch football and when we play fantasy sports, we normally play fantasy football. 

And this beautiful sport has some mind-blowing fact we do not know. Perhaps you play on field football at your club or play online games, the fantasy football; it’s quite possible that you have missed these facts. Read on: 

Origin of the word soccer 

Did you know that the word “soccer” originated from an abbreviation of “association football”? In 1880s, students of Oxford University used to abbreviate words by adding “er” to the end. Charles Wreford Brown, a student at Oxford, is normally credited for the word but there is no strong evidence to support. 

Mob Soccer 

Did you know that between the 7th and 9th century a violent game emerged between some villages? The object of the game was for one village to force a ball into the center square of the foe’s village. The game became so cruel that neighbouring villages would take cover and block their windows. 

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Pele 

Pele helped lead Brazil to the FIFA World Cup Championship at age 17. The real name Pele, is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, is the only person to have won the World Cup three times as a player. He scored 1,281 goals in his professional career and is considered by many to be the greatest soccer player of all time. 

Juggling World Record 

The world record for juggling a soccer ball non-stop is 19 hours and 30 minutes. Martinho Eduardo Orige of Brazil juggled a regulation size soccer ball non-stop, meaning the ball did not touch the ground at all. This world record was recorded in 2003 August. 

India wishes to play barefoot 

India withdrew from the 1950 World Cup tournament because FIFA hadn’t permitted the team to play barefoot. It was the 1st time India got qualified but refused to continue as they wanted to play barefoot. 

Most Olympic Gold Medals 

Did you know that Hungary is the country with the most Olympic Gold medals? Since 1908, Hungary has won 3 times. However, Argentina, United Kingdom and Uruguay are close behind, each winning 2. The United States Women’s team has made it to every final match in the Olympics since 1996. They have won 3 out of 4 Gold medal finals, only losing to Norway in 2000. 

Chile banned from World Cup 

Chile was once banned from playing in World cup. It was the year 1994. During a qualifying match for the 1990 World Cup, Chile was down 1-0 Brazil. A loss would have meant elimination form the World Cup tournament. At around 67th minute of the match, the Chilean goalkeeper Roberto Rojas fell to the ground due to being hit by a firework. The team refused to continue to play and the match went unfinished. But, when FIFA reviewed the footage, it was found that no firework ever hit Rojas. He faked it with the hope that they would be making a replay game. FIFA awarded Brazil the win, banned Chile from the 1994 World Cup, and banned Rojas for life. 

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Winners List of FIFA World Cup

Soccer or football, as we know it, is the most popular sport on the planet. It is even catching on in the small nations who are not that active in the sport, as fans have more access than ever to watch matches being played around the world. And like all sports, we feel the need of turning this attention into the fantasy football leagues 

So, if you are going to join a fantasy football team, you are going to need all the information you can collect about the football teams and their team members to build a strong team by evaluating their current performances and past records. The past record of an entire team effect during the selection of a player from the team. Perhaps you are inclined to take a particular team; hence we have the entire information of the winning teams in FIFA World Cup from 1930. Read on: 

Following are the Winners List of FIFA World Cup:

In FIFA World Cup 1930 Uruguay, Uruguay was the winner nation with the outcome of Uruguay 4-2 Argentina. 

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During FIFA World Cup 1934 Italy, Italy was the winner nation with the outcome of Italy 2-1 Czechoslovakia. 

In FIFA World Cup 1938 Italy, Italy was the winner nation with the outcome of Italy 4-2 Hungary. 

During FIFA World Cup 1950 Brazil, Uruguay was the winner nation with the outcome of Uruguay 2-1 Brazil. 

At FIFA World Cup 1954 Switzerland, Germany was the winner nation with the outcome of Germany 3-2 Hungary. 

During FIFA World Cup 1958 Sweden, Brazil was the winner nation with the outcome of Brazil 5-2 Sweden. 

In FIFA World Cup 1962 Chile, Brazil was the winner nation with the outcome of Brazil 3-1 Czechoslovakia. 

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During FIFA World Cup 1966 England, England was the winner nation with the outcome of England 4-2 Germany. 

At FIFA World Cup 1970 Mexico, Brazil was the winner nation with the outcome of Brazil 4-1 Italy. 

During FIFA World Cup 1974 Germany, Germany was the winner nation with the outcome of Germany 2-1 Holland. 

In FIFA World Cup 1978 Argentina, Argentina was the winner nation with the outcome of Argentina 3-1 Holland. 

During FIFA World Cup 1982 Spain, Italy was the winner nation with the outcome of Italy 3-1 Germany. 

At FIFA World Cup 1986 Mexico, Argentina Argentina 3-2 Germany. 

During FIFA World Cup 1990 Italy, Germany was the winner nation with the outcome of Germany 1-0 Argentina. 

In FIFA World Cup 1994 USA, Brazil was the winner nation with the outcome of initially 0-0 and then Brazil defeated Italy 3-2 in penalties. 

During FIFA World Cup 1998 France, France was the winner nation with the outcome of France 3-0 Brazil. 

At FIFA World Cup 2002 Japan/ South Korea, Brazil was the winner nation with the outcome of Brazil 2-0 Germany. 

During FIFA World Cup 2006 Germany, Italy was the winner nation with the outcome of initially 1-1, and then Italy beat France 5-3 in penalties. 

In FIFA World Cup 2010 South Africa, Spain was the winner nation with the outcome of Spain 1-0 Netherlands. 

During FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil, Germany was the winner nation with the outcome of Germany 1-0 Argentina. 

In the last FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia, France is the winning nation with the outcome of France 4-2 Croatia. 

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