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Iran’s Appreance at FIFA World Cup

Iran’s Appreance at FIFA World Cup

Iran may have never reached the second round of the World Cup in three previous appearances but that does not mean Team Melli’s participation has been forgettable – far from it. When the West Asians appear on the global stage, they may leave fairly early but the stories remain for much longer. With games coming against Argentina, Bosnia and Nigeria this June, just how well Iran do in Brazil under coach Carlos Queiroz is set to become the most fascinating chapter yet. This is episode four, a new hope. It all started back in 1978 in South America. Being drawn against the mighty Netherlands, a talented Scottish team and the dark horses of Peru was a tough introduction even before the team ...

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup

(Named Honorary FIFA President on 8 June 1998) Dr João Havelange’s 24 years as FIFA President were a period of significant change which featured, most notably, the expansion of the FIFA World Cup from a 16-team tournament to one twice as large by the time the Brazilian left his post in 1998. An Olympic swimmer and water polo player in his younger days, Havelange’s greatest achievement as a football administrator was arguably to ensure increased involvement on the world stage for teams from Asia, Africa, CONCACAF and Oceania, who had had just three FIFA World Cup finalists between them in 1974. FIFA’s Zurich headquarters housed just 12 staff members when he took office ...

Ticket for 2014 FIFA World Cup

Ticket for 2014 FIFA World Cup

2. How does FIFA in general decide which seats belong to which category?FIFA determines the categorisation of each seat in the Stadium on a Match-by-Match basis. This means that (i) the Ticket Category may vary from Match to Match; (ii) all Ticket Categories may comprise stadium seats of the lower and upper tier, (iii) the Ticket Categorisation remains unaffected from any conditions on the Match day, such as weather conditions; and (iv) Ticket Category boundaries may vary from Match to Match. Such differentiation is necessary to secure that the maximum number of Tickets can be made available to football fans...

World Cup Soccer History

World Cup Soccer History

No other sporting event captures the world’s imagination like the FIFA World Cup. Ever since the first tentative competition in Uruguay in 1930, FIFA’s flagship has constantly grown in popularity and prestige. It happens every four years, with each tournament preceded by a two to three year qualifying process.A group of visionary French football administrators, led in the 1920s by the innovative Jules Rimet, are credited with the original idea of bringing the world’s strongest national football teams together to compete for the title of World Champions.The original gold trophy bore Jules Rimet’s name and was contested three times in the 1930s, before ...

What Happened to the World Cup’s First Trophy? From Victory to Jules Rimet

What Happened to the World Cup’s First Trophy?
From Victory to Jules Rimet

Frenchman Jules Rimet was the third president of FIFA between 1921 and 1954 and was the driving force behind establishing the World Cup as an international tournament.The trophy for the first Word Cup in 1930 was originally called Victory but in 1946 FIFA decided to name it after its president and so it became known as the Jules Rimet trophy.Although the World Cup is usually associated with drama on the pitch, the Jules Rimet trophy also had exciting moments in its existence before coming to an unfortunate end.Dramatic history Second World War the trophy was hidden in a box under the bed of then FIFA vice president Dr Ottorino Barassi to prevent the German Nazis getting hold of it.Then it became an international news story when it was stolen at a public exhibition in ...  

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