FIFA Environment Cup – A Background 1962 to 2002

FIFA Environment Cup – A Background 1962 to 2002

1962 Hosts for the 1962 version were being Chile even with just lately having experienced a devastating earthquake. Brazil ended up favorites to keep the trophy but Chile believed they had a environment-beating program of action. Right before they played Italy they ate spaghetti and received. Right before they played Switzerland they ate Swiss cheese and won. Ahead of they played Russia they drank vodka and received (should have been an intriguing video game). So when they came up from Brazil in the semi finals, what did they do? Did they eat Brazil nuts? No, they drank espresso and instantly missing 4-2. Brazil at the time again claimed the trophy by beating Czechoslovakia 3-1 in the remaining.

Data Host Place: Chile

Nations around the world: Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Czechoslovakia, England, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, Uruguay, USSR, West Germany, Yugoslavia

Last: Brazil 3, Czechoslovakia 1

Top rated goal scorer: Drazen Jerkovic, Yugoslavia (5)

1966 In 1966 the Environment Cup came back to exactly where the contemporary game of football began in 1863, England and the trophy was destined to remain there for four decades. It might have stayed there completely because when it was set on show at the Westminster Central Hall in London 4 months in advance of the event was to get started it was stolen. Seven days of acute shame ensued when authorities tried using to locate the missing cup with no any consequence. Inevitably a black and white puppy called “Pickles” located it underneath a hedge wrapped in newspaper whilst carrying out what canines do less than hedges. Pickles shot to stardom and the English Football Association had a reproduction of the trophy created – “just in circumstance”. The replica can still be viewed at the English Countrywide Soccer Museum.

The 1966 Planet Cup was unforgettable for various good reasons. It was the very first Globe Cup to have a mascot – “Entire world Cup Willie”, a lion dressed in the English strip. It was a World Cup marred by vicious tactics on the discipline and by poor refereeing that saw Brazil actually kicked off the pitch in the initial round. The final versus West Germany was also unforgettable thanks to 1 of the most controversial plans in Cup background. In more time Geoff Hurst of England introduced a shot that strike the underside of the purpose crossbar and bounced down. The referee dominated that it had landed driving the target-line and was as a result a objective. The West Germans protested that it did not go at the rear of the line but the linesman upheld the referee and the goal stood. Hurst set the matter outside of doubt in the very last moment by scoring.

Studies Host Nation: England

International locations: Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, England, France, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, North Korea, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Uruguay, USSR, West Germany

Closing: England 4, West Germany 2 (right after more time)

Best target scorer: Eusebio, Portugal (9)

1970 Mexico 1970 was Brazil&#39s and Pele&#39s World Cup. Just after 1966 when Brazil have been knocked out in the to start with round, Pele experienced vowed by no means to perform in the Environment Cup once again. The good news is he was persuaded to make a ultimate look in 1970. Hopes ended up substantial in England for a repeat of the 1966 success but issues were being not aided when the England captain was jailed for four days on created prices of stealing a bracelet in Guadalajara a pair of months right before the opening video game. These, the humid playing disorders and Gerd Muller in devastating form, were being enough to see West Germany just take their revenge in the quarter ultimate for the defeat in the earlier opposition&#39s final. But Brazil seemed unstoppable thanks to their outstanding attackers but their defense was questionable. Could the Italian entrance line transform this to their benefit? At 50 percent time it seemed that they could with the score line at 1-1 and the Brazilians obviously demoralized. But immediately after 50 percent time Pele took demand laying on passes that led to two Brazilian objectives and obtaining the web himself. Brazil had received the Environment Cup for the third time and for that reason was permitted to hold the Jules Rimet Trophy permanently. Some calendar year later it was stolen and never recovered. It is presumed it was melted down.

Data Host Country: Mexico

Nations: Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, El Salvador, England, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Romania, Sweden, Uruguay, USSR, West Germany

Final: Brazil 4, Italy 1 (following more time)

Top target scorer: Gerd Muller, West Germany (10)

1974 In 1974, West Germany performed hosts for the competitiveness for the new trophy, the FIFA World Cup. West Germany experienced a tremendously potent facet but then so did Holland with its brand name of “total football” and Poland. Holland conquer Brazil 2- to face West Germany in the last in Berlin but the German extremely effective soccer equipment held out versus the inspirational Dutch to grab a late winner.

Studies Host Nation: West Germany

International locations: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, East Germany, Haiti, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Scotland, Sweden, Uruguay, West Germany, Yugoslavia, Zaire

Ultimate: West Germany 2, Netherlands 1

Best purpose scorer: Grzegorz Lato, Poland (7)

1978 1978 noticed the FIFA Earth Cup being held in Argentina and it was one particular of the most controversial with pretty unusual refereeing and organizational choices seeming to favor the household place. In a 2nd-spherical match Argentina desired to score at least four aims against Peru. It scored 6 and Peru had been seriously criticized for giving the match absent. In the closing Argentina appeared to have an extra male in referee Sergio Gonella. His choices were so blatantly professional Argentina that there ended up phone calls (especially by the Dutch) for the match to be re-performed in a neutral region – calls that fell on deaf ears.

Statistics Host Country: Argentina

Countries: Austria, Argentina, Brazil, France, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, West Germany

Closing: Argentina 3, Netherlands 1 (immediately after more time)

Major objective scorer: Mario Kempes, Argentina (6)

1982 An expanded Environment Cup was launched in 1982 in Spain. 8 more teams participated bringing the total to 24. The concept was to make it possible for the lesser footballing countries to enter the event. The idea was vindicated by impressive shows by Algeria and Cameroon. Italy proved to be unstoppable that calendar year and defeated the powerful West German aspect 3-1 in the last even following Antonio Cabrini of Italy became the very first player to miss a penalty in a Entire world Cup final.

Figures Host Place: Spain

Countries: Algeria, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, Czechoslovakia, El Salvador, England, France, Honduras, Hungary, Italy, Kuwait, New Zealand, Northern Eire, Peru, Poland, Scotland, Spain, USSR, West Germany, Yugoslavia

Remaining: Italy 3, West Germany 1

Leading purpose scorer: Paolo Rossi, Italy (6)

1986 Colombia had been picked to host the 1986 World Cup but was not able to due to economic things to consider so the location was switched to Mexico in spite of robust endeavours by Holland and the United States to have the level of competition on household soil. Brazil, the favorites had been knocked out in the quarter finals by France on penalties. Another quarter closing observed Argentina&#39s Diego Maradona famous “hand of God” intention versus England. Many billion Tv set viewers saw him use his hand to punch the ball into the back again of the English purpose but the referee did not. It was a blatant cheat that nevertheless rankles with English admirers these days as it noticed their workforce go property. In the closing towards West Germany he confirmed that he didn&#39t need to cheat to gain as he brilliantly led his state to a really hard fought acquire by 3 plans to 2.

Studies Host Place: Mexico

International locations: Algeria, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Hungary, Iraq, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Northern Ireland, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, South Korea, Spain, Uruguay, USSR, West Germany

Closing: Argentina 3, Germany 2

Major goal scorer: Gary Lineker, England (6)

1990 The 14th Environment Cup was without the need of doubt the most boring so far. Every single team was so scared of shedding that game titles grew to become lower-scoring brutal chess matches. Both of those semi finals went into further time and then went on to be decided by penalty kicks. The closing contested by West Germany showing in its final World cup in advance of unification and Argentina. In a dour and dirty battle with two sendings off. West Germany received 1- by way of a penalty.

Statistics Host Nation: Italy

International locations: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czechoslovakia, Egypt, England, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Scotland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, United States, USSR , West Germany, Yugoslavia

Closing: West Germany 1, Argentina

Prime purpose scorer: Salvatore “Toto” Schillaci, Italy (6)

1994 FIFA noticed the United States as an untapped marketplace as significantly as football (or soccer as the Us citizens phone it) was anxious and so made the decision to award the 1994 event to them. Italy ended up on music with their participate in-maker Roberto Baggio actively playing some sublime soccer. Argentina have been hopeful that a newly re-called Maradona could steer them to good results but the hope evaporated when he proved optimistic for a banned substance and was despatched house in shame. The US on dwelling ground experienced a superior than expected tournament last but not least likely out to Brazil. Previously they had beaten Colombia many thanks to an individual goal by Colombian Andres Escobar who was shot lifeless when he arrived again household. The closing amongst Brazil and Italy was an absorbing activity of Brazil&#39s irresistible attacking pressure meeting Italy&#39s immovable defensive force. Predictably the match finished – just after further time so it went to the penalties and sudden demise. Roberto Baggio of Italy despatched his kick high over the cross-bar and Brazil were being the winners.

Data Host Place: United States

Countries: Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Colombia, Germany, Greece, South Korea, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, United states, Sweden, Switzerland

Last: Brazil 1, Italy (3-2 on penalty kicks)

Prime target scorer (Joint): Oleg Salenko, Russia and Hristo Stoitchkov, Bulgaria (6) 1998 France, played host to an expanded Earth Cup with the variety of participants introduced up to 32. Nobody thought that France experienced a probability of successful and absolutely everyone was pretty stunned when the created it to the ultimate. Amazement took the position of surprise when the managed to wipe out Brazil 3- in the remaining. To this working day nobody who isn&#39t French can explain how they did it. Really serious hooliganism reared its hideous head for the duration of the early phases of the event when English enthusiasts rampaged as a result of Marseille and German supporters attacked a police officer with an iron bar and still left him forever mind destroyed.


Host Nation: France

International locations: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Tunisia, United States, Yugoslavia

Final: France 3, Brazil

Prime objective scorer: Davor Suker, Croatia (6)

2002 For the first time the Globe Cup had co-hosts in Japan and South Korea. It was also the initially to be held on the continent of Asia. Fears of big rioting thanks to hooligans proved unfounded due to the fantastic preparations by the co-hosts and the full match had a social gathering ambiance. It was also a tournament of upsets. In 1998 the United States had completed very last but in 2002 they sailed into the quarter finals right before currently being knocked out by Germany. France, the holders ended up eradicated in the 1st round without having scoring a one purpose and Italy remaining the match early following some lousy refereeing. In the conclude it was Brazil and Germany who contested the closing with Brazil profitable by two aims.


Host Nations around the world: Japan, South Korea

International locations: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, United States, Uruguay

Last: Brazil 2, Germany

Leading goal scorer: Ronaldo, Brazil (8)

Resource by Michael Russell