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This is a list of all the world cup soccer related articles we have published on the History of Soccer website.

Stephane Chapuisat in his role as chief scout at Young Boys Bern

Stephane Chapuisat: The Swiss Prolific Goalscorer

There are many professions where the proverbial baton is passed from generation to generation, and soccer is no exception. And when it comes to sons emulating their fathers’ success, the case of the Chapuisat family is as fine an example …

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cameroon players celebrating their upset win over argentina in the world cup

Biggest Upsets In World Cup History

Every World Cup usually has at least one surprise in store, and as this list of World Cup upsets proves, sometimes those surprises are so huge that no one could have possibly seen them coming. Here is our list of …

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Hao Haidong celebrating after scoring for China

Hao Haidong: China Greatest Marksman

Goalscoring in the Chinese Super League during the 2000s followed a familiar theme: foreigners dominated it. The media and fans were not immune to reminiscing about Hao Haidong, who finished in the top three on the scoring chart year after …

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Valery Karpin: Helping Russia To Qualify For Qatar 2022

Barely three years after hanging up his boots, the Russian Valery Karpin is a successful businessman with a profile very different from your typical ex-player. The former Real Sociedad and Celta Vigo star, whose career took off at Spartak Moscow …

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ronaldo is congratulating peter crouch, the most successfull tallest player in modern soccer

Tallest Soccer Player In The World (2021/22 Season)

Height is not a prerequisite to being a top player in professional soccer. However, it certainly helps, in some positions, more than others. For example: being tall is undoubtedly helpful for goalkeepers and center-backs. However, any midfielder would prefer agility …

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Rene Higuita is captured making a save with a scorpion kick

Rene Higuita: Colombia’s Goalscoring Goalkeeper

Goalkeeper Rene Higuita was an inspired, eccentric, and trailblazing player who played for several South American club teams and the Colombian national team. Although he is considered one of the greatest goalkeepers to wear the gloves in Colombia, he is …

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pele kissing the world cup trophy after scoring the most world cup goals

Most World Cup Goals: 13 Players Who Have Scored 10 Or More

Have you ever asked yourself who has scored the most World Cup goals? More than 2,000 goals have been scored in the FIFA finals. This does not include penalty shoot-outs. Since French player Lucien Laurent scored the first goal at …

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Is There A World Cup Women’s Soccer Tournament?

The men’s FIFA World Cup has been going since 1930. In 2022 it will host its 22nd tournament. But there is also a World Cup Women’s soccer tournament, and while it hasn’t been going as long, the competition is just …

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Zinedine Zidane caught head butting in World Cup Final

Zinedine Zidane: The Master Of Madness

Zinedine Zidane is one of the greatest soccer players in the game’s history, a true legend who achieved all there is to achieve and did it in style. But what made this French attacking midfielder special, and why has a …

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Gabel Conejo having his photo taken after another great performance

Gabel Conejo: The Costa Rican Fan Favorite

The 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy was a tournament remembered more for tactical and defensive discipline than attacking flair. Yet, there was one side that managed to add some much-needed color to proceedings. Given little chance by the experts …

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