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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.

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England Penalty Misses: The 6 Biggest Penalty Fails Ever

The sight of England trooping off the field after Alessandro Diamanti’s penalty sent Joe Hart the wrong way to clinch a place in the Euro 2012 semi finals was a depressingly familiar sight. England penalty misses have been a curse …

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What Happened On This Day In The History Of Soccer On March 26

Let’s review what happened on this day in the history of soccer on March 26th. 1900 In front of 6,000 screaming fans, at Cardiff Arms Park, England drew with Wales 1-1. Despite being with 5 regular players, Sheffield United defeated …

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2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada Finals: A Landmark Event

The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada Finals was the experience of a lifetime as the eyes of the world were on Canada for the 30-day final tournament, from June 6 to July 5. Canada was an outstanding host, running …

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Rinus Michels: The Dutchman Who Invented Total Football

Those early Dutch teams were likened to the ‘Clockwork Oranje,’ but Rinus Michels was the mastermind behind the machinery. He was a man of few words, but he was the guiding force behind Total Football’s brilliance. Aged 12 When He …

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Sepp Herberger: The Mastermind Behind The Miracle Of Berne

Sepp Herberger was one of the fascinating figures in German football. As the German national team coach, he formed a team that sensationally won the title against Hungary in Switzerland in 1954 in its first participation in the World Cup …

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Who Was the First Soccer Country To Host Two World Cups?

In the 21st Century, so many sporting tournaments have already been held in different countries multiple times. These executive decisions are no joke and often reflect a country’s economic viability as it exhibits one’s capabilities to host such significant events. …

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Sofia Jakobsson: San Diego Wave FC Signs Swedish Soccer Star

Sofia Jakobsson is a 31-year-old who plays forward currently for San Diego Wave FC and the Swedish national soccer team. She was born in  Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, and has been playing soccer her whole life. She is 5’ 9”, and has …

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1950 World Cup: The Host Brazil Versus Urugary In The Final

Following more than a decade of dictatorship, Brazil adopted a new democratic constitution in 1946. It was confirmed that in 1950 the country would host the fourth World Cup, the most significant international event to take place within its borders. …

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Leônidas Da Silva: The ‘Black Diamond’ Of Brazilian Soccer

Born near the center of Rio de Janeiro in 1913, Leônidas Da Silva started playing in 1930, before soccer became a professional sport. Two years later received his first national call-up. At the 1934 World Cup in Italy, he scored …

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2007 Women’s World Cup: Germany Edge Out Brazil In Final

China hosted the 2007 Women’s World Cup Final on 30 September 2007, which was won by Germany, who defeated Brazil 2–0. The defending champions of the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup final played the Brazil national team who had never …

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