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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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1966 World Cup: Football Coming Home After Dramatic Final

The 1966 World Cup in England was the first to have a mascot – Willie the Lion – but the dog Pickles became the hero after finding the Jules Rimet trophy in a garden, stolen four months ago before the …

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1962 World Cup: Brazil Go Back To Back And Garrincha Shines

Two years after suffering the biggest earthquake of the 20th Century, Chile staged the 1962 World Cup with four host cities: the capital Santiago, charming Viña del Mara, Racangua, and Arica. The National Stadium in Santiago was quite a picture, …

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1958 World Cup: Brazil’s First Title And Rise Of The King

Pelé was just a seventeen-year-old boy and practically unknown when he arrived in Sweden in 1958 to play in the 1958 World Cup in history. However, Brazil’s 5-2 convincing win over the hosts in the final and Pelé’s outstanding performance, …

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1954 World Cup: West Germany The New World Football Power

Once more, the unthinkable reared its head at the World Cup. Four years after Brazil watched stunned as the world title slipped away to Uruguay, it was time for one of the strongest teams in football history to crumble when …

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1938 World Cup: The Italians Second Title On Verge Of War

Fascism was spreading through Europe, and the imminence of war was felt in all corners of the continent when France hosted the 1938 World Cup. The Second World War would only start in 1939, but in June the year before, …

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1934 World Cup: The Birth Of A European Footballing Giant

Closely watched by dictator Benito Mussolini, Italy fulfilled the double mission of projecting itself onto the international and political stage by winning the 1934 World Cup. The second World Cup organized by FIFA triggered the interest of 32 national teams. …

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1930 World Cup: Uruguay Football Confirms Their Superiority

It was no easy task. America and Europe were suffering from the consequences of the 1929 economic crisis, which led to high unemployment rates and the bankruptcy of several small companies and big banks. Football, officially organized by FIFA since …

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Shay Given: Premier League And National Team Goalkeeper

The former Irish goalkeeper Shay Given played professionally as a goalkeeper. The Republic of Ireland’s second-most capped national team player with 134 caps. Given was regarded as an agile, athletic, committed, and courageous goalkeeper with exceptional reflexes. His Premier League …

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Gary Lineker: England Striker And 1986 Golden Boot Winner

After three decades of tedious crisp adverts and 23 years of even more tedious Match of the Day links, it is easy to forget that Gary Lineker was a great striker. Well, he was. In fact, he was not only …

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Quini: Enrique Castro The Sporting Gijón’s Riveting Striker

Enrique Castro González, also known as ‘Quini,’ was a spectacular striker at Sporting de Gijón and FC Barcelona. He gained legendary status due to his supremacy in front of the goal and his bravery on and off the pitch. “The …

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