Top FIFA Goalkeepers of 1978-2006

by on June 20, 2010
in FIFA

Gianluigi Buffon

I brought her some (goalkeeper) gloves after a basketball game and she liked the way they felt.

There is something in the gloves which makes a goalie perfect. Those gloves are meant to create marvel by saving the goals in the most astounding ways. Since 1930, magical goalkeepers have been appearing and setting records in World Cup. They jump, they flip, they slide, they sweep and go to any extent to save their net from being attacked by the opponents. Have a look at the most outstanding World Cup goalkeepers in 1978-2006:

2006 FIFA World Cup (Germany)

• Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
• Jens Lehmann (Germany)
• Ricardo (Portugal)

2002 FIFA World Cup (Korea/Japan)

• Oliver Kahn (Germany)

• Rüştü Reçber (Turkey)

1998 FIFA World Cup (France)

• Fabien Barthez (France)
• José Luis Chilavert (Paraguay)

1994 FIFA World Cup (USA)

• Michel Preud’Homme (Belgium)

1990 FIFA World Cup (Italy)

• Sergio Goycochea (Argentina)
• Gabelo Conejo (Costa Rica)

1986 FIFA World Cup (Mexico)

• Harald “Toni” Schumacher (Germany)

1982 FIFA World Cup (Spain)

• Dino Zoff (Italy)

1978 FIFA World Cup (Argentina)

• Ubaldo Matildo Fillol aka El Pato (Argentina)

Did you notice that most of the goalkeepers gave their best performance at home? Wait for the 2010 FIFA World Cup to end and see who is going to come next in this list.

Keep watching and come back for an update!

Top FIFA Forwards of 1978-2006

by on June 20, 2010
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Hernan Crespo

“When you are 4-0 up you should never lose 7-1.” Lawrie McMenemy

Winning 7-0 is only possible with extremely talented forwards (strikers) in a team which are arranged specifically to score the goal. They are the main strikers when it comes to the net of opponents. Due to their ability to score, forwards are the most expensive players of a team. Let’s have an insight into the list of top FIFA strikers:

2006 FIFA World Cup (Germany)

• Hernán Crespo (Argentina)
• Thierry Henry (France)
• Miroslav Klose (Germany)
• Luca Toni (Italy)

2002 FIFA World Cup (Korea/Japan)

• Ronaldo (Brazil)
• Miroslav Klose (Germany)
• El-Hadji Diouf (Senegal)
• Hasan Şaş (Turkey)

1998 FIFA World Cup (France)

• Ronaldo (Brazil)
• Davor (Croatia)
• Brian Laudrup (Denmark)
• Dennis Bergkamp (Netherlands)

1994 FIFA World Cup (USA)

• Romário (Brazil)
• Hristo Stoichkov (Bulgaria)
• Roberto Baggio (Italy)

1990 FIFA World Cup (Italy)

• Salvatore Schillaci (Italy)
• Roger Milla (Cameroon)
• Jürgen Klinsmann (Germany)

1986 FIFA World Cup (Mexico)

• Preben Larsen (Denmark)
• Emilio Butragueño (Spain)
• Gary Lineker (England)

1982 FIFA World Cup (Spain)

• Paolo Rossi (Italy)
• Karl Heinz Rummenigge (Germany)

1978 FIFA World Cup (Argentina)

• Roberto Bettega (Italy)
• Paolo Rossi (Italy)
• Mario Kempes (Argentina)

The list clearly shows that Italy had the best strikers. Italy is defending its title in 2010 FIFA World Cup. Let’s see if its strikers can deliver again.

Fingers crossed and all set!

5 Biggest Upsets in World Cup History

by on June 18, 2010
in FIFA, Football History

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Football is nothing without a spice of most shocking and unexpected results. The upsets in football World Cup have always been brouhaha for the football fans. ‘You never know’ is the most common phrase which is used by the football fans whenever it comes to weak teams playing stronger ones. The upset defeats of the strong teams elevate the popularity of the weaker team and bring it into the media limelight. Saying that weaker teams are a source of sizzle in group matches makes sense. Read more..

Top Scoring Teams of FIFA World Cup

by on June 11, 2010
in FIFA

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Talking about the top scoring teams in FIFA World Cup since 1930, who would not want to have a flashback? Usually when it comes to best performances of top scoring teams, few of the top best teams jump into mind. Here is the top scoring teams list in FIFA World Cup:

• Hungary in 1945 scored 27 goals in all. It is the highest score till now in World Cup history

• France in 1958 scored 23 goals in all in World Cup

• Brazil scored 22 goals in the 1950 World Cup
• Brazil in 1970 World Cup scored 19 goals
• Brazil once again scored the highest goals in the World Cup in 1970: 18

• Argentina scored 18 goals in 1930 World Cup

• Portugal scored 17 goals in World Cup 1966

In FIFA World Cup 2006, Germany scored 14 goals, which is the highest in that tournament. Along with these, France, Poland and Sweden also made records of top scoring teams in different FIFA World Cup tournament.

Lets keep track of the event every four years in order to find out which team is going to break the record of Hungary for being the top scoring team. Football World Cup is a thrilling event and a lot of high scoring games are played every time. 

FIFA World Cup 2010: Group F

by on June 1, 2010
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FIFA World Cup 2010: Group D

by on June 1, 2010
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2010_FIFA_World_Cup_logoGroup D has a good combination of teams for the FIFA World Cup 2010. The teams in this group are Germany, Serbia, Australia and Ghana. The matches between these teams are going to be played from 13-23 June 2010. This group is being considered as the Group of Death. Read more..

FIFA World Cup 2010: Group C

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FIFA World Cup 2010: Group B

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FIFA World Cup 2010: Group A

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FIFA World Cup 2010 Mascot

Zakumi.svgZakumi is the official mascot of FIFA World Cup 2010. He was born on 16th of June 1994. This is an anthropomorphized leopard. Zakumi is derived from two South African words: ZA, representing the South African international code, and kumi, meaning “10”. Zakumi’s color represents the identity of South Africa and is a combination of yellow and green. Official motto of Zakumi is “Zakumi’s game is Fair Play”, very similar to the theme of FIFA which is “FIFA, fair play”. Read more..

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