Flying Down to Rio, Flight Twenty
On this flight we have gathered together another collection of trivia and weird stories for your enjoyment. There are a few Tottenham references and some fun images like this one, it seems you can now have your own Maradona!
So pay attention, impress your friends and win all the World Cup quiz's that will appear in the next few weeks.
1986 - Talking about his handball to score against England, Diego Maradona's smiled and said it was "a bit with the head of Maradona and another bit with the hand of God"
1982 - Gerry Armstrong scored three goals and became Tottenham’s then top scorer at the World Cup Finals.
1938 - Numbered shirts were used for the first time
1982 - When four Spurs players appeared in the 1982 Finals they equaled the club record set in 1958. They also set a new record for the most countries represented by Tottenham players in one finals, 4, previously it had been 2 also set in Sweden in 1958
1982 - These finals were the last to feature a fully leather ball
1970 - The 'World Cup War.' El Salvador literally fought a war over the World Cup. The decisive 3-2 win over arch rivals Honduras triggered off military actions for four days between two countries who already were at loggerheads with each other.
1986 - Uruguay's Jose Batista was sent off after 56 seconds of the group match against Scotland, it still ended 0-0.
1974 - Poland's Leslaw Cmikiewicz set a record when he made six appearances as substitute
And finally - in 1950 - The USA physio knocked himself out when he ran onto the pitch to treat a player. He dropped a bottle of chloroform and as he bent down to pick it up he inhaled and had to be stretchered off
Images - Top - Daily Telegraph, 2- Ebay, 3- TV Times, 4 & 5 - FiFa, Thanks to - FIFA, as well as BBC, ESPN, Planet World Cup,
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17/5/2014 12:51:59 pm
lol, the USA physio... And send that Ebay link to wenger as consolation after Jake & Tom run riot. ;-)
19/5/2014 04:31:04 am
thanks for your comments, I'm planning to put up next tournament and then a couple of more silly stories I hope your like.
20/5/2014 04:26:32 am
Awesome!! full of trivia
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