With this summers competition now underway we take the chance to change pace with some Spurs related trivia surrounding the competition and examine a few more pieces of art inspired by the tournament.
Bitter sweet - Alf Ramsey being interviewed years later was asked if he had played in the 1950 game when the USA beat England 0-1. He replied ‘I was the only one who did!’
Such are the quirks of the international manager that Glenn Hoddle actually played more World Cup games in the finals than he did in qualifying competitions.
The first time Spurs players faced each other in the finals was in 1998 when Calderwood (Scotland) met Gradas (Norway).
Above posters for 58, 78 and another from ESPN for 2010.
Left - The front page of the Italian press covering the 1934 final.
The next time Spur met Spur was the 2014 Belgium v Algeria match when we actually had four men on the pitch.
Below stamps from countries not even in FiFa's top 200 - The Yemen Republic and Mongolia. Both of these come from 1970.
After the trophy was stolen in 1966 the FA secretly manufactured a replica of the trophy for use in public till 1970 when the original was returned to FiFa.
FiFa had refused to allow copies be made so the replica was kept safe until 1997. When it was sold at auction, to FiFa.
FiFa then lent the copy to the English National Football Museum.
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