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Interesting Soccer Facts

Everything You Need To Know About Soccer

 

Interesting Soccer Facts

 

- Carlos Caszely of Chile was the first player red carded in a World Cup tournament on June 14, 1974.

-European Teams have reached the final of every World Cup except in 1930 and 1950.

- Arthur Wharton was the first black professional soccer player. He was a goalkeeper. He was born in Ghana and played for English League team Rotherham United in 1889.

-The first televised game was an Arsenal practice match at the Highbury ground in 1937.

-In 1999 Leganes coach Enrique Martin received a ten game ban for running down an opposition player who was clean through on goal.

-In 1968, Penarol of Uruguay conceded only five goals in 18 games and still had an  unbeaten season.

-In 1954 Turkey knocked out Spain from during a World Cup qualifier by drawing straws. Blindfolded Italian boy Luigi Franco Gemma picked the straws to decide the winner.

-In 1950 India withdrew form the World Cup because FIFA refused to let their team play barefoot.

Go to this link to watch Bob Marley playing soccer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQJbMPAmyro

 

Bob Marley played soccer, and actually he was pretty good. His son Ziggy Marley also plays soccer.

 

Here's a video of Ziggy Marley playing soccer.