Capable of uniting generations, classes and nations, it can be said that the soccer it is the sport that has the most fans around the world. The sport is so popular that at the time of the famous world Cup, companies even dismiss their employees to be able to watch the games.
And when it comes to games, even if every fan expects a positive result to At the end of the game, the feeling of surprise is one of the greatest charms involved in the 90 minutes of game. In football, everyone knows how a game starts, but no one can imagine how it will go on and on.
Full of possibilities and with the power to lead people to a mix of feelings between sadness, joy, anxiety and relief within seconds, football, in its trajectory, is composed of unusual stories and curious cases that not everyone knows.
Brasil Escola listed some facts that happened in Brazil and in the world to tell a little about the trajectory of football:
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1) The first Cup was in South America
The first Football World Cup was held at the
2) Only one country played in all the Cups
Since the World Cup was created in 1930, Brazil is the only country that has participated in all editions of the World Cup. In addition, the Brazilian team is the greatest champion of men's football, being the only one with five cups of the world.
Brazilian team shirt.
3) Cloak of the patron saint of Brazil
In 1958, Brazil was already operating with the “canarinho” uniform, in yellow color. In the game with Sweden, the colors were repeated, and at that moment the blue shirts were created. The new blue tone would be the color of the mantle of Nossa Senhora da Aparecida, the patron saint of Brazil.
4) Brazil's first goal in World Cups
Brazil's first World Cup goal was scored by the player little nail Against the Yugoslavia, in 1930. Unfortunately, the Brazil lost 2-1.
5) The first "7x1"
The elimination of Brazil in the 2014 World Cup, when they lost to Germany by 7-1 in Belo Horizonte, is currently considered the great “tragedy” of Brazilian football. Before, the biggest "vexation" had been in 1950, when Brazil also hosted the World Cup. The selection reached the final against the Uruguay, and the title was already expected by fans and the press, but Brazil lost by 2x1 in the middle of the crowded Maracanã. The defeat was known as Maracanazo.
6) Ball made with ox bladder
The first soccer ball was made from tanned leather (bonnet), and the inner tube was a ox bladder. In 1958, the bladder gave way to the rubber tube, but on rainy days, the balls became soaked, weighing twice as much. In 1994, the balls started to get lighter, thanks to the presence of polymers. O polyurethane was used as a coating and, in the inner layers, polystyrene was used, while the chambers were made of latex.
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7) Stole the cup!
The World Cup trophy was used in two versions: a Jules Rimet Cup, from 1930 to 1970, which bore the name of the first president of the FIFA, the governing body of football, and the World Cup Trophy, used from 1974 until today.
In the first editions, the final possession of the cup would be with the country that managed to win three editions of the World Cup, which happened to Brazil after winning in 1958, 1962 and 1970. After the tri-championship in Brazil, FIFA prepared the new cup, this time without allowing the definitive delivery to the winners.
In 1983, Jules Rimet was stolen in Brazil and, a few days later, it was discovered that it had been melted down. In 2015, a part of the cup was found in the basement of the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.
The World Cup cup has 18K gold and malachite ore.
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8) The numbers on the shirts
The numbering of the uniforms only appeared in 1933. In the FA Cup, between Everton and Manchester City, one team numbered the jerseys from 1 to 11, and the other, from 12 to 22. In Brazil, the numbering was implemented in 1947,is on 1950, the idea reached the World Cup. The numbering facilitated the identification of players for announcers, photographers, etc.
9) There were no cards until the 1970 World Cup
Referees started using cards from 1970 onwards.
After a riot at the World Cup in 1966, FIFA implemented the yellow and red cards. In a match between Argentina and England, Argentine captain Rattín contested a foul with German referee Rudolf Kreitlein. The judge considered the complaint as insidious and expelled the Argentine. Rudolf used gestures to indicate that Rattín had been expelled, but the Argentine did not understand and refused to leave the field.
Inspired by the colors of the traffic light — yellow to reduce speed and red to stop — the boss of referees in the 1970 World Cup, Englishman Keen Aston, had the idea of using colors to signal the penalties. Before that, the referees used only the whistle, voice and gestures to do the markings.
10) First soccer club in Brazil
The practice of soccer in Brazil was carried out, for the first time, by the Sao Paulo Athletic Club, team formed by english colonists, in 1888. However, the oldest football club that is still active in Brazil is the Sport Club Rio Grande, founded on July 19, 1900. In honor of the team, the date was also chosen as National Football Day.
11) The game with 22 sent off
The highest number of expulsions ever seen in a Brazilian soccer match occurred between Portuguese-SP and Botafogo-RJ by the Rio-São Paulo tournament of 1954. Were 22 players expelled after a fight between the two teams.
12) Goals record
For the Scottish Championship, in 1885, the arbroath thrashed the Bon Accord per 36 to 0. The rout could have been greater, as seven Arbroath goals were disallowed by the referee for offside.
In the era of professionalism, a match became historic for breaking world records and highlighting an imbalance of national teams that happened in Oceania. By World Cup qualifiers from 2002, to Australia faced the American Samoa, on April 11, 2001, and won by the score of 31 to 0. The result was recognized as biggest victory in an international football match.
As a result of the imbalance between Australia and other Oceania teams, Australia was invited, in 2005, to participate in the Asian qualifiers.
13) First game in Brazil
Charles Miller, who had brought the first soccer balls to Brazil, worked at the São Paulo company Railway, responsible for the Santos-Jundiaí railroad, and taught the employees how to play the soccer. In 1895, he gathered employees from his company with those from Gas Company, responsible for lighting in the city of São Paulo, to dispute a match. It is not known which players scored the goals, but the score ended in 4x2 for the São Paulo Railway team. The game is considered the first to be played in Brazil.
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14) Largest audience
Brazil and Paraguay were responsible for the largest audience, 183.341 paying players, in a soccer match in Brazil. The game was valid for the 1970 World Cup qualifiers and played in the Maracana Stadium, in August 31, 1969.
16) The oldest player in the Cup
the goalkeeper of egypt El Hadary it's the older player to have played in a World Cup. He broke the record by taking the field against Saudi Arabia, at 45 years, 5 months and ten days, in Russian Cup, in 2018. Previously, the record was also owned by goalkeeper Mondragón, from Colombia. In 2014, he competed in the Copa do Brasil aged 43 years and 3 months.
17) The youngest player to win a Cup
The youngest player to win a Cup was Edson Arantes do Nascimento, O Skin. With just 17 years, Pelé was world champion in 1958. Known as the King of Football, Pelé also holds the record for the youngest player to score at World Cups, with a goal over Wales.
Pelé is considered the King of Football. (Credit: Shutterstock | Kostas Koutsaftikis)
18) The Football Queen
If the King of Football is Brazilian, so is the Queen. The greatest soccer player is the Brazilian marta, elected to best of the world per six times. She and Argentina's Messi are the most often voted best players in the world.
Marta, the best player in the world. (Credit: Shutterstock | Antonio Scorza)
19) "Baptized" water
One of the most famous cases of rivalry between selections happened with Brazil and Argentina in the round of 16 of the 1990 World Cup. During the match between the teams, the Brazilian player White she would have accepted one Water of Argentine technician, which, according to player Maradona, contained sleep aid.
20) Crooked legs
Considered one of the best dribblers of all time, Garrincha had a deformed spine, arched legs and one leg 6 cm bigger than the other.
21) The judge fled!
In the World Cup of 1962, at the Chile, Brazil played the semifinal against the host team. Garrincha was expelled after a serious fault in Chilean Eladio Rojas and therefore he could not play the final. However, the summary (final report of the game) did not include the expulsion of Garrincha.
The little flag, who had given the order to expel the Brazilian player - at the time this was possible -, returned to Uruguay, his country of origin, without giving any clarification on the summary. Thus, Garrincha was able to play in the final after being acquitted in a trial carried out by FIFA. It is not known for sure the reason for the disappearance of the little flag, but the most publicized version is that he would have received money from the Brazilian Sports Confederation (CBD), current Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).
22) Who won the biggest titles
Often called the “King of Dribbles”, the Brazilian Ronaldinho Gaucho it's the single player of football history to achieve invoice The world Cup, a Champions League, a Liberators cup, in addition to being voted best player in the world by FIFA. To the 13 years, he scored 23 goals in a match, and that was the moment he became known by the media and scouts.
23) Football Expressions
In addition to all the curiosities and unusual stories involving football, another interesting feature of the sport is the nicknames, terms, slang and expressions created by the fans or players themselves to refer to a move or other moves of the soccer. Know some of the most used:
Bicycle: throw in which the player hits a kick in the air with his back to the goal, gives a “pedal” in the air and hits the ball.
Cart: when the player tries to take the ball away from the opponent coming from the bottom with a kind of “slip”.
Catimba: player actions to delay a game (falling to the ground, taking time to leave the field, delay in hitting a foul, etc.).
Pen: throw in which one player passes the ball between the legs of another player.
Kettle: throw in which the player kicks the ball, and the leg that takes the shot is crossed behind the supporting foot.
Little slipper: player who is constantly injured and is always seen in the medical department, often wearing flip-flops.
Cone: player who does not move on the field.
Hat, sheet or cap: when the player manages to pass the ball over the head of another and catches it on the other side.
Bugler: fan who generally only criticizes the team and players.
Cow dribble: moment when the player kicks the ball through the opponent's side, passing through the opposite side and catching it in front.
Wax: rewind to replace the ball, feign an injury and gain time in the game.
Staying in the bathtub: when the player is just waiting for the ball to reach him, in attack, to score a goal, without coming back to help with the marking.
Starlet: decorated plays, full of dribbling, playing with the ball with no intention of scoring.
Goal from the middle of the street: when the goal is scored by means of a long-range kick.
Chicken: moment when the goalkeeper takes an easily defensible goal.
Where the owl sleeps: goal angle between the vertical and horizontal posts.
Popcorn Maker: is the player who runs away from the toughest plays to avoid the risk of injury or who fails in decisive hours.
By Giullya Franco
Source: Brazil School - https://brasilescola.uol.com.br/educacao-fisica/curiosidades-do-futebol.htm