The world Cup – an event which attracts the attention of a billionth of the audience and under her gaze you will not miss any detail, no digits will remain without conversion.
Lovers of statistics are already being trumpeted on all kinds of records, record and interesting facts. We bring you 5 of the most interesting records in the history of the main football tournament of the planet, which can be rewritten in our eyes this summer.
Messi and Marquez chasing Maradona.
Diego Maradona holds the record for number of goals in FIFA world cups as captain. On account of the Argentine has 6 goals with the captain’s armband. His compatriot can beat this record in the upcoming tournament. Messi scored 4 goals at the 2014 world Cup in Brazil and now it is three goals from new record.
Maradona also hold the record associated with the captain’s armband. 16 times he led his team to the matches of the world championship. Rafa Marquez, who will go to his fifth world championship, was captain in 14 matches. So, it is possible that this record will be broken early in the group stage.
When age is no obstacle.
At the last world Cup in Brazil, Farid Mondragon became the oldest player participating in the world Cup matches. The Colombian went into the game against Japan at the age of 43 years and 3 days.
His colleague at the goalie shop may rewrite history this year. At the time of the match with Uruguay goalkeeper of Egypt Assamu al-hadary will be 45 years and 5 months. Egyptian is older than some coaches in the tournament Mladen krstajić (Serbia, 44), Aliu Cisse (Senegal, 42 years old) and Roberto Martinez (Belgium, 44 years).
The coach is a winner.
Helmut Schoen confident leader in the number of victories in the world Cup as a head coach. Under his leadership, the Germans produced 16 victories in the 4 tournaments from 1966 to 1972. Joachim löw had 11 wins in the past two world Cup and this year he has a chance to break the record of his compatriot.
An enviable constancy.
Only three players in the history of world cups scored in 4 consecutive tournaments. This year, Tim Cahill, Rafa Marquez and Cristiano Ronaldo can join the company of Pele, Uwe Seeler and Miroslav Klose.
James Rodriguez, who scored 6 goals in 5 matches of the last world Cup, could become the second player in history, competed in a world Cup more than seven times, while having on average a goal per game. At the moment the only such player is Gerd Muller who scored 14 goals in 13 games.
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