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World Cup 1998

XVI World Cup Tournament In the summer of 1998, France became the seventh nation to win the World Cup. The French squad displayed impressive work in defense and midfield. Even the bald goalkeeper Barthez committed nearly no mistakes allowing only t...

World Cup 1994

XV World Cup Tournament In 1994, the World Cup was held outside of Europe or South America for the first time in history. Hosting the World Cup was partially intended as a marketing move for the future birth of Major League Soccer. Qualification...

Pelé

Pelé is one of the first soccer players to achieve global acclaim. His name is regularly mentioned today, more than a quarter century after his retirement. Pelé started playing football as a boy in the slums of Tres Coracoes, Brazil. His father, Dondinho,...

Ronaldo

Ronaldo was born Luis Nazario de Lima and grew up in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro. Inspired by his childhood hero Zico, he joined a youth club called Valqueire. There, Ronaldo played futsal or "futebol de salão". In the following few years, he took part...

Dream Team: Brazil 1962

Standing: 2.Djalma Santos, 4.Zito, 1.Gilmar, 5.Zozimo, 6.Nilton Santos, 3.Jose Mauro and Casihing (doctor) Squatting: Americo (masseur), 7.Garrincha, 8.Didi, 19.Vava, 20.Amarildo and 21.Mario Zagallo Starting formation (4-3-3) Pele Vava...

World Cup 2002

XVII World Cup Tournament Due to the climate in Japan and Korea, the tournament was scheduled a month earlier than usual. Many nations went to the World Cup with players who were still recovering from club matches. Qualification Participants: 1...

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