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I will add some cool facts in this thread too :cool:

Here is one:

When North Korea knocked Italy out of the 1966 World Cup in the group stages, the Italian team were nervous about the reception that would await them back home. Not without good reason. Their arrival destination was kept secret to avoid the, ahem, welcoming committee, but the truth will out. On arrival, there were more than enough fans around to pelt the bus with fruit and rotten tomatoes as they escaped! Extra information - the North Korean goalscorer, Park Doo-ik, went on to become a dentist. :D
 

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Another fact:

Brazil's 1966 goalie was called Manga, but team-mates took the mick out of his pockmarked face by giving him the kindly nickname of Frankenstein. :devil:
 

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In the 1934 final, Raimondo Orsi scored a late equaliser for Italy to force extra time against Czechoslovakia with a shot that swerved outrageously. Next day, he attempted to repeat the strike - with no keeper in goal – for photographers: he tried and failed 20 times! :D
 

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Host nation Italy, who lost to Argentina on penalties in the semi-finals in 1990, should maybe have seen it coming. It was played on Maradona's club ground in Naples, it was the 17th international played there, Toto Schillaci scored after 17 minutes and Roberto Donadoni, the man who had his shoot-out kick saved, was wearing... number 17.

Nice, eh? :D
 

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An unlucky football fan found the price of tickets for the 1986 Mexico City games prohibitive, but only after he'd cycled from Argentina! Then, when he went to get his bike for the return trip he found someone had pinched it.

Poor dude :D
 
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