April 25th, 2018Just as Mussolini used Italy in 1934, Hitler used the 1936 Olympics as a weapon of propaganda.
So, to avoid any further political controversy, FIFA chose a so-called neutral venue: the federation's birthplace of France for the 1938 edition of the tournament.
April 21st, 2018Welcome to our second (of 20) series on the history of the World Cup.
Today we take a look at 1934 World Cup that was hosted by Italy and was the first World Cup to include a qualification stage.
Sixteen teams qualified for the tournament, a number which would be retained until the expansion of the finals tournament in 1982.
April 16th, 2018The inaugural FIFA World Cup took place in 1930 and was held in Uruguay.
FIFA President Jules Rimet came up with the idea of a tournament featuring the world’s best international sides and Uruguay, the holders of the Olympic football title, were the only country to volunteer as host nation.
September 1st, 2017Thomas Lemar got his first two goals for France while Kylian Mbappe also scored in a 4-0 demolition of 10-man Netherlands in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday that left the Dutch with a huge task to reach the 2018 finals in Russia.
New Paris St Germain signing Kylian Mbappe, who joined the capital club earlier on Thursday, wrapped up...
October 12th, 2016Romania players said cash and personal items were stolen from their hotel rooms ahead of the 2018 World Cup qualifier in Kazakhstan on Wednesday.
"We didn't find out who stole the money and all the objects," Andrei Vochin, personal adviser to Romanian Football Federation chairman Razvan Burleanu, told local DolceSport TV after the...
October 10th, 2016England captain Wayne Rooney has been dropped for Tuesday's World Cup Group F qualifier in Slovenia for tactical reasons, manager Gareth Southgate said at a news conference on Monday.
Liverpool's Jordan Henderson will wear the skipper's armband with Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier replacing Rooney who will start from the bench...
October 10th, 2016The Cypriot national team return to the scene of one of their most famous victories on Monday night as they take on Bosnia and Herzegovina in Zenica, in search of their first point in World Cup qualifying.
Two Dimitris Christofi strikes in the first match of their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign handed Cyprus three memorable points on...
October 13th, 2015By Andrew Downie
Brazil and Argentina will try to kick-start their World Cup qualifying campaigns on Tuesday after opening losses but withdrawals have hit two teams already suffering without their stand-out strikers.
Argentina face a tough task in Paraguay with Carlos Tevez likely to start up front in place of the injured Sergio...
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