FIFA World Cup

2006 World Cup news

2006 World Cup news (Greenville News, via Newspapers.com)

The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men’s national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport’s global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War.

The World Cup is the most prestigious association football tournament in the world as well as the most widely viewed and followed sporting event in the world, exceeding even the Olympic Games. Wikipedia

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Articles and Clippings about the FIFA World Cup

World soccer championships in 1930 will be open to amateurs and professionalsWorld soccer championships in 1930 will be open to amateurs and professionals Sat, May 26, 1928 – Page 11 · St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri) · Newspapers.comThe city of Montevideo in Uruguay donates land for soccer stadiumThe city of Montevideo in Uruguay donates land for soccer stadium Sun, Sep 15, 1929 – Page 43 · The Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.comHost nation, Uruguay, wins first World Cup soccer titleHost nation, Uruguay, wins first World Cup soccer title Thu, Jul 31, 1930 – 11 · Eau Claire Leader (Eau Claire, Wisconsin) · Newspapers.comWorld Cup will most likely become an annual affairWorld Cup will most likely become an annual affair Sun, Aug 3, 1930 – Page 18 · St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri) · Newspapers.comEngland, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales yet to be a part of so-called soccer world seriesEngland, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales yet to be a part of so-called soccer world series Wed, Jan 27, 1937 – Page 15 · St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri) · Newspapers.comItaly defeats Hungary for the third World Cup titleItaly defeats Hungary for the third World Cup title Mon, Jun 20, 1938 – 16 · Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) · Newspapers.comAfter World War II, the World Cup can help restore competition on an international basisAfter World War II, the World Cup can help restore competition on an international basis Tue, Aug 28, 1945 – Page 9 · Lansing State Journal (Lansing, Michigan) · Newspapers.com1949 World Cup rescheduled to 1950, but still being hosted in Brazil1949 World Cup rescheduled to 1950, but still being hosted in Brazil Sat, Jan 3, 1948 – 16 · Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) · Newspapers.comDevastating loss for England against the United States in the 1950 World Cup held in BrazilDevastating loss for England against the United States in the 1950 World Cup held in Brazil Sat, Jul 1, 1950 – Page 10 · The Palm Beach Post (West Palm Beach, Florida) · Newspapers.comWestern European teams dominate the 1958 World CupWestern European teams dominate the 1958 World Cup Fri, Jun 20, 1958 – Page 19 · St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri) · Newspapers.comCanada pulls out of 1962 World Cup	on claims that schedule is too toughCanada pulls out of 1962 World Cup on claims that schedule is too tough Tue, May 31, 1960 – 9 · Nanaimo Daily News (Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada) · Newspapers.comRussian player scores against Portuguese goalkeeper in 1966 World CupRussian player scores against Portuguese goalkeeper in 1966 World Cup Fri, Jul 29, 1966 – 18 · The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, California) · Newspapers.com16 teams face different problems in high altitude during the 1970 World Cup16 teams face different problems in high altitude during the 1970 World Cup Sat, Jun 6, 1970 – Page 15 · Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph (Colorado Springs, Colorado) · Newspapers.comWorld Cup soccer tourney becomes battle of refsWorld Cup soccer tourney becomes battle of refs Sun, Jun 14, 1970 – 30 · The Courier (Waterloo, Iowa) · Newspapers.comSouth Korea speaks out against Australia competing in Asian zone preliminaries for World CupSouth Korea speaks out against Australia competing in Asian zone preliminaries for World Cup Wed, Nov 14, 1973 – Page 121 · The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) · Newspapers.comDoping scandal during the 1974 World CupDoping scandal during the 1974 World Cup Sat, Jul 6, 1974 – Page 6 · The Brandon Sun (Brandon, Manitoba, Canada) · Newspapers.comDetails about the 1982 World Cup hosted by Spain and all qualifying teamsDetails about the 1982 World Cup hosted by Spain and all qualifying teams Fri, Jun 11, 1982 – 22 · The Guardian (London, Greater London, England) · Newspapers.comThe World Cup as a major soccer tournament that now has 24 qualifying teams, not 16The World Cup as a major soccer tournament that now has 24 qualifying teams, not 16 Sat, Jun 19, 1982 – 5 · Dayton Daily News (Dayton, Ohio) · Newspapers.comQ&A: Brief history and common facts about the World CupQ&A: Brief history and common facts about the World Cup Sun, Jun 12, 1994 – Page 26 · The Courier-News (Bridgewater, New Jersey) · Newspapers.com10 notable players to watch during the 1994 World Cup10 notable players to watch during the 1994 World Cup Sun, Jun 12, 1994 – Page 26 · The Courier-News (Bridgewater, New Jersey) · Newspapers.comTV an iffy market for 1998 World CupTV an iffy market for 1998 World Cup Tue, Jun 9, 1998 – 22 · The Sentinel (Carlisle, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.comWorld Cup ball used in 2002 criticized by teams and playersWorld Cup ball used in 2002 criticized by teams and players Thu, May 23, 2002 – 17 · The Post-Star (Glens Falls, New York) · Newspapers.com2006 World Cup final with Italy vs. France expected to produce a low score2006 World Cup final with Italy vs. France expected to produce a low score Sat, Jul 8, 2006 – 14 · Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wisconsin) · Newspapers.comSix of the best matches in World Cup history that will stand the test of timeSix of the best matches in World Cup history that will stand the test of time Tue, Jun 1, 2010 – Page 11 · Herald and Review (Decatur, Illinois) · Newspapers.com2015 FIFA corruption case2015 FIFA corruption case Thu, May 28, 2015 – 6 · The Gazette (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) · Newspapers.comWhat would happen if Western powers boycotted World Cup?What would happen if Western powers boycotted World Cup? Sun, May 31, 2015 – 15 · The Index-Journal (Greenwood, South Carolina) · Newspapers.com
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