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By Wayne Wheelwright

The global Cup is the world's largest carrying pageant. From it is starting in Uruguay in 1930 via to this years match in Brazil, this ebook includes proof and trivialities that any soccer fan has to grasp. every one event is roofed within with evidence concerning the most sensible scorers, the trophies, the best gamers to have made names for themselves at the grandest degree of all and lots more and plenty extra. So arrange your self during this global Cup 12 months via ensuring you cross into the event armed with the proof that can assist you get pleasure from this wonderful wearing spectacle.

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Pelé is widely regarded as the greatest footballer to have ever played the game. Born in Três Coraçōes, Brazil on 21st October, 1940 under the name Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pelé has an incredible goalscoring record having scored 1281 goals in 1363 games. Pelé began playing for Santos at the age of 15 and was playing for the Brazilian national team at 16, he would go on to score 77 goals in his 92 appearances for Brazil and is their all time leading goalscorer. In his team playing for Brazil Pelé won three World Cups and since retiring has become a worldwide ambassador for the sport.

Brazil stands alone as the only nation to have played in every World Cup. Brazil are the only national team to have won the World Cup on four different continents (1958 in Europe, 1962 in South America, 1970 and 1994 in North America and 2002 in Asia). Brazil are known for their brand of attacking football and flair players such as Pelé, Garrincha, Romario, Roberto Carlos, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Neymar. Germany have won the World Cup on three occasions. The country was represented by Saarland, East Germany and West Germany before the reunification of the country in 1990 when all the records were absorbed into one.

Spain have won the world cup once, in 2010, they are commonly known as La Roja. Spain hold the record for consecutive competitive matches unbeaten with 29. Spain are currently going through a golden period and won the European Championship in 2008, the World Cup in 2010 and the European Championship in 2012 becoming the first team in the world to win three consecutive wins of the championships they can participate in. Pelé is widely regarded as the greatest footballer to have ever played the game.

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