FIFA World Cup Trivia II
World Cup Records on Matches
Mexico 1, France 4 in Montevideo, Uruguay on 13/07/1930.
First tied match:
Italy 1, Spain 1 in Florence, Italy on 31/05/1934.
First match with extratime:
Austria vs France on 27/05/1934.
First Final with extratime:
Italy vs Czechoslovakia on 10/06/1934.
First scoreless match:
Brazil vs England in Stockholm, Sweden on 11 June, 1958.
First match decided on penalty shoot-out:
Semi-final between West Germany & France on 8 July, 1982 in which the Germans won the shootout 5:4.
First Final decided on penalty shoot-out:
The 1994 Final in which Brazil beat Italy 3:2 on penalty shoot-out after a 0:0 tie.
First match played indoor:
USA vs Switzerland at Pontiac Silverdome, Detroit, USA on 18/06/1994.
First match where a coach was sent off :
Paraguayan coach Cayetano Re in a match against Belgium on 11 June 1986.
Only finals with no Final:
The 1950 finals, where there was only a final pool without a knock-out Final.
Lowest attendance for a match:
300 spectators for the match between Romania & Peru in Montevideo on 14/07/1930.
Highest attendance for a match:
199,850 spectators for the “final” match between Brazil & Uruguay in Rio de Janeiro on 16/07/1950.
Most matches played by a country:
87 matches, by Brazil.
Most grand final matches played by a country:
7 finals, by Brazil (in 50,58,62,70,94,98,02) and Germany (in 54,66,74,82,86,90,02).
Most matches played by the same two countries in finals:
7 matches between Brazil and Sweden in 1938, 1950, 1958, 1978, 1990 & 1994 (2 times).
Most matches won by a country:
60 matches, by Brazil.
Most matches lost by a country:
20 matches, by Mexico.
Most matches won by a country consecutively:
7 matches, by Italy from 1934 to 1938, and by Brazil in 2002.
Most matches lost by a country consecutively:
9 matches, by Mexico from 1930 to 1958.
Most unbeaten matches played by a country consecutively:
13 matches, by Brazil from 08/06/1958 (beating Austria) until 15/07/1966 (lost to Hungary).
Most consecutive draws by a country:
5 draws by Belgium from 13/6/98 to 10/6/02.
Most consecutive matches by a country without conceding a goal:
5 matches by Italy in 1990.
Most matches played by a player:
25 matches, by Germany’s Lothar Matthaus from 1982 to 1998.
Most complete matches played by a player in finals:
23 matches, by Italy’s Paolo Maldini from 9 June 1990 to 18 June 2002.
Most matches played as captain:
16 matches, by Argentina’s Diego Maradona.
Most matches played by a goalkeeper without conceding a goal:
10 matches by Peter Shilton of England from 1982 to 1990.
Most appearances (in matches) by a coach:
25 matches, by Helmut Schoen of West Germany in 1966, 1970, 1974 & 1978.
Highest score in a finals match:
Austria 7, Switzerland 5 in Lausanne, Switzerland on 26/06/1954.
Most yellow cards in a finals match:
16 yellow & 2 red cards given in a group match between Germany (8 yellows & 1 red) and Cameroon (8 yellows & 1 red) on 11 June 2002.
Most matches by a player as substitute in the same finals:
6 matches, by Poland’s Leslaw Cmikiewiez in 1974.