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History of the birth to the creation of the Football World Cup

Jules Rimet
Jules Rimet

In 1904, the FIFA (International Federation of Football Association) created by the French journalist Robert Guerin and who contains 7 Member States, decides to set up, at the time of its first congress, an international competition of which the first opus must take place in Switzerland the following year. But under the pressure of the British, this project does not lead.

It is only in 1924, in Paris at the time of the Olympic Games that Jules Rimet, then President of the FIFA (it remained it of 1921 to 1954), understood that HIS world cup of football could become reality; indeed, in front of the play provides by the Celeste (name given to the team of Uruguay for its colors sky and white) and the presence of country like the United States of America (the Usa) or the Egyptians, how not to imagine a competition reserved for football where all the artists would be present (the Olympic tournament being practised only by amateurs, was not representative any more of football).

Four years later, to Amsterdam, Olympic city, the news fell : a great competition open to all the affiliated federations will be created into 1930 and will bear the name of World cup; this declaration of Henri Delaunay, Secretary-general of the FFF (French Federation of Football) and President of the commission of study made following 2 years of reflexion.

Several European countries proposed to organize it but in front of the double Olympic title obtained by The Celeste on the two last olympiades, the choice was sealed: it will be Uruguay which by the same occasion will celebrate first centenaire of its independence.

Thirteen countries will take part in this world cup including 4 Europeans only: Yugoslavia-Romania-Belgium Mexico-Chile-Argentina-Brazil-Bolivia-Peru-Uruguay-Paraguay-Usa-France (one will note the absence of England, ground where was born football).

The World Cup build by Abel LafleurThe creation of the trophy is entrusted to Abel Lafleur, French goldsmith; its name : - The victory with the gold wings - of 30 cms and 4kg of solid gold. This one having been gained 3 times by Brazil (1958-1962-1970), it became its possession about it.

The World Cup build by Silvio GazzanigaThe current one (which goes back to 1974) was signed by Silvio Gazzaniga (Italian) and weighs 1 kg of gold moreover was gained the 1st time by Frg in 1974 over its ground.

The Conte Verde Photo © LagetJune 21, 1930, in bay of Villefranche sur Mer, the trophy embarks on the Conte Verde bound for Montevideo... Arrival scheduled for July 05.

All is in place when Sunday July 13, 1930 front nearly 2000 spectacteurs, Lucien Laurent marks at the 19' of play the first goal of the first world cup of football. This first match against the team of Mexico finished on the score of 4 goals to 1 for the team of France directed by Raoul Caudron (small detail: it snowed!).

More late, and if one considers that the first matches were televised in 1936, it is only at the time of World Cup of 1954 in Switzerland that the first televiewers could enjoy eight matches on line.

22 years after, Edson Arentes Di Nascimento more known under the name of Pelé becomes the youngest winner of the world cup at 17 years and 8 months Sunday June 29, 1958 in Stockholm at the time of the finale Brazil-Sweden (5-2).

Then, the world cup 1998 in France inaugurated a new formula with 32 countries and the golden goal from the Round of 16 whose principle is simple: 1st which marks during the extra time the match gains (this formula had been inaugurated during the Nations European Cup in 1996 and the German Oliver Bierhoff was the 1st - Gold striker - at the time of the finale).

At the time of the match of 1st turn Usa-Colombia (2-1) in Los Angeles in the Usa Wednesday June 22, 1994, Andres Escobar (Colombia) mark against its camp with the 35' minute of play. Saturday July 02 after Colombia was eliminated, this one is assassinated in full downtown area with Medellin.

For the first time in 2002, the organization of the football world cup was given to two different countries: South Korea and Japan; during this competition, Brazil and Germany met for the first time.

In 2006, Ronaldo (Brazil) reached 15 goals in three World Cups (the 2nd best total)

In 2010, the competition was held for the first time on the African continent in South Africa

Dragan Stankovic has played for 3 different teams : Yugoslavia (3 matches in 1998), Serbia and Montenegro (3 matches in 2006) and Serbia (3 matches in 2010)

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Télévision : if it is considered that the first matches were televised in 1936, it is only at the time of the world cup of 1954 in Switzerland that the first televiewers could enjoy eight matches on line

The youngest winner of the world cup is Pelé (Brazil) : 17 years and 8 months Sunday June 29, 1958 in Stockholm at the time of the Brazil-Sweden final (5-2)

The 1st trophy of the world cup - The victory with the gold wings - created by the French goldsmith Abel Lafleur having been gained by 3 times by Brazil (1958-1962-1970), this one became its possession about it

Silvio Gazzaniga : We owe the modern model of the trophy of the world cup with the chisel of the Italian Silvio Gazzaniga ; it weighs gold 5kg and was gained the 1st time by Frg in 1974 over its ground

At the time of the match of 1st turn Usa-Colombia (2-1) in Los Angeles in the Usa Wednesday June 22, 1994, Andres Escobar (Colombia) mark against its camp with the 35' of play. Saturday July 02 after Colombia was eliminated, this one is assassinated in full downtown area with Medellin

The world cup 1998 in France inaugurated a new formula with 32 countries and the golden goal from the Round of 16 whose principle is simple: 1st which marks during the extra time gains the match (this formula had been inaugurated during the European Nations Cup in 1996 and the German Oliver Bierhoff was the 1st - Gold striker - at the time of the final)

World cup 2014 arrival of the GLT (Goal Line Technology) : method used to determine if the ball has completely crossed the goal line used the first time in the match France-Honduras (3-0) Sunday, June 15, 2014 (ag N Valladares 48')

The first trophy of the World cup was creates by Abel LAFLEUR, a french goldsmith. This original trophy, creates for the first edition of 1930, was a statuette of 30 cm and 4kg of solid gold representing - The victory with the gold wings -

The two inventors of the World cup are the French Jules Rimet and Henry Delaunay

Jules Rimet arrive at Montevideo in Uruguay - 1930
Jules Rimet arrive at Montevideo in Uruguay - 1930
Stadio Centenario - Montevideo - Uruguay 1930
Stadio Centenario - Montevideo - Uruguay 1930

Presidents of FIFA

Robert Guerin Daniel Burley Woolfall Jules Rimet Rodolphe William Seeldrayers Arthur Drewry Stanley Rous Joao Havelange Joseph Sepp Blatter Gianni Infantino

Presidents of UEFA

Ebbe Schwartz Gustav Wiederkehr Sandor Barcs Artemio Franchi Jacques Georges Lennart Johansson Michel Platini Aleksander Ceferin

Presidents of CONMEBOL

Hector Rivadia Gomez Luis O Salesi Luis Valenzuela Hermosilla Carlos Dittborn Pinto José Ramos de Freitas Fermin Sorhueta Raul H Colombo Teofilo Salinas Fuller Nicolas Leoz

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