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Video Vault: Croatia's dream debut

It remains Croatia’s biggest footballing success. At France 1998, their maiden FIFA World Cup™, the Vatreni defied the o… FIFA.com PLEASE CLICK ON PUBLISHER AT END OF TEXT TO READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE

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Video Vault: A landmark World Cup for Russian football

The 1966 FIFA World Cup England™ is best remembered for the Three Lions’ Final victory over rivals West Germany at Wembley and the goalscoring exploits of Portugal legend Eusebio. But England 1966 also holds… FIFA.com PLEASE CLICK ON PUBLISHER AT END OF TEXT TO READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE

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Video Vault: Wanchope's opening day brace

The Opening Match of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™ is a game that Costa Rica legend Paulo Wanchope will never forget. Appearing at their third global finals, Los Ticos had the honour of getting Germany 2006 under way against the host nation amid a party atmosphere in Munich. Though it was to be Die Mannschaft’s day, with Jurgen… FIFA.com ...

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Video Vault: Faryd Mondragon talks France 1998

Faryd Mondragon made FIFA World Cup™ history at Brazil 2014. At 43 years and three days, the Colombian goalkeeper became the oldest person to feature at the global finals, coming on as a substitute against Japan and breaking the previous record set by Cameroon legend Roger Milla. Though he was part of Los Cafeteros‘ squad at USA 1994, Mondragon made ...

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Video Vault: When Haiti stole hearts in 1974

While West Germany 1974 is perhaps better remembered for legends such as Johan Cruyff, Johan Neeskens, Gerd Muller and Franz Beckenbauer showcasing their talents, often overlooked at the tournament is the story of a plucky Caribbean nation. Making their first appearance at the FIFA World Cup™, a spirited Haiti stole the hearts of host nation fans, who eagerly pledged their support to the underdogs. ...

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Video Vault: Simonyan's Sweden 1958 journey

A key player for the Soviet Union in the 1950s, Nikita Simonyan had the honour of not only donning the captain’s armband in his country’s first-ever FIFA World Cup™ game, but also scoring the side’s first goal at the global finals. Despite making their World Cup debut, the Russians went into Sweden 1958 as the reigning Men’s Olympic Football Tournament ...

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Video Vault: England's hat-trick hero makes history

30 July 1966: a date that will forever be remembered in the annals of English football, when the Three Lions won the FIFA World Cup™ for the first, and to date, only time. But history was not solely made in that Final by England clinching a maiden world title with a 4-2 victory after extra time against West Germany. Adding ...

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Video Vault: Edu revels in compatriots' global glory

Brazil became the first team to join hosts Russia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ after securing qualification in March this year. Three editions of the finals have passed since the five-time champions last tasted global glory, when Luiz Felipe Scolari’s side lifted the Trophy at Korea/Japan 2002.  Though not a member of that 2002 A Seleção side… FIFA.com PLEASE ...

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Video Vault: Oliseh winner gives Nigeria perfect start

Flair, style and power; Nigeria captured the imagination of fans throughout the world with their exciting brand of football at USA 1994, storming to the Round of 16 at their debut FIFA World Cup™. With exciting players such as Daniel Amokachi, Victor Ikpeba and Sunday Oliseh having grown since USA 1994 – and claimed Olympic Gold in the interim at Atlanta ...

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