As of 2014, Brazil is the country that has won the most World Cup championships. The country has won five total World Cup championships, with the most recent victory coming in 2002.
Brazil's first World Cup title was won in 1958 when the tournament was hosted by Sweden. Brazil defeated Sweden five to two in that victory. In 1962, Brazil defeated Czechoslovakia in a three-to-one match. In a four-to-one victory over Italy, Brazil won its third World Cup title in 1970. For its fourth title, Brazil beat Italy again in 1994. The match ended in a zero to zero score, but Brazil won in penalty kicks. Brazil won its final title in 2002 when it defeated Germany two to zero.Learn More
As of 2014, Sir David Edward Murray runs a company called Murray International Holdings Group. The businessman used to own Rangers football club, one of Scotland's most successful soccer teams.Full Answer >
The fastest player in the English Premiership, or the Premier League, is Everton's Phil Jagielka. He has been recorded running at 22.36 miles per hour. The second and third fastest are Leicester City's Ritchie de Laet and Joe Ledley from Crystal Palace respectively.Full Answer >
At the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland, the quarter-final match between Austria and Switzerland consisted of 12 goals scored. Austria won the match, scoring seven goals to Switzerland's five on June 26, 1954.Full Answer >
No education is necessary to become a professional soccer player. Cristiano Ronaldo, who has played soccer for Manchester United, is uneducated, although he joined the Sporting Lisbon academy at the age of 12 for training in soccer. Many professional soccer clubs have academies that train young players. Most players are recruited by scouts during soccer matches.Full Answer >