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Top 10 French footballers of all time

Wearing the traditional colours of blue, white and red, the colours of French national flag, they are colloquially known as Les Bleus (the Blues). France national team played their first official match in 1904. Since then the national team won one FIFA World cup title, two UEFA European Football Championships, one Olympic tournament and two FIFA Confederation Cups. Currently they are holding 19th position in FIFA ranking. There are so many prominent French footballers holding their glory alongside with The French national team. Today we are here to present top 10 French footballers of all time.

The list of top 10 French footballers of all time:

10. Franck Ribery (2006-present, 16 goals in 80 caps)

Some may suggest that Ribery is overrated, but the nominee of last year FIFA Ballon D’or won virtually every honour at club level. Currently he has become a key figure of Bayern Munich Club. With Bayern Munich he has won four Bundesliga titles, three DFB-Pokals , one Champions League and a world club cup.

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Franck Ribery in action ——image via: commons.wikimedia.org

In the international football Ribery has turned in some eye catching performances. In 2006 world cup, the match against Spain, his first goal was particularly memorable as he scored it in the first knock out round.

9. Lilian Thuram (1994-2008, 2 goals in 142 caps)

The defender, Lilian Thuram was a key member of France’s Golden period. Besides he also won trophies in France, Italy, and Spain. In the club football, the majority of his success came with Juventus, with whom he won two Serie A titles and Italian Super Cups.

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Lilian Thuram—image via: cm0102.com

Although he was not known for scoring goals, but his two knocks was regarded with great values for the French team. In 98’ World cup in France with the host losing 1-0 in the semi-finals, Thuram fired in an unexpected brace to carry his nation to the final, where they overcame Brazil.

8. Eric Cantona (1987-1995, 20 goals in 45 caps)

Eric Cantona’s international career was littered with controversy as he fell out with team managers-Henri Michel and Aime Jacquet. Nevertheless Cantona still managed himself to score 20 goals for his nation, which included 2-1 win over Sweden in World Cup qualifying.

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Eric Cantona, Manchester United legend——–image via: 18yardbox06.blogspot.com

After being controversial in Ligue 1 following a string of incident, he flew across the channel and joined in Leeds United to win the 1992 title. After that he joined Manchester United and became an old Trafford legend by winning four premier league titles and two FA cup titles. Surprisingly he was an star in England, not in France.

7. Patrick Vieira (1997-2009, 6 goals in 107 caps)

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Patrick Vieira celebrates after scoring goal—-image via: www.theguardian.com

Being an integral part of the France’s Golden era, Vieira was regarded as one of the world’s best mid-fielders. Although he played as a substitute in 98’France world cup, but he was a key player to the national team when they won European Championship two years later.

He made himself a vital figure in Arsenal with which he won three premier league titles and four FA Cups.

6. Jean-Pierre Papin (1986-1995, 30 goals in 54 caps)

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Papin scoring for AC Milan—-image via: thegentlemanultra.tumblr.com

It was sad for a player of his talent being a member of French side branded ‘ the Cursed generation’ with Michel Platini retired Zinedine Zidane struggling to establish himself. But Papin had proven his quality at both Club and International level. He was so popular in Marseille, that the Italian Club AC Milan offered a record fee of 10 million pound to secure his service in 1992.

5. Just Fontaine (1953-1960, 30 goals in 21 caps!!!)

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Just Fontaine , above all—image via: www.sportskeeda.com

France may have finished third in 1958 World Cup, but Fontaine made his glory written in the world cup history. He scored a stunning 13 goals in that tournament which is a still standing World Cup record. His quartet of strikes during the playoff encounter against West Germany was a firing performance in that tournament.

He made his debut match memorable by scoring a hat-trick against Luxemburg in a 1954 world cup qualifier. Fontaine was the leading goal scorer in 1958-59 European Cup with 10 goals. His most successful period was spent with the French club Stade de Reims.

4. Thierry Henry (1997-2010, 51 goals in 123 caps)

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Thierry Henry flying in the wind—-image via: www.picgifs.com

Thierry Henry is France’s leading goal scorer of all time by a 10-goal margin. Henry’s international career is full of glorious matches. He scored three goals in France ’98 world cup and added another three in Euro 2000. In 2006 world cup it was Henry’s goal that defeated the defending Champion Brazil.

Many feel that, he is the best player English Club Arsenal ever got. Henry achieves the position with dignity in the list of top 10 French footballers of all time.

3. Raymond Kopa (1952-1962, 18 goals in 45 caps)

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Raymond Kopa—-image via: lgnds.net

By beating players like Pele, Garrincha and his teammate Fontaine , Kopa won the player of the tournament award in 1958 World Cup. One year later, the French master also won FIFA Ballon D’or. The Frenchman lifted the European Cup on three occasions in 1950s alongside Ferenc Puskas and Alfredo Di Stefano. He remains in Pele’s list of top 125 greatest living footballers of all time.

2. Michel Platini (1976-1987, 41 goals in 72 caps)

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Michel Platini’s finest performance came during 1984 championships. He guided the hosts to their first international trophy while France scored 14 goals, nine of which came from Platini in that tournament.

In the club level, he helped Juventus with his stunning goal to win their first ever European Cup against Liverpool in 1985.

1. Zinedine Zidane  (1994-2006, 31 goals in 108 caps)

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Zidane’s header in 98 world cup finals—-image via: www.bbc.co.uk

The hero of 1998 world cup, ‘Zizou’ has experienced such contrast emotions in two world cup final that no one ever did before. The world cup hero scored two goals of three that sunk Brazil in 1998 world cup final. And dramatically eight years later against Italy in 2006 world cup finals, he made himself the villain of all when he was sent off for headbutting Italian Marco Materazzi. France was defeated on penalties. It was Zizou’s last match as a professional footballer.

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Zidane with the World Cup——-image via: www.japonkale.com

His glittering career includes two Serie A with Juventus and a La Liga crown with Real Madrid.

In 2002 champions league final, Zidane fired an unstoppable volley into the Bayer Leverkusen net. The goal was regarded as one of the best ever scored in any match. And Zinrdine Zidane places no 1 position in our list of top 10 French footballers of all time..

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Lionel Messi, is this time for Argentina?

The world cup count down has begun with digital clocks around all over Brazil marking the seconds remaining before kick-off of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Argentine manager Alejandro Sabella is expected to reveal his final squad within next few days. This agenda is dominating by a press fracas over the ‘people player’ Carlos Tevez and a worry due to Gonzalo Higuain’s recent injury.

Carlos Tevez or Lionel Messi?

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Lionel Messi in action—image via: en.wikipedia.org

Although ,Tevez has enjoyed a superlative season with Juventus, he has never been part of Sabella’s national project. It is indeed a fact that has become a bone of contention generating minor demonstrations and widespread emotional outburst in some circle.

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Carlos Tevez, in a mood of despire—-image via: www.flickr.com

The possible clash with Lionel Messi, if not personally in terms of position they occupy on the pitch, may be among the reasons why it is unlikely he will be included now. Messi is being hailed as the axis around which the squad must turn without having expressed himself at all on this subject. Whatever works for Messi is what works for Argentina.

Messi is the hope:

 The four times Ballon D’or winner, Lionel Messi, 26 is still a bit of an unknown quatity for his country. He may not be a natural leader, but his boy-next door demeanour and by now renowned economy of words hide the power behind his name. The fact is Lionel Messi has become the centre of expectation, whether he overtly executes his influence or simply by osmosis makes whoever happens to be the manager try out the system in which he appears more comfortable.

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Lionel Messi , the Hope—-image via: pt.wikipedia.org

For years the Argentine outcry was why Lionel Messi deliver with the nation as he did with Barcelona. Now even Barcelona is no longer deemed an adequate model to aspire to.

The history:

In 2002, under the leadership of Marcelo Bielsa, Arentina saw one of the quickest exits in memory with them failing to get past the group stage, the smoothest ride to World cup finals the country has ever known.

Since the last world cup victory in 1986, the quest for the right formula has evaded many managers. In 1978, Argentina’s first world cup victory was under the managerial nous of Cesar Luis Menotti. Menotti defended the beauty of an attacking game above everything. He dared leave the 17- year old Maradona out of the squad completely, feeling a solid team could work just as well with out a single genius.

Failing of the Greats:

The footballing discourse has not changed for long time since. The bi-valued approach is ever present, not just in terms of style but also in the culture. Pro-government and anti-government, Boca or River, touchy passes vs dirty antics,

 All approaches tried since, have failed to win the world cup. Jose Pekerman, Alfio Basile, Sergio Batista, Daniel Passarella and of course the God of Football himself, Maradona all failed to lighten the nation.

No more dispute please!

Perhaps it is time to stop focusing on indiviguals, whether Tevez and Messi can co exist in no 10s is less serious than whether a country so geared to rising little boys for international sale can start to produce some defenders as well as some attacking mid-fielders in the long run.

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Argentina football team in the last World Cup—-Image via: en.wikipedia.org

There will be a profound structural changes within the establishment which has remained in power for over three decades could well be afoot if Lionel Messi fails to deliver the actual world cup back to the Football Association.

Lets see what Lionel Messi brings for his supporters in this world cup.

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Germany’s World Cup history against Argentina

Argentina booked their place in the final of the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil, by defeating the Netherlands in the penalty shootout after 120 scoreless minutes on Wednesday. In Sunday’s historic clash Argentina’s will face the Giant Germany, who hammered the host Brazil in 7-1 victory.

Argentina vs Germany, THE HISTORY:

Argentina and Germany both have an extensive history in the World Cups. They have met 20 times in the past, but among them most notable are 1986 and 1990 World Cup finals meeting. Both of the finals are remembered as epic clashes in the World cup history.

The head-to-head:

With head-to-head nine wins and five draws, Argentina dominate the list, while Germany have won only six times. Despite of this there is an even goals balance (28 scored, 28 conceded) between these two giants.

The scenario is entirely different considering only competitive matches. In 2005 confederation cup the two sides drew scoring the result 2-2. The World Cup arena, they have fought six times. In that Germany won three times and twice they made the match draw. The Germans are commanding a record 11-5 goal difference with Argentina in the World Cup. In 1986 World Cup final, Argentina achieved their only World Cup win over Germany.

1986 World Cup Final:

In the final on 23th minutes Argentina was ahead with the goal from Jose Luis Brown. Jorge Valdano made the score 2-0 on 56 minutes. Then the ferocious Germany equalized the score when Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Rudi Voller netted 2 goals within seven minutes. On 81th minutes the score was 2-2.

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jorge burruchaga scoring the winning goal—–image via: futbol.about.com

It was a showdown between the Argentine Diego Maradona and the German Lother Matthaus. It was an epic battle for them while Matthaus seemed to have Maradona’s number throughout the match. With six minutes left on the watch, Jorge Burruchaga found Maradona’s assist to find the net and made the history for Argentina.

1990 World Cup Final:

Four years after the historic win in Maxico City, Argentina and West Germany met again in the World Cup final in Rome.

Argentine struggled throughout the tournament to reach the final. The luck was with them as they beat Yugoslavia in the quarterfinal and Italy in the semi on penalties. They entered the final with four players suspended.

It was a close game from the beginning. Then the drama started when the sub Pedro Monzon was sent off for Argentina on 65 minutes.

Then on 85 minutes the German striker Rudi Voller adjucted to have drawn a foul by Roberto Sensini in the penalty box. Andreas Brehme stepped to shot a penalty kick and he netted the ball from the bottom-left corner. It decided the fate of the final. The drama didn’t end there. Shortly thereafter, argentina’s Gustavo Dezotti got himself sent off the ground.

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Andreas Brehme’s penalty—–image via: randomnonsenseaboutthings.blogspot.com

The last meeting, 2010 World Cup, quarterfinal:

Germany and Argentina met again in the 2010 World Cup quarterfinal, with the coach Maradona and magician Lionel Messi. Young German Muller’s goal was only the beginning of a rout by the Germans, who were 4-0 winners on the day after Klose scored a brace and Arne Friedrich slotted the only goal of his international career. The great Maradona was later dismissed from his position.

Nevertheless, it was 1990 finals when the either team won the world cup. So it will be a great motivation for both team. Hopefully the final will be hugely entertaining for the football world.

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10 unknown facts about Lionel Messi

In recent Era of Football, Lionel Messi is arguably the best footballer in the world. Often he is compared to the legends like Pele and Diego Maradona and it won’t be a surprise if Messi overtakes them soon. He has become the most popular football figure in world football. Being a legend is not easy and there always goes something behind it. Here we are to bring you 10 unknown facts about the legend Lionel Messi.

10 unknown facts about Lionel Messi:

1. The birth of a star:

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The little Leo———image via: ejsoccer.com

Lionel Messi was born on June 24, 1987 in Rosario, Argentina and it’s the birthplace of Argentinian revolutionary Che Guevera. His family is of middle class with Italian origin. His father, Jorge worked as a steelworker to make living. But the football gene was within him as he also coached local youth football team.

2. The rough childhood:

Like the other boys around, he was not as healthy and nutritious. Messi was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency at the age of 11. His treatment cost was $900 a month, which is not affordable for his middle class family.

3. The contract:

Messi’s passion for football was never stopped. He was so skillful from his very childhood with football like he is today. FC Barcelona’s sporting director Carles Rexach was so impressed watching his footballing skills that he made Messi at the age of 13, signed for Barcelona on a napkin paper! He wanted to make the deal immediately and at that time there was no paper available on that place. Meanwhile Barcelona took the responsibility to pay his medical bills.

4. At Barcelona:

Messi made his league debut at the age of 17 against RCD Espanyol and became the third youngest player ever to play for Barcelona. That’s not all. He made himself the youngest player ever for Barcelona to score.

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The young Messi——–image via: it-is-revealed.blogspot.com

During 2005/06 season, Lionel Messi began being paid as a first team member in Barcelona. In his Spanish first division League appearance, he scored six goals in 17 matches.

In the summer 2008, Messi inherited No 10 Barca jersey from another great footballer Ronaldinho.

5. His achievements:

Lionel Messi is an Olympic gold medalist in 2008, Beijing along with Argentina football team. For Barcelona he has won six La Ligas, two copas Del Rey, five Supercups, three UEFA Champions Leagues, two Club World Cups and two UEFA Super Cups.

He won record four times FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2009,10,11 and 2012. In 2009, Messi was awarded FIFA World Player of the Year. He also won three European Golden shoe awards.

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Lionel Messi with four Ballon d’Ors——–image via: theeagleonline.com.ng

Messi has become the only player to have scored 25 goals in a calendar year both for his club and his country.

6. His humanitarian activities:

He is the Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF for many years. Messi also works for the people suffering from autism. On March 2013, he donated $812,000 towards the refurbishment of a children’s hospital in his hometown Rosario, Argentina. The child oncology unit at that hospital was renovated with that money. The money was also paying for doctors to travel to Barcelona for better training.

7. His comparisons to legend

Lionel Messi’s stature and playing style have drawn comparisons to the Argentine legend Diego Maradona. Maradona has already declared Messi as his successor. But it was lionel Messi as the first Argentine ever to be named FIFA Player of the year, NOT Maradona! However, the award was created in 1991 and at that point the downfall of Maradona had begun after he picked the World Cup in 1986.

8. His family, his son:

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The sweet family——–image via: wallpaperbarcelona.com

His son Thiago Messi was born on November 2, 2012. Thiago is already an official member of the Newell’s old Boys’ supporters club at the age of 72 hours!

Messi loves this kid so much that he tattooed Thiago’s name and handprints on his left calf. Messi spends most of his pastimes playing with Thiago and his wife Antonella Roccuzzo.

9. He is modest:

Lionel Messi has been a very shy person right from his childhood. This trait of his character continues to until even now. Apparently, he rarely talks on the phone. The most important messages delivered to him and received by him take place through SMS.

10. His goal celebration:

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Messi’s goal celebration————image via: www.sepakbola.com

We saw him raising both hands in the air after scoring a goal as a part of his celebration. This gesture is to pay tribute and thanks to his grandmother who were very much close to him. He lost his grandma at the age of 10. He always believes she is up there and watching him from above. That’s his way of showing that he would always be grateful to her.

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Top 10 best football stadiums in the world

Football is undoubtedly the most popular sport around the world. The game has led to the development of thousands of amazing stadiums and among them some are very special indeed. National football stadiums like Wembley with the capacity of 100,000 people, the structures themselves are highly impressive.

However, the stadiums are not only huge and impressive feats of engineering, but all these football stadiums hold many memories and these are the places of dreams for footballers and their supporters alike. For the sports loving people, we bring you the list of Top 10 best football stadiums in the world. So here we are-

Top 10 best football stadiums in the world:

10. The Azadi Stadium (Tehran, Iran)

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The Azadi stadium———image via: en.wikipedia.org

The Azadi Stadium inaugurated in 18 October, 1971. It is the home of Iran National football team as well as Persepolis and Esteghlal. The stadium holds over 80,000 spectators and it is a part of a much larger sporting complex. The azadi stadium is surrounded by a river, swimming facilities and training pitches for football. The whole sports complex is high magnificent with the football stadium at its center. The stadium remains as a striking example of Iran’s financial power and desire to compete in the world of sport.

9. San Siro (Milan, Italy)

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San Siro stadium———image via: en.wikipedia.org

The stadium is located in Milan, Italy and it is the home of both AC Milan and Inter Milan. San Siro has the capacity for about 80,000 and it is designed to give maximum visibility to each of its spectators.

The prestige of San Siro lies on the events that took place here. Arranging the Champions League final in 2002 and being the home of two giant clubs, the San Siro is a place of dream for every footballer. The stadium just lacks some certain magic likewise Camp Nou or Old Trafford, otherwise it would be much higher in this list of top 10 best football stadiums of the world.

8. Anfield (Liverpool, England)

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Anfield is one of the most iconic football stadiums in England. Since 1892, Anfield remains the home of Liverpool FC and it has become synonymous for its electric atmosphere, particularly on European nights.

In modern terms, Anfield is not such a large stadium with huge capacities. It can contain around 45,000. But in terms of atmosphere, it is the greatest of them all. Liverpool FC have won five Champions League trophies, including back to back victoris in 1977 and 1978, with Anfield being the core of their support. The stadium is a true Mecca for the Liverpool fans as well as the footballers.

7. Santiago Bernabeu ( Madrid, Spain)

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santiago bernabeu stadium at night———image via: footballslive.blogspot.com

With a capacity of over 85,000, Santiago Bernabeu is Real Madrid’s home. Real Madrid, the most successful club in Europe with 10 Champions League titles have earned the right to play in such a beautiful stadium like the Bernabeu.

Santiago Bernabeu has been the stomping ground for many of the world’s greatest footballers over the years. Bernabeu’s prestige may somewhat overshadowed by the Barcelona’s Camp Nou, however the impressiveness of Santiago Bernabeu can’t be underestimated.

6. Soccer City (Johannesburg, South Africa)

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It is the first National Bank stadium located in the Soweto area of Johnnesburg, South Africa. The Soccer City stadium was designed to be the premium stadium for FIFA World Cup 2010 and also hosted the Final, Netherlands vs Spain. With a massive capacity of over 90,000, it has become the largest stadium in Africa.

This stadium is a highly impressive structure and with its atmosphere, the dancing and dazzling sound of vuvuzelas and beautiful location, the stadium has earned its place in the top 10 best football stadiums in the world. If it is located in Europe, it could be home to Champions league sides. However, the stadium has become a sign that Africa as a continent is expanding its influence on football.

5. Estadio Azteca (Mexico City, Mexico)

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Estadio Azteca stadium———-image via: scenery-wallpapers.com

It is currently the only stadium of the world to host two World Cup finals. The stadium made in the top 5 of our list for recalling many memories. In the 1986 World Cup, it was the place where Maradona’s infamous hand of God goal took place. That’s the reason the English don’t want to remember Azteca anymore. But the glorious stadium holds many happy memories. With the capacity of 104,000 the stadium is invaluable to Mexican football.

4. Camp Nou (Barcelona, Spain)

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Camp Nou is Spain’s largest stadium with 99,000 seats and it is the home ground for Barcelona FC, arguably one of the greatest football clubs in Europe. Since 1957, it has been Catalan’s home and hosted two Champions League finals. The stadium is graced by hundreds of great footballers now it has become the home of Lionel Messi.

During the Champions league matches, the Camp Nou dazzles with sparks and it generates a n intense atmosphere. Undoubtedly, the stadium is in the no 4 on our list of best football stadiums in the world.

3. Old Trafford (Greater Manchester, England)

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Old Trafford, “the Theatre of Dream” is the most iconic stadium in England. Since 1910, it has been the home ground for Manchester United. With the capacity of 75,000 it has become one of the modern stadiums in Europe and the centre for all things for the “Red Devils”. Particularly during the renovation at Wembley, Old Trafford has become a popupar venue for England matches.

It has been a dream to countless young footballers to play in Old Trafford, but only the few have got the privilege to put the red shirts and take to the grass. There is always something poetic about the Old Trafford and probably that’s why it is in the no 3 position on our list.

2. The Allianz Arena (Munich, Germany)

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Allianz Arena at night———image via: www.fm-base.co.uk

The stunningly beautiful Allianz Arena stadium has been the home of Bayern Munich. With the seating capacity of 70,000 fans, it is the third largest stadium in Germany. Nevertheless, the magic is always here.

When the stadium glows at night, it looks simply awesome, with no better evidence for this when it hosted the Champions League finals in 2012. However, this glorious stadium lacks history and prestige to be in the no 1 on the list of top 10 best stadiums of the world.

1. Wembley (London, England)

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The Wembley stadium was reopened in 2007 and it was built on the site of the previous 1923 Wembley stadium. The new Wembley with the seating capacity of 90,000 has quickly become the most iconic football stadium in the world. Although it is down to the prestige of previous Wembley, the new one is a fantastic stadium in its own right.

The Wembley serves as the home of the England National team and the stadium is regularly packed out for international matches. It is the place where football fans from all over England aspire to go and cheer their teams in play off finals or even FA Cup finals. Wembley is truly the home of English football and that may continue for long.

Yes, this is the number one place where dreams come true, where world gather to cheer, where football rises at its best. This is the number one on our list of top 10 best football stadiums in the world.

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Top 10 all time football legends

Football is the game of passion and footballers are perhaps the most beloved among all kinds of athletes in sports. However, it’s not just love the legendary footballers earn, when they spend some quality time on the football pitch. The great footballers not only earn everyone’s respect, attention and admiration, but also some huge amount of money and fame along with. But this may not always be the scenario after the retirement. Lots of things tend to change when they are not playing on the fields anymore. Sometimes the circumstances become so drastic and dramatic that the footballers have to take jobs which they could never have dreamt of. The Dutch international footballer, Berry Van Aerle choose to be a postman after his retirement. However, not all end on that path, specially the special ones. Some become legends for decades, or even for centuries.

Yes, our today’s article is about them, about the all time football legends. Here, we have made a list of top 10 all time football legends. Some of the list may be dead, but their legends remain still. Please, give your constructional comments about this list.

Top 10 all time football legends

10. Lev Yashin (Russia, Goalkeeper)

Lev Yashin,” the black spider” is considered to be the best goalkeeper in the history of football. He is renowned for his amazing reflexes, dominating figure between the bars and his superior athleticism. Lev Yashin represented Soviet Union from 1954 to 1967.

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Unlike modern footballers, Lev Yashin spent his entire career playing for Dynamo Moscow. In his career, the spider stopped astonishing 150 penalty shots which is the highest among any other goalkeepers. He is the only goalkeeper in the history of football to be awarded European footballer of the Year in 1963. His contribution with the Soviet Union national team is remarkable as USSR won 1956 summer Olympics and 1960 European Championship. In the modern era of football, only two goalkeepers , Iker Casillas of Spain and Gianluigi Buffon of Italy have come close to his achievements.

We are very much proud to put him in the list of top 10 all time football legends.

9. Eusebio (Portugal, Forward)

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Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, the Portuguese forward attained the nickname “Black Panther” for scoring predatory goals. The legendary Eusebio scored a stunning total of 733 goals in 745 competitive matches. What an amazing ratio that is!! It is the record that every striker can aspire to. His speed, technique and powerful right footed shots amazed the football world with dignity.

Eusebio led the Portugal team to the third place in 1966 world cup and not only that he won the prestigious Golden Boot award with 9 goals in that world cup tournament. Eusebio was also well known for his humble behavior. He saluted Lev Yashin and Gordon Banks to mark his acknowledgement admiring their goalkeeping skills. When was the last time you saw that kind of gesture from the modern age footballers???

8. Marco Van Basten (Netherlands, Forward)

Marco Van Basten, the famous Dutch footballer is a well-known figure for his spectacular volleys, his soccer intelligence and strength on the ball. Van Basten won European Footballer of the Year 3 times, 1988, 1989 and 1992 accordingly. He won FIFA World Player of the Year in 1992 as well.

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Van Basten’s greatest success in the international level was marked in European Championship 1988. With his 5 goals, he was tournament’s top scorer. In that tournament, his hat-trick against England and a spectacular volley against Soviet Union in the finals made him one of the legends. Netherlands went on and won the Euro 1988 trophy.

He scored a total of 218 goals in 280 matches. The record may not be as great as Eusebio’s , but he did it with a career shortened by numerous injuries.

7. Ferenc Puskas (Hungary, Forward)

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Ferenc Puskas, the Hungarian forward was as lethal as Eusebio. His predatory instinct in front of the net made him the master of the game. Having played for Real Madrid and Budapest Honved, Puskas has scored a total of 514 goals in 529 matches, almost a 1:1 ratio!

His goal record for Hungary National team is even better, 84 goals in 85 matches! In 1954, Puskas was nominated for the European Player of the Year. He led his team to the finals of 1954 FIFA World Cup in Switzerland, only to lose to the West Germans in the final.

6. Alfredo Di Stefano (Argentina, forward)

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This great Argentine footballer was the catalyst to the domination of Real Madrid in the European Cup in the 1950’s. Stefano was given the nickname “Saeta rubia” (Blond arrow) and he was worth it. His tactical intelligence, stamina and versatility made him one of the legends of soccer. In total 512 competitive matches Di Stefano netted 377 goals. His glory also included his participation in Real Madrid’s five back to back Spanish League title triumphs.

Although, he didn’t have a good international record, his remarkable 5 European Cups and 2 FIFA Ballon d’Or in 1957 and 1959 was more than enough to give him a place in our list of top 10 all time football legends.

5. Michel Platini (France, midfielder)

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Michel Platini, the former French footballer had proudly put his mark as a part of “carré magique” (The magic square in French). Platini was famous for passing ability, his vision and amazing free kicks.

He scored a record 9 goals in 1984 European Championship. Under his leadership, France also went on to win the 1984 Euro. Throughout the career, Platini scored a total of 224 goals in 432 matches. That’s an outstanding record for any midfielder. In his list of achievement, there are 3 FIFA Ballon d’Ors, which is the highest individual award a player can win. He bagged 41 international goals in 72 appearances for France.

Platini grabs No 5 position on our list of top 10 all time football legends.

4. Franz Beckenbauer (Germany, Defender)

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Der Kaiser (The Emperor), as people call the German legend Franz Beckenbauer. With his strong leadership skills and graceful style to play, he remains as the true Emperor in German football. He is one of the two footballers to have ever won the World Cup both as a player and a coach. Beckenbauer led Germany won the World Cup in 1974 and as a coach with Germany he lifted the Cup in 1990.

Two FIFA Ballon d’or and three consecutive European Cups were among his many achievements. You can clearly understand how difficult it was for a defender at that time.

3. Johan Cruyff (Netherlands, Midfielder)

Johan Cruyff is most well-known for being a pioneer of “Total Football” in Dutch National team. Close dribbling, awesome technical ability and fearsome pace with the ball were some of his talents people still admire. Although Cruyff played primarily as a playmaker, he would drift to different positions to confuse the opponents. For a while, he could be a center forward and also drop back to a deep lying midfield position when situation calls for it.

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Johan Cruyff———-image via: en.wikipedia.org

He is another legend who has won FIFA’s prestigious Ballon d’Or three times. There are 291 goals in his bag by appearing 520 games. For the Dutch National team, he scored 33 goals in 42 matches. It is interesting to note that, the Dutch never lost a match in which Johan Cruyff has scored. He played as an integral part of Dutch side when they coasted to the finals against West Germany in 1974 World Cup. The famous “Cruyff Turn” was named after this football legend.

2. Diego Maradona (Argentina, Forward)

Diego Maradona is one of the deadliest Argentine strikers of all time. His infamous “Hand of God” goal against England was one of the historic events in world football. Apart from all these controversies, his dribbling with the ball and his relentless pace amazed all football fans.

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In 1986 World Cup, Diego Maradona lifted the trophy, defeating the strong West German side. His performance in that tournament was awarded by naming him the best player and presenting him the Golden Boot award.

Maradona scored a total 34 goals in 91 appearances for Argentina National team.

No one can forget his spectacular goal against England when he took the ball from midfield and dribbled from the center to score.

In his club career, Maradona has scored 258 goals in 492 matches. He was bit like a nomad as he played for 6 different clubs in his entire football career. Perhaps you can attribute that to his character as he always gets in trouble with either coaches or even teammates.

1. Pele (Brazil, Striker)

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Yes, here we are! Pele, the most legendary soccer player in the football history. Brazil’s pride and the national hero scored a stunning total 1281 goals in 1363 matches.

He is truly the goal machine. People call him “The Black Diamond” or even “ The king of football’. He played for Santos for almost the entire career. With Santos he has a host of titles and he is the record holder in the number of Hat-tricks scored, which is 92!

Pele is the only player in the football history to win three World Cups, he won all of them with style. In 1966 world cup, he was brutally fouled and Brazil were eliminated in the first round of the competition. He came back in 1970 World Cup and was awarded “Player of the Tournament’.

Pele is the living legend of football and here in our list of top 10 all time football legends, Pele is the leader of them all.

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Qatar World Cup 2022 report submitted

Lawyer Michael Garcia has already submitted the Russia 2018 and Qatar World Cup 2022 bidding process to FIFA.

Garcia interviewed more than 75 witnesses. There has been recommendation for further action against individuals. It is believed that further bidding process will be necessary.

The 2018 tournament was awarded by FIFA to Russia in 2010. FIFA World Cup 2022 was also handed at the same time to Qatar.

German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert leads the adjudicatory chamber, which will decide about wrongdoings (if committed). But the report is not expected to be made public.

Eckert has the power to impose sanctions. Though he is not provided with the authority to take the Russia 2018 or the Qatar 2022 World Cup away.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has insisted only his ruling executive committee. They will sit for third-quarter meeting on 26 September in Zurich and decide either to move or stay with the previous hosts.

“The report sets forth detailed factual findings and identifies issues to be referred to other Fifa committees, future bidding processes is highly recommended” – FIFA.

Garcia is currently investigating all of those involved in the bidding process for both the Russia 2018 and Qatar World Cup 2022 events.

The 2018 World Cup was awarded to Russia ahead of Spain-Portugal and Belgium-Netherlands joint bids. England was also in the list.

And Qatar had to overcome the competition from United States, Japan, South Korea and Australia for 2022 host arrangement.

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The Qatar 2022 bid committee is facing claims of corruption. Sunday Times alleged in June that Mohamed bin Hammam (former FIFA vice-president), paid £3m to football officials around the world in return for support for Qatar 2022 bid.

Earlier this year, The Qatari bid committee denied all allegations of wrongdoing. But they probably have decided not to comment on the most recent statement from FIFA.

FIFA World Cup 2022 awarded as Qatar World Cup

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On December 2nd, 2010 in Zurich, FIFA executive committee voted in a secret ballot. Finally it was decided that Qatar will host the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Five candidates presented their bids to stage the World Cup 2022.

The other candidates were USA, Korea, Australia and Japan, who submitted their bids for the most expected hosting rights. USA had previously staged the FIFA World Cup finals (in 1994). While Japan and Korea were the tournament’s first joint hosts back in 2002.

“The World Cup is going to new lands and I am a happy President as we speak of the development of football”

FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter said.

“I would like to thank all the candidates and congratulate Qatar” he added.

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al-Thani (Chairman of the Qatar bid) was found almost crying after the very announcement.

“Thank you for believing in change and believing in expanding the game. After all thank you for giving Qatar a chance”

he said.

“We will make you proud. We will not let you down”

After the FIFA World Cup in Brazil 2014, the next edition is Russia 2018. And Qatar will for the first time stage the World Cup finals in 2022.

Qatar World Cup 2022: Reactions

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Emir of Qatar:

HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani –

This is one of the great achievements of Arab countries. I hope, we will successfully stage this tournament. The infrastructure will be in place. Hopefully all the Arabs will support us. It was always difficult for us. The team headed by Sheikh Mohammad had a big hill to climb. But it would be even more difficult if we had lost. But in that case we just have to double our efforts and never give up. People may think that we are small as a country, but we really need to prove that we can accomplish great things.

Qatar bid chairman:

Sheikh Mohammad bin Hamad Al-Thani –

I want to thank you for having a bold vision. On behalf of all these people, I want to let you know that we will not let you down. I believe, deciding for the Middle East they have showed right judgment. Now, we are about to locate the big date for the FIFA World Cup 2022. I would also like to thank our competitors. They kept us busy all the time. We can honestly thank FIFA for this bold decision. I believe, all the single member of our bid committee, worked harder to make this dream true. Congratulations to his royal highness, the Emir. Thanks for believing and bringing the game to our region is the right thing to do. Most importantly, I would very much like to thank all the members of the bid committee, who actually believed in us.

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No one actually saw that we had a chance and we were written off. But the millions, who stood with us, made us win. Off course it needed hard work to get to this point. We can celebrate now. And most importantly we need to remember that tomorrow the work begins. We have to deliver the tremendous work. We must make ourselves proud put the milestone in the history of Middle East and the history of FIFA. Thank you all again and hope to see you at the Qatar World Cup 2022.

General Secretary of Qatar Olympic committee:

HE Sheikh Saud bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani –

Qatar is going to introduce football in the Middle East like the World Tournament. The bid team have impressed us all. We thank them for their tremendous effort and bringing the Qatar World Cup.

HH Sheikha Mozah bin Nasser Al Misnad
I was always hoping to win for the whole region. I believe the team as well thought like this. They deserved to win. I saw them last few days and nights working harder. I’m extremely happy for winning this for the Arab World, never for Qatar only. Now everyone in Qatar knows, anything is possible with due works. Hope will provide you comfortable World Cup 2022.

Qatar 2022 bid chief executive:

Hassan al-Thawadi –

First of all, I would like to thank FIFA for believing in us. We really should thank them for their efforts to widen the borders of the game and bring it in Middle East. I promise we will serve a great Qatar World Cup and click to the opportunity.

Qatar World Cup brings delight for Qatari people

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Just from the very moment, FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter revealed the name for the host country of the FIFA World Cup 2022, almost all the people of Qatar became inexpressible happy.

Not only native Qataris, residents from all nationalities reacted with emotion. No sooner had the decision been announced by FIFA, a city-wide party atmosphere engulfed the thousands gathered in front of giant screens across the capital.

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Numerous hopeful Qataris had already begun to gather from around three. Two hours after, when it was finally announced that they are going to have the Qatar World Cup 2022 ahead, all the spaces were occupied by the Qatar bid supporters.

It was not just the locals, many of the country’s large foreign contingent came out to show their support for the bid. Everywhere just the logo marked, Qatar 2022 was available.

The unforgettable symbol of South Africa 2010, Vuvuzelas made an impressive comeback in the Qatari capital. The familiar horns provided a noisy, joyful soundtrack to the live broadcast. Both children and adults got to follow on-screen proceedings due to the lack of available seats.

The entire town erupted with jubilation, as soon as the FIFA President confirmed Qatar World Cup. Great many bouts of Qatari folk dancing broke out. Also an enormous convoy of vehicles took to Doha’s 7 km-long coastal road.

This immense procession would go on long night. Travelers with flights booked out of Doha International Airport, had to postpone their departures. As it was quite impossible to move through the gigantic and euphoric throng of people.

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Mahmoud Hassan told FIFA.com,

“Due to the traffic jams, I wasn’t able to reach Doha airport for my flight to Bahrain. It’s really incredible to see all these people celebrating the event together”

Many football fans from other parts of the Persian Gulf had even decided to travel to Qatar to enjoy the atmosphere.

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An Omani citizen said,

“The entire Gulf region was fully behind of the Qatar bid. The incredible progress made by this country leads me to believe that they’ll be up to the task. This country has put a huge amount of work into developing”

Mohamed, from Palestine,

“FIFA World Cup coming to the Middle East for the first time. Qatar is a great country – we were confident that they would win. Hopefully they will be the successful event provider ever from this region. And we all will be following closely”

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Gary Linker says Qatar 2022 decision is ‘LUDICROUS’

He expects for ‘clean’ countries to boycott the tournament. Former England striker brands FIFA president Sepp Blatter a dictator. He says that FIFA is not fit as the ruling body. Lineker was part of England’s failed bid team to host the 2018 World Cup. Greg Dyke expects that England wouldn’t bid to host during Blatter again.

Linker is totally disgusted at alleged corruption within FIFA. He has already labelled the Qatar 2022 decision as ‘ludicrous’.

Lineker was part of England’s bid team for the 2018 World Cup event. He declared that England wouldn’t bid again as to win by bending the rules.

The former England striker said,

“I was with David Beckham. We were out trying to get support. Prince William and David Cameron were out there, too. The whole thing smells as done deal”

“The whole FIFA thing will make you feel sick. The corruption at the top level is nauseating. Sepp Blatter has run it like a dictatorship for so long”

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Talking about the Qatar World Cup, Linker said,

“Ludicrous. I am not against it going to different parts of the world”

“You have to be careful what you say, but the corruption is just . . . yuck”

He suggested all the clean countries to boycott the World Cup. He also had to acknowledge that this will not happen.

Linker don’t find FIFA fit for the sport anymore. He believes that it is such a shame because it is a massive sport and means so much to so many people.

“We should stand up for what is right and if that means never hosting the World Cup again”

FA chairman Greg Dyke has said they would not again go for a bid to host the World Cup as long as Blatter was there.

Lineker also called for some restrictions, especially on advertising by gambling firms and alcohol products.

“I have turned down deals with alcohol firms over the years and I don’t agree”

“Gambling is just too easy to do now and as a parent I worry about it”

 

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Qatar confident FIFA will exonerate Qatar 2022 bid

One of their senior officials from the Qatari organizers for the 2022 Qatar World Cup said, they are confident that independent investigation into the bidding process for the finals will definitely be on their side.

Nasser Al Khater (Communications chief) told,

“We’ve always been confident of our position in the way we carried ourselves during the bidding stage”

The New York lawyer Michael Garcia delivered his 350-page report last week to German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert. He is currently the head of the FIFA’s Ethics adjudicatory chamber. Finally he will decide about the consequence in about a month. They will also decide either to publish public or not.

Allegations of corruption have surrounded the voting for 2018 World Cup awarded to Russia. And also the Qatar 2022 World Cup. But Al Khater claims that he has consistently maintained the Qatari bid was clean.

Another major issue surrounding the finals in Qatar 2022 is when they will occur. FIFA’s task force on that subject met on Monday. The problem is, Europe’s top clubs debated it again on Tuesday saying they needed strong decisive reasons.

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They don’t get the point of disrupting the domestic European season as the Qatar World Cup tournament is proposed to shift at the winter months.

AL Khater said,

“Everyone wants to make sure there is the ideal solution for the World Cup with minimal disruption for their leagues. I think the main concern is health. We’ll have cooled training sites, stadia, public areas”

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He also added that they are not running away from the problems. There will be significant challenges. They believe that the Qatar World Cup will be a catalyst for change in society. Definitely it will not happen overnight. But the significant change is the main concern.

“People also recognize now that it is even more important that we put on an excellent show and deliver an exceptional World Cup. This is what we promised and we are excited about delivering the first World Cup in the Middle East”

Earlier this year, the European Clubs’ Association contradicted the view about summer tournament ruled out. They intend to point out that cooling technology for stadiums and pitches had been an integral part of Qatar’s successful bid to host the FIFA World Cup 2022.

“It would be very important to have strong arguments to convince the European game to disrupt its season”

The ECA vice-chairman, Umberto Gandini said.

“There must be very good reasons for moving the World Cup from its conventional slot”

2022 Qatar World Cup will be too hot to even sit and watch

There are problems both way. One hand, questions is lingering about the allegedly shady activity of FIFA awarding the Qatar 2022 World Cup. And now the Middle Eastern country has been dogged with criticism about its suitability for the tournament hosting. There are so many thing in these speculations like human rights violation, corruption heat stroke inducing weather etc.

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In a hot Qatar summer, temperatures can reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This has already been criticized for how it might affect the players. Now that a time, we have come to know from a International journal of Bio meteorology that the heat will be enough effective for the spectators too.

Recent study concludes like,

Qatar World Cup may not be appropriate for the visitors. Especially if it is placed during the scheduled summer situation. In Doha, this season a large majority of hours of the day cause strong heat stress.

The study committee recommended the FIFA World Cup 2022. They are suggesting the time between November and February. They believe, then much more comfortable conditions are frequently available.

The study backs up what many have already demanded. Either the Qatar 2022 World Cup moved to winter or another comfortable location altogether.

Last year, in August,

Sepp Blatter told the associated press,

“I would be very surprised, more than surprised if the World Cup would not be rescheduled for the winter in Qatar”

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Then short after, FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke announced that the Qatar World Cup would move to winter.

“To be honest, I think it will be held between November 15 and January 15 at the latest”

But until the executive committee of FIFA takes no final decision, we cannot assure any particular date even the location for the tournament.

FIFA might shift Qatar World Cup 2022 to winter

FIFA has offered January and November in 2022 as alternative kickoff dates for the World Cup in Qatar.

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FIFA consultation group met to seek ways to avoid the summer heat of June July in Qatar.

Blatter cancelled a planned visit to SoccerEx in Manchester. As football leaders were meeting Monday to discuss the potential disruption of domestic leagues. If the Qatar World Cup is held between the proposed times, then it completely disrupts the schedule.

“We have already said we cannot play in summer in this heat in Qatar, now we are making this consultation”

FIFA’s executive committee should confirm the dates at its meeting in March at least.

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Another problem is, the January-February tournament option probably could not happen if the 2022 Winter Olympics are scheduled in the traditional time.

IOC president Thomas Bach has already said that the FIFA president assured him, the two events would not clash.

Blatter has repeatedly said the Qatar World Cup cannot be played in summer. But organizing committee is always standing by its pledge to build air-cooled stadiums if necessary.

FIFA opens talks on Qatar 2022 dates

FIFA will step up the search for new dates to play the Qatar World Cup 2022.

Consultation was promised last year. As FIFA President Sepp Blatter repeatedly insisted the tournament cannot be played in the summer, especially with the desert heat.

A second session is scheduled for November, FIFA planning.

Blatter is expecting that his executive committee will make a decision within next March.

Blatter and FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke have always been telling about a November kickoff of the Qatar World Cup will work.

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On December 2010, FIFA’s ruling board awarded Qatar as the 2022 host country. The local organization also stood by a promised bid of June July tournament. They promised to solve the heat problem with air conditioned stadiums.

But still Blatter say,

“It would not be rational to play in summer when temperatures in Qatar rise above 40 degrees C”

Qatar officials have said they can change their hosting plan. But most of all they need to know the international football community reaches a consensus.

Europeans leagues and clubs are the biggest critics of a winter World Cup. Top club competitions face a two-month stoppage. Which will eventually need to knock-on effect of changing calendars over three seasons from 2021 to 2024.

Zidane: Qatar 2022 is a victory for the Arab world

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Zinedine Zidane was an ambassador for Qatar’s bid to stage the FIFA World Cup 2022. The former French midfielder Zizou voiced his delight exclusively to FIFA.com.

He tried to explain what it means to him on a personal level and to the Arab world as a whole.

Zidane believed that it was never easy to support a bid. As it is always a competition. But he is happy as he was trying to convey the message that football belong to the whole world. And now for Russia and Qatar who have never organized such tournament. So football is taking place to new world.

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Obviously this is a fantastic news for the people of both the countries as well as for all the football lovers.

FIFA questioned about his being so much happy. But Zizou just replied as being a partner of the bid. He just supported all the way through. He feels proud of being a contributor to a new country getting the World Cup. The Arab World is having the long desired event that makes him happy.

Zidane believes the Qatar World Cup will resonate beyond Qatar. Actually it’s a victory for the Arab World. The Middle East countries will support the event together. They have actually gotten ten more years to get down to work and stage a very wonderful FIFA World Cup.

Zizou was seemed delighted similarly like the year 1998, when France was awarded the FIFA World Cup. He said,

“I clearly remember saying to myself that if France got the tournament, I’d be in with a chance of playing in it”

“But for me personally it was even more amazing to think that I could take part in it as a member of the national team”

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FIFA World Cup Winners List And world cup history

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Who will be the NEXT ??

The FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) World Cup is the world’s most widely celebrated sporting event. Simply known as the World Cup, is the international association football competition by the national teams of the members of FIFA. This championship is awarded every four years for FIFA world cup winners since the first tournament in 1930 which was held in Uruguay and was won by the hosts. 19 tournaments held, 76 nations have arrived at least once. With five titles, Brazil is the most victorious World Cup team and also the only nation to participate in all the world cup tournaments.

Italy and Germany have four titles. Other champions are Uruguay, who won the very first tournament and Argentina, France with two titles each. England and Spain, who have won one each, Present champions, France got their second world cup in 2018.

In the table below, full list of previous FIFA World Cup winners, host country, winning team, runners-up and the score everything is presented.

World Cup Winner List

YearLocationVenueWinnersRunners-upFinal score
1930Montevideo, UruguayEstadio CentenarioUruguayArgentina4–2
1934Rome, ItalyStadio Nazionale PNFItalyCzechoslovakia2–1
1938Paris, FranceStade Olympique de ColombesItalyHungary4-2
1950Rio de Janeiro, BrazilEstádio do MaracanãUruguayBrazil2-1
1954Bern, SwitzerlandWankdorf StadiumWest GermanyHungary3-2
1958Solna, SwedenRåsunda StadiumBrazilSweden5-2
1962Santiago, ChileEstadio NacionalBrazilCzechoslovakia3-1
1966London, EnglandWembley StadiumEnglandWest Germany4-2
1970Mexico City, MexicoEstadio AztecaBrazilItaly4-1
1974Munich, West GermanyOlympiastadionWest GermanyNetherlands2-1
1978Buenos Aires, ArgentinaEstadio MonumentalArgentinaNetherlands3-1
1982Madrid, SpainSantiago BernabéuItalyWest Germany3-1
1986Mexico City, MexicoEstadio AztecaArgentinaWest Germany3-2
1990Rome, ItalyStadio OlimpicoWest GermanyArgentina1-0
1994Pasadena, California, United StatesRose BowlBrazilItaly0-0
1998Saint-Denis, FranceStade de FranceFranceBrazil3-0
2002Yokohama, JapanInternational Stadium YokohamaBrazilGermany2-0
2006Berlin, GermanyOlympiastadionItalyFrance1-1
2010Johannesburg, South AfricaSoccer CitySpainNetherlands1-0
2014Rio de Janeiro, BrazilEstadio do MaracanaGermanyArgentina1-0
2018Moscow, RussiaLuzhniki StadiumFranceCroatia4-2

A brief History on world cup winners list:

After established in 1904, FIFA tried to arrange an international football tournament in 1906. But the early World Cup tournaments were troublesome due to travel and war. Then some South American teams were agreed to travel to Europe for the 1934 and 1938 tournaments. Brazil was probably the only team to compete in both the tournaments.

The Brazil world cup 1950 was the first to incorporate British participants. Primarily they refused to join but in 1946 the agreed FIFA’s invitation. The 1930 champions Uruguay returned after two world cup boycotts. Unfortunately, Uruguay won against the host nation Brazil in the match named Maracanazo.

For the first time, 24 teams participated in 1982 and then it expanded to 32 in 1998 to create an opportunity for more teams from Asia, Africa, and North America. About two hundred teams entered the 2002 qualification rounds and a record 2010 world cup.

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world cup winners list

From 1930 to 1970, the Jules Rimet Trophy was awarded to the World Cup winning teams. Originally it was known as World Cup or Coupe du Monde. In1970, Brazil’s third-time victory in the tournament permitted them to keep the trophy permanently. In the year 1970, a new trophy was designed as FIFA World Cup Trophy. The new trophy is never awarded to the winning nations invariably. Winners have to retain the trophy at the next tournament and are will be awarded another gold-plated replica.

In the year 1954, the World Cup was first televised. Now it can be regarded as the most widely followed and viewed sporting event around the globe. The total audience of all matches of the 2006 World Cup is about 26.29 billion. 715.1 million People watched the final match of this tournament (a ninth of the entire population of the planet).

World Cup Winners List

World Cup strongly impacts global branding. The host country can foresee a multi-million dollar revenue increase with just this month-long event. It is expected that Brazil was expecting to bring in more than $11 billion in revenue for the World Cup 2014.

FIFA introduced its first own mascot or logo in 1966. World Cup Willie was the first world mascot in 1966. Recently official match balls are also specially designed for each world cup.

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How Many Teams Are In The NBA? (Basketball Teams)

How many teams are in the NBA? Well, it is an interesting question, but this interesting question knocked the mind of many people. That is why this article is going to focus on how many teams are in the NBA!

30 Most Popular NBA Teams: How many teams are in the NBA?

If you want to count down all the popular NBA Teams including local and international, then you have to make a big list. So here is a short list of 30 NBA teams that are known as the most popular teams:

Boston Celtics: The name comes from the Original Celtics franchise that played in the 30s in the ABL. Also in Boston there is large population of Irish origin.

New Jersey Nets: the name rhymes with two other teams in New York (city of the original franchise), Mets (baseball) and Jets (football).

New York Knicks: Knickerbockers come from a type of pants worn by Dutch settlers in the seventeenth century who settled in New York.

Philadelphia 76ers: from a contest, is related to the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776 in Philadelphia.

Toronto Raptors: from a contest, just after the movie Jurassic Park.

Chicago Bulls: named for the owner referring to the livestock industry in the city.

Cleveland Cavaliers: from a competition.

Detroit Pistons: the founder, Fred Zollner, the original franchise Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons had a factory that made pistons.

Indiana Pacers: the name because they wanted to set the pace (setting their pace) in basketball and in honor of the automotive history of the state.

Milwaukee Bucks: competition from name.

Atlanta Hawks: originally the Blackhawks, named after a battle that took place in 1961. Blackhawk was an Indian warrior.

Charlotte Bobcats: bobcat is a wildcat. The name of the founder, and who gave him the name of this young franchise, is Robert “Bob” Johnson.

Miami Heat: comes from a contest and beat other names like Flamingos or Waves. Naturally all related to Miami.

Orlando Magic: from competition.

Washington Wizards: from competition. They replaced the old, Bullets, the high crime rate by firearms in American capital.

Denver Nuggets: Denver Nuggets refer to the mining industry itself that existed in the city.

Minn Timberwolves: from a competition. The Timberwolves (a species of wolves) are abundant in Minn.

Portland Trailblazers: from a contest, refers to the pioneers who traveled along the Oregon Trail, a classic US migration route.

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Oklahoma City Thunder: from competition.

Utah Jazz: Utah franchise moved from New Orleans, which is all explained. Definitely Utah is famous for jazz.

Dallas Mavericks: from a competition.

Houston Rockets: the franchise is originally from San Diego whose motto at that time was ‘City in Motion’. After moving to Houston, nicknamed continued since in this city is the main center for NASA.

Memphis Grizzlies: original franchise in Vancouver, Canada Grizzlies bears are a major cultural item.

New Orleans Hornets: original franchise in Charlotte. During the Revolutionary War the British General Cornwallis praised the resistance encountered in North Carolina ‘There’s a rebel behind every bush, it’s a veritable hush of hornets’.

San Antonio Spurs: San Antonio being (although originally from Dallas) must be called Spurs.

Golden State Warriors: original franchise in Philadelphia, his name is in honor of the Philadelphia Warriors, the former ABL team.

Los Angeles Clippers: in honor of a type of boat ‘Clipper’ which had its port in San Diego, which is native city of this franchise.

Los Angeles Lakers: named after some ships plying the Great Lakes in Minneapolis, which is native city of this franchise.

Phoenix Suns: name from a competition. The Navajo called it the city Hoodzo, meaning ‘this hot spot’.

Sacramento Kings: Royals franchise originally called when I was in Rochester and Cincinnati. When he moved to Kansas City existed (and exists) franchise called Kansas City Royals Baseball so the name was changed Kings. Later they moved to Sacramento, retaining the name.

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The names of NBA teams: Western Conference

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There are common question is how many players in the NBA? After the first chapter names franchises in the Eastern Conference, in the second we go to the Wild West to know the origin and curiosities of NBA franchises of the most genuine United States.

• Northwest Division

In the cold Northwest United States, Denver Nuggets (nuggets) are named for the mining boom that characterized the economic life of the state of Colorado in the nineteenth century, when fortune seekers trying to find the nuggets of gold and silver which solved his eventful life.

Meanwhile, the case of Utah Jazz is one of the most atypical because NBA, Is City Utah Jazz in America? At all, but the team inherited the name of the franchise initially created in the city of New Orleans, real birthplace of jazz.

• Pacific Division

Bordering the Pacific Ocean, four of the five teams in the division are based in California. The headliner, Los Angeles “Lakers” (or “marsh” in its meaning to Castilian there), are the heirs of the Minneapolis Lakers since the franchise referred to the state motto of Minnesota, “the land of the thousand lakes “.

When they moved to Los Angeles in 1960 kept the name although the area has few lakes and other recurrent drought. Meanwhile, her neighbor always underestimated the Lakers Clippers also, are named in honor of a type of ship, the ‘Clipper’, which had its port in San Diego, a city where it originated equipment.

• Southwest Division

Finally we address the division of the Southwest, with three Texas how many basketball teams are in the nba. The Dallas Mavericks are named for the image of hipsters ‘cowboys’ who are residents of the state of Texas.

The same source comes the term or Spurs San Antonio Spurs, since in these lands has always been tradition of riding. As for the Rockets (rockets) of Houston, is because NASA headquarters is located in the Texas town.

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Bottom Line: How many teams are in the NBA – probably you may have get the answer of this question? If you are a fan of basketball, definitely this information will help you a lot.

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Ranking Top 14 NBA Scoring Leaders of All Time

Are you interested about knowing the NBA scoring list? This article is going to discuss all about top scoring leaders NBA. Democratically has been obtained as a result of a points scale previously established, which have been taken into account all the parameters:

number of seasons that has remained, often it has been top scoring leaders NBA, rebounder, wizard, or collector, times that has been All Star of top scoring leaders NBA, the games played, points, rebounds and assists than has been accumulated, the times that has been included in the ideal team of the season, in the second dream team, in the best defensive team in the second defensive team, the times has been chosen MVP of the season, the playoffs or the All Star of top scoring leaders NBA, etc. ,Very Important that they belong to the Hall of Fame. Only by this concept was already gives them 3 points.

List of NBA Scoring Leaders 2015:

The list of NBA scoring leaders are mobile, this means that is permanently updated and all those top scoring leaders NBA players that are still in active, can go up positions. Taking into account everything pointed out, these are the 14 best players in the history of the NBA career scoring leaders and the score finally obtained.

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Real classification established in the score that appears in parentheses because the order in which they appear here as laying down the scoring leaders NBA scores of users and therefore it is completely subjective and depends on the tastes of each one.

Earvin MAGIC JOHNSON (60.75 points)

Seasons: 17. Titles: 5. Matches: 906. Top scoring leaders NBA Points: 17707. Caps: 374. Rebounds: 6559. Assists: 10141.All Star MVP: 2. MVP of the regular season: 3. Chosen in the ideal team of rookies: 1. Chosen in the Dream Team: 9. Chosen in the second team: 1. Finals MVP: 3. Top assistant: 4. Best free throw percentage: 1. Maximum recovery: 2. One Olympic gold medal, JOHNSON top scoring leaders NBA Member of the Hall of Fame.

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LARRY BIRD (53 points)

Seasons: 13. Titles: 3. Matches: 897.Top scoring leaders NBA Points: 21791. Caps: 755. Rebounds: 8974. Larry NBA score leaders Assists: 5695.Rookie of the year: 1. All Star MVP: 1. Winner of triples: 3. Finals MVP: 2. MVP of the regular season: 3. Chosen in the Dream Team: 9. Chosen in the second team: 1. Chosen in the second defensive team: 3. Best free throw percentage: 4. An Olympic gold medal LARRY top NBA scoring leaders  Member of the Hall of Fame.

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LeBron James (46.75 points)

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Seasons 10.Titles: 2. Matches: 765. Top NBA scoring leaders Points: 21078. Caps: 646. Rebounds: 5552. Assists: 5302.All Star MVP: 2. Rookie of the year: 1. MVP of the regular season: 4. Finals MVP: 2. Chosen in the Dream Team: 7. Chosen in the second team: 2. Chosen in the best defensive team: 5. Best Scorer: 1. Two Olympic gold medals and one bronze.

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KEVIN GARNETT (51.75 points)

Seasons: 18. Titles: 1. Matches: 1323. Top NBA scoring leaders  LARRY Points: 25274. Plugs: 1970. Rebounds: 13843. Assists: 5224, All Star MVP: 1. MVP of the regular season: 1. Chosen in the Dream Team: 4. Chosen in the second team: 3. Best defender: 1. Chosen in the best defensive team: 9. Chosen in the second defensive team: 3. Rebounding: 4. An Olympic Gold.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38.387)

Abdul-Jabbar played for the Bucks but was in LA Lakers where he made history. He played for 20 seasons being top scoring leaders NBA, rebounder and defensive stopper. Also holds the record for the most All Star has played and have 6 MVP of the regular season.

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Karl Malone (36.928)

He is known for ‘The Postman’ by the way they play. He played in 14 All Stars and formed with John Stockton on the Jazz one of the best teams in the history of the top scoring leaders NBA. He was twice elected MVP of the season but could never win the NBA ring due to intense competition with Jordan and Pippen Bulls.

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Michael Jordan (32,292)

Michael Jordan is arguably the greatest player in the history of the top scoring leaders NBA.It took a team without much history in the top scoring leaders NBA, the Chicago Bulls to six times higher.He averaged 30.1 points per game, the highest average ever seen.He won 10 NBA playoff scoring leaders titles maximum, five regular season MVP and 6 of the NBA Finals.

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Kobe Bryant (32,001)

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Kobe Bryant has five top NBA scoring leaders titles and has become the youngest, at age 34, on getting exceed the magic figure of 30,000 points Player. In 2006 he scored 81 points for the Lakers in the field of Toronto Raptor s, the second best record after the 100 points of Chamberlain.

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Wilt Chamberlain (31.419)

It has the second highest average in the top NBA scoring leaders (30.06), behind only Jordan. The average of 50.4 points per game in the 1961 season is a record in the top scoring leaders NBA. The two following, 44.8 and 38.4, also belong to it. It is the player with the most records in the sport. In 1962, Chamberlain scored a whopping 100 points in one game, playing for the Warriors.

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Shaquille O’Neal (28.596)

One of the top NBA scoring leaders Shaquille has won four rings, three with the Lakers and one with Miami Heat.It was used once as a player of the regular season.

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Moses Malone (27.409)

One of the top NBA scoring leaders Moses won three MVP at a time which coincided with Kareem Abdul and Larry Bird.He averaged 20.6 points per game, 12.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists.He made 1,733 caps in his career.He played for the Houston Rockets and Philadelphia.

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Elvin Hayes (27.313)

It was a regular player. More than two parties are never lost in 16 seasons as a player. He was elected three times to the All-NBA Team; he was top scoring leaders NBA in the league in 1969 and rebounding twice.

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Dirk Nowitzki (26,953)

The power forward Alema Dirk Nowitzki became the player born outside the United States with the most points in the NBA after leading a list NBA scoring leaders 2015 of six players with double digit scoring and lead the Dallas Mavericks to a victory 106 -98 over the Sacramento Kings. Along with Bryant is the only asset of the top scoring leaders NBA.

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Hakeem Olajuwon (26.946)

Nigerian origin was known as the dream boy precisely for having achieved the American dream and be one of the first foreigners to succeed in the NBA. He was number 1984 draft, ahead even of Michael Jordan. He averaged 21.8 points per game in his 17 seasons in the league.

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Bottom Line: Above top scoring leaders have won the heart of people not only with their playing magic, but also with their hard work that helps them to achieve top position.

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Top Interesting Fun Facts about Basketball

Basketball is a popular game in the world. In Basketball there needs two teams of players. If you wants play this game you will need a rectangular field, and a basket or hoop is available to put the ball in the basket or hoop so try to shoot as many balls through the hoop through the game. Interesting fun facts about basketball would be the most sought article for the basketball lovers.

The game was invented by a physical teacher in 1891 Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts which is situated in the United States. The creator was Dr. James Naismith, a Canadian who is trying to create a game for students during the long winter to keep active.

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A basket of peaches was the first basketball net to 1906 and the first ball was a football. The first official game of basketball played in 1892 with nine players. It rose to five in the 1898th.

Interesting Fun Facts about Basketball

Basketball games have much information and the information is very important to learn basket ball. We all know basketball is one of the famous games all over the world, so all people like to play this game. Even people who are not a professional basketball player, but they like to make this game as part of their lives.

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Here are some facts about basketball, you can learn more about basketball and these are very useful:

# Fact 1: Creation of Basketball

First fact about basketball is all about its creator. James Naismith is the inventor of basketball, he is a Canadian and an American professor at a YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1891. The reason of creation of basketball is to play this game in winter and spent the winter perfectly.

James Naismith dedicated little push to molding the advancement of the amusement he imagined, in spite of the fact that he used 10 years as the University of Kansas’ establishing ball mentor, losing a larger number of recreations than he won.

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Today the sport’s heading noteworthy association, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., stands not a long way from where the first peach wicker container were nailed up.

Interesting Point: The creator of Basketball lost more basketball games than he won!

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# Fact 2: Idea of Throwing Balls

Generally the sport is playing in a well designed fiend and players put the ball on the floor in front of them and throw it in a basket. And the idea of throwing the ball in the air came from the director of the YMCA in Herkimer, New York and his name is Will G Lambert.

Lambert had sorted out the first group, the first alliance, and he’d institutionalized the b-ball court. He supplanted the prescription ball with a ricochet capable rugby ball, and players started to immaculate the specialty of spilling.

The peach wicker container he supplanted with a metal loop fashioned by the Herkimer smithy, however it was hard to tell whether a ball had really experienced the circle.

Interesting Point: The Bottom of the basket was cut by Will G Lambert and he is known as the inventor of modern Basketball.

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# Fact 3: Basketball as National Game

Basketball is the national sport in Lithuania and Georgia.

Interesting Point: In Lithuania, was used as the national sport of ice hockey during the winter.

# Fact 4: Famous Areas of Playing Basketball

Springfield, Massachusetts is famous place to playing basketball.

Interesting Point: It is the birth place of James Naismith

# Fact 5: Color of Basketball

At first, the color of basketball was brown, but its color becomes Orange later. Stand out shade is utilized at once, and, contingent upon the outline, numerous silk screenings may be expected to color the six boards with all the colors on the ball.

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Interesting Point: During the time of producing basketball. Only one color is used at a time!

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# Fact 6: First Basketball Game

Until World War II, ball got to be progressively prominent in the United States particularly at the secondary school and school levels. After World War II, its prominence developed far and wide. In the 1980s, enthusiasm toward the diversion really blasted as a result of TV presentation.

Interesting Point: The first modern game of basketball was held on January 20th in the year of 1982, the court was half as large as the court today and was scored during the match point.

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# Fact 7: The Loop of Basketball

B-ball fashioners are continually attempting to enhance the item and fabricate a finer b-ball. Opening in-One ball is invented by Marvin Palmquist to enhance a player’s hold; the ball has dimples, much like a golf ball, and can be effectively palmed Michael Jordan-style by the players with littler than-Jordan hands.

Interesting Point: The first hoop was like a peach basket with a base, and all time a team wants to do score and the referee can a ladder to climb to get to the ball.

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# Fact 8: Popular Basketball Coach

Present Atlanta Hawks coach Lenny Wilkens has won many basketball games than any other coach.This is of course one of the most interesting fun facts about Basketball.

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# Fact 9: Soccer ball as Basketball!

A soccer ball was utilized to play b-ball. The principal ball was fabricated in 1894. It was 32 in (81 cm) in circuit, or around 4 in (10 cm) bigger than a soccer ball.

Interesting Point: From 1891 through 1893, there was nothing like modern basketball!

# Fact 10: Injuries in Basketball

In 2011, there were 249.650 basketball player injuries 12-17 years in the United States, that they are treated in hospital emergency rooms.

Interesting Point: After Basketball, Football is the only sport with more damage.

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Bottom Line: Basketball deals have raised significantly with the sport’s notoriety. Figures from 1998 demonstrate that 3.6 million balls were sold in the United States alone for an aggregate of about $60 million.

#Fact 11: The tallest and shortest

The shortest NBA player, Muggsy Bogues and tallest NBA player, Manute Bol were playing on the same side in 1987-1988 NBA season. Both were Washington Bullets’ that time and had spent some beautiful time together.

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#Fact 12: The 1st NBA Champions

Golden State Warriors are famous for winning the first NBA championship in 1947 which was then named as BAA finals. They are also the latest (2015) NBA Champions. In 2012, at the last game of that NBA season, Golden State Warriors started their game with five rookies. It was indeed a bold step for any NBA team.

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#Fact 13: Most successful team

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The Boston Celtics are the most successful teams in NBA. They have won total 17 NBA Championships. Their Championship titles also included seven straight wins from 1960 to 1966. The fact is obviously one of the remarkable interesting fun facts about basketball.

#Fact 14: Lost & won, in a row

in the 1996-1997 season of NBA, Phoenix Suns most surprisingly lost and won 10 games in a row. No other NBA team have done that before.

# Fact 15: Wilt Chamberlain’s record

Philadelphia 76ers’ center Wilt Chamberlain scored a record 100 points in a single game in March 2, 1962 against New York Knicks. He shot 36 of 63 from the field and made 28 of 32 free throws to achieve that record. Wilt Chamberlain’s record is still now one of the unbreakable records in NBA.

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# Fact 16: Michael Jordan Unbreakable

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Basketball legend Michael Jordan scored more points (5,987) in the playoffs than any other NBA player in the history of NBA. The fact is regarded as interesting fun facts about basketball.

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#Fact 17: The Great Hubbard

Cal Hubbard is the only player in the history who is the member of both the football and basketball Hall of Fame. He was also a Major League Baseball umpire during his time.

#Fact 18: NBA teams

The American Basketball Association (ABA) was initially a 10-team rival league, which later became the NBA. There are still four teams in NBA, which have originated in ABA. They are Indiana, Denver, San Antonio and New York.

#Fact 19: The unbeaten finalist

The Chicago Bulls is the only team in NBA that have won all six NBA finals they appeared. They won the titles in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997 and 1998.

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#Fact 20: Founding of NBA

The history behind formation of NBA is quite interesting. Two basketball leagues in United States namely, National Basketball League (NBL) and American Basketball Association (ABA) merged in 1948-49 season and form National Basketball Association (NBA).

Given the record number of TV viewers for the 1999-2000 NBA Championships, numerous folks and youngsters are prone to buy balls to test their own particular hammer dunking aptitudes. Support in the game and offer of the hints of Basketball will grow day by day.

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Useful Information on Basketball Australia

Modern Basketball Australia is going through some key changes. Basketball Australia is somewhat easily becoming popular with the international feeling. You will discover lovers all over the globe who use LeBron wayne James covers photos as their fb cover photo or even some others. Even people never forget the footwares of Jordan. New requirements are coming one by one to make the players of basketball stronger than ever and the Australia basketball is fulfilling all the demands to proof them as one of the strongest team in the world of Basketball. The performance of basketball Australia makes it well known to others.

History of Australia Basketball

The National Australia Basketball League is viewed as one of the head b-ball groups on the planet, and after a humble starting, Australia Basketball team comes with the percentage of the world’s best players.

In the year of 1978, New South Wales president John Raschke sat with ten invested individuals in an unused flying machine shed at Sydney Airport to examine the arrangement of a national rivalry that would help the improvement of the game all through Australia. A national rivalry was likewise seen as a method for enhancing the standard of players who would play for Australia at occasions, for example, the Olympic Games or even for World Championships.

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The NBL has developed since that day from a juvenile rivalry with amusements played before simply a couple of hundred individuals to an alliance that pulls in more than 700,000 onlookers each one season, and prime-time TV gatherings of people for diversions show broadly.

While recreations were at first played in suburban stadium, basketball Australia clubs perform at the major Australian coliseums, including Perth Arena which can situate more than fourteen thousands observers. Basketball Australia additionally has one of the most noteworthy cooperation rates of any group activity in Australia.

Somewhere around 1979 and 1997, the season of NBL was played in the middle of April and September, however in 1998 the association moved its season to the mid-year place, with diversions played in the middle of October and April.

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The Record of Basketball Australia

The top expert basketball company in Australia has been playing since the ABL. It’s made up around an unwanted of 30 decades plus currently has 9 groups competing within the group with a minimum of one closer into for the season. Australia basketball group in the ABL has gone through bad periods and experienced the excitement. Basketball Australia overlooked a round of bad times then are shifting in the right route once more.

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The activities of basketball Australia team help to improve the sporting businesses climate as well as the financial stormy climate that have affected the group in the last several years.

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The Fantastic Ages of Basketball Australia

It is usually recognized the wonder periods Australia basketball. From the year of 1985 to 1995 is known as the golden age of Basketball Australia. It constituted at this interval the adopting was at its best and every group showed up to basketball Australia be profitable. Still there is nothing long lasting in lifestyle plus the same is real for activities.

The group started an immediate reduce towards the end of the 90’s when earnings decreased and the fan platform spread. It’s been difficult ever since towards the group to discover business vendors (along with other earnings streams) to help keep their industry stability.

The Sydney Kings won the trophy a stunning three years in succession from 2003 to 2005 and came back to the Grand Final in 2006 preceding being vanquished by the Melbourne Tigers, who took home their third title. From that point forward, the New Zealand Breakers were additionally ready to accomplish the three-peat imprint, taking home titles in the 2010 to 2014 seasons under the direction of Andrej Lemanis.

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Previous 36ers head mentor Phil Smyth has been connected with more NBL titles than any man allied history, having won a sum of six, three as a player and three as a head mentor. A percentage of the NBL’s most prominent players incorporate five-time Olympian Andrew Gaze, splendid 21-season scoring-machine Leroy Loggins, five-time title champ Larry Sengstock, and 500-amusement veterans Ray Borner and James Crawford.

A seven-time victor of the NBL’s Most Valuable Player grant, Andrew Gaze was Australia’s most perceived player, having contended at five Olympics and four World Championship competitions. Look is the NBL’s unequaled heading scorer with more than 17,000 focuses, and he headed the association in scoring a record 14 times.

Unsurpassed extraordinary players, mentors and managers are regarded in the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame. To be qualified for the Hall of Fame, a player or head mentor must have been resigned for no less than four years.

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Yearly grants introduced by the NBL incorporate the prestigious Most Valuable Player grant, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Player, Top Defensive Player, as well as Best Coach. Also, an All-NBL First Team is named, and is comprised of the main five players in the association from that season. They’re made up a moment when basketball Australia had many other Oriental business challenging in their group particularly Singapore has had various groups that have come as well as gone from the Australia basketball group.

It is expected that Singapore might once more area the series within the next season or two. Furthermore Malaysia, Thailand are all potential series owners that may take the aspect in basketball Australia.

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Bottom Line: When there is an important volume of positive outlook with respect to basketball Australia, there are even a variety of significant obstacles for basketball Australia to get over. The Australia basketball team has had several groups of failure above the last 10 decades, the Modern Australia Basketball Leaders and the Queensland Principal desire to reenter the group as they think it can be fruitful for the Basketball Australia team.

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Top 10 NBA finals winners in all-time NBA Championship

The NBA first arose in 1947.NBA Today the passage of time is counted watches. Thus, the NBA is applicable to exist since season 1946.It’s the lists of the ten teams in NBA history have won more finals. The Boston Celtics have won many NBA championships in the history of the league with 17 Celtics were a founding member of the NBA, and his predecessor, BAA, which was founded in 1946.

Top 10 NBA finals winners:

Minneapolis Lakers won the second NBA title with 16. It’s just behind the Boston Celtics. The franchise started by Lakers (technically BBA) in 1947 in the NBA. The Chicago Bulls won the NBA championships most third with six. The six championships came while Michael Jordan played for the Bulls.

The San Antonio Spurs have won four NBA championships with four. The Spurs began to play in the NBA in 1976.

Number 1: Boston Celtics

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The Boston Celtics won their first NBA title in 1957. The Celtics put the NBA like a hot knife through butter, won eight consecutive championships from 1959 to 1966. After 1967 to win the Boston Celtics and won two titles in 1968 and 1969. The Celtics have met the Lakers a record twelve times in the Finals, including their latest appearances in 2008 as well as also 2010.

It comes with the Celtics nine points and also Lakers three points. The four Celtics were Bob Cousy, Dave Cowens, Bill Russell, and also Larry Bird who have won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award for a NBA record aggregate of ten MVP honors.

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Number 2: Minneapolis / Los Angeles Lakers

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The Lakers won their first title in 1949 and it took us so we came back to win again in 1950. The team won three consecutive titles from 1952 to 1954. All five of these songs were played as a franchise in Minneapolis. The Lakers hold the record for NBA’s longest winning streak, 33 straight recreations, set amid the 1971 to 1972 season.

They had played for the famous Los Angeles, while four have drilled the group. Four Lakers—Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul, Shaquille O’neal and also Kobe Bryant—have won the NBA Most Valuable Player Awards for a sum of eight rewards.

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Number 3: Chicago Bulls

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I think that most NBA fans acquired six NBA titles Chicago Bulls Michael Jordan came because he played for the team. The Bulls to six championships were won by 1991-1993 and 1996-1998. The Bulls won a NBA record-72 diversions amid the 1995–96 NBA season and are the main group in NBA history to win 70 amusements or all the more in a solitary season. Numerous specialists and experts consider the 1996 Bulls to be one of the best groups in NBA history.

Starting 2013, the Bulls were evaluated to be the third most important NBA establishment as indicated by Forbes, with an expected estimation of $1 billion, winning an expected $52.2 million in working salary in 2013.

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Number 4: San Antonio Spurs

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Spurs all four championships came lately. The first championship came in 1999, followed by the title in 2003, 2005 and 2007. The Spurs as of now rank second among dynamic establishments for the most noteworthy winning rate in NBA history trailing just the Los Angeles Lakers, and are the main group in the NBA with a tied or better straight on customary season record against each dynamic NBA establishment.

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Number 5: 76ers Syracuse Nationals / Philadelphia

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Philadelphia 76ers current franchise began as the Syracuse Nationals. The National played in the NBA from 1949-1963 and won a championship in 1955. After moving to the NBA in 1963 acquired Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia 76ers in the 1964-1965 seasons.

Wilt Chamberlain led the 76ers to their second NBA title in 1967, breaking the series of 10 titles NBA Boston Celtics in 11 years. The Philadelphia 76ers NBA third title of the 1983 season came and instructed team with talent. They are counted as the 5th of NBA finals winners.

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Number 6: Detroit Pistons

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The Detroit Pistons in the NBA began as Fort Wayne Pistons. The Pistons won the NBA championship games in Fort Wayne. They have just been again to the Finals once from that point forward, amid the 2001 crusade, drove by Iverson, just to tumble to the Los Angeles Lakers, 4–1. They won amusement 1 in additional time, yet lost the following 4.

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Number 7: New York Knicks

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The New York Knicks have two NBA championships, tied for eighth in the history of the league. The Knicks were two championships in 1970 and 1973 seasons. These Knicks teams were loaded with legendary players.

Amid the late spring of 2013, the club has marked three noticeable free operators, forward and potential critic’s choice Josh Smith, a previous player and 2004 NBA Finals, Chauncey Billups, as well as the Italian association Luigi from Virtus Roma and consented to sign and exchange Brandon Knight, Kravtsov and also Khris Middleton to the Milwaukee Bucks, for point protect Brandon Jenning.

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Number 8: Warriors Franchise

The current Golden State Warriors began play in the NBA. The franchise won its second title of the 1956th in Philadelphia. This team won most of its final matches and has made its own record of winning as NBA finals winners.

Number 9: Houston Rockets

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Houston Rockets began playing in the NBA in 1967, while they were Rockets San Diego. The Rockets moved to Houston in 1971 and won two consecutive NBA championships in 1994 and 1995.

The 1994 and 1995 Houston Rockets had great players like Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler. Olajuwon was both the MVP of the league and the MVP of the NBA Finals in 1994 and 1995.

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Number 10: Miami Heat

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The Miami Heat won their first NBA title in 2006, by the amazing game Dwyane Wade, who led 27.2 points per game on average this season and was the MVP of the NBA Finals. The Heat won his second NBA title in 2012 when LeBron James was the MVP of the NBA Finals.

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Bottom Line: Above are the top 10 NBA final winner list who are the inspiration of new talents.

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ICC Cricket world cup statistics and History

The Cricket World Cup is a One Day International (ODI) cricket competition for men. By the International Cricket Council (ICC) organized the tournament is held every four years since its first edition in 1975 in England. The number of teams and the number of parties have been on the rise, despite the ICC declared his interest in reducing the size, after criticizing the World Cup of 2007.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

In 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia again gives cricket fans the opportunity to not only see the sport they love, but also to explore Australia. The tournament will begin February 14, 2015, with the first game was held in Melbourne.

Australia hold 26 of the 49 games in stadiums in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Perth and Sydney, with the finale on March 29 in Melbourne Cricket Ground instead Between games, the fans the opportunity to explore what they have available for each this spectacular cities, including beautiful beaches of Sydney, roof delicious restaurants in Melbourne and award-winning wineries in Adelaide.

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The ICC organized the game after every four years. The Cricket World Cup one of the largest international sports tournaments in the world, playing with 14 participating teams in 14 locations across Australia and New Zealand, competing for the winning goal against more than one billion people will be crowned should observe on television.

Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has a table of each record in the World Cup. One of the famous Cricketers of the Year in 1997 and cricketer most famous in the world and he is Tendulkar, who has made more than fifty points in his carrier. Australians Glenn McGrath dominates individual cones records, after four World Championships. His country took more land to rate better economy than any other pitcher and has the best bowling figures of the individual in the history of the tournament.

Into two groups of seven teams split the teams will be in a format that everyone competes against each other. The top four teams from each group will advance to the next phase of the knockout tournament quarterfinals, semifinals and finals. Tickets on sale worldwide from 14 February 2014 to have fast and the chance to see missed their favorite team fight.

Marketing Director Nick Baker of Tourism Australia said co-hosting the tournament would be a great boost for tourism in Australia to play 26 games in seven Australian cities over a long period of six weeks. Most of the sporting events like this size and scale took place in Australia usually attract a large number of fans who not only attended many games, but also to enjoy a stay between the parties.

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2011 and 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup Statistics

2007 and 2011 World Cup competition was memorable among the fans of cricket because like any other world cup competition, these two session also comes with a lot of records and much more. The 2007 last, held at the Kensington Oval in Barbados, was diminished to 38 overs a side after a two-hour downpour delay.

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Australia’s Gilchrist hit the speediest century in a World Cup last at a strike rate of in excess of 143 and his opening stand with Hayden turned into the biggest first-wicket association in World Cup history. Australia finished on 281/4, a normal of 7.39 runs every over.

In answer, Jayasuriya as well as Kumar Sangakkara amassed 116 runs for the second wicket, yet with Chamara Silva the main other batsman to score in excess of 20, Sri Lanka ceded. Regardless of a modified focus, because of a further rain break, ascertained utilizing the Duckworth strategy, Sri Lanka scored 215–8 from their distributed overs. With a 53-run triumph, Australia won their third continuous World Cup.

Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka co-facilitated the 2011 competition, with the recent pair meeting in the last in the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Scoring 91 runs in their last 10 overs Sri Lanka’s innings finished on 274/6, Mahela Jayawardene top-scoring with an unbeaten 103. Sehwag was out leg before wicket to Lasith Malinga in the second bundle of the Indian innings, Tendulkar soon tailed him, yet 97 from Gautam Gambhir and an unbeaten 91 from MS Dhoni saw India home with 10 balls just to spare.

This is the second time that Australia and New Zealand together the prestigious event, with the combination of these two countries in 1992. Held and won the first match of the Cricket World Cup in England in 1975, India Westerners. The most recent event took place in 2011 and was from India, who won the tournament with Bangladesh and Sri Lanka hosts.

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Records of ICC World Cup Cricket

World cup is the event of records. If you start to count down from the first world cup final game to now, you will get the list of thousands of records. One of the memorable record was in the 1999 Cricket World Cup semi-finals, in which a run out in the last over with standout run obliged anticipated South Africa propelling to the last rather than Australia and advanced on their higher net run rate.

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It was the second tied match, in the 2003 Cricket World Cup in South Africa, when Duckworth technique brought on a South African misfortune against Sri Lanka. The onset of downpour, the South African batsmen attained the score they accepted was obliged to win the match and afterward shut out the last chunk of the over to abstain from losing wickets, notwithstanding, the score they accepted demonstrated a win really showed the score needed to tie the match. This tie implied South Africa couldn’t development to the Super Sixes stage.

And the third tie happened in a gathering match in the middle of Ireland and Zimbabwe at Kingston in the 2007 World Cup. The fourth tie happened in a gathering match in the middle of India and England at Bangalore in the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

In 2007, South Africa scored 353/3 in a downpour abbreviated match against the Netherlands. Their exertion originated from an abbreviated session of 40 overs, a run rate of 8.83 runs every over.

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The most astounding group add up to in a World Cup occurred in the nineteenth match of the 2007 World Cup cricket, when one of the most popular teams India scored 413 runs against other popular team Bermuda having lost to Bangladesh in their first match, India expected to win and their batsmen reacted, likewise the record for most sixes in one matches.

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Sachin Tendulkar Records in International Cricket

Sachin Tendulkar has been played more than two decades and has played countless games and test series and one-day internationals. And he builds the record of Sachin Tendulkar records! During this time, an impressive number of records that is difficult for the simple reason that no cricketers in the future can make these types of Sachin Tendulkar records.

The fact is that Tendulkar has done in the Indian team at the age of 16 years and then remained a member of the team for the next two decades. Maybe for a couple of seasons he continued and played continuously. In these matches he would get the largest Sachin Tendulkar records. So he is definitely a brilliant player in cricket world. In 24 ages he player 90 different places that help him to get world Sachin Tendulkar records.

Memorable Sachin Tendulkar Records

Sachin Tendulkar has been the most challenging batsman of his time, the most productive run maker ever, and apparently the greatest cricket symbol the amusement has ever known. His batting was focused around the purest standards: immaculate offset, economy of development, exactness in stroke-production, and that immaterial quality offered just to prodigies – reckoning.

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In the event that he didn’t have a mark stroke – the upright, back-foot punch approaches – this is on account of he was similarly capable at each of the full scope of standard shots and a lot of ads including the improvised ones and can haul them out freely. Sachin Tendulkar records are not only limited in his runs, but also the records of Sachin Tendulkar symbolize his performance.

There were no clear shortcomings in Tendulkar’s diversion. He could score all around the wickets, both front foot as well as back, he could easily tune his system to suit each condition, temper his diversion to suit each circumstance, and made runs in all parts of the world in all conditions. That helps him to create Sachin Tendulkar records.

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Some of his finest exhibitions came against Australia, the overwhelmingly prevailing group of his time. His century as a 19-year-old on an exceptionally quick pitch at WACA is viewed as one of the best innings ever to have been played in Australia. A couple of years after the fact he got a definitive compliment from a definitive batsman: Don Bradman trusted to his wife that Tendulkar helped him to remember himself. Following is some of the best Sachin Tendulkar record lists

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• He got 150 Wickets and 15,000 Runs in ODIs

Tendulkar is the only cricketer to take more than 150 Wickets (154) and score more than 15,000 runs (18 426) in ODIs. It is one of the memorable Sachin Tendulkar records.

• 1894 ODI runs in 1998

These are achieved by a batsman in ODI cricket in every season points. Tendulkar scored nine centuries in a year.

• In world cup he makes 2560 runs 

In the six games of the World Cup (1992-2011), Tendulkar has made 2560 runs at an average of 56.95 amassed – more than any other player in the history of the event. This event helps him to increase Sachin Tendulkar records.

• Faced 989 players in international cricket

Tendulkar played with and against total 989 international cricketer. This includes 141 cricketers from India and 848 from other countries.

• Man of the Match award in ODIs

Tendulkar tops the list in ODI cricket. Sanath Jayasuriya is 48. Third on the list is Jacques Kallis of South Africa with 32 awards. That was the birth of one record and listed in Sachin Tendulkar records.

• Man of the Series award in ODIs

Tendulkar is the market leader in this category. Jayasuriya is second record maker after Sachin Tendulkar records.

• Hundreds of test in 51 matches

Sachin Tendulkar has scored 51 Test centuries in his 24-year Test cricket career. Tendulkar hit his first test century against England in Manchester in August 1990. These are the best Sachin Tendulkar records.

• 49 ODI hundreds

Sachin Tendulkar took five years to score his first ODI hundred. When he took his first one against Australia in Colombo in 1994 from the small master race and never looked back. His last ODI hundred was his hundredth international hundred against Bangladesh in 2012 scored in Dhaka.

• 200 Self Test Match

Tendulkar easily tops the list with Ricky Ponting and Steve Waugh as the second joint to each played 168 games. These test matches increase Sachin Tendulkar records.

• 463 ODI appearances

23 years Tendulkar’s ODI career consists of 463 ODI matches. Sanath Jayasuriya 445 ODIs is second in the list.

• His total ODI runs are 18,426 

Tendulkar scored 18.426 outlets 4722 ODI runs and Ricky Ponting is second on the list.

• He makes 15,921 runs in test matches 

Tendulkar needed 153 runs in the final laps to go 16,000 Test runs, but missed by 79 runs. Tendulkar has 15,921 runs.

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The fact is that Tendulkar has done in the Indian team at the age of 16 years and then remained a member of the team for the next two decades. Maybe for a couple of seasons he continued. In this case, would probably he can make worlds favorable records in his life time.

Bottom Line: Sachin Tendulkar at present holds the record for most hundreds in both Tests and Odis – exceptional, considering he didn’t score his first ODI hundred till his 79th match. Amazingly, he held a celestial excitement for the diversion till his last match.

At 36 years and 306 days he broke a 40-year-old boundary by scoring the first twofold century in one-day cricket. In 2012, when only one month short of his 39th birthday, he turned into the first player to score 100 universal hundreds of years, which like Bradman‘s batting normal, could be a stamp that goes on forever.

Later that year, however, he proclaimed his retirement from Odis after a disillusioning year and a half in global cricket. Furthermore on November 16, 2013, Tendulkar resigned from Test cricket after a noteworthy 200th Test, on his home ground at the Wankhede Stadium against West Indies and the combination of all his records make Sachin Tendulkar Records.