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Awesome facts about football world cup

The south africa world cup have kicked off, let's pick up some funny facts and share them to your friends.
All facts in this app are from events in 1930 to 2010, you can enjoy them in two mode, quiz and cards.
All facts can be shared by email directly. In quiz mode, you can choose share question,or share answer,or share both.

First match decided on penalty shoot-out:
Semi-final between West Germany & France on 8 July, 1982 in which the Germans won the shootout 5:4.

Only coach to have taken two different countries to reach world cup semi finals:
Dutch coach Guus Hiddink who coached Netherlands in 1998 and South Korea in 2002.

What were the Cameroon players disallowed to wear in the 2002 finals?
Sleeveless shirts.
FIFA considered Cameroon's sleeveless shirts to be vest but not shirts which a player is required to wear under the FIFA Laws of the Game. Earlier, Cameroon wore the sleeveless shirts throughout the 2002 African Nations Cup and won the title.

Youngest player in a qualifying match:
Togo's Souleymane Mamam who was 13 years & 310 days old when he played as a substitute in a qualifying match against Zambia on 6 May 2001.