The stats speak for themselves:. Firstly, at the footballing level: The proof is there to be seen in the profiles of their goalscorers since the start of the knockout rounds: Secondly, at the human level: They have been transformed from a collection of individuals into a close-knit group. It is the mark of a team capable of going the distance. The oldest winners were Italy in , with 10 players aged 29 or older, including year-old Angelo Peruzzi, and an average age of The youngest winners were Brazil in , who had five players aged 20 or under and nobody over The average age of the 17 World Cup-winning squads since is It pays to have as many players as possible around that age.
You can't win the World Cup with kids, as Alan Hansen once nearly said. The experience which comes with age is important. By this logic, Brazil and Spain could both struggle this summer, with both their squads averaging 28 years of age. Gareth Southgate may take heart from the fact the average age of his England squad is so close to the winning average, at The average number of caps in World Cup-winning squads is on the rise. International teams play more football these days which is at least part of the reason, but that alone cannot account for the extent of the average cap rise of winners in recent tournaments.
In , the players in West Germany's squad had just caps between them - an average of seven each. Through the s, s, s and s, the average number of caps among World Cup winners was always between 20 and 28, but since the turn of the century experience has become even more important, even though the average age of winning teams has not increased. Italy's winners had Young and inexperienced players have always thrived at World Cups: But instances like those are increasingly rare, and the last three World Cup triumphs suggest players in whom a country's football team has invested lots of time are of huge importance.
Twenty-one of the 23 players in Italy's squad had at least 10 caps each, and eight had at least Ten of Germany's side had that many. Each squad had a core of leaders with a large number of caps under their belt: These players grew used to playing together over a number of years, and were backed at international level consistently. Both Spain and Germany have lost big players to age in recent years and go to this summer's tournament slightly less experienced as a result, but they both still possess that experienced core.
It may be slightly circular reasoning to say that clubs that do well have the best players, but World Cup-winning squads tend to be most strongly represented by teams that have been successful in the lead up to the tournament. It is also beneficial to have several players playing well together at club level as they have an understanding they can transfer to the international stage. Juventus stormed to the Serie A title though that was the one that was later taken away from them. Barcelona won La Liga and made the semis in Europe in , and won the Champions League a year earlier.
Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga and made it to the Champions League semi-finals in the lead up to the World Cup, having been European champions in Each team had the most players in the respective World Cup-winning squad. Gianluigi Buffon was one of a number of Juventus players in Italy's squad. There is value in including players who have won recently and know what it takes to win in big games.
Real Madrid are the most successful team of recent times, and Spain will benefit from being well-represented by Zinedine Zidane's players, like Isco, Marco Asensio and Sergio Ramos. They also have a few Barcelona players, who have just enjoyed winning La Liga. Each of the last six World Cup-winning managers have had at least 20 years' experience prior to the tournament.
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West Germany coach Franz Beckenbauer is the most recent winner to have had fewer than that, having been a manager for just six years before the competition, but he had a decent playing career under his belt. When it comes to the age of a successful manager, 10 of the last 17 to triumph at a World Cup, including each of the last six, have been in their 50s.
The oldest since was year-old Helmut Schon in , the youngest year-old Mario Zagallo in As for honours, the majority of World Cup-winning managers have won trophies earlier in their career. Again, Beckenbauer is the most recent exception to a consistent rule. Argentina's year-old manager Jorge Sampaoli fits the mould of a World Cup winner, having previously led Chile to Copa America glory and earned plenty of honours at club level.
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At club level managers often complain that they are at a disadvantage if they haven't had a full pre-season to make their mark on a group of players, but how long does a coach need to get an international side playing to their tune? The cumulative viewership of all matches of the World Cup is estimated to be The World Cup draw, which decided the distribution of teams into groups, was watched by million viewers.
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World Cup Willie , the mascot for the competition, was the first World Cup mascot. In all, 79 nations have played in at least one World Cup. Uruguay, however, choose to display four stars on their badge, representing their two gold medals at the and Summer Olympics and their two World Cup titles in and With five titles, Brazil are the most successful World Cup team and also the only nation to have played in every World Cup 21 to date.
Italy and and Brazil and are the only nations to have won consecutive titles. West Germany — and Brazil — are the only nations to appear in three consecutive World Cup finals. Germany has made the most top-four finishes 13 , medals 12 , as well as the most finals 8. European nations have won twelve titles, while South American have won nine.
Only two teams from outside these two continents have ever reached the semi-finals of the competition: The best result of an African team is reaching the quarter-finals: Cameroon in , Senegal in and Ghana in Only one Oceanian qualifier, Australia in , has advanced to the second round.
Brazil , Argentina , Spain and Germany are the only teams to win a World Cup outside their continental confederation; Brazil came out victorious in Europe , North America and and Asia In , Germany became the first European team to win in the Americas. Only on five occasions have consecutive World Cups been won by teams from the same continent, and currently it is the first time with four champions in a row from the same continental confederation.
Italy and Brazil successfully defended their titles in and respectively, while Italy's triumph in has been followed by wins for Spain in , Germany in and France in Currently, it is also the first time that one of the currently winning continents Europe is ahead of the other South America by more than one championship. At the end of each World Cup, awards are presented to the players and teams for accomplishments other than their final team positions in the tournament.
There are currently six awards: An All-Star Team consisting of the best players of the tournament has also been announced for each tournament since Miroslav Klose of Germany — is the all-time top scorer at the finals, with 16 goals. He broke Ronaldo of Brazil's record of 15 goals — during the semi-final match against Brazil.
Zagallo won in and as a player and in as head coach. Among the national teams, Germany and Brazil have played the most World Cup matches , Germany appeared in the most finals 8 , semi-finals 13 , quarter-finals 16 , while Brazil has appeared in the most World Cups 21 , has the most wins 73 and has scored the most goals From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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FIFA now recognises the United States as the third-placed team and Yugoslavia as the fourth-placed team, using the overall records of the teams in the tournament. Coincidentally, one of the last two matches of the tournament pitted the two top ranked teams against each other, with Uruguay's 2—1 victory over Brazil thus often being considered as the de facto final of the World Cup.
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