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10 records that might break this FIFA world cup in Russia
Record #10: Oldest combination of two FIFA world cup coach’s age
If Uruguay and Portugal meet in the round of 16, the highest combined age of the coaches of the two teams will be 134 years & 1 month. Oscar Tabarez, coach of Uruguay is 71 years & 3 months old whereas Fernando Santos is 63 years & 8 months old. Furthermore, the current record holder is Greece’s Otto Rehhagel and Nigeria’s Lars Lagerback of 133 years and nine months. The new record was in 2010 FIFA world cup in South Africa.
Record #9: The oldest player in FIFA world cup history
When Egypt will face Uruguay, the Egyptian goalkeeper, Essam El-Hadary will be 45 years and five months old. This ageless dude is planning to pull off this FIFA world cup for his country. Furthermore, the current record holder is Faryd Mondragon, luckily for Essam, he retired in the previous FIFA world cup. Had he not retired, he would have been continued to hold the same record. He’d celebrate the 47th birthday during the FIFA world cup on 21st June.
Record #8: Highest winning streak in FIFA world cup
If Germany wins six matches straight, they’ll break the record of highest number of winning streak ever in a world cup edition. The previous loss was 1-0 to Spain in 2010 semifinal match. Germany will begin the tournament with 8 match-unbeaten streak. Furthermore, the current record holder is Brazil with 13 winning games between the loss against Hungary of 4-2 in world cup 1954 quarterfinals.
Record #7: Highest number of goals as captain
Argentina is on both the sides of this records. If Lionel Messi gets 3 goals this world cup, he will break the record of his former coach Diego Maradona. Maradona has six goals on his name in world cup tournament as captain. This race is gonna be exciting this world cup.
Record #6: CONCACAF record
Costa Rica has won all five matches against Brazil in 2014 and is 1 win away of leveling the record and 2 wins away to break it. If Costa Rica wins against Serbia they’ll equal the record and if they win against Brazil, they’ll set a new record. Furthermore, the current record is with Mexico who remained unbeaten six times against a CONCACAF team in USA 1994 and France 1998.
Record #5: Highest number of individual goals in FIFA world cup
Thomas Müller aims to become the highest goals scorer in a FIFA World Cup edition. He already has 10 goals in 2010 and 2014 world cup edition with 5 goals each. If he gets at least 6 goals this world cup, he’d equal current record holder and former teammate, Miroslav Klose who has 16 goals on his name.
Record #4: Highest number of world cup appearance
Rafa Marquez will become the third player and second Mexican in the history of FIFA world cup to play 5 world cups if he plays even a single match of this world cup edition. Antonio Carbajal & Lothar Matthäus have this feat on their respective names. Furthermore, Gigi Buffon went for his fifth world cup but didn’t play a single match of FIFA world cup 1998.
Record #3: Highest number of consecutive World Cup draws
If Costa Rica manages to get at least 2 more draws, they can equal the record of highest number of consecutive world cup draws. Furthermore, the current record is with Belgium for having 5 draws in consecutive world cup 1998 & 2002. Costa Rica has 3 draws at Brazil 2014.
Record #2: Scoring in FIFA world cup 2018
Australia’s Tim Cahill, Mexico’s Rafa Marquez, and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo will be the record breakers if they score in their 4th world cup installment. Furthermore, Uwe Seeler, Pele & Miroslav Klose are the only players to score in three installments of the competition.
Record #1: Winning and Captain & Coach
If Didier Deschamps leads France to glory, he will be joining the elite list of French players to lead their team to glory both as captain and as coach. Furthermore, Didier Deschamps has lead his side and won the 1998 title for his country. Didier Deschamps will share this feat with Mario Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer.
I cannot wait to dive into the matches of the FIFA world cup. My favorite team is Argentina, what’s yours? Let me know in the comment section below. Share these records with your fellow football fans. It’s going to be fun till 15th July.