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  World Cup history
The World Cup
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958
Chile 1962
England 1966
Mexico 1970
West Germany 1974
Argentina 1978
Spain 1982
Mexico 1986
Italy 1990
USA 1994
France 1998

 
The World Cup The World Cup
The first World Cup took place more than 70 years ago, and ever since the tournament has become one of the biggest sporting occasions in the world.

But did you know that England didn't bother to play in the first World Cup, or that in one tournament a French player scored 13 goals in six games, but still didn't go home with a winner's medal?

So what other stories have been forgotten over the years?

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