The final round of World Cup group fixtures begin on Monday, with 10 spots remaining in the round of 16.
Six nations - Russia, Uruguay, France, Croatia, Belgium and England - have already qualified. Eight others - Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Peru, Costa Rica, Tunisia, Panama and Poland - have already been eliminated.
Matches in World Cup are found to become even more chippy than usual when big teams face each other, but in a Round of 16 match in the 2006 World Cup (Germany), it got completely out of control. What probably made this even more surprising was the fact that it
Netherlands is the only team in the World Cup to qualify for 3 finals and lose all 3. Details about their all 3 final defeats here.
1974 World Cup finals vs Germany
West Germany was led by Franz Beckenbauer, while the Dutch had their star Johan Cruyff, and their Total Football system which had dazzled the
One of the most memorable controversies surrounding the FIFA World Cup was the match between Kuwait and France in the 1982 World Cup hosted by Spain. In their only ever World Cup appearance, Kuwait were put into a group with England, France and Czechoslovakia, and were not expected to win anything.
Mario Zagallo has a unique place in World Cup history - the only man to have been associated with four World Cup winning teams.
In Brazil, he is a legend. During his time as a player he was part of the Brazilian team who lifted the World Cup in 1958