Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote in world_cup_2010,
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Scraped mostly from Wikipedia:
  • Regardless of the result of the final, this will be the first time ever that two different teams from the same continent have won successive World Cups (Italy won the 2006 tournament).
  • It will also be the first time that a European team has won a tournament held outside Europe.
  • It will also be the first time that European teams have won consecutive World Cups since Italy retained the title in 1938
  • We will also have the first new winner, and the first new finalists, since France in 1998
  • We will also have the first new winner without home advantage since Brazil in 1958
  • It will also be the first final since 1978 (Argentina v. Netherlands) in which neither side has previously won the World Cup
  • It will also be the first final without Brazil, Italy, Germany or Argentina.
  • If Spain wins the final and scores fewer than four goals, then the Spanish will break the record for fewest goals scored by a World-Cup winning team (currently held by Brazil in 1994 and Italy in 1938, who scored eleven).
  • If Spain wins, then the only team to finish the tournament undefeated are New Zealand!
I hope you are glad I told you.
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YAY RANDOM FACTS AND MAKING HISTORY!!!! ^.^

I'm currently hoping that Europe pulls a 1-2-3 (I know people don't normally think that way when it comes to the World Cup, but it would be epic if they pulled that off considering there shitty win-loss record outside of Europe before this). I like their chances.
Interesting, thanks for posting this. I hadn't realized most of those.
Congratulaions on being the only person to predict Germany's 3-2 victory last night!
If Spain wins, then the only team to finish the tournament undefeated are New Zealand!
This. Has to be the most awesome stat of all! Now I hope even more that Spain wins! :DDDDDDDDDDD