World Cup history – part six Year played: 1978 Host: Argentina Champions: Argentina For the second consecutive tournament the hosts were crowned champions, with Argentina claiming their first World Cup in 1978. The South American country played host to 16 teams from 1st to 25th June across five host cities and six stadiums.. JUNE 06, 2018
World Cup Group D preview Teams Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria Qualification Despite being among the 2018 World Cup favourites with Tipbet, Argentina looked for large periods of qualification as if they would not reach the finals in Russia, with Lionel Messi in danger of missing out on potentially his last chance to.. JUNE 06, 2018
England vs Costa Rica – final warm-up friendly for the Three Lions at Elland Road England were impressive in their 2-1 win over Nigeria at Wembley last week, particularly in the first-half, and the surprisingly strong management of Gareth Southgate since replacing Sam Allardyce on a permanent basis will give fans belief that they can at least improve on their 2014 World Cup showi.. JUNE 05, 2018
World Cup history – part five Year: 1970 Host country: Mexico Champions: Brazil This was the first of the two World Cups that have been hosted by Mexico to date, and it was the first to take place outside of either Europe or South America. Qualification began two years earlier and 14 teams joined the hosts and reigning champi.. JUNE 05, 2018
Russia vs Turkey – the hosts face a tough test before the 2018 World Cup begins Turkey have only ever qualified for two World Cups, in 1954 and 2002, so it was no surprise whatsoever to see them fail to make it to Russia for this summer’s competition, despite the quality that they boast. They were drawn in a difficult group to advance from, but finished fourth below Icela.. JUNE 05, 2018
World Cup history – part four Year: 1962 Host country: Chile Champions: Brazil The South American tournament had 16 teams and was renowned for being a timeless festival of football due to the legends that were on display. Pele, who starred at the 1958 competition four years earlier, was injured in Brazil’s second game.. JUNE 04, 2018
10 days to the 2018 World Cup – can Thomas Muller close the gap to Miroslav Klose? There are just 10 days until the 2018 World Cup kicks-off, with the month-long festival of football commencing on 14th June when the hosts Russia take on Saudi Arabia – view Tipbet’s odds. Therefore, it seems the ideal time to look at the case of Thomas Muller, who has 10 World Cup goal.. JUNE 04, 2018
World Cup Group C preview Teams Australia, Denmark, France, Peru Qualification The French dominated a potentially tricky UEFA qualifying group and lost just once as they finished ahead of Sweden and the Netherlands, with the latter missing out on a second consecutive major tournament. They qualified four points ahead of t.. JUNE 04, 2018
Spain vs Switzerland – will Spain find their best form ahead of the World Cup? Julen Lopetegui’s first Spain squad for a major tournament is clearly a strong one, but whichever 23 names he picked there was always bound to be controversy due to the quality that is left out – the country have, perhaps along with Germany and Brazil, the most complete squad, with world.. JUNE 01, 2018
World Cup history – part three Year: 1954 Host country: Switzerland Champions: West Germany (first title) The 1954 World Cup was hosted by Switzerland having been chosen eight years earlier. This was an exciting spectacle with the tournament full of goals – a pattern that lasted all the way to the competition’s f.. JUNE 01, 2018