The World Cup is perhaps the biggest sporting spectacle. Follow the history of soccer's showpiece event.
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The Early Years
Uruguay's dominance; Hungary's despair and Italy's invincibility. Vintage moments from the World Cups of 1930 to 1954. Flash player required.
India in the World Cup
1 billion people and nothing to show for it! India have never made it beyond the first round in the qualifiers. In the only instance, India got a World Cup berth, the Indian team were disqualified. Check out the performance.
World Cup Facts
The fastest goal was scored in the 16th second by Czechoslovakia's Vaclav Masek against Mexico in 1962.
The latest goal was scored after 119 minutes by David Platt of England against Belgium in 1990.
The only player to have scored for two countries is Robert Prosinecki. He represented Yugoslavia in 1990 scoring against the UAE, and Croatia in 1998 scoring against Jamaica.