Football World Cup 48 days away, some more interesting facts

Barney Ronay World Cup predictions

 

New York – Football World Cup 2014 is now 48 days away, so here are some more interesting facts, which will equip with new information about the world’s biggest sports event of the year.

A total of 48 hat-tricks have been scored in the history of the FIFA World Cups so.

Just four players, however, have managed the feat twice: Hungary’s Sandor Kocsis (1954), Just Fontaine of France (1958), Germany legend Gerd Muller (1970) and Argentina’s Gabriel Batistuta (1994/1998).

Batistuta, is Argentina’s all-time leading goal scorer, deserves particular plaudits as the only one of this quartet to have scored a treble in two different editions.

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