New York – Football World Cup 2014 is now 44 days away and excitement is getting hotter.
We have been giving a daily dose of some interesting facts relating to the mega events, the present one and past ones. Here is the today’s daily dose”
Raul scored 44 times for Spain and found the net at all three FIFA World Cups – 1998, 2002 and 2006 – in which he graced the famous red jersey.
The Real Madrid legend’s impressive final tally established him, for a few years at least, as La Roja’s all-time leading goalscorer, with Emilio Butragueno (26) and team-mate Fernando Hierro (29) among those left in his wake.
But Raul’s record was surrendered in March 2011, when David Villa – now on 56 for the reigning world champions – struck twice against Czech Republic to surpass his legendary predecessor.