New York – Football World Cup 2014 is now 41 days away and excitement is getting hotter.
We have 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”
Just 41 days after blowing out the candles on his 17th birthday cake, Norman Whiteside became the youngest player ever to participate at the FIFA World Cup™ when he turned out for Northern Ireland against Yugoslavia in 1982.
Despite having played just twice for his club, the Manchester United youngster was an ever-present in Spain as his team shocked everyone by reaching the quarter-finals, beating the hosts en route.
Whiteside, who would sadly go on to retire at the age of just 26, also holds the record for being the youngest player to score in the English League Cup final and the FA Cup final.