NEW YORK – Football World Cup 2014 is now 19 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”
The very first FIFA World Cup goal came 19 minutes into the opening day’s action of Uruguay 1930, with France’s Lucien Laurent (front row, second from right) claiming the landmark strike in his team’s match with Mexico.
The French inside-right struck just four minutes before USA’s Bart McGhee found the target against Belgium – both matches having kicked off simultaneously – and neither would ever score again at the World Cup.
Those opening two goals were, though, to prove the first of many, with 2,206 more having hit the net since Laurent and McGhee blazed a trail.