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FIFA issued a rule forbidding the organization of official matches in stadiums with an altitude of more than 2,500 metres. There is one exception. Which one?
La Paz (Bolivia). FIFA forbids official matches above 2,500 meters because players may be at greater health risk due to decreased oxygen pressure. La Paz's Hernando Siles Stadium (pictured, 3,637 meters (11,932 feet) above sea level) is excluded from that regulation after intense lobbying by Bolivian authorities.
What is the oldest football club in the world?
Sheffield F.C. FIFA officially recognizes Sheffield F.C. as the oldest football club of the world. The club was established in 1857. The photo shows its contemporaneous team. The club is often referred to as "the ancients".
Athletic Bilbao is a Spanish football club known for its unique player signing policy: all players must be ...
Basques. Since 1912, Athletic has played exclusively with players meeting its own criteria to be deemed as Basque, and has been one of the most successful teams in La Liga. This can be seen as a unique case in European football; it has gained Athletic both admirers and critics.
The first football world cup final was won by Uruguay against Argentina 4:2. What was unusual about that game?
Two different balls were used in the final: Argentina supplied the first-half ball (the 'Tiento') and led 2–1 at the break; hosts Uruguay supplied the second-half ball (the 'T-Model', which was larger and heavier; see photo) and won 4–2.
In which club played Zbigniew Boniek?
In Juventus Turyn. Boniek was allowed to transfer by the communist authorities of People's Republic of Poland thanks to their common business with Juventus' sponsor, the Fiat company (licensing agreements for Fiat 125 and 126, which were manufactured in Poland). At Juventus, he was one of the pillars of the team next to Paolo Rossi and Michel Platini, winning all the major trophies in years 1984-1985.
Who has the anthem "You will never walk alone"?
Liverpool F.C. The song, which was once a radio hit, is sung by Liverpool Football Club supporters moments before the start of each home game. The words "You'll Never Walk Alone" also feature in the club crest and on the Shankly Gate entrance to Anfield, the home stadium. It is probably most widely known football club anthem in the world, adopted later by other teams (Celtic, Feyenoord, Borussia Dortmund).
During which Olympic Games did the Soviet Union beat Yugoslavia in the football final on 8th of December?
Melbourne, 1956. Due to the reversal of seasons in the Southern Hemisphere, the Games were held during the northern winter. This was thought likely to inconvenience athletes from the Northern Hemisphere who were accustomed to resting during their winter. Next Olympic Games in Australia (Sydney 2000), were held in September.
This is Telstar, the world's first communication satellite. What was named after it?
Soccer ball. The Adidas Telstar was the first 1970 World Cup ball to use the now-familiar design, consisting of 12 black pentagonal and 20 white hexagonal panels. It was named after the Telstar satellites launched in 1962.
Which of the following German footballer has a Polish origin?
Miroslav Klose was born in Opole, Poland. Both of his parents were sport professionals. His father, Josef Klose, was a footballer. His mother, Barbara Jeż, was a member of the Poland women's national handball team and represented Poland 45 times. From 1979 to 1984, while Joseph Klose was playing for Auxerre, the Klose family lived in France. Next, they have moved to Opole to finally settle down in Kusel, 40 km from Kaiserslautern in Germany (Rhineland-Palatinate).