Canada, Greece, the Dutch East Indies and China are the only nations
who have failed to score a goal.
Germany and Brazil
are the only countries who have reached 3 consecutive WC finals (82,86,90) and (94,98,02) respectively.
Ernest Jean-Joseph of Haiti was the first ever player to fail a drug test
in a World Cup. It happened in 1974 after the match against Italy.
My name is Jan Alsos and I'm the creator and webmaster of this site. It is created to honour
the greatest and most popular sporting event in the world. Lots of information and
statistics have been searched through and posted on this site. All this to make it your one-stop World Cup site.
For instance you can find background info of every tournament and complete
matchfacts of every game played in the World Cup since the start in 1930. We are in the process of
expanding that section even further. The content also includes player profiles of almost 70 of the most influential
players of the 17 World Cups held to this day and much, much more.
We hope you find what you're looking for here, otherwise
please mail us. We are here to answer any questions about the World Cup you might have.
I started to work on this site in September 1997 and had it online first
time in February 1998. It has been hosted by several other providers and under other names,
most recently World Cup Archive which we had to close in December 2002 because the network hosting the
site collapsed financially. Now we are independent and back with a new name, but with the same content.
I hope you will enjoy your stay here.
The PWC staff
Jan Alsos (Webmaster and creator)
Ruud Doevendans (Columnist and videomaster)
Pierre Boisrond (Columnist)
Mike Gibbons (Columnist)
Peter Goldstein (Columnist)
Paul Marcuccitti (Columnist)
Matthew Monk (Columnist)
Info on how
the World Cup was founded and about the trophy as well.
on every match in every tournament.
Interesting columns about the past, present and future of the World Cup.
with appearances in the World Cup. Detailed info on every country.
of many of the most influential players in history.
An A-Z collection
of strange and different stories in World Cup history.
A big collection
of various statistics and records.
since it was introduced in 1966.
knowledge about the WC. Three different levels. No prizes, just for fun.
lots of stuff. For instance Best Goals, Best Players and Best Matches.
of links to other soccer sites with World Cup connection.
and buttons for you to link to us if you want.
A little information
on who keeps this site available.