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Zaïre, Canada, Trinidad & Tobago, 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.
Detailed info on every match in every tournament.
Interesting columns about the past, present and future of the World Cup.
Every nation with appearances in the World Cup. Detailed info on every country.
Player profiles 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.
Every mascot since it was introduced in 1966.
Test your knowledge about the WC. Three different levels. No prizes, just for fun.
Rankings of lots of stuff. For instance Best Goals, Best Players and Best Matches.
Our collection of links to other soccer sites with World Cup connection.
Some banners and buttons for you to link to us if you want.
A little information on who keeps this site available.
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Copyrights © 1998- - This website is created and maintained by Jan Alsos. It is an unofficial website not affiliated or connected in any way to FIFA. All rights reserved.