14 October 2009

Two random World Cup facts

― The attendance at the Chile-Brazil semi-final in Santiago, Chile was 76,594. The other semi, between Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia in Viña del Mar, attracted 5,890 spectators.

― The referee of the highest-scoring match in World Cup history, the 1954 quarter-final between Austria and Switzerland — Austria won 7-5 — was a Scot named Charlie Faultless.

Source: Complete Book of the World Cup 2006 by Cris Freddi.

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