10 World Cup records that will never be broken

Records are made to be broken, however, some certainly more likely than others to be broken. We have compiled a list of World Cup records that may never be broken. Do you agree? Leave your comments below. You may want to have your own bet on the World Cup with France the strong favourites with Betfair to lift the title.

So, in reverse order, here’s our list:

10) Highest attendance at a World Cup match

Officially the highest attendance in a FIFA World Cup match is 173,830 in the Estadio de Maracanã in 1950. However, it is believed that the actual figure was nearer 200,000. This is a record unlikely to be broken now with the all-seater stadiums.

Fans watch the 1950 World Cup final between Brazil and Uruguay.
Source: https://www.elobservador.com.uy/el-fantasma-maracana-n662460

9) Youngest coach to manage a World Cup side

This record dates back to 1930 and is held by Argentina’s Juan Jose Tramutola. Incredibly, he took charge of the side at just 27 years and 267 days of age: this was in their opening game against France. This is very unlikely to be broken due to the fact that managers in modern times are highly experienced, so a manager taking his national team to the World Cup at such a young age is unlikely to ever happen again.

8) Winning the World Cup in their first appearance

Another record that is very unlikely to be broken again. With most sides having already participated in a World Cup it looks set that Italy and Uruguay will remain as the only sides to have won in their debut tournament. Qatar could break it as they host the 2022 competition but this would go down as the greatest upset in sporting history.

7) Biggest margin of victory in a World Cup qualifying match

A record that dates back to the 2002 qualifiers and is held by Australia. This was an astonishing 31-0 victory over American Samoa. This is the stuff of nightmares for any side and there was a goal scored around every 3 minutes. Unless Brazil play against a local Sunday league side this record should remain intact.

6) Youngest referee to officiate in a World Cup

The role of referee is another kept for more experienced individuals meaning it is unlikely to be broken. This is held by Spain’s Juan Gardeazabal from the 1958 World Cup: at just 24 years and 193 days old this is an incredible achievement considering that the youngest referee at the current World Cup is Al Jassum Abdulrahman of Qatar who is 30 years of age.

5) Youngest player in a World Cup final

Set by the legend that is Pele at the 1958 World Cup final. At just 17 years and 249 days old he participated in the final against Sweden, incredibly scoring a brace as he helped Brazil win their first World Cup. This was the first key indication that Pele was destined for greatness. This video shows his goals scored throughout the record breaking competition.

With Harry Kane leading the way to the Golden Boot this is a record in the spotlight. However it is going to take a monumental effort for Kane to surpass Just Fontaine. The Frenchman netted 13 goals in 1958 with no player in recent times getting close. Even the Brazilian superstar Ronaldo couldn’t, his best being 8, in the 2002 World Cup. I think Kane would be more than happy being a Golden Boot winner at his first World Cup.

3) Most World Cup winner’s medals

Another record set by the Brazilian legend Pele. He remarkably has three World Cup winner’s medals having been part of the 1958, 1962 and 1970 World Cup winning sides. The fact that he only played at four World Cups just shows the impact he had on the teams, including his starring role at just 17 years of age.

2) Most tournaments as captain

A record set at the current championships by the Mexican veteran Rafael Marquez. He is a legend of the side and has captained them at a remarkable five World Cups: it will take a phenomenal career from a player to replicate or even surpass.

1) Latest goal in regular time

The final record is one set by Brazil’s current poster boy Neymar. This was in their clash with Costa Rica in the group stage where they looked set to share the points before a late turn around. Firstly a 91st minute winner from Coutinho followed by Neymar’s record breaking 97th minute goal which can be seen in the video below. Many punters World Cup betting tips were on Brazil before the tournament began but they failed to progress through to the final.

Fellaini Signs New Deal

Fellaini is staying at Manchester United. Not my all time favorite player by any means but he is a good player and does strengthen our midfield.

Premier League 2018/19: What bookies make of Manchester United’s chances

It was a case of close but no cigar last season as Jose Mourinho saw his Manchester United side finish second in the Premier League behind neighbours and bitter rivals Manchester City who amassed 100 points, 19 more than the runners-up.

With millions spent trying to close the gap, many followers of English football believe The Special One is drinking in the last chance saloon at Old Trafford. A genuine title challenge and run into the latter stages of the Champions League is needed to secure his long-term future as manager of the 20-time top-tier champions but bookmakers expect a tough year ahead.

The ante-post Premier League betting odds at bet365 have The Red Devils at 7/1, third in the list behind two-in-a-row for The Cityzens at a short 4/7 and the 5/1 available when getting your stake on Liverpool. Surely fans would see a third-place end as a step backwards but it’s doubtful too many punters will be happy to take odds-on about a selection over the course of an entire season.

Let’s look at ways you can back Manchester United this term.

Source: ODDSbible via Twitter

Improved United look value at the price

Both halves of the Manchester divide are expected to strengthen over the summer with cash ready to be spent on bringing in reinforcements. Manchester City were thoroughly impressive last season, as their final points tally confirmed, but United lost seven times against the two of City and you’ve got to expect serious improvement on that front.

Mourinho made his first move in June when spending £47m on Brazilian midfielder Fred who joins from Shakhtar Donetsk and that gives an early sign of the mood in the camp. Bringing in new faces is important but so too is keeping hold of the better players already in the dressing room and Marouane Fellaini signed a new two-year deal. The Belgian divides opinion in the stands but he played an important part in the World Cup and certainly knows how to score in the Premier League.

A good mix of old and new and the 7/1 on United will look on the generous side for punters searching for a season-long interest. A top-four finish, which is surely the least fans and the board will expect in the coming season, is 2/7, while Romelu Lukaku is around the 8/1 mark to top score.

Source: Manchester United via Twitter

Three points expected in week one

Man Utd v Leicester City is one of the standout fixtures from week one of the new season and the locals will be expected to hit the ground running. Season ticket holders will have that match picked as a solid three points but what do the recent stats make of it?

The teams played twice last season with United winning 2-0 at Old Trafford in August thanks to goals from Rashford and Fellaini but they had to settle for a 2-2 draw in the reverse leg four months later. A double from Mata was cancelled out by Vardy and a 90th-minute equaliser from Maguire. Amartey was sent off at the death. The Reds have won their last two home games vs Leicester with plenty to spare and -1 on the handicap again will return 21/20.

Fred, Welcome to Manchester United

Manchester United officially announced the arrival of Fred, the 25 year old Brazilian is joining the midfield brigade of Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera, Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic.

The Boss, Jose Mourinho, claimed that Fred’s creativity will vastly improve United’s midfield.

Welcome to Manchester United, Fred!

Can Manchester United’s English Lions Win The World Cup?

With the FIFA 2018 World Cup progressing into the knockout stages of the competition, the battle to earn global footballing supremacy has intensified. With Germany being knocked out in the group stages, it means that the title of world champions will be passed on come Sunday, July 15.

One of the 16 nations that were successful in progressing out of the group stage was England and with a quartet of Manchester United players amongst their ranks, it is fair to say that fans of the Red Devils will be keeping a close eye on the progress of the Three Lions.

Confidence has undoubtedly been high throughout the England camp after wins over both Tunisia and Panama, and that optimistic mood has been reflected up and down the country as fans have been basking in the summer sun while supporting the national team. 

This belief is now being reflected in England’s odds to win the tournament. A World Cup Betfair market currently has them as fourth favourites, at a price of 8/1 as they look for their first win in the competition since 1966.
 
That mood may have been tempered slightly after defeat to Belgium. In a game which saw both sides make multiple changes, it was a former United starlet who scored the game’s only goal. Adnan Januzaj’s second-half strike proved to be the difference as Roberto Martinez’s men finished top of Group G.

Defeat has halted England’s momentum, but at the same time, it could well prove to be a blessing in disguise as they now have a perceived easier route to the final. After avoiding a potential quarter-final clash with Brazil, manager Gareth Southgate now has to make sure that his young squad take full advantage of the hand that they have been dealt.

If England are to exceed the expectations that were set before the tournament, then they will need the likes of Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford to deliver when it really matters. That said, it has been a competition of contrasting fortunes for the two United attackers.

Lingard was impressive in the first half against Tunisia in England’s opening game but lacked the goal his efforts deserved, something he put right in the 6-1 thrashing of Panama with a sensational strike that put England 3-0 up and all but wrapped up the victory.

Rashford, however, has not quite grabbed his opportunity with both hands. There was no doubting he had a positive influence after coming on a substitute against Tunisia, but when handed a starting berth against Belgium he was guilty of missing two clear-cut chances. 

However the 20-year-old never seems to be phased by playing on the game’s biggest stages and you get the feeling that should the opportunity present itself once more, then next time around, the forward will show just how ruthless he can be in front of goal.

That ruthlessness could well be the difference between England progressing and being sent home, such are the fine margins in a competition such as this. At the same time, both Lingard and Rashford seem to play without fear, something that could well mean that they end up adding international honours to the ones they have already won with Manchester United.

Manchester United Season Review

I know this isn’t really a decent season review, as I am obviously not a football expert, but that isn’t a reason to try to express my thoughts.

So here it goes.

  1. Although overall there are obvious improvements made but we are constantly inconsistent.
  2. Turned out that we’re ok against the top 6 but lost points to newly promoted clubs which is quite obvious there is a mental problem.
  3. Although FA Cup is and always be special, we can only get just 1 trophy, that if we beat Chelsea in the final this weekend.
  4. Our goalkeeper is again the best player of the year for 4 years in a row. Either he is truly a superman, or the rest of the squad are just bang average and not good enough.
  5. Our youngsters, if handle correctly, might rule the English football for years to come. Seriously, we have talents like Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard, Eric Bailly, and Paul Pogba.
  6. The fact that Mourinho constantly choose 30+ year old veterans at wing backs in Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young shows that our youngsters in those positions aren’t good enough. Hope he sort this out soon.
  7. I sincerely hope Fellaini be gone.
  8. We need to buy some decent midfielders.
  9. Manchester United still one, if not the, biggest football club in the world, and will continue to be a major force that able to attract some of the best football talents in the world.

Next season will be fierce. We need to strengthen the squad, apply the right tactics and glue the team together to build a sustainable recognizable force. Mourinho has proven himself time and time again as a very capable manager who can build winning squads. I do believe he’s the right man for the job.

However, judging from past Guardiola’s club career, if I am to place a bet in this website, it’s safe to say that Manchester City will still the main contender for the league champion but Mourinho can cause a lot of upsets.

Hope we’re good enough to win the league. It’s been a while since the last time.

Come on you Reds!

FA Cup Glory An Absolute Must For Jose Mourinho

Source: The Emirates FA Cup via Facebook

Manchester United are into the semi-finals of the FA Cup. The 12-time winners will take on Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium and plenty will be backing the Red Devils to advance to the final on May 19th. Jose Mourinho’s men have failed to inspire confidence in recent weeks but success in England’s oldest club competition would certainly go down well with United supporters.

Just two weeks ago, United crashed out of this season’s Champions League in embarrassing fashion. After a goalless draw in the first leg of their double header with Sevilla, most fans expected Mourinho’s side to finish the job on home soil. Sadly, the Old Trafford crowd went home disappointed as United suffered a 2-1 defeat. On that night, Mourinho got it all wrong but this is the ideal chance to make amends.

The FA Cup was not viewed as a priority at the beginning of the campaign but a 13th victory in this competition is now essential. Mourinho is under pressure in the Old Trafford hot seat and a third trophy in just his second season at the club would silence his critics. Falling short in the pursuit of glory is not acceptable though; United fans are well within their rights to expect success in every competition.

Success creates expectation – and that expectation is high at Old Trafford. Sir Alex Ferguson did incredible things during his tenure and it has all gone pear shaped since his retirement in 2013. The David Moyes experiment was over before it got going and an FA Cup win wasn’t enough to save Louis van Gaal. Silverware is silverware but Mourinho knows that the FA Cup alone isn’t enough for a club of United’s magnitude.

United should be challenging for the Premier League title. On the whole, it has been much better from Mourinho’s side this season – the Red Devils are eight points better off at this stage of the campaign than they were in 2016/17. As for the boring argument? United have scored 12 more league goals through 30 fixtures; Mourinho’s men are still second in the top-flight table remember…

At the time of writing, bet365’s football betting odds have United at 7/4 to win the FA Cup this campaign. It isn’t going to be easy by any means – Spurs have an excellent record at Wembley and are well accustomed to the home of English football after playing there for the 2017/18 season. Cast your minds back to January 31st, Tottenham were by far the better team in a 2-0 victory against United. Mourinho will be wary of a Spurs onslaught.

A second-placed finish and victory in the FA Cup final would constitute a successful season for United; only the anti-Mourinho brigade would disagree. Yes, the Red Devils should be challenging for the Premier League title but Manchester City have been on another level this campaign. Settling for second best this season can be accepted; 2018/19 will be a huge year for Jose Mourinho though.

Crystal Palace 2 – Manchester United 3

Matic’s brilliant winner against Crystal Palace at Fergie time. I can watch this loop over and over again forever.

Well done lads.

FA Cup: Huddersfield Town 0 United 2

Two goals from the Belgian Beast Romelu Lukaku take us through to the quarter final:



We will then face Brighton & Hove Albion at Old Trafford.

Beaten by Spurs 2-0

We played bad and beaten at Wembley 2-0. Spurs scored in just 11 seconds then the rest of the night was just non stop happiness for the home fans.

Hope that was the worst United game under Jose Mourinho.

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