This isnt mine ..but is worth sharing.. Something for Football fans like me around the world… “People say Football World Cup is about Life And Death; but actually it’s much more than that…” World Cup 1930 Image Courtsey: Allsport Winners: Uruguay Teams: 13 Teams in qualifiers: N/A Notable absentees: Of the major European countries, only France took part Surprises: USA, who finished third Golden Boot: Guillermo Stábile (Argentina) – 8 Stats: A total of 70 goals were scored (3.89 per match); Argentina (18) scored the most Format: One group of four and three groups of three in the qualifying stage, with the top from each group going into the semi-finals Number of matches: 18 World Cup 1934 Image Courtsey: GettyImages Winners: Italy Teams: 16 Teams in qualifiers: 32 Notable absentees: Holders Uruguay, England Surprises: Egypt Golden Boot: Oldrich Nejedlý (Czechoslovakia) – 5 Stats: A total of 70 goals were scored (4.12 per match); Italy (12) scored the most Format: Straight knockout, replays for drawn matches Number of matches: 17 World Cup 1938 Image Courtsey: GettyImages Winners: Italy Teams: 15 Teams in qualifiers: 37 Notable absentees: Argentina, England, Spain, Uruguay Surprises: Dutch East Indies (Indonesia), Cuba Golden Boot: Leônidas (Brazil) – 7 Stats: A total of 84 goals were scored (4.67 per match); Hungary (15) scored the most Format: Straight knockout, replays for drawn matches Number of matches: 18 World Cup 1950 Image Courtsey: Allsport Winners: Uruguay Teams: 13 Teams in qualifiers: 34 Notable absentees: France, Germany, Hungary Surprises: Bolivia Golden Boot: Ademir (Brazil) – 9 Stats: A total of 88 goals were scored (4.00 per match); Brazil (22) scored the most Format: Four groups, with the winners of each progressing to a four-team round-robin final group. 973 more words