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    In 1978, Hungary were up against France. In the days of many people still having black and white tellies, red v blue meant a colour clash.

    However, both teams arrived in their white change kits, so France had to borrow a green and white striped shirt from local side Atlético Kimberley


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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Leo View Post
    In 1978, Hungary were up against France. In the days of many people still having black and white tellies, red v blue meant a colour clash.

    However, both teams arrived in their white change kits, so France had to borrow a green and white striped shirt from local side Atlético Kimberley
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    Diego Maradona wore Napoli socks against Yugoslavia on 1990 (credit here to the brilliant Museum of Jerseys blog)


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    The World Cup Causes Increased Birth Rates in Host CountriesNine months after Germany hosted the World Cup in 2006 their country’s birthrate increased more than 10 percent.
    A 10 percent increase may not seem like much, but birth rate is something that’s extremely stable. Since 2006, the European Union birthrate has only changed .07%. What’s more, Germany’s birth is one of the lowest in the EU.
    So why did this happen? Well, there are two fundamental reasons:

    1. Beer
    2. The fun nature and excitement of the World Cup. Fun and exciting events tend to make people happier. When women are happy, it releases hormones that make it easier to get pregnant.


    Brazil 2014 - 8% increase
    Germany 2006 - 10% increase
    Japan 2002 - 9% increase
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    Brazil’s $14.5 billion dollar price tag to host in 2014 compared to the cost of the last five tournaments combined of $15.37 billion dollars. Amazingly, Brazil spent almost as much on one tournament as the past five countries spent on the five tournaments. A breakdown of the costs can be seen below.1994 (US) – $30 million
    1998 (France) – $340 million
    2002 (Japan/South Korea) – $5 billion
    2006 (Germany) – $6 billion
    2010 (South Africa) – $4 billion

    Russia's costs are also expected to be about $14billion and some are saying it will be more expensive that Brazil
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Leo View Post
    I'd not seen this story before...in 1930, Bolivia's players wore white shirts with black lettering which spelt out VIVA URUGUAY.

    More here - http://www.whoateallthepies.tv/kits/...trip-1930.html
    No. No they didn't. One of "U"s didn't get in the photo and they spelled out VIVA URUGAY

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    England Manager Gareth Southgate, dislocates his shoulder during a solo 10k run outside the England teams national camp!!

    How???

    Who did he run into??..... the KJB?

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    Not content with scoring important goals it's nice to see that Harry Kane has invented a time machine in the England training camp and has travelled back in time to play double bass for Deacon Blue

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