Soccer/Football Urban Legends History

Here are quick descriptions of each of the previous editions of Hockey Legends Revealed.

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1. ADIDAS stands for “All Day I Dream About Soccer”?

2. William Dean’s nickname “Dixie” came from his dark skin.

3. Stephen Ireland faked a death of a grandmother to get out of his international duties with Team Ireland.

4. Benito Mussolini Threatened the Italian National Team With Death if They Lost the 1938 World Cup?

5. A dog discovered the missing World Cup trophy for the 1966 World Cup.

6. Tens of thousands of prostitutes came to South Africa and Germany for the 2006 and 2010 World Cups

7. Johan Cruyff sat out the 1978 FIFA World Cup as a political protest.

8. British World Cup Fever led to the election of a new Prime Minister in 1966

9. The Queen of England gave a Golden Whistle to a Linesman who made a controversial call in favor of England in the World Cup Final.

10. Pele was paid to tie his shoelaces in the 1970 World Cup.

11. India withdrew from the 1950 World Cup because they were not allowed to play barefoot.

12. FIFA changed the rules of a contest after Diego Maradone was voted Player of the Century

Ta da!

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