Poland national football team
The Poland national football team represents Poland in association football and is controlled by the Polish Football Association, the governing body for football in Poland. Polands home ground is the Stadion Narodowy in Warsaw and their current head coach is Adam Nawałka, the most renowned Polish team was the one of the mid-1970s that held England to a draw at Wembley Stadium to qualify for the 1974 FIFA World Cup. They defeated Brazil 1–0 to claim third place in the tournament, Poland finished third in the 1982 tournament, beating France 3–2 in the third-place play-off. Poland won the medal in the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, the silver medal in 1976 in Montreal. Their Olympic success was helped by an amateur squad, similar to other nations behind the Iron Curtain. Poland first qualified for the UEFA European Championship in 2008 and they qualified automatically for Euro 2012 by virtue of being joint hosts alongside Ukraine. They finished bottom of their group on both occasions and their first win in the Euros was on 12 June 2016 in a group stage match of Euro 2016 against Northern Ireland.
They went on to reach the quarterfinals, the Polish Football Federation was established on 20 December 1919 in Warsaw. Poland would play its first official match on 18 December 1921 in Budapest. Their first international win would come on 28 May 1922 where they took on Sweden in Stockholm and beat them 2–1. Poland qualified for their first ever World Cup in 1937 when they beat Yugoslavia 4–0, during their debut in the World Cup, Poland would play Brazil in a match which would become one of the most memorable matches in World Cup history. Despite Brazil not being regarded as the top team in the 1930s. Under these circumstances, the Polish team – which had never participated on such a level – was expected to lose the game against the South Americans. Thus, the defeat was not a sensation, all fans were surprised at the style with which the Poles played their lone game of the tournament. The white and reds got to the time, only losing 5–6. Ernest Wilimowski, who played for Ruch Chorzów at the time, scored four of Polands five goals, Poland played what would be their last international match before the outbreak of World War II against Hungary, the runners-up in the 1938 World Cup.
The match stands out as an achievement as Poland defeated the strongly favored Hungarian side 4–2, on 11 June 1946, following the aftermath of World War II, Poland played their first international friendly match, against Norway in Oslo, a 3–1 defeat. The biggest success in the years after the war was the victory against one of Europes best at the time
Uruguay national football team
The Uruguay national football team represents Uruguay in international association football and is controlled by the Uruguayan Football Association, the governing body for football in Uruguay. The current head coach is Óscar Tabárez, the Uruguayan team is commonly referred to as La Celeste. The Uruguayan team recently won the 2011 Copa América and they have won the Copa América 15 times, being the team that has won the tournament on most occasions. The team has won the FIFA World Cup twice, including the first World Cup in 1930 as hosts and they won their second title in 1950, upsetting host Brazil 2–1 in the final match, which received an attendance higher than any football match ever. They have won the Gold Medals in football at the Summer Olympics twice, in 1924 and 1928 recognized by FIFA as World Cup, Uruguay won the 1980 Mundialito, a tournament among former World Cup champions. In total, Uruguay have won 20 official titles, a record for the most international titles held by any country.
Another unique achievement of Uruguay is that it´s the only nation in football to organize multiple major international tournaments in own country. La Celeste won 7 Copa América tournaments,1 World Cup and Mundialito and their success is amplified by the fact that the nation has a very small population of around 3.4 million inhabitants. Uruguay is by far the smallest country in the world to have won a World Cup in terms of population,1.75 million inhabitants in 1930. The second-smallest country, by population, to have won the World Cup is Argentina with a population of nearly 28 million people in 1978, in 1901, Uruguay played against Argentina in their first ever match, a close contest won by Argentina 3–2. Prior to 1916, Uruguay played more than 30 matches, of which all, the inaugural Copa America provided Uruguay with more varied opposition. Victories over Chile and Brazil, along with a tie against Argentina, the following year Uruguay hosted the competition, and retained the title by winning every game.
The 1919 Copa América saw Uruguays first defeat in the tournament, in 1924, the Uruguay team traveled to Paris to become the first South American team to compete in the Olympic Games. In contrast to the style of the European teams of the era, Uruguay played a style based around short passes. In the 1928 Summer Olympics, Uruguay went to Amsterdam to defend their title, FIFA assumed the responsibility of the organization of the Football Games to be played by FIFA rules and the tournaments would be recognized as World Championships. It only happened twice until the creation of its own FIFA World Championship, following the double Olympic triumph, Uruguay was chosen as the host nation for the first World Cup, held in 1930, the centenary of Uruguays first constitution. During the World Cup, Uruguay won all its matches, for the 1938 World Cup, France was chosen as host, contrary to a previous agreement to alternate the championships between South America and Europe, so Uruguay again refused to participate.
Uruguay again won the World Cup in 1950, beating hosts Brazil in one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history, the decisive match was at the Maracanã Stadium in Brazil
Grzegorz Bolesław Lato is a retired Polish footballer and manager. He was the scorer at the 1974 World Cup. He is the only Polish player ever to win the Golden boot at a World Cup, from 2001 to 2005 Lato, as a member of Democratic Left Alliance, was a senator in Poland. On 30 October 2008, he was elected president of Polish Football Association, for Poland, Lato has been capped a record 100 times between 1971 and 1984, he scored 45 goals, which is second-best in national history behind Włodzimierz Lubański. Other than the 1974 World Cup, where he scored seven goals, in the 1974 World Cup, he won the Golden Shoe after scoring 7 goals throughout the tournament. In a difficult Group 4, the Poles made an impression, defeating Argentina by a score of 3–2. Buoyed by that success, Poland posted the second largest win with a 7–0 defeat of Haiti. In the second round, the Stal Mielec-based striker was more instrumental, scoring winning goals against Group B rivals Sweden. He was known as Polands favorite player, while playing for Poland, he helped them win several titles.
Lato officially retired from football in April 1984 after collecting his 104th cap against Belgium. He ended his career with the Reprezentacja Polski w piłce nożnej with 45 goals, Lato won for Poland medals at two Summer Olympics football competitions, a gold medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics and a silver medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics. He earned the distinction as the top goalscorer in 1973. Lato spent most of his career with the club, where he made 272 appearances, Lato had turned down a personal invitation from Pelé to play for the New York Cosmos, and in 1980, he began playing for the Belgian club K. S. C. He had played in Mexico during the 1982–83 season for Atlante F. C. where he amassed 15 goals and he spent some time in Canada, playing for Polonia Hamilton in the mid-1980s in an amateur league in Hamilton, Canada. From 2001 to 2005 Lato, as a member of Democratic Left Alliance, was a senator in Poland, in October 2008 he was elected President of the Polish FA. Lato was not renowned as a crowd pleaser, but rather as a consistent and his uncanny awareness on the playing field was ostensibly what allowed him to achieve great success at the international and club levels.
He could play as a forward
Austrian Football Association
The Austrian Football Association is the governing body of football in Austria. It organises the league, Austrian Bundesliga, the Austrian Cup. It is based in the capital, since 1905, it has been a FIFA member, and since 1954, a UEFA member. Since 7 April 2002, Friedrich Stickler, the director of executive committee of the Austrian lottery, has been the President of the Austrian Football Association, supporting him is its President, Kurt Ehrenberger, Frank Stronach, Dr. Gerhard Kapl, and Dr. Leo Windtner. In 2004, it was announced there are 285,000 players in Austria playing for 2,309 teams in the federation, thus the federation is the largest sporting organisation the country. Football is, perhaps with the exception of skiing, the most popular sport in Austria, Football possesses a large value, and has a rich history and tradition in Austria. In 1894, the First Vienna Football Club, the first football team in Austria, were founded in Vienna, from this nucleus, the Austrian Football Association was established in 1904.
One year after the establishment, Austria became a member of the football federation FIFA. Hugo Meisl was one of the personalities in the early years of the Austrian Football Association, becoming General-Secretary. At the 1936 Summer Olympics, his team won Silver after losing 2-1Italy, meisls team, nicknamed the Wunderteam, remained unbeaten from 12 April 1931 to 23 October 1932 in 14 successive matches. The highlights of this series were the 6-0 and 5-0 victories against Germany, the 1950s saw more achievements with their well-known football greats such as Ernst Ocwirk, Ernst Happel, Gerhard Hanappi and Walter Zeman. The FIFA World Cup 1954 ranks among being most successful in Austrian Football Association history, twenty years after being in 4th place in the FIFA World Cup 1934 held in Italy, Austria returned to the circle of the best teams again. Leo Windtner Austrian Football Association Austria at FIFA site Austria at UEFA site
Peru national football team
The Peru national football team has represented Peru in international football since 1927. Organised by the Peruvian Football Federation, it is one of the 10 members of FIFAs South American Football Confederation, the Peruvian teams performance has been inconsistent, it enjoyed its most successful periods in the 1930s and the 1970s. The team plays most of its matches at the Estadio Nacional in Lima. Peru has won the Copa América twice and qualified for FIFA World Cup finals four times and it has longstanding rivalries with Chile and Ecuador. The team is known for its white shirts adorned with a diagonal red stripe. This basic design has been used continuously since 1936, and gives rise to the teams common Spanish nickname and this team qualified for three World Cups and won the Copa América in 1975. Peru last reached the World Cup finals in 1982, Perus most successful managers, Jack Greenwell and Marcos Calderón, led the national team to its major tournament victories. Football was introduced to Peru in the 19th century by British immigrants, in 1859, members of the capital Limas British community founded the Lima Cricket Club, Perus first organization dedicated to the practice of cricket and football.
These new sports became popular among the local upper-class over the following decades, after the war, Perus coastal society embraced football as a modern innovation. The sport became a daily activity in Lima barrios, encouraged by bosses who wanted it to inspire solidarity. In the adjacent port of Callao and other areas, British civilian workers and sailors played the sport among themselves. Sports rivalries between locals and foreigners arose in Callao, and between elites and workers in Lima, over time, as foreigners departed, this evolved into a rivalry between Callao and Lima. The Peruvian Football League was formed in 1912 and held each year until it broke up in 1921 amid disputes between the member clubs, the Peruvian Football Federation was created the following year and, in 1926, it reorganised the annual league competition. The FPF joined the South American Football Confederation in 1925, the team debuted in the 1927 South American Championship, which the FPF hosted at the Estadio Nacional in Lima.
Perus first match was a 0–4 loss against Uruguay, their second was a 3–2 victory over Bolivia, Peru next took part in the inaugural FIFA World Cup in 1930, but was eliminated in the first stage. The 1930s have been called Peruvian footballs first golden era, during this decade, Peruvians traveled abroad in search of competition that would further develop their football. Starting with Ciclista Lima in 1926, Peruvian clubs toured Latin America, sports historian Richard Witzig described these three as a soccer triumvirate unsurpassed in the world at that time, citing their combined innovation and effectiveness at both ends of the field. Peru and the Rodillo Negro awed crowds at the 1936 Summer Olympics, won the inaugural Bolivarian Games in 1938, subsequent years proved less successful for the team, according to historian David Goldblatt, despite all the apparent preconditions for footballing growth and success, Peruvian football disappeared
Vigo is a city and municipality in the province of Pontevedra, in Galicia, north-west Spain on the Atlantic Ocean. It is the capital of the comarca of Vigo and Vigo metropolitan area, Vigo is the most populous municipality of Galicia, and the 14th in Spain. It is the most populous Spanish municipality that is not the capital of a province, the municipality has an area of 109,06 km² and had a population of 292,817 in 2016. The city has a population of 198,537 in 2016, the city is located in the south-west of Galicia, in the southern part of Vigo Ria, in one of Europes rainiest areas. In the north-east, it borders the municipality of Redondela, in the east Mos, in the south O Porriño and Gondomar, on the other side of the bay are the municipalities of Cangas and Moaña. They are all part of the southern Galician region called Rias Baixas, Vigo is located just north of the border with Portugal and its nearest larger city is Portugals second largest city of Porto. Vigo and its area are one of the main economic agents of the region.
In the Middle Ages, the village of Vigo was part of the territory of Galician speaking neighbouring towns, particularly Tui. However, the number of inhabitants was so small that, Vigo was not considered to be a village until around the 15th century. In the 16th and 17th centuries, the city was attacked several times, in 1585 and 1589, Francis Drake raided the city and temporarily occupied it, leaving many buildings burnt. Several decades a Turkish fleet tried to attack the city, as a result, the walls of the city were built in 1656 in the reign of Philip IV of Spain. At this time, and in spite of the attacks, the city of Vigo developed its earliest commerce, in 1808, the French Army annexed Spain to the Napoleonic Empire, although Vigo remained unconquered until January,1809. Vigo was the first city of Galicia to be freed from French rule in what is now celebrated as the Reconquista on 28 March each year, in 1833 the city of Pontevedra was designated the provincial capital. The city grew rapidly in the 19th and 20th centuries.
This resulted in urban planning changes, making Vigo less structured than other Galician cities as Pontevedra or A Coruña. The urban area of Vigo is built both a hill-fort and a Roman settlement. It is generally accepted that the name Vigo is derived from the Latin word vicus spacorum, the standard pronunciation of Vigo in both Galician and Spanish is. The plant was in the city seal and one descendant of that tree is still alive in Vigo city centre
Seating capacity is the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, in terms of both the physical space available, and limitations set by law. Seating capacity can be used in the description of anything ranging from an automobile that seats two to a stadium that seats hundreds of thousands of people. The International Fire Code, portions of which have adopted by many jurisdictions, is directed more towards the use of a facility than the construction. It specifies, For areas having fixed seating without dividing arms and it requires that every public venue submit a detailed site plan to the local fire code official, including details of the means of egress, seating capacity, arrangement of the seating. Once safety considerations have been satisfied, determinations of seating capacity turn on the size of the venue. For sports venues, the decision on maximum seating capacity is determined by several factors, chief among these are the primary sports program and the size of the market area.
Seating capacity of venues plays a role in what media they are able to provide, in contracting to permit performers to use a theatre or other performing space, the seating capacity of the performance facility must be disclosed. Seating capacity may influence the kind of contract to be used, the seating capacity must be disclosed to the copyright owner in seeking a license for the copyrighted work to be performed in that venue. Venues that may be leased for private functions such as ballrooms and auditoriums generally advertise their seating capacity, seating capacity is an important consideration in the construction and use of sports venues such as stadiums and arenas. The seating capacity for restaurants is reported as covers, a restaurant that can seat 99 is said to have 99 covers, seating capacity differs from total capacity, which describes the total number of people who can fit in a venue or in a vehicle either sitting or standing. Use of the term public capacity indicates that a venue is allowed to more people than it can actually seat.
Again, the total number of people can refer to either the physical space available or limitations set by law
1982 FIFA World Cup
The 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 12th FIFA World Cup, was held in Spain from 13 June to 11 July 1982. The tournament was won by Italy, after defeating West Germany 3–1 in the final in the Spanish capital of Madrid and it was Italys third World Cup win and first since 1938. The holders Argentina were eliminated in the group round. Algeria, Honduras and New Zealand made their first appearances in the finals, in the first round of Group 3, Hungary defeated El Salvador 10–1, equalling the largest margin of victory ever recorded in the finals. Spain was chosen as the host nation by FIFA in London, hosting rights for the 1974 and 1978 tournaments were awarded at the same time. West Germany agreed a deal with Spain by which Spain would support West Germany for the 1974 tournament, for the first time, the World Cup finals expanded from 16 to 24 teams. This allowed more teams to participate, especially from Africa and Asia, teams absent from the finals were 1974 and 1978 runners-up Netherlands and the three times 1970s participants Sweden.
Northern Ireland qualified for the first time since 1958, Czechoslovakia, El Salvador and the Soviet Union were back in the Finals after a 12-year absence. Yugoslavia were back after having missed the 1978 tournament, Cameroon, Honduras and New Zealand all participated in the World Cup for the first time. As of 2014, this was the last time that El Salvador, there was some consideration given as to whether England, Northern Ireland and Scotland should withdraw from the tournament due to the Falklands War between Argentina and the United Kingdom. A directive issued by the British sports minister Neil Macfarlane in April, at the start of the conflict and this directive was not rescinded until August, following the end of hostilities. Macfarlane reported to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher that some players and officials were uneasy about participating due to the casualties being suffered by British forces, FIFA advised the British Government that there was no prospect of Argentina being asked to withdraw.
It became apparent that no other countries would withdraw from the tournament, the 1982 competition used a unique format. The first round was a group stage containing six groups of four teams each. Two points were awarded for a win and one for a draw, the top two teams in each group advanced. In the second round, the remaining teams were split into four groups of three teams each, with the winner of each group progressing to the knockout semi-final stage. The composition of the groups in the round was predetermined before the start of the tournament. In the aggregate, Groups A and B were to one team from each of Groups 1 through 6
Royal Belgian Football Association
The Royal Belgian Football Association is the governing body of football and futsal in Belgium. It is a member of the international federations FIFA and UEFA. The association is based in Brussels, not far from the King Baudouin Stadium, as of 2015, it is presided over by chairman François De Keersmaecker. The Royal Belgian Football Association organizes the Belgium mens, the two federations dissolved the joint league and reestablished their own top-level womens leagues. In 1992, the FIFA awarded the Belgian Football Association the FIFA Fair Play Award and this is a home for street children in the industrial Mexican city Toluca, to which the football players donated part of their tournament bonuses. During 25 years, the RBFA stayed committed with this project and helped 500 children to meals, National Centre After organizing UEFA Euro 2000 together with the Dutch association, both federations decided to reinvest the reported profit of €10 million each in the development of youth players. The KBVB decided to invest half of the €10 million in building of a National Centre for football in Tubize, the first stone of the building, was not laid before 8 April 2005.
The Geel – Namur promotion incident At the end of 2006–07 season, the club did not receive its license and could not access to the second division, allowing Namur to be promoted. Geel eventually gained its license in appeal in front of the License Appeal Commission, the tribunal of Namur cancelled the decision to grant the license to Geel, but did not allow Namur to play the second division. The Football Association subsequently announced that clubs would play the third division in 2008–09. Both clubs asked for a judgement, respectively in front of the courts of Namur. On 7 September 2007, the court of Namur suspended the second, the Geel incident At the end of the 2005–06 season, a case of corruption during the 2004–05 season involving players of the club of Geel came to light. Geel subsequently went to court of Brussels and the justice allowed Geel to play the final round, official website Belgium at FIFA site Belgium at UEFA site