2018 FIFA WC: FIFA.com digs up 'serial final scorers' in WC tournaments

Moscow, Russia (PANA) - With the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia just 4 days away, the website of world football governing body, FIFA.com, has continued to dig up interesting statistics from the history of the tournament.

On Sunday, it reported that while 56 players have featured in two FIFA World Cup Finals, only four of them have scored in both.

It identified the first pair to achieve this feat as Vava and Pele, who both found the target twice in Brazil’s 5-2 win over hosts Sweden in 1958. Vava scored four years later at the 1962 tournament en route to a 3-1 victory over Czechoslovakia, while Pele – who missed the 1962 Final due to injury – netted a header to open the scoring in A Seleção’s 4-1 win over Italy in 1970.

The next double goalscorer, FIFA.com said, was Paul Breitner, who converted a penalty in West Germany’s 2-1 triumph over the Netherlands in the 1974 final before scoring a late consolation goal in a 3-1 defeat by Italy eight years later.

Completing this illustrious quartet is Zinedine Zidane, who contributed two headers to France’s 3-0 win over Brazil in 1998 and scored from the spot early in the 2006 Final against Italy before Les Bleus lost the match on penalties.
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10 june 2018 12:42:53

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