Chaquetas was the first player in World Cup history to score a penalty goal, against Argentina in 1930, and he was also the youngest player to score in the finals. He was only 17 years and 319 days old when he scored the goal.
Argentina was awarded a penalty kick after an altercation between two of its players on the field led to a red card for the offending player. The match was played on July 7, 1930, in the Estadio Centenario in Buenos Aires, and Chaquetas scored the penalty kick himself.
He was born on January 4, 1907, and his career lasted until 1933. After retiring from playing football, he went on to become one of the most respected coaches in Argentinian football. He died at the age of 36 in Buenos Aires.
¿Quién fue el jugador más joven que ha ganado un partido del Mundial? Chaquetas fue el primer jugador en la historia del Mundial de Fútbol que anota un gol desde un penal, el 7-7-30 en la final estáuido en los Estadios Centenario de Buenos Aires. Anotó su penalti personalmenty.
Oleg Salenko of Russia became the first player in World Cup finals history to score five goals in a single game when his nation defeated Cameroon 6-1 in the group stage. In the same game, Cameroon's sole goal came from 42-year-old Roger Milla, who became the oldest player to score in a World Cup tournament.
Salenko scored five times in six matches during Russia's route to the quarterfinals. The last time someone has done that is modern era (1994-present). Brazilian legend Pele is the all-time leader with 52 goals. He also won the competition three times.
An international tournament held once every four years, the World Cup features the best football teams in the world. It is contested by 32 countries, with France hosting the event this summer. The final will be on July 15 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis.
World Cup winners include players from seven different countries. Brazil has won the most titles with nine out of 16 championships. Germany is second with two wins. Argentina and Italy have each won once.
The oldest player on a World Cup team is American Bart Starr, who was 40 years and 279 days old when he participated in 1970. He had eight caps with the U.S. national team before retiring due to injury. His final match was a 1-0 win over England in the opening round of that year's tournament.
Marcos Coll, who beat Soviet Union goalie Lev Yashin in a 4-4 tie in 1962, scored Colombia's sole "Olympic goal" (a goal scored immediately from a corner kick). The goal is commemorated with a bronze statue outside of Rio's Olympic Stadium.
Colombia, which had not won a single match before that game, defeated the heavily favored Soviet Union, 3-2. The victory earned them a spot in the final match against England, who had already secured their spot by winning their first two games. Carlos Valdez and Juan Manuel Santos both scored twice in the match to make it possible for Colombia to advance to the final.
In the final, they were once again pitted against USSR. This time, however, the Soviets were determined to win - they went for all out attack throughout the game and they succeeded as they won 1-0. That result made Russia champions for the first time ever.
The only goal of the game was scored by Marcos Coll from a Soviet penalty corner. It is regarded as one of the best goals ever scored at the Olympics.
After the game, Colomia's players rushed onto the field to celebrate with their fans.
Oleg Salenko of Russia has scored the most goals in a World Cup match, with five. He did this twice: once in 1978 when he helped Soviet Union win their first World Cup title, and again in 1994 when his team won it again.
A goalkeeper is the last line of defense for a soccer team, so they play an important role in every game. During World Cups years ago, teams rarely used two keepers, so there was only one chance to score against any given team. Today, many countries use two keepers, which means that they can hold out the ball and wait for reinforcements if one of them gets injured. Teams also use them as subs if one of their players gets tired or needs to be replaced.
Keepers are crucial to the success of a soccer team, so it's no surprise that they're usually very talented individuals. Some keepers have even been praised for their skill after saving shots at such a high speed that they became visible in slow motion on television. One of the best known keepers in history is Peter Schmeichel, who played for Denmark and Manchester United. He went undefeated in 114 appearances in all competitions during his career, including 51 matches in a row between 1991 and 1997.