The first substitute to score a goal in the World Cup finals was Mexico's Juan Basaguren against El Salvador in a 4-0 victory in 1970.
The Saudi Arabian royal family banned football in the kingdom until 1951.
On 16 June 1982, the 'El Molinon' stadium in Gijon was the scene of one of the biggest upsets of all time: rank outsiders Algeria, a total newcomer, took the lead against Germany, saw the ever-competitive northern Europeans draw level, and then, instead of collapsing, pulled out some extra resources and finally won 2:1. Belloumi's goal brought the African team a thoroughly deserved win over the double world champions.
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Miguel Bianqueti is born in Ceuta. The central midfielder remained with Barcelona for 15 years, winning the Spanish league championship in both the 1973/74 and 1984/85 seasons.
Francesco Totti strikes his 107 and 108 Serie A goals for Roma, converting him the club's all-time top scorer.
Ronaldinho won his second straight FIFA World Player of the Year award for his stellar play with Brazil and FC Barcelona, beating out England's Frank Lampard and Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o.