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Tag: Just Fontaine

  • Thursday, March 2nd 2023 - 08:20 UTC

    Single World Cup most prolific scorer Fontaine dies aged 89

    Fontaine was forced to retire through injury at the age of 27

    French football legend Just Fontaine, who scored 13 goals in the 1958 World Cup in Sweden thus drawing attention to personal achievements for the first time, died Wednesday at the age of 89. His record remains unsurpassed to this day.

  • Tuesday, November 17th 2015 - 07:35 UTC

    UEFA confirms the Euro 2016 will remain in France

    “The Euro final draw will go ahead as scheduled and the final tournament will be played in France from 10 June to 10 July 2016”, announced UEFA

    Euro 2016 will remain in France, UEFA has announced. The country’s hosting of the tournament has come under scrutiny since Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, which killed 129 people with many more seriously injured. France’s 1958 World Cup star Just Fontaine was one prominent figure to call on the country to give up hosting rights, claiming: “It is simply too dangerous”.