Ghana won the bronze medal at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.
During France 1998, the stadium authorities were astonished to find the Japan fans' seating area cleaner after a game than before. On the final whistle, the supporters had picked up all the rubbish they could find before depositing it in the bins by the exit.
Italy are the only nation to win a World Cup despite failing to win any of their group phase matches. In 1982, the Italians drew their three group matches against Peru, Poland and Cameroon but progressed because they had scored one more goal than Cameroon. They went onto the final, which they won 3-1 against West Germany.
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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.