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Least successful teams in final stages of world cup

-------------------------------------------------------- Fin P W D L F A 1 Bulgaria 5 16 0 6 10 11 35 2 S Korea 3 8 0 1 7 5 29 3 El Salvador 2 6 0 0 6 1 22 4 Ireland 1 5 0 4 1 2 3 5 Egypt 2 4 0 2 2 3 6 6 UAE 1 3 0 0 3 2 11 7 NZ 1 3 0 0 3 2 12 8 Haiti 1 3 0 0 3 2 14 9 Zaire 1 3 0 0 3 0 14 10 Bolivia 2 3 0 0 3 0 16 --------------------------------------------------------

Stamps Sporting Statistics

MOST POPULAR COARSE

FISHING BAITS

1 Maggots

2 Casters (maggot chrysalises)

3 Bread flake

4 Earthworms

5 Sweetcorn

BOXERS WHO HAVE FOUGHT MOST

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS

-------------------------------------------------------- 1 Emile Griffith (US) 339 2 Abe Atell (US) 337 3 Hilario Zapata (Pan) 303 4 Sugar Ray Robinson (US) 288 5 Muhammad Ali (US) 270 6= Eusebio Pedroza (Pan) 266 Miguel Canto (Mex) 266 8 Manuel Ortiz (US) 260 9 Tony Canzoneri (US) 259 10 Larry Holmes (US) 254 -------------------------------------------------------- 'The Ring' magazine --------------------------------------------------------

LARGEST BRITISH ICE-HOCKEY

LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION RINKS

-------------------------------------------------------- 1 Fife Flyers 19,404 sq ft 2 Murrayfield Racers 19,400 3= Basingstoke Beavers 19,306 Bracknell Bees 19,306 Humberside Hawks 19,306 Sheffield Steelers 19,306 7 Nottingham Panthers 15,725 8= Cardiff Devils 15,640 Peterborough Pirates 15,640 10 Whitley Bay Warriors 15,060 --------------------------------------------------------

ANNIVERSARIES

Today Birth of the high-jumper Dick Fosbury, inventor of the eponymous flop (1947).

Monday Births of Viv Richards (1952); and Ivan Lendl (1960).

Tuesday Birth of David Wilkie (1955).

Wednesday Birth of ex-England rugby union captain Bill Beaumont (1952).

Thursday David O'Leary played his 700th game for Arsenal (1992).

Friday Birth of land and sea speedster Malcolm Campbell (1885).

Saturday Test cricket played in South Africa for the first time, v England (1889).

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