Many we remember the presence of exotic selections in final stages of some World: Jamaican reggae boyz 1998, the small Central American islands of Trinidad and Tobago 2006, Tiny Africa Togo also in 2006, one of the most mysterious countries of the world like North Korea 2010, although they already had their share of ownership in 1966 or the world's most populous country, China in Asian World 2002. In Hanged by the Football collect stories 5 national teams that almost nobody remembers who were able to play a World.
Cuba - France 1938
Caribbean Lions have a unique participation in a World Cup finals and succeeded at the third World, which he took place in France and ended up crowning Mussolini's Italy as twice world champion. Unlike the latter FIFA World rankings, the entire American continent was engulfed in the same confederation and FIFA granted only 2 quotas for such huge continent.
One of them was reserved for the two great powers of the continent (Brazil and Argentina) and the other quota had 7 suitors. Six of them refused to take part in the World Cup for various reasons (Colombia, Costa Rica, Surinam, The Savior, Mexico and the United States) being as unique selection the small Caribbean archipelago of Cuba. A Caribbean were played in the second round Romania, ended up going round to beat the Europeans in two games.
The first he ended with a tie 3 in an exciting encounter with extension including, a goal from Juan Tuñas (nicknamed the "Romperredes") in the minute 118 to tie the game, as FIFA still did not include penalties as a way to solve a playoff match played 4 days after. In Toulouse that game was played in Romania went ahead, but in 6 magical minutes (of the 51 al 57) Cubans rallied with goals from Hector Socorro and Carlos Oliveira. With all the accumulated fatigue touched play 3 Antibes days later in front of a power at that time as Sweden, Nordic overwhelmed the Caribbean for sonrojante 8-0.
Indonesia - Francia 1938
Dutch East Indies (so they were called to these islands of Southeast Asia, when they were under the dominion of Holland) They became the first Asian country in a World Cup. FIFA granted a quota for the first time the continent's most populous and only 2 selections they chose him, Japan declined the invitation so the Dutch colony became the Asian champion in the biggest footballing world quote. They did not have much luck in his first game against Hungary goleados fell in Reims for incontestable six to zero when the Magyars selection was far from what was to love the world a decade later.
Israel - Mexico 1970
Hebrew country got its only ticket to a FIFA World Cup after becoming champion of the geographical area Asia / Oceania. They were first in a group that included New Zealand and North Korea (came to dispute the previous World), but the North Koreans declined the invitation, so everything was a duel between Asian and oceanic, giving an overall of 6-0 for Israelis, Anecdotally count that played the 2 parties in Tel Aviv.
The last screen the Hebrews and Australians would play, in an eliminator to Return, Tel Aviv hosts were imposed with a lone goal Spiegel, that would repeat in Sydney to overtake your choice and give the final pass to the World. In the final stage they were locked into a formidable group with Uruguay, Italy and Sweden.
They ended up as colistas the group but managed to get two draws (0-0 against the Azzurri and 1-1 against the Nordic) and a dignified defeat against the sky by 2-0. To highlight the striker born in the Soviet Union Mordechai Spiegler remains that Israel only able to score a World Cup goal.
Haiti - German Federal Republic 1974
He had already warned the tiny Caribbean island in the previous phase of CONCACAF qualifying, succumbing only to El Salvador in the last heat. But in 1973 the magnificent Haitian generation was not going to miss the classification, first got rid of Puerto Rico in a playoff on aggregate 12-0. Then he led a more potent played in the capital Port-au-Prince selections ahead of the group as: Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and Netherlands Antilles, winning their first four games and letting go at the last against the Aztecs.
He highlighted the role of Manno Sanon author 5 many fundamental goals for the World Cup ticket. They lost the 3 group matches, yes to such competitive teams like: Zoff's Italy, Facchetti, Mazzola, Rivera and Riva by 3-1; Tomaszewski de la Polonia, Zmuda of Summer cf. 7-0; and Argentina de Ayala, Fillol or by Kempes 4-1. Again striker Manno Sanon highlight the author of the only two Haitians goals in the World.
Iraq - Mexico 1986
Lions of Mesopotamia attended the second World Championship in Aztec soil after a tough qualifying, where 13 selections hoped to get one ticket at stake for Arab Asian countries. to get started, He commanded a group consisting Qatar, Jordan and Lebanon. Then, I had to overcome two knockout round trip: the first against UAE, they won 2-3 in Dubai but on lap in exile in Saudi Arabia they trailed 0-2 but a miraculous goal Allawi added Khalil put them in the final eliminator.
This faced them Syria, They took a worthy goalless draw in Damascus and turned back into exile beat the Eagles by Qasioun 3-1 to get the passport mundialista. They had bad luck in the draw by touching a group composed of a large Belgium, Mexico and Paraguay host, It is able to play the third place in group (World consisted of 24 equipment and classified 4 of the 6 third parties) against Guarani. They lost the 3 parties by the minimum: 1-0 against the South Americans, 2-1 against the Belgians (with the goal of Ahmed Radhi for history) and again they succumbed by 1-0 against the host.