GOOD HOSTS: b. although the world cup was held Mexico in both 1970 and '86, Mexico has never won a tittle.
FEW AND FAR BETWEEN: On June 29, 1950 Joseph Geatjens scored the only goal in a U.S. win over England. In the 2-1 U.S. win over Colombia on June 22, 1994, U.S. goal by Colombia's Anders Escobar.
THIS WEEK'S MATCHUP: 1. d; 2. a; 3. c; 4. b.
CALL TO ORDER: b. federal republic of Germany (lost world cup final to England in '66, Italy in '82 and Argentina in '86); a. Agrentina (lost to Ureguary in '30 and Germany in '90); c. Sweden (one loss to brazil in '58); d. Uruguay (won both final appearences, against Argentina in '30 and Brazil in '50).