Kathmandu. There are many surprising leads to the FIFA World Cup, which has a historical past of virtually 100 years. In which weak groups have additionally produced surprising outcomes towards massive groups. Argentina and France have a historical past of dropping within the first sport as former winners.
Cameroon, Senegal, America, Norway and Costa Rica are the well-known large killers of the World Cup. FIFA, the very best physique of World Cup soccer, has listed the surprising outcomes seen within the World Cup soccer thus far.
France 0–1 Senegal (Korea Japan 2002)
This surprising end result got here within the first match. Senegal, who’re taking part in within the World Cup for the primary time, beat former champions France 1-0 within the first match. France, who additionally received the 2000 European Cup, reached the World Cup as a contender. But France was shocked within the first sport.
Papa Bouba Diop scored the decisive purpose to present Senegal a fantastic victory. Then he turned a nationwide hero. But he died in 2020. Aliou Cisse, who performed within the World Cup with Diop, is at the moment the coach of Senegal in Qatar.
After 2002, Senegal certified for the World Cup in Russia in 2018. Where France turned the champion for the second time.
Argentina 0–1 Cameroon (Italy 1990)
Four years in the past in 1986, Diego Maradona made Argentina the champion in a single efficiency. Even in 1990, the entire world anticipated the identical from Maradona. But within the first sport, the previous winner Argentina was shocked 1-0 towards Cameroon. Francois Omam Biyek scored the profitable purpose for Cameroon.
The Cameroon group, generally known as ‘The Indomitable’ Lions, reached the quarter-finals by turning into the winners, however have been eradicated after dropping to England. Although Argentina misplaced the primary sport, they got here again and reached the ultimate. But they misplaced to West Germany and completed as runners-up.
Italy 0-1 Costa Rica (Brazil 2014)
At the 2014 World Cup, Costa Rica have been in the identical group as three former winners. Costa Rica was seen as an adventurous staff. But Costa Rica shocked the four-time champion Italy.
Brian Ruiz scored the decisive purpose to present Costa Rica a win, however goalkeeper Keylor Navas did a fantastic job. Nava went to Real Madrid after the World Cup.
England 0–1 USA (Brazil 1950)
England, thought-about the mom of soccer, was an excellent staff at the moment. America was a weaker staff in comparison with England. But the USA beat England 1-0. Forward Joey Gaetzen scored to present the USA the win.
But each groups couldn’t advance from the group stage.
Italy 0-1 North Korea (England 1996)
North Korea was collaborating within the World Cup for the primary time, whereas Italy was a two-time champion. But within the final match of the group, North Korea acquired an surprising end result towards Italy. As a end result, Italy was eradicated from the group stage. Pak Du Eek scored the decisive purpose for North Korea.
North Korea, who reached the quarterfinals, got here shut to a different surprising end result. But regardless of taking a 3-0 lead towards Portugal, they may not put it aside and have been defeated 5-3. Since then, North Korea has certified for the World Cup solely as soon as. In 2010, North Korea misplaced all three group video games and went out.
West Germany 1–2 Algeria (Spain 1982)
Two-time champions West Germany have been among the many title contenders. On the opposite hand, Algeria was taking part in its debut World Cup.
But Algeria acquired a sensational end result by beating West Germany 2-1 of their first match. Rabah Majder and Lakhdar Belloumi scored to win Algeria. Jader then turned a star in European soccer. He scored a purpose towards Bayern Munich within the 1987 European Cup remaining whereas taking part in for Porto.
In the subsequent match within the World Cup, though they misplaced to Austria, Algeria received their second sport by defeating Chile. But the purpose difference was not sufficient to succeed in the knockout stage. Algeria, who’ve performed within the World Cup 3 times since 1982, reached the final 16 in 2014.
South Korea 2-1 Italy (Korea/Japan 2002)
South Korea reached the final 16 for the primary time within the World Cup, which is being performed at residence. The Italian staff had star gamers and had turn into champions 3 times.
Korea, who turned the group winner by remaining undefeated of their group, shocked Italy 2-1 within the final 16.
Sol Ki Haeon and Ah Jung Hwan scored for Korea. Hawan scored a purpose in additional time to beat Kawaria. Christian Vieri took the lead for Italy within the 18th minute however couldn’t put it aside.
In the quarter-finals, Kavaria defeated Spain in a penalty shoot-out and reached the semi-finals. But Korea was fourth within the World Cup after dropping 1-0 to Germany.
Korea additionally defeated Germany within the group stage on the World Cup in Russia in 2018.
Brazil 1–2 Norway (France 1998)
Former champions Brazil have been defeated by Norway within the final match of the group. Being one purpose behind, Norway made a comeback and received.
Norway, which reached the final 16 behind Brazil, was defeated by Italy. Brazil reached the ultimate however misplaced to France and have become runners-up. Tor Andre Flo and Andre Reykdal scored objectives to present Norway a fantastic victory.
Norway, which has performed within the World Cup 3 times, has not certified for the World Cup since 1998.
East Germany 1–0 West Germany (Germany 1974)
At that point, Germany was divided into two elements. East Germany made their World Cup debut on this version. West Germany was aiming to turn into champions for the second time at residence.
But these two met within the group stage. In which East Germany shocked West Germany 1-0. Jürgen Sparwasser scored the decisive purpose in that match.
Both Germany handed the group stage and reached the second spherical. While East Germany was eradicated, West Germany reached the ultimate and have become the champion after defeating the Netherlands.
After that, East Germany did not qualify for the World Cup, and after the reunification of Germany in 1990, the World Cup started to be performed below the identify of Germany from 1994.
Spain 2–3 Nigeria (France 1998)
Nigeria was taking part in in its second World Cup. Nigeria left an excellent impression once they performed the World Cup for the primary time in 1994.
Spain, which has gamers like Fernando Hierro, Raul and Luis Enrique, was thought-about the favorite. But Nigeria beat Spain 3-2. Mutiu Adepuge, Sunday Ogochugwu Oliseh scored for Nigeria, whereas Zubizareta of Spain scored an personal purpose. Although Hierro and Raul scored for Spain, it was not sufficient to win.
After defeating Spain, Nigeria additionally defeated Bulgaria however misplaced to Paraguay however reached the knockout stage as group winners. After drawing with Paraguay and profitable over Bulgaria, Spain was eradicated from the group stage.
But Nigeria went out within the final 16 after dropping 4-1 to Denmark.
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The twenty second version of the World Cup is at the moment underway in Qatar. But even earlier than the primary spherical of the sport has been accomplished, some surprising outcomes have come. Two former champions, Argentina and Germany, have been defeated of their first match.
Argentina 1–2 Saudi Arabia (Qatar 2022)
Argentina, which is among the contenders for the title, couldn’t save even after taking the lead. Hardly anybody thought that Argentina could be defeated. Argentina took the lead within the first half with the purpose of captain Lionel Messi.
But within the second half, Saudi Arabia shocked Argentina with an excellent comeback. This was Saudi’s first victory over Argentina. Saleh Al Shehri and Salem Al Dawsari scored for Saudi.
Along with these two groups, there are additionally Poland and Mexico within the group. Now the destiny of Argentina and Saudi can be decided by the remainder of the sport.
Germany 1–2 Japan (Qatar 2022)
The day after Argentina’s defeat, four-time champions Germany misplaced to a different Asian nation, Japan, with the identical end result. Until now, when a complete of 13 nations, including 8 champions and 5 finalists, performed within the World Cup finals, Japan had by no means overwhelmed anybody earlier than.
But Japan, identified by the nickname of Samurai Blue, scored two objectives within the final quarter-hour to get a 2-1 comeback victory over Germany. After the victory of Saudi and Japan, the arrogance of small nations has additionally elevated.