There are defeats that enter history by right. Not for a round result, nor for a memorable goal. Simply because… no one could have ever imagined them. The sensational knockout of Argentina on his debut in Qatar is the latest example. Who on the eve of these World Cup could have ever thought that theSaudi Arabia could he bend, moreover in comeback, his majesty Messi and his companions? Yet the history of the World Cup is full of surprises of this kind and have already involved the Select: that of Maradona to be precise, who as reigning champion lost at the debut of the Magical Nights of Italy ’90 against Cameroon, then reaching the final.
THE PAINS OF ITALY AND GERMANY – Argentina but not only, other national teams still have many wounds that have not fully healed. L’Italy for example, it has at least three to irreparably tarnish its curriculum: none beats defeat with the North Korea of ’66, the famous ‘defeat of the Ridolini‘, but also those with theIreland to USA ’94 e Costa Rica in 2014 (the last World Cup played by the Azzurri) they are not joking. Also there Germany it has its pains, from the unicum intestine East West in ’74 atAlgeria debut in Spain ’82 until the last shame, the elimination against South Korea in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Perhaps Messi and his teammates will be able to leave the disappointment behind and bring home satisfaction in these World Cups, Saudi Arabia will surely enjoy a result that will go down in history regardless of how it goes in Qatar.
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