Saudi Arabia produced one of many best World Cup upsets in historical past on Tuesday, gorgeous South American giants Argentina in a 2-1 group stage victory in Doha. Here is a glance at 5 different well-known upsets in World Cup historical past.
1950 – USA 1 England 0
England arrived in Brazil as one of many match favourites after electing to play within the World Cup for the primary time. However England’s standing as one in every of soccer’s superpowers was destroyed by a rag-tag band of gamers representing america, Joe Gaetjens scoring the successful aim that sealed victory in Belo Horizonte.
1966 – North Korea 1 Italy 0
Pak Doo-Ik wrote his title into World Cup folklore with the aim that shocked a strong Italy group and despatched the Azzurri crashing out of the match. The Italian squad returned to Rome to be pelted with tomatoes by disgruntled followers. North Korea’s run ended within the quarter-finals with a 5-3 defeat to a Eusebio-inspired Portugal.
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1982 – Algeria 2 West Germany 1
Algeria arrived on the World Cup finals in Spain as rank outsiders, the north African aspect taking part in in its first ever World Cup. However targets from Rabah Madjer and Lakhdar Belloumi both aspect of a Karl-Heinz Rummenigge aim secured a well-known victory. Algeria’s match would finish in heartbreak nevertheless with the notorious “Shame of Gijon”, when West Germany beat Austria 1-0 in a mutually helpful outcome that despatched each groups via to the second spherical.
1990 – Cameroon 1 Argentina 0
Argentina started the finals in Italy as defending champions after their Diego Maradona-inspired victory on the 1986 match in Mexico. However not even Maradona was capable of stop Cameroon’s ‘Indomitable Lions’ from pulling off an enormous upset with Francois Omam-Biyik scoring the winner on the San Siro in Milan. Cameroon, who completed the sport with 9 males, would go on to achieve the quarter-finals.
2002 – Senegal 1 France 0
The 1998 World Cup champions and Euro 2000 winners France have been anticipated to as soon as once more make a deep run on the World Cup in South Korea and Japan. However Senegal, taking part in of their first World Cup, derailed French hopes with Papa Bouba Diop scoring the one aim in one other tournament-opening upset. France would go on to be eradicated within the first spherical.
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