World Cup 2022.. the 10 worst teams ever to appear in the World Cup

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Posted on: Thursday 24 November 2022 – 17:55 | Last update: Thursday 24 November 2022 – 17:55

The World Cup is a festival of football that invites the best of the best from around the world to compete, but there are some teams whose participation is below par.

The British magazine “FourFourTwo” has published a report on the 10 worst teams that have ever appeared in the World Cup tournament.

10- Brazil (1974):

Brazil have abandoned the beautiful football they played in Mexico four years ago and adopted a tougher, more realistic approach to matches. Coach Mario Zagallo appealed to the national team’s stars, Jairzinho and Rivelino, to stop slacking off in the games, but to no avail.

Brazil drew their first two matches with Scotland and Yugoslavia 0-0, before entering the final stage on goal difference after a 3-0 win over Zaire.

Their showdown with the Netherlands was a play-off for the final and the Dutch, with Johan Cruyff and Neeskens at their best, simply outplayed the Brazilians.

9- West Germany (1982):

West Germany were the protagonists of the Gijón scandal, after their infamous match against Austria, and were happy to know that the result saw them through to the second group stage at the expense of Algeria.

Lothar Matthaus and his teammates bombarded the protesting fans with water balloons from their hotel room windows before the West Germans lost 3-1 in the final to Italy, but the stench lingered for years.
8. England (2010):

Fabio Capello’s men entered the knockout stages of the World Cup with the “golden generation” of Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole, but they failed to deliver as expected and drew 1-1 played against America and then a goalless draw against Algeria, before the Three Lions won over Slovenia, the Three Lions qualified for the round of sixteen to clash with Germany, who won 4-1.

7- Uruguay (1986):

Uruguay entered the tournament in the group of death, which includes West Germany, Denmark and Scotland, and coach Omar Boras was criticized by many Uruguayans before the tournament.

Uruguay drew 1-1 with Germany before losing 6-1 to the Danes, then a goalless draw with Scotland, and finally the Argentines saw off their rivals in the Round of 16, to almost everyone’s delight.

6- France (2010):

France exited the 2010 World Cup, held in South Africa, after collecting only one point in the first group, amid the failure of coach Raymond Domenech to effectively manage big talents such as Thierry Henry and William Gallas, in addition to the not good way in which these players behaved, which is the whole experience in the shadow of the battle between the coach and striker Nicolas Anelka.

5- Bolivia (1950):

When the South Americans qualified for the World Cup in Brazil after the first war, they hoped to do better than their predecessors in the first edition in 1930, when they thrashed both Brazil and Yugoslavia 4-0. the group stage was beaten.

However, 20 years later in Belo Horizonte, Los Altiplanicos outdid themselves by scoring eight goals against tournament winners Uruguay – and with Group D containing just those two teams, Bolivia’s World Cup came to an abrupt end after one dismal game. which may not be an order. bad.

4 – Sweden (1990):

With a solid mix of seasoned professionals such as Jonny Ekstrom and Roland Nilsson, and bright young star Thomas Brolin, as well as the signing of new Arsenal signing Anders Limpar, everyone expected Sweden to be the surprise of World Cup 90, but it came home early.

3 – Greece (1994):

A national hero After guiding Greece to their first World Cup final, things quickly fell apart for coach Alkatas Panagoulias. After the tournament had already started, the Greeks could not score in USA ’94.

2- El Salvador (1982):

The country was in trouble and they had the pressure to try and combat it, so the soccer champions of war-torn El Salvador traveled to Spain in search of glory, only to stumble upon Hungary in the World Cup opener, and lose 10-1 , which is even more. Unwanted records in the finals.

After a tactical adjustment and a coaching overhaul, El Salvador regained some pride by fighting to the end against both a frustrated Belgium and Argentina, losing 1-0 and 2-0 respectively.

The 10-1 drubbing of Hungary made the team an international laughingstock, although it was no joke for the players, many of whom were shunned from returning home.

1- Zaire (1974):

The first team from sub-Saharan Africa to play in the World Cup has had a tough time. After riding their luck against Scotland, where they were lucky to concede just two goals in their 2-0 defeat, Zaire succumbed to Yugoslavia and suffered a 9-0 defeat.

After the defeat, the players were summoned by team officials and informed that their performance had so disgusted the country’s leader, the tyrannical President Mobutu, that if they conceded more than three goals to world champions Brazil, they might not be allowed to go home after the competition will not be ended and lost 3-0. An incensed Mobutu insisted that the national team’s performance had “embarrassed the whole continent”.

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