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Top 10 Biggest Upsets in Fifa World Cup History

Nearly 100 year FIFA World Cup history, the FIFA World Cup has seen many surprising results, with some unpopular teams claiming unexpected victories against famous opponents. Last Night a new biggest upsets for all time happened. Yes! it happened last night Soudi Arabia shocked Argentina by 2-1

Here is the list of Top 10 Biggest Upsets in Fifa World Cup History.

01. Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia Qatar 2022

Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia Qatar 2022
Saudi Arabia celebration

How big is the surprise? Argentina started Qatar 2022 as second favorite to lift the trophy to Brazil. The first two Asian teams to enter this competition were also clear losers, with Ecuador beating the hosts and England beating IR Iran 6-2. And with Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martinez and co leading 1-0 it seems more about how much they will win than the result.

What happened after that? One hit miracle? What happened to the character? Only time will tell. It starts on Saturday when Saudi Arabia meets Poland.

02. 2014 Italy 0-1 Costa Rica Brazil

Bryan Ruiz celebrates after scoring the winner against Italy (Getty Images)

The win sent Costa Rica into the second round for the first time since 1990 and meant Group D rivals England were knocked out. Italy still has a lot to do. They should get at least a draw in their last game against Uruguay.

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli said it would take a much better performance from the Azzurri to equalize against Uruguay on June 24.

Costa Rica is considered the underdog in the rankings in a group that includes three former world champions. Contrary to expectations, the Costa Rican team started by beating Uruguay in the first game and then showed that it was no fluke by beating Italy in the second.

03. Senegal Upsets France in Inaugural Match (France 0-1 Senegal, Korea – Japan 2002)

Senegal Upsets France in Inaugural Match
Senegal Upsets France in Inaugural Match

This surprise came in the opening game of the tournament. Even without the injured Zinedine Zidane, defending champions France appear to have a stronger side than the one that won the World Cup on home soil four years ago. Les Bleus also became European champions after winning the continental title in 2000. It was Senegal’s first ever World Cup final appearance.

04. Republic of Korea 2-1 Italy, Korea – Japan 2002

Ahn Jung-hwan celebrates scoring a famous goal past Gigi Buffon. Photograph: Jin Sung-Chul/AP

This round of 16 is the first of six matches for the Republic of Korea. At that time, the Italian squad was peppered with stars from the strongest league in the world.

05. Spain 2-3 Nigeria – 1998 France worldcup

Sunday Oliseh powers home from range against Spain at the 1998 World Cup (IMAGO/Norbert Schmidt)

Nigeria is playing in the World Cup for the second time. Although they made a good impression in their first match, four years earlier when they reached the last 16 they expected no problems against a strong Spanish side like Fernando Hierro, Raul and Luis Enrique.

06. Brazil 1-2 Norway, Fifa France 1998

Norway, Fifa France 1998

Norway’s comeback came in the final game of Group A as Brazil won their opening two games and Norway drew. It was only Scandinavia’s second win in World Cup matches.

07. Argentina 0-1 Cameroon, Fifa Italy 1990

The West Germany team celebrate after the 1990 FIFA World Cup final [David Cannon/Allsport/Getty Images]

While the world expected Diego Maradona and his team-mates to feature in the first leg in Milan, the reigning champions never recovered and fell to either side in only his second World Cup appearance.

08. West Germany 1-2 Algeria, Fifa Spain 1982

Schumacher, Kaltz, Briegel, Rummenigge, Hrubesch, Breitner. Below: Stielike, Littbarski, Dremmler, K. Förster, Magath.

Two-time world champion West Germany is one of the favorites for the tournament. It was the first match in the World Cup for debutants Algeria.

09. England 0-1 USA, Fifa Brazil 1950

Back of the net: USA striker Joe Gartjens scores the only goal as England lost 1-0 in the 1950 World Cup. Gartjens was Haitian just like the current USA striker Jozy Altidore. CREDIT: Photo: AP

England at the time had a great reputation for inventing the game, while the US, despite finishing third in the first World Cup in 1930, had little to no football tradition to speak of.

10. Italy 0-1 Korea – Fifa England 1966

Pak Doo-Ik slotted home the lone goal in the 42nd minute of their titanic upset of Italy in 1966.Associated Press
Pak Doo-Ik slotted home the lone goal in the 42nd minute of their titanic upset of Italy in 1966.Associated Press

Korea is a newcomer to the tournament while Italy is a two-time champion. This shock victory, which was achieved in the final stage of the group game, knocked out Italy.

we don’t know how many more upsets are coming in this fifa worldcup 2022, we will update if any upsets happened at any time of this Qatar Fifa world cup 2022

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