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Night_wolf
June 27, 2018, 11:19 AM
WC was extended to 32 teams in 1998..Since then..

1998 champion France was out in 2002 1st round

2006 champion Italy was out in 2010 1st round

2010 champion Spain was out in 2014 1st round

2014 champion Germany is out in 2018 1st round


no European team won the WC in 2002

Roey Haque
June 27, 2018, 08:32 PM
Interesting. It's hard to win it twice in a row anyway. The last team to do it was Brazil when they won 1958 and 1962.

Yankees
July 3, 2018, 06:49 PM
Its true that its very hard to win twice in a row, but the manner in which these teams go out (all in the 1st round) is pretty perplexing. Any theories why this happens?

aklemalp
July 3, 2018, 06:58 PM
Its true that its very hard to win twice in a row, but the manner in which these teams go out (all in the 1st round) is pretty perplexing. Any theories why this happens?

Russia...

NoName
July 3, 2018, 07:49 PM
Russia...

'02, '10 and '14 were not played in Russia