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6 Occasions when FIFA World Cup Title Holders lost opening match

Germany has become 5th team after Spain, France, Argentina and Italy to lose opening match of FIFA World Cup being title defending champion of the year. Mexico defeated Germany by 1-0 in the Group match of 2018 world cup played at Luzhniki stadium Russia.

Team Germany came into this 21st edition of FIFA world cup after winning 2014 world cup by defeating Argentina. But in 2018 World Cup, Germany entered as the favorites and were expected to win the game. But Mexico upset them to register victory.

Mexico upset Germany in 2018 FIFA world cup opening game

Mexico upset Germany in 2018 FIFA world cup opening game

This is not the only occasion when a title defending champion lost their first game of a FIFA World Cup. Have a look at the six occasions when a title defender lost.

2018 World Cup: Germany lost to Mexico 0-1

Mexico beat Germany in 2018 world cup group match

Mexico beat Germany in 2018 world cup group match

2014 World Cup: Spain lost to Netherlands 1-5

Spain lost 2014 world cup opening match against Netherlands

Spain lost 2014 world cup opening match against Netherlands

2002 World Cup: France lost to Senegal 0-1

Senegal beat France in 2002 world cup first match

Senegal beat France in 2002 world cup first match

1990 World Cup: Argentina lost to Cameroon 0-1

Cameroon beat Argentina in 1990 FIFA world cup group match

Cameroon beat Argentina in 1990 FIFA world cup group match

1982 World Cup: Argentina lost to Belgium 0-1

Belgium beat Argentina at 1982 FIFA world cup opening group match

Belgium beat Argentina at 1982 FIFA world cup opening group match

1950 World Cup: Italy lost to Sweden 2-3

Italy lost to Sweden in 1950 world cup opening game

Italy lost to Sweden in 1950 world cup opening game

Which upset do you think was mother of upsets? Share your views in the comment area.

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  1. It’s hard to talk about winning. Of the football team because of the uncertainty with the ball

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