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Does history smile at you? The data that gives life to Messi and Argentina in the World Cup

Published:23/11/2022 - 13:01h

Updated:23/11/2022 - 13:01h

Several World Cup precedents leave on the table the possibility of Argentina passing the group stage despite being defeated in their first match against Saudi Arabia

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The very hard defeat of Lionel Messi and Argentinian in his debut mundialista in front of Saudi Arabia has left them in a committed position of face to the following commitments. The sudamericanos will have to concretise two victories to the thread if they do not want to depend on other results, by what the party of the next Saturday 26 November in front of Mexico will be crucial for his aspirations to happen of phase.

This has done that several statistical go out to the step to give hopes to the 'albiceleste' after the prick in the first meeting, since they are very few the probabilities to do with the title after beginning the competition without adding points. In fact, the only similar precedent in the history that endorses the possibilities of Argentina is the World-wide achieved by Spain in South Africa 2010, where also initiated losing (0-1) in front of Switzerland.

However, 'The Red' knew to give him gone back to his situation and achieved his first star in the final in front of the Low Countries with that mythical goal of Andrés Iniesta. Also there are other cases in that the champion of the world did not win his first party, when England equalised (0-0) in front of Uruguay in 1966 and in the tie without goals of Italy in front of Poland in 1982. Both selections finished carrying the championship.

The phase of groups

On the same line but with a scope a lot of minor is the ticket to the following phase. Argentina never has remained deleted in the round of groups after falling in the first party, being the World-wide of 1974 (3-2 in front of Poland), 1982 (0-1 against Belgium) and 1990 (0-1 in front of Cameroon) the proofs of this. In the first two arrived to eighth like seconds of group whereas in the last achieved it like better third.

Nevertheless, in any of these editions of the Glass attained to top champions. Only in 1990 they arrived to the final in front of Federal Germany after leaving on the way to Brazil (0-1), to Yugoslavia (0-0; 3-2 p.) And to Italy (1-1; 4-3 p.). In spite of this, fell by (1-0) in one of the World-wide more suffered by the Argentinian selection.

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