This made Spain the very first and still the only world champion to lose its opening video game at the competition in question. These are not excellent news for Argentina and Germany, which at the 2022 World Cup increased the title more or less aggressively, but rather have to fear the early on after their 1: 2 beats to begin versus Saudi Arabia or Japan.

It was the last video game on the first World Cup match day, and all of a sudden the huge top favorite was already with his back to the wall: Spain, as a ruling European champion with a premium squad to South Africa, was totally unanticipated in Durban on June 16, 2010, in Durban 0: 1. Nelson Fernandes, who was later to appear in the Bundesliga for Freiburg and Frankfurt, scored decisively in the 52nd minute.

The sheet needs to still turn radically for both teams: Spain followed the false start of six victories and was not just a group winner, but a little later also world champion (1: 0 n. V. versus the Netherlands)- throughout the Ottoman Withheld trained Swiss with a 0: 1 against Chile and a 0-0 versus Honduras really failed in the group.

Italy won the very first three games-and became world champion

All other world champions won at the start. Germany, for instance, started a 4-1 win over Turkey in 1954, in 1974 with a 1-0 versus Chile, 1990 with a 4-1 win over Yugoslavia and in 2014 with a 4-0 against Portugal.

In addition to Spain in 2010, there are just 2 other world champs who had not won their first appearance at the time. England had the house tournament in 1966, which was supposed to end with the last accomplishment over Germany (4: 2 n. V.) in Wembley so intoxicated, in a mean 0-0 versus Uruguay.

Italy likewise started in 1982 with a goalless draw versus Poland-only to penetrate into the final and dominate Germany 3-1 there. The unique thing: Italy had likewise not won the remaining group video games (1: 1 against Peru, 1: 1 against Cameroon), however about the more scores compared to the tuned camera (2: 2 vs. 1: 1 objectives) in the intermediate round saved.