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    Greatest upsets/shock results in WC history

    I guess New Zealand and their 1-1 draw with Italy would be up there. Also North Korea knocking Italy out of the 1966 WC should deserve a mention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    I guess New Zealand and their 1-1 draw with Italy would be up there. Also North Korea knocking Italy out of the 1966 WC should deserve a mention.
    Radio guy was going on about Reuters article of the top ten WC shock results. Will try find it.
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    Reuters Top 10 World Cup shocks | Reuters

    1: North Korea 1 - Italy 0, 1966

    2: USA 1 - England 0, 1950

    3: Cameroon 1 - Argentina 0, 1990

    4: Senegal 1 - France 0, 2002

    5: West Germany 3 - Hungary 2, 1954

    6: Uruguay 2 - Brazil 1, 1950

    7: Northern Ireland 1 - Spain 0, 1982

    8: Algeria 2 - West Germany 1, 1982

    9: New Zealand 1 - Italy 1, 2010

    10: Ireland 1 - Italy 0, 1994

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99* View Post
    4: Senegal 1 - France 0, 2002
    Loved that one.


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    If only I had been alive to see the first 3 on that list. They sound indescribably funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    You younger than 20?
    No, but I couldnt see/appreciate it because of my age.

    edit: hang on I said alive didn't I? Oopsie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    Loved that one.
    Yeah me too, reminded the arrogant French **** who said we didn't deserve to beat Italy as they're soccer royalty about it actually.

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    Someone said the Italians were pelted with fruit and vegetables at the airport as soon as they got off the plane. Can't really blame the fans on that one.
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    Norway beating Brazil was also a great upset.

    If England goes out in the first round, it would be one of the biggest upsets ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Alex View Post
    Norway beating Brazil was also a great upset.

    If England goes out in the first round, it would be one of the biggest upsets ever.
    Nah, cause we're ****e, TBH.

    Not sure about the republic being there, they'd already beaten (a half-decent) England in a tournament

    Was cool, but not a massive shock IIRR.

    Norn was great though.
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    Yeah and Ireland had actually reached the Quarters at the previous WC

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Yeah and Ireland had actually reached the Quarters at the previous WC

    Yes, they were a very solid outfit for a while really. Did have a liability scouser as a striker, but that shouldn't make it a massive upset.

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    South Korea beating Italy in the second round in 2002 up there for sheer hilarity.

    Bulgaria beating Jerry in 94 brings a warm, tingly feeling too. IIRC yer Bulgars had never won a WC game before the 94 finals.
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