Some teams jump into football’s grand prix with the title of favourite, based on their history of success and current performance. The rest are underdogs. Far from winning the World Cup, football fans don’t keep those teams in the mood. After a long wait of four years, the football festival is starting again. Fans await the best performance of their favorite team on football’s biggest stage. But plans don’t always work. Smaller groups tend to defeat larger groups.

Nov 18, 2022 | 8:30 AM

TV9 Bangla Digital

TV9 Bangla Digital | Edited By: Tithimala Maji

Nov 18, 2022 | 8:30 AM




South Germany 3-2 Hungary (1954): In 2014, the Germans made a stunning comeback to the FIFA World Cup stage by defeating Argentina.  But at one time, the Germans were regarded as underdogs on the World Cup stage.  In the 1954 World Cup, Switzerland completely overturned West Germany.  Little-known West Germany faced off against mighty Hungary in the final.  Whose attack was Ferenc Puskas, the first superstar of football.  West Germany crashed out to Hungary 8-3 in the group stage.  Hungary led by two goals in the first half of the final.  Despite heavy pressure, the Germans equalized in the second half.  The match progressed 2-2 until the 84th minute.  The Hungarian fans were heartbroken when Helmut Ran scored his second goal.  The comeback of the Germans is known in the history of football "The Miracle of Bern" in the name  (Image: Twitter)

South Germany 3-2 Hungary (1954): In 2014, the Germans made a stunning comeback to the FIFA World Cup stage by defeating Argentina. But at one time, the Germans were regarded as underdogs on the World Cup stage. In the 1954 World Cup, Switzerland completely overturned West Germany. Little-known West Germany faced off against mighty Hungary in the final. Whose attack was Ferenc Puskas, the first superstar of football. West Germany crashed out to Hungary 8-3 in the group stage. Hungary led by two goals in the first half of the final. Despite heavy pressure, the Germans equalized in the second half. The match progressed 2-2 until the 84th minute. The Hungarian fans were heartbroken when Helmut Ran scored his second goal. The Germans’ comeback is known in football history as “The Miracle of Bern”. (Image: Twitter)

Algeria 2-1 South Germany (1982): Two-time world champions West Germany went into the 1982 World Cup with the title of European champion.  In the team Hansi Müller, Wolfgang Drimler, Karl Heinz Rummenigge, Lothar Matthäus are talented footballers.  Algeria shocked the football world by losing that team.  Algeria's Rabab Majder, a team made up of unknown names, gave the Germans their first shock by scoring in the 54th minute of the match.  Even though Rummenigge equalized, Algerian forward Lakhdar Belloumi's goal left Germany with the shame of defeat. (Photo: Twitter)

Algeria 2-1 South Germany (1982): Two-time world champions West Germany went into the 1982 World Cup with the title of European champion. In the team Hansi Müller, Wolfgang Drimler, Karl Heinz Rummenigge, Lothar Matthäus are talented footballers. Algeria shocked the football world by losing that team. Algeria’s Rabab Majder, a team made up of unknown names, gave the Germans their first shock by scoring in the 54th minute of the match. Even though Rummenigge equalized, Algerian forward Lakhdar Belloumi’s goal left Germany with the shame of defeat. (Photo: Twitter)

North Korea 1-0 Italy (1966): North Korea landed in England with the World Cup squad.  That was the biggest surprise.  The English Football Association refused to issue visas to North Koreans.  However, beyond the visa issue, North Korea was waiting for some more surprises.  During the match, Italian midfielder Giacomo Bulgarelli was injured and left the field.  North Korea's Pak Do Ek scored within seven minutes after 10-man Italy was beaten.  North Korea didn't just win that match that day.  Two-time champions Italy were knocked out of the World Cup.  (Image: Twitter)

North Korea 1-0 Italy (1966): North Korea landed in England with the World Cup squad. That was the biggest surprise. The English Football Association refused to issue visas to North Koreans. However, beyond the visa issue, North Korea was waiting for some more surprises. During the match, Italian midfielder Giacomo Bulgarelli was injured and left the field. North Korea’s Pak Do Ek scored within seven minutes after 10-man Italy was beaten. North Korea didn’t just win that match that day. Two-time champions Italy were knocked out of the World Cup. (Image: Twitter)

Cameroon 1-0 Argentina (1990): World Cup winners, one of the most powerful countries in the football world.  Which is led by Diego Maradona, one of the best footballers in the world.  Cameroon is an easy opponent in front of Argentina in the opening match of the World Cup.  It is the first World Cup for the Central African country of Cameroon in the World Cup.  At the San Siro Stadium that day, the mighty Argentina opened the match in style.  The first half of the match was scoreless.  Cameroon gradually regained confidence.  In the middle of the second half, Cameroon put the ball in Argentina's net.  Then the African country kept Maradona until the final whistle.

Cameroon 1-0 Argentina (1990): World Cup winners, one of the most powerful countries in the football world. Which is led by Diego Maradona, one of the best footballers in the world. Cameroon is an easy opponent in front of Argentina in the opening match of the World Cup. It is the first World Cup for the Central African country of Cameroon in the World Cup. At the San Siro Stadium that day, the mighty Argentina opened the match in style. The first half of the match was scoreless. Cameroon gradually regained confidence. In the middle of the second half, Cameroon put the ball in Argentina’s net. Then the African country kept Maradona until the final whistle.

France 0-1 Senegal: A country world champion.  The other is the anointing.  2002 World Cup opening match.  The Senegalese destroyed all the plans of the French.  Pap Bouba Diop's goal in the 30th minute.  After 90 minutes, Senegal found themselves top of the group.  Defending champion France could not handle the shock of defeat in the first match.  They were knocked out in the first round of service.  (Image: Twitter)

France 0-1 Senegal: A country world champion. The other is the anointing. 2002 World Cup opening match. The Senegalese destroyed all the plans of the French. Pap Bouba Diop’s goal in the 30th minute. After 90 minutes, Senegal found themselves top of the group. Defending champion France could not handle the shock of defeat in the first match. They were knocked out in the first round of service. (Image: Twitter)

Germany 7-1 Brazil (2014): Brazil had a great chance to erase the pain of a World Cup final defeat at home to Uruguay in 1950.  Football festival begins in Samba country.  Top of their respective groups are knocked out, then Germany and Brazil are in front of the finals.  Unfortunately, Brazil did not have the team's star forward Neymar Jr. injured in the quarter-finals.  Germany scored the first goal in the 11th minute of the semi-final.  Then there was no looking back.  Four goals between 23 and 29 minutes.  The Germans put the ball in Brazil's net seven times, stopping the whole stadium and the football world.  Brazil's consolation goal at the last minute.  Final score 7-1.  Mineiro's pain still haunts Brazilians.  (Image: Twitter)

Germany 7-1 Brazil (2014): Brazil had a great chance to erase the pain of a World Cup final defeat at home to Uruguay in 1950. Football festival begins in Samba country. Top of their respective groups are knocked out, then Germany and Brazil are in front of the finals. Unfortunately, Brazil did not have the team’s star forward Neymar Jr. injured in the quarter-finals. Germany scored the first goal in the 11th minute of the semi-final. Then there was no looking back. Four goals between 23 and 29 minutes. The Germans put the ball in Brazil’s net seven times, stopping the whole stadium and the football world. Brazil’s consolation goal at the last minute. Final score 7-1. Mineiro’s pain still haunts Brazilians. (Image: Twitter)






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