With the FIFA World Cup group stage coming to an finish with the Group G video games, Qatar 2022 has captured the eye of all for its unpredictable nature, with many illustrious groups stumbling early.
That is the primary time since 1994 that there are not any groups with all-win data.
Brazil had the final probability among the many 32 groups to interrupt the development, however misplaced to Cameroon 1-0 in its final group recreation.
That is additionally solely the fourth time it has occurred within the historical past of the match, with the opposite years being 1994, 1962 and 1958. Curiously, in the entire aforementioned years, Brazil went on to win the match.
This statistic throws gentle onto the uneven nature of the competitors, with four-time champion Germany and 2010 winner Spain shedding to Japan, and two-time winner Argentina stumbling to Saudi Arabia. Belgium, which completed third in 2018, misplaced to Morocco and went out within the group stage, together with the Germans.
Qatar 2022 additionally witnessed the least variety of groups rising out of the group stage unbeaten, since 1994. This yr, solely Netherlands, USA, England, Croatia and Morocco haven’t misplaced a recreation within the group stage, whereas in 1994 there have been solely 4 groups who had achieved the feat.
The file for many groups remaining unbeaten after the group stage belongs to the 1998 and 2002 editions when 12 groups did so.
The one time each group in a FIFA World Cup had a workforce with an all-win file was within the first World Cup in 1930, when there have been 4 such groups in every of the teams.