Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Spain is third straight European holder to exit early
by Paul Kennedy, June 18th, 2014 5:58PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  world cup 2014

MOST COMMENTED

[MAKING A LIST: World Cup Defenses]Spain's exit in the group stage of the 2014 World Cup follows the early exits of defending European champions Italy in 2010 and France in 2002 without wins. Just two teams have defended their World Cup title -- Italy in 1938 and Brazil in 1962 -- and two other title holders have reached the final four years later -- Argentina in 1990 and Brazil in 1998.

World Cup Title Defenses:
YEAR CHAMPION FOUR YEARS LATER
1930 Uruguay:did not enter in 1934.
1934 Italy:won in 1938.
1938 Italy: second in group in 1950.
1950 Uruguay:fourth in 1954.
1954 West Germany:fourth in 1958.
1958 Brazil:champion in 1962.
1962 Brazil: third in group in 1966.
1966 England:lost in quarterfinals in 1970.
1970 Brazil:fourth in 1974.
1974 West Germany:third in second-round group 1978.
1978 Argentina: last in second-round group in 1982.
1982 Italy: lost in round of 16 in 1986.
1986 Argentina:runner-up in 1990.
1990 West Germany: lost in quarterfinals in 1994.
1994 Brazil:runner-up in 1998.
1998 France:last in group in 2002.
2002 Brazil:lost in quarterfinals in 2006.
2006 Italy:last in group in 2002.
2010 Spain: eliminated -- lost first two games.

World Cup Finishes:
2 Champion
2 Runner-up
3 Fourth-Place
3 Quarterfinalist
2 Second group stage
1 Round of 16
---------------------------------
5 Eliminated in group stage
--------------------------------
1 Did not defend


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
NWSL: Reign's Fishlock sidelined with fractured tibia    
Jess Fishlock, an NWSL Best XI pick in each of her three seasons with the Seattle ...
MLS Week 9: Weekend schedule    
One of five Saturday afternoon matches features the Montreal Impact, first in the Eastern Conference, against ...
Soccer gets new Vegas pitchman: David Beckham    
A surprise pitchman at Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis' Thursday meeting with Las Vegas government officials ...
MLS Countdown: FC Dallas looks to rebound quickly    
FC Dallas, which plays at the New York Red Bulls in a battle of 2015 conference ...
Alex Morgan flexes her social media muscle    
If U.S. women's national team players want to show off their clout to make their case ...
What They're Saying: Seattle Sounders sports scientist Dave Tenney    
"One of the biggest red flags we have is guys that have kids. Almost across the ...
U.S. U-19 men fall to Slovakia on the way to final    
The Brad Friedel-coached U.S. U-19 men's national team, having already clinched a spot in the Slovakia ...
Video Pick: Dog invades field, kisses player    
The hound who ran onto the field during a Copa Libertadores game seemed especially happy to ...
What They're Saying: Tweet from Argentine club Tigre    
"Carrying the club inside you won't just be a metaphor." -- Tweet from Argentine club Tigre ...
Awards: Club America's Sambueza takes top CCL honor    
Captain Rubens Sambueza, who provided seven assists in nine starts in leading Club America to the ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives