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How many times has the National Team lost in the debut of a World Cup?

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That day, however, those led by Carlos Salvador Bilardo they could not overcome the defensive rudeness of the Africans and surprisingly fell with a goal Francois Oman-Biyik in the complement, after an oversight of the defense.

The record of defeats in the World Cup debuts for the Argentine national team started on Italy 1934, when they fell 3-2 against Sweden. In this edition, there was no group stage and they began their journey from the round of 16.

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After 24 years of absence (three did not qualify and two were suspended due to World War II), he returned to the World Cup in sweden 1958but the debut was also bitter: 3 to 1 against West Germany.

The next fall occurred in the edition prior to the first title obtained at home in 1978. In the 1974 World Cup, played in West GermanyArgentina stumbled upon Polandwhich defeated it 3-2. The national team was led by Vladislao Cap and that day footballers of the stature of Roberto Perfumo, Mario Alberto Kempes, Enrique Wolff and Carlos Babingtonamong others.

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Later, the Argentine National Team lost in the debut of the World Cup in Spain 1982a Cup to which the national team arrived as the last champion and one of the favourites.

With a squad surrounded by stars and led by an already established Kempes and the rising figure of Maradona, the group that was trained by Cesar Luis Menotti, could not with Belgium and lost by 1 to 0. .

How Argentina finished in the World Cups in which they lost in their debut:

  • Italy 1934: round of 16 (2-3 vs Sweden)
  • Sweden 1958: First round.
  • West Germany 1974: Second round.
  • Spain 1982: Second round.
  • Italy 1990: finalist (0-1 vs Germany).

Source: Ambito

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