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Friday, November 25, 2011

Defeats for the top team

Spain lost to England this month. They do have a habit of losing friendlies, don't they? They also lost to Argentina, Portugal and Italy. They only lost one competitive match - against the US at the Confederations Cup.

How many times did the top team leave the team defeated (including PSO losses)? 39 times.

Order of columns:

Team - Friendlies - Friendly losses - Competitive matches - Competitive match losses - Total matches - Total losses


Brazil 88 8 107 19 195 27
Spain 14 4 18 1 32 5
France 9 2 8 3 17 5
Argentina 3 0 4 1 7 1
Germany 2 0 5 1 7 1
Italy 1 0 3 0 4 0
Netherlands 0 0 2 0 2 0

Australia caused the greatest upset in a competitive match, while Korea Republic caused the greatest upset in a friendly game.

Top 20 defeats

Date - Match Type - Team 1 - Team 2 - Result - Winner's Rank


1-Jun-01 CC Australia France 1:0 (0:0) 68
11-Oct-09 WQ Bolivia Brazil 2:1 (2:0) 59
28-Mar-01 WQ Ecuador Brazil 1:0 (0:0) 53
17-Nov-04 WQ Ecuador Brazil 1:0 (0:0) 44
31-May-02 WC France Senegal 0:1 (0:1) 42
28-Mar-99 F Korea Republic Brazil 1:0 (0:0) 36
23-Jul-95 CF Uruguay Brazil 1:1 (0:1) 5:3 PSO 36
1-Sep-01 F Chile France 2:1 (1:0) 35
14-Jul-04 CF Brazil Paraguay 1:2 (1:1) 29
10-Jul-94 WC Bulgaria Germany 2:1 (0:0) 29
10-Feb-98 CF USA Brazil 1:0 (0:0) 26
20-Nov-07 WQ Colombia Argentina 2:1 (0:1) 25
18-May-02 F France Belgium 1:2 (1:1) 23
15-Aug-00 WQ Chile Brazil 3:0 (2:0) 22
11-Jun-02 WC Denmark France 2:0 (1:0) 20
21-Aug-02 F Brazil Paraguay 0:1 (0:1) 19
18-Jul-00 WQ Paraguay Brazil 2:1 (1:0) 19
19-Jun-03 CC Brazil Cameroon 0:1 (0:0) 18
12-Jul-98 WC Brazil France 0:3 (0:2) 18
30-May-97 F Norway Brazil 4:2 (3:1) 15

3 comments:

  1. Don't forget they lost to the Swiss at the World Cup. Or were Spain somehow not number 1 going into the World Cup?

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  2. Yes, Spain were second behind Brazil in the April and May 2010 rankings.

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  3. Ah yes, the Confed Cup win on the back of a strong qualifying campaign on the back of the Copa America...

    Then Brazil go from being in total control against the Netherlands, a team on a monstrous winning streak, to inexplicably falling apart, and the idiots fire coach Dunga for something that wasn't his fault at all. And suddenly Brazil look a whole lot worse. Gee, I wonder why...

    It's almost a joke looking at the current Brazil side to even imagine them near the number 1 spot today.

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