Argentina's road to World Cup final in 1990 was toughest: Gracenote study

Argentina’s road to World Cup final in 1990 was toughest: Gracenote study

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If the Netherlands beat Argentina in the World Cup quarter-finals, they could face Brazil in the semi-finals, but their road to the final still won’t be as difficult as Argentina’s in the 1990 edition, according to Gracenote analysis by Nielsen. come to know.

Since the introduction of the current knockout stage format in 1986, studies have shown that Argentina had only a 3% chance of defeating Brazil, Yugoslavia and hosts Italy at the 1990 tournament, where they lost to West Germany in the final. Were.

France, on the other hand, had the most favorable route to the finals when they hosted the 1998 edition, defeating Paraguay, Italy and Croatia, when they had a 35% chance of advancing to the tournament where they upset Brazil. .

But France had the second toughest route in 2006 (8%), followed by West Germany in 1986 (11%), with both teams losing finals.

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