Thursday, June 01, 2006

 
Do Not Underestimate European Soil

Here is an interesting item, the World Cup winner is most often from the same continent as where the host country. In fact, 15 of the previous 17 World Cup winners have come from the same continent as the host.

European Soil:
European team: 8
American team: 1
Asian team: 0
African team: 0

American Soil:
European team: 7
American team: 0
Asian team: 0
African team: 0


Asian Soil:
European team: 0
American team: 1
Asian team: 0
African team: 0

Year Winner Runner-Up
Score
Location
1930 Uruguay Argentina
4 - 2
Montevideo, Uruguay
1934 Italy Czechoslovakia
2 - 1
Rome, Italy
1938 Italy Hungary
4 - 2
Paris, France
1950UruguayBrazil
2 - 1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1954West GermanyHungary
3 - 2
Bern, Switzerland
1958BrazilSweden
5 - 2
Stockholm, Sweden
1962BrazilCzechoslovakia
3 - 1
Santiago, Chile
1966EnglandWest Germany
4 - 2
London, England
1970BrazilItaly
4 - 1
Mexico City, Mexico
1974West GermanyNetherlands
2 - 1
Munich, Germany
1978Argentina Netherlands
3 - 1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
1982 Italy West Germany
3 - 1
Madrid, Spain
1986 Argentina West Germany
3 - 2
Mexico City, Mexico
1990 West Germany Argentina
1 - 0
Rome, Italy
1994 Brazil Italy
0 - 0
Pasadena, California
1998 France Brazil
3 - 0
Saint-Denis, France
2002 Brazil Germany
2 - 0
Korea / Japan


Does this give additional credibility to the prediction of Italy winning this years World Cup?

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