ANALYSIS: Which defending champs have made 1st round World Cup exits?





GERMANY GOT EXIT FROM FIFA BY LOSING IN THE MATCH AGAINST KOREA:
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Winners of 1934 and 1938 FIFA World Cups, Italy were eliminated in first round of 1950 edition, played after a 12-year gap due to World War II. 1958 and 1962 World Cup trophy holders Brazil made a group stage exit in 1966. Defending champions France (1998), Italy (2006), and Spain (2010) made first-round exits in 2002, 2010, and 2014 respectively.