The Curse of the Confederations Cup champion in the World

The Curse of the Confederations Cup champion in the World
Brazil, one of the greatest exponents of the curse of the Confederations Cup. Photo: News

The Confederations Cup is the World's why anteroom, always it celebrated in the country that will host the global showpiece but a year earlier. A competition that takes quarreling since 1992 when it was known by the King Fahd Cup. In 1997 He went to the format and renamed as we know it but both editions were held in 1992 Y 1995 (two years and one after the USA 94) as disputed as the Confederations Cup and have something in common, No champion has repeated later in the World Cup.

In 1997 It was the first Confederations Cup as such, disputed in France, It was remembered for being won by Brazil and the 'smart bomb’ Roberto Carlos, one of the best goals in football history. However champion a year later in World 1998, France was led by Zidane who won the World Cup at home as host.

France itself won the Confederations Cup 2001 completing three magical years with a World, European Championship and Confederations trophy. However the following year in Korea and Japan 2002 He went to the street in the first round following the curse of the Confederations Cup. It was Brazil who won the World.

Brazil won the of 2005 and the following year the World Cup champion 2006 was Italy. Brazilians also won the of 2009 and South Africa 2010 It was Spain who took the coveted World Cup. In 2013 Brazil won again for the third consecutive year and this time the Confederations Cup in his country to Spain. Champion a year later was Germany who also humbled to Brazil in Maracana thrusting itself 7.

So the curse of the Confederations Cup is still in force. In 2017 It was Germany that won, If the streak continues, the Germans would have opportunities to regain the world title. But nevertheless, watching your template, could be the first to break this jinx. We'll see in a month.

Alberto Llopis

Hanged for football fully. Attempt to gather letters and tell stories in Colgadosporelfutbol.com. Specialist retro football Current. Football Coach Level II. You can follow me on @AlbertiniLlopis @colgadosfutbol

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