From: milivella on
Myung Bo Hong and Antonio Carbajal share the inglorious records of
most losses in World Cup finals: their NT have lost 8 matches when
they played. Then there is a bunch of players with 7 losses... and one
of them has actually won a WC! Can you name him?

In your reply, please write:
1. Your answer
2. If it's correct or not. You can check it here:
http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=t3nm0HqGUZRBJezRFEH_Thg&output=html
(they are the 78 players with 5 or more losses)
So you don't have to wait for me to tell if you're right.

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milivella
From: Mark V. on
On May 9, 2:18 am, milivella <milive...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Myung Bo Hong and Antonio Carbajal share the inglorious records of
> most losses in World Cup finals: their NT have lost 8 matches when
> they played. Then there is a bunch of players with 7 losses... and one
> of them has actually won a WC! Can you name him?
>
> In your reply, please write:
> 1. Your answer

This sounds crazy, but could it have been Maradona?

From: Futbolmetrix on
On May 9, 12:32 pm, "Mark V." <markvande...(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
> On May 9, 2:18 am, milivella <milive...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Myung Bo Hong and Antonio Carbajal share the inglorious records of
> > most losses in World Cup finals: their NT have lost 8 matches when
> > they played. Then there is a bunch of players with 7 losses... and one
> > of them has actually won a WC! Can you name him?
>
> > In your reply, please write:
> > 1. Your answer
>
> This sounds crazy, but could it have been Maradona?

Yes, of course, it must be Maradona. Argentina lost three matches in
WC1982 (Belgium, Italy and Brazil), 0 matches in 1986, 2 matches in
1990 (Cameroon and Germany), and 2 matches in 1994 (Bulgaria and
Romania). But the statement of the question was not correct: Maradona
did not play in the last two matches because of the ban.


Checking....

Of course the statement of the question was correct, and I made a fool
of myself.

D
From: Joachim Parsch on


milivella wrote:
>
> Myung Bo Hong and Antonio Carbajal share the inglorious records of
> most losses in World Cup finals: their NT have lost 8 matches when
> they played. Then there is a bunch of players with 7 losses... and one
> of them has actually won a WC! Can you name him?
>
> In your reply, please write:
> 1. Your answer

Must be some Argentinian, whose team played not so successful
around the 78 title:
- 3 losses in 74 (1 in first group stage, 2 in second group stage)
- 1 loss in 78
- 3 losses in 82

The only players from the 78 era I could name without
checking are Ardiles, Luque, Fillol (the keeper) and
Kempes.

> 2. If it's correct or not. You can check it here:
> http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=t3nm0HqGUZRBJezRFEH_Thg&output=html
> (they are the 78 players with 5 or more losses)
> So you don't have to wait for me to tell if you're right.

Quite interesting trivia, as always :-)

Joachim
From: Bruce D. Scott on
Joachim Parsch (ah(a)bunuel.franken.de) wrote:

: The only players from the 78 era I could name without
: checking are Ardiles, Luque, Fillol (the keeper) and
: Kempes.

I'm guessing Luque, since I remember him from he early 80s. I don't
remember any of the others from the 1982 WC.

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Bruce

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