Catastrophic campaign of Italian football team in 2010 FIFA World Cup

In the FIFA World Cup, there is a myth called the “curse of the European champion”. 1xbet.ug offers sports betting Uganda, and it can be used to wager on all matches of this competition.

This idea refers to the fact that many European teams who have won the FIFA World Cup have had a completely catastrophic campaign in the next edition. For example, France won the 1998 FIFA World Cup. However, they were eliminated in the first round of the 2002 tournament. The website 1xBet Uganda offers sports betting on all matches of the French national team.

The same happened with Spain. After winning the 2010 tournament, they were eliminated in the first round of the 2014 World Cup. Italy also suffered the same fate after winning the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

A seemingly easy group
Italy had a spectacular campaign in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Before the next edition of this championship, you can try the great online slots Uganda with 1xBet bookmaker, which are available for all punters. Also, the Italians reached the final of the UEFA Euro 2008. Their qualifying campaign for the 2010 FIFA World Cup was also nearly perfect. Maybe the Italians could win a second consecutive title.

Of course, that’s not what happened. In fact, their participation in the FIFA World Cup was completely dismal. They were put in Group F of the tournament. The other squads that were part of it were:

Paraguay;
New Zealand;
and Slovakia.

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A dismal campaign
The first match of the Italian team in the 2010 FIFA World Cup was played on the 14th of June against Paraguay. The South Americans surprised the Italians with a first-half goal from Antolín Alcaraz.

Things also became worse for the Italians when Gianluigi Buffon was injured during the contest, who was replaced by Federico Marchetti. You can place live bet with 1xBet on all matches of the Italian national team. A second-half goal from Daniele De Rossi put things 1-1, saving Italy from total embarrassment.

The second match was against New Zealand on the 20th of June. Italy conceded a goal in the 7th minute of the first half. Vincenzo Iaquinta put the decisive 1-1 in the contest. Those two results were catastrophic for the Italians. They needed to win the final match against Slovakia on the 24th of June.

This match was even worse for the Italians. The Slovakians won 3-2, which eliminated the champions from the FIFA World Cup. Punters can place a live bet with 1xBet on all matches played by the Azzurra.

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