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Can an Underdog Win the World Cup?

Past World Cup winners have felt preordained. Could 2018 be different?

Only eight countries have won the World Cup in its 88-year history. Why is it so hard to do, when in other tournaments upsets abound? Our Ringer FC crew (Chris Ryan, Donnie Kwak, Ryan O’Hanlon) speculates on which teams could surprise audiences at this year’s World Cup, and which top-tier teams could have an early exit.