The worst performing World Cup host nations

Usually, house benefit provides the countries hosting a World Cup a huge increase on the pitch, however that’s not constantly the case.

While those playing host have actually ended the competition as World Champions on 6 events, others have not done almost too on house grass.

Here are our 5 worst World Cup host countries ever.

Kazuyuki Toda, Daisuke Ichikawa

Japan could not surpass Turkey / Alex Livesey/GettyImages

Relative to expectations, Japan didn’t do too severely in 2002, and they’re actually just in our leading 5 due to the fact that of how well host countries normally carry out.

Having played 3 and lost 3 World Cup matches prior to the edition they hosted in addition to South Korea, couple of anticipated them to get a point, not to mention a location in the last 16. But they did simply that, thanks to a draw with Belgium and wins over Russia and Tunisia.

That offered their fans hope that they might beat Turkey however they weren’t able to do so, losing 1-0.

Siphiwe Tshabalala

Tshabalala sent out Africa wild / Christof Koepsel/GettyImages

Yes, South Africa ended up being the very first host country to head out in the group phases in 2010 and honestly weren’t great, however they were still much better than anticipated.

The Bafana Bafana drew versus Mexico and beat France, although the latter outcome is earned less remarkable by the reality that the French personnel and gamers were actually ditching each other at that point.

Siphiwe Tshabalala scoring the very first objective of the competition lacked doubt where everything peaked, instantly decreasing as one of the all-time excellent World Cup minutes.

American Soccer Players Alexi Lalas and Thomas Dooley

At least their set wasn’t bad / Christian Liewig – Corbis/GettyImages

FIFA hoped that, by having a World Cup there, they might lastly break America, making ‘real’ football popular throughout the pond, however the quality of the host country’s group made that rather tough.

They scraped through the group phases as one of the very best third-placed sides thanks to a win over a Colombia side that lots of stated was paid off, which states everything.

Brazil then occurred and made extremely easy work of the States, marking completion of a frustrating competition for them. Oh, and Diana Ross missed out on a charge in the opening event.

Trevor Francis

Spain attempt to stop England’s Trevor Francis / Getty Images/GettyImages

Heading into the 1982 World Cup, Spain had not made it past the preliminary because 1950, and they weren’t far better this time around regardless of playing host.

They stumbled their method through the preliminary, rather embarrassingly losing to Northern Ireland and drawing with Honduras however beating Yugoslavia, prior to crashing out in the 2nd group phase thanks to a loss to West Germany and a rather fortunate 0-0 draw with England.

Qatar 2022 World Cup XI

The initially point-less hosts? / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

Most anticipated Qatar to be the worst World Cup host country ever, and they seek to have actually measured up to that billing.

They were awful in their very first match versus Ecuador, with a 2-0 defeat lovely them. And while they looked a little much better versus Senegal, Qatar once again never ever actually appeared like getting a point in their 3-1 defeat.

With their last match protesting the Netherlands, it’s really possible they end up being the very first host country not to declare a single point.

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