From: The Zone™
To back up what I am saying:
Argentina won her WCs (1978 and 1986) because of an exceptional generation: Maradona among them. France, exactly the same in 1998 (Zidane & Co.). And right now Spain. It's all about great players, a coincidence, luck.
Maybe Argentina, France and Spain will need to wait let's say 30 years... when a new exceptional generation will show up.
Now it's true that the Dutch missed their chance (in the 70s that is).
Rather simple as you can see
Like Greece in 2004?
I think I can list a lot of teams with great stars that have played poorly in the tournaments.
As I said on one of my first comments on this thread, there have been many underdogs in the Euro Cups: Greece, Czech Republic, Denmark... Not exceptional teams but they won it. But the WC, you will hardly find a standard team winning it.
I don't know the reasons, but just check the winners
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