The beautiful game doesn’t always unfold as expected: just ask the Italian, Chilean and American fans who will feel a little left out at the party this summer.
Every World Cup brings up some surprises, with at least one major side boarding the plane home a little earlier than expected.
FC Yahoo has identified five sides who could run into trouble on the field in Russia—and that list even includes the reigning champions Germany. Seriously, it does.
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