12 Biggest Upsets in World Cup History

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The 2014 FIFA World Cup is less than a week old, but it has already produced some pretty shocking results. Costa Rica’s 3-1 win over Uruguay came as a surprise to most observers, seeing as how Uruguay is currently ranked seventh in the world. And while a few observers might have predicted a Netherlands victory over Spain in the rematch of the 2010 final, nobody on Earth would ever have predicted a 5-1 blowout.

Big upsets? Absolutely. But do they rank amongst the greatest in World Cup history? Hardly.

You don’t have to take my word for it, though. Take a look at our list of the 12 biggest World Cup upsets of all time and judge for yourself.

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