What are The Most Embarrassing Losses In Football History? Have you seen which football matches which have ended up with the most embarrassing result for a team whether it be in men’s or women’s football? well, be prepared to be amazed and shocked as we run down the list of The Most Embarrassing Losses In Football History.
8. Japan 5-3 USA
The Japanese Women’s team went onto face the
United States of America back in 2011
Women’s Fifa World Cup.
The United States went into that final match as very strong favorites while Japan were the underdogs of the day and had never been in World Cup final before that. It was the Woman’s Japanese team that humiliated the U.S on the day.
7. The Faroe Islands 1-0 Austria at the European Championship Qualification in 1990
In former times, Austria was a great soccer nation. But at that day in 1990, the lost against the non-professional Faroe national team. The Faroe Islands were to be home in the fixture but the game was not played on the islands due to the fact that there was no pitch with grass on the islands and hence the game was played in Sweden.
The Faroe Islands were not expected to win because they were not experienced and did not play competitive football frequently but to many fans surprise they managed to beat Austria one goal to nil.
6. Switzerland Vs. Iceland 4-4
Highly favoured Switzerland wasted a 4-1-lead against soccer nobody Iceland at World Championship qualification 2013. Maybe the biggest soccer upset before the World Championship itself.
Though it was the visitors Iceland who took the lead with only three minutes played into the first half with a goal from Jóhann Gudmundsson but the lead was not long lived with the two teams leaving the scoreline at 3-1 in favor of
But as the game proceeded in the second-half Blerim Dzemaili converted a penalty for Switzerland to make it 4-1. This was a convincing lead but Iceland responded immediately with a goal from Kolbeinn Sigthórsson to make it 4-2. Before Jóhann Gudmundsson scored two goals to complete his hat trick and level the score and earn a point for his team thereby ending the match with a full-time score line of 4-4.
5. Denmark Beats Germany 2-0 at the Finals of the European Championship Football 1992
The Danes didn’t even qualify for the tournament, but they moved up due to the disqualification of
Yugoslavia. Never expected that they would win the tournament against the reigning world champion Germany.
The match was played in Sweden and like most of the cases on the list, Germany were favorites while
Denmark were the underdogs. The Danes started the match at full throttle and found the back of the net during the first half with a wonderful goal from
John Jensen from in inside the 18-yard box into the top right corner of the goal. Denmark sealed the victory with another goal late in the second half with only 12 minutes to goal this time Kim Vilfort was the one who killed the game.
4. North Korea Beats Italy 1-0 at the 1966 World Championship
One of the biggest underdog victories ever in Soccer history. The North Koreans were the underdogs of the 1966 World Cup. Due to the fact that they were debutantes to the World Cup. While Italy were strong favorites with their success winning the World Cup twice. They won successively in the years 1934 and 1938.
The Koreans went onto the pitch with the mindset of winners and as they played through the game they only managed to score a single goal. And that was the only one needed at the moment to seal the game.
This goal saw North Korea to a 1-0 win over
3. Chelsea 13-0 Juenesse
In the first round of the UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup in 1971, Chelsea defeated Juenesse from Luxembourg by 8-0 in the first leg and then 13-0 in the second.
It’s the largest aggregate win in European competition.
Chelsea does have a bit of history.
2. Australia 31-0 American Samoa
This is just embarrassing. Even though no one really knew American Samoa had a football team.
Maybe they don’t anymore after losing 31-0, the largest defeat in an international match, in a 2002 World Cup qualifier. Australia’s Archie Thompson scored 13 goals.
At some point, you gotta call mercy.
This match led to the introduction of a preliminary round in Oceania qualifying to prevent such unbalanced results. So FIFA has shown it can change in the past.
1. 2014 World Cup semifinal: Germany 7, Brazil 1
This match had necessary ingredient to be considered the most embarrassing sporting event of all time.
It’s not that they lost to a bad team or even a mediocre team. Germany was favored by many in this match, especially without Neymar or Thiago Silva. The disappointment and humiliation is in the atmosphere and the manner of defeat.
On Brazilian soil, with the team looking to avenge the pain of 1950 still lingering throughout, it all went horribly wrong.