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'Every Team That Wins The World Cup Probably Has 2 Difficult Games, That’s It'

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'Every Team That Wins The World Cup Probably Has 2 Difficult Games, That’s It'

Danny Mills doesn't think it's that hard to win the World Cup and claims there are only two 'two difficult games' in the entire tournament.

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We're five months away from this year's tournament kicking off in Qatar and it's the most anticipated event of the year.

France are the current holders after beating Croatia 4-2 out in Moscow four years ago. According to talkSPORT personality Mills' logic, that was half of Didier Deschamps' side's hard games.

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He said: "Every team that wins the World Cup probably has two difficult games to play, that’s it. All the group stages are incredibly easy. They sail through the group stages. After that you've only got three games."

Former England international Mills would go on to mention Spain, who won the World Cup in 2010 after losing their opening group game to Switzerland.

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Image Credit: Alamy

They won all four of their knockout games 1-0 and Mills claimed they 'barely scored a goal' to lift the trophy.

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He continued: "The greatest footballing team we've seen in the last 15, 20 years is Spain. They had the easiest group in the world when they won the World Cup.

"They played Portugal in the round of 16, Paraguay in the quarter-finals, then they beat Germany 1-0 and Holland 1-0. They barely scored a goal, they lost their opening game!"

France and Spain will be among the favourites when the competition starts in the winter, but Les Bleus have had a poor international break.

The current Nations League holders failed to win a single one of their group games and sit bottom on two points.

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Ironically, their last defeat came to Croatia and Deschamps has told his players to 'clear their heads' after a poor defence of their crown.

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Image Credit: Alamy

He told TF1: "This month of June was very difficult in terms of results.

"We didn't have enough energy and strength against teams that had more than us. We weren't successful either. It was above all the freshness that was not there.

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"There are always lessons to be learned with these results. Each match is rich in lessons.

"The succession of matches was very hard, we lost players from one match to another.

"No doubt that others nations were affected [by fatigue].

"[The players] will have to clear their heads and go back to their club and start again for this new season."

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Topics: Football World Cup, France, Spain

Daniel Marland
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