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Three Teams who have met each other Maximum times in FIFA World Cup

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Qatar is set to host the FIFA World Cup for the first time in its history with the prestigious tournament set to kick off on November 20 and conclude on December 18 later this year.

To celebrate the return of the World Cup, let’s take a look at the most common fixtures in FIFA World Cup history.

Brazil vs Sweden (Seven Times)

The fixture has happened seven times across different World Cups. Brazil has won five of those matches while two of them ended in a stalemate.

Brazil vs. Sweden (Brazil leads 5-2-0)

  • 1938, Third-place match. Brazil 4-2 Sweden

  • 1950, Final round. Brazil 7-1 Sweden

  • 1958, Final. Brazil 5-2 Sweden

  • 1978, Group 3. Brazil 1-1 Sweden

  • 1990, Group C. Brazil 2-1 Sweden

  • 1994, Group B. Brazil 1-1 Sweden

  • 1994, Semi-finals. Brazil 1-0 Sweden

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Argentina vs Germany (Seven Times)

The two football giants have met with each other seven times in World Cup football. The Germans have got the upper hand as they lead the series 4-1 with two of the matches ending in draws.

Argentina vs. Germany (Germany leads 4-2-1)

  • 1958, Group 1. Argentina 1-3 West Germany

  • 1966, Group 2. Argentina 0-0 West Germany

  • 1986, Final. Argentina 3-2 West Germany

  • 1990, Final. Argentina 0-1 West Germany

  • 2006, Quarter-finals. Argentina 1-1 Germany

  • 2010, Quarter-finals. Argentina 0-4 Germany

  • 2014, Final. Argentina 0-1 Germany

Germany vs Serbia (Seven Times)

Germany has also made Serbia seven times and still holds a dominant record against them after winning four, drawing one, and losing two.

Germany vs. Serbia (Germany leads 4-1-2)

  • 1954, Quarter-finals. West Germany 2-0 Yugoslavia

  • 1958, Quarter-finals. West Germany 1-0 Yugoslavia

  • 1962, Quarter-finals. West Germany 0-1 Yugoslavia

  • 1974, Second Round, group B. West Germany 2-0 Yugoslavia

  • 1990, Group D. West Germany 4-1 Yugoslavia

  • 1998, Group F. Germany 2-2 FR Yugoslavia

  • 2010, Group D. Germany 0-1 Serbia

Other most common fixtures include Argentina vs England, Argentina vs Italy, Argentina vs the Netherlands, Belgium vs Russia, Brazil vs Czech Republic, Brazil vs Italy, Brazil vs the Netherlands, Brazil vs Spain, England vs Germany, and France vs Italy.

All of the aforementioned fixtures have been played five times in FIFA World Cup history and are one of the most common fixtures in the World Cup. Several of the same teams might face each other in the upcoming Qatar World Cup. 

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