Spain Eliminated: World Cup Defending Champions And How They Did The Next Time (GRAPHIC)

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on June 18 2014 7:29 PM
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Few, if any, expected Spain to be eliminated from the World Cup after two games. Reuters

The World Cup defending champions have been eliminated. Spain's 2-0 loss to Chile and subsequent elimination from the World Cup may have shocked fans but wasn't unprecedented. Italy and Brazil are the only two teams who have ever returned to win a second championship in a row. Only 60 percent of champion teams make it to the quarter finals.

Below is a breakdown of every winning team, and how they did in the next tournament:

defendingchampions-01 World Cup Champions and how they did in the following tournament  International Business Times/Hanna Sender

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