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Official: Stats Prove Argentina Won't Win The World Cup

Official: Stats Prove Argentina Won't Win The World Cup
By Jason Brennan Updated

Two-time World Cup winners Argentina were one of the favourites for this summer's tournament, with players like Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, and Angel Di Maria in their attack.

That was until this stat surfaced.

Shocked by this, we dug a little deeper and found it to be 100% true. Argentina have won every World Cup they've played in where the mascot wore a hat.

1978's World Cup in Argentina gave La Albiceleste the chance to rig the tournament by designing the mascot themselves. Much like Samson and his powerful locks, Argentina knew that their strength lay on top of the head of a young boy called Gauchito.

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Their second World Cup victory came in Mexico 86, when they conspired with the host country to add a sombrero to the head of Pique, the jalapeno pepper mascot. In return for this, Mexico received a dossier full of information on how to beat the Bulgarians, Argentina's group rivals, and Mexico's round of 16 opponents.

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Unfortunately for the Argentine's, Brazil have realised the underhanded ways of their great rivals, and have opted against their mascot, Fuleco, an armadillo, wearing a headpiece. Take that Argentina.

Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

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