There have already been two major upsets in four days of World Cup action, with Saudi Arabia defeating Argentina and Japan defeating Germany.
Saudi shocked the South American champions with goals from Saleh Al-Shehri and Salem Al Dawsari in the second half.
Japan quickly followed suit, as late strikes from Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano saw four-time champion Germany get off to the worst possible start.
Following those two upsets, we take a look at some of the World Cup’s previous stunning scorelines that they will now be compared to.
USA 1-0 England (Group stage, 1950)
England arrived in Brazil for the 1950 edition full of confidence, led by star players Billy Wright, Stan Mortensen, and Tom Finney.
In their second game, a USA team made up of amateurs and semi-professionals was expected to be no match, but Haiti-born striker Joe Gaetjens scored to secure the most unlikely of victories.
North Korea 1-0 Italy (Group stage, 1966)
Italy was one of the favorites for the 1966 World Cup, and they went into their group-stage match against North Korea confident of advancing to the knockout stages.
However, a goal from Pak Doo Ik advanced the tournament debutants to the quarter-finals, while the Azzurri were eliminated early.
Argentina 0-1 Cameroon (Group Stage, 1990)
Argentina were stunned in the tournament opener at the San Siro when Francois Omam-Biyik scored the only goal for a Cameroon side that was reduced to nine men by the final whistle.
Diego Maradona and his team were able to resurrect their tournament, losing the final to West Germany, but it was the eventual quarter-finalists from Africa who captured the hearts of the footballing world.
Italy 0-1 Republic of Ireland (Group stage, 1994)
The Republic of Ireland was out for vengeance when they faced Italy in the group stage in 1994, after losing to them in the quarter-finals in 1990.
Ray Houghton’s screamer and Paul McGrath’s defensive heroics helped Jack Charlton’s men to a stunning 1-0 win in New Jersey.
France 0-1 Senegal (Group stage, 2002)
Senegal claimed a historic scalp over defending world and European champions France in one of the most memorable opening games of a World Cup in South Korea and Japan in 2002.
Senegal advanced to the quarter-finals for the first time in tournament history thanks to Papa Bouba Diop’s iconic winner, while Les Blues were eliminated in the group stage with just one point.
Spain 0-1 Switzerland (Group stage, 2010)
After winning Euro 2008, Spain were overwhelming favourites for the 2010 tournament in South Africa, but Gelson Fernandes’ goal got La Roja off to the worst possible start.
Vicente del Bosque’s men recovered from this early setback and went on to win the title, conceding only one goal along the way.
Slovakia 3-2 Italy (Group stage, 2010)
The curse of the defending champions continued in 2010 when Italy was eliminated from the World Cup in South Africa.
With only two points from games against Paraguay and New Zealand, the Azzurri were defeated 3-2 and failed to advance to the knockout stages for the first time since 1974.
Spain 1-5 Netherlands (Group stage, 2014)
The Netherlands thrashed Spain 5-1, thanks to a fantastic Robin van Persie header and an Arjen Robben masterclass.
The defending champions would then lose 2-0 to Chile in their next game, ending their three-tournament winning streak with group stage elimination.
Brazil 1-7 Germany (Semi-final, 2014)
A result that stunned the world like no other Brazil was completely humiliated by eventual champions Germany.
An emotional Selecao were determined to win the competition for injured star Neymar, but they found themselves 5-0 down inside half an hour, before conceding two more goals to leave a stunned Belo Horizonte crowd.
South Korea 2-0 Germany (Group stage, 2018)
For the fourth time in five World Cups, the defending champions were eliminated in the group stage, with Germany the most recent victim in Russia in 2018.
Kim-Young Gwon scored in added time before goalkeeper Manuel Neuer lost the ball upfield, allowing Heung-Min Son to seal a truly remarkable result.
Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia (Group stage, 2022)
Lionel Messi’s Argentina were stunned by Saudi Arabia at the World Cup in Qatar. Seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi had set Argentina on their way to their first-ever World Cup victory.
However, two superb second-half goals from Al-Shehri and Al Dawsari earned the minnows a huge scalp, their fourth World Cup victory and a place in the competition’s history.
Germany 1-2 Japan (Group stage, 2022)
Following a group-stage exit in 2018, Germany cannot afford to slip up against Japan, as they face Spain in their next game.
Ilkay Gundogan’s first-half penalty appeared to have calmed nerves, but Doan equalized on 75 minutes.
The Germans’ worst nightmare was confirmed when substitute Asano squeezed the ball in from a tight angle shortly after.