To be fair, this is only their second appearance at a World Cup since then, only appearing in 2014 before now. They did have Portugal, USA and Germany in their group in 2014 as well, collecting just 1 point in a 2-2 draw with Germany. So they've only actually played 4 games since then, not a massive surprise all things considered.
Indeed, that's what I was indicating with the
The stat is completely meaningless / irrelevant really.
Still, keeps someone in a job I guess.
Yep - misleading by looking at time rather than how many games they've actually played and who against.
oxf*rd hate stats like that.
"Team X hasn't beaten Team Y in 80 years, how are they ever going to overcome those insurmountable odds today?!!"
Team X has played Team Y once in the intervening 80 years and that was a cup game in which both teams played weaker sides.