Inter Manage to Keep Impressive World Cup Streak Alive

No matter the outcome of the semi-finals, Inter will have one representative in the World Cup final. It has happened uninterruptedly since 1982. Two of their biggest stars, Marcelo Brozovic and Lautaro Martinez, will square off in ArgentinaCroatia.

As per SportMediaset, the Nerazzurri are on par with Bayern Munich in such an achievement. Neither team will gain separation in this edition. The Bavarians have players on either side of the clash between France and Morocco, considering the presence of Dalot Upamecano, Benjamin Pavard, Kingsley Coman, and Noussair Mazraoui. They don’t have Argentinians, while Josip Stanisic is a backup for the Vatreni.

Inter didn’t have the largest Serie A contingent in the World Cup, but they are already certain to have a player in the final. Juventus would make it as well if Argentina or France advanced. Angel Di Maria, Leandro Paredes, and Adrien Rabiot are the only ones still in Qatar.

The list of Nerazzurri representatives that went all the way comprises several legends, such as Francesco Altobelli, Gabriele Oriali, and Giuseppe Bergomi (1982), Karl-Heinz Rumenigge (1986), Andreas Brehme, Lothar Matthaus, and Jurgen Klinsmann (1990), Nicola Berti (1994), Yuri Djorkaeff (1998), Ronaldo (1998 and 2002), Marco Materazzi (2006), Wesley Sneijder (2010), Rodrigo Palacio, Hugo Campagnaro, and Ricardo Alvarez (2014), and finally, Ivan Perisic and Brozovic in 2018, when they succumbed 2-4 to France in Russia. A re-match is possible.

A former Inter star defender registered a particular personal record in the Qatari World Cup. Walter Samuel is now part of Lionel Scaloni’s coaching staff. He was booked by referee Mateu Lahoz in the quarter-final match against the Netherlands. His first yellow card in the competition dates back to twenty years ago in South Korea and Japan in 2002, TuttoSport informs.

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