World Cup Word of the Day: Champions Curse
A curse is bad luck or misfortune that happens to someone. Another word is jinx. When you think you are always unlucky, you say you are cursed or jinxed. Before this World Cup, people wondered whether there was a champions’ curse. In 2002, the 1998 Champions, France, failed to get to the second round. In 2010, the 2006 Champions, Italy, didn’t make it out of the group. Commentators wondered if champions always had bad luck and performed badly in the next competition. It seems that there is a champions’ curse, as today, Spain, the 2010 champions have crashed out of this year’s tournament. The champions’ curse.
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