Inter and Bayern share 40 years of World Cup dominance

Inter and Bayern share 40 years of dominance in the World Cup, as both clubs have had at least one player in the final of the World Cup. This year, Lautaro Martinez is present in Argentina to continue the streak for Inter Milan. While Bayern have Dayot Upamecano, Kingsley Coman, and Benjamin Pavard from France. It started in 1982, in Santiago Bernabeu, and the streak has been going strong since then. This crazy coincidence could have happened even if other teams had won in the semi-final. Brozovic from Croatia and Mazraoui from Morocco would have continued the streak for Inter and Bayern.

Italy defeated West Germany 3-1, in the 1982 World Cup in Spain. The Nerazzurri had Gianpiero Marini, Ivan Bordon, Gabrielle Orialli and Alessandro Altobelli in the final. While Paul Breitner, Wolfgang Dremmier, and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge represented West Germany. This will be the 11th World Cup that will carry on this tradition. Last year, Ivan Perisic and Marcelo Brozovic represented Inter from Croatia, while Corentin Tolisso was in the France squad.

Inter and Bayern have had a player in World Cup final for 40 years

For Lautaro Martinez, the World Cup campaign has been rather underwhelming. The Nerazzurri striker was a key player in the Argentina team going into the World Cup. However, his poor performances and injury issues has kept him on the bench in the recent knockout games. Also, Julian Alvarez has been in terrific form, which does not help Lautaro’s case. Lautaro’s goal was ruled offside by the slightest of margins against Saudi Arabia, the only game that Argentina have lost so far.

Bayern’s players, Dayot Upamecano, Coman, and Pavard, have not had a bright World Cup. The Bayern center-back had a flue, while Konate and Varane have formed a formidable partnership at the back. Pavard has been replaced by Kounde after the first game. While Coman has been playing off the bench, coming in for Dembele.

Mangalam Pugalia: Mangalam is a football nerd who contributes as a match analyst at THE INTER WAY. He admires Antonio Conte’s system and can predict what the Nerazzurri manager will do next.
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