Argentina and Nigeria are in group D of the 2018 Russia world cup. In Brazil's 2014 world cup these 2 teams were also in the same group where Argentina lead the group and Nigeria qualified to the round of 16 as the second seed.

How many times have national teams played in the same group in back to back world cup tournaments? Please list the teams and the hosts.

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I believe this is a full list, but I might have missed a few. Feel free to edit the post if this is the case.

A list of fun facts:

  1. West-Germany and Switzerland, and Belgium and the Netherlands are the only neighboring countries who have had this happen.
  2. If Nigeria would have qualified for the 2006 World Cup and were drawn in the same group as Argentina, they would be in the same group for five consecutive editions (they were both drawn in Group F in 2002)
  • Please add link(s) to the sources you used so I can accept your answer
    – alamoot
    Jun 24, 2018 at 17:34
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    links are added (+ some extra fun facts)
    – marijnr
    Jun 25, 2018 at 9:06

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