Australia is the defending champions of the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
Australia is the defending champion of the cricket world cup 2011
Italy are the defending champions.
Italy won the 2006 FIFA World Cup. They are the defending champions.
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I think it was France in 2002.
They are the defending champions and it is likely they will go far, however, there is no guarantee they will win.
India is the defending world cup champion.India won the world cup in 2011.
Italy is the current world cup champions (2010)
No. The host country is automatically accepted to participate in the FIFA World Cup. Previously, defending champions were also automatically accepted, a tradition that was stopped in 2006 and has not continued since. Now, defending champions must also compete in qualification matches hosted by their region's football confederation.