(Of a sports team or racehorse) not considered likely to win: Scotland had lost to an unfancied Costa Rica side in the critical opening match
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- We know only too well the unfancied team can prosper.
- Any unfancied teams remaining in the competition by that stage have done well to get that far, and can expect to meet a sticky end rather soon.
- Point being, there have always been upsets, shocks and hitherto unfancied teams over-achieving.