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Football World cup Winners

Source The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation
FIFA.com
Last Updated03 Apr 2015

The first FIFA World Cup was held in 1930. The tournament has taken place every four years, except in 1942 and 1946, when it was cancelled due to second World War. The most recent World Cup 2014 was won by Germany, who beat Argentina 1-0 after extra time.

Out of 20 football world cups held so far, 16 countries has hosted the tournament. Brazil, France, Germany, Italy and Mexico has hosted two times each. Uruguay hosted the inaugural FIFA World Cup. World Cup 2014 was hosted by Brazil. Next World Cup will held in Russia in 2018.

Brazil has won most five titles in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002. Italy and Germany have won four titles each. Argentina and Uruguay has won 2 times. England, France and Spain became world champions once. Six Hosts has won the tournament. World Cup Football has been won by eight different teams, five teams from Europe and three teams from South America. 11 titles has been won by European teams, while 9 has been won by South American teams.

Five world cup final match was won during extra time and two was won on a penalty shoot-out. Most 7 goals was scored in 1958 final, where Brazil defeated Sweden by 5-2. In 1994 final between Brazil and Italy, no goal was scored and score was 0-0 after 120 minutes of play.

1986, 1990 and 1994 final matches was competed by the same teams, Argentina and Germany. 1970 and 1994 final mathes was played between Brazil and Italy.

12 different teams has played world cup finals. Netherlands, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Sweden has lost all final matches they played. Germany was runner up most four times, followed by Argentina and Netherlands three times each. Brazil, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Italy has lost 2 World Cup finals. France and Sweden were runner up one time each.

24 different teams has entered in semifinals and 41 different teams has entered in quarterfinals. Germany has played most 13 semifinals followed by Brazil with 11 semifinals. Italy has played 8 world cup football semifinals. Brazil and Germany entered in Quarterfinal 17 times each, followed by Argentina, Italy and England 10 times each.

NoCountryWinnersFinalistssemifinalsquarterfinals
1Brazil571117
2Germany481317
3Italy46810
4Argentina25510
5Uruguay2256
6France1256
7England11210
8Spain1126
9Netherlands0356
10Hungary0225
11Czechoslovakia0224
12Sweden0146
13Yugoslavia0027
14Austria0024
15Poland0023
16Portugal0022
17Soviet Union0015
18Chile0012
19USA0012
20Belgium0011
21Bulgaria0011
22Croatia0011
23South Korea0011
24Turkey0011
25Switzerland0003
26Mexico0002
27Paraguay0002
28Peru0002
29Romania0002
30Bolivia0001
31Cameroon0001
32Cuba0001
33Denmark0001
34East Germany0001
35Ghana0001
36Ireland0001
37Northern Ireland0001
38North Korea0001
39Senegal0001
40Ukraine0001
41Wales0001
football world cup winners, runner up, semifinalists
YearHost WinnerRunner-upFinal Result ThirdFourthTotal Teams
Full Timeextra time/penalty
1930UruguayUruguayArgentina4-2-USAYugoslavia13
1934ItalyItalyCzechoslovakia2-11-1 after 90 m.GermanyAustria16
1938FranceItalyHungary4-2-BrazilSweden15
1950BrazilUruguayBrazil2-1-SwedenSpain13
1954SwitzerlandGermanyHungary3-2-AustriaUruguay16
1958SwedenBrazilSweden5-2-FranceGermany16
1962ChileBrazilCzechoslovakia3-1-ChileYugoslavia16
1966EnglandEnglandGermany4-22-2 after 90 m.PortugalSoviet Union13
1970MexicoBrazilItaly4-1-GermanyUruguay16
1974GermanyGermanyNetherlands2-1-PolandBrazil16
1978ArgentinaArgentinaNetherlands3-11-1 after 90 m.BrazilItaly16
1982SpainItalyGermany3-1-PolandFrance24
1986MexicoArgentinaGermany3-2-FranceBelgium24
1990ItalyGermanyArgentina1-0-ItalyEngland24
1994USABrazilItaly0-00-0 after 120 m., 3-2 on penaltiesSwedenBulgaria24
1998FranceFranceBrazil3-0-Croatianetherlands32
2002Korea/JapanBrazilGermany2-0-TurkeyKorea32
2006GermanyItalyFrance1-11-1 after 120 m., 5-3 on penaltiesGermanyPortugal32
2010South AfricaSpainNetherlands1-00-0 after 90 m.GermanyUruguay32
2014BrazilGermanyArgentina1-00-0 after 90 m.NetherlandsBrazil32