FIFA World Cup Winners List From 1930 to 2022
The FIFA World Cup is the quadrennial soccer tournament that is contested in different countries across the world. Since its first edition in 1930, the World Cup has spawned many exciting games, penalty shoot-outs, and controversies. There have also been a number of noteworthy performances. The first World Cup was hosted by Uruguay in 1930, and it was won by the country by a margin of four points over Argentina. Four years later, Uruguay hosted the World Cup again. This time, the Uruguayan team won the tournament, the only team to do so.
The World Cup is the biggest international soccer tournament and the most watched sporting event in the world. Since its establishment, it has been held every four years and is contested by the men’s national teams of countries that have joined FIFA. The tournament is the most prestigious in the world, and attracts millions of diehard soccer fans. The first team to make it on the FIFA World Cup winners list was Uruguay, who beat Argentina in 1930, scoring four goals in the process.
The FIFA World Cup is the biggest soccer competition in the world. It is held every four years and features 32 of the best national teams in a month-long tournament. The tournament is contested by member nations and is organized by the FIFA Council. The tournament is hosted in the country chosen by the FIFA Council.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will take place in Qatar. There are 32 teams in the field and one from each of the member nations. The 32 finalists will be determined after three years of qualifying. The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be the last tournament to include only 32 teams, as FIFA plans to expand the field to 48 teams in 2026.
Brazil has won the World Cup five times in the last century. While the country isn’t as strong as it once was, it still has plenty of talent and a healthy record of success. In addition to Neymar, there are plenty of other star players in the squad. France, meanwhile, has a star-studded lineup led by Didier Deschamps. England will end a 56-year wait for an international victory in 2022.
The first World Cup was held in Uruguay in 1930, and since then it has been held every four years. Before 1930, pre-FIFA competitions were held such as the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy in 1909 and 1911. Before the World Cup was introduced, there were Summer Olympic football tournaments which were used to measure the best national teams.
Brazil is the South American football powerhouse and the leading contender for the FIFA World Cup.
Brazil, a frequent World Cup participant, is the only team that has participated in all 21 World Cup editions.
Five world titles were won by the record holders, including two in South Korea and Japan 2002. In the 2002 final, Brazil beat Germany 2-0 at Yokohama in Japan.
Germany is willing to draw level with Brazil, as Die Mannschaft won the World Cup four times in 2014.
Qatar 2022 will see a Neymar-led Brazil pitch for extending their record.
Brazil led the way in total wins with 73 wins in 109 matches in 21 World Cup tournaments. They currently have 237 points.
Germany won 67 of the 109 World Cup games, netting 221 points.
Italy is third with 45 wins from 83 matches. They currently have 156 points.
The last time the Italians won the World Cup was in 2006. They did not qualify for the 2022 and 2018 World Cup tournaments.
Argentina were the 1978 and 1986 champions. They have 144 points with 43 victories in 81 matches.
France, the defending world champions, is fifth with 115 points.
Les Bleus won 34 matches after playing 66 matches.
France won the World Cup twice, in 1998 (hosts), and 2018.
World Cup: 79 countries participated
At the 2018 World Cup in Russia, 79 teams represented their nationalities at the final tournaments.
This number will rise to 80 after Qatar’s winter debut.
The World Cup was won by eight countries, including Germany, Brazil and Italy.
Uruguay was the first winner in 1930. France is the current champion, having defeated Croatia 4-2 in Moscow’s Russia 2018 final.
It was won by England in 1966. Spain took the title in South Africa in 2010. These were the only World Cup victories for either nation.
Five countries reached the final, but none have won the World Cup.
These were the Netherlands (1974-78 and 2010), Czechoslovakia (1934 and 1962), Hungary (38 and 1954), Sweden (1858), and Croatia (2018).
World Cup hosts as champions
Six times the World Cup was won by the hosts in 21 final tournaments.
Uruguay, the 1930 hosts, were the champions. Italy was the 1934 host and winner.
After a win of 4-2 against West Germany in London, England won the 1966 World Cup.
As the tournament’s host, West Germany won in 1974 the World Cup title.
The Netherlands were defeated 2-1 by West Germany under Gerd Müller in Munich.
Argentina won the 1978 World Cup, their first ever.
The world champions of Buenos Aires were Argentina and the Netherlands, who beat Argentina 3-1. Mario Kempes, the star Argentine footballer, scored six goals during that tournament to lead his country to World Cup success.
The 1998 World Cup took place in France. Les Bleus, which were led by Thierry and Zinedine Zidane, won the offense.
France defeated 1994 world champions Brazil by 3-0 in Saint-Denis, to win their first title at the world level.
Brazil’s 1998 team was made up of many exceptional players, including goalkeeper Claudio Taffarel and left-back Roberto Carlos. Right-back Cafu was also included. Brazil returned home with a silver medal, having lost to France.
Qatar 2022, which will be the first ever World Cup to take place during Northern Hemisphere winters, will begin on Nov. 20.
32 teams will be competing in 64 matches over the course of the 29-day event for the 2022 World Cup trophy.