What is World Cup?

The World Cup is the biggest football tournament in the world

FIFA World Cup trophy

The FIFA World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men’s national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport’s global governing body.

The World Cup is considered to be the biggest event in all football competition with the best players from around the globe competing against each in the biggest stage. The tournament is held every four years, with the winners earning the right to call themselves the best and the champions of the world.

Here are the World Cup winners list:

Year

Hosts

Winner

Runner-up

Score

1930 Uruguay Uruguay Argentina 4-2
1934 Italy Italy Czechoslovakia 2-1 after extra time
1938 France Italy Hungary 4-2
1950 Brazil Uruguay Brazil 2-1 (This was the only tournament not decided by a one-match final)
1954 Switzerland West Germany Hungary 3-2
1958 Sweden Brazil Sweden 5-2
1962 Chile Brazil Czechoslovakia 3-1
1966 England England West Germany 4-2 after extra time
1970 Mexico Brazil Italy 4-1
1974 West Germany West Germany Netherlands 2-1
1978 Argentina Argentina Netherlands 3-1 after extra time
1982 Spain Italy West Germany 3-1
1986 Mexico Argentina West Germany 3-2
1990 Italy West Germany Argentina 1-0
1994 United States Brazil Italy 0-0 after extra time (Brazil won 3-2 on penalties)
1998 France France Brazil 3-0
2002 South Korea and Japan Brazil Germany 2-0
2006 Germany Italy France 1-1 after extra time (Italy won 5-3 on penalties)
2010 South Africa Spain Netherlands 1-0
2014 Brazil   Germany   Argentina 1-0
2018 Russia   France   Croatia 4-2

Total World Cup Wins (1930–2018)

Wins Team Years
5 Brazil 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002
4 Italy 1934, 1938, 1982, 2006
4 (West) Germany 1954, 1974, 1990, 2014 (Germany)
2 Uruguay 1930, 1950
2 Argentina 1978, 1986
1 England 1966
2 France 1998, 2018
1 Spain 2010