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FIFA World Cup

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The current FIFA World Cup Trophy, awarded to the World Cup champions since 1974

Founded 1930
Region International (FIFA)
Number of teams 32 (finals)
204 (qualifiers for 2010)
Current champions Flag of England svgEngland (2nd title)
Most successful team(s) Flag of Brazil svg Brazil (5 titles)
Website
33px-Soccerball current event svg 2014 FIFA World Cup

ResultsEdit

Year Host Winners Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place Number of teams
1930 Uruguay Uruguay 4–2 Argentina United States NOTE 1 Yugoslavia 13
1934 Italy Italy 2–1 (a.e.t.) Czechoslovakia Germany 3–2 Austria 16
1938 France Italy

 

4–2 Hungary Brazil 4–2 Sweden 15
1950 Brazil Uruguay 2–1 Brazil Sweden 3–1 Spain 13
1954 Switzerland West Germany 3–2 Hungary Austria 3–1 Uruguay 16
1958 Sweden Brazil 5–2 Sweden France 6–3 Germany 16
1962 Chile Brazil 3–1 Czechoslovakia Chile 1–0 Yugoslavia 16
1966 England England 4–2 (a.e.t.) West Germany Portugal 2–1 Soviet Union 16
1970 Mexico Brazil 4–1 Italy West Germany 1–0 Uruguay 16
1974 West Germany West Germany 2–1 Netherlands Poland 1–0 Brazil 16
1978 Argentina Argentina 3–1 (a.e.t.) Netherlands Brazil 2–1 Italy 16
1982 Spain Italy 3–1 West Germany Poland 3–2 France 24
1986 Mexico Argentina 3–2 West Germany France 4–2

(a.e.t.)

Belgium 24
1990 Italy West Germany 1–0 Argentina Italy 2–1 England 24
1994 United States Brazil 0–0 (3–2 pen) Italy Sweden 4–0 Bulgaria 24
1998 France France 3–0 Brazil Croatia 2–1 Netherlands 32
2002 South Korea & Japan Brazil 2–0 Germany Turkey 3–2 South Korea 32
2006 Germany Italy 1–1 (5–3 pen) France Germany 3–1 Portugal 32
2010 South Africa Spain 1–0 (a.e.t.) Netherlands Germany 3–2 Uruguay 32
2014 Brazil England 4–0 Hungary Netherlands 2–1 Spain 32
  • USA were ranked third in 1930 as they had a better record then Yugoslavia throughout the tournament

Teams reaching the top fourEdit

Team Titles Runners-up Third place Fourth place Total finishes in top four
Brazil 5 (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002) 2 (1950, 1998) 2 (1938, 1978) 1 (1974) 10
Italy 4 (1934, 1938, 1982, 2006) 2 (1970, 1994) 1 (1990) 1 (1978) 8
Germany/West Germany 3 (1954, 1974, 1990) 4 (1966, 1982, 1986, 2002) 4 (1934, 1970, 2006, 2010) 1 (1958) 12
Argentina 2 (1978, 1986) 2 (1930, 1990) 4
Uruguay 2 (1930, 1950) 3 (1954, 1970, 2010) 5
England 2 (1966, 2014) 1 (1990) 3
France 1 (1988) 1 (2006) 2 (1958, 1986) 1 (1982) 5
Spain 1 (2010) 2 (1950, 2014) 2
Netherlands 3 (1974, 1978, 2010) 1 (2014) 1 (1998) 4
Hungary 3 (1938, 1954, 2014) 3
Czech Republic/Czechoslovakia 2 (1934, 1962) 2
Sweden 1 (1958) 2 (1950, 1994) 1 (1938) 4
Poland 2 (1974, 1982) 2
Austria 1 (1954) 1 (1934) 2
Portugal 1 (1966) 1 (2006) 2
United States 1 (1930) 1
Chile 1 (1962) 1
Croatia 1 (1998) 1
Turkey 1 (2002) 1
Serbia/Yugoslavia 2 (1930, 1982) 2
Russia/Soviet Union 1 (1966) 1
Belgium 1 (1986) 1
Bulgaria 1 (1994) 1
South Korea 1 (2002) 1

RecordsEdit

Here are some of the FIFA World Cup records

  • Most Titles: 5, Brazil
  • Most Finals: 7, Germany & Brazil
  • Most Semi-Finals: 12, Germany
  • Most Quarter-Finals: 16, Brazil & Germany
  • Most times made Last 16: 20, Brazil
  • Most appearances: 20, Brazil
  • Most Finals Lost: 4, Germany
  • Most Times failed to make it past the Group Stage: 8, Scotland
  • Most Consecutive Titles: 2, Brazil & Italy
  • Most Consecutive Finals: 3, Brazil & Germany
  • Most Consecutive Quarter-Finals: 15, Germany
  • Longest Gap between titles: 48 years, England (1966-2014)
  • Most Titles (player): 3, Pelé (Brazil)
  • Most Finals (player): 3, Pierre Littbarski, Lothar Matthaus (West Germany), Cafu & Pelé (Brazil)
  • Most Matches: 103, Germany
  • Fewest Matches: 1, Indonesia
  • Most Wins: 69, Brazil
  • Most Losses: 26, Mexico
  • Most Draws: 22, Italy
  • Most Goals scored: 219, Brazil
  • Most Goals conceded: 128, Germany
  • Most tournaments not won but still undefeated: 3, England

In a TournamentEdit

  • Most Wins: 7, Brazil (2002) & England (2014)
  • Most Goals Scored: 27, Hungary (1954)
  • Fewest Goals conceded: 0, Switzerland (2006) & England (2014)
  • Most minutes without conceding: 652 minutes, England (2014)
  • Highest Goal Difference: +25, England
  • Lowest Goal Difference: -24, Tanzania

StreaksEdit

  • Most Consecutive Wins: 11, Brazil
  • Most matches undefeated: 13, Brazil
  • Most conseuctive minutes without conceding: 675 minutes, England (2010-2014)
  • Most consecutive matches conceding at least six goals: 3, Tanzania

Player RecordsEdit

  • Most Tournaments: 5, Antonio Carbajal (Mexico) & Lothar Matthaus (West Germany/Germany)
  • Most Matches: 25, Lothar Matthaus
  • Most goals scored: 15, Ronaldo
  • Most goals in one tournament: 13, Just Fontaine (France, 1938) & James Harrison (England, 2014)
  • Most goals in a match: 5, Oleg Salenko
  • Most goals in one final match: 3, Geoff Hurst (1966) & James Harrison (2014; both England)
  • Most hat-tricks: 2, Sándor Kocsis (Hungary), Just Fontaine (France), Gerd Muller (West Germany), Gabriel Batistuta (Argentina), James Harrison (England)
  • Latest Goal: 124th minute, James Harrison vs. Colombia
  • Latest winning goal: 124th minute, James Harrison vs. Colombia
  • Biggest Win: Hungary 9-0 South Korea, Yugoslavia 9-0 Zaire, Hungary 10-1 El Salvador, Argentina 9-0 Tanzania
  • Highest scoring match: Austria 7-5 Switzerland

Top Scoring NationsEdit

  • 1930: Argentina, 18 goals
  • 1934: Italy, 12 goals
  • 1938: Hungary, 15 goals
  • 1950: Brazil, 22 goals
  • 1954: Hungary, 27 goals
  • 1958: France, 23 goals
  • 1962: Brazil, 14 goals
  • 1966: Portugal, 17 goals
  • 1970: Brazil, 19 goals
  • 1974: Poland, 16 goals
  • 1978: Argentina & Netherlands, 15 goals
  • 1982: France, 16 goals
  • 1986: Argentina, 14 goals
  • 1990: West Germany, 15 goals
  • 1994: Sweden, 15 goals
  • 1998: France, 15 goals
  • 2002: Brazil, 18 goals
  • 2006: Germany, 14 goals
  • 2010: Germany, 16 goals
  • 2014: England, 25 goals

GoalkeepingEdit

  • Most Clean Sheets: 10, Peter Shilton (England) & Fabien Barthez (France)
  • Fewst goals conceded in one tournament: 0, Pascal Zuberbuhler (Switzerland) & Joe Hart (England)
  • Most penalties saved one tournament (except shoot-outs): 3, Joe Hart (England)

OtherEdit

  • Record attendance: 199,854, Uruguay v Brazil (1950)

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