World Cup Finals

The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) lead by their President Jules Rimet agreed to staging a new World Cup in 1928 following the success of the growing Olympic Football Tournament which was widely acclaimed as the ‘unofficial’ world football competition. The first tournament took place in Uruguay in 1930 to celebrate their centenary of Independence. 13 nations in total (Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, France, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Uruguay, USA, Yugoslavia) would participate in the initial competition with the hosts winning the final against Argentina. Now the competition has over 200 nations qualifying for the tournament finals every four years played in all corners across the world.

FIFA World Cup Finals

1930 Uruguay 4-2 Argentina (Montevideo)

1934 Italy 2-1 Czechoslovakia (Rome) aet

1938 Italy 4-2 Hungary (Paris)

1950 Uruguay 2-1 Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)

1954 West Germany 3-2 Hungary (Bern)

1958 Brazil 5-2 Sweden (Solna)

1962 Brazil 3-1 Czechoslovakia (Santiago)

1966 England 4-2 West Germany (London) aet

1970 Brazil 4-1 Italy (Mexico City)

1974 West Germany 2-1 Netherlands (Munich)

1978 Argentina 3-1 Netherlands (Buenos Aires) aet

1982 Italy 3-1 West Germany (Madrid)

1986 Argentina 3-2 West Germany (Mexico City)

1990 West Germany 1-0 Argentina (Rome)

1994 Brazil 0-0 Italy (Los Angeles) 3-2 on pens aet

1998 France 3-0 Brazil (Paris)

2002 Brazil 2-0 Germany (Yokohama)

2006 Italy 1-1 France (Berlin) 5-3 on pens aet

2010 Spain 1-0 Netherlands (Johannesburg) aet

2014 Germany 1-0 Argentina (Rio de Janeiro) aet

2018 France 4-2 Croatia (Moscow)

Most wins: 5 Brazil, 4 Germany (inc 3 as West Germany), 4 Italy, 2 Argentina, 2 France, 2 Uruguay, 1 England, 1 Spain.

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