The World Cup

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World Cup Hosts, Winners and Runners Up

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aet After Extra Time
pens Penalties

Year Host Country Times
as Host
World Cup Winners Number
of Wins
Runners Up Score
1930 Uruguay1 Uruguay1 Argentina 4 - 2
1934 Italy1 Italy1 Czechoslovakia 2 - 1 (aet)
1938 France1 Italy2 Hungary 4 - 2
1950 Brazil1 Uruguay2 Brazil 2 - 1
1954 Switzerland1 West Germany1 Hungary 3 - 2
1958 Sweden1 Brazil1 Sweden 5 - 2
1962 Chile1 Brazil2 Czechoslovakia 3 - 1
1966 England1 England1 West Germany 4 - 2 (aet)
1970 Mexico1 Brazil3 Italy 4 - 1
1974 West Germany1 West Germany2 Netherlands 2 - 1
1978 Argentina1 Argentina1 Netherlands 3 - 1 (aet)
1982 Spain1 Italy3 West Germany 3 - 1
1986 Mexico2 Argentina2 West Germany 3 - 2
1990 Italy2 West Germany3 Argentina 1 - 0
1994 USA1 Brazil4 Italy 0 - 0 (pens: 3 - 2)
1998 France2 France1 Brazil 3 - 0
2002 Japan / South Korea1 Brazil5 Germany 2 - 0
2006 Germany2 Italy4 France 1 - 1 (pens: 5 - 3)
2010 South Africa1 Spain1 Netherlands 1 - 0 (aet)
2014 Brazil2 Germany4 Argentina 1 - 0 (aet)
2018 Russia1       
2022 Qatar1       


History of the World Cup

Year Notes
1930 First World Cup held in Uruguay. Only 13 countries entered, 9 from Latin America. No team from the United Kingdom entered.
1950 England qualified for their first World Cup.
1970 Brazil become the first country to win the World Cup three times.
1990 Germany become the first country to reach three successive World Cup finals.
1994 Brazil become the first country to win the World Cup four times.
2002 Brazil become the first country to win the World Cup five times and the second country to reach three successive finals.


World Cup Finalists
Who Have Never Won the World Cup

Country Number of
World Cup
Finals
Years
Czechoslovakia 21930 1962
Hungary 21938 1954
Sweden 11958
Netherlands 31974 1978 2010


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