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The FIFA
FIFA
World Cup, often simply called the 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
Football
Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War. The current champion is France, which won its second title at the 2018 tournament in Russia. The current format of the competition involves a qualification phase, which currently takes place over the preceding three years, to determine which teams qualify for the tournament phase, which is often called the World Cup Finals. After this, 32 teams, including the automatically qualifying host nation(s), compete in the tournament phase for the title at venues within the host nation(s) over a period of about a month. The 21 World Cup tournaments have been won by eight national teams. Brazil
Brazil
have won five times, and they are the only team to have played in every tournament. The other World Cup winners are Germany
Germany
and Italy, with four titles each; Argentina, France
France
and inaugural winner Uruguay, with two titles each; and England
England
and Spain
Spain
with one title each. The World Cup is the most prestigious association football tournament in the world, as well as the most widely viewed and followed sporting event in the world, exceeding even the Olympic Games; the cumulative viewership of all matches of the 2006 World Cup was estimated to be 26.29 billion with an estimated 715.1 million people watching the final match, a ninth of the entire population of the planet.[1][2][3][4] 17 countries have hosted the World Cup. Brazil, France, Italy, Germany and Mexico
Mexico
have each hosted twice, while Uruguay, Switzerland, Sweden, Chile, England, Argentina, Spain, the United States, Japan
Japan
and South Korea (jointly), South Africa
South Africa
and Russia
Russia
have each hosted once. Qatar are planned as hosts of the 2022 finals, and 2026 will be jointly hosted by Canada, the United States
United States
and Mexico, which will give Mexico the distinction of being the first country to have hosted games in three finals.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Previous international competitions 1.2 World Cups before World War II 1.3 World Cups after World War II 1.4 Expansion to 32 teams 1.5 Expansion to 48 teams 1.6 2015 FIFA
FIFA
corruption case 1.7 Other FIFA
FIFA
tournaments

2 Trophy 3 Format

3.1 Qualification 3.2 Final tournament

4 Hosts

4.1 Selection process 4.2 Performances

5 Attendance 6 Broadcasting and promotion 7 Results

7.1 Teams reaching the top four 7.2 Best performances by continental zones

8 Awards 9 Records and statistics

9.1 Top goalscorers 9.2 All-time table for champions

10 See also 11 Notes and references 12 Bibliography 13 External links

History Main article: History of the FIFA
FIFA
World Cup Previous international competitions The world's first international football match was a challenge match played in Glasgow
Glasgow
in 1872 between Scotland and England,[5] which ended in a 0–0 draw. The first international tournament, the inaugural British Home Championship, took place in 1884.[6] As football grew in popularity in other parts of the world at the start of the 20th century, it was held as a demonstration sport with no medals awarded at the 1900 and 1904 Summer Olympics (however, the International Olympic Committee
International Olympic Committee
has retroactively upgraded their status to official events), and at the 1906 Intercalated Games.[7] After FIFA
FIFA
was founded in 1904, it tried to arrange an international football tournament between nations outside the Olympic framework in Switzerland
Switzerland
in 1906. These were very early days for international football, and the official history of FIFA
FIFA
describes the competition as having been a failure.[8] At the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, football became an official competition. Planned by The Football Association
The Football Association
(FA), England's football governing body, the event was for amateur players only and was regarded suspiciously as a show rather than a competition. Great Britain (represented by the England
England
national amateur football team) won the gold medals. They repeated the feat at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm. With the Olympic event continuing to be contested only between amateur teams, Sir Thomas Lipton
Thomas Lipton
organised the Sir Thomas Lipton
Thomas Lipton
Trophy tournament in Turin
Turin
in 1909. The Lipton tournament was a championship between individual clubs (not national teams) from different nations, each one of which represented an entire nation. The competition is sometimes described as The First World Cup,[9] and featured the most prestigious professional club sides from Italy, Germany
Germany
and Switzerland, but the FA of England
England
refused to be associated with the competition and declined the offer to send a professional team. Lipton invited West Auckland, an amateur side from County Durham, to represent England
England
instead. West Auckland won the tournament and returned in 1911 to successfully defend their title. In 1914, FIFA
FIFA
agreed to recognise the Olympic tournament as a "world football championship for amateurs", and took responsibility for managing the event.[10] This paved the way for the world's first intercontinental football competition, at the 1920 Summer Olympics, contested by Egypt and 13 European teams, and won by Belgium.[11] Uruguay
Uruguay
won the next two Olympic football tournaments in 1924 and 1928. Those were also the first two open world championships, as 1924 was the start of FIFA's professional era.

World Cups before World War II FIFA
FIFA
president Jules Rimet
Jules Rimet
convinced the confederations to promote an international football tournament. Due to the success of the Olympic football tournaments, FIFA, with President Jules Rimet
Jules Rimet
as the driving force, again started looking at staging its own international tournament outside of the Olympics. On 28 May 1928, the FIFA
FIFA
Congress in Amsterdam
Amsterdam
decided to stage a world championship itself.[12] With Uruguay
Uruguay
now two-time official football world champions and to celebrate their centenary of independence in 1930, FIFA
FIFA
named Uruguay
Uruguay
as the host country of the inaugural World Cup tournament. The national associations of selected nations were invited to send a team, but the choice of Uruguay
Uruguay
as a venue for the competition meant a long and costly trip across the Atlantic Ocean for European sides. Indeed, no European country pledged to send a team until two months before the start of the competition. Rimet eventually persuaded teams from Belgium, France, Romania, and Yugoslavia to make the trip. In total, 13 nations took part: seven from South America, four from Europe and two from North America.

Estadio Centenario, the location of the first World Cup final in 1930 in Montevideo, Uruguay The first two World Cup matches took place simultaneously on 13 July 1930, and were won by France
France
and the US, who defeated Mexico
Mexico
4–1 and Belgium 3–0 respectively. The first goal in World Cup history was scored by Lucien Laurent of France.[13] In the final, Uruguay defeated Argentina
Argentina
4–2 in front of 93,000 people in Montevideo, and became the first nation to win the World Cup.[14] After the creation of the World Cup, FIFA
FIFA
and the IOC disagreed over the status of amateur players, and so football was dropped from the 1932 Summer Olympics.[15] Olympic football returned at the 1936 Summer Olympics, but was now overshadowed by the more prestigious World Cup. The issues facing the early World Cup tournaments were the difficulties of intercontinental travel, and war. Few South American teams were willing to travel to Europe for the 1934 World Cup and all North and South American nations except Brazil
Brazil
and Cuba boycotted the 1938 tournament. Brazil
Brazil
was the only South American team to compete in both. The 1942 and 1946 competitions, which Germany
Germany
and Brazil
Brazil
sought to host,[16] were cancelled due to World War II
World War II
and its aftermath.

World Cups after World War II The opening game of the Maracanã Stadium
Maracanã Stadium
in Rio de Janeiro, shortly before the 1950 FIFA
FIFA
World Cup. From the National Archives of Brazil The 1950 World Cup, held in Brazil, was the first to include British participants. British teams withdrew from FIFA
FIFA
in 1920, partly out of unwillingness to play against the countries they had been at war with, and partly as a protest against foreign influence on football,[17] but rejoined in 1946 following FIFA's invitation.[18] The tournament also saw the return of 1930 champions Uruguay, who had boycotted the previous two World Cups. Uruguay
Uruguay
won the tournament again after defeating the host nation Brazil, in the match called "Maracanazo" (Portuguese: Maracanaço). In the tournaments between 1934 and 1978, 16 teams competed in each tournament, except in 1938, when Austria was absorbed into Germany after qualifying, leaving the tournament with 15 teams, and in 1950, when India, Scotland, and Turkey withdrew, leaving the tournament with 13 teams.[19] Most of the participating nations were from Europe and South America, with a small minority from North America, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. These teams were usually defeated easily by the European and South American teams. Until 1982, the only teams from outside Europe and South America to advance out of the first round were: USA, semi-finalists in 1930; Cuba, quarter-finalists in 1938; North Korea, quarter-finalists in 1966; and Mexico, quarter-finalists in 1970.

Expansion to 32 teams Interior view of the Soccer City
Soccer City
in Johannesburg, South Africa, during a match at the 2010 FIFA
FIFA
World Cup The tournament was expanded to 24 teams in 1982,[20] and then to 32 in 1998,[21] also allowing more teams from Africa, Asia and North America to take part. Since then, teams from these regions have enjoyed more success, with several having reached the quarter-finals: Mexico, quarter-finalists in 1986; Cameroon, quarter-finalists in 1990; South Korea, finishing in fourth place in 2002; Senegal, along with USA, both quarter-finalists in 2002; Ghana, quarter-finalists in 2010; and Costa Rica, quarter-finalists in 2014. Nevertheless, European and South American teams continue to dominate, e.g., the quarter-finalists in 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2018 were all from Europe or South America and so were the finalists of all tournaments so far. Two hundred teams entered the 2002 FIFA
FIFA
World Cup qualification rounds; 198 nations attempted to qualify for the 2006 FIFA
FIFA
World Cup, while a record 204 countries entered qualification for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.[22]

Expansion to 48 teams In October 2013, Sepp Blatter
Sepp Blatter
spoke of guaranteeing the Caribbean Football
Football
Union's region a position in the World Cup.[23] In the edition of 25 October 2013 of the FIFA
FIFA
Weekly Blatter wrote that: "From a purely sporting perspective, I would like to see globalisation finally taken seriously, and the African and Asian national associations accorded the status they deserve at the FIFA
FIFA
World Cup. It cannot be that the European and South American confederations lay claim to the majority of the berths at the World Cup."[24] Those two remarks suggested to commentators that Blatter could be putting himself forward for re-election to the FIFA Presidency.[25] Following the magazine's publication, Blatter's would-be opponent for the FIFA
FIFA
Presidency, UEFA
UEFA
President Michel Platini, responded that he intended to extend the World Cup to 40 national associations, increasing the number of participants by eight. Platini said that he would allocate an additional berth to UEFA, two to the Asian Football Confederation and the Confederation of African Football, two shared between CONCACAF
CONCACAF
and CONMEBOL, and a guaranteed place for the Oceania Football
Football
Confederation.[26] Platini was clear about why he wanted to expand the World Cup. He said: "[The World Cup is] not based on the quality of the teams because you don't have the best 32 at the World Cup ... but it's a good compromise. ... It's a political matter so why not have more Africans? The competition is to bring all the people of all the world. If you don't give the possibility to participate, they don't improve."[26] In October 2016, FIFA
FIFA
president Gianni Infantino
Gianni Infantino
stated his support for a 48-team World Cup in 2026.[27] On 10 January 2017, FIFA confirmed the 2026 World Cup will have 48 finalist teams.[28]

2015 FIFA
FIFA
corruption case Main article: 2015 FIFA
FIFA
corruption case By May 2015, the games were under a particularly dark cloud because of the 2015 FIFA
FIFA
corruption case, allegations and criminal charges of bribery, fraud and money laundering to corrupt the issuing of media and marketing rights (rigged bids) for FIFA
FIFA
games,[29] with FIFA
FIFA
officials accused of taking bribes totaling more than $150 million over 24 years. In late May, the US Department of Justice announced a 47-count indictment with charges of racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracy against 14 people. Arrests of over a dozen FIFA
FIFA
officials were made since that time, particularly on 29 May and 3 December.[30] By the end of May 2015, a total of nine FIFA
FIFA
officials and five executives of sports and broadcasting markets had already been charged on corruption. At the time, FIFA president Sepp Blatter
Sepp Blatter
announced he would relinquish his position in February 2016.[31] On 4 June 2015 Chuck Blazer
Chuck Blazer
while co-operating with the FBI
FBI
and the Swiss authorities admitted that he and the other members of FIFA's then-executive committee were bribed in order to promote the 1998 and 2010 World Cups.[32] On 10 June 2015 Swiss authorities seized computer data from the offices of Sepp Blatter.[33] The same day, FIFA
FIFA
postponed the bidding process for the 2026 FIFA
FIFA
World Cup in light of the allegations surrounding bribery in the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 tournaments. Then-secretary general Jérôme Valcke stated, "Due to the situation, I think it's nonsense to start any bidding process for the time being."[34] On 28 October 2015, Blatter and FIFA
FIFA
VP Michel Platini, a potential candidate for presidency, were suspended for 90 days; both maintained their innocence in statements made to the news media.[35] On 3 December 2015 two FIFA
FIFA
vice-presidents were arrested on suspicion of bribery in the same Zurich hotel where seven FIFA
FIFA
officials had been arrested in May.[36] An additional 16 indictments by the US Department of Justice were announced on the same day.[37]

Other FIFA
FIFA
tournaments The BC Place
BC Place
in Vancouver
Vancouver
hosting a 2015 Women's World Cup match An equivalent tournament for women's football, the FIFA
FIFA
Women's World Cup, was first held in 1991 in China.[38] The women's tournament is smaller in scale and profile than the men's, but is growing; the number of entrants for the 2007 tournament was 120, more than double that of 1991.[39] Men's football has been included in every Summer Olympic Games
Olympic Games
except 1896 and 1932. Unlike many other sports, the men's football tournament at the Olympics is not a top-level tournament, and since 1992, an under-23 tournament with each team allowed three over-age players.[40] Women's football made its Olympic debut in 1996. The FIFA
FIFA
Confederations Cup was a tournament held one year before the World Cup at the World Cup host nation(s) as a dress rehearsal for the upcoming World Cup. It is contested by the winners of each of the six FIFA
FIFA
confederation championships, along with the FIFA
FIFA
World Cup champion and the host country.[41] The first edition took place in 1992 and the last edition was played in 2017. In March 2019, FIFA
FIFA
confirmed that the tournament would no longer be active owing to an expansion of the FIFA
FIFA
Club World Cup in 2021.[42] FIFA
FIFA
also organises international tournaments for youth football (FIFA U-20 World Cup, FIFA
FIFA
U-17 World Cup, FIFA
FIFA
U-20 Women's World Cup, FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup), club football ( FIFA
FIFA
Club World Cup), and football variants such as futsal ( FIFA
FIFA
Futsal
Futsal
World Cup) and beach soccer ( FIFA
FIFA
Beach Soccer World Cup). The latter three do not have a women's version, although a FIFA
FIFA
Women's Club World Cup has been proposed.[43] The FIFA
FIFA
U-20 Women's World Cup is held the year before each Women's World Cup and both tournaments are awarded in a single bidding process. The U-20 tournament serves as a dress rehearsal for the larger competition.[44]

Trophy Main article: FIFA
FIFA
World Cup Trophy Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
presenting the Jules Rimet
Jules Rimet
trophy to 1966 World Cup winning England
England
captain Bobby Moore From 1930 to 1970, the Jules Rimet
Jules Rimet
Trophy was awarded to the World Cup winning team. It was originally simply known as the World Cup or Coupe du Monde, but in 1946 it was renamed after the FIFA
FIFA
president Jules Rimet who set up the first tournament. In 1970, Brazil's third victory in the tournament entitled them to keep the trophy permanently. However, the trophy was stolen in 1983 and has never been recovered, apparently melted down by the thieves.[45]

The current trophy (held by France
France
forward Ousmane Dembélé
Ousmane Dembélé
in 2018) has been presented since 1974 After 1970, a new trophy, known as the FIFA
FIFA
World Cup Trophy, was designed. The experts of FIFA, coming from seven countries, evaluated the 53 presented models, finally opting for the work of the Italian designer Silvio Gazzaniga. The new trophy is 36 cm (14.2 in) high, made of solid 18 carat (75%) gold and weighs 6.175 kg (13.6 lb).[46] The base contains two layers of semi-precious malachite while the bottom side of the trophy bears the engraved year and name of each FIFA
FIFA
World Cup winner since 1974.[46] The description of the trophy by Gazzaniga was: "The lines spring out from the base, rising in spirals, stretching out to receive the world. From the remarkable dynamic tensions of the compact body of the sculpture rise the figures of two athletes at the stirring moment of victory."[47] This new trophy is not awarded to the winning nation permanently. World Cup winners retain the trophy only until the post-match celebration is finished. They are awarded a gold-plated replica rather than the solid gold original immediately afterwards.[48] Currently, all members (players, coaches, and managers) of the top three teams receive medals with an insignia of the World Cup Trophy; winners' (gold), runners-up' (silver), and third-place (bronze). In the 2002 edition, fourth-place medals were awarded to hosts South Korea. Before the 1978 tournament, medals were only awarded to the eleven players on the pitch at the end of the final and the third-place match. In November 2007, FIFA
FIFA
announced that all members of World Cup-winning squads between 1930 and 1974 were to be retroactively awarded winners' medals.[49][50][51]

Format Qualification Main article: FIFA
FIFA
World Cup qualification Since the second World Cup in 1934, qualifying tournaments have been held to thin the field for the final tournament.[52] They are held within the six FIFA
FIFA
continental zones (Africa, Asia, North and Central America and Caribbean, South America, Oceania, and Europe), overseen by their respective confederations. For each tournament, FIFA decides the number of places awarded to each of the continental zones beforehand, generally based on the relative strength of the confederations' teams. The qualification process can start as early as almost three years before the final tournament and last over a two-year period. The formats of the qualification tournaments differ between confederations. Usually, one or two places are awarded to winners of intercontinental play-offs. For example, the winner of the Oceanian zone and the fifth-placed team from the Asian zone entered a play-off for a spot in the 2010 World Cup.[53] From the 1938 World Cup onwards, host nations receive automatic qualification to the final tournament. This right was also granted to the defending champions between 1938 and 2002, but was withdrawn from the 2006 FIFA
FIFA
World Cup onward, requiring the champions to qualify. Brazil, winners in 2002, were the first defending champions to play qualifying matches.[54]

Final tournament For the various formats used in previous tournaments, see History of the FIFA
FIFA
World Cup § Format of each final tournament. The current final tournament has been used since 1998 and features 32 national teams competing over the course of a month in the host nation(s). There are two stages: the group stage followed by the knockout stage.[55] In the group stage, teams compete within eight groups of four teams each. Eight teams are seeded, including the hosts, with the other seeded teams selected using a formula based on the FIFA
FIFA
World Rankings and/or performances in recent World Cups, and drawn to separate groups.[56] The other teams are assigned to different "pots", usually based on geographical criteria, and teams in each pot are drawn at random to the eight groups. Since 1998, constraints have been applied to the draw to ensure that no group contains more than two European teams or more than one team from any other confederation.[57] Each group plays a round-robin tournament, in which each team is scheduled for three matches against other teams in the same group. This means that a total of six matches are played within a group. The last round of matches of each group is scheduled at the same time to preserve fairness among all four teams.[58] The top two teams from each group advance to the knockout stage. Points are used to rank the teams within a group. Since 1994, three points have been awarded for a win, one for a draw and none for a loss (before, winners received two points). If one considers all possible outcomes (win, draw, loss) for all six matches in a group, there are 729 (= 36) outcome combinations possible. However, 207 of these combinations lead to ties between the second and third places. In such case, the ranking among these teams is determined as follows:[59]

Greatest combined goal difference in all group matches Greatest combined number of goals scored in all group matches If more than one team remain level after applying the above criteria, their ranking will be determined as follows: Greatest number of points in head-to-head matches among those teams Greatest goal difference in head-to-head matches among those teams Greatest number of goals scored in head-to-head matches among those teams Fair play points, defined by the number of yellow and red cards received in the group stage: Yellow card: minus 1 point Indirect red card (as a result of a second yellow card): minus 3 points Direct red card: minus 4 points Yellow card and direct red card: minus 5 points If any of the teams above remain level after applying the above criteria, their ranking will be determined by the drawing of lots The knockout stage is a single-elimination tournament in which teams play each other in one-off matches, with extra time and penalty shootouts used to decide the winner if necessary. It begins with the round of 16 (or the second round) in which the winner of each group plays against the runner-up of another group. This is followed by the quarter-finals, the semi-finals, the third-place match (contested by the losing semi-finalists), and the final.[55] On 10 January 2017, FIFA
FIFA
approved a new format, the 48-team World Cup (to accommodate more teams), which consists of 16 groups of three teams each, with two teams qualifying from each group, to form a round of 32 knockout stage, to be implemented by 2026.[60]

Hosts Main article: FIFA
FIFA
World Cup hosts Map of FIFA
FIFA
World Cup final hosts, 1930–2022. Green: once; dark green: twice; light green: planned Selection process Early World Cups were given to countries at meetings of FIFA's congress. The locations were controversial because South America and Europe were by far the two centres of strength in football and travel between them required three weeks by boat. The decision to hold the first World Cup in Uruguay, for example, led to only four European nations competing.[61] The next two World Cups were both held in Europe. The decision to hold the second of these in France
France
was disputed, as the South American countries understood that the location would alternate between the two continents. Both Argentina
Argentina
and Uruguay thus boycotted the 1938 FIFA
FIFA
World Cup.[62] Since the 1958 FIFA
FIFA
World Cup, to avoid future boycotts or controversy, FIFA
FIFA
began a pattern of alternating the hosts between the Americas and Europe, which continued until the 1998 FIFA
FIFA
World Cup. The 2002 FIFA
FIFA
World Cup, hosted jointly by South Korea
South Korea
and Japan, was the first one held in Asia, and the first tournament with multiple hosts.[63] South Africa
South Africa
became the first African nation to host the World Cup in 2010. The 2014 FIFA
FIFA
World Cup was hosted by Brazil, the first held in South America since Argentina 1978,[64] and was the first occasion where consecutive World Cups were held outside Europe.

Russian delegates celebrate being chosen as the host of the 2018 FIFA
FIFA
World Cup The host country is now chosen in a vote by FIFA's Council. This is done under an exhaustive ballot system. The national football association of a country desiring to host the event receives a "Hosting Agreement" from FIFA, which explains the steps and requirements that are expected from a strong bid. The bidding association also receives a form, the submission of which represents the official confirmation of the candidacy. After this, a FIFA designated group of inspectors visit the country to identify that the country meets the requirements needed to host the event and a report on the country is produced. The decision on who will host the World Cup is usually made six or seven years in advance of the tournament. However, there have been occasions where the hosts of multiple future tournaments were announced at the same time, as was the case for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, which were awarded to Russia
Russia
and Qatar, with Qatar
Qatar
becoming the first Middle Eastern country to host the tournament.[65][66] For the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, the final tournament is rotated between confederations, allowing only countries from the chosen confederation (Africa in 2010, South America in 2014) to bid to host the tournament. The rotation policy was introduced after the controversy surrounding Germany's victory over South Africa
South Africa
in the vote to host the 2006 tournament. However, the policy of continental rotation will not continue beyond 2014, so any country, except those belonging to confederations that hosted the two preceding tournaments, can apply as hosts for World Cups starting from 2018.[67] This is partly to avoid a similar scenario to the bidding process for the 2014 tournament, where Brazil
Brazil
was the only official bidder.[68] The 2026 FIFA
FIFA
World Cup was chosen to be held in the United States, Canada
Canada
and Mexico, marking the first time a World Cup has been shared by three host nations.[69] The 2026 tournament will be the biggest World Cup ever held, with 48 teams playing 80 matches. Sixty matches will take place in the US, including all matches from the quarter-finals onward, while Canada
Canada
and Mexico
Mexico
will host 10 games each.[69]

Performances See also: Results of host nations in the FIFA
FIFA
World Cup Six of the eight champions have won one of their titles while playing in their own homeland, the exceptions being Brazil, who finished as runners-up after losing the deciding match on home soil in 1950 and lost their semi-final against Germany
Germany
in 2014, and Spain, which reached the second round on home soil in 1982. England
England
(1966) won its only title while playing as a host nation. Uruguay
Uruguay
(1930), Italy (1934), Argentina
Argentina
(1978) and France
France
(1998) won their first titles as host nations but have gone on to win again, while Germany
Germany
(1974) won their second title on home soil.[70] Other nations have also been successful when hosting the tournament. Switzerland
Switzerland
(quarter-finals 1954), Sweden
Sweden
(runners-up in 1958), Chile (third place in 1962), South Korea
South Korea
(fourth place in 2002), and Mexico (quarter-finals in 1970 and 1986) all have their best results when serving as hosts. So far, South Africa
South Africa
(2010) has been the only host nation to fail to advance beyond the first round.[71]

Attendance See also: List of sports attendance figures

Year

Hosts

Venues/Cities

Totalattendance

Matches

Avg.attendance

Highest attendances †

Number

Venue

Game(s)

1930  Uruguay 3/1 590,549 18 32,808 93,000 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo Uruguay
Uruguay
6–1 Yugoslavia, Semi-final

1934  Italy 8/8 363,000 17 21,353 55,000 Stadio Nazionale PNF, Rome Italy
Italy
2–1 Czechoslovakia, Final

1938  France 10/9 375,700 18 20,872 58,455 Olympique de Colombes, Paris France
France
1–3 Italy, Quarter-final

1950  Brazil 6/6 1,045,246 22 47,511 173,850[72] Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Brazil
1–2 Uruguay, Deciding match

1954   Switzerland 6/6 768,607 26 29,562 63,000 Wankdorf Stadium, Bern West Germany
Germany
3–2 Hungary, Final

1958  Sweden 12/12 819,810 35 23,423 50,928 Ullevi
Ullevi
Stadium, Gothenburg Brazil
Brazil
2–0 Soviet Union, Group stage

1962  Chile 4/4 893,172 32 27,912 68,679 Estadio Nacional, Santiago Brazil
Brazil
4–2 Chile, Semi-final

1966  England 8/7 1,563,135 32 48,848 98,270 Wembley Stadium, London England
England
4–2 West Germany, Final

1970  Mexico 5/5 1,603,975 32 50,124 108,192 Estadio Azteca, Mexico
Mexico
City Mexico
Mexico
1–0 Belgium, Group stage

1974  West Germany 9/9 1,865,753 38 49,099 83,168 Olympiastadion, West Berlin West Germany
Germany
1–0 Chile, Group stage

1978  Argentina 6/5 1,545,791 38 40,679 71,712 River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires Italy
Italy
1–0 Argentina, Group stage

1982  Spain 17/14 2,109,723 52 40,572 95,500 Camp Nou, Barcelona Argentina
Argentina
0–1 Belgium, Opening match

1986  Mexico 12/11 2,394,031 52 46,039 114,600 Estadio Azteca, Mexico
Mexico
City Mexico
Mexico
1–1 Paraguay, Group stage Argentina
Argentina
3–2 West Germany, Final

1990  Italy 12/12 2,516,215 52 48,389 74,765 San Siro, Milan West Germany
Germany
4–1 Yugoslavia, Group stage

1994  United States 9/9 3,587,538 52 68,991 94,194 Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California Brazil
Brazil
0(3)–(2)0 Italy, Final

1998  France 10/10 2,785,100 64 43,517 80,000 Stade de France, Saint-Denis Brazil
Brazil
0–3 France, Final

2002  Japan South Korea 20/20 2,705,197 64 42,269 69,029 International Stadium, Yokohama, Japan Brazil
Brazil
2–0 Germany, Final

2006  Germany 12/12 3,359,439 64 52,491 72,000 Olympiastadion, Berlin Germany
Germany
1(4)–(2)1 Argentina, Quarter-final

2010  South Africa 10/9 3,178,856 64 49,670 84,490 Soccer City, Johannesburg Spain
Spain
1–0 Netherlands, Final

2014  Brazil 12/12 3,429,873 64 53,592 74,738 Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro Germany
Germany
1–0 Argentina, Final

2018  Russia 12/11 3,031,768 64 47,371 78,011 Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow France
France
4–2 Croatia, Final

2022  Qatar (8/5)

(64)

2026  Canada Mexico United States (16/16)

(80)

Overall 40,532,478 900 45,036 171,772 Maracanã Stadium, Rio (1950)

The best-attended single match, shown in the last three columns, has been the final in 11 of the 21 World Cups as of 2018[update]. Another match or matches drew more attendance than the final in 1930, 1938, 1958, 1962, 1970–1982, 1990 and 2006.

Source: FIFA[73] Broadcasting and promotion See also: List of FIFA
FIFA
World Cup broadcasters A Coca-Cola
Coca-Cola
bottle promoting the 2002 World Cup in South Korea
South Korea
and Japan
Japan
The World Cup was first televised in 1954 and is now the most widely viewed and followed sporting event in the world. The cumulative viewership of all matches of the 2006 World Cup is estimated to be 26.29 billion.[1] 715.1 million individuals watched the final match of this tournament (a ninth of the entire population of the planet). The 2006 World Cup draw, which decided the distribution of teams into groups, was watched by 300 million viewers.[74] The World Cup attracts many sponsors such as Coca-Cola, McDonald's
McDonald's
and Adidas. For these companies and many more, being a sponsor strongly impacts their global brands. Host countries typically experience a multimillion-dollar revenue increase from the month-long event. The governing body of the sport, FIFA, generated $4.8 billion in revenue from the 2014 tournament,[75] and $6.1 billion from the 2018 tournament.[76]

The FIFA
FIFA
International Broadcast Centre
International Broadcast Centre
for television in Johannesburg, South Africa
South Africa
during the 2010 World Cup. Each FIFA
FIFA
World Cup since 1966 has its own mascot or logo. World Cup Willie, the mascot for the 1966 competition, was the first World Cup mascot.[77] World Cups feature official match balls specially designed for each tournament.[78] Each World Cup also has an official song, which have been performed by artists ranging from Shakira
Shakira
to Will Smith.[79][80] Other songs, such as “Nessun dorma”, performed by The Three Tenors
The Three Tenors
at four World Cup concerts, have also become identified with the tournament.[81] Forming a partnership with FIFA
FIFA
in 1970, Panini published its first sticker album for the 1970 World Cup.[82] Since then, collecting and trading stickers and cards has become part of the World Cup experience, especially for the younger generation.[83] FIFA
FIFA
has also licensed World Cup video games since 1986, with Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts
the current license holder.[82] The World Cup even has a statistically significant effect on birth rates, the male/female sex ratio of newborns, and heart attacks in nations whose national teams are competing.[84][85][86]

Results See also: List of FIFA
FIFA
World Cup finals

Edition

Year

Hosts

Champions

Score and Venue

Runners-up

Third place

Score and Venue

Fourth place

No. of Teams

1

1930 Details

 Uruguay

Uruguay

4–2 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo

Argentina

United States

[note 1]

Yugoslavia

13

2

1934 Details

 Italy

Italy

2–1 (a.e.t.) Stadio Nazionale PNF, Rome

Czechoslovakia

Germany

3–2 Stadio Giorgio Ascarelli, Naples

Austria

16

3

1938 Details

 France

Italy

4–2 Stade de Colombes, Paris

Hungary

Brazil

4–2 Parc Lescure, Bordeaux

Sweden

15

1942

Editions cancelled without organization because of World War II.

1946

4

1950 Details

 Brazil

Uruguay

[note 2]2–1 Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro

Brazil

Sweden

[note 2]3–1 Pacaembu, São Paulo

Spain

13

5

1954 Details

  Switzerland

West Germany

3–2 Wankdorfstadion, Bern

Hungary

Austria

3–1 Hardturm, Zürich

Uruguay

16

6

1958 Details

 Sweden

Brazil

5–2 Råsundastadion, Solna

Sweden

France

6–3 Ullevi, Gothenburg

West Germany

16

7

1962 Details

 Chile

Brazil

3–1 Estadio Nacional, Santiago

Czechoslovakia

Chile

1–0 Estadio Nacional, Santiago

Yugoslavia

16

8

1966 Details

 England

England

4–2 (a.e.t.) Wembley Stadium, London

West Germany

Portugal

2–1 Wembley Stadium, London

Soviet Union

16

9

1970 Details

 Mexico

Brazil

4–1 Estadio Azteca, Mexico
Mexico
City

Italy

West Germany

1–0 Estadio Azteca, Mexico
Mexico
City

Uruguay

16

10

1974 Details

 West Germany

West Germany

2–1 Olympiastadion, Munich

Netherlands

Poland

1–0 Olympiastadion, Munich

Brazil

16

11

1978 Details

 Argentina

Argentina

3–1 (a.e.t.) Monumental de Núñez, Buenos Aires

Netherlands

Brazil

2–1 Monumental de Núñez, Buenos Aires

Italy

16

12

1982 Details

 Spain

Italy

3–1 Santiago
Santiago
Bernabéu, Madrid

West Germany

Poland

3–2 Estadio José Rico Pérez, Alicante

France

24

13

1986 Details

 Mexico

Argentina

3–2 Estadio Azteca, Mexico
Mexico
City

West Germany

France

4–2 (a.e.t.) Estadio Cuauhtémoc, Puebla

Belgium

24

14

1990 Details

 Italy

West Germany

1–0 Stadio Olimpico, Rome

Argentina

Italy

2–1 Stadio San Nicola, Bari

England

24

15

1994 Details

 United States

Brazil

0–0 (a.e.t.)(3–2 pen.) Rose Bowl, Pasadena

Italy

Sweden

4–0 Rose Bowl, Pasadena

Bulgaria

24

16

1998 Details

 France

France

3–0 Stade de France, Saint-Denis

Brazil

Croatia

2–1 Parc des Princes, Paris

Netherlands

32

17

2002 Details

 Japan South Korea

Brazil

2–0 International Stadium, Yokohama

Germany

Turkey

3–2 Daegu
Daegu
Stadium, Daegu

South Korea

32

18

2006 Details

 Germany

Italy

1–1 (a.e.t.)(5–3 pen.) Olympiastadion, Berlin

France

Germany

3–1 Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion, Stuttgart

Portugal

32

19

2010 Details

 South Africa

Spain

1–0 (a.e.t.) Soccer City, Johannesburg

Netherlands

Germany

3–2 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth

Uruguay

32

20

2014 Details

 Brazil

Germany

1–0 (a.e.t.) Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro

Argentina

Netherlands

3–0 Estádio Nacional, Brasília

Brazil

32

21

2018 Details

 Russia

France

4–2 Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow

Croatia

Belgium

2–0 Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg

England

32

22

2022 Details

 Qatar

TBD

TBDIconic Stadium, Lusail

TBD

TBD

TBDTBD

TBD

32

23

2026 Details

 Canada Mexico United States

TBD

TBDTBD, United States

TBD

TBD

TBDTBD

TBD

48

a.e.t.: after extra time pen.: after penalty shoot-out TBD: to be determined Notes

^ There was no third place match in 1930; the United States
United States
and Yugoslavia lost in the semi-finals. FIFA
FIFA
now recognises the United States as the third-placed team and Yugoslavia as the fourth-placed team, using the overall records of the teams in the tournament.[87]

^ a b There was no official World Cup final match in 1950.[88] The tournament winner was decided by a final round-robin group contested by four teams (Uruguay, Brazil, Sweden, and Spain). Coincidentally, one of the last two matches of the tournament pitted the two top ranked teams against each other, with Uruguay's 2–1 victory over Brazil
Brazil
thus often being considered as the de facto final of the 1950 World Cup.[89] Likewise, the game between the lowest ranked teams, played at the same time as Uruguay
Uruguay
vs Brazil, can be considered equal to a 3rd place match, with Sweden's 3–1 victory over Spain
Spain
ensuring that they finished third.

In all, 79 nations have played in at least one World Cup.[90] Of these, eight national teams have won the World Cup, and they have added stars to their badges, with each star representing a World Cup victory. (Uruguay, however, choose to display four stars on their badge, representing their two gold medals at the 1924 and 1928 Summer Olympics and their two World Cup titles in 1930 and 1950). With five titles, Brazil
Brazil
are the most successful World Cup team and also the only nation to have played in every World Cup (21) to date.[91] Brazil
Brazil
were also the first team to win the World Cup for the third (1970), fourth (1994) and fifth (2002) time. Italy
Italy
(1934 and 1938) and Brazil
Brazil
(1958 and 1962) are the only nations to have won consecutive titles. West Germany
Germany
(1982–1990) and Brazil (1994–2002) are the only nations to appear in three consecutive World Cup finals. Germany
Germany
has made the most top-four finishes (13), medals (12), as well as the most finals (8).

Map of countries' best results Teams reaching the top four See also: National team appearances in the FIFA
FIFA
World Cup § Comprehensive team results by tournament

Teams reaching the top four

Team Titles Runners-up Third place Fourth place Top 4 Finishes Top 3 Finishes Top 2 Finishes Appearances

 Brazil

5 (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)

2 (1950*, 1998)

2 (1938, 1978)

2 (1974, 2014*)

11 9 7 21

 Germany1

4 (1954, 1974*, 1990, 2014)

4 (1966, 1982, 1986, 2002)

4 (1934, 1970, 2006*, 2010)

1 (1958)

13 12 8 19

 Italy

4 (1934*, 1938, 1982, 2006)

2 (1970, 1994)

1 (1990*)

1 (1978)

8 7 6 18

 Argentina

2 (1978*, 1986)

3 (1930, 1990, 2014)

5 5 5 17

 France

2 (1998*, 2018)

1 (2006)

2 (1958, 1986)

1 (1982)

6 5 3 15

 Uruguay

2 (1930*, 1950)

3 (1954, 1970, 2010)

5 2 2 13

 England

1 (1966*)

2 (1990, 2018)

3 1 1 15

 Spain

1 (2010)

1 (1950)

2 1 1 15

 Netherlands

3 (1974, 1978, 2010)

1 (2014)

1 (1998)

5 4 3 10

 Hungary

2 (1938, 1954)

2 2 2 9

 Czech Republic2

2 (1934, 1962)

2 2 2 9

 Sweden

1 (1958*)

2 (1950, 1994)

1 (1938)

4 3 1 12

 Croatia

1 (2018)

1 (1998)

2 2 1 5

 Poland

2 (1974, 1982)

2 2

7

 Austria

1 (1954)

1 (1934)

2 1

7

 Portugal

1 (1966)

1 (2006)

2 1

7

 Belgium

1 (2018)

1 (1986)

2 1

13

 United States

1 (1930)

1 1

10

 Chile

1 (1962*)

1 1

9

 Turkey

1 (2002)

1 1

2

 Serbia3

2 (1930, 1962)

2

12

 Russia4

1 (1966)

1

11

 Bulgaria

1 (1994)

1

7

 South Korea

1 (2002*)

1

10

* = hosts 1 = includes results representing West Germany
Germany
between 1954 and 1990 2 = includes results representing Czechoslovakia between 1934 and 1990 3 = includes results representing Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro between 1930 and 2006 4 = includes results representing Soviet Union between 1958 and 1990 Best performances by continental zones See also: FIFA
FIFA
World Cup results by confederation South Koreans watching their nation on the big screens in Seoul Plaza during the 2002 World Cup when they became the first Asian country to reach the semi-finals. To date, the final of the World Cup has only been contested by teams from the UEFA
UEFA
(Europe) and CONMEBOL
CONMEBOL
(South America) confederations. European nations have won twelve titles, while South American have won nine. Only two teams from outside these two continents have ever reached the semi-finals of the competition: United States
United States
(North, Central America and Caribbean) in 1930 and South Korea
South Korea
(Asia) in 2002. The best result of an African team is reaching the quarter-finals: Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002 and Ghana in 2010. Only one Oceanian qualifier, Australia in 2006, has advanced to the second round.[92] Brazil, Argentina, Spain
Spain
and Germany
Germany
are the only teams to win a World Cup outside their continental confederation; Brazil
Brazil
came out victorious in Europe (1958), North America (1970 and 1994) and Asia (2002). Argentina
Argentina
won a World Cup in North America in 1986, while Spain
Spain
won in Africa in 2010. In 2014, Germany
Germany
became the first European team to win in the Americas. Only on five occasions have consecutive World Cups been won by teams from the same continent, and currently it is the first time with four champions in a row from the same continental confederation. Italy
Italy
and Brazil
Brazil
successfully defended their titles in 1938 and 1962 respectively, while Italy's triumph in 2006 has been followed by wins for Spain
Spain
in 2010, Germany
Germany
in 2014 and France
France
in 2018. Currently, it is also the first time that one of the currently winning continents (Europe) is ahead of the other (South America) by more than one championship.

Total times teams qualified by confederation

Confederation

AFC

CAF

CONCACAF

CONMEBOL

OFC

UEFA

Total

Teams 37 44 42 85 4 245 457

Top 16 6 9 14 35 1 91 156

Top 8 2 3 5 34 0 100 144

Top 4 1 0 1 22 0 60 84

Top 2 0 0 0 14 0 28 42

1st 0 0 0 9 0 12 21

2nd 0 0 0 5 0 16 21

3rd 0 0 1 3 0 17 21

4th 1 0 0 5 0 15 21

Awards Main article: FIFA
FIFA
World Cup awards At the end of each World Cup, awards are presented to the players and teams for accomplishments other than their final team positions in the tournament. There are currently six awards:[93]

The Golden Ball for the best player, determined by a vote of media members (first awarded in 1982); the Silver Ball and the Bronze Ball are awarded to the players finishing second and third in the voting respectively;[94] The Golden Boot (sometimes called the Golden Shoe) for the top goalscorer (first awarded in 1982, but retrospectively applied to all tournaments from 1930); most recently, the Silver Boot and the Bronze Boot have been awarded to the second and third top goalscorers respectively;[95] The Golden Glove Award (formerly the Yashin Award) for the best goalkeeper, decided by the FIFA
FIFA
Technical Study Group (first awarded in 1994);[96] The Best Young Player Award for the best player aged 21 or younger at the start of the calendar year, decided by the FIFA
FIFA
Technical Study Group (first awarded in 2006);[97] The FIFA
FIFA
Fair Play Trophy for the team with the best record of fair play, according to the points system and criteria established by the FIFA
FIFA
Fair Play Committee (first awarded in 1978);[97] The Most Entertaining Team for the team that has entertained the public the most during the World Cup, determined by a poll of the general public (first awarded in 1994);[97] An All-Star Team consisting of the best players of the tournament has also been announced for each tournament since 1998.

Records and statistics Main article: List of FIFA
FIFA
World Cup records See also: List of FIFA
FIFA
World Cup winners Lothar Matthäus
Lothar Matthäus
played a record 25 World Cup matches across a joint record five tournaments. Three players share the record for playing in the most World Cups; Mexico's Antonio Carbajal (1950–1966) and Rafael Márquez (2002–2018); and Germany's Lothar Matthäus
Lothar Matthäus
(1982–1998) all played in five tournaments.[98] Matthäus has played the most World Cup matches overall, with 25 appearances.[99] Brazil's Djalma Santos (1954–1962), West Germany's Franz Beckenbauer
Franz Beckenbauer
(1966–1974) and Germany's Philipp Lahm
Philipp Lahm
(2006–2014) are the only players to be named to three Finals All-Star Teams.[100] Miroslav Klose
Miroslav Klose
of Germany
Germany
(2002–2014) is the all-time top scorer at the finals, with 16 goals. He broke Ronaldo of Brazil's record of 15 goals (1998–2006) during the 2014 semi-final match against Brazil. West Germany's Gerd Müller
Gerd Müller
(1970–1974) is third, with 14 goals.[101] The fourth placed goalscorer, France's Just Fontaine, holds the record for the most goals scored in a single World Cup; all his 13 goals were scored in the 1958 tournament.[102] In November 2007, FIFA
FIFA
announced that all members of World Cup-winning squads between 1930 and 1974 were to be retroactively awarded winners' medals.[49] This made Brazil's Pelé
Pelé
the only player to have won three World Cup winners' medals (1958, 1962, and 1970, although he did not play in the 1962 final due to injury),[103] with 20 other players who have won two winners' medals. Seven players have collected all three types of World Cup medals (winners', runner- ups', and third-place); five players were from West Germany's squad of 1966–1974 including Franz Beckenbauer, Jürgen Grabowski, Horst-Dieter Höttges, Sepp Maier
Sepp Maier
and Wolfgang Overath
Wolfgang Overath
(1966–1974), Italy's Franco Baresi
Franco Baresi
(1982, 1990, 1994) and the most recent has been Miroslav Klose
Miroslav Klose
of Germany
Germany
(2002–2014) with four consecutive medals.[104] Brazil's Mário Zagallo, West Germany's Franz Beckenbauer
Franz Beckenbauer
and France's Didier Deschamps
Didier Deschamps
are the only people to date to win the World Cup as both player and head coach. Zagallo won in 1958 and 1962 as a player and in 1970 as head coach.[105] Beckenbauer won in 1974 as captain and in 1990 as head coach,[106] and Deschamps repeated the feat in 2018, after having won in 1998 as captain.[107] Italy's Vittorio Pozzo
Vittorio Pozzo
is the only head coach to ever win two World Cups (1934 and 1938).[108] All World Cup-winning head coaches were natives of the country they coached to victory.[109] Among the national teams, Germany
Germany
and Brazil
Brazil
have played the most World Cup matches (109), Germany
Germany
appeared in the most finals (8), semi-finals (13), quarter-finals (16), while Brazil
Brazil
has appeared in the most World Cups (21), has the most wins (73) and has scored the most goals (229).[110][111] The two teams have played each other twice in the World Cup, in the 2002 final and in the 2014 semi-final.[112]

Top goalscorers Main article: FIFA
FIFA
World Cup top goalscorers Miroslav Klose
Miroslav Klose
scored a record 16 goals across four World Cups.

Players with more than 10 goals at World Cup tournaments

Rank

Nation

Player

Goals scored

1

Miroslav Klose

16

2

Ronaldo

15

3

Gerd Müller

14

4

Just Fontaine

13

5

Pelé

12

6

Jürgen Klinsmann

11

Sándor Kocsis

11

All-time table for champions Main article: All-time table of the FIFA
FIFA
World Cup

Rank

Team

Participations

Pld

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Pts

AvgPts

Trophies

1

 Brazil

21

109

73

18

18

229

105

124

237

2.17

5

2

 Germany[113]

19

109

67

20

22

226

125

101

221

2.03

4

3

 Italy

18

83

45

21

17

128

77

51

156

1.88

4

4

 Argentina

17

81

43

15

23

137

93

44

144

1.78

2

5

 France

15

66

34

13

19

120

77

43

115

1.74

2

6

 England

15

69

29

21

19

91

64

27

108

1.59

1

7

 Spain

15

63

30

15

18

99

72

27

105

1.67

1

8

 Uruguay

13

56

24

12

20

87

74

13

84

1.50

2

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