The FIFA World cup is one of the most prestigious sports events in the world as it is contested by the men’s national team of football who are the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). FIFA is the global governing body of the sports. This article gives you a detailed report about the previous winners and Runner-up of World Cup 2018.
Winners and Runners-up
The first FIFA World Cup tournament was held in the year of 1930 which was 87 years back. It is played in every four years and till now 20 FIFA world cup tournaments have been conducted, and it has been won by eight different countries.
List of World Cup Winners
|1974||West Germany||West Germany||Netherlands||2-1|
|1994||United States||Brazil||Italy||0-0 (P)|
|2010||South Africa||Spain||Netherlands||1-0 (AET)|
The FIFA World Cup was not played on 1942 and 1946 due to the Second World War. To participate in the World Cup tournament, the team needs to qualify for the same; however, the host nation or nations automatically qualify for the same. In Every World Cup tournament, 32 teams compete with each other to lift the most prestigious trophy in the sports event.
Participation till Now in FIFA World Cup and Results
Till 2014, in the 20 FIFA World Cup tournaments, 77 nations have participated in the same. Out of them, 12 teams have played finale matches, and eight teams have lifted the World Cup trophy. The trophy counts are: –
- Brazil: 5 titles
- Italy: 4 titles
- Germany: 4titles
- Uruguay: 2 titles
- Argentina: 2 titles
Brazil is one of the most successful team in FIFA World Cup who has qualified for every World Cup Final tournament.
2018 World Cup Russia
The next FIFA World Cup tournament will be held on 2018 in Russia. The 21st World Cup Tournament will begin from 14th June 2018 to 15th July 2018. After 2006, this is the first time that a European team will be hosting the World Cup Tournament.
64 matches will be played between 32 competing national football teams. These 64 games will be played in 12 different venues located in 11 different cities. The final game is scheduled on Sunday, 15th July 2018 which will be held at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow.
Russia was given the rights to host the 21st FIFA World Cup on 2nd December 2010. To have and comfortable and less time-consuming travelling, all but only one of the stadium is in European Russia which is west of Ural Mountains.