The FIFA World Cup is essentially the most prestigious competitors in world soccer, with the very best nationwide groups from throughout the globe competing for the honour each 4 years.
Initially, solely males’s groups competed on the quadrennial showpiece. The ladies’s FIFA World Cup was launched in 1991.
Because the inaugural competitors in 1930, when it was referred to as the Jules Rimet Trophy, the lads’s FIFA World Cup has produced eight totally different champions in 21 editions.
Brazil, Germany, Italy, Argentina, France, Uruguay, England and Spain have received the FIFA World Cup trophy.
Uruguay received the primary World Cup held in 1930, beating Argentina 4-2 within the ultimate.
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The lads’s Brazil soccer workforce has the most FIFA World Cup wins.
Brazil have lifted the World Cup a file 5 instances – 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002. They’re additionally the one workforce to compete in all 21 editions.
Nicknamed ‘La Selecao’, Brazil are additionally essentially the most profitable males’s workforce within the World Cup when it comes to matches performed (109), matches received (73) and targets scored (229).
When Brazil received the title for the primary time in 1958, legendary striker Pele got here to the fore. He scored six targets in that version, together with two within the ultimate towards Sweden.
Throughout his illustrious profession, Pele went on to win three FIFA World Cups – 1958, 1962 and 1970 – and stays the one participant to realize this feat up to now.
Brazilian legend Pele is the one participant to win the FIFA World Cup thrice.
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Sizzling on the heels of Brazil within the checklist of most FIFA World Cup wins are Germany and Italy, profitable the trophy 4 instances every.
Whereas Germany received it in 1954, 1974, 1990 and 2014, Italy had been the champions in 1934, 1938, 1982 and 2006.
Germany’s run within the World Cup might be divided into three durations, Germany pre World Warfare II, West Germany and the present-day reunified Germany. Nevertheless, all three are thought of one nation within the file books.
The European giants have additionally completed among the many prime three a file 12 instances, together with 4 second-place finishes.
Former German striker Miroslav Klose holds the file for essentially the most variety of targets scored on the FIFA World Cup, netting 16 targets throughout 4 editions.
Germany gamers have a good time their first World Cup triumph in 1954.
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Italy, in the meantime, lifted the World Cup on their debut in 1934 and efficiently defended it in 1938, turning into the primary workforce to win back-to-back titles.
Regardless of being probably the most profitable groups, Italy did not qualify for the FIFA World Cups in 2018 and 2022.
The opposite nations to win the FIFA World Cup greater than as soon as are Argentina, France and Uruguay, taking the coveted trophy two instances every.
Whereas Argentina triumphed in 1978 and 1986, Uruguay had been victorious in 1930 and 1950. Reigning champions France received it in 1998 and 2018.
The Netherlands have reached the ultimate thrice – 1974, 1978 and 2010 – however are but so as to add their identify to the World Cup winner’s checklist.
Solely groups from Europe and South America have received the lads’s FIFA World Cup.
Within the girls’s FIFA World Cup, the USA are essentially the most profitable nation, profitable the title 4 instances in eight editions and have by no means completed outdoors the highest three.
The USA girls’s soccer workforce received the FIFA Ladies’s World Cup in 1991, 1999, 2015 and 2019. They’ve additionally scored essentially the most variety of targets (138) on the world showpiece.