The FIFA World Cup, also called the Football World Cup or the Soccer World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the men’s national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport’s global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the first tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not contested because of World War II.
The current format of the tournament involves 32 teams competing for the title at venues within the host nation(s) over a period of about a month – this phase is often called the World Cup Finals. A qualification phase, which currently takes place over the preceding three years, is used to determine which teams qualify for the tournament together with the host nation(s).
Here are the full list of winners of the previous FIFA World Cups. Click on the highlighted text for more information about each host city and participating country. Are you looking for results for South Africa 2010?
|1930||Uruguay||Uruguay||Uruguay 4-2 Argentina|
|1934||Italy||Italy||Italy 2-1 Czechoslovakia|
|1938||France||Italy||Italy 4-2 Hungary|
|1950||Brazil||Uruguay||Uruguay 2-1 Brazil|
|1954||Switzerland||Germany||Germany 3-2 Hungary|
|1958||Sweden||Brazil||Brazil 5-2 Sweden|
|1962||Chile||Brazil||Brazil 3-1 Czechoslovakia|
|1966||England||England||England 4-2 Germany|
|1970||Mexico||Brazil||Brazil 4-1 Italy|
|1974||Germany||Germany||Germany 2-1 Holland|
|1978||Argentina||Argentina||Argentina 3-1 Holland|
|1982||Spain||Italy||Italy 3-1 Germany|
|1986||Mexico||Argentina||Argentina 3-2 Germany|
|1990||Italy||Germany||Germany 1-0 Argentina|
|1994||US||Brazil||Brazil 3-2 Italy|
|1998||France||France||France 3-0 Brazil|
|2002||Japan / S. Korea||Brazil||Brazil 2-0 Germany|
|2006||Germany||Italy||Italy 1-1 (5-3) France|
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