List of Countries that have Won the World Cup Since 1930

Several Countries across America and Europe have won the World Cup since its inaugural match was played in 1930. The FIFA World Cup is an international football competition that began in 1930. Men’s national teams of FIFA compete for the title.

The tournament has been held every four years, except in 1942 and 1946, when it was canceled due to World War II. France won the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, defeating Croatia 4-2 in regulation time.

How many Countries have Played World Cup?

79 countries have competed in at least one of the 21 tournaments. Thirteen of them have advanced to the final match, and eight have won. Brazil is the most successful World Cup team, with five titles, and the only country to have competed in every World Cup tournament.

Italy and Germany each have four championships. Defending champions France, and past champions Uruguay and Argentina, each, have two titles. England and Spain have one title each. The winning team receives the FIFA World Cup Trophy, with their name emblazoned on the bottom side of the trophy.

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As of 2018, the 1934 final game is the most recent final in which two teams competed in their inaugural final. The Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, the nation’s largest sports facility, hosted the championship game of the most recent tournament to take place in Russia.

Only South American and European countries have participated in World Cup final matches as of 2018. Six countries—Uruguay, Italy, England, Germany, Argentina, and France—have won the championship as the host. Brazil and Sweden have lost the championship game as hosts.

Has any African Country won the World Cup?

Unfortunately, No African country has won the World Cup final or even made it to the semi-finals. American and European Countries have produced world cup winners.

We have compiled a list of countries that have won the World Cup title since it was introduced in 1930.

List of Countries that have Won the World Cup, Runners, and Hosts

2022 Qatar
2018 RussiaFranceFrance 4-2 Croatia
2014 BrazilGermanyGermany 1-0 Argentina
2010 South AfricaSpainSpain 1-0 Netherlands
2006 GermanyItaly1-1, then Italy beat France 5-3 in penalties
2002 Japan / S. KoreaBrazilBrazil 2-0 Germany
1998 FranceFranceFrance 3-0 Brazil
1994 USABrazil0-0, then Brazil defeated Italy 3-2 in penalties
1990 ItalyGermanyGermany 1-0 Argentina
1986 MexicoArgentinaArgentina 3-2 Germany
1982 SpainItalyItaly 3-1 Germany
1978 ArgentinaArgentinaArgentina 3-1 Holland
1974 GermanyGermanyGermany 2-1 Holland
1970 MexicoBrazilBrazil 4-1 Italy
1966 EnglandEnglandEngland 4-2 Germany
1962 ChileBrazilBrazil 3-1 Czechoslovakia
1958 SwedenBrazilBrazil 5-2 Sweden
1954 SwitzerlandGermanyGermany 3-2 Hungary
1950 BrazilUruguayUruguay 2-1 Brazil
1946not held
1942not held
1938 FranceItalyItaly 4-2 Hungary
1934 ItalyItalyItaly 2-1 Czechoslovakia
1930 UruguayUruguayUruguay 4-2 Argentina