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Summary: World Cup Soccer is the international competition of national soccer teams of member nations of FIFA

The World Cup is the epitome of soccer; it is every footballer’s ultimate dream. If a player becomes skilled enough he will be asked to join a team representing the country for a bid to the World Cup facing the best teams of the world.

World Cup Soccer is an international football competition among national football teams of member nations of FIFA, Fédération Internationale de Football Association. FIFA is the sport’s global governing body. World Cup Soccer is sometimes called Football World Cup, FIFA World Cup or just World Cup, though the term World Cup could define any sport besides soccer. FIFA World Cup Soccer holds both men’s and women’s World Cup Soccer on a separate schedule. The first World Cup Soccer was held in 1930 on the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, Uruguay. Except in 1942 and 1946 (World War), FIFA World Cup Soccer was held every four years until the latest tournament in 2006.

The final stage of World Cup Soccer is where the sporting event reaches its highest pinnacle. This stage is competed by 32 deserving national teams in a group stage and knockout stage for over a month within the host nation. About 28.8 billion audiences watch the proceedings of the World Cup Soccer Finals making this event the most anticipated since its first television appearance in 1954.

The most successful World Cup Soccer team is Brazil who won the championship five times. Germany and Italy is next behind with three titles each and Uruguay and Argentina with two titles each and lastly, England and France with one title each. Here is the breakdown of the past World Cup Soccer winners.

The World Cup Soccer Years

Year                 Host                           Winner                 Runner-up
2006                Germany                    Italy                     France
2002                South Korea/Japan    Brazil                  Germany
1998                France                        France                Brazil
1994                Brazil                          Brazil                  Italy
1990                Italy                            West Germany    Argentina
1986                Mexico                       Argentina            West Germany
1982                Spain                         Italy                     West Germany
1978                Argentina                  Argentina             Netherlands
1974                West Germany          West Germany     Netherlands
1970                Mexico                      Brazil                    Italy
1966                England                    England               West Germany
1962                Chile                         Brazil                   Czechoslovakia
1958                Sweden                    Brazil                    Sweden
1954                Switzerland              West Germany       Hungary
1950                Brazil (Maracanazo) Uruguay                 Brazil.
1946                                          world war.
1942                                          world war.
1938                 France                    Italy                         Hungary.
1934                Italy                          Italy                         Czechoslovakia.
1930                Uruguay                   Uruguay                  Argentina.

World Cup Soccer Trivia.

* Players with the most goals.
The reason behind Brazil’s successes is through their dynamic players who are considered to be among the best. Brazilian Ronaldo leads the most goals with 15 from 4 world cups (1994, 1998, 2002, 2006) with Gerard Müller from Germany with 14 in 2 world cups (1970, 1974). Frenchman Just Fontaine has 13 in 1 world cup (1958) followed by the legendary Pelé with 12 in 4 world cups (1958, 1962, 1966, 1970).

* The player with the most World Cup Soccer appearances is Lothar Matthäus of Germany with 25.
* The biggest victory is in 1954 between Hungary and South Korea 9-0. Also in 1974 between Yugoslavia and Zaire 9-0. the 1982 victory of Hungary over El Salvador has 10-1.

Updated: August 7, 2018 — 12:00 pm

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