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Sunday, July 12, 2009

FIFA World Cup Part 3


Results

[edit] Summaries of previous tournaments
Year Host Nation(s) Final Third Place Match
Winner Score Runner-up 3rd Place Score 4th Place
1930
Details Uruguay
Uruguay 4–2
Argentina
United States [note 1]
Yugoslavia
1934
Details Italy
Italy 2–1 aet
Czechoslovakia
Germany 3–2
Austria
1938
Details France
Italy 4–2
Hungary
Brazil 4–2
Sweden
1950
Details Brazil
Uruguay [note 2]
Brazil
Sweden [note 2]
Spain
1954
Details Switzerland
West Germany 3–2
Hungary
Austria 3–1
Uruguay
1958
Details Sweden
Brazil 5–2
Sweden
France 6–3
West Germany
1962
Details Chile
Brazil 3–1
Czechoslovakia
Chile 1–0
Yugoslavia
1966
Details England
England 4–2 aet
West Germany
Portugal 2–1
USSR
1970
Details Mexico
Brazil 4–1
Italy
West Germany 1–0
Uruguay
1974
Details West Germany
West Germany 2–1
Netherlands
Poland 1–0
Brazil
1978
Details Argentina
Argentina 3–1 aet
Netherlands
Brazil 2–1
Italy
1982
Details Spain
Italy 3–1
West Germany
Poland 3–2
France
1986
Details Mexico
Argentina 3–2
West Germany
France 4–2 aet
Belgium
1990
Details Italy
West Germany 1–0
Argentina
Italy 2–1
England
1994
Details United States
Brazil 0–0 aet
(3–2) pen
Italy
Sweden 4–0
Bulgaria
1998
Details France
France 3–0
Brazil
Croatia 2–1
Netherlands
2002
Details South Korea
& Japan
Brazil 2–0
Germany
Turkey 3–2
Korea Republic
2006
Details Germany
Italy 1–1 aet
(5–3) pen
France
Germany 3–1
Portugal

Key
aet — after extra time
pen — penalty shootout
Notes
1.^ There was no official World Cup Third Place match in 1930; The United States and Yugoslavia lost in the semi-finals. FIFA now recognizes the United States as the third-placed team and Yugoslavia as the fourth-placed team, using the overall records of the teams in the tournament.[38]
2.^ a b There was no official World Cup final match in 1950.[39] The tournament winner was decided by a final round-robin group contested by four teams (Uruguay, Brazil, Sweden, and Spain). However, Uruguay's 2–1 victory over Brazil was the decisive match (and also coincidentally one of the last two matches of the tournament) which put them ahead on points and ensured that they finished top of the group as world champions. Therefore, this match is often considered the "final" of the 1950 World Cup.[40] Likewise, Sweden's 3–1 victory over Spain (played at the same time as Uruguay vs Brazil) ensured that they finished third.



Winners and finalists
See also: List of FIFA World Cup finals

Map of winning countries. In all, 75 nations have played in at least one World Cup.[41] Of these, only 11 have made it to the final match, and only seven have won. The seven national teams that have won the World Cup have added stars to the crest, located on their shirt, with each star representing a World Cup victory.

With five titles, Brazil are the most successful World Cup team and also the only nation to have played in every World Cup to date.[42] Italy (1934 and 1938) and Brazil (1958 and 1962) are the only nations to have won consecutive titles.

Below is a list of the 11 teams that have played in a World Cup final. Brazil and Germany each finished as either winners or runners-up seven times.

Team Titles Runners-up
Brazil
5 (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)
2 (1950*, 1998)

Italy
4 (1934*, 1938, 1982, 2006)
2 (1970, 1994)

Germany^
3 (1954, 1974*, 1990)
4 (1966, 1982, 1986, 2002)

Argentina
2 (1978*, 1986)
2 (1930, 1990)

Uruguay
2 (1930*, 1950)

France
1 (1998*)
1 (2006)

England
1 (1966*)

Netherlands
– 2 (1974, 1978)

Czechoslovakia#
– 2 (1934, 1962)

Hungary
– 2 (1938, 1954)

Sweden
– 1 (1958*)
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