World Cup History

1974 World Cup - West Germany

1974 World Cup - West Germany

After beating Brazil and Argentina in style, the Dutch were set to win their first World Cup title, which they might have done if it wasn't for the Germans

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1994 World Cup - USA

1994 World Cup - USA

The US hosted a wonderful and exciting World Cup, that is sadly remembered for Maradona’s walk of shame, Escobar’s murder, and that boring, boring final.

1930 World Cup - Uruguay

Two months before the tournament was due to begin, there were no European teams willing to make the long and expensive trip to South America.

1954 World Cup - Switzerland

At the time, Hungary was ‘The Golden Team,’ considered the best side in the world. That team is still thought of as one of the best in World Cup history.

1958 World Cup - Sweden

1958 World Cup - Sweden

The sixth tournament was the one that connected the name Brazil with the World Cup forevermore. A wonderful team, led by a remarkable young talent, battered opponents with ease.

1986 World Cup - Mexico

1986 World Cup - Mexico

Argentina’s national team was a one man show in 1986, with the gifted and sometimes outrageous Diego Armando Maradona, leading his teammates to World Cup glory.

2002 World Cup - Japan & South Korea

2002 World Cup - Japan & South Korea

From France’s early exit, to the amazing run of South Korea, and finally once again, complete dominance by Brazil, winning their 5th title.

1934 World Cup - Italy

1934 World Cup - Italy

World champions Uruguay refused to participate in retaliation for Italy not participating in the first tournament four years earlier.

1998 World Cup - France

1998 World Cup - France

Zidane’s France set the pace in this tournament, with an uncontested display of power and ability in one of the most one-sided finals in history, against Brazil.

1950 World Cup - Brazil

1950 World Cup - Brazil

The World Cup returned after a 12 years absence due to WWII. Germany and Japan weren’t allowed to take place in the qualifications.

1938 World Cup - Forza Italia - Italy's second world cup title

1938 World Cup - Forza Italia - Italy's second world cup title

South American teams were angry at FIFA, claiming they had been promised an alternation of the host continent for each tournament. Uruguay and Argentina withdrew from the finals.

1966 World Cup - England Hosts and Wins 1st Title

1966 World Cup - England Hosts and Wins 1st Title

“Jules Rimet still gleaming”... and the count continues. England hosted the 1966 World Cup and ended it with their 1st and only title.

1982 World Cup - Spain

1982 World Cup - Spain

Italy reached the second round without winning a single game in the group phase, but then Paolo Rossi took control, and the rest, as they say, is history.

1970 World Cup - Mexico

1970 World Cup - Mexico

Pele, Jairzinho, Tostao, Carlos Alberto, Gerson, Rivelino, Everaldo and many more. Come meet the best World Cup team of all time.

1990 World Cup - Italy

1990 World Cup - Italy

What does everyone remember from the 1990 World Cup finals? That it had the lowest goals-per-match average in history. There were some other highlights as well...

2006 World Cup - Germany

2006 World Cup - Germany

Germany 2006 will be remembered for Zidane’s excellence (and the head-butt), the home side changing their style, and the courageous Italians claiming their 4th World Cup title.

1962 World Cup - Chile

1962 World Cup - Chile

Two years before the start of the tournament, Chile was hit by a devastating earthquake, but managed to prepare the stadiums without delay.

1978 World Cup - Argentina

1978 World Cup - Argentina

Argentina hosted their first World Cup finals, two years after a military coup in the country, and gave their people something to cheer about.

1938 World Cup - Forza Italia - Italy's second world cup title

1938 World Cup - Forza Italia - Italy's second world cup title

South American teams were angry at FIFA, claiming they had been promised an alternation of the host continent in every tournament.