World Cup from the beginning until today | List of champions of each World Cup

World Cup history :

The FIFA World Cup (also known as the FIFA World Cup or, for short, the World Cup) is a professional football competition

held in the men’s category and between members of the International Football Association (FIFA). These competitions have

been held regularly every 4 years since 1930 and were not held only in 1942 and 1946 due to World War II.

Overview of the World Cup :
1930 World Cup - Uruguay / Champion: Uruguay
1930 World Cup – Uruguay / Champion: Uruguay

The first World Cup began on July 13, 1930 in Montevideo, Uruguay, and lasted more than two weeks, with nearly 500,000 people

attending. Thirteen teams participated in the tournament, with only Belgium, Yugoslavia, Romania and France from Europe.

In the semi-final match, Argentina faced the United States and Uruguay went to Yugoslavia, where the South American teams defeated

their opponents 6-1 and reached the final.

In the final, Uruguay defeated Argentina 4-2 and became the first World Cup winner. consequently

1934 World Cup - Italy / Champion: Italy
1934 World Cup – Italy / Champion: Italy

The second round of the World Cup was held in Europe and in Italy, which is why European teams showed more desire

to participate in these games. This cup was the first cup that the teams needed to pass the preliminary stage to reach

the final stage of the games.

The number of teams participating in this course was 16 teams, which out of 32 teams present in the preliminary stage,

qualified for the games. Despite having more teams than in the previous season, it had fewer spectator matches.

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Unlike in the previous period when most of the teams were from South America, in this period the majority was with the Europeans.

Except for 12 European teams, Brazil and Argentina from South America and the United States from North and Central America

were among the teams in the competition. The Egyptian team was the first team to qualify for the

World Cup from outside these two continents. consequently

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With the elimination of Brazil, Argentina, the United States and Egypt in the first round, which was held as a

knockout round, eight teams advanced to the European quarterfinals. consequently

The two teams of Italy and Czechoslovakia met in the final, the result of which was 1: 1 at the end of the

regular time, and in the extra time, Italy became the first European winner of the World Cup with 1 goal. consequently

1938 World Cup - France / Champion: Italy
1938 World Cup – France / Champion: Italy

The 1938 World Cup began in early June in France with 15 teams making it to the finals out of 37 teams. consequently

At the time, Uruguay and Argentina withdrew from the Games in protest of the re-hosting of Europe,

while Brazil and Cuba were present in the Americas, where Brazil advanced to the semi-finals and lost to Italy.

For the first time in the history of the World Cup, the champion of the previous season and the host of the games

reached the final stage without making any preliminary games. consequently

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Italy and Hungary met in the final, in which Italy won 4-2 and for the first time the team was able to win the cup twice.

With the outbreak of World War II, two World Cups were not held. consequently

1950 World Cup - Brazil / Champion: Uruguay
1950 World Cup – Brazil / Champion: Uruguay

Brazil was the second South American country to host the World Cup. This country could not

enjoy the hosting privilege in these games. consequently

In this period, 4 teams of Sweden, Uruguay, Spain and Brazil were in a group in the final. consequently

Uruguay was at the top of the group with the most points out of 3 games and was recognized

as the champion of this period. They were ranked second to fourth. consequently

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The spectators of this period in the history of the World Cup exceeded 1 million people.

The world’s largest stadium with a capacity of 220,000 people was built in Rio

de Janeiro for these games. consequently

1954 World Cup - Switzerland / Champion: West Germany
1954 World Cup – Switzerland / Champion: West Germany

In the Swiss World Cup, the games were played as a group in the qualifying round and single

elimination in the next stage. Turkey, South Korea and Scotland made their first appearance out

of the 16 teams that qualified for the World Cup. consequently

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West Germany reached the quarter-finals as the second team after Hungary.

The two teams met in the final, and although Hungary defeated West Germany 8-3 in the qualifying

round, they lost 3-2 in the final. West Germany won their first World Cup.

This was the last time the World Cup was attended by Jules Rimet, the founder of the World Cup.

He was president of FIFA for 33 years and died in 1956 at the age of 83.

1958 World Cup - Sweden / Champion: Brazil
1958 World Cup – Sweden / Champion: Brazil

This is one of the most memorable World Cups for Brazil. Brazil’s brilliance in the

Cup was the beginning of later successes. Brazil is the only team in the world to have

played in all World Cups and has been the proudest national team in the world for many

years with the most games, goals scored and points. consequently

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This period was the shining field of stars such as Just Fanten, Bobby Charlton and Garrincha.

But in this period, the name of Pele comes to mind the most.

Among the 16 teams selected, the teams of Northern Ireland,

Wales and the Soviet Union experienced their first appearance. consequently

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Four teams from Brazil, West Germany, France and Sweden advanced to the semi-finals after

defeating their opponents. In the final, Brazil faced Sweden with its stars and

won 5-2 and won the cup for the first time. consequently

1962 World Cup - Chile / Champion: Brazil
1962 World Cup – Chile / Champion: Brazil

Because the tournament was held in Chile, Brazil had the advantage of playing in South America.

Where experience has shown, European teams tend to be weaker than in Europe.

Of the 16 teams that made it to the finals, six were from South America and 10 from Europe.

The teams of Italy, Argentina and Uruguay were eliminated in the qualifying round,

and the teams of Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Brazil and Chile advanced to the semi-finals. consequently

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Czechoslovakia defeated Yugoslavia 3-1 and Brazil defeated Chile 4-2. In the final,

Brazil defeated Czechoslovakia 3-1 to win the World Cup for the second time in a row. consequently

1966 World Cup - England / Champion: England
1966 World Cup – England / Champion: England

England, which has the world’s first football federation, hosted the tournament,

which did not shine brightly in the World Cup. consequently

74 teams participated in the qualifying round, with 10 teams from Europe,

5 teams from South America and 1 team from Asia reaching the finals. consequently

The two newcomers to Portugal and North Korea were the surprises of the season.

The game of these two teams is one of the most famous games in the history of the World Cup.

In that game, North Korea was 3-0 ahead of Portugal in the first 25 minutes. consequently

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But Portugal won the game with 4 consecutive goals by Jose Bio and one goal by Jose Augusto.

The four teams of England, West Germany, Portugal and the Soviet Union advanced to the semi-finals,

with West Germany and England beating their opponents 2-1.

In the final, the two teams were tied 2-2 at the end of regular time, but in extra time,

Jefferst, who had scored one of England’s goals in regular time, changed the score to 4-2 with two more.

England reached the World Cup for the first time.

1970 World Cup - Mexico / Champion: Brazil
1970 World Cup – Mexico / Champion: Brazil

For the first time, the World Cup was held in Central America without the participation

of teams from France, Argentina, Hungary and Spain.

Brazil came to Mexico with Mario Zagallo and his prominent players such as Pele, Rio Lino,

Carlos Alberto Pereira, Tostao and Jerzinio to make up for the hard defeat of the previous season.

Italy also defeated Mexico and West Germany to reach the final.

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Italy and Brazil drew 1-1 in the first half of the final, but in the second half Brazil scored three

goals in 20 minutes to win the World Cup for the third time and take home the Cup of Forever.

1974 World Cup - West Germany / Champion: West Germany
1974 World Cup – West Germany / Champion: West Germany

The teams of France, Spain and England were the big absentees from the 10th World Cup,

and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, East Germany, Haiti and Australia (Asian Quota)

were coming to the World Cup for the first time. consequently

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The game system changed again in this cup. In this way, 16 teams played in 4 groups of 4 teams,

and the first and second teams of each group advanced to the next round and were again divided

into 2 groups of 4 teams, with the first 2 teams advancing directly to the finals and the

second 2 teams advancing to the classification game. consequently

West Germany, the host of the tournament, and the Netherlands reached the final,

with Brazil and Poland facing each other in the qualifiers.

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The final match was attended by more than 75,000 people at the Olympic Stadium in Munich.

West Germany faced the Dutchman with the best players in the history of football, such as Sepp Meyer,

Franz Beckenbauer, Bertie Vogts, Paul Breitner, Gerd Müller, Wolfgang Urat, Rainer Bonhoff and

Olli Hoeness, who won the golden triangle of Johan Cruyff, Ron Rinsen-Brink and Johnny Rap.

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In the first seconds of the final, a penalty was awarded to the Netherlands, which Johan Niskens

converted into a goal, making it one of the fastest goals in World Cup history, but Germany overtook

the Netherlands with two goals from Breitner and Gerd Müller to win the World Cup for the second time.

1978 World Cup - Argentina / Champion: Argentina
1978 World Cup – Argentina / Champion: Argentina

The number of participants in the selection stage in this course exceeded 100 for the first time.

The two teams of Iran and Tunisia qualified for the World Cup for the first time as

representatives of Asia and Africa.

Iran, which defeated Syria and Saudi Arabia in the first round, teamed up with Hong Kong,

South Korea and Australia in the second round to advance to the World Cup as the first team. consequently

2 defeats against the Netherlands and Peru and a draw with Scotland, 2 goals scored

(Iraj Danaeifar and Hassan Roshan), 8 goals conceded and 1 point were the result of Iran’s trip to Argentina.

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During this period, the teams of Argentina and the Netherlands reached the final as the group leader,

and Brazil and Italy held the ranking game. In the final, which reached the final for the second time,

the young and unknown Argentine team had a tough match with players such as Daniel Pasarella,

Daniel Bertoni, Mario Kempes and Osvaldo Ardilles, and at the end of the regular time, they were tied 1-1.

But Argentina was the third Latin American country to reach the World Cup,

after Uruguay and Brazil, with two goals in extra time.

1982 World Cup - Spain / Champion: Italy
1982 World Cup – Spain / Champion: Italy

With stars such as Zico, Socrates (Brazil), Diego Maradona (Argentina), Paolo Rossi and Dino Zoff (Italy),

Karl Heinz Rummenigge and Harald Schumacher (West Germany) and Jean Tigana and Michel Platini (France),

the trophy goes to the All-Star Cup. Is known. consequently

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In this cup, the quota of Africa was increased to 2 teams and 1 team from each of the two regions of Asia

and Oceania qualified for the World Cup. consequently

The present teams were divided into 6 groups of 4 teams and the

first 2 teams of each group advanced. In the semi-finals, the teams of France and West Germany met,

and in the other game, Italy and Poland faced each other. consequently

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The game between France and West Germany ended in a 3-3 draw after 120 minutes,

with West Germany beating France on penalties to reach the final. Italy defeated Poland

by 2 goals by Paolo Rossi and reached the final. consequently

In the final, Italy won the World Cup for the third time with three goals from Paolo Rossi, Marco

Tardelli and Alessandro Altobelli against a single goal from West Germany. consequently

1986 World Cup - Mexico / Champion: Argentina
1986 World Cup – Mexico / Champion: Argentina

Mexico was the first country in the world to host the World Cup twice.

FIFA’s 121 member states competed for the 13th World Cup qualifiers, with 24 teams traveling to Mexico.

Iraq, Canada and Denmark qualified for the World Cup for the first time. consequently

In the round of 16, Brazil, Argentina, West Germany, Mexico, Spain, England,

France and Belgium reached the quarter-finals by defeating their opponents.

France and Brazil met in one of the most exciting games in the history of world football. consequently

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The game ended 1-1 in the regular 90 minutes with goals from Carreca and Platini, and after 30 minutes of extra time,

no goals were awarded on penalties. France eventually won the game and went to the semi-finals.

At this stage, Argentina and England also faced each other, and with 2 goals from Maradona

(two goals, each of which is considered a phenomenon in the World Cup), Argentina advanced to the next stage.

In the other two quarter-final games, West Germany and Belgium reached the semi-finals with victories

over their opponents. In halves such as 1982, France lost to West Germany and Argentina won to Belgium.

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The final match, which was held at the Aztec Stadium, defeated Germany 3-2 with a

goal-scoring result and was able to win the cup twice in 8 years.

1990 World Cup - Italy / Champion: West Germany
1990 World Cup – Italy / Champion: West Germany

Costa Rica, the United Arab Emirates and Ireland were newcomers. Argentina,

the champions of the previous season, lost to Cameroon in an unpredictable game and barely

climbed out of their group as the third team after Cameroon and Romania, reaching the

quarter-finals by defeating Brazil with a single goal by Claudio Caniggia.

The team later defeated Yugoslavia and Italy on penalties and reached the

final in disbelief for the second time in a row.

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But West Germany, who had reached the final three times in a row, were a tough opponent for Argentina.

The team climbed to the top of its group with 10 goals and 5 points and reached the final by

defeating the teams of the Netherlands, Czechoslovakia and England.

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In the 85th minute of the final, Argentina’s mistake on Jürgen Klinsmann led to a penalty for West Germany,

which was converted by Andreas Burma, who won the trophy with Brazil and Italy three times. consequently

Franz Beckenbauer, the famous German football star known as Kaiser, who won the title with the

West German captain in 1974, won the title again in the 1990 Italian Cup as the team’s coach. consequently

1994 World Cup - USA / Champion: Brazil
1994 World Cup – USA / Champion: Brazil

The cup was held in a country where football was less popular than other

sports such as baseball, basketball and American football.

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FIFA increased Africa’s quota of two teams to three due to Cameron’s brilliance in the previous season.

Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Greece were newcomers to the World Cup.

The Russian national team also qualified for the World Cup for the first time independent of the

other former Soviet republics, and East Germany and West Germany played for the

first time as part of the German national team.

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Argentina won the first two games against Maradona, but the head of the team disintegrated

after Maradona tested positive for energy and the player was banned from playing.

In the quarter-finals, except for Brazil, the teams of Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, the Netherlands,

Spain and Sweden were European, and since they had never won a trophy outside of Europe,

their chances of breaking this old spell were 1: 7.

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At this stage, Italy, Brazil and Sweden defeated Spain, the Netherlands and Romania,

and Bulgaria defeated Germany and advanced to the semifinals.

In the semi-finals, Italy won against Bulgaria and Brazil defeated Sweden. The final ended goalless

after 120 minutes, with Brazil beating Italy 3-2 on penalties to win the World Cup for the fourth time. consequently

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In one of the rarest incidents in the history of football, Colombian national team defender

Andres Escobar mistakenly scored a goal in the game against the United States,

which led to the defeat and elimination of Colombia from the games. consequently

The player was shot and killed by extremist football fans after returning to Colombia.

1998 World Cup - France / Champion: France
1998 World Cup – France / Champion: France

In this cup, the number of participating teams increased from 24 to 32.

As a result, the Asian quota was increased to five teams. Japan, Croatia,

Jamaica and South Africa came to the World Cup for the first time.

Iran had almost given up hope after several breathtaking matches in the Asian qualifiers,

with China, South Korea, Japan and Saudi Arabia advancing to the French Cup, and Iran losing to

Australia as the fifth team to advance to France. consequently

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Iran was eliminated in the qualifying round with two

defeats against Yugoslavia and Germany and one victory against the United States. consequently

With the exception of Croatia, who reached the semi-finals in their first appearance, Brazil,

France and the Netherlands were the other teams that made it to this stage. At this stage,

Brazil won the penalty shootout against the Netherlands and France, the host of the games, defeated Croatia.

In the final, France defeated Brazil by 3 goals and became the world champion. consequently

2002 World Cup - South Korea and Japan / Champion: Brazil
2002 World Cup – South Korea and Japan / Champion: Brazil

At the beginning of the third millennium AD, the World Cup was held for the first time outside the

Americas and Europe, as well as jointly in two countries.

194 FIFA member teams competed in the qualifying round. Ecuador, Senegal and Slovenia qualified

for the tournament for the first time. Turkey and South Korea defeated their opponents to advance to the semifinals.

In the first match of the semi-finals, Brazil defeated Turkey and reached the final for the third time in a row. consequently

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Germany, the other team that advanced to the semifinals, defeated South Korea 1-0 and advanced to the final.

In the final, with Ronaldo scoring 2 goals, Brazil celebrated their championship for the fifth time and

widened their gap with rivals Germany and Italy, who have won the trophy three times. consequently

2006 World Cup - Germany / Champion: Italy
2006 World Cup – Germany / Champion: Italy

Germany hosted the world’s top football teams for the second time. consequently

The qualifiers were held two years ago in six regions of the world, and FIFA decided that the

champion of the previous season should be present in the qualifiers.

The 32 climbing teams were divided into 8 groups of 4 teams, and the competitions started on

June 10,2006 with the Germany-Costa Rica match at the Munich Stadium. consequently

The quarter-finals began with a Germany-Argentina match and the two teams drew 1-1 in regular and extra time.

Germany won the penalty shootout and advanced to the semi-finals.

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In other groups, Portugal beat England on penalties. France defeated Brazil in a spectacular game.

Italy also beat Ukraine 3-0 to beat Germany in the semi-finals.

The match between Germany and Italy was a beautiful match in which both teams

showed an exciting and clear 119 minutes of competition.

But Italy scored in the last minute with Grosso’s shot and 2 minutes later scored the second goal and won.

France also reached the final with Zidane’s single goal. In the German standings,

they defeated Portugal 3-1 and finished third.

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The final meeting was accompanied by bitter events. In that match, the two teams went 1-1 until the 113th minute,

when the French captain, Zinedine Zidane, was suddenly hit in the chest by the Italian defender Materazzi and fired.

Despite all the merits, France lost on penalties and Italy won the World Cup for the fourth time.

2010 World Cup - South Africa / Champion: Spain
2010 World Cup – South Africa / Champion: Spain

For the first time, the World Cup was held on the African continent and hosted by South Africa.

32 teams participated in this period of competitions and 4 teams competed in

8 groups and finally Spain became the champion.

2014 World Cup - Brazil / Champion: Germany
2014 World Cup – Brazil / Champion: Germany

The 2014 FIFA World Cup was the twentieth edition of the FIFA World Cup, which was held in Brazil from

June 12, 2014 to July 13, 2014, and ended with the German national football team winning the championship.

In the final, the Germans defeated the Argentine national team with a goal by Mario Gotze in the final minutes of extra time.

Brazil won the World Cup for the second time since hosting it in 1950. consequently

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It is the fifth country to host the World Cup for the second time, after Mexico, Italy, France and Germany.

In the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, according to previous seasons (since the 1998 World Cup in France) there were 32 teams,

including 13 teams from Europe, 6 teams from South America (including Brazil), 5 teams from

Africa, 4 teams from Asia and The four teams were from the Concacaf region (North, Central and Caribbean).