The FIFA World Cup was first held in 1930, when FIFA, the world's football governing body, decided to stage an international men's football tournament under the era of FIFA president Jules Rimet who put this idea into place. The inaugural edition, held in 1930, was contested as a final tournament of only thirteen teams invited by the organization. Since then, the World Cup has experienced successive expansions and format remodeling, with its current 32-team final tournament preceded by a two-yea
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The 21 World Cup tournaments have been won by eight national teams. Brazil have won five times, and they are the only team to have played in every tournament. The other World Cup winners are Germany and Italy, with four titles each; Argentina, France, and inaugural winner Uruguay, with two titles each; and England and Spain, with one title each.
The 1930 World Cup Soccer was the inaugural edition of FIFA’s flagship tournament. Uruguay, who had won Gold in the 1928 Olympics, was selected as the host. Only 13 teams – seven from South America, four from Europe, and two from North America – accepted FIFA’s open invitation to participate in the tournament.
After Brazil won its third World Cup, the Jules Rimet trophy was retired and a new trophy, the FIFA World Cup Trophy was used from 1974 onward. Game Balls from 1930 Final Match. The games have ...
The FIFA World Cup 1994 was played in United States 17 June-17 July, with 24 nations. The 1994 World Cup 1998: France. The FIFA World Cup 1998 was played in France 10 June-12 July, with 32 nations. The 1998 World Cup 2002: Korea/Japan. The FIFA World Cup 2002 was played in Korea/Japan 31 May-30 June, with 32 nations. The 2002 World Cup 2006: Germany
World Cup History Timeline starts with the first ever FIFA World Cup held in Uruguay, year 1930. Only 13 teams participated in the first World Cup Tournament, including 7 from South America, 4 from Europe and 2 from North America. Uruguay became the First World Cup Champion, after beating Argentina 4-2 in the final.