The FIFA World Cup began in 1930 and is contested by men's national teams who are members of the Fédération Internationale de Football (FIFA), and I have the list of countries that have won the World Cup since inception.
So who won the first World Cup?
Coincidentally, it's the same nation that hosted it: Uruguay. A total of 13 teams were in that first World Cup.
See teams that played in the first World Cup:
3. United States
But today, 32 countries now play in the World Cup.
1942 and 1946 were the only times the quadrennial tournament did not hold because of World War II.
How many countries have won the World Cup?
There have been 21 FIFA World Cups held so far with eight countries winning the trophy.
Brazil is the most successful team and the only nation to have participated in every World Cup finals tournament.
Italy and Germany have four titles.
Last FIFA World Cup winner France, along with past champions Uruguay and Argentina, have two titles each, while England and Spain have one each.
Cafu is the only player to play in three finals, 1994, 1998 and 2002.
Luis Monti is the only player to have featured in two finals for different national teams.
He appeared in the 1930 final as an Argentine, and the 1934 final as an Italian.
Attilio Demaría was also in Argentina's 1930 squad but switched to Italy's squad in 1934, but appeared in neither final.
Brazil's Mário Zagallo became the first to win both as player and manager, winning in 1958 and 1962 as player, and winning in 1970 as the manager.
West Germany's Franz Beckenbauer is the second. He won as both captain in 1974 and manager in 1990.
Didier Deschamps is the third; won with France in 1998 as captain, and then in 2018 as manager.
Germany's Miroslav Klose is the only player to have won four World Cup medals: 2002 (silver), 2006, 2010 (both bronze) and 2014 (gold).
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France 4-2 Croatia
Germany 1-0 Argentina
2010: South Africa
Spain 1-0 Netherlands
1-1, then Italy beat France 5-3 in penalties
2002: Japan / S. Korea
Brazil 2-0 Germany
France 3-0 Brazil
0-0, then Brazil defeated Italy 3-2 in penalties
Germany 1-0 Argentina
Argentina 3-2 Germany
Italy 3-1 Germany
Argentina 3-1 Holland
Germany 2-1 Holland
Brazil 4-1 Italy
England 4-2 Germany
Brazil 3-1 Czechoslovakia
Brazil 5-2 Sweden
Germany 3-2 Hungary
Uruguay 2-1 Brazil
Italy 4-2 Hungary
Italy 2-1 Czechoslovakia
Uruguay 4-2 Argentina
That is the list of countries that have won the World Cup since it began. The question now is when will Africa win the world cup?
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This article was most recently revised and updated 1 year ago