FIFA World Cup

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The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body.wikipedia
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1930 FIFA World Cup

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The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War.
The 1930 FIFA World Cup was the inaugural FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams.

2018 FIFA World Cup

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The current champion is France, which won its second title at the 2018 tournament in Russia.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup was the 21st FIFA World Cup, an international football tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA once every four years.

List of men's national association football teams

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The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body.
FIFA members are eligible to enter the FIFA World Cup and matches between them are recognized as official international matches.

FIFA World Cup qualification

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The current format of the competition involves a qualification phase, which currently takes place over the preceding three years, to determine which teams qualify for the tournament phase, which is often called the World Cup Finals.
The FIFA World Cup qualification is the process that a national association football team goes through to qualify for the FIFA World Cup finals.

Brazil national football team

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Brazil have won five times, and they are the only team to have played in every tournament. Few South American teams were willing to travel to Europe for the 1934 World Cup and all North and South American nations except Brazil and Cuba boycotted the 1938 tournament.
Brazil is the most successful national team in the FIFA World Cup, the main football international competition, being crowned winner five times: 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002.

France national football team

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The current champion is France, which won its second title at the 2018 tournament in Russia. 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. Rimet eventually persuaded teams from Belgium, France, Romania, and Yugoslavia to make the trip. The first two World Cup matches took place simultaneously on 13 July 1930, and were won by France and the US, who defeated Mexico 4–1 and Belgium 3–0 respectively.
They have won two FIFA World Cups, two UEFA European Championships, two FIFA Confederations Cups and one Olympic tournament.

Italy national football team

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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.
Italy is one of the most successful national teams in the history of the World Cup, having won four titles (1934, 1938, 1982, 2006) and appearing in two other finals (1970, 1994), reaching a third place (1990) and a fourth place (1978).

Association football

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The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body.
Football is governed internationally by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA; Fédération Internationale de Football Association), which organises World Cups for both men and women every four years.

2006 FIFA World Cup

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The World Cup is the most prestigious association football tournament in the world, as well as the most widely viewed and followed sporting event in the world, exceeding even the Olympic Games; the cumulative viewership of all matches of the 2006 World Cup was estimated to be 26.29 billion with an estimated 715.1 million people watching the final match, a ninth of the entire population of the planet.
The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament.

Uruguay national football team

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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. Uruguay won the next two Olympic football tournaments in 1924 and 1928.
The team has won the FIFA World Cup twice, including the first World Cup in 1930 as hosts, defeating Argentina 4–2 in the final.

Germany national football team

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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.
Germany is one of the most successful national teams in international competitions, having won four World Cups (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014), three European Championships (1972, 1980, 1996), and one Confederations Cup (2017).

England national football team

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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 world's first international football match was a challenge match played in Glasgow in 1872 between Scotland and England, which ended in a 0–0 draw.
It competes in the three major international tournaments; the FIFA World Cup, the UEFA European Championship and the UEFA Nations League.

FIFA

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The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body.
FIFA is responsible for the organization and promotion of football's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup which commenced in 1930 and the Women's World Cup which commenced in 1991.

Spain national football team

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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.
Spain are one of the eight national teams to have been crowned worldwide champions, having participated in a total of 15 of 21 FIFA World Cups and qualifying consistently since 1978.

Scotland national football team

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The world's first international football match was a challenge match played in Glasgow in 1872 between Scotland and England, which ended in a 0–0 draw.
It competes in the three major professional tournaments, the FIFA World Cup, UEFA Nations League and the UEFA European Championship.

British Home Championship

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The first international tournament, the inaugural British Home Championship, took place in 1884.
The rise of other international competitions, especially the World Cup and European Championships, meant that the British Home Championship lost a lot of its prestige as the years went on.

Belgium national football team

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This paved the way for the world's first intercontinental football competition, at the 1920 Summer Olympics, contested by Egypt and 13 European teams, and won by Belgium. Rimet eventually persuaded teams from Belgium, France, Romania, and Yugoslavia to make the trip. The first two World Cup matches took place simultaneously on 13 July 1930, and were won by France and the US, who defeated Mexico 4–1 and Belgium 3–0 respectively.
It appeared in the end stages of thirteen FIFA World Cups and five UEFA European Championships, and featured at three Olympic football tournaments, including the 1920 Olympic tournament which they won.

Football at the 1928 Summer Olympics

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Uruguay won the next two Olympic football tournaments in 1924 and 1928.
It was won by Uruguay against Argentina, and was the last Olympic football tournament before the inception of the FIFA World Cup, which was held for the first time in 1930.

Egypt national football team

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This paved the way for the world's first intercontinental football competition, at the 1920 Summer Olympics, contested by Egypt and 13 European teams, and won by Belgium.
Despite their respectable continental record, Egypt has so far made only three appearances in the World Cup (in 1934, 1990 and 2018).

Romania national football team

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Rimet eventually persuaded teams from Belgium, France, Romania, and Yugoslavia to make the trip.
Romania is one of the only four national teams from Europe—the other three being Belgium, France, Yugoslavia—that took part in the first FIFA World Cup in 1930.

Mexico national football team

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The first two World Cup matches took place simultaneously on 13 July 1930, and were won by France and the US, who defeated Mexico 4–1 and Belgium 3–0 respectively.
Mexico has qualified to sixteen World Cups and has qualified consecutively since 1994, making it one of six countries to do so.

United States men's national soccer team

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The first two World Cup matches took place simultaneously on 13 July 1930, and were won by France and the US, who defeated Mexico 4–1 and Belgium 3–0 respectively.
The team has appeared in ten FIFA World Cups, including the first in 1930, where they reached the semi-finals and are officially credited with third place.

1934 FIFA World Cup

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Few South American teams were willing to travel to Europe for the 1934 World Cup and all North and South American nations except Brazil and Cuba boycotted the 1938 tournament.
The 1934 FIFA World Cup was the second FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams.

Jules Rimet

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Due to the success of the Olympic football tournaments, FIFA, with President Jules Rimet as the driving force, again started looking at staging its own international tournament outside of the Olympics.
On Rimet's initiative, the first FIFA World Cup was held in 1930.

1938 FIFA World Cup

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Few South American teams were willing to travel to Europe for the 1934 World Cup and all North and South American nations except Brazil and Cuba boycotted the 1938 tournament.
The 1938 FIFA World Cup was the third staging of the World Cup, and was held in France from 4 to 19 June 1938.