FIFA World Cup

Formed in 1904 FIFA, the world governing body of football originally acknowledged the Olympic Football Tournament as the World Championships for Amateurs but it wasn’t until 1928 when then President Jules Rimet opened talks to stage their own intercontinental football championships.

Reigning Olympic champions Uruguay were picked as first hosts of the competition finals to celebrate their centenary of independence and in 1930 just 13 FIFA members took the invitation to participate. Now 211 FIFA nations take part with 32 countries qualifying for the competitions finals.

1930: Uruguay 4-2 Argentina (Uruguay)

1934: Italy 2-1 Czechoslovakia (Italy) *aet

1938: Italy 4-2 Hungary (France)

1950: Uruguay 2-1 Brazil (Brazil) *final match of league format

1954: West Germany 3-2 Hungary (Switzerland)

1958: Brazil 4-2 Sweden (Sweden)

1962: Brazil 2-1 Czechoslovakia (Chile)

1966: England 4-2 West Germany (England) *aet

1970: Brazil 4-1 Italy (Mexico)

1974: West Germany 2-1 Netherlands (West Germany)

1978: Argentina 3-1 Netherlands (Argentina) *aet

1982: Italy 3-1 West Germany (Spain)

1986: Argentina 3-2 West Germany (Mexico)

1990: West Germany 1-0 Argentina (Italy)

1994: Brazil 0-0 Italy (USA) *3-2 on pens aet

1998: France 3-0 Brazil (France)

2002: Brazil 2-0 Germany (Japan & South Korea)

2006: Italy 1-1 France (Germany) *5-3 on pens aet

2010: Spain 1-0 Netherlands (South Africa) *aet

2014: Germany 1-0 Argentina (Brazil) *aet