World Cup Finals 1930-2002

Year  Host Nation(s) Final Venue Winner Res  Runner-Up HT   90 Crowd Third
1930  Uruguay 30 July Montevideo  Uruguay 4-2 Argentina 1-2     90,000 USA
1934  Italy 10 June Rome  Italy 2-1 Czechoslovakia 0-0 aet 1-1 50,000 Germany
1938  France 19 June Paris  Italy 4-2 Hungary 3-1     45,000 Brazil
1950  Brazil 16 July* Rio de Janeiro  Uruguay 2-1 Brazil 0-0     199,850 Sweden
1954  Switzerland 4 July Berne  West Germany 3-2 Hungary 2-2     60,000 Austria
1958  Sweden 29 June Stockholm  Brazil 5-2 Sweden 2-1     49,737 France
1962  Chile 17 June Santiago  Brazil 3-1 Czechoslovakia 1-1     68,679 Chile
1966  England 30 July London  England 4-2 West Germany 1-1 aet 2-2 93,802 Portugal
1970  Mexico 21 June Mexico City  Brazil 4-1 Italy 1-1     107,412 West Germany
1974  West Germany 7 July Munich  West Germany 2-1 Netherlands 2-1     77,833 Poland 
1978  Argentina 25 June Buenos Aires  Argentina  3-1 Netherlands 1-0 aet 1-1 77,000 Brazil
1982  Spain 11 July Madrid  Italy 3-1 West Germany 0-0     90,098 Poland
1986  Mexico 29 June Mexico City  Argentina  3-2 West Germany 1-0     115,026 France
1990  Italy 8 July Rome  West  Germany 1-0 Argentina 0-0     73,603 Italy
1994  USA 17 July Los Angeles  Brazil* 0-0 Italy 0-0 aet 0-0 94,194 Sweden
1998  France 12 July Paris  France 3-0 Brazil 2-0     75,000 Croatia
2002  Japan / South Korea 30 June Yokohama Brazil 2-0 Germany 0-0     69,029 Turkey
2006 Germany                      

* The 1950 tournament was decided on a pool basis, and as such there was no final, but the Uruguay v Brazil game was the deciding match, and in all but name is generally considered as a final. 
* Brazil won on penalties

Winners: 5 Brazil; 3 Italy, Germany; 2 Argentina, Uruguay; 1 England, France.

Finals: 7 Brazil, Germany; 5 Italy; 4 Argentina; 2 Czechoslovakia, Netherlands, Hungary, Uruguay; 1 England, France, Sweden.

Semi-Finals: 10 Brazil, Germany; 7 Italy; 4 Argentina, France, Sweden, Uruguay; 3 Netherlands; 2 Austria, Czechoslovakia, England, Hungary, Poland, Yugoslavia; 1 Belgium, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, USA, USSR.

Appearances: 17 Brazil; 15 Germany, Italy; 13 Argentina; 12 Mexico; 11 Belgium, England, France, Spain; 10 Sweden, Uruguay; 9 Hungary, Yugoslavia; 8 Czechoslovakia, Scotland; 7 Austria, Bulgaria, Chile, Netherlands, Romania, Switzerland, USA, USSR; 6 Paraguay, Poland, South Korea; 5 Cameroon; 4 Colombia, Morocco, Peru; 3 Bolivia, Denmark, Ireland, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia; 2 Algeria, Costa Rica, Croatia, Egypt, El Salvador, Iran, Japan, Russia, South Africa, Turkey; 1 Australia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dutch East Indies, Ecuador, East Germany, Greece, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Kuwait, New Zealand, North Korea, Senegal, Slovenia, United Arab Emirates, Wales, Zaire.

Host Nations: 2 France, Germany, Italy, Mexico; 1 Argentina, Brazil, Chile, England, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, Uruguay. Co-Host Nations: Japan, South Korea.

Notes:

Mexico City, Paris and Rome are the only cities to have staged two World Cup Finals.

Of the 14 World Cup Finals since the Second World War, either Brazil or Germany have featured in all but one - in 1978 when Argentina beat the Netherlands.

Brazil is the only nation to have won the World Cup, but not to have won one at home. They have also won the Cup in South America (Chile1962), Central America (Mexico 1970), North America (USA 1994), Europe (Sweden 1958) and Asia (Japan 2002). Apart from Brazil, only Argentina (Mexico 1986) has won a World Cup outside of its own region.


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