Teams that left their mark on the World Cup

Tom A. Foster
September 5, 2022
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Many countries have competed in the FIFA World Cup, which was held for the first time in 1930. Among them were the teams that left their mark on the World Cup. The first of these countries is undoubtedly Brazil. Because Brazil is the team that reached the happy ending (5 times) in this tournament. The country that followed Brazil was Germany.

Having succeeded in participating in the World Cup 19 times, Germany took this trophy to its museum 4 times. Italy also has 4 championships in the World Cup. Apart from these countries, the countries that left their mark on the tournament can be listed as Argentina, France, England, Spain, and Uruguay.

In Which Countries Are The World Cups Host?

The first World Cup in 1930 was held in Uruguay. Some of the countries that hosted the World Cup after Uruguay are as follows:

  • 1934 – Italy
  • 1938 – France
  • 1950 – Brazil
  • 1954 – Switzerland
  • 1958 – Sweden
  • 1962 – Chile
  • 1966 – England
  • 1970 – Mexico
  • 1974 – West Germany
  • 1978 – Argentina
  • 1982 – Spain
  • 1986 – Mexico
  • 1990 – Italy
  • 1994 – United States
  • 1998 – France
  • 2002 – South Korea and Japan
  • 2006 – Germany
  • 2010 – South Africa
  • 2014 – Brazil
  • 2018 – Russia

Qatar will host the tournament to be held in 2022.

Top Scorers in World Cups

There are some football players who have come to the fore with the goals they scored in the World Cup, which has been held for many years. Here are the top scorers of the World Cups:

  1. Miroslav Klose, 16 goals, Germany.
  2. Ronaldo Nazario, 15 goals, Brazil.
  3. Gerd Müller, 14 goals, Germany.
  4. Just Fontaine, 13 goals, France.
  5. Pelé, 12 goals, Brazil.
  6. Jürgen Klinsmann and Sándor Kocsis, 11 goals, Germany and Hungary.

It is seen that no football player who actively plays football can come close to Klose’s record.

Author Tom A. Foster

Tom is a huge sports fan and a semi-professional sports bettor. His favorite teams are the New York Knicks and the Green Bay Packers. These days, he mostly bets on Stake.com and Sportsbet.io. When he's not writing or watching sports, he enjoys hiking.