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World Cup is the most famous football competition. It takes place every 4 years since 1930 except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War.
The tournament happens every 4 years, once in Europe and the next one has to be organized on another continent.
Currently the trophy is held by Germany, which won its fourth title four years ago in Brazil and so far were held 20 World Cup tournaments and has 8 different world cup winners.
Legendary Brazil national team is the only team to have played in every World Cup Tournament.
They have won five World Cups, followed by Germany & Italy with 4 titles each; Inaugural winner Uruguay and Argentina with two titles each; Finally, Spain, England and France, with one title each.
211 national teams are eligible to enter World Cup qualification
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
32 national teams qualify to the finals and can become World Cup Winners
including the automatically qualifying host country(s), compete in the tournament phase for the title at venues within the host country(s) over a period of one month.
Between 1930 – 2022 Football World Cup was/will be hosted by 23 different countries as follows:
1930 – Uruguay, 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, 2022 – Qatar
The best attended world cup match it was on July 16th, 1950, Brazil at Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Uruguay – Brazil.
199,854 people attended the 1950 World Cup final when Uruguay defeated Brazil by a score of 2 – 1.
Brazil needed a victory or a draw to win the title, however Uruguay had to win the match in order to win the tournament.
The game is often listed as the 1950 World Cup Final, although precisely speaking this was the decisive match in the tournament.
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