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A glimpse of the past World Cups

World Champion Uruguay with T-Model ball
World Champion Uruguay with T-Model ball

FIFA World Cup 1930, Uruguay Host : Uruguay
Matches : 18

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Stadiums : Estadio Pocitos, Parque Central, Centenario
Teams : 13 - Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, France, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, United States, Uruguay, Yugoslavia
Finals : Uruguay / Argentina (4-2/ Centenario Stadium, Montevideo)
Champions : Uruguay (1st title)
Total Goals :  70
Top Scorer : Guillermo Stabile (Argentina - 8 goals) 

Italy celebrates their first victory amidst controversies
Italy celebrates their first victory amidst controversies

FIFA World Cup 1934, Italy
Host : Italy
Matches :  17

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Stadiums :  Stadio Giovanni Berta-Florence , Stadio Littoriale-Bologna, Stadio San Siro-Milano, Stadio Littorio-Trieste, Stadio Benito Mussolini-Torino, Stadio Giorgio Ascarelli-Naples, Stadio Marassi-Genova, Stadio del PNF-Rome 
Teams :  16 - Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czechoslovakia, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States
Finals :   Czechoslovakia/ Italy (1-2/ Stadio Nazionale PNF, Rome)
Champions : Italy (1st title)
Total Goals :  70
Top Scorer :   Edmund Conen (Germany), Oldřich Nejedlý (Czechoslovakia)(1), Angelo Schiavio (Italy), (4 goals each) 

Vittorio Pozzo is holding the FIFA World Cup
Vittorio Pozzo is holding the FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup 1938, France

Host :  France
Matches :  18

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Stadiums :  Stade de la Cavée Verte- Le Havre, Stade de la Meinau- Strasbourg, Stade Velodrome-Marseilles, Stade Olympique de Colombes- Paris, Stade Chapou-Toulouse, Stade Velodrome Municipal-Reims, Parc des Princes-Paris
Teams :  15; Belgium, Brazil, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dutch East Indies, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland
Finals :  Hungary/ Italy (2-4/ Stade Olympique de Colombes, Paris)
Champions :   Italy (2nd title)
Total Goals :  84
Top Scorer : Leônidas (Brazil - 8 goals) 

Uruguay relifted the trophy after the gap of Second World War
Uruguay relifted the trophy after the gap of Second World War

FIFA World Cup 1950, Brazil

Host :  Brazil
Matches :  22

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Stadiums :  Estádio do Maracanã-Rio de Janeiro, Estádio Independência-Belo Horizonte, Estádio do Pacaembu-São Paulo, Estádio dos Eucaliptos-Porto Alegre, Estádio Durival de Britto-Curitiba, Estádio Ilha do Retiro-Recife
Teams :  13; Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, England, Italy, Mexico, Paraguay, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, Uruguay, Yugoslavia
Finals :   Uruguay/ Brazil (2-1/ Estádio do Maracanã- Rio de Janeiro)
Champions :   Uruguay (2nd title)
Total Goals :  88
Top Scorer : Ademir(Brazil-7 goals) 

The German team captain Fritz Walter holding the Jules Rimet trophy
The German team captain Fritz Walter holding the Jules Rimet trophy

FIFA World Cup 1954, Switzerland

Host :  Switzerland
Matches :  26

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Stadiums :  Charmilles Stadium- Geneva, Stade Olympique de la Pontaise- Lausanne, Wankdorf Stadium- Berne, Hardturm Stadium- Zurich, St. Jakob Stadium- Basel, Cornaredo Stadium- Lugano
Teams :  16; Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czechoslovakia, England, France, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Scotland, South Korea, Switzerland, Turkey, Uruguay, West Germany, Yugoslavia
Finals :   West Germany/ Hungary (3 - 2/ Wankdorf Stadium, Berne)
Champions :  West Germany (1st title)
Total Goals :  140
Top Scorer : Sándor Kocsis (Hungary - 11 goals) 

Hilderado Luiz Bellini lifted the trophy for Brazil
Hilderado Luiz Bellini lifted the trophy for Brazil

FIFA World Cup 1958, Sweden

Host :  Sweden
Matches :  35

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Stadiums :  Malmö Stadion- Malmö, Örjans Vall- Halmstad, Olympia (stadium)- Helsingborg, Idrottsparken- Norrköping, Arosvallen- Västerås, Eyravallen- Örebro, Tunavallen- Eskilstuna, Råsunda Stadium- Stockholm, Järnvallen- Sandviken, Rimnersvallen- Uddevalla, Ullevi- Gothenburg, Ryavallen- Borås
Teams :  16; Argentina, Austria, Brazil, England, France, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Mexico, Northern Ireland, Paraguay, Scotland, Sweden, USSR, Wales, West Germany, Yugoslavia
Finals :  Brazil/ Sweden (5 - 2/ Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm)
Champions :  Brazil (1st title)
Total Goals :  126
Top Scorer : Just Fontaine (France - 13 goals) 

Mauro Ramos celebrates Brazil's 1962 World Cup win
Mauro Ramos celebrates Brazil's 1962 World Cup win

FIFA World Cup 1962, Chile

Host :  Chile
Matches :  32

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Stadiums :  Estadio Carlos Dittborn- Arica, Estadio Nacional- Santiago, Estadio Sausalito- Viña del Mar, Estadio El Teniente- Rancagua 
Teams :  16; Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Czechoslovakia, England, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, Uruguay, USSR, West Germany, Yugoslavia
Finals :  Brazil/ Czechoslovakia (3 - 1 / Estadio Nacional, Santiago)
Champions :  Brazil (2nd title)
Total Goals :  89
Top Scorer : Drazen Jerkovic (Yugoslavia - 5 goals) 

Bobby Moore lifting the trophy for England
Bobby Moore lifting the trophy for England

FIFA World Cup 1966, England 

Host :  England
Matches :  32

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Stadiums :  Wembley Stadium- London, Hillsborough Stadium- Sheffield, Villa Park- Birmingham, Goodison Park- Liverpool, Old Trafford- Manchester, Ayresome Park- Middlesbrough, Roker Park- Sunderland
Teams :  16; Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, England, France, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, North Korea, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Uruguay, USSR, West Germany
Finals :  England/ West Germany (4 - 2 (AET) / Wembley Stadium, London)
Champions :  England (1st title)
Total Goals :  89
Top Scorer : Eusébio (Portugal - 9 goals) 

Captain Carlos Alberto Torres holding the Jules Rimet Trophy
Captain Carlos Alberto Torres holding the Jules Rimet Trophy

FIFA World Cup 1970, Mexico

Host :  Mexico
Matches :  32

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Stadiums :  Estadio Azteca- Mexico City, Estadio Cuauhtémoc- Puebla, Estadio Luis Dosal- Toluca, Estadio Jalisco- Guadalajara, Estadio Nou Camp- León
Teams :  16; Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, El Salvador, England, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Romania, Sweden, Uruguay, USSR, West Germany
Finals :  Brazil/ Italy (4 - 1 /  Estadio Azteca, Mexico City)
Champions :  Brazil (3rd title)
Total Goals :  95
Top Scorer : Gerd Müller (France- 10 goals) 

Franz Beckenbauer of West Germany with first FIFA World Cup Trophy
Franz Beckenbauer of West Germany with first FIFA World Cup Trophy

FIFA World Cup 1974, West Germany

Host :  West Germany
Matches :  38

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Stadiums :  Olympiastadion- Berlin, Volksparkstadion- Hamburg, Waldstadion- Frankfurt, Westfalenstadion- Dortmund, Parkstadion- Gelsenkirchen, Niedersachsenstadion- Hannover, Rheinstadion- Düsseldorf, Olympiastadion- Munich, Neckarstadion- Stuttgart
Teams :  16; Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, East Germany, Haiti, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Scotland, Sweden, Uruguay, West Germany, Yugoslavia, Zaire
Finals :  West Germany/ Netherlands (2 - 1 / Olympiastadion, Munich)
Champions :  West Germany (2nd title)
Total Goals :  97
Top Scorer : Grzegorz Lato (Poland - 7 goals) 

Captain Daniel Passarella holding the FIFA World Cup trophy
Captain Daniel Passarella holding the FIFA World Cup trophy

FIFA World Cup 1978, Argentina

Host :  Argentina
Matches :  38

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Stadiums :  Estadio José Maria Minella- Mar del Plata, Estadio Monumental- Buenos Aires, Estadio Monumental- Buenos Aires, Estadio Gigante de Arroyito- Rosario, Estadio Olímpico Chateau Carreras- Córdoba, Estadio José Amalfitani- Buenos Aires, Estadio Ciudad de Mendoza- Mendoza
Teams :  16; Argentina, Austria, Brazil, France, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, West Germany
Finals :  Argentina/ Netherlands (3 - 1 (AET)/ Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires)
Champions : Argentina (1st title)
Total Goals :  102
Top Scorer : Mario Kempes (Argentina - 6 goals) 

Captain Dino Zoff holding the FIFA World Cup trophy
Captain Dino Zoff holding the FIFA World Cup trophy

FIFA World Cup 1982, Spain

Host :  Spain
Matches :  52

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Stadiums :  Estadio Balaidos- Vigo, Estadio Municipal de Riazor- A Coruña, El Molinón- Gijón, Estadio Carlos Tartiere- Oviedo, Camp Nou- Barcelona, Estadio José Rico Pérez- Alicante, Nuevo Estadio- Elche, Estadio José Zorrilla- Valladolid, Estadio San Mames- Bilbao, Estadio Luis Casanova- Valencia, La Romareda- Zaragoza, Estadio Sánchez Pizjuán- Seville, La Rosaleda- Málag, Estadio Santiago Bernabéu- Madrid, Estadio Sarriá- Barcelona, Estadio Vicente Calderón- Madrid
Teams :  24; Algeria, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, Czechoslovakia, El England, France, Salvador, Honduras, Hungary, Italy, Kuwait, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Peru, Poland, Scotland, Spain, USSR, West Germany, Yugoslavia
Finals :  Italy/ West Germany (3 - 1/ Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid)
Champions :  Italy (3rd title)
Total Goals :  146
Top Scorer : Paolo Rossi (Italy - 6 goals) 

Captain Maradona lights up the world – with a helping hand
Captain Maradona lights up the world – with a helping hand

FIFA World Cup 1986, Mexico

Host :  Mexico
Matches :  52

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Stadiums :  Estadio Azteca- Mexico City, Estadio Olímpico Universitario- Mexico City, Estadio Cuauhtémoc- Puebla, Estadio Nemesio Díez- Toluca, Estadio Nou Camp-León, Estadio Sergio León Chavez-Irapuato, Estadio Jalisco- Guadalajara, Estadio Tecnológico-Monterrey, Estadio La Corregidora-Santiago de Querétaro, Estadio Neza-Nezahualcóyotl, Estadio Universitario-Monterrey
Teams :  24; Algeria, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Hungary, Iraq, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Northern Ireland, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, South Korea, Spain, Uruguay, USSR, West Germany
Finals :  Argentina/ West Germany (3-2/  Mexico City, Estadio Azteca)
Champions :  Argentina (2nd title)
Total Goals :  132
Top Scorer : Gary Lineker (England - 6 goals) 

German Captain Lothar Matthäus holding the FIFA World Cup trophy
German Captain Lothar Matthäus holding the FIFA World Cup trophy

FIFA World Cup 1990, Italy

Host :  Italy
Matches :  52

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Stadiums :  Stadio Olimpico- Rome, Stadio Artemio Franchi- Florence, Stadio Giuseppe Meazza- Milan, Stadio San Nicola- Bari, Stadio San Paolo- Naples, Stadio Luigi Ferraris- Genoa, Stadio Delle Alpi- Turin, Stadio Renato Dall'Ara- Bologna, Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi- Verona, Stadio Friuli- Udine, Stadio Sant'Elia - Cagliari, 
Stadio Della Favorita- Palermo
Teams :  24; Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czechoslovakia, Egypt, England, Italy, Netherlands, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Scotland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, USSR, West Germany, Yugoslavia
Finals :  Argentina/ West Germany (0-1/  Rome, Stadio Olimpico)
Champions :  West Germany (3rd title)
Total Goals :  115
Top Scorer : Salvatore Schillaci (Italy - 6 goals) 

Golden ball winner Romário holding the FIFA World Cup trophy
Golden ball winner Romário holding the FIFA World Cup trophy

FIFA World Cup 1994, USA

Host :  USA
Matches :  52

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Stadiums :  Foxboro Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts; Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois; Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas; Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan; Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California; Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey; Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida; Stanford Stadium, Palo Alto, California; RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C
Teams :  24; Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Colombia, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Rep. of Ireland, Italy, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA
Finals :   Brazil/ Italy ( 3 - 2 penalty shootout/ Rose Bowl, Pasadena)
Champions :  Brazil (4th title)
Total Goals :  141
Top Scorer : Hristo Stoitchkov (Bulgaria), Oleg Salenko (Russia) ( 6 goals each) 

The French team with Zinedine Zidane holding the FIFA World Cup trophy
The French team with Zinedine Zidane holding the FIFA World Cup trophy

FIFA World Cup 1998, France

Host :  France
Matches :  64

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Stadiums :  Stade de France - Paris, Stade Vélodrome - Marseille, Parc des Princes - Paris, Stade Félix Bollaert - Lens, Stade Gerland - Lyon, Stade de la Beaujoire - Nantes, Stadium de Toulouse - Toulouse, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard - Saint-Étienne, Parc Lescure - Bordeaux, Stade de la Mosson - Montpellier
Teams :  32; Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Tunisia, USA, Yugoslavia
Finals :   Brazil/ France (0 - 3 Stade de France, Saint-Denis)
Champions :   France (1st title)
Total Goals :  171
Top Scorer : Davor Luker (CRO - 6 goals) 

RIVALDO, RONALDO and GILBERTO SILVA celebrate with the trophy
RIVALDO, RONALDO and GILBERTO SILVA celebrate with the trophy

FIFA World Cup 2002

Host :  South Korea/ Japan
Matches :  64

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Stadiums :  Seoul World Cup Stadium, Munsu Cup Stadium, Daegu World Cup Stadium, Asiad Main Stadium, Incheon Munhak Stadium, Suwon World Cup Stadium, Asiad Main Stadium, Gwangju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Daejeon World Cup Stadium, Jeju World Cup Stadium, Stadium Big Swan, Sapporo Dome, Kashima Stadium, Saitama Stadium, Ecopa Stadium, International Stadium, Wing Stadium, Miyagi Stadium, Nagai Stadium, International Stadium Yokohama, Stadium Big Eye, Nagai Stadium
Teams :  32; Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, Costa Rica, China PR, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Tunisia, United States, Uruguay
Finals :  Brazil/ Germany (2-0/ International Stadium Yokohama, Japan)
Champions :  Brazil (5th title)
Total Goals :  161
Top Scorer : Ronaldo (Brazil - 8 goals) 

Fabio Cannavarois holding the FIFA World Cup
Fabio Cannavarois holding the FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup 2006, Germany 

Host :  Germany
Matches :  64

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Stadiums :  Hamburg, Hanover, Berlin, Gelsenkirchen, Dortmund, Leipzig, Cologne, Frankfurt, Kaiserslautern, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Munich
Teams :  32 - Argentina, Cote D'Ivoire, Serbia & Montenegro, Netherlands, Germany, Costa Rica, Poland, Ecuador, England, Paraguay, Trinidad and Tobago, Sweden, Mexico, Iran, Angola, Portugal, France, Switzerland, South Korea, Togo, Brazil, Croatia, Australia, Japan, Spain, Ukraine, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Ghana, United States of America, Czech Republic
Finals :  Italy / France (2-0/ Berlin Olympaistadiom, Germany)
Champions :  Italy (4th title)
Total Goals :  147
Top Scorer : Miroslav Klose (Germany - 5 goals)

Captain Iker Casillas of Spain holding the FIFA World Cup
Captain Iker Casillas of Spain holding the FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup 2010, South Africa

Host : South Africa
Matches :  64

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Stadiums :  Ellis Park, Soccer City, Green Point, Mbombela, Loftus Versfeld, Free State, Royal Bafokeng, Peter Mokaba, King Senzangakhona, Nelson Mandela Stadium
Teams :  32 - Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, South Africa, Australia, Japan, Korea DPR, Korea Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Honduras, Mexico, USA, New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay
Finals :  Netherlands Vs Spain (1-0/ Soccer City, Johannesburg)
Champions :  Spain
Total Goals :  145
Top Scorer : David Villa (Spain - 5 goals)

Team Germany celebrating the victory
Team Germany celebrating their victory

FIFA World Cup 2014, Brazil

Host : Brazil
Matches :  64

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Stadiums :  Arena De Sao Paulo, Estadio Mineirao, Estadio Castelao, Estadio Do Maracana, Estadio Nacional, Arena Pernambuco, Arena Fonte Nova, Estadio Pantanal, Estadio Da Baixada, Estadio Amazonia, Estadio Das Dunas, Estadio Beira-Rio
Teams :  32 - Algeria, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Australia, Iran, Japan, Korea Republic, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, USA, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Uruguay
Finals :  Germany Vs Argentina (1-0/ Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro)
Champions :  Germany (4th title)
Total Goals :  171
Top Scorer : James Rodríguez (Colombia - 6 goals)