FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup is a global association football (soccer) tournament held every four years since 1930 (except during the Second World War). Its scale as a global sporting event is challenged only by the Olympics.
In the current form, the final tournament is contested by 32 nations who, with the exception of the host nation, are required to qualify by beating others from their region in a preliminary tournament. The current holders of the World Cup are Spain, who beat the Netherlands in the 2010 final in South Africa. Brazil currently holds the record for most wins, with 5. The United States has never won the competition but reached third place in the first edition. The United States also reached the Round of 16 in the most recent iteration of the tournament.
|1942||(No tournament)||(No tournament)|
|1946||(No tournament)||(No tournament)|
|1974||West Germany||West Germany|
|2002||Japan and South Korea||Brazil|
- Including two titles technically won by West Germany.