Which soccer teams have won the World Cup since 2000?


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From 2002 to 2014, the countries that won the FIFA Men's World Cup are Brazil, Italy, Spain and Germany. Argentina, France and the Netherlands were runners-up during these World Cups.

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In the 2002 World Cup, Brazil shut out Germany in the final. The two goals that Brazil scored were credited to Ronaldo, who was the tournament's leading scorer. Other players on Brazil's 2002 team included Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Jose Kleberson and Jenilson Angelo de Souza, also known as Junior.

In the 2006 World Cup final, the Italian and French national teams each scored one goal in regulation, and Italy won 5-3 in a penalty shootout. Notable players on the 2006 Italian team included Marco Materazzi, Luca Toni, Francesco Tonni, Andrea Pirlo and Alberto Gilardino. Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon won the tournament's Best Goalkeeper Award.

Spain defeated the Netherlands 1-0 in the 2010 World Cup. Striker David Villa scored five goals in this tournament, tying for the overall lead. Other players who contributed to the Spanish team include Andres Iniesta, Carles Puyol, Pedro Ledesma and Xavi Hernandez. Iker Casillas won the tournament's Best Goalkeeper Award for Spain.

Germany defeated Argentina 1-0 in the 2014 World Cup, reaching the final game after scoring seven goals against Brazil. Thomas Muller achieved a hat trick against Portugal in the group stage. Other goal scorers on Germany's team included Andre Schurrle, Mario Gotze, Mats Hummels, Miroslav Klose and Toni Kroos.

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