What Are Some Soccer Teams That Have Won the World Cup?

What Are Some Soccer Teams That Have Won the World Cup?

Brazil is the most successful men's team with five FIFA World Cup championships as of 2015. Brazil's last championship was in 2002. Germany and Italy have won four World Cups.

Brazil' previous FIFA World Cup championships were in 1958, 1962, 1970 and 1994. It has twice finished second, including the 1950 final when its Maracana Stadium had a record attendance of 173,850 fans.

Germany is the defending champion for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The Germans defeated Argentina, 1-0, in extra time to win the 2014 tournament. Germany's previous championships include those for West Germany. West Germany won the tournament in 1954, 1974 and 1990. West Germany was the host country for its 1974 win. Germany has finished second four times.

Italy last won the FIFA World Cup in 2006. It also was champion in 1934, 1938 and 1982. Italy was the host country for its 1934 victory.

Uruguay and Argentina each have won two FIFA World Cups. Uruguay won the first tournament in 1930 and shocked Brazil in the 1950 final. Argentina was champion in 1978, as the host, and in 1986.

England, France and Spain each have won one FIFA World Cup. England was an extra-time winner over West Germany in 1966. France won as host in 1998, and Spain needed extra time to defeat The Netherlands in 2010.