The World Cup 2022 is all set to show its glory in Qatar for the first time in the history of the Football World Cups. It’s the first-ever biggest World Cup held in the Middle-East and second in Asia.
The tournament will be the last to embrace 32 teams, as 48 teams are arranged for the 2026 tournament. The audience will be able to watch two matches per day which makes it the most close-packed tournament ever.
Let’s have a quick look at the history of football that all football fans must be aware of:
- Part 1. How Many Teams Have Won the World Cup?
- Part 2. Who Won the Last World Cup?
- Part 3. Who Are the Most Successful Teams in World Cup History?
- Part 4. Who are the best teams never to have won a World Cup?
- Part 5. Do Host Nations Have a Big Advantage?
How Many Teams Have Won the World Cup?
Out of 32 teams, only 8 teams have won the world cup until now. That includes France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Argentina, England, and Uruguay.
Below is the list of world cup Champions:
Who Won the Last World Cup?
In the last world cup of 2018, it was France that was crowned victory for the second time in the history of football. Luka Modric of Croatia took home the Golden Ball as the best player of the World Cup, while Harry Kane of England was awarded the Golden Boot.
Who Are the Most Successful Teams in World Cup History?
Brazil is the most successful team in football history, with five titles. It’s the only team that participated in every World Cup final tournament.
Italy and Germany deserve the second place, both teams having 4 titles. Following these teams the current champions France, with past title-winners Uruguay and Argentina earned two titles each.
In the end comes the name of England and Spain each team having one title.
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Who Are the Best Teams Never to Have Won a World Cup?
The Netherlands was the most likely team to become world champions and that also three times. In 1974 the most famous dutch players made their way to the final swiftly defeating Argentina 4-0 and Brazil 2-0, where they met Germany.
In the final as half-time approached, they were 2-1 down and unfortunately John Cruyff was out of the match. The outcome was final. In 1978 they faced the same fate. While in 2010 an unlucky goal kick that was awarded to Spain closed the last door for Netherlands to become a world champion.
Hungary, a two times finalist in 1938 and 1954, really was out of luck to be the world champion. In 1954 Hungarian team was the ultimate professionals and highly regarded for their skills known as the Mighty Magyars.
The legendary Golden Team of Hungary was 2-0 up against Germany in the first half. It was a match that Hungary should have really won But in the second half Germany fiercely fought back and miraculously won 3-2.
In 1966 the whole Portugal team depended on Mozambique-born Eusebio for his outstanding playing. He was known as the one-man-team and “black pearl” who used to finish the whole match depending on himself alone.
Against the hosts England, the switching of Venues disturbed the plans of the team and they left their first world cup in a 2-1 loss. It took them another 20 years to qualify for the world cup.
Do Host Nations Have a Big Advantage?
Host nations are more attuned to and more accustomed to the ground. It naturally has multiple advantages. Their morale is high, they have more to prove and they are more comfortable with their home ground. If we analyze the world cup’s champions we can clearly see six teams out of twenty-one have won as host nations. France in 1998, Argentina in 1978, West Germany in 1974, England in 1966, Italy in 1934, and Uruguay in 1930 won world cups at their home ground.
The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) is working on the US$6.5bn budget project of stadiums and training centers. We are about to witness the 32 legendary teams all around the World show their talents In Qatar from November 21 to December 18. Lionel Messi this time also is part of the international scene and everyone is waiting impatiently to see this legend perform in the 2022 World Cup.