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2010 Football World Cup: Spain Becomes the 8th Champion

South Africa hosted the 19th FIFA World Cup from 11th June to 11th July. South Africa became the first African nation to host the World Cup, ahead of Morocco and Egypt. The final represented two teams who have never won the tournament. In fact Spain reached their first final, while Netherlands had to be third […]

2006 Football World Cup: Italy Won 4th Title in the WC with 373 Cards

Germany hosted the 18th FIFA World Cup, but had no luck of 1974 as Italy won its 4th title. The World cup was hosted from 9th June to 9th July at 12 venues. 198 teams from all 6 continents participated in the qualification round resulting into 31 teams getting qualified, besides the host.

2002 Football World Cup: Brazil Wins 5th Title, Korea 1st Asian in SF

South Korea and Japan became the first joint hosts as they hosted the 17th FIFA World Cup, held only for the first time in Asia. Brazil stretched its lead to 5 title wins. Turkey and South Korea were the new finalists of a World Cup. Defending champion France was eliminated in the first round. 199 […]

1994 Football World Cup: Brazil Leads the World With 4th Title

United States hosted the 15th FIFA World Cup from 17th June to 17th July at 9 venues as Brazil moved ahead of Germany and Italy to win their 4th title. The tournament had the maximum viewers. African nations quota was increased to three based on better performances. The tournament saw the first indoor match (United […]

1990 Football World Cup: Germany Avenges Defeat in Repeat of 86 Final

Italy hosted the 14th FIFA World Cup and Germany became the third nation after Brazil and Italy to complete a treble of World Cup wins as it avenged 1986 final defeat against Maradona’s Argentina. 116 teams from all 6 continents participated in the qualification round resulting into 22 teams getting qualified, besides the host and […]

1982 Football World Cup: Italy Matches Brazil, Completes a Treble

Spain hosted the 12th FIFA World Cup from 13th June to 11th July. Italy joined Brazil at the top of winner’s list with their third win. With teams expanded to 24 from 16 teams there was more representation from Africa and Asia. The format was also changed as from 4 groups of first round the […]

1978 Football World Cup: Argentina Gives New Champ, Dutch Lose Again

In 11th FIFA World Cup, Argentina became 5th host nation, and also the fifth nation to win the Football World Cup. Held between 1-25th June at 6 venues of Argentina. Past champions Uruguay and England failed to qualify. Even the final was between two teams that has never won the Cup, while the champions played […]

1974 Football World Cup: West Germany Wins at Home

With the Jules Rimet Trophy awarded permanently to Brazil for their three wins, the new trophy created by Silvio Gazzaniga, the Italian sculptor was won by the host West Germany. They became the fourth host after Uruguay (1930), Italy (1934), England (1966) to win the trophy. Out of 98 competing countries, 14 qualified for the […]

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