There are only a few months left until the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. In November, the world’s best international teams will be competing against one another in order to win the coveted World Cup title. There is no doubt that it is going to be a fascinating tournament, not only for football fans but for the people who support their country as well. The upcoming World Cup is just round the corner, so let’s take a moment to look back at previous World Cup winners spanning back to the competition’s inception in 1930 so that we can prepare for it.
#4 England, Spain – 1 Win
Last, but not least, is the fact that there are two teams that have only won one World Cup win between them: England and Spain.
The Premier League is often referred to as the best football league in the world, and it has helped develop some of the best English football talents there is. With a historic win against West Germany in 1966, England won its only World Cup title as a result of a stunning victory over West Germany. It has been over a decade since they won the title, but despite numerous attempts, they have not been able to reclaim it. They were considered by many to be the best contenders for the World Cup in 2022, but they still have a good chance of doing so in 1990 as well.
Spain, just like England, has won at least one World Cup, with theirs coming in 2010. The team was at this point dominating the international football stage and had arguably one of the strongest international teams that have ever existed at this point. Among them were legends such as Casillas, Ramos, Busquets, Alonso, Xavi, and Iniesta, as well as other Spanish legends.
#3 Argentina, Uruguay, France – 2 Wins
Argentinian, Uruguayan, and French teams have all won the World Cup twice, but no team has won three titles.
There is a tendency for Uruguay to be perceived as an anomaly. With the exception of the two wins they achieved in 1930 and 1950, they have only had a few top four finishes. They have had a strong international side in the past, although they were often overshadowed by Argentina in most cases when it came to international matches.
When it comes to Argentina, this is a team that has always shown enormous promise and has some prodigious talent on its side. Maradona and Messi are two of the most renowned names in football, who can forget them? Despite the fact that they have some legendary players in their team, they have only won two World Cups, in 1978 and 1986. Five of their finishes have been in the top four.
With Mbappe now considered to be one of the best players in the world, France is one of the strongest international teams. There is no doubt that France is the current World Cup champion after winning the 2018 tournament against Croatia. Another triumph that they had previously achieved was when they hosted the tournament in 1998 as well. The French are hoping that Qatar can be the location where they can once again claim international glory and lift one title closer to the legendary trio of France, Italy, and Spain.
#2 Germany & Italy – 4 Wins
There are two strong teams that have the potential to challenge Brazil for the World Cup title: Germany and Italy. There have been four titles won by both of them, and both are still strong contenders for the title.
In recent decades, Germany has had some of the best international players in the world, including iconic players like Jurgen Klinsmann, Lothar Matthaus, and Miroslav Klose. As of now, they have finished in the top four of the last five tournaments and their last World Cup title was in 2014.
The last time Italy won a major title was in 2006 when they enjoyed a similar run to Italy’s. There has not been as much success for them in terms of top four finishes in recent years as they have been in the past, but they still have a great squad. There is a possibility that one of these teams will equal Brazil’s record this year, although their teams aren’t as strong as those that participated in previous tournaments.
#1 Brazil – 5 Wins
Brazil is the one country that most people would associate with football when they are asked to describe the nation that embodies its spirit. There are several legendary talents that have come from this South American country, such as Pele, Neymar, and Ronaldo. With five titles in the World Cup, it is also the most prolific winning team in the history of the competition.
Having won the World Cup for the first time in 1958, Brazil was able to repeat the feat in 1962. The last time they won a championship was back in 2002. As a result, the international squad hasn’t been able to recreate the legendary glory they once held. If you are looking for odds for the World Cup this year, Brazil could be a great choice for you to put your money on since they have a much easier group with Serbia, Switzerland, and Cameroon. The majority of bookmakers have them as the favorites to top their group and win all three games in the competition.
The number of countries that have claimed the ultimate prize in the world of football may surprise you. Over the course of the 92 years that the FIFA World Cup trophy has been around, only less than ten teams have lifted it. There is no doubt that Brazil has been the most successful international team with five World Cup titles, though Germany and Italy are close behind them with four titles each. Is it possible that someone may equal Brazil’s record this year, or is it likely that a new World Cup winner will emerge?