Name of FIFA World Cup Winners With Year and Hosted Country
The FIFA is an international association to organized football competition/match. It was established in 1930. It is contested by the men’s national team of the members of Federation International Football Association (FIFA), the sport’s biggest global governing body. The tournament has taken place every four years, except in 1942 and 1946, when the competition was cancelled due to the world war-II. The latest world cup, hosted by Brazil in 2014, was won by Germany, who beat the Argentina 1–0. The next world cup is scheduled to be held in Russia from 08 June to 08 July 2018.The next world cup of 2022 is scheduled in Qatar.
The World Cup final matches are the last of the competition, and the results determine which country’s team is declared world champions. It is the game of 90 minutes of regular play, if the score is a draw, an additional 30-minute period of play is given and it called extra time. If such a game is still tied after extra time it is decided by kicks from the penalty mark, commonly called a penalty shootout. The winning penalty shoot-out team is then declared champion.
FIFA World Cup Winners:
|1942||Cancelled (2nd World War)||—————||——————-|
|1946||Cancelled (2nd World War)||—————-||——————|
|1974||West Germany||West Germany||Holland|
|1994||United States of America||Brazil||Italy|
|2002||Japan and South Korea||Brazil||Germany|
Top 30 Important Facts About Football Game:
- Football originated in China around 476 B.C.
- Football is the most played and most watched sport on Earth.
- Football is the most popular sport in the World.
- The largest Football tournament saw no less than 5,098 teams.
- The maximum number of goals scored by one player in a single Football match was 16.
Based on video evidence, one of the fastest ever scored was in 2.8 seconds by Ricardo Olivera (Uruguay) in December 1998.
- Football goalies didn’t have to wear different coloured shirts from their teammates until 1913.
- Football players run an average of 9.65 kms during every Game.
- The very first game of basketball was played with a soccer ball.
- The World’s First Football Club was the English Sheffield Football Club.
- European Teams have reached every World Cup final, except for the finals of 1930 and 1950
The highest scoring game was clocked 149-0.
- Ronaldinho came into limelight when scored 23 goals in a 23-0 game when he was only.
- Celestine Babayaro, Nigerian born Chelsea player injured his legs while celebrating his debut goal in a pre-season match, while Luigi Riva broke a spectator’s arm with his powerful shot.
- The first black football player was Arthur Wharton in the 1800s.
- Pele was the first to call football “the beautiful game”.
- Only Americans and Canadians call football “soccer”.
- England came up with the word “soccer”.
- In 1964, a referee’s call during a football match in Peru caused a riot that killed over 300 people.
- In 1998, lightening killed an entire football team.
- ASEC Abidjan of Cote d’Ivoire was unbeaten for 108 games between 1989 and 1994.
- The Portuguese boast of scoring the world’s greatest goals to game ratio of 1.77.
- Worldwide, there are 27 professional football clubs that take a Beatles song as their nickname – Villarreal in Spain being the most famous (the Yellow Submarines).
- Neil Armstrong originally wanted to take a football to the moon – but NASA deemed it to be un-American.
- The ball used in professional football has remained exactly the same size and shape for 120 years – 28 inches in circumference.
- More than 80% of the world’s footballs are manufactured in Pakistan.
- The first live coverage of a football match was shown on television in 1937.
- A total of 20 red cards were shown in a match played between Sportivo Ameliano and General Caballero in Paraguay.
- In 1978, Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson was fired for swearing at a lady.
- Ryan Giggs’ (of Manchester United) dad was a professional Rugby League player.