The FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar is drawing nearer. The best international teams will face off against each other in November to win the World Cup. The competition is expected to intrigue everyone who supports their country. Let’s take a lesson and look at former World Cup champions returning to the first event in 1930.
- Brazil (5 Wins)
With five championships, Brazil is the most successful World Cup-winning nation. Their first World Cup victory came in 1958. In 1962, they won consecutive tournaments. Their most recent championship was won in 2002. Brazil has a more manageable group this year with Serbia, Switzerland, and Cameroon, so that they might be an excellent choice. They are considered favorites to win all three games and finish first in their group.
- Germany and Italy (4 Wins)
Italy and Germany. They each have four titles and are still strong candidates to represent Qatar.
Jurgen Klinsmann, Lothar Matthaus, and Miroslav Klose are just a few legendary players who have played for Germany’s stellar international teams. They last won the World Cup in 2014; in four of the previous five competitions, they placed in the top four.
Italy won its most recent title in 2006. Despite not having as many top-four finishes as Germany in recent years, they still have a fantastic team. Even though their squads aren’t as strong as in previous tournaments, this could be the year one of these teams matches Brazil’s record.
- Argentina, Uruguay, and France (2 Wins)
Argentina, Uruguay, and France have all won the World Cup twice, but no side has ever won three trophies.
Aside from their two victories in 1930 and 1950, Uruguay has few more top-four finishes. They once possessed a formidable international side. However, most of the time, Argentina took center stage.
Argentina has always had a lot of talent and shown great promise. Despite having famous players, they have only won two World Cups in 1978 and 1986. They’ve finished in the top four five times.
France currently has the World Cup trophy after defeating Croatia in 2018. They also hosted the tournament in 1998, the year before their other victory. France hopes that Qatar will be the place where they can reclaim their international glory.
- England and Spain (1 Win)
England and Spain are two countries that have each won a single World Cup.
In a historic victory over West Germany in 1966, England won their only World Cup championship. They have since attempted to win the trophy but have eventually failed.
Spain, like England, has also won a World Cup; their triumph came in 2010. They had possibly one of the best international teams in history at this moment, and their team was dominating the international football scene. It included legendary Spanish players like Casillas, Ramos, Busquets, Alonso, Xavi, and Iniesta.