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1986 Mexico
1982 Spain
1978 Argentina
1974 West Germany
1970 Mexico
1966 England
1962 Chile
1958 Sweden
1954 Switzerland
1950 Brazil
1938 France
1934 Italy
1930 Uruguay

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Football: World Cup

You can see a lot of the information on this page in a different format – with the answers not hidden – inWorld Cup Finals, World Cup Awards, and World Cup Notable Scores.

The only country that's won both the men's and women's world cups (men's: 1954, 1974, 1990, 2014; women's, 2003 and 2007) Click to show or hide the answer
Women's world cup winners in 1991, 1999 and 2015 Click to show or hide the answer
Women's world cup winners in 1995 Click to show or hide the answer
Women's world cup winners in 2011 Click to show or hide the answer

The first country to hold the (men's) World Cup twice (1970 and 1986) Click to show or hide the answer

Future Tournaments

2018 Click to show or hide the answer
2022 Click to show or hide the answer

2014 Brazil

Final

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The final went into extra time, the score after 90 minutes being 0–0. The winning goal was scored with 7 minutes of extra time remaining.

Referee Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

Awards

Award Goals Player Country
Golden Boot (most goals) Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Golden Ball (top player) Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Hyundai Young Player Award Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Golden Gloves (best goalkeeper) Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Fair Play Award Click to show or hide the answer

Notable scores

Click to show or hide the answer 71 Click to show or hide the answer Semi–final
Click to show or hide the answer 51 Click to show or hide the answer Round 1

Name of the ball (supplied by Adidas under the 1970 agreement) Click to show or hide the answer

2010 South Africa

Final

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The final went into extra time, the score after 90 minutes being 0–0. The winning goal was scored with 4 minutes of extra time remaining.

Referee Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

Awards

Award Player Country
Golden Ball (top player) Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Best Young Player Award Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Golden Gloves (best goalkeeper) Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

Four players tied for the Golden Boot in 2010, with 5 goals each:

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The only undefeated team in the tournament – but were eliminated in Round 1, having drawn all three games Click to show or hide the answer

Notable scores

Click to show or hide the answer 70 Click to show or hide the answer First round

Name of the ball (supplied by Adidas under the 1970 agreement) Click to show or hide the answer

2006 Germany

Final

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The final went into extra time, the score after 90 minutes being 1–1. Italy won 5–3 on penalties.

Referee Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
France's captain and goalscorer, and winner of the Golden Ball as the tournament's top player: sent off near the end of extra time in the final (the last game of his career) for head–butting Marco Materazzi (Italy's goalscorer) in the chest in response to verbal provocation Click to show or hide the answer
Missed France's second penalty (hit the bar) Click to show or hide the answer

Awards

Award Goals Player Country
Golden Boot (most goals) Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Golden Ball (top player) Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Young Player Award Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Golden Gloves (best goalkeeper) Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

Notable scores

Click to show or hide the answer 60 Click to show or hide the answer First round

English referee who booked the same player three times in Croatia's first–round game against Australia Click to show or hide the answer
Croatian player booked three times by Graham Poll Click to show or hide the answer

Name of the ball (supplied by Adidas under the 1970 agreement) Click to show or hide the answer

2002 South Korea & Japan

Final

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The final went into extra time, the score after 90 minutes being 0–0. The winning goal was scored with 7 minutes of extra time remaining.

Referee Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

Awards

Award Goals Player Country
Golden Boot (most goals) Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Golden Ball (top player) Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Young Player Award Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Golden Gloves (best goalkeeper) Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

Notable scores

Click to show or hide the answer 40 Click to show or hide the answer First round

Name of the ball (supplied by Adidas under the 1970 agreement) Click to show or hide the answer

England player, surprisingly named by Pelé as "player of the tournament ... so far" (up to and including the Round of 16, when England beat Denmark 3–0) Click to show or hide the answer

1998 France

Final

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The final went into extra time, the score after 90 minutes being 0–0. The winning goal was scored with 7 minutes of extra time remaining.

Referee Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

Awards

Award Goals Player Country
Golden Boot (most goals) Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Golden Ball (top player) Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Young Player Award Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Golden Gloves (best goalkeeper) Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

Notable scores

Click to show or hide the answer 61 Click to show or hide the answer Round 1
Click to show or hide the answer 50 Click to show or hide the answer Round 1
Click to show or hide the answer 50 Click to show or hide the answer Round 1

Name of the ball (supplied by Adidas under the 1970 agreement) Click to show or hide the answer

1994 USA

Final

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The match finished 0–0 after extra time. Pagliuca saved Brazil's first penalty (taken by Márcio Santos); Franco Baresi missed Italy's first, Daniele Massaro missed their fourth, and Roberto Baggio missed their fifth. Brazil won 3–2 without having to take their last penalty.

Referee Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

Awards

Award Goals Player Country
Golden Boot (most goals) Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
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Golden Ball (top player) Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Young Player Award Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Golden Gloves (best goalkeeper) Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

Notable scores

Click to show or hide the answer 61 Click to show or hide the answer Round 1

Name of the ball (supplied by Adidas under the 1970 agreement) Click to show or hide the answer

1990 Italy

Final

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The final went into extra time, the score after 90 minutes being 0–0. The winning goal was scored with 7 minutes of extra time remaining.

Referee Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

Awards

Award Goals Player Country
Golden Boot (most goals) Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Golden Ball (top player) Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Young Player Award Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

Notable scores

Click to show or hide the answer 51 Click to show or hide the answer Round 1

Name of the ball (supplied by Adidas under the 1970 agreement) Click to show or hide the answer

1986 Mexico

In 1986, Mexico became the first country to host the World Cup finals for a second time. Colombia had originally been chosen as the host nation, but resigned in 1982, largely for economic reasons. Mexico was selected as the new host in May 1983.

Final

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  Scorer(s) Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Rummenigge 74
Völler 80

Referee Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

Awards

Award Goals Player Country
Golden Boot (most goals) Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Golden Ball (top player) Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Young Player Award Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

Notable scores

Click to show or hide the answer 60 Click to show or hide the answer Round 1
Click to show or hide the answer 61 Click to show or hide the answer Round 1

Name of the ball (supplied by Adidas under the 1970 agreement) Click to show or hide the answer

England goalkeeper beaten by Diego Maradona's infamous "hand of God" goal in the quarter–final Click to show or hide the answer

1982 Spain

Final

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There was no score at half–time, but Italy's Antonio Cabrini missed a penalty in the first half.

Referee Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

Awards

Award Goals Player Country
Golden Boot (most goals) Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Golden Ball (top player) Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Young Player Award Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

This was the first time there was an actual award for the top scorer.

Notable scores

Click to show or hide the answer 101 Click to show or hide the answer Round 1
Click to show or hide the answer 51 Click to show or hide the answer Round 1

Name of the ball (supplied by Adidas under the 1970 agreement) Click to show or hide the answer

1978 Argentina

Final

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This was the second time in a row that the Netherlands had lost the World Cup Final to the host nation.

Referee Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

Awards

Award Goals Player Country
Top scorer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Young Player Award Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

Notable scores

Click to show or hide the answer 60 Click to show or hide the answer Round 1
Click to show or hide the answer 60 Click to show or hide the answer Round 2

Name of the ball (supplied by Adidas under the 1970 agreement) Click to show or hide the answer

1974 West Germany

Final

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The kick–off was delayed because stadium staff had removed the corner flags for the tournament's closing ceremony (which preceded the final) but forgot to put them back.

Referee Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

Awards

Award Goals Player Country
Top scorer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Young Player Award Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

Notable scores

Click to show or hide the answer 90 Click to show or hide the answer Round 1
Click to show or hide the answer 70 Click to show or hide the answer Round 1

Name of the ball (supplied by Adidas under the 1970 agreement) Click to show or hide the answer

1970 Mexico

Final

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This was the first time that two former world champion nations had met in a World Cup Final.

Referee Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

Awards

Award Goals Player Country
Top scorer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Young Player Award Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Fair Play Award Click to show or hide the answer

Gerd Müller also scored four goals in the 1974 tournament, and he holds the record with 14 career goals in World Cup Finals tournaments.

Notable scores

Click to show or hide the answer 52 Click to show or hide the answer Round 1

Name of the ball (the first one supplied by Adidas under the 1970 agreement) Click to show or hide the answer

1966 England

England's Round 1 results Click to show or hide the answer
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England's quarter–final Click to show or hide the answer

Qualified for the quarter–finals ahead of Italy, after beating them 1–0 in the group stage; lost 5–3 to Portugal in the quarter–final, after leading 3–0 Click to show or hide the answer
Scorer of North Korea's goal against Italy Click to show or hide the answer

England's semi–final Click to show or hide the answer
West Germany's semi–final (Goodison Park) Click to show or hide the answer

Final

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Geoff Hurst is still the only player to score a hat–trick in a World Cup Final.

The 1966 World Cup Final was the most watched broadcast ever on UK television, with 32.3 million viewers. To put this into context: the funeral of Princess Diana is second with 32.1 million viewers, the 1969 documentary Royal Family is third with 30.7, and the 1986 Christmas Day episode of EastEnders, when Dirty Den Watts served divorce papers on Angie, is fourth with 30.15.

Referee (died 1998 aged 78) Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

England's team in the final Click to show or hide the answer
Youngest member of England's final XI (b. 12 May 1945) Click to show or hide the answer
Actual nationality of "the Russian linesman" (Tofik Bakhramov – d. 1993 aged 66) Click to show or hide the answer
The only player booked in the final (on either side) Click to show or hide the answer

Grounds

Ground used in Group 1 (England, Uruguay, Mexico, France) for one game only (Uruguay v. France) Click to show or hide the answer
Grounds used in Group 2 (West Germany, Argentina, Spain, Switzerland) Click to show or hide the answer
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Grounds used in Group 3 (Portugal, Hungary, Brazil, Bulgaria) Click to show or hide the answer
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Grounds used in Group 4 (USSR, North Korea, Italy, Chile) Click to show or hide the answer
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In the above table, the teams are listed in final table order. The first named ground in each group was also used for a quarter final.

Awards

Award Goals Player Country
Top scorer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Young Player Award Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

Notable scores

Click to show or hide the answer 50 Click to show or hide the answer Round 1
Click to show or hide the answer 53 Click to show or hide the answer Quarter Final

Supplier of the balls (chosen from several manufacturers that were asked to provide samples) Click to show or hide the answer

1962 Chile

Final

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Referee Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

Awards

Award Goals Player Country
Young Player Award Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

Five players tied as top scorer in 1962, with 4 goals each:

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Notable scores

Click to show or hide the answer 50 Click to show or hide the answer Round 1
Click to show or hide the answer 61 Click to show or hide the answer Round 1

1958 Sweden

Final

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Referee Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

Awards

Award Goals Player Country
Top scorer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Young Player Award Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

Just Fontaine holds the record for the number of goals scored in a World Cup finals tournament. He scored three in France's opening group game against Paraguay (see below), two in a 3–2 defeat at the hands of Yugoslavia, and one in a 2–1 defeat of Scotland. In the quarter–final against Northern Ireland, which France won 4–0, he scored two; and he scored a ninth–minute equaliser in the semi–final against Brazil, which ended in a 5–2 defeat for France. He then scored four in a 6–3 defeat of West Germany in the third place play–off.

Pelé scored six goals in this tournament, including three in the semi–final against France (a 23–minute hat–trick that put Brazil 5–1 up with 15 minutes left to play) and two in the final. He went on to score one in each of the 1962 and 1966 tournaments, before sustaining injuries in each (the latter at the hands of some brutal tackling by Bulgaria and Portugal) and four in 1970 – making a total of 12.

Notable scores

Click to show or hide the answer 73 Click to show or hide the answer Round 1
Click to show or hide the answer 61 Click to show or hide the answer Round 1
Click to show or hide the answer 63 Click to show or hide the answer 3rd place play–off

1954 Switzerland

Final

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The final went into extra time, the score after 90 minutes being 0–0. The winning goal was scored with 7 minutes of extra time remaining.

Referee Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

Awards

Award Goals Player Country
Top scorer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

Notable scores

Click to show or hide the answer 50 Click to show or hide the answer Round 1
Click to show or hide the answer 90 Click to show or hide the answer Round 1
Click to show or hide the answer 83 Click to show or hide the answer Round 1
Click to show or hide the answer 70 Click to show or hide the answer Round 1
Click to show or hide the answer 72 Click to show or hide the answer Round 1
Click to show or hide the answer 70 Click to show or hide the answer Round 1
Click to show or hide the answer 50 Click to show or hide the answer Round 1
Click to show or hide the answer 75 Click to show or hide the answer Quarter–final
Click to show or hide the answer 61 Click to show or hide the answer Semi–final

1950 Brazil

With much of the world still recovering from World War II, FIFA had a job to find a host nation for the 1950 World Cup and qualification was a very hit–and–miss affair. Several countries withdrew after qualification; France initially accepted but then withdrew, leaving only two teams (Bolivia and Uruguay) in Group 4 of the first round.

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There was no knock–out stage in the 1950 World Cup; the tournament was decided by a round–robin group involving the winners of the four first round groups. Uruguay qualified for the final group having played only one game, against Bolivia, after France withdrew (as explained above). Uruguay won this match 8–0.

The final match of the second and final round–robin stage was Brazil v. Uruguay. Brazil were one point ahead of Uruguay (with 4 points to their 3) so they only needed a draw, while Uruguay needed to win. This match is often referred to as the 1950 World Cup Final, but in fact it was just the final match in the final group stage. As shown above, Brazil went ahead early in the second half but Uruguay came back to win 3–2 and finish top of the group with 5 points.

The other two teams in the final group were Sweden and Spain, who finished third on 2 points and fourth on 1 point respectively.

Referee Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

Awards

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Notable scores

Click to show or hide the answer 80 Click to show or hide the answer Round 1
Click to show or hide the answer 10 Click to show or hide the answer Round 1
Click to show or hide the answer 71 Click to show or hide the answer Final group stage (Round 2)
Click to show or hide the answer 61 Click to show or hide the answer Final group stage (Round 2)

Scorer of the USA's goal against England Click to show or hide the answer

Gaetjens was born in Haiti into a well–to–do family; his mother was Haitian and his father was German. In 1947, at the age of 23, he won a scholarship from the Haitian government to study accounting at Columbia University in New York. He never took US citizenship and after the World Cup he went to live in France, returning to Haiti in 1954. He was distantly related to Louis Déjoie, who in 1957 lost the Haitian election to François 'Papa Doc' Duvalier. In 1964, when Duvalier declared himself "President for Life", the rest of Gaetjens's family fled the country. Gaetjens stayed, but was immediately arrested by the Tontons Macoutes. He was never seen again, and his body has never been found.

Gaejens's goal against England was a diving header that deflected a 25–yard shot from Walter Bahr and wrong–footed the England goalkeeper Bert Williams.

1938 France

Final

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In 1938 Italy became the first team to successfully defend the title, and the first team to win the title on foreign soil.

Referee Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

Awards

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Notable scores

Click to show or hide the answer 61 Click to show or hide the answer Round 1
Click to show or hide the answer 65 Click to show or hide the answer Round 1
Click to show or hide the answer 80 Click to show or hide the answer Round 2 (quarter–final)

As in 1934, the 1938 tournament was played on a knockout basis from Round 1 and there was no group stage. Brazil needed extra time to beat Poland in their group; the score after 90 minutes was 4–4. Brazil went 6–4 ahead, but Poland pulled one goal back with just two minutes of extra time remaining.

Two first–round ties were not settled after extra time, and had to be replayed: Germany v. Switzerland (Switzerland won the replay 4–2) and Cuba v. Romania (Cuba won the replay 2–1). Similarly, Brazil needed a replay to beat Czechoslovakia in the quarter–finals, winning the replay 2–1.

1934 Italy

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The final went into extra time, the score after 90 minutes being 1–1.

The PNF National Stadium was named after the Italian National Fascist Party (Partito Nazionale Fascista).

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Awards

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Notable scores

Click to show or hide the answer 71 Click to show or hide the answer Round 1

There was no group stage in 1934; the tournament was decided entirely on a knockout basis, with 16 teams contesting the first round. The only tie that needed a replay was the quarter–final between Italy and Spain, which ended 1–1 after extra time. Italy won the replay 1–0.

1930 Uruguay

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The first round had three groups of three teams and one group of four; the winners of each group went through to the semi–finals. Both semi–finals finished 6–1 (see below).

The Centenary Stadium (Estadio Centenario) was specially built for the 1930 World Cup. It was named to commemorate the centenary of Uruguay's first constitution, which was adopted on 18 July 1830.

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Awards

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Notable scores

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Click to show or hide the answer 61 Click to show or hide the answer Semi–final

Yugoslavia opened the scoring in the 4th minute of their semi–final; Uruguay equalised in the 18th, went ahead 3 minutes later, and were 3–1 up by half time. In the second half, a further three goals in the space of 11 minutes put them 6–1 up after 72 minutes.

In the other semi–final, Argentina scored after 20 minutes and the score stayed at 1–0 until half–time. Argentina scored five more goals between the 56th and 85th minutes, and the USA scored a consolation in the 89th.

Scorer of the first World Cup goal (for France against Mexico) Click to show or hide the answer

Lucien Laurent was born in the suburbs of Paris. Up to the 1930 World Cup he played as a semi–professional for Cercle Athlétique de Paris Charenton (CA Paris). He scored with a volley in the 19th minute of the first World Cup match, which France eventually won 4–1. He played only 10 games for France in total, and scored only one other goal.

After the World Cup he moved to FC Sochaux–Montbéliard, the works team of the Peugeot car factory. He played for five more French clubs (and also had second spells with both CA Paris and Sochaux) before World War II, when he joined the armed forces. He was taken prisoner by the Germans and played wartime football for Racing Club Besançon – in eastern France, near the border with Switzerland – retiring in 1946. He was the only member of France's 1930 squad that survived to see his country lift the World Cup in 1998; he died seven years later, in Besançon, aged 97.

© Haydn Thompson 2017