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FIFA World Cup Trophy, check out which Country wons the Trophy Most

The tournament's history saw the title going to only two continents so far, with five European countries and three South American countries winning.

Brazil is won the most World Cup titles (five). They last won in 2002, when the tournament was held in South Korea and Japan.

Germany and Italy are just behind Brazil, winning the title four times. While Germany enter the tournament as the reigning World Cup champions, Italy failed to book their ticket to Russia after being eliminated by Sweden in qualifying playoff matches.

While Germany and Brazil participated in the finals a total of 15 times, their only match against each other in the World Cup final was in 2002, when Brazil won 2-0.

Argentina and Uruguay both won the tournament twice, while England, France and Spain brought home the trophy once.

Brazil is the most successful team having won the title five times; Italy and Germany have four titles each; Uruguay, Argentina and current champion France have two each; while England and Spain have one each.

The FIFA World Cup is an international association football competition contested by the men's national teams of the member nations of the FIFA, the sport's global governing body. Established in 1930, it has been held every four years ever since, except in 1942 and 1946.

The World Cup final match is the last one of the competition, played by the only two teams remaining in contention, and the result determines which country is declared the world champion. It is a one-off match decided in regulation time; in case of a tie, extra time is used, followed if needed by a penalty shoot-out under the current rules. Until 1982, finals still level after extra time would have been replayed, although this never proved necessary. The golden goal rule would have applied during extra time in 1998 and 2002, but was not put in practice either.


The only exception to this type of format was the 1950 World Cup, which featured a final round-robin group of four teams; the decisive match of that group is often regarded as the de facto final of that tournament, including by FIFA itself.

The winning team receives the FIFA World Cup Trophy, and its name is engraved on the bottom side of the trophy. Throughout the twenty-one editions of the World Cup, thirteen nations have reached the final, and eight have won. Brazil is the most successful team having won the title five times; Italy and Germany have four titles each; Uruguay, Argentina and current champion France have two each; while England and Spain have one each. Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Sweden, the Netherlands and Croatia have played in the final without winning. The team with the most appearances in the final overall is Germany, with eight. No team from outside Europe (UEFA) or South America (CONMEBOL) has made it to the final.

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