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The History of World Cup and Score Records

There is nothing in football that compares to the World Cup. While the UEFA Champions League may produce the same quality of competition, it cannot surpass the status achieved by a long tradition and the fact that one team represents an entire country. No other sporting event can compete: the 2018 FIFA World Cup attracted more than 3 billion TV viewers worldwide and 1 billion watched the final. 

There are still several months from the 2022 World Cup. But the World Cup playoffs draw last night already caught global attention from fans. There was drama aplenty between all World Cup qualifiers, with the United States placed with England, Mexico meeting Argentina, Spain getting Germany, and Portugal in a group with Uruguay and Ghana.  

How to watch the World Cup playoff draw? You can watch the World cup playoff draw result below: 

Besides, the World cup match schedule is available now. How exciting! 

Here we would like to introduce you to some of the World Cup scores and statistics through its long history, championships, and titles won by the team, as well as match records, scorers, and public attendance.

When was the first World Cup founded?

The World Cup is the most prestigious tournament in the world and one of the most-watched sporting events in the world. FIFA is the International Federation of Football Associations. The World Cup was established under its supervision in Paris on May 21, 1904.

World Cup card:

  • First World Cup: 1930

  • Supervising The World Cup: FIFA

  • The Number Of Copies Of the World Cup: 20 Copies

  • When Is The World Cup Held: Every 4 years

  • Last World Cup Champion: France

  • The Team With The Most Participation In The World Cup: Brazil (20)

  • The Team With The Most World Cup Titles: Brazil (5)

  • All-time World Cup Goalscorer: Miroslav Klose (16)

  • Most Capped Player in World Cup history: Lothar Matthews (25)

  • The Player With the most World Cup Titles: Pele (3).


Why was the idea of World Cup come up?

Representatives from the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, and Spain attended the founding meeting of FIFA. The Dutch representative banker Karl Herr Schmann, who was present at the meeting, proposed a world football championship, but the proposal was not supported by other members due to the limited financial capacity of the new union.

However, due to the dynamism and activity of the Frenchmen Jules Remet and Henri Dillon, the proposal was later revealed, and Jules Remet was elected president of the federation and became his closest second aide.

At that time, football events were held within the Olympic Games, and only amateurs could participate, and the spread of the professionalization of the round witch also triggered thinking about the establishment of the Professional Football World Cup.


Who is the founder of the World Cup and when did the first international football match take place?

Sir Thomas Lipton was the founder of the Thomas Lipton Cup, sometimes referred to as the first World Cup.

The first international football match was played between Scotland and England in 1872 and ended in a goalless draw. The first international championship was the British Championships in 1884 when the sport was rarely played outside the UK and Ireland. 


The International Federation Of Football:

After the establishment of the International Football Association (FIFA) in 1904, in 1906 FIFA attempted to organize an international football championship between countries outside the Olympic framework in Switzerland, which was the first beginning of international football.

As the Olympic Games continued with the participation of amateur teams, Sir Thomas Lipton organized the "Sir Thomas Lipton Cup" in Turin in 1909, a competition for professionals, the Lipton Championships in Turin It is played between clubs (not national teams) from different countries, each of them representing the entire country sometimes called the first World Cup at club level.

In 1914, FIFA agreed to recognize the Olympic Championships as a world amateur football championship and was responsible for managing the event. This paved the way for the world's first intercontinental football match at the 1920 Summer Olympics.

Since then, the Uruguayan football team won the Olympic football championship in 1924 and 1928 respectively, and in 1928 FIFA decided to organize its own international competitions outside the Olympic Games.

Which country hosted the first World Cup? Uruguay

Since Uruguay was the official football champion at the time, and to celebrate the centenary of Uruguay's independence in 1930, FIFA named Uruguay as the host country for the first World Cup.

The idea of creating a World Cup Championship:

The idea of hosting the World Cup can be traced back to the first meeting of FIFA in Paris in 1904, when seven countries attended, including Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Spain, and Sweden.

The idea of establishing a world football championship after a long decision was agreed upon due to several difficulties. Prominent among these difficulties to reject the idea by the International Olympic Committee is out of fear of its impact on the ancient Olympic Games, and as well as fear of the International Federation controlling the competition.


Who is the founder of the World Cup? Jules Rimet

The idea resurfaced in 1921 at the hands of French lawyer Jules Rimet, who later became president of the International Federation and worked hard to launch the first world football championship, before he was named president seven years later, the International Federation agreed at a historic meeting held on May 25, 1928, to pass the World Cup Championship and named it the Victory Cup.

Uruguay submitted a request to organize the World Cup, and it was approved, as it was the team leader at the time and the champion of the last two Olympics. Two years before the first World Cup competition, directives stipulated that valuable prizes should be awarded to the winning teams, which prompted them to establish the Jules Rimet Cup. First held in 1930, the event is held every four years and continues to this day.

You can see more information about the founder of the World cup here. 


1930 World Cup:

In 1930, the first international football championship was held under the name (World Cup). The 1930 World Cup was hosted by Uruguay from July 13th to 30th.  

All teams affiliated with FIFA were invited to participate in the competition. Overall, 13 countries took part in the first tournament. The reason for the lack of participating teams is that Uruguay was chosen as the venue for the competition, and the travel time and the cost of traveling across the Atlantic made it difficult for European teams to participate.

The first two matches of the World Cup were played live, in which France and the United States beat Mexico 4-1 and Belgium 3-0, respectively won 1930 World Cup score is 3-0.


Which is the first goal in World Cup history?

The first goal in World Cup history was scored by French Lucien Laurent. Uruguay became the first nation to win the 1930 World cup in their final game, beating Argentina 4-2 in front of 93,000 fans in Montevideo.

Argentina's Francisco Varajo is the last player to die in the 1930 World Cup final. He died on 30 August 2010.


1934 World Cup

In the 1934 World Cup, Italy was chosen as the host country after being nominated by FIFA after the Berlin meeting in October 1932.

On October 9, 1932, at a meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, Italy was chosen to host the 1934 World Cup.

After 32 countries decided to compete, it was considered the first World Cup qualifying, so it would be necessary to hold qualifiers for 16 countries to qualify.


1986 World Cup final:

The 1986 Club World Cup final was played at the Aztec Stadium in Mexico City on June 29, 1986, with 114,600 spectators between West Germany and Argentina.

Argentina advanced first with two goals from Jose Luis Brown and Jorge Valdano, but the Germans went through two goals from Rudy Waller and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge equalizing the score.

As the game went into extra time, Jorge Bruchaga surprised Germany by scoring the third goal, while under Diego Maradona, Argentina was in 1978 He won the World Cup for the second time in history after the World Cup.


1990 World Cup:

The 1990 World Cup took place from June 8 to July 8 in Italy, which was chosen to host six other teams: the Soviet Union, England, Greece, West Germany, Austria, and Yugoslavia.


Changing the World Cup rules:

Everyone thought the 1990 World Cup was one of the most boring events. The goal rate dropped significantly, reaching 2.21, the lowest since the start of the World Cup. It was worth noting that the red cards were used frequently as they were used 16 times. The match witnessed boring matches and a lot of time-wasting, which is why FIFA changed the rules of the game ahead of the final to avoid this, stipulating that there would be a rematch if the final would be held if it ended in a draw.

FIFA's penalty for the winner was changed from two to three, and the rule for returning the ball to the goalkeeper was changed to prevent the goalkeeper from catching the ball if it was received from a teammate. These changes were implemented in the 1994 World Cup.


1990 World Cup final:

The 1990 World Cup final took place on July 8, 1990, in the Italian capital, Rome, with nearly 74,000 spectators, between West Germany and Argentina, a repeat of the 1986 World Cup final.

At the end of the game, West Germany scored through a questionable penalty in the 85th minute, earning the German machine their third title and avenging their loss to Argentina in the 1986 Fifa Club World Cup final.


1994 World Cup:

The 1994 World Cup was held in the United States of America, so the host nation was announced on July 4, 1988, in Zurich, Switzerland. The last time the 1994 World Cup saw 24 teams compete, it was changed to 32 teams from the 1998 World Cup, and it set a record for the number of fans watching the game with 3.6 million spectators.


A record number of World Cup fans:

In addition, attendance at each game set a new record of nearly 69,000, breaking the previous record of 51,000 at the 1966 World Cup.


1994 World Cup Final:

On July 17, 1994, more than 94.194 spectators gathered between the Brazil national team and Italy for the 1994 World Cup final at Ross Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California. Conference II is famous for the final of the 1970 World Cup.

The meeting witnessed the selection of the team with the most World Cup victories at the time, as both teams have won three World Cup titles.

Romario's Brazil beat Italy 3-2 on penalties, after a 0-0 draw at the scheduled time and in extra time when Roberto Baggio missed a penalty After the game, finally won the championship, so Brazil is the team that has won four World Cups titles.


1998 World Cup:

The 1998 World Cup was held in France from June 10 to July 12, 1998, and France was selected to organize the competition in the Swiss city of Zurich on July 2, 1992. For the first time, this event witnessed thirty-two teams compete, instead of the twenty-four teams from the previous event. In 1994 in the United States, he scored 171 goals in the 1998 World Cup, the most in a single game in Fifa Club World Cup history.


1998 World Cup final:

The 1998 World Cup final was held at the Stade de France, with 75,000 spectators watching the host country France and Brazil, led by 1994 World Cup winner Ronaldo.

After the outstanding level of master Zidane Zidane, France managed to win 3-0 to achieve the first World Cup title in its history.



2002 World Cup:

The 17th World Cup in 2002 was jointly hosted by South Korea and Japan. This is the first (and so far the last) event co-hosted by the two countries, the first in Asia, and the last time the defending champion is not eligible for the final.


2002 World Cup final:

The 2002 World Cup final was played at the Yokohama International Stadium in Yokohama, Japan, between Germany and Brazil. The match was the first meeting between the two teams in World Cup history. Brazil won their fifth title 2-0, with Ronaldo scoring two goals.

The match witnessed then Brazilian captain Cafu appear in the World Cup final for the third time in a row, an achievement is never before seen in the history of the World Cup event.


2006 World Cup:

The 2006 World Cup was held in Germany on June 9, 2006, after winning a vote in Zurich, Switzerland in July 2000.


World Cup 2006 final:

On July 9, 2006, after an exciting final and result, the Italian national team was crowned the World Cup 2006 champion for the fourth time in its football history after beating their French opponents 5-3 on penalties. A 1-1 draw at Berlin's Olympic Stadium ended an initial extra-time tie that witnessed the end of star Zinedine Zidane he stuck his head into Italian defender Marco Materazzi's chest in the extra time, especially in the 110th minute of the game.


2010 World Cup:

The 2010 World Cup was the first tournament to be held on the African continent, especially in South Africa, which was chosen as the first African country to host the final after games with Egypt and Morocco.


2010 Africa World Cup:

Choosing Africa to host the 2010 World Cup was part of a short-term policy that was scrapped in 2007 to rotate the tournament between continents.


2010 World Cup finals:

The 2010 World Cup final was played at the First National Bank Stadium, led by British referee Howard Weber, and the final was played between the Netherlands and Spain. This was the first time Spain reached the final in the history of the World Cup. World Cup final, the Netherlands haven't reached a final in 32 years, especially since I played in the 1978 World Cup final, which was the second straight European final between Italy and France after the 2006 World Cup.

The final had the most cards in a World Cup final and more than double the record of six in the 1986 World Cup final between Argentina and Germany.

A total of 14 yellow cards were received in this game, including 9 for the Netherlands and 5 for Spain. John Heitinga was sent off after receiving two yellow cards. A yellow card for Nigel De Jong after kicking Habibie Alonso in the chest in the first half angered many, including Rob Hughes, who thought he deserved a red card.

European champions Spain beat the Netherlands 1-0 after extra time, with Andres Iniesta scoring a goal in the 116th minute. As a result, Spain managed to claim its first world title, the first time a European country has won a competition outside the Old Continent.


2014 World Cup:

The 2014 World Cup, the 20th World Cup, was held in Brazil after FIFA allowed a tournament exchange system between continents, which was scrapped in 2007 and was the first event to be held in Brazil. The South American continent hosted the eleventh edition from Argentina. 1978 World Cup top ten.

This is also the first time that two consecutive World Cups have been held outside the European continent after the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Brazil won the right to host the event on October 30, 2007. 

Goal-line technology in the World Cup:

For the first time in the history of a World Cup event, FIFA allowed the use of goal-line technology, making this tournament the third FIFA-sponsored event to implement the feature, following the 2012 Club World Cup and the 2013 Confederations Cup.

FIFA also approved the use of vanishing fog by referees for the first time in a World Cup final. Its purpose is to help the referee determine the position of the defensive wall before the free-kick, the referee determined and drew a line away from the kicking point, where the nearest defender was allowed, then the line disappeared within a minute.


2014 World Cup final:

It was the 2014 World Cup final between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium with 75,000 spectators, a repeat of the 1986 and 1990 World Cups in Nhaiaa.

Germany scored in the 113th minute of extra time in the second game as Mario Gotze became the first substitute to score in a World Cup final, giving his country a fourth win World champion, tying the record of the Italian team.


Miroslav Klose, top Scorer in World Cup history:

Also in the 2014 World Cup, German Miroslav Klose was able to break the record of Brazil Ronaldo after scoring the 16th goal in the World Cup final, thus becoming more than one record in the history of the World Cup and being crowned the all-time scorer in the World Cup.


Didier Deschamps won the World Cup as a player and coach:

The 2018 World Cup was the 21st edition of the World Cup to be held in Russia, which received the honour of hosting the World Cup after FIFA announced its decision on December 2, 2010.

Russia beat three nominations in total to become the first World Cup to be held in Eastern Europe.

The 2018 World Cup has 32 national teams participating, maintaining the current format. The competition witnessed Iceland and Panama participate for the first time in their history.

FIFA decided to host the 2018 World Cup final in the revamped Luzhniki Stadium with a capacity of 81,000 spectators.

The World Cup witnessed a new historical event, the use of mouse technology for the first time in World Cup history. The first arbitration case of the referee's use of mouse technology was during the France-Australia match, where the referee confirmed the existence of an infraction by Australian player Josh Risdon against French striker Antoine Griezmann.

Although the first goal to be canceled with the mouse technique was in the Iran-Spain match, Iranian Syed Ezatoura scored in the 60th minute, but after re-using the mouse technique, it was offside. First, the goal was canceled due to the offside that was on the Iranian player Ramin Rezaian.


2018 World Cup finals:

The 2018 World Cup final was held at the Luzhniki Stadium with an audience of 78.011 million. He led the French team to a 4-2 victory over Croatia to win the championship for the second time in the history of the French team.


World cup teams stats:

Brazil is the most successful national team in World Cup history

Team with the most World Cup victories

Brazil National Team (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)

The team with the most 1st or 2nd place

German national team (1954, 1966, 1974, 1982, 1986, 1990, 2002, 2014)

Team with the most wins in the top three

German national team (1934, 1954, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1982, 1986, 1990, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014)

The top four teams with the most

German National Team (1934, 1954, 1958, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1982, 1986, 1990, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014)

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