FIFA World Cup Finals: All-Time Standings and Records

The 32 Countries Of The 2014 FIFA World Cup. Ten Of The Final 16 Are Looking For Their First Finals Appearance.

The 32 Countries Of The 2014 FIFA World Cup. Ten Of The Final 16 Are Looking For Their First Finals Appearance.

Sure, Brazil has the most World Cup wins of all time, with five, and Italy has four of their own. They are the best countries in World Cup play to be sure. But both have lost a couple of times in the Finals, and in this look – the all-time World Cup Finals standings – they come in fourth and fifth.

That’s because three nations are undefeated in the title match: Uruguay, England and Spain.

And, hey, even though four countries – the Netherlands, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Sweden – have done nothing but lose the big game, at least they made the Finals, which is more than can be said for most of the countries in the world.

The Netherlands have lost three. Ouch, that’s got to hurt. Still, they’re one of only 12 countries to make it to the Finals. That counts for more than something.

  COUNTRY W L W-L PCT. WINS LOSSES
1. Uruguay 2 0 1.000 1930, 1950 None
1. England 1 0 1.000 1966 None
1. Spain 1 0 1.000 2010 None
4. Brazil 5 2 0.714 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002 1950, 1998
5. Italy 4 2 0.667 1934, 1938, 1982, 2006 1970, 1994
6. Argentina 2 2 0.500 1978, 1986 1930, 1990
6. France 1 1 0.500 1998 2006
8. West Germany / Germany 3 4 0.429 1954, 1974, 1990 1966, 1982, 1986, 2002 (Germany)
9. Netherlands 0 3 0.000 None 1974, 1978, 2010
9. Czechoslovakia 0 2 0.000 None 1934, 1962
9. Hungary 0 2 0.000 None 1938, 1954
9. Sweden 0 1 0.000 None 1958

Photo: football-craze.com

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