The best national football teams( according to the results of the world championships)
The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil became the 20th World Soccer Championship. The first official world championship was held in 1930 in Uruguay. In this article, we will review the best teams in the history of football, at least once become world champions.
8th place: England team .The English became world champions at the home championship, which was held in England in 1966.In addition to this success, England has nothing more to remember, becausethe national team neither before nor after was able to even win the medals of world championships. The European Championships of the England national team also never yielded.
7th place: Team Spain .The Spaniards became world champions in 2010 in South Africa. Like the English, neither before nor after the Spaniards won medals at the World Championships, but three times became champions of Europe: in 1964, 2008 and 2012.
6th place: Team France .The French became world champions at the home world championships, which was held in France in 1998.France also won the silver medal at the 2006 World Cup and twice bronze( 1958, 1986).
5th place: Argentinian team .Argentines twice became world champions: at the home championship in Argentina in 1978 and at the world championships in Mexico in 1986.Argentina three times( 1930, 1990, 2014) won silver world championships and 14 times won the America's Cup.
4th place: Uruguay squad .This small country twice became world champion in football: at the first home world championship in 1930 and at the 1950 championship in Brazil, where at the record attendance( 199 thousand 854 fans) at the biggest stadium of the world at that time Uruguayans beat the hosts of the tournament - the Brazilians. Uruguay's team is the best team of the America's Cup( tournament similar to the European Championships), it won the tournament 15 times, which is an absolute record.
With two championships on the emblem of the Association of Football of Uruguay, you can see not two, but four stars, denoting the championship titles. The fact is that Uruguay won the Olympic football tournaments in 1924 in Paris and in 1928 in Amsterdam. FIFA recognizes the Olympic Games of 1924 and 1928 as prototypes of their world championships, calling them the "Amateur FIFA World Championships."Since the 1970s, FIFA officially authorized the Uruguay Football Association to use its 4-star emblem, thus equating victories in the 1924 and 1928 Olympics to victories in the world championships.
3rd place: Team Italy .The Italians have won the world champions four times: in 1934 in Italy, in 1938 in France, in 1982 in Spain and in 2006 in Germany. Also on the account of Italy are two( 1970, 1994) silver, one( 1990) bronze world championships and one title of European champions in 1968.
2nd place: Team Germany .The Germans won the World Cup four times: in 1954 in Switzerland, in 1974 in Germany, in 1990 in Italy and in 2014 in Brazil. Germany also won the silver of the world championships four times( 1966, 1982, 1986, 2002) and also bronze four times( 1934, 1970, 2006, 2010).At the European Championships, Germany won the title three times( 1972, 1980, 1996).
The best team in the history of football is the Brazil , which won the world championship five times: in 1958 in Sweden, in 1962 in Chile, in 1970 in Mexico, in 1994 in the USA and in 2002 in Japan and SouthKorea. Also, Brazil twice( 1950, 1998) won the silver championship of the world and twice( 1938, 1978) - bronze. In addition, Brazil - 8-time winner of the America's Cup.