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Best performance of countries

This article lists the performances of each of the 76 national teams which have made at least one appearance in the FIFA World Cup finals.

Contents

Debut of teams

Each successive World Cup has had at least one team appearing for the first time. Countries competing in their first World Cup are listed in the table below.

Year Debutants
1930  Argentina  Belgium  Bolivia  Brazil  Chile  France  Mexico  Paraguay  Peru  Romania  United States  Uruguay  Yugoslavia
1934  Austria  Czechoslovakia[1]  Egypt  Germany[2]  Hungary  Italy  Netherlands  Spain  Sweden  Switzerland
1938  Cuba  Dutch East Indies[3]  Norway  Poland
1950  England
1954  Korea Republic  Scotland  Turkey  West Germany[2]
1958  Northern Ireland  Soviet Union[4]  Wales
1962  Bulgaria  Colombia
1966  Korea DPR  Portugal
1970  El Salvador  Israel  Morocco
1974  Australia  East Germany[2]  Haiti  Zaire[5]
1978  Iran  Tunisia
1982  Algeria  Cameroon  Honduras  Kuwait  New Zealand
1986  Canada  Denmark  Iraq
1990  Costa Rica  Republic of Ireland  United Arab Emirates
1994  Greece  Nigeria  Russia[4]  Saudi Arabia
1998  Croatia[6]  Jamaica  Japan  South Africa  Yugoslavia[6]
2002  China PR  Ecuador  Senegal  Slovenia[6]
2006  Angola  Côte d'Ivoire  Czech Republic[1]  Ghana  Serbia and Montenegro[6]  Togo  Trinidad and Tobago  Ukraine[4]
2010  Serbia[6]  Slovakia[1]

Comprehensive team results

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By tournament

Legend
  • 1st — Champions
  • 2nd — Runners-up
  • 3rd — Third place
  • 4th — Fourth place
  • SF — Semifinals (1930: no third-place match was held)[7]
  • QF — Quarterfinals (1934–1938, 1954–1970, and 1986–present: knockout round of 8; 1974–1978, second group stage, final 8)
  • R2 — Round 2 (1982: second group stage, final 12; 1986–present: knockout round of 16)
  • R1 — Round 1
  • q — Qualified (upcoming/ongoing tournament)
  •  ••  — Qualified but withdrew
  •  •  — Did not qualify
  •     — Did not enter / Withdrew
  •    — Hosts
  •     — In contention for title (upcoming/ongoing tournament)

The team ranking in each tournament is according to FIFA.[8] The rankings, apart from the top four positions (top two in 1930), are not a result of direct competition between the teams; instead, teams eliminated in the same round are ranked by their full results in the tournament. In recent tournaments, FIFA has used the rankings for seedings for the final tournament draw.[9]

For each tournament, the flag of the host country and the number of teams in each finals tournament (in brackets) are shown.

Team 1930
Uruguay
(13)
1934
Italy
(16)
1938
France
(15)
1950
Brazil
(13)
1954
Switzerland
(16)
1958
Sweden
(16)
1962
Chile
(16)
1966
England
(16)
1970
Mexico
(16)
1974
West Germany
(16)
1978
Argentina
(16)
1982
Spain
(24)
1986
Mexico
(24)
1990
Italy
(24)
1994
United States
(24)
1998
France
(32)
2002
South Korea
Japan
(32)
2006
Germany
(32)
2010
South Africa
(32)
 Algeria R1
13th
R1
22nd
q
 Angola R1
23rd
 Argentina 2nd R1
T-9th
R1
13th
R1
10th
QF
5th
QF
8th
1st R2
11th
1st 2nd R2
10th
QF
6th
R1
18th
QF
6th
q
 Australia R1
14th
R2
16th
q
 Austria 4th •• 3rd R1
15th
QF
7th
R2
8th
R1
T-18th
R1
23rd
 Belgium R1
11th
R1
15th
R1
13th
R1
12th
R1
T-10th
R2
10th
4th R2
11th
R2
11th
R1
19th
R2
14th
 Bolivia R1
12th
R1
13th
R1
21st
 Brazil R1
6th
R1
14th
3rd 2nd QF
5th
1st 1st R1
11th
1st 4th 3rd R2
5th
QF
5th
R2
9th
1st 2nd 1st QF
5th
q
 Bulgaria R1
15th
R1
15th
R1
13th
R1
12th
R2
15th
4th R1
29th
 Cameroon R1
17th
QF
7th
R1
22nd
R1
25th
R1
20th
q
 Canada R1
24th
 Chile R1
5th
R1
9th
3rd R1
T-13th
R1
11th
R1
22nd
R2
16th
q
 China PR R1
31st
 Colombia R1
14th
R2
14th
R1
19th
R1
21st
 Congo DR[5] R1
16th
 Costa Rica R2
13th
R1
19th
R1
31st
 Côte d'Ivoire R1
19th
q
 Croatia[6] Part of Yugoslavia 3rd R1
23rd
R1
22nd
 Cuba QF
8th
 Czechoslovakia[1] see Czech Republic and Slovakia (1930–1990)
 Czech Republic[1] 2nd QF
5th
R1
14th
R1
9th
2nd R1
15th
R1
19th
QF
6th
R1
20th
 Denmark R2
9th
QF
8th
R2
10th
q
 Dutch East Indies[3] see Indonesia (1930–1938)
 East Germany[2] Part of Germany QF
6th
Part of Germany
 Ecuador R1
24th
R2
12th
 Egypt R1
13th
R1
20th
 El Salvador R1
16th
R1
24th
 England R1
8th
QF
6th
R1
11th
QF
8th
1st QF
8th
R2
6th
QF
8th
4th R2
9th
QF
6th
QF
7th
q
 France R1
7th
R1
T-9th
QF
6th
R1
11th
3rd R1
T-13th
R1
12th
4th 3rd 1st R1
28th
2nd q
 Germany[2] 3rd R1
10th
1st 4th QF
7th
2nd 3rd 1st QF
6th
2nd 2nd 1st QF
5th
QF
7th
2nd 3rd q
 Ghana R2
13th
q
 Greece R1
24th
q
 Haiti R1
15th
 Honduras R1
18th
q
 Hungary QF
6th
2nd 2nd R1
10th
QF
5th
QF
6th
R1
15th
R1
14th
R1
18th
 Indonesia[3] R1
15th
 Iran R1
14th
R1
20th
R1
T-25th
 Iraq R1
23rd
 Israel R1
12th
 Italy 1st 1st R1
7th
R1
10th
R1
9th
R1
9th
2nd R1
10th
4th 1st R2
12th
3rd 2nd QF
5th
R2
15th
1st q
 Jamaica R1
22nd
 Japan R1
31st
R2
9th
R1
T-28th
q
 Korea DPR QF
8th
q
 Korea Republic R1
16th
R1
20th
R1
22nd
R1
20th
R1
30th
4th R1
17th
q
 Kuwait R1
21st
 Mexico R1
13th
R1
12th
R1
13th
R1
16th
R1
11th
R1
12th
QF
6th
R1
16th
QF
6th
R2
13th
R2
13th
R2
11th
R2
15th
q
 Morocco R1
14th
R2
11th
R1
23rd
R1
18th
 Netherlands R1
T-9th
R1
14th
2nd 2nd R2
15th
QF
7th
4th R2
11th
q
 New Zealand R1
23rd
q
 Nigeria R2
9th
R2
12th
R1
27th
q
 Northern Ireland QF
8th
R2
9th
R1
21st
 Norway R1
12th
R1
17th
R2
15th
 Paraguay R1
9th
R1
11th
R1
12th
R2
13th
R2
14th
R2
16th
R1
18th
q
 Peru R1
10th
QF
7th
QF
8th
R1
20th
 Poland R1
11th
3rd QF
5th
3rd R2
14th
R1
25th
R1
21st
 Portugal 3rd R1
17th
R1
21st
4th q
 Republic of Ireland QF
8th
R2
16th
R2
12th
 Romania R1
8th
R1
12th
R1
9th
R1
T-10th
R2
12th
QF
6th
R2
11th
 Russia[4] QF
7th
QF
6th
4th QF
5th
R2
7th
R2
10th
R1
17th
R1
18th
R1
22nd
 Saudi Arabia R2
12th
R1
28th
R1
32nd
R1
T-28th
 Scotland •• R1
15th
R1
14th
R1
9th
R1
11th
R1
15th
R1
19th
R1
T-18th
R1
27th
 Senegal QF
7th
 Serbia[6] SF
4th
R1
5th
QF
7th
QF
5th
4th QF
7th
R1
16th
QF
5th
R2
10th
R1
32nd
q
 Serbia and Montenegro[6] see Serbia (1998–2006)
 Slovakia[1] 2nd QF
5th
R1
14th
R1
9th
2nd R1
15th
R1
19th
QF
6th
q
 Slovenia[6] Part of Yugoslavia R1
30th
q
 South Africa R1
24th
R1
17th
q
 Soviet Union[4] see Russia (1930–1990)
 Spain QF
5th
4th R1
12th
R1
10th
R1
10th
R2
12th
QF
7th
R2
10th
QF
8th
R1
17th
QF
5th
R2
9th
q
 Sweden QF
8th
4th 3rd 2nd R1
9th
QF
5th
R1
13th
R1
21st
3rd R2
13th
R2
14th
 Switzerland QF
7th
QF
7th
R1
6th
QF
8th
R1
16th
R1
16th
R2
15th
R2
10th
q
 Togo R1
30th
 Trinidad and Tobago R1
27th
 Tunisia R1
9th
R1
26th
R1
29th
R1
24th
 Turkey •• R1
9th
3rd
 Ukraine[4] Part of Soviet Union QF
8th
 United Arab Emirates R1
24th
 United States SF
3rd
R1
16th
R1
10th
R1
23rd
R2
14th
R1
32nd
QF
8th
R1
T-25th
q
 Uruguay 1st 1st 4th R1
13th
QF
7th
4th R1
12th
R2
16th
R2
16th
R1
26th
q
 Wales QF
6th
 West Germany[2] see Germany (1950–1990)
 Yugoslavia[6] see Serbia (1930–1990)
 Zaire[5] see Congo DR (1974–1994)

Overall (1930–2006)

Team Pld W D L GF GA
 Brazil 92 64 14 14 201 84
 Germany (1934–1938)
 West Germany (1950–1990)
 Germany (1994–)
92 55 19 18 190 112
 Italy 77 44 19 14 122 69
 Argentina 65 33 13 19 113 74
 England 55 25 17 13 74 47
 France 51 25 10 16 95 64
 Spain 49 22 12 15 80 57
 Sweden 46 16 13 17 74 69
 Netherlands 36 16 10 10 59 38
 Soviet Union (1958–1990)
 Russia (1994–)
37 17 6 14 64 44
 Yugoslavia (1930–1990)
 Yugoslavia (1998–2002)
 Serbia and Montenegro (2006)
 Serbia (2010–)
40 16 8 16 62 56
 Uruguay 40 15 10 15 65 57
 Poland 31 15 5 11 44 40
 Hungary 32 15 3 14 87 57
 Mexico 45 11 12 22 48 84
 Austria 29 12 4 13 43 47
 Belgium 36 10 9 17 46 63
 Czechoslovakia (1934–1990)
Czechoslovakia Representation of Czechs and Slovaks (1994)
30 11 5 14 44 45
 Portugal 19 11 1 7 32 21
 Romania 21 8 5 8 30 32
 Switzerland 26 8 5 13 37 51
 Chile 25 7 6 12 31 40
 Paraguay 22 6 7 9 27 36
 Denmark 13 7 2 4 24 18
 United States 25 6 3 16 27 51
 Croatia 13 6 2 5 15 11
 Cameroon 17 4 7 6 15 29
 Scotland 23 4 7 12 25 41
 Korea Republic 24 4 7 13 22 53
 Bulgaria 26 3 8 15 22 53
 Turkey 10 5 1 4 20 17
 Peru 15 4 3 8 19 31
 Irish Free State (1934–1938)
 Republic of Ireland (1950–)
13 2 8 3 10 10
 Northern Ireland 13 3 5 5 13 23
 Nigeria 11 4 1 6 14 16
 Colombia 13 3 2 8 14 23
 Morocco 13 2 4 7 12 18
 Costa Rica 10 3 1 6 12 21
 Ecuador 7 3 0 4 7 8
 Norway 8 2 3 3 7 8
 Senegal 5 2 2 1 7 6
 East Germany 6 2 2 2 5 5
 Japan 10 2 2 6 8 14
 Saudi Arabia 13 2 2 9 9 32
 Ukraine 5 2 1 2 5 7
 Algeria 6 2 1 3 6 10
 Tunisia 12 1 4 7 8 17
 Wales 5 1 3 1 4 4
 Ghana 4 2 0 2 4 6
 South Africa 6 1 3 2 8 11
 Australia 7 1 2 4 5 11
 Iran 9 1 2 6 6 18
 Korea DPR 4 1 1 2 5 9
 Cuba 3 1 1 1 5 12
 Côte d'Ivoire 3 1 0 2 5 6
 Czech Republic (1998–) 3 1 0 2 3 4
 Jamaica 3 1 0 2 3 9
 Honduras 3 0 2 1 2 3
 Angola 3 0 2 1 1 2
Palestinian territories British Mandate of Palestine (1934–1938)
 Israel (1950–)
3 0 2 1 1 3
 Egypt 4 0 2 2 3 6
 Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 1 2 0 4
 Kuwait 3 0 1 2 2 6
 Bolivia 6 0 1 5 1 20
 Iraq 3 0 0 3 1 4
 Canada 3 0 0 3 0 5
 Togo 3 0 0 3 1 6
 Slovenia 3 0 0 3 2 7
 Dutch East Indies (1938)
 Indonesia (1950–)
1 0 0 1 0 6
 China PR 3 0 0 3 0 9
 United Arab Emirates 3 0 0 3 2 11
 Greece 3 0 0 3 0 10
 New Zealand 3 0 0 3 2 12
 Haiti 3 0 0 3 2 14
 Congo DR 3 0 0 3 0 14
 El Salvador 6 0 0 6 1 22
 India N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
 Slovakia (1998–) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
  • Brazil are the only team to have competed in every staging of the World Cup final tournaments (19 so far). Germany and Italy follow with 17 appearances: Germany did not enter in 1930 and were not allowed to compete in 1950 ; Italy did not enter either in 1930 and they were eliminated during the qualifiers in 1958 (finishing 2nd of their qualifying group behind Northern Ireland).
  • Only Brazil and France have entered every World Cup competition (19 so far). The following teams have missed only 1 of the 19 World Cup competitions so far: Yugoslavia because they were suspended due to war during qualifying process for 1994; Belgium because they withdrew from the preliminary competition for 1950; United States because they withdrew from the preliminary competition for 1938 as a protest against the hosting of the World Cup final competition in Europe rather than in America; Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Israel and Luxembourg because they did not enter the first staging of the competition in 1930.
  • Brazil hold almost all major World Cup final competition records : most World Cup titles (5, followed by Italy, 4), most World Cup final competition participations (19 incl. South Africa 2010, followed by Germany and Italy, both 17), most games won (64, followed by Germany, 55), most goals scored (201, followed by Germany, 190), best goal difference (+117, followed by Germany, +77). Brazil share records of games played (92) and finals played (7) with Germany.
  • Despite being the teams with most matches played (92) in World Cup final competition, Brazil and Germany have played only one World Cup match against each other, when Brazil defeated Germany 2-0 in the 2002 World Cup final.
  • Hungary hold the record for most goals scored per game played in World Cup final competition (2.72 goals scored per game, followed by Brazil, 2.18) and for most goals scored in one single World Cup final tournament (27).
  • Germany and Italy share the record of most drawn games (19) in World Cup final competition (matches in the knockout stages that are settled by a penalty shootout session are recorded as drawn games).
  • The following teams won the World Cup by winning all of their final competition matches: Uruguay in 1930 (4 games), Italy in 1938 (4 games, of which 1 required extra time), Brazil in 1970 (6 games) and 2002 (7 games).
  • Before the start of the 2010 World Cup, 708 World Cup final competition matches have been played, of which 157 were drawn. A total of 2,063 goals were scored, a rate of 2.91 goalsper game.

Ranking of teams by number of appearances

Team # of appearances Record streak Active streak Debut Most recent Best result (* = hosts)
 Brazil 19 19 19 1930 2010 Champions (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)
 Germany[2] 17 15 15 1934 2010 Champions (1954, 1974*, 1990)
 Italy 17 13 13 1934 2010 Champions (1934*, 1938, 1982, 2006)
 Argentina 15 10 10 1930 2010 Champions (1978*, 1986)
 Mexico 14 6 5 1930 2010 Quarterfinals (1970*, 1986*)
 England 13 6 4 1950 2010 Champions (1966*)
 France 13 4 4 1930 2010 Champions (1998*)
 Spain 13 9 9 1934 2010 Fourth place (1950)
 Belgium 11 6 0 1930 2002 Fourth place (1986)
 Serbia[6] 11 4 2 1930 2010 Fourth place (1930[7], 1962)
 Sweden 11 3 0 1934 2006 Runners-up (1958*)
 Uruguay 11 4 1 1930 2010 Champions (1930*, 1950)
 Czech Republic[1] 9 3 0 1934 2006 Runners-up (1934, 1962)
 Hungary 9 4 0 1934 1986 Runners-up (1938, 1954)
 Netherlands 9 3 2 1934 2010 Runners-up (1974, 1978)
 Russia[4] 9 4 0 1958 2002 Fourth place (1966)
 Slovakia[1] 9 3 1 1934 2010 Runners-up (1934, 1962)
 Switzerland 9 4 2 1934 2010 Quarterfinals (1934, 1938, 1954*)
 United States 9 6 6 1930 2010 Third place (1930[7])
 Chile 8 2 1 1930 2010 Third place (1962*)
 Korea Republic 8 7 7 1954 2010 Fourth place (2002*)
 Paraguay 8 4 4 1930 2010 Round 2 (1986, 1998, 2002)
 Scotland 8 5 0 1954 1998 Round 1
 Austria 7 2 0 1934 1998 Third place (1954)
 Bulgaria 7 4 0 1962 1998 Fourth place (1994)
 Poland 7 4 0 1938 2006 Third place (1974, 1982)
 Romania 7 3 0 1930 1998 Quarterfinals (1994)
 Cameroon 6 4 1 1982 2010 Quarterfinals (1990)
 Portugal 5 3 3 1966 2010 Third place (1966)
 Colombia 4 3 0 1962 1998 Round 2 (1990)
 Denmark 4 2 1 1986 2010 Quarterfinals (1998)
 Japan 4 4 4 1998 2010 Round 2 (2002*)
 Morocco 4 2 0 1970 1998 Round 2 (1986)
 Nigeria 4 3 1 1994 2010 Round 2 (1994, 1998)
 Peru 4 2 0 1930 1982 Quarterfinals (1970)
 Saudi Arabia 4 4 0 1994 2006 Round 2 (1994)
 Tunisia 4 3 0 1978 2006 Round 1
 Algeria 3 2 1 1982 2010 Round 1
 Australia 3 2 2 1974 2010 Round 2 (2006)
 Bolivia 3 1 0 1930 1994 Round 1
 Costa Rica 3 2 0 1990 2006 Round 2 (1990)
 Croatia[6] 3 3 0 1998 2006 Third place (1998)
 Iran 3 1 0 1978 2006 Round 1
 Northern Ireland 3 2 0 1958 1986 Quarterfinals (1958)
 Norway 3 2 0 1938 1998 Round 2 (1998)
 Republic of Ireland 3 2 0 1990 2002 Quarterfinals (1990)
 South Africa 3 2 1 1998 2010 Round 1
 Côte d'Ivoire 2 2 2 2006 2010 Round 1
 Ecuador 2 2 0 2002 2006 Round 2 (2006)
 Egypt 2 1 0 1934 1990 Round 1
 El Salvador 2 1 0 1970 1982 Round 1
 Ghana 2 2 2 2006 2010 Round 2 (2006)
 Greece 2 1 1 1994 2010 Round 1
 Honduras 2 1 1 1982 2010 Round 1
 Korea DPR 2 1 1 1966 2010 Quarterfinals (1966)
 New Zealand 2 1 1 1982 2010 Round 1
 Slovenia[6] 2 1 1 2002 2010 Round 1
 Turkey 2 1 0 1954 2002 Third place (2002)
 Angola 1 1 0 2006 2006 Round 1
 Canada 1 1 0 1986 1986 Round 1
 China PR 1 1 0 2002 2002 Round 1
 Congo DR[5] 1 1 0 1974 1974 Round 1
 Cuba 1 1 0 1938 1938 Quarterfinals (1938)
 East Germany[2] 1 1 0 1974 1974 Quarterfinals (1974)
 Haiti 1 1 0 1974 1974 Round 1
 Indonesia[3] 1 1 0 1938 1938 Round 1
 Iraq 1 1 0 1986 1986 Round 1
 Israel 1 1 0 1970 1970 Round 1
 Jamaica 1 1 0 1998 1998 Round 1
 Kuwait 1 1 0 1982 1982 Round 1
 Senegal 1 1 0 2002 2002 Quarterfinals (2002)
 Togo 1 1 0 2006 2006 Round 1
 Trinidad and Tobago 1 1 0 2006 2006 Round 1
 Ukraine[4] 1 1 0 2006 2006 Quarterfinals (2006)
 United Arab Emirates 1 1 0 1990 1990 Round 1
 Wales 1 1 0 1958 1958 Quarterfinals (1958)

Results of host nations

Except 1934, host nations are granted an automatic spot in the World Cup finals.

Year Host Nation Finish
1930  Uruguay Champions
1934  Italy Champions
1938  France Quarterfinals
1950  Brazil Runners-up
1954  Switzerland Quarterfinals
1958  Sweden Runners-up
1962  Chile Third place
1966  England Champions
1970  Mexico Quarterfinals
1974  West Germany Champions
1978  Argentina Champions
1982  Spain Round 2
1986  Mexico Quarterfinals
1990  Italy Third place
1994  United States Round 2
1998  France Champions
2002  Korea Republic Fourth place
 Japan Round 2
2006  Germany Third place
2010  South Africa

Results of defending champions

Until 2002, defending champions were granted an automatic spot in the World Cup finals. Since 2006, they have to enter qualifying as well.

Year Defending champions Finish
1930
1934  Uruguay Did not enter
1938  Italy Champions
1950  Italy Round 1
1954  Uruguay Fourth place
1958  West Germany Fourth place
1962  Brazil Champions
1966  Brazil Round 1
1970  England Quarterfinals
1974  Brazil Fourth place
1978  West Germany Quarterfinals
1982  Argentina Round 2
1986  Italy Round 2
1990  Argentina Runners-up
1994  Germany Quarterfinals
1998  Brazil Runners-up
2002  France Round 1
2006  Brazil Quarterfinals
2010  Italy

Results by confederation

A summary of the number of teams for each confederation that reached the corresponding rounds in each tournament. Notes about peculiarities in some editions:

  • 1930 — No quarterfinal round was played that year, as the top team from each group of the first group stage advanced to the knockout semifinal round.
  • 1950 — No quarterfinal round was played that year, as the top team from each group of the first group stage advanced to the final round-robin group stage. These four teams are considered as semifinalists for the purposes of this calculation. Technically no final was played that year; however, Uruguay and Brazil, who finished first and second and played a decisive final game that was part of this final group stage, are considered as finalists for the purposes of this calculation.
  • 1974 and 1978 — The eight teams that advanced from the first group stage to the second group stage are considered as quarterfinalists for the purposes of this calculation. Technically no semifinal round was played those years, as the top two teams from each group of this second group stage advanced directly either to the final or the third-place game; however, these four teams are considered as semifinalists for the purposes of this calculation.
  • 1982 — The twelve teams that advanced from the first group stage to the second group stage are considered as round 2 teams for the purposes of this calculation. No quarterfinal round was played that year, as the top teams from each group of this second group stage advanced to the knockout semifinal round.

AFC (Asia)

1930
Uruguay
(13)
1934
Italy
(16)
1938
France
(15)
1950
Brazil
(13)
1954
Switzerland
(16)
1958
Sweden
(16)
1962
Chile
(16)
1966
England
(16)
1970
Mexico
(16)
1974
West Germany
(16)
1978
Argentina
(16)
1982
Spain
(24)
1986
Mexico
(24)
1990
Italy
(24)
1994
United States
(24)
1998
France
(32)
2002
South Korea
Japan
(32)
2006
Germany
(32)
2010
South Africa
(32)
TOTAL
Round 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1[10] 0 1 1 2 2 2 4 4 4 4 28
Round 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3
Quarterfinals 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Semifinals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Champions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CAF (Africa)

1930
Uruguay
(13)
1934
Italy
(16)
1938
France
(15)
1950
Brazil
(13)
1954
Switzerland
(16)
1958
Sweden
(16)
1962
Chile
(16)
1966
England
(16)
1970
Mexico
(16)
1974
West Germany
(16)
1978
Argentina
(16)
1982
Spain
(24)
1986
Mexico
(24)
1990
Italy
(24)
1994
United States
(24)
1998
France
(32)
2002
South Korea
Japan
(32)
2006
Germany
(32)
2010
South Africa
(32)
TOTAL
Round 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 5 5 5 6 34
Round 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 6
Quarterfinals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
Semifinals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Champions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CONCACAF (North, Central America and the Caribbean)

1930
Uruguay
(13)
1934
Italy
(16)
1938
France
(15)
1950
Brazil
(13)
1954
Switzerland
(16)
1958
Sweden
(16)
1962
Chile
(16)
1966
England
(16)
1970
Mexico
(16)
1974
West Germany
(16)
1978
Argentina
(16)
1982
Spain
(24)
1986
Mexico
(24)
1990
Italy
(24)
1994
United States
(24)
1998
France
(32)
2002
South Korea
Japan
(32)
2006
Germany
(32)
2010
South Africa
(32)
TOTAL
Round 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 3 35
Round 2 0 1 1 2 1 2 1 8
Quarterfinals 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4
Semifinals 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Champions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CONMEBOL (South America)

1930
Uruguay
(13)
1934
Italy
(16)
1938
France
(15)
1950
Brazil
(13)
1954
Switzerland
(16)
1958
Sweden
(16)
1962
Chile
(16)
1966
England
(16)
1970
Mexico
(16)
1974
West Germany
(16)
1978
Argentina
(16)
1982
Spain
(24)
1986
Mexico
(24)
1990
Italy
(24)
1994
United States
(24)
1998
France
(32)
2002
South Korea
Japan
(32)
2006
Germany
(32)
2010
South Africa
(32)
TOTAL
Round 1 7 2 1 5 2 3 5 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 4 5 74
Round 2 2 4 4 2 4 2 3 21
Quarterfinals 0 1 2 1 2 2 3 2 3 2 1 1 2 1 2 25
Semifinals 2 0 1 2 1 1 2 0 2 1 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 19
Finals 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 13
Champions 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 9

OFC (Oceania)

1930
Uruguay
(13)
1934
Italy
(16)
1938
France
(15)
1950
Brazil
(13)
1954
Switzerland
(16)
1958
Sweden
(16)
1962
Chile
(16)
1966
England
(16)
1970
Mexico
(16)
1974
West Germany
(16)
1978
Argentina
(16)
1982
Spain
(24)
1986
Mexico
(24)
1990
Italy
(24)
1994
United States
(24)
1998
France
(32)
2002
South Korea
Japan
(32)
2006
Germany
(32)
2010
South Africa
(32)
TOTAL
Round 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[11] 0 1[11] 0 0 0 0 0 1[12] 1 4
Round 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[12] 1
Quarterfinals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Semifinals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Champions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

UEFA (Europe)

1930
Uruguay
(13)
1934
Italy
(16)
1938
France
(15)
1950
Brazil
(13)
1954
Switzerland
(16)
1958
Sweden
(16)
1962
Chile
(16)
1966
England
(16)
1970
Mexico
(16)
1974
West Germany
(16)
1978
Argentina
(16)
1982
Spain
(24)
1986
Mexico
(24)
1990
Italy
(24)
1994
United States
(24)
1998
France
(32)
2002
South Korea
Japan
(32)
2006
Germany
(32)
2010
South Africa
(32)
TOTAL
Round 1 4 12 12 6 12 12 10 10 9 9 10 14 14 14 13 15 15 14 13 218
Round 2 10 10 10 10 10 9 10 69
Quarterfinals 8 6 6 7 6 5 4 6 5 5 6 7 6 4 6 87
Semifinals 1 4 3 2 3 3 2 4 2 3 2 4 3 3 3 3 2 4 51
Finals 0 2 2 0 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 23
Champions 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 9

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Czechoslovakia qualified eight times prior to being divided into Slovakia and the Czech Republic in 1993. FIFA considers both the Czech Republic and Slovakia as successor teams of Czechoslovakia. The Czech Republic national team qualified for the World Cup for the first time as a separate nation in 2006, with Slovakia doing the same in 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Germany was always represented by the same governing body (Deutscher Fußball-Bund (DFB)). After World War II and the division of Germany, Saar (until 1956) and East Germany (until 1990) fielded teams of their own before (re-)joining West Germany and the DFB in the German reunification. Thus, FIFA officially attributes all results of the DFB team since 1908 to Germany, including the results of West Germany which qualified for all World Cups since 1954, after having been banned for 1950.
  3. ^ a b c d Indonesia competed as the Dutch East Indies in 1938.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h The Soviet Union qualified seven times prior to being dissolved in 1991. The 15 nations that were former Soviet Republics now compete separately. FIFA considers Russia as the successor team of the USSR.
  5. ^ a b c d The Democratic Republic of the Congo competed as Zaire in 1974.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m The Kingdom of Yugoslavia (1930) and the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1950–1990) qualified eight times from 1930–1990 under the name Yugoslavia prior to its breakup by the secession of many of its constituent republics in 1992. The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia qualified once in 1998 under the name Yugoslavia, and Serbia and Montenegro qualified once in 2006 after a name change in 2003. All these teams are considered the predecessor of the current Serbia team by FIFA. The other national teams which resulted from the breakup of the original Yugoslavia — Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and FYR Macedonia — are considered distinct entities from the Yugoslavia team of 1930–1990. Montenegro now also compete separately after independence in 2006. In 2010, Serbia will debut at the FIFA World Cup with their own national team.
  7. ^ a b c There was no official World Cup Third Place match in 1930; The USA and Yugoslavia lost in the semi-finals. Currently, FIFA recognizes USA as the third-placed team and Yugoslavia as the fourth-placed team, using the overall records of the teams in the 1930 FIFA World Cup.
  8. ^ "FIFA World Cup Statistical Overview (page 4)" (PDF). http://www.fifa.com/mm/document/fifafacts/mcwc/ip-301%5f01a%5ffwc-stats%5fnew%5f2464.pdf. Retrieved May 17, 2006. 
  9. ^ Seeding of national teams (PDF). Accessed 8 June 2006.
  10. ^ The Asian team in 1970 was Israel, who were then an AFC member. They were expelled from AFC in 1974 and joined UEFA in 1994.
  11. ^ a b The Oceanian teams in 1974 (Australia) and 1982 (New Zealand) both qualified after playing in a continental zone consisting of Asian and Oceanian teams.
  12. ^ a b Australia's qualification in 2006 was through the Oceanian zone as they were an OFC member during qualifying. However, on 1 January 2006, they left the OFC and joined the AFC.

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