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Timeline of Champions

gengo TIMELINE OF CHAM PIONS 8 5 YEARS OF SO C CER With billions of fans worldwide, soccer is a sport powered by the people. In this World Cup infographic, trace the tangled, colorful history of the world's favorite sport, as told by twelve of 2014's top teams. World Cup Ranking 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Legend UY AR US YU BR FR RO PE First time's the charm: Uruguay won the inaugural World Cup in 1930 and is the smallest country in the world to have won the tournament (by population, 1.75 million inhabitants) Highlighted teams selected based on FIFA overall rankings and competition status in Brazil's 2014 tournament. AR Argentina BR Brazil FR DE Germany IT DE AT ES HU CH AR EG East Germany Maybe next time: England declined invitations to play in the tournament in 1930, 1934 and 1938 WG West Germany NL EN England ES Spain FR France IT Italy JP Japan NL Netherlands SU Soviet Union IT HU BR SE CS FR CH CU RO DE The half-century spell: Despite winning the World Cup trophy in 1934 (in place of Russia) and 1938, the Italians had to wait 44 US United States years for their third title UY Uruguay AT Austria BE Belgium BG Bulgaria CH Switzerland CL Chile CM Cameroon CS Czechoslovakia CU Cuba Press pause: The 1942 and 1946 World Cup tournaments were DK Denmark WORLD WAR II suspended due to World War II. A FIFA official protected the early Jules Rimet trophy by hiding it under his bed GH Ghana HR Croatia HU Hungary IE Republic of Ireland KP North Korea KR South Korea MX Mexico NG Nigeria Trio: From 1950 to 1956, Germany NI Northern Ireland had three separate national teams from West Germany, East Germany PE Peru and Saarland PO Poland PT Portugal UY BR SE ES YU CH IT EN US PY Paraguay A long time coming: England joined FIFA in 1906, but didn't compete in the World Cup until 1950 RO Romania sc Scotland SN Senegal SE Sweden TN Tunisia TR Turkey UA Ukraine WA Wales WG HU AT UY CH BR EN YU TR Name and number: The World Cup jerseys in 1954 were the first to feature player numbers YU Yugoslavia •.. References to former sovereign states which are now modern-day countries BR SE FR WG YU WA SU NI CS HU Most titles: Brazil has won the World Cup five times: 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002 BR CL YU HU SU WG EN IT AR Continental rivalry: The South Unshaken: In 1960, host nation Chile suffered the most powerful earthquake ever recorded. Stadiums American Football Confederation threatened to boycott the 1962 World Cup if FIFA selected a European country to host again and infrastructure were rebuilt at record speed for the 1962 World Cup EN WG SU AR HU UY KP IT ES Runaway cup! The World Cup trophy went missing before the start of the 1966 World Cup in England, only to be discovered seven days later by a dog Roar! World Cup Willie, unveiled at the 1966 Cup in England, was the tournament's first official mascot named Pickles BR IT WG UY SU MX PE EN Evening serenade: The night before the 1970 England-Brazil match, Brazilian fans sang all night outside of England's hotel to keep them from sleeping Legendary: Pelé (Brazil), one of the best players of all time, is the only person to have won three World Cups (1958, 1962 and 1970) WG PL BR SE EG AR SC Polyglot promo: The 1974 World Cup promotional poster was the first to feature multiple languages (German, English, French and Spanish) Hello, goodbye: The redesigned World Cup trophy was awarded for the first time in 1974 to West Germany AR NL BR IT WG AT PE TN ES Tight competition: With 107 teams and only 16 openings, the 1978 World Cup was the toughest to qualify for The dueling Dutch: The Netherlands has qualified for the World Cup ten times, finishing as runner-up in the 1974, 1978 and 2010 finals IT WG PL FR BR EN SU BE The world's game: The 1982 World Cup in Spain was the first to have countries from each continent qualify (except Antarctica) More love for the game: In 1982, the official number of participating teams increased to 24, up from 16 ....... AR WG FR BE BR MX ES EN DK SU No more nudity: To prevent players from baring their chests on the field, shirt swapping was officially prohibited at the 1986 World Cup Getting digital: The first official World Cup video game was based on the 1986 tournament WG AR IT EN YU CS см BR ES It's art! Ciao, the mascot for the 1990 World Cup in Italy, is the only mascot without eyes BR SE вG DE RO NL ES NG AR Sold out: With almost 3.6 million Northern glory: The United States attendees, the 1994 World Cup in the (1994) and Mexico (1986) are the only USA remains the most attended World two North/Central American nations Cup to date to host the World Cup HR NL AR DE YU FR BR IT DK EN Lucky number seven: After playing in the World Cup finals for the first time in 1998, France became the seventh Things got hairy: For refusing to cut his hair, one Argentinian player was prohibited from joining the 1998 World Cup squad country to win the tournament BR DE TR KR ES EN SN US JP DK Sweet sixteen: Japan advanced to the Seeing double: The 2002 World Cup was the first (and only) to feature two Round of 16 for the first time in the 2002 World Cup host nations and a record number of stadiums, with 20 venues spread across Japan and South Korea IT FR DE PT BR AR EN UA ES CH It's in the stars: During the 2006 World Cup, the French squad was selected based on their zodiac signs Paranormal preparations: To banish evil spirits, a shaman from Ecuador visited the German stadiums before the 2006 World Cup Paint it yellow: In the 2010 World Cup, On the air: Watched by over 715.1 million worldwide, the 2006 final 260 yellow cards were issued. Of between Italy and France was one of the most viewed matches in history those, the Netherlands was awarded 25, the most of any team UY ES NL DE AR BR GH JP CL Like soccer, all good things are powered by the crowd. Reach the world's billions, whatever their language, with gengo communicate freely. Ranking Sources Team rankings are based on all-time FIFA scores. Teams highlighted Brazilian Football: Buzzfeed: Cape Town Magazine: within infographic are selected based on overall FIFA rankings and 2014 competing status. Sky News: The Guardian: bve at ly/1546EFO Wall Street Journal: Washington Post: 1994 1986 1982 1978 1974 1970 1962 1958 1954 1950 1946 1942 1938 1934 1930 2010 2002 1998 996L 9007 066 .......*…...

Timeline of Champions

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With billions of fans worldwide, soccer is a sport powered by the people. In this World Cup infographic, trace the tangled, colorful history of the world’s favorite sport, as told by twelve of 201...






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