The World Cup is the most prestigious international soccer competition in the world. It is held every four years and features national teams from across the world that have qualified for the competition. When you look at the most World Cups by country, the country that stands out is the nation of Brazil.
Brazil has won the World Cup a total of five times in its history. The most recent World Cup that Brazil won was the 2002 World Cup. Brazil also won the 1958, 1962, 1970, and 1994 World Cups. Brazil has won the World Cup more times than any other country in the world.
The nation of Germany comes in at second on this list. Germany has won the World Cup a total of four times in its history. Germany won its most recent World Cup in 2014. Interestingly, the German national team has not performed particularly well since winning the World Cup in 2014. Germany was knocked out in the group stage of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The common term for this phenomenon in the world of soccer is the 'Champion's Curse'.
There have been many great Italian soccer players throughout the sport's history. That is why it is little surprise that the nation of Italy ranks so highly in terms of most World Cups by country. In total, the country of Italy has won the FIFA World Cup four times.
The most recent World Cup that Italy won was the 2006 World Cup. However, Italy has also won the 1934, 1938, and 1982 World Cups as well. Italy is another country that has struggled in terms of its World Cup performances in recent years. Italy recently missed out on qualifying for the 2022 World Cup due to a 1-0 defeat in a qualification playoff semi-final game against North Macedonia. This was a shocking defeat for Italy.
Argentina is another country that has produced some legendary soccer players over the years. In terms of World Cup wins, the nation of Argentina has won the World Cup twice. Argentina won the 1978 World Cup and the 1986 World Cup. Unlike Italy and Germany, Argentina has remained one of the strongest teams in South America. They regularly qualify for the World Cup and Argentina won the Copa America in 2021.
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At 5, Brazil is the country that has won the most World Cups. Having won 4, Germany is the country that comes in second place.