WORLD CUP HISTORY

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WORLD CUP HISTORY & PAST ODDS

The World Cup is one of the most watched events on the planet. This tournament is played every four years! This years host country is Qatar, and oddly enough due to the warm weather, the World Cup will not begin until fall. VegasInsider has compiled a list of past winners and odds as far as we could search.

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WORLD CUP HISTORY (1978-2022)

YearWinnerScoreOpening Odds
2022Brazil (Favorite)TBD+450
2018France4-2+550
2014Germany1-0 (ET)+650
2010Spain1-0 (ET)+400
2006Italy1-1 (5:3 PK)+400
2002Brazil2-0+700
1998France3-0+700
1994Brazil0-0 (3:2 PK)+333
1990Germany1-0+700
1986Argentina3-2+400
1982Italy3-1+1100
1978Argentina3-1 (ET)+500

WORLD CUP HISTORY (1930-1974)

Below is a table of winners dated far enough back that there are no odds listed. Here are the winners and results:

YearWinnerScore
1974Germany2-1
1970Brazil4-1
1966England4-2 (ET)
1962Brazil3-1
1958Brazil5-2
1954Germany3-2
1950Uruguay2-1
1938Italy4-2
1934Italy2-1 (ET)
1930Uruguay4-2

World Cup History FAQ

Which teams have won the world cup?

The most recent winner was France in 2018. They opened as a +550 favorite to win it all. There have been plenty of winners dating back all the way to the beginning in 1930.

Who started the World Cup?

President Jules Rimet. He was a French football administrator from the years 1921 through 1954. The first World Cup was held in the year 1930.

Why did the World Cup stop from 1938 to 1950?

World War 2 was the cause of the stoppage of the World Cup. There were plans to hold the tournament in 1942 and 1946, but both were canceled due to war raging around the world.

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