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Football World Cup Finals

Summary of the champions' presences:

	Country    | Participations | Finals| Triumphs
        Brazil:         17               07       05
        Germany:        15               07       03
        Italy:          14               05       03
        Argentine:      12               04       02
        Uruguay:        10               02       02
        England:        08               01       01
        France:         08               01       01
	

One can see an evident equilibrium of forces between Europe and South-America, with eight triumphs to Europe and nine to South-America. While there were six final matches between two European countries ('34, '38, '54, '66, '74, '82), only two were disputed by South-Americans alone ('30, '50). However, because of the equal share in the sum of cups won, this also means that, when they both got to the final match, ('62, '70, '78, '86, '90, '94, '98, '02), the South-Americans were hardly ever beaten ('90, '98) by Europeans.

The listing:


1930

    Host Country: Uruguay.
Date: July 30, 1930.
Stadium: Centenario, Montevideo.
Attendance: 80.000.
Referee: Langenus (BEL).
Match: Uruguay 4 x 2 Argentine.
Goals: Pablo Dorado (URU, 12'), Carlos Peucelle (ARG, 20'),
Guillermo Stabile (ARG, 37'), Pedro Cea (URU, 57'),
Victoriano Santos Iriarte (URU, 68'), Hector Castro (URU, 89').

1934.

    Host Country: Italy.
Date: June 10, 1934.
Stadium: Nazionale, Rome.
Attendance: 50.000.
Referee: Eklind (SWE).
Match: Italy 2 x 1 Tchechoslovakia.
Goals: Antonin Puc (TCH, 26'), Raimondo Orsi (ITA, 81'),
Angelo Schiavo (ITA, 5' extra-time).

1938.

    Host Country: France.
Date: June 19, 1938.
Stadium: Olympique, Paris.
Attendance: 45.000.
Referee: Capdeville (FRA).
Match: Italy 4 x 2 Hungary.
Goals: Gino Colaussi (ITA, 6'), Pal Titkos (HUN, 8'),
Silvio Piola (ITA, 19'), Gino Colaussi (ITA, 35'),
Gyorgy Sarosi (HUN, 70'), Silvio Piola (ITA, 82').

1950.

    Host Country: Brazil.
Date: July 16, 1950.
Stadium: Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro.
Attendance: 220,000. (yes, 220,000).
Referee: Reader (ENG).
Match: Brazil 1 x 2 Uruguay.
Goals: Albino Friaça Cardoso (BRA, 47'), Juan Alberto Schiaffino (URU, 66'),
Alcides Ghiggia (URU, 79').

1954.

    Host Country: Switzerland.
Date: July 4, 1954.
Stadium: Wankdorf, Berne.
Attendance: 60,000.
Referee: Ling (ENG).
Match: Germany 3 x 2 Hungary.
Goals: Ferenc Puskas (HUN, 6'), Zoltan Czibor (HUN, 8'),
Maximilian Morlock (GER, 10'), Helmut Rahn (GER, 18'),
Helmut Rahn (GER, 84').

1958.

    Host Country: Sweden.
Date: June 29, 1958.
Stadium: Rasunda, Stockholm.
Attendance: 51,800.
Referee: Guigue (FRA).
Match: Brasil 5 x 2 Sweden.
Goals: Nils Liedholm (SWE, 3'), Vavá (BRA, 9'), Vavá (BRA, 32'),
Pelé (BRA, 55'), Mario Jorge Lobo Zagallo (BRA, 68'),
Agne Simonsson (SWE, 80'), Pelé (BRA, 90').

1962.

    Host Country: Chile.
Date: June 17, 1962.
Stadium: Nacional, Santiago de Chile.
Attendance: 69,000.
Referee: Latishev(URS).
Match: Brasil 3 x 1 Czechoslovakia.
Goals: Josef Masopust (CZE, 15'), Amarildo Tavares da Silveira (BRA, 17'),
Jose Ely De Miranda (BRA, 69'), Vavá (BRA, 78').

1966.

    Host Country: England.
Date: July 30, 1966.
Stadium: Wembley, London.
Attendance: 93,000.
Referee: Dienst(SWI).
Match: England 4 x 2 West Germany.
Goals: Helmut Haller (GER, 12'), Geoffrey Hurst (ENG, 18'),
Martin Peters (ENG, 78'), Wolfgang Weber (GER, 89'),
Geoffrey Hurst (ENG, 11' extra-time),
Geoffrey Hurst (ENG, 30' extra-time).

1970.

    Host Country: Mexico.
Date: June 21, 1970.
Stadium: Azteca, Mexico City.
Attendance: 107,412.
Referee: Glocknet, (GDR).
Match: Brasil 4 x 1 Italy.
Goals: Pelé (BRA, 18'), Roberto Bonisegna (ITA, 37'), Gerson Nunes (BRA, 66'),
Jair Ventura Filho (BRA, 71'), Carlos Alberto Torres (BRA, 86').

1974.

    Host Country: West Germany.
Date: July 7, 1974.
Stadium: Olympiastadion, Munich.
Attendance: 75,200.
Referee: Taylor, (ENG).
Match: West Germany 2 x 1 Netherlands.
Goals: Johan Neeskens (NED, 2'), Paul Breitner(GER, 25'),
Gerhard Mueller (GER, 43').

1978.

    Host Country: Argentine.
Date: June 25, 1978.
Stadium: Monumental de Nuñes, Buenos Aires.
Attendance: 71,483.
Referee: Gonella, (ITA).
Match: Argentine 3 x 1 Netherlands.
Goals: Mario Alberto Kempes (ARG, 38'), Dick Nanninga (NED, 82'),
Mario Alberto Kempes (ARG, 15' extra-time),
Daniel Ricardo Bertoni (ARG, 26' extra-time).

1982.

    Host Country: Spain.
Date: July 11, 1982.
Stadium: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid.
Attendance: 90,000.
Referee: Coelho, (BRA).
Match: Italy 3 x 1 West Germany.
Goals: Paolo Rossi (ITA, 57'), Marco Tardelli (ITA, 69'),
Alessandro Altobelli (ITA, 81'), Paul Breitner (FRG, 83').

1986.

    Host Country: Mexico.
Date: July 29, 1986.
Stadium: Azteca, Mexico City.
Attendance: 114,600.
Referee: Arppi Filho, (BRA).
Match: Argentine 3 x 2 West Germany.
Goals: Jose Luis Brown (ARG, 23'), Jorge Alberto Valdano (ARG, 55'),
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (GER, 74'),
Rudolf Voeller (GER, 80'), Jose Luis Burruchaga (ARG, 83').

1990.

    Host Country: Italy.
Date: July 08, 1990.
Stadium: Olimpico, Roma.
Attendance: 73,603.
Referee: Edgardo Codesal Mendez, (Mex).
Match: Argentine 0 x 1 West Germany.
Goals: Andreas Brehme (penalty).

1994.

    Host Country: USA.
Date: July 17, 1994.
Stadium: Rose Bowl, Pasadena.
Attendance: 94,194.
Referee: Phul, (HUN).
Match: Brazil 0 x 0 Italy.
Goals: none. (Brazil won 3 x 2 in penalty kicks)

1998.

    Host Country: France.
Date: July 12, 1998.
Stadium: Stade de France, Saint-Denis.
Attendance: 75,000.
Referee: Belqola, (MAR).
Match: France 3 x 0 Brazil.
Goals: Zinedine Zidane (FRA, 27'), Zinedine Zidane (FRA, 46'),
Emmanuel Petit (FRA, 90').

2002.

    Host Country: Japan/Korea.
Date: June 30, 2002.
Stadium: International, Yokohama.
Attendance: 69,029.
Referee: Collina, (ITA).
Match: Brazil 2 x 0 Germany.
Goals: Ronaldo (BRA, 67'), Ronaldo (BRA, 79')

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