How many times has Australia been to the World Cup finals?
They have reached the World Cup Finals six times, in Germany 1974 and 2006, South Africa in 2010, Brazil in 2014, Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022. Between 1930 and 1962, Australia did not enter the World Cup. In 1966 and 1970 they did not qualify. In 1974 they made it only to the first round.
When was the last time two countries played in the World Cup?
The 1970 and 1994, along with the 1986, 1990 and 2014 games are to date the only matches competed by the same teams (Brazil–Italy and Argentina–Germany respectively). As of 2018, the 1934 final remains the latest final to have been between two teams playing their first final.
How often is the FIFA World Cup held?
It is contested by the men’s national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport’s global governing body. The tournament has taken place every four years, except in 1942 and 1946, when the competition was cancelled due to World War II.
How many countries have won the World Cup?
Throughout the twenty-one editions of the World Cup, thirteen nations have reached the final, and eight have won. Brazil is the most successful team having won the title five times; Italy and Germany have four titles each; Uruguay, Argentina and current champion France have two each; while England and Spain have one each.