Jun 4, 2014; Frisco, TX, USA; A view of the the FIFA World Cup logo on the game ball during the game between Ivory Coast and El Salvador at Toyota Stadium. Ivory Coast defeats El Salvador 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Full list of World Cup winners

On Thursday morning, the 2014 FIFA World Cup begins. As is customary, host nation Brazil will kick off the tournament with a match up against Group A foe Croatia.

Once the Brazil vs. Croatia game begins, the World Cup will be in full swing with more than 60 games set to take place throughout the next few weeks.

This year’s tournament features a talent field of 32 nations including favorites like Brazil, Germany, Spain and Portugal, but there is no guarantee that all of the teams will be able to advance towards the group stage to the knockout round.

If they do, they will have an opportunity to join the elite list of nations who have won a World Cup.

For a handful of teams, a win in 2014 would add another trophy to their collection, while others are looking to earn a World Cup win for the first time in history.

Below is a list of every FIFA World Cup winner to date, along with the runners up, host cities and scores:

Year Host Winner Runner Up Score
1930 Uruguay Uruguay Argentina 4-2
1934 Italy Italy Czechoslovakia 2-1
1938 France Italy Hungary 4-2
1950 Brazil Uruguay Brazil 2-1
1954 Switzerland West Germany Hungary 3-2
1958 Sweden Brazil Sweden 5-2
1962 Chile Brazil Czechoslovakia 3-1
1966 England England West Germany 4-2
1970 Mexico Brazil Italy 4-1
1974 West Germany West Germany Netherlands 2-1
1978 Argentina Argentina Netherlands 3-1
1982 Spain Italy West Germany 3-1
1986 Mexico Argentina West Germany 3-2
1990 Italy West Germany Argentina 1-0
1994 United States Brazil Italy 0-0 (P)
1998 France France Brazil 3-0
2002 South Korea/Japan Brazil Germany 2-0
2006 Germany Italy France 1-1 (P)
2010 South Africa Spain Netherlands 1-0 (AET)

Who will join the group following this year’s tournament? Sound off in the comments section with your thoughts and predictions for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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