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:
|1974||West Germany||West Germany||Netherlands||2-1|
|1994||United States||Brazil||Italy||0-0 (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.