Top 7 most Successful teams in FIFA World Cup history

England has won one World Cup, in 1966 on home soil, and has been in 15 of the 18 finals events up to 2018; they were eliminated in qualification rounds in 1974, 1978, and 1994.

#7 England

In 1930, Uruguay hosted and won the inaugural FIFA World Cup, defeating Argentina in the final 4-2. They won their second and last championship in 1950, defeating host Brazil 2-1 in the final. The squad qualified for thirteen World Cups, making it to the second round 10 times, the semifinals five times, and the championships twice.

#6 Uruguay

France was one of four European teams who competed in the first World Cup in 1930, and it has featured in 15 FIFA World Cups, which is equal for the sixth most of any country. France won the World Cup for the first time in 1998 and the second time in 2018, defeating Croatia 4-2 in the final at Russia's Luzhniki Stadium.

#5 France

Argentina's national football squad is one of the most successful in the world, having won two World Cups in 1978 and 1986. Argentina finished second three times: in 1930, 1990, and 2014.

#4 Argentina

Germany's national football team is one of the most successful at the FIFA World Cup, having won four titles, finishing second and third four times apiece, and finishing fourth once. If third place or better is considered a victorious campaign. They have four World Cup victories: 1954, 1974, 1990, and 2014.

#3 Germany

Italy is one of the most successful national teams in World Cup history, having won four trophies (1934, 1938, 1982, and 2006), one more than Brazil. The team competed in 18 of the 22 competitions, reaching six finals and finishing third and fourth.

#2 Italy

Brazil is the most successful national team in World Cup history, having won five titles and finishing second, third, and fourth twice apiece.Brazil World Cup wins1958,1962,1970,1994, and 2002). Brazil is the only national team to have competed in every FIFA World Cup edition without missing a game or having to go to a playoff round.

#1 Brazil