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FIFA World Cup Host Countries

Name all the countries that have hosted (or are scheduled to host) a men's World Cup.
Countries as defined by FIFA, not necessarily sovereign nations
Last updated: November 03, 2018
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Year
Host nation
2026
Canada
Mexico
United States
2022
Qatar
2018
Russia
2014
Brazil
2010
South Africa
2006
Germany
Year
Host nation
2002
Japan
South Korea
1998
France
1994
United States
1990
Italy
1986
Mexico
1982
Spain
1978
Argentina
1974
West Germany
Year
Host nation
1970
Mexico
1966
England
1962
Chile
1958
Sweden
1954
Switzerland
1950
Brazil
1938
France
1934
Italy
1930
Uruguay
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level 13
Aug 6, 2013
100% spain got me for a bit
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level 24
Dec 7, 2013
missed sweden
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level 75
Feb 27, 2014
Phew... this was MUCH tougher than I thought.
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level 21
Jun 14, 2018
Fairly easy if you know the recent ones and the few 20th century exceptions where it wasn't held in a major football nations (and most of those are quite famous like The Miracle in Berne or the first cup being in Uruguay with few Euro team participating so they won it themselves etc.), I got them all with 2.12 left. It's probably only hard if you are from a non-soccer playing country like the US.
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level 74
Jun 14, 2018
I thought it was pretty easy and I don't even watch football.
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level 66
Jun 14, 2018
well done kalbahamut! Have a cookie
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level 60
Jun 14, 2018
I'm amazed that you called it football, as you are from the United States.
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level 74
Jun 15, 2018
... 11 years living overseas. Feel like I'm not really from anywhere at this point. and thanks for the cookie
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level 44
Jul 2, 2014
missed qatar
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level 33
Jul 10, 2014
Aghh! Uruguay!
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level 15
Oct 26, 2014
Uruguay and Sweden...................
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level 48
Jan 27, 2015
First attempt, 100%, 2:22 left on the clock. I spend way too much time on football. No, seriously. I do.
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level 22
Jun 5, 2018
BAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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level 74
Apr 11, 2015
Hm.. never Hungary? They've won more Olympic medals in football than any other country except the United States. But I guess they've never actually won a World Cup. Best result was runners-up. They did win the European Championship in '64, though. Canada is hosting this year but, thanks for at least putting the caveat that this only counts men.
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level 45
Apr 11, 2015
who won ec in 1964? hungary? haha
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level 74
Apr 11, 2015
Yes, Hungary. Why is that funny? They were maybe the best national football team in Europe during the 1950s. Known as the Golden Team or Marvelous Magyars. They had limited success at the World Cup like I mentioned but have won more Olympic gold medals than Brazil, Germany, Italy, Spain, Uruguay or Argentina; and more medals overall than Great Britain. I'm surprised more people don't know about this. I don't even care about football and I know.
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level 65
Apr 13, 2015
Hungary finished 3rd in 1964, behind host and champion Spain, and the Soviet Union.
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level 74
Apr 13, 2015
This is what happens when you don't wikipedia before commenting. Anyway, in that case, I still don't understand what point pero was trying to make.
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level 55
Apr 16, 2015
In fact it was considered quite an upset when they did NOT win the 1954 World Cup. The final, in which West Germany beat Hungary 3-2 after having been 2-0 behind, is known as 'the Miracle of Berne'
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level 32
Apr 14, 2015
women play in the women's world cup, and the Olympics don't really relate to the main professional football. Even Nigeria won the Olympics. Hungary were awesome though, puskas
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level 77
Jun 14, 2018
That pre 1956 Hungarian side were from another planet. Puskas, Bozsik, Kocsis etc beat England 7 - 1 which then changed the way England approached the game. Puskas is still held in high regard. Wonderful player.
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level 78
Apr 11, 2015
Got them all. And I don't usually watch women's sports.
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level 34
Mar 27, 2017
If you ever came to play football in any street in Brazil, you'd quicly change your mind about calling it "women's sport"...
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level 59
Apr 11, 2015
I just got most of them from thinking about which countries like soccer.
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level 39
Apr 11, 2015
Only got 10 right. Can't wait for 2015 World Cup in New Zealand! Not really; hate football and hope our TVs breaks down and doesn't get fixed until it's all over.
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level 58
Apr 13, 2015
100% so easy and soccer rules and i am only 11 and no one cares and i will spam this like on ck12 wutever yeah bruh 21
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level 13
Aug 17, 2015
found them all, football roooocksss!!!!
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level 29
Oct 21, 2015
Who's ready for Qatar 2022?
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level 75
Mar 31, 2016
I know almost nothing about soccer but managed to guess them all with 5 seconds left!
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level 47
Dec 12, 2016
MISSED SWITZERLAND
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level 54
Dec 31, 2016
missed Switzerland....had no idea it hosted a World Cup!
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level 48
Sep 4, 2017
100% with 2:10 to spare!
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level 22
Jun 9, 2018
100% with 1:11 to spare
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level 69
Jun 13, 2018
2026 will need a lot of traveling.
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level 57
Jun 13, 2018
Pumped to see the World Cup come to my country in 2026!
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level 71
Jun 14, 2018
I'm wondering if UK should be accepted or not for England. You don't accept it on other quizzes about football. Seems odd that you'd be more leniant here. Unless some games were held outside of England in 1966? (Scotland? Wales?) Anyway, just a thought...
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level 55
Jun 14, 2018
IMO it should not be accepted, as it says "Countries as defined by FIFA, not necessarily sovereign nations". UK is not a FIFA country, as far as I know
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level 56
Jun 21, 2018
Football/soccer is one of those areas where we in the UK have to be different (awkward!). The UK does not have one single team, but has teams (and different governing bodies) representing England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, each of which is recognized by FIFA as a separate entity. 1966 was held solely in England by the English football authorities, the other parts of the UK were not involved. So this is one of those quizzes where the UK should not be accepted.
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level 53
Jun 14, 2018
What are the chances of Qatar losing the rights? Wished Australia had won it.
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level 67
Jun 14, 2018
I believe the chances are unfortunately slim to none. If FIFA stripped Qatar of the hosting rights, they would likely face a billion dollar lawsuit, which they obviously don't want to.
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level 27
Jun 14, 2018
I did hear it could be extended to include neighbouring countries as well.
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level 27
Jun 16, 2018
I think that's only if it will be a 48 team world cup, which is doubtful...
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level 71
Jun 14, 2018
Why is Countries as defined by FIFA, not necessarily sovereign nations included in the instructions? I don't think there's any debate that all these answers are countries.
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level 55
Jun 14, 2018
see 1966. The host is not a sovereign country, but accepted by FIFA
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level 67
Oct 9, 2018
Given that they invented the sport, you should really say that England accepted FIFA.
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level 31
Jun 14, 2018
Nice Idea
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level 43
Jun 14, 2018
Great quiz. Missed Uruguay and Switzerland.
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level 17
Jun 15, 2018
17/20. And I'm a girl.