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Most Successful FIFA World Cup Countries

Enter the teams that have reached the most top ranks in the FIFA World Cup since 1930.
All teams to ever participate in the World Cup (modern names, but old names are provided as options)
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th = Number of times the nation has reached the respective rank up to 2018 (empty field symbolizes 0)
App. = Total number of appearances at World Cups up to 2018 (*Country first participates in 2022, **Country qualified once, but withdrew)
Nations sorted by number of first places, then seconds, thirds, fourths, and appearances (sorted alphabetically if a tie occurs)
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Last updatedJuly 15, 2018
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Rank
Nation
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
App.
First/Last App.
1
Brazil
5
2
2
2
21
1930 / 2018
2
Germany
4
4
4
1
19
1934 / 2018
3
Italy
4
2
1
1
18
1934 / 2014
4
Argentina
2
3
 
 
17
1930 / 2018
5
France
2
1
2
1
15
1930 / 2018
6
Uruguay
2
 
 
3
13
1930 / 2018
7
England
1
 
 
2
15
1950 / 2018
8
Spain
1
 
 
1
15
1934 / 2018
9
Netherlands
 
3
1
1
10
1934 / 2014
10
Czech Republic
 
2
 
 
9
1934 / 2006
Hungary
 
2
 
 
9
1934 / 1986
12
Sweden
 
1
2
1
12
1934 / 2018
13
Croatia
 
1
1
 
5
1998 / 2018
14
Poland
 
 
2
 
8
1938 / 2018
15
Belgium
 
 
1
1
13
1930 / 2018
16
Austria
 
 
1
1
11
1934 / 1998
17
Portugal
 
 
1
1
9
1966 / 2018
18
United States
 
 
1
 
10
1930 / 2014
19
Chile
 
 
1
 
9
1930 / 2014
20
Turkey
 
 
1
 
2
1954 / 2002
21
Serbia
 
 
 
2
12
1930 / 2018
22
Russia
 
 
 
1
11
1958 / 2018
23
South Korea
 
 
 
1
10
1954 / 2018
24
Bulgaria
 
 
 
1
7
1962 / 1998
25
Mexico
 
 
 
 
16
1930 / 2018
26
Switzerland
 
 
 
 
11
1934 / 2018
27
Paraguay
 
 
 
 
8
1930 / 2010
Scotland
 
 
 
 
8
1954 / 1998
29
Cameroon
 
 
 
 
7
1982 / 2014
Romania
 
 
 
 
7
1930 / 1998
31
Colombia
 
 
 
 
6
1962 / 2018
Japan
 
 
 
 
6
1998 / 2018
Nigeria
 
 
 
 
6
1994 / 2018
34
Australia
 
 
 
 
5
1974 / 2018
Costa Rica
 
 
 
 
5
1990 / 2018
Denmark
 
 
 
 
5
1986 / 2018
Iran
 
 
 
 
5
1978 / 2018
Morocco
 
 
 
 
5
1970 / 2018
Peru
 
 
 
 
5
1930 / 2018
Saudi Arabia
 
 
 
 
5
1994 / 2018
Tunisia
 
 
 
 
5
1978 / 2018
42
Algeria
 
 
 
 
4
1982 / 2014
43
Bolivia
 
 
 
 
3
1930 / 1994
Ecuador
 
 
 
 
3
2002 / 2014
Egypt
 
 
 
 
3
1934 / 2018
Ghana
 
 
 
 
3
2006 / 2014
Greece
 
 
 
 
3
1994 / 2014
Honduras
 
 
 
 
3
1982 / 2014
Ireland
 
 
 
 
3
1990 / 2002
Côte d'Ivoire
 
 
 
 
3
2006 / 2014
Northern Ireland
 
 
 
 
3
1958 / 1986
Norway
 
 
 
 
3
1938 / 1998
South Africa
 
 
 
 
3
1998 / 2010
54
El Salvador
 
 
 
 
2
1970 / 1982
New Zealand
 
 
 
 
2
1982 / 2010
North Korea
 
 
 
 
2
1966 / 2010
Senegal
 
 
 
 
2
2002 / 2018
Slovenia
 
 
 
 
2
2002 / 2010
59
Angola
 
 
 
 
1
2006 / 2006
Bosnia and Herzegovina
 
 
 
 
1
2014 / 2014
Canada
 
 
 
 
1
1986 / 1986
China
 
 
 
 
1
2002 / 2002
Cuba
 
 
 
 
1
1938 / 1938
Democratic Republic of the Congo
 
 
 
 
1
1974 / 1974
East Germany
 
 
 
 
1
1974 / 1974
Haiti
 
 
 
 
1
1974 / 1974
Iceland
 
 
 
 
1
2018 / 2018
Indonesia
 
 
 
 
1
1938 / 1938
Iraq
 
 
 
 
1
1986 / 1986
Israel
 
 
 
 
1
1970 / 1970
Jamaica
 
 
 
 
1
1998 / 1998
Kuwait
 
 
 
 
1
1982 / 1982
Panama
 
 
 
 
1
2018 / 2018
Slovakia
 
 
 
 
1
2010 / 2010
Togo
 
 
 
 
1
2006 / 2006
Trinidad and Tobago
 
 
 
 
1
2006 / 2006
Ukraine
 
 
 
 
1
2006 / 2006
United Arab Emirates
 
 
 
 
1
1990 / 1990
Wales
 
 
 
 
1
1958 / 1958
80
Qatar
 
 
 
 
*
2022 / 2022
81
India
 
 
 
 
**
1950 / 1950
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level 46
Jun 5, 2014
sorry but this is wrong
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level 56
Jun 6, 2014
Fixed and extended!
+1
level 56
Jul 15, 2014
Updated to include appearances and placements at the 2014 World Cup!
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level 30
Dec 18, 2014
India did qulify in 1950 but pulled out. Qater? must be on about 2022 when they will qualify as hosts.
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level 56
Dec 19, 2014
I quote from the info at the top of the quiz: "*Country first participates in 2022, **Country qualified once, but withdrew".
+1
level 61
Mar 14, 2016
Fun quiz!
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