FIFA World Cup Top 4 Positions

Name the countries who came 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the men's FIFA World Cup.
Some of these countries no longer exist
For the Summer and Winter Olympics versions.
Quiz by relessness
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Last updated: August 6, 2020
First submittedSeptember 4, 2012
Times taken138,030
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Year
Winner
Second
Third
Fourth
2018
France
Croatia
Belgium
England
2014
Germany
Argentina
Netherlands
Brazil
2010
Spain
Netherlands
Germany
Uruguay
2006
Italy
France
Germany
Portugal
2002
Brazil
Germany
Turkey
South Korea
1998
France
Brazil
Croatia
Netherlands
1994
Brazil
Italy
Sweden
Bulgaria
1990
West Germany
Argentina
Italy
England
1986
Argentina
West Germany
France
Belgium
1982
Italy
West Germany
Poland
France
1978
Argentina
Netherlands
Brazil
Italy
1974
West Germany
Netherlands
Poland
Brazil
1970
Brazil
Italy
West Germany
Uruguay
1966
England
West Germany
Portugal
Soviet Union
1962
Brazil
Czechoslovakia
Chile
Yugoslavia
1958
Brazil
Sweden
France
West Germany
1954
West Germany
Hungary
Austria
Uruguay
1950
Uruguay
Brazil
Sweden
Spain
1938
Italy
Hungary
Brazil
Sweden
1934
Italy
Czechoslovakia
Germany
Austria
1930
Uruguay
Argentina
United States
Yugoslavia
+28
Level ∞
May 24, 2012
USA, third place 1930! Who knew?
+15
Level 73
Jun 9, 2012
I did
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Level 33
Oct 25, 2015
And Me!
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Level 28
Jul 18, 2016
Try this:http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/172272/top-fifa-countries-rating. You'll like it. (Update every month)
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Level 76
Aug 3, 2018
Seems the pudding has been disproved (quiz not updated since 2017).
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Level 41
Sep 14, 2012
In every quiz you enter USA, I guess not many people knew it, but its totally clear that everyones tries USA, cause its only 3 letters :D
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Level 53
Jan 4, 2014
yeah remember joe gaetjens who scored an amazing random header in the england match to help us move on? then they got beat like 12-0 by yugoslavia or argentina or something...
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Level 15
Jul 15, 2014
The score wasn't that bad
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Level 72
Nov 30, 2014
Except Joe Gaetjens scored in 1950, not 1930...
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Level 66
Jan 31, 2017
Plus, USA did not move on ;) Lost to Spain 3-1 and Chile 5-2 and was eliminated together with England and Chile ;)
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Level 67
Jul 21, 2018
I mean I even try "USA" on City quizzes so...
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Level 62
Dec 3, 2020
Yes, that's why I also tried the Central African Republic on this quiz too :)
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Level 33
Jan 15, 2014
I know!! I had no idea!! madness.
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Level 81
Jul 15, 2014
I knew.
+1
Level 81
Jan 4, 2015
and they also finished in the top 3 in '91, '95, '99, '03, '07, and '11..
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Level 81
Jul 13, 2015
And '15
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Level 53
Jul 28, 2015
didn't they also win it in '67?
+1
Level 81
Aug 27, 2019
There was no World Cup in 1967. I was being serious.
+2
Level 68
Jul 18, 2020
There was a FIFA World Cup in those years you listed? 🙃🤠
+3
Level 60
Jul 18, 2020
A women's one I'm guessing
+1
Level 59
Nov 18, 2020
Kalba cares a lot about women's sports, whenever it helps boost the US's win totals.
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Level 48
Mar 6, 2015
Me.
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Level 62
Apr 5, 2016
not me!
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Level 39
Jul 19, 2018
first and only time you will see them up on that board
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Level 30
Feb 15, 2019
I guessed. Does that count? Probably not....
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Level 56
Apr 17, 2020
Fun fact: Unlike later tournaments, there was no bronze match in 1930. Apparently they thought it would be boring to watch the semifinal losers play each other, so the US and Yugoslavia were given joint third place. This fact is how I remember.
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Level 55
May 25, 2012
wow forgot England :/
+1
Level 79
May 26, 2012
OK, I know I messed up by trying Russia and not Soviet Union. But why in the world would I try England? UK didn't work so I moved on. England is not a country. Please explain!!
+27
Level 47
May 27, 2012
Beacuse in football/soccer England, Scotland and Wales all have separate teams.
+3
Level 76
Jul 16, 2014
Though maybe they would do better if they amalgamated!
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Level 48
Jul 19, 2018
A GB team would definitely be mainly English players, but Wales have Bale and Scotland have a few decent players that would make the team.
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Level 17
Jun 8, 2012
what are you on about!???? that's abusing england
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Level 20
Jan 19, 2013
thats why in the last world cup- the USA played 'England' not UK.
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Level 34
Jun 3, 2014
How can you not think england isnt a country? Of course it is!! the UK is a Sovereign state made up for 4 countries
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Level 62
May 26, 2015
Arron is absolutely right. The UK is a STATE, which is what misinformed people call a country. There are 196 states in the world. China, Russia, and USA are STATES. The UK is comprised of four countries, not states.
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Level 27
May 19, 2017
dunking Gandalf, no Germany doesn't have 16 countries, its like St, Vincent and the grenadines, it has many countries but it is one sovereign state
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Level 79
Jul 24, 2017
How can't anybody not think that England isn't not a non-country? I can never understand that. I mean that. Literally. I have no idea what I just typed.
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Level 70
Jan 20, 2018
"Germany is like St. Vincent and the Grenadines." Well, if you live long enough, you'll see most things.
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Level 30
Feb 15, 2019
England is a constituent country, so it’s basically all about wether or not you consider a constituent country to be an actual country or not
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Level 59
Nov 18, 2020
England is a country in the same way Planet Hollywood is a planet. Just calling yourself that doesn't make it real. Okay, that's a bit extreme, because England used to be a country, and can easily become one again, by setting Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland free. Come on, guys, after Brexit, this is the next step to regain your "sovereignty"!
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Level 62
Dec 3, 2020
Except Planet Hollywood doesn't play as a separate planet in the Solar System Worlds Cup...
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Level 58
Jun 8, 2015
England is not a country, it's part of the UK. Except in sports like the World Cup when it is a country. Except in the Olympic Games when it's part of Great Britian. Except in the Commonwealth Games when it IS a country again!
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Level 40
Apr 10, 2017
I agree with Larry, But if The UK was a sovreign state than there would be 199 Countries in the world.
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Level 48
Jul 19, 2018
196 countries plus the four from the UK would be 200*
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Level 57
Mar 5, 2019
@Akbadry But UK itself would disappear then as well, so there's still 199, if we add the 4 new countries and take away the now non-existent UK.
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Level 24
Apr 25, 2017
England is a country the UK are united countries(Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland)
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Level 40
Jun 13, 2017
Why are there only 196 countries in the world then?
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Level 62
Dec 3, 2020
Gosh some people have zero imagination when it comes to nuance and exceptions to rules. I hope these people are retiring and not about to enter the workforce.
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Level 65
Jul 16, 2018
The only reason the people of the UK agreed to be a country together was if FIFA still let them be separate for football.
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Level 28
Jan 24, 2019
They are recognized as independent teams by fifa
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Level 59
Nov 18, 2020
Yup. Fun fact: there are many more teams recognised by FIFA that aren't countries!
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Level 22
Jun 7, 2012
There is a problem in 1954: Uruguay finish 4th.
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Level 17
Jun 8, 2012
so, hungary came 2nd and 4th in 1954 did they?
+7
Level 65
Apr 27, 2014
They had Puskás.
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Level 53
Aug 31, 2014
Exactly.
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Level 59
Nov 18, 2020
They were actually heavily favoured to win in 1954. They had beaten Germany 8-3 in group stages, and the final victory of Germany was considered a huge upset.
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Level 49
Jun 25, 2012
It is legitimately confusing that England, Scotland and Wales are countries but not sovereign states- I don't think anyone claiming "England is not a country" is having a go. I still don't know if Russia et al were considered countries during the time of the Soviet Union.
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Level 42
Feb 28, 2014
The USSR maintained the political fiction that Belarus and Ukraine were both separate, associated states alongside the USSR and claimed seats at the UN for them. At the end of the war, the US and Britain let that slide.

However, the USSR definitely stamped on anything even remotely nationalist so it's not like they were ever going to get their own footie teams...

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Level 59
Nov 18, 2020
Context is key. In a quiz that asks for "countries", everyone understands that countries is used as a synonym for internationally recognised states, of which England isn't one. There are many, many more colloquial definitions of the word "country". For instances, the French region of Brittany is historically made up of "pays", which is the exact translation of the English word "country". There's the pays bigouden, the pays rouzig, the pays fouesnantais... In fact, my family is from the Pays Rouzig, which is made up of about 15 towns in Western Brittany, comprising a few thousans inhabitants. I would absolutely argue that it has a rich culture and history, very distinct from our neighbours, and that the language just doesn't sound the same as a few towns over. Yet you don't see me arguing that it's a country for the purposes of any of this quizzes! The word "country" can be used in many more contextes. What "country" does "country ham" come from, and why isn't it on this quiz?
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Level 59
Nov 18, 2020
So, to answer your question: sure, England is a country... of the UK. It is not, however, a "country of the world".
+4
Level 15
Jun 25, 2012
This might help kids;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNu8XDBSn10

+1
Level 88
Mar 15, 2013
That may be the best treatment of the subject I've seen in a LONG time.
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Level 55
Jul 15, 2014
CGP Grey FTW. also check out his netherlands vs holland
+1
Level 71
Dec 23, 2012
100 % with 2: 00 left. G-d I love football.
+1
Level 57
Feb 5, 2013
Got them all except Bulgaria, first try :D I think Russia should count as USSR though, and Germany as West Germany
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Level 7
May 7, 2013
3:51 remaining

Forgot Bulgaria for a bit, :/

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Level 40
Jun 13, 2017
For a bit :D
+1
Level 12
May 31, 2013
west germany should just be germany.
+1
Level 14
Jul 2, 2013
freaking south korea great quiz though!
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Level 13
Aug 6, 2013
23/25 turkey and czechoslovakia caught me out
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Level 36
Nov 28, 2013
I hate yugoslavia
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Level 20
Mar 16, 2014
Failed. Stupid Netherlands, Chile, Uruguay,(it was the only winner i missed) Belgium, Poland, and Austria. :(
+1
Level 65
Apr 27, 2014
23/25. Forgot Chile and Czechoslovakia.
+1
Level 37
Jul 12, 2014
Tomorrow you have to update!
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Level 76
Jul 16, 2014
This is one of those irritating quizzes that I take every couple of months and while over time I have gotten every one, I have never gotten 100% as each time I forget one or two. Today it was Poland.
+1
Level 37
Jul 19, 2014
all but turkey :(
+1
Level 37
Jul 22, 2014
I forgot Croatia :(
+2
Level 32
Feb 24, 2015
Damn it Oranje! If Argentina can make it twice and 3 runners, so can you!
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Level 20
Apr 12, 2015
I guess most people don't know czechchoslovakia and yugoslavia. Makes sense, both cause serbia, montenegro, bosnia & herzegovina, macedonia, kosovo (Not even in fifa) czech rep. and slovakia don't do that well, and cause they separated into those countries a long time ago.
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Level 21
Jul 17, 2015
South Korea 4th

I guess miracles do happen

+6
Level 80
Oct 23, 2016
If blatant gifts from the referees count as miracles... both Italy and Spain lost to South Korea after some awful refereeing against them.
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Level 55
Oct 29, 2015
Mexico has never won or placed. Wow.
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Level 28
Mar 13, 2016
my inability to spell czechoslovakia and stupidly just typing 'korea' instead of south korea stopped me from getting 100%
+1
Level 16
Sep 26, 2016
finished in last 10 seconds!!!!!!!!!! could not remember usa but I thought of my lucky countries
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Level 37
Oct 23, 2016
I typed in Czech Republic and Slovakia, I wouldn't have thought to type in Czechoslovakia even though it might have been obvious.
+1
Level 68
Nov 3, 2016
I missed Spain...my dad is from Spain =/
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Level 7
Dec 28, 2016
100% 3:43 left
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Level 15
Jan 27, 2017
As far as I know, I see two arguments here. 1. Did the USA finish 3rd or 4th in the 1930 WC? 2. Is England a country?

1. Officially, FIFA states that the USA finished 3rd in that cup.

2. England is not a country. It is part of the UK. But they still have a separate soccer team, just like Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

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Level 78
Jul 17, 2018
I'm an American who doesn't closely follow soccer/futbol and I'm thoroughly confused by the whole thing. Apparently, being a sovereign state is not a requirement to have a FIFA team. I looked up the list of associations and confederations, and after seeing British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, Cook Islands, etc. on the list, I gave up trying to figure the whole thing out. I'm curious, though, - what are the requirements to become an accepted team? Perhaps we should stop referring to the teams that play as "countries" and call them associations or something, because obviously not all of them are separate nations. Or am I missing something?
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Level 56
Aug 8, 2020
It's pretty much just countries, UK countries and Overseas Territories
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Level 59
Nov 18, 2020
We could just use "teams".
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Level 64
Feb 5, 2017
Yugoslavia you dog! You almost got me, but not today! 2:06 remaining on the clock. Got 'em all baby yeah!
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Level 50
Feb 5, 2017
86% of people knew USA was third / fourth in 1930 and only 63% of people knew Hungary? :)
+1
Level 45
Sep 7, 2017
Ghana should be there :////
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Level 45
Sep 7, 2017
I don't mean literally, I mean as an allusion to their 2010 World Cup performance when they just lost out to Uruguay after Suarez handballed the ball out of the net, and then Gyan missed that penalty. I was so sad.
+1
Level 65
Oct 12, 2017
Stink.
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Level 55
Oct 12, 2017
I would like to put in what I can about the under-fire "countryhood" of England vs the UK. The United Kingdom is rather complex when it comes to administrative divisions on account of hundreds and hundreds of years of monarchy and feudal history. But in a nutshell, the UK's official name is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Great Britain is the island the includes what is referred to as the 3 "constituent countries" of the UK: England, Scotland, and Wales. It's not the same as the Bundeslander in Germany or the 50 states of the USA because these two are federal republics, which give a certain level of autonomous power to their regional districts. The UK, however, is a parliamentary democracy operating under a constitutional monarchy. It's more like if the US and Canada banded together as one super country. The two would definitely get their own international teams, whereas Texas, California, Alaska, and other regions of the countries' states/provinces don't.
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Level 59
Nov 18, 2020
I don't think your comparison is fair. The UK might not officially be a federal state (whether or not it's a republic or a monarchy is irrelevant), but it looks pretty federal to me. I mean, three of the countries have their own parliament, with laws that can diverge from the ones made in Westminster! The difference, being that in a federal state the power theoretically is bottom up and not top down is rather theoretical, especially in today's day and age where federal states tend to centralize more power whereas historically central states try to delegate more. I really do think that UK countries are comparable to US States or Bundesländer, with the difference that there are fewer, so the power dynamics is a bit different. I mean, many Bundesländer, since you're talking about them, have been independent for most of their history, right up until the end of the 19th century - far longer than any UK "country"!
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Level 74
Dec 1, 2020
"It's more like if the US and Canada banded together as one super country" - and how do you think the German unification (which was more recent than the Acts of Union) came about?
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Level 65
Oct 12, 2017
Easy! Thanks for the quiz.
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Level 47
Jul 10, 2018
Just missed Bulgaria and Turkey :/
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Level 65
Jul 17, 2018
One of these days, I will learn how to spell Czechoslovakia correctly during a quiz.
+1
Level 65
Jul 17, 2018
Dang it! Missed Bulgaria and Czechoslovakia...
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Level 20
Jul 17, 2018
great 100%
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Level 64
Jul 17, 2018
100%!!! YES!
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Level 36
Jul 18, 2018
Nice quiz! If you type in Russia, Soviet Union comes up, but if you type in Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia doesn't come up. Wouldn't it be better if either, both Czech Rep. and Russia Count or neither?
+1
Level ∞
Jul 18, 2018
Czech Republic will work now.
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Level 78
Jul 18, 2018
Can't believe I missed Argentina. As for Czechoslovakia & Yugoslavia, the only reason I did not guess these was because Russia caused Soviet Union to show up and Germany caused West Germany to show up. I'm probably not alone in this since they are the least answered.
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Level 39
Jul 18, 2018
2018 is the first time since 1930 that neither Brazil nor Germany got to the semi-finals
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Level 48
Jul 19, 2018
Well spotted! Surprising how bad both of them did- especially Germany
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Level 62
Feb 13, 2020
Brazil did not play that badly, they were just beaten by a very good Belgium side. The big surprise was that Netherlands and Italy did not even qualify. Likewise, Chile and the USA, both reigning regional champions at the time, did not even qualify for the finals.
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Level 74
Feb 20, 2020
It also took 17 tournaments for the two to finally face off each other in 2002, and it only happened twice in the whole World Cup history.
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Level 23
Jul 21, 2018
For "Czechoslovakia" why does Czech republic work and not Slovakia ?

Both should be accepted or none at all. Czechoslovakia (like the name suggests it already) is the 2 countries together.

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Level 29
Dec 2, 2018
Super easy
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Level 40
Feb 15, 2019
forgot england
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Level 6
Feb 17, 2019
There is a mistake in 1966! The ball wasnt behind the line!

accept it england!

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Level 79
Apr 23, 2019
Ha :) Well, not that it matters as it was 4-2 anyway, but yes it was!
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Level 59
Nov 18, 2020
World cups won at home shouldn't really count anyway. Winning one abroad, that's the real test! But, hey, if it makes England happy. I mean, we have four more of those things. At this point, one more or one fewer...
+2
Level 43
May 7, 2019
How did I get everything except Portugal?
+1
Level 23
May 22, 2019
easy: 2:56
+2
Level 23
May 20, 2020
Got them all with 2:48 left! (though I guessed the likes of Sweden and Austria)
+1
Level 71
Aug 6, 2020
ROK doesn't work for South Korea. I missed it because of that. :(
+1
Level ∞
Aug 6, 2020
Standard type-ins have now been applied.
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Level 37
Sep 3, 2020
all done took a while to get turkey
+1
Level 45
Oct 10, 2020
Bulgaria! dafuq, how do I not remember that?
+1
Level 44
Dec 3, 2020
There was no 3rd place match in 1930. USA and Yugoslavia were joint 3rd, there was no 4th place.
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Level 20
Jan 5, 2021
I missed only Turkey and South Korea