The FIFA World Cup is an international association of football competition established in 1930. It is contested by the men’s national teams of the members of Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport’s global governing body. The tournament has taken place every four years, except in 1942 and 1946, when the competition was cancelled due to World War II. The last Football World Cup was hosted by Brazil in 2014 which was won by Germany, who beat Argentina 1–0. World Cup 2018 was held in Russia. The tournament started on 4th June 2018 and ended on 15th Jul 2018. 32 teams participated in the world cup. Zabivaka the wolf was the mascot of 2018 world cup. France won the world cup 2018 by defeating Croatia 4-2 in the final held on 15th July 2018. This was the first time that Croatia made it to the final. France manager Didier Deschamps became only the third man to have won the World Cup as a captain and as a manager.
World Cup Football Winners List-
|2018||France||Croatia||Luzhniki Stadium||Moscow, Russia|
|2014||Germany||Argentina||Estadio do Maracana||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|2010||Spain||Netherlands||Soccer City||Johannesburg, South Africa|
|2002||Brazil||Germany||International Stadium Yokohama||Yokohama, Japan|
|1998||France||Brazil||Stade de France||Saint-Denis, France|
|1994||Brazil||Italy||Rose Bowl||Pasadena, California, United States|
|1990||West Germany||Argentina||Stadio Olimpico||Rome, Italy|
|1986||Argentina||West Germany||Estadio Azteca||Mexico City, Mexico|
|1982||Italy||West Germany||Santiago Bernabéu||Madrid, Spain|
|1978||Argentina||Netherlands||Estadio Monumental||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|1974||West Germany||Netherlands||Olympiastadion||Munich, West Germany|
|1970||Brazil||Italy||Estadio Azteca||Mexico City, Mexico|
|1966||England||West Germany||Wembley Stadium||London, England|
|1962||Brazil||Czechoslovakia||Estadio Nacional||Santiago, Chile|
|1958||Brazil||Sweden||Råsunda Stadium||Solna, Sweden|
|1954||West Germany||Hungary||Wankdorf Stadium||Bern, Switzerland|
|1950||Uruguay||Brazil||Estádio do Maracanã||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|1938||Italy||Hungary||Stade Olympique de Colombes||Paris, France|
|1934||Italy||Czechoslovakia||Stadio Nazionale PNF||Rome, Italy|
|1930||Uruguay||Argentina||Estadio Centenario||Montevideo, Uruguay|
Highlights of FIFA Football World Cup 2018
1. FIFA Golden Boot award: Harry Kane, England. (He scored six goals in the tournament.)
2. FIFA Golden Ball award: Luka Modric, Croatia.
3. FIFA Golden Glove award: Thibaut Courtois, Belgium.
4. FIFA Fair Play Award: Spain
5. FIFA Young Player Award: Kylian Mbappe, France.
Next FIFA Football World Cup will be played in Qatar in 2022.
World Cup Football Results by Nation-
|National Team||Finalists||Winners||Runners-up||Years won||Years Runners-up|
|Brazil||7||5||2||1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002||1950, 1998|
|Italy||6||4||2||1934, 1938, 1982, 2006||1970, 1994|
|Germany||7||4||4||1954, 1974, 1990, 2014||1966, 1982, 1986, 2002|
|Argentina||4||2||3||1978, 1986||1930, 1990, 2014|
|Netherlands||3||0||3||—||1974, 1978, 2010|