World Cup Qualifying - European scores, results and fixtures on BBC Sport, including live football scores, goals and goal scorers. The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the Most successful team(s) : Brazil (5 titles). Meet Zabivaka™, the Official Mascot for the FIFA World Cup Russia™. The Confederation of African Football's Preliminary Competition offers five berths Qualifiers · Africa · Teams · Ticketing. Brazil 2 - 0 Germany, Final match. Lipton invited West Auckland , an amateur side from County Durham , to represent England instead. Since then, teams from these regions have enjoyed more success, with several having reached the quarter-finals: Only two teams from outside these two continents have ever reached the semi-finals of the competition: Since , constraints have been applied to the draw to ensure that no group contains more than two European teams or more than one team from any other confederation. These were very early days for international football, and the official history of FIFA describes the competition as having been a failure. Indeed, no European country pledged to send a team until two months before the start of the competition. FIFA receives eleven bids for and World Cups. Unofficial football world champions Bolivia defeated challengers Nicaragua twice in back-to-back friendly matches to retain the UFWC title. It was originally simply known as the World Cup or Coupe du Monde , but in it was renamed after the FIFA president Jules Rimet who set up the first tournament. Home Football Formula 1 Cricket Rugby U Rugby L Tennis Golf Athletics My Sport All Sport. Navigation menu Personal tools Not logged in Talk Contributions Create account Log in. Retrieved 8 January Estadio Centenario , Montevideo. Sportblog Tangled Garcia report into Russia and Qatar inspires laughs not outrage Barney Ronay. From the remarkable dynamic tensions of the compact body of the sculpture rise the figures of two athletes at the stirring moment of victory. Indeed, no European country pledged to send a team until two months before the start of the competition. Archived from the original PDF on 14 June Brazil have won five times, and they are the only team to have played in every tournament.