England will be bidding to win just their second ever World Cup when they descend upon Qatar later this month.
The Three Lions have famously endured 56 years of hurt since Bobby Moore lifted the Jules Rimet trophy all the way back in 1966.
Which country has won the World Cup the most times?
Brazil remain the most successful men’s team to have won FIFA’s prestigious prize.
La Selecao have lifted the World Cup five times – 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and most recently, in 2002.
Brazil also remain the only nation to have competed in all 21 editions of football’s greatest tournament.
Germany and Italy are both trailing Brazil by one having each won the World Cup four times – yet the Azzurri won’t have a chance to add to their total this year after failing to qualify for Qatar.
Most World Cup wins mens
Brazil – FIVE (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)
Germany – FOUR (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014)
Italy – FOUR (1934, 1938, 1982, 2006)
Argentina – TWO (1978, 1986)
Uruguay – TWO (1930, 1950)
France – TWO (1998, 2018)
England – ONE (1966)
Spain – ONE (2010)
Germany’s World Cup runs can be divided into three different eras (pre-World War II, West Germany and reunified Germany) yet all are recognised by FIFA’s history books as one team.
Reigning champions France joined both Argentina and Uruguay on two-wins-a-piece following their triumph in Russia four years ago.
England are joined by Spain on one solitary World Cup win – ahead of the Netherlands, who have been losing finalists THREE times.
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