In 1934 Egypt became the first African team to play in the World Cup. When they qualified again in 1990, they became the team with the longest-ever gap between two FIFA World Cup matches: 56 years and 16 days had passed.
Which country became the first national to win the World Cup?
In the first World Cup final, held on July 30, 1930, 93,000 spectators looked on as Uruguay defeated Argentina 4–2 in a rematch of the 1928 Olympic gold medal game. Uruguay went on to win its second World Cup in 1950 with a 2-1 win over Brazil in Rio de Janeiro.
Which African country reached semi final in World Cup?
Even though many African and football experts and observer expected a better performance from African teams, especially Cameroon and Nigeria because of the World Cup experience and the club affiliation of their players, only Ghana qualified and almost reached the semi-final.
What is the only country to play in World Cup?
The 21 World Cup tournaments have been won by eight national teams. Brazil have won five times, and they are the only team to have played in every tournament.
Who won the World Cup?
The 2018 FIFA World Cup, hosted by Russia, was won by France, who beat Croatia 4–2 in regulation time.
List of FIFA World Cup finals.
|France celebrating after their win against Croatia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final|
|Number of teams||32|
|Current champions||France (2nd title)|
|Most successful team(s)||Brazil (5 titles)|
How many African teams qualified for 2022?
2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF)
|Dates||4 September 2019 – March 2022|
|Teams||54 (from 1 confederation)|
Which African country won the World Cup?
|Nigeria||6||1994, 1998, 2002, 2010, 2014, 2018|
|Morocco||5||1970, 1986, 1994, 1998, 2018|
|Tunisia||5||1978, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2018|
|Algeria||4||1982, 1986, 2010, 2014|
How many countries are Africa?
How many countries are there in Africa? 48 countries share the area of mainland Africa, plus six island nations are considered to be part of the continent. All in all, there are 54 sovereign African countries and two disputed areas, namely Somaliland and Western Sahara (see the list of African countries below).
What is the best World Cup ever?
The 5 greatest World Cups ever
- South Korea/Japan ’02. Best team: Led by the real Ronaldo, who won the golden boot with 8 goals, Brazil were the winners, striding through a tournament where many other fancied teams fell, comprehensively beating Germany 2-0 in the final. …
- England ’66. …
- Mexico ’86. …
- Italia ’90. …
- Mexico ’70.
What country has never won a World Cup?
Soviet Union. The Soviet Union surprisingly never won the World Cup, nor did they ever appear in the Final. However, the country did win the Olympics in 1956 and 1988, as well as the European Championships in 1960.
What countries have coronavirus?
Countries where COVID-19 has spread
Which country will host 2023 World Cup?
Has the US ever won a World Cup?
The United States men’s national soccer team has played in several World Cup finals, with their best result occurring during their first appearance at the 1930 World Cup, when the United States finished in third place.
Record at the FIFA World Cup.
|United States’s FIFA World Cup record v t e||Year||1930|
Who won most ICC World Cups?
Australia has won the tournament five times, India and West Indies twice each, while Pakistan, Sri Lanka and England have won it once each.
Cricket World Cup.
|The World Cup Trophy|
|Administrator||International Cricket Council (ICC)|
|Current champion||England (1st title)|
|Most successful||Australia (5 titles)|
|Most runs||Sachin Tendulkar (2,278)|