World Championship history
World Championship, also known as FIFA World Cup, is a professional football tournament in World for men. There are overall 32 teams that typically compete in a period between November and December. The current holder of the title is Argentina and the team that holds the most titles is Brazil. Sofascore tracks live football scores and World Championship table, results, statistics and top scorers. In the 2022 season, among the most popular teams in World Championship for online searches are Brazil, Argentina, Portugal. To follow today’s games and other active tournaments, please visit the main page for all competitions in World.
World Championship history winners, top scorers and statsThe history of the World Championship, previous winners, detailed results, and statistics for historical matches are available exclusively on Sofascore.
Competition format of World Championship
The first edition of the World Championship took place in 1930 when the first tournament winner was Uruguay. The best 16 teams qualify to the main competition. The main competition consists of 32 teams divided into 24 groups. The preliminary phase includes 3 rounds that work as a knockout stage. The best teams qualify for the second phase of the competition. The final stage of the competition consists of a playoff round where the most successful 16 teams compete for the title of the World Championship competition.
Top scorers and goals
The top scorer in the World Cup 2018 season was Harry Kane with 6 goals. The average number of goals in the tournament for season 2022 is 2.69 per game.
TV partners and official organization
The organization that is in charge of the tournament is FIFA.
Top 10 important questions about World Championship
#1 Which team in World Championship has the most titles?The team with the most titles in World Championship is Brazil.
#2 Which team is the current titleholder in World Championship?The current titleholder in World Championship is Argentina.
#3 Which player is the all-time top scorer in the World Championship?The top scorer in the history of World Championship is Miroslav Klose with 16 goals.
#4 How many rounds are played each season in World Championship?Overall 7 rounds are played in World Championship each season.
#5 How many goals are scored on average in World Championship in 2022?
The average number of goals in World Championship is 2.69 per game in 2022.
#6 Which team in the 2022 World Championship has the stadium with the largest capacity?The team with the stadium with the largest capacity in 2022 is England.
#7 When does the World Championship start and when does it finish?
The World Championship usually takes place between November and December every 4 years.