The FIFA World Cup, also known as the Soccer World Cup or simply World Cup, whose original name was the Soccer World Championship, is the main official international men's soccer tournament at the national team level in the world.
The FIFA World Cup is the most prestigious soccer competition in the world. Played every four years, the World Cup hosts the top 32 national teams in a month long tournament. The host country is selected by FIFA's Council. The full list of World Cup Winners is listed below. For a list of past World Cup individual player awards visit the World Cup Awards page.
There is nothing in football that can compare with the World Cup. Even though the UEFA Champions League may produce games of the same quality, it can't overreach the status earned from the long tradition and the fact that one team represent a whole country. No other sport event can compete in significance: the latest FIFA World Cup reached over three billion television viewers worldwide and one billion watched the final.
Most successful national teams in FIFA World Cup