National team appearances in the FIFA World Cup

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This article lists the performances of each of the national teams which have made at least one appearance in the FIFA World Cup.

Ranking of teams by number of appearances[edit | edit source]

Team Appearances Record streak Active streak Debut Most recent Best result (* = hosts)
 France 11 7 4 1906 1962 Runners-up (1934, 1958)
 Netherlands 10 9 1 1906 1962 Champions (1930)
 Italy 9 7 2 1914 1962 Champions (1934*, 1938)
 Sweden 9 6 0 1910 1958 Champions (1950*)
 Uruguay 8 7 0 1922 1958 Champions (1906, 1926)
 Yugoslavia 8 8 8 1922 1962 Champions (1962)
 Argentina 8 3 2 1906 1962 Third place (1906, 1910)
 Belgium 7 5 0 1906 1950 Champions (1910)
 Hungary 7 3 0 1906 1958 Champions (1954)
 Brazil 7 5 2 1926 1962 Champions (1958)
  Switzerland 7 4 0 1906 1958 Fourth place (1922, 1930)
 Austria 6 3 0 1906 1954 Runners-up (1906)
 Czechoslovakia 5 4 1 1922 1962 Third place (1930)
 Norway 5 2 0 1910 1950 Third place (1950)
 Mexico 5 4 4 1934 1962 Quarterfinals (1954, 1962*)
 Germany 5 2 1 1910 1962 Group Stage
 Denmark 4 2 0 1910 1954 Champions (1914)
 Great Britain 4 4 4 1950 1962 Runners-up (1950)
 Romania 4 3 1 1938 1962 Runners-up (1954)
 United States 4 2 0 1926 1950 Third place (1938)
 Bulgaria 4 2 2 1934 1962 Group Stage
 Chile 4 3 0 1914 1954 Group Stage
 Spain 4 2 0 1922 1954 Group Stage
 Soviet Union 3 3 3 1954 1962 Third place (1958)
 Egypt 3 2 2 1930 1962 Group Stage
 Paraguay 3 1 1 1930 1962 Group Stage
 Portugal 2 1 0 1938 1954 Fourth place (1938)
 Korea 2 2 0 1950 1954 Group Stage
 Turkey 2 2 0 1954 1958 Group Stage
 Colombia 1 1 1 1962 1962 Quarterfinals (1962)
 Canada 1 1 0 1958 1958 Group Stage
 Finland 1 1 0 1926 1926 Group Stage
 Indonesia 1 1 0 1938 1938 Round 1
 Luxembourg 1 1 0 1922 1922 Round 1
 Peru 1 1 0 1930 1930 Group Stage
 Republic of Ireland 1 1 0 1934 1934 Group Stage

Former countries

Team Appearances Record streak Active streak Debut Most recent Best result (* = hosts)
 Wales 4 2 0 1906 1934 Fourth place (1934)
 Scotland 4 3 0 1906 1926 Quarterfinals (1926)
 England 3 3 0 1906 1914 Champions (1914)
 Northern Ireland 3 3 0 1906 1914 Quarterfinals (1910)
 Latvia 1 1 0 1938 1938 Round 1

Debut of teams[edit | edit source]

Each successive World Cup has had at least one team appearing for the first time.

Year Debuting teams Successor teams
Teams No. Cum.
1906  Argentina,  Austria,  Belgium,  England,  France,  Hungary,  Ireland,  Netherlands,  Scotland,   Switzerland,  Uruguay,  Wales 12 12
1910  Denmark,  Germany,  Norway,  Sweden 4 16
1914  Chile 1 17
1922  Czechoslovakia,  Luxembourg,  Spain,  Yugoslavia 4 21
1926  Brazil,  Finland,  United States 3 24
1930  Egypt,  Paraguay,  Peru 3 27
1934  Bulgaria,  Mexico,  Republic of Ireland 3 30
1938  Dutch East Indies,  Latvia,  Portugal,  Romania 4 34
1950  Costa Rica,  Great Britain,  Jamaica,  Korea 4 38
1954  Soviet Union,  Turkey 2 40
1958  Canada 1 41
1962  Colombia 1 42  West Germany
 United Arab Republic

Medal table[edit | edit source]

Italics indicates nations that no longer exist.
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Italy2024
2 Uruguay2002
3 Netherlands1315
4 Brazil1113
5 Belgium1102
 England1102
7 Yugoslavia1023
8 Denmark1001
 Hungary1001
 Sweden1001
11 France0202
12 Argentina0123
13 Austria0101
 Great Britain0101
 Romania0101
16 Czechoslovakia0011
 Norway0011
 Soviet Union0011
 United States0011
Totals (19 nations)12121236

Hosts[edit | edit source]

Results of host nations
Year Host Nation Finish
1906  France Group stage
1910  Austria Fourth place
1914  England Champions
1922  Netherlands Runners-up
1926  Spain Group stage
1930  Uruguay Quarter-finals
1934  Italy Champions
1938  Argentina Quarter-finals
1950  Sweden Champions
1954  Chile Group stage
1958   Switzerland Group stage
1962  Mexico Quarter-finals
1966  Great Britain TBD

References[edit | edit source]

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