Telstar : Mexico, 1970 Adidas started to make soccer balls in 1963 but made the first official FIFA World Cup ball in 1970.
For the women's tournament, see FIFA Women's World Cup.
'We should not play soccer amid the concentration camps and torture chambers,' wrote proponents of an international tournament boycott that year.
See out comprehensive FIFA Men's World Cup history guide for everything you need about the tournament.
A look at World Cup history, from the first tournament held in 1930 all the way to the present. Also includes a timeline displaying all the hosts, winners, and runners up of every tournament held.
On July 13, 1930, France defeats Mexico 4-1 and the United States defeats Belgium 3-0 in the first-ever World Cup football matches, played simultaneously in
The announces that, because of its opposition to the recent overthrow of the government of Chilean President Salvador Allende, it would not play a World Cup Soccer match against the Chilean team on November ...
We run through every World Cup seeing what ball, boots, logo and winners featured!
For the competition among national teams, see FIFA World Cup.
Brazil is the only team to compete in every World Cup and have won a record 5 titles.