(g) In 1950 the format of the World Cup was a final group stage consisting of 4 teams. In the last game of the group stage the game was played with the result deciding who won the World Cup, therefore it is commonly referred to as a final.
(p) indicates the final was won via a penalty shootout. (AET) indicates the final was won in extra time.
Although the 2026 World Cup has not been played yet the host nations have already been determined. In an instance where there are multiple host countries they are listed in alphabetical order.