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FIFA World Cup Winners If A Country Could Only Win It Once

Imagine that FIFA changed the rules of the World Cup so that once a country had won it, they couldn’t win it again.

See if you can name the countries who would consequently be named the new World Champions for each year.

So if a country finished 1st but had already won a previous tournament (according to the new rules), the team in 2nd would be declared the winners. If the 2nd placed team had also won it, the trophy would pass down to 3rd and so on.
Using FIFA’s official Ranking Guide
Quiz by JustJoshing
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Last updated: December 23, 2022
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Year
Original Winner
New Winner
1930
Uruguay
Uruguay
1934
Italy
Italy
1938
Italy
Hungary
1950
Uruguay
Brazil
1954
West Germany
West Germany
1958
Brazil
Sweden
1962
Brazil
Czechoslovakia
1966
England
England
1970
Brazil
Soviet Union
1974
West Germany
Netherlands
1978
Argentina
Argentina
Year
Original Winner
New Winner
1982
Italy
Poland
1986
Argentina
France
1990
West Germany
Yugoslavia
1994
Brazil
Bulgaria
1998
France
Croatia
2002
Brazil
Turkey
2006
Italy
Portugal
2010
Spain
Spain
2014
Germany
Colombia
2018
France
Belgium
2022
Argentina
Morocco
2 Comments
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Level 55
Dec 20, 2022
In 2014, why would be winning Colombia and no Costa Rica?
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Level 65
Dec 20, 2022
If you take a look at the link in the instructions, you’ll see that FIFA have Colombia ranked as 5th and Costa Rica as 8th for the 2014 World Cup