As the World Cup is looming, here at AMA we take a look at each of the World Cup’s from logo’s 1930-2018!


Fifa World Cup Russia 2018 – Russia was awarded hosting rights on 2nd December 2010. A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues in 11 cities


FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 – The Country was awarded hosting rights in 2007. Overall, there was 64 matches played in 12 venues in 12 cities.

Germany won the World Cup 1-0 to Argentina.


FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010 South Africa was selected over Egypt and Morocco to become the first African Nation to host the finals. There was 64 matches played in 10 venues at 9 host cities.

Spain won the World Cup as they defeated the Netherlands 1-0 


FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 – Germany won the right to host in July 2000. There was 64 matches played at 12 venues in 12 host cities!

Italy won the cup due to beating France 53 on penalties after the match finished 1-1 after extra time.


FIFA World Cup South Korea Japan 2002 – This was the first world cup held outside of Europe of the America’s. It was also the first World Cup to be jointly hosted by more than one nation.

Brazil won the cup as they defeated Germany 2-0.


FIFA World Cup France 1998 – France was chosen to host the World Cup for the second after beating Morocco in the bidding process. The first time they hosted the World Cup was 1938.

France won the World Cup after beating Brazil 3-0.


FIFA World Cup USA 1994 – The United States was chosen to host the World Cup in July 1988. The tournament was the most financially successful in the tournaments history!

Brazil won the world cup in penalties as the game ended 0-0 against Italy. The game ended 3-2 to Brazil after penalties.


FIFA World Cup Italy 1990 – Italy was the second country to host the event twice
The tournament was won by West Germany. They beat Argentina 1–0


FIFA World Cup Mexico 1986Mexico was selected as the host in May 1983. This was the third FIFA World Cup tournament that was hosted by a Spanish-speaking country.

Argentina won the cup after defeating Germany 3-2 in the final.


FIFA World Cup Spain 1982 – The tournament was won by Italy, who defeated West Germany 3–1 during the final match. It was Italy’s third World Cup win and first since 1938. The holders Argentina were eliminated in the second group round.


FIFA World Cup Argentina 1978 – The 1978 World Cup was won by Argentina who beat the Netherlands 3–1 . This win was the first World Cup title for Argentina, who became the fifth team (after Uruguay, Italy, England and West Germany), to be both hosts and world champions.


FIFA World Cup West Germany 1974 – The tournament marked the first time that the current trophy, the FIFA World Cup Trophy, created by the Italian sculptor Silvio Gazzaniga, was awarded.

The host nation won the title beating the Netherlands 2–1 in the final


FIFA World Cup Mexico 1970 – This was the first World Cup tournament staged in North America, and the first held outside Europe and South America.

The tournament was won by Brazil which defeated another two-time former champion Italy, 4–1.


FIFA World Cup England 1966 – England won their first FIFA World Cup title and became the third host nation to win the tournament after beating West Germany 4-1. The 1966 Final, held at Wembley Stadium, was the last to be broadcast in black and white. The tournament held a FIFA record for the largest average attendance!


FIFA World Cup Chile 1962 – The 1962 World Cup 30 May to 17 June 1962 in Chile.

The tournament was won by the defending world champions Brazil, who claimed their second World Cup title by defeating Czechoslovakia 3–1 in the final.


FIFA World Cup Sweden 1958 – The 1958 FIFA World Cup was hosted by Sweden from 8 to 29 June.

The tournament was won by Brazil, who beat Sweden 5–2 in the final.


FIFA World Cup Switzerland 1954 – The 1954 FIFA World Cup was held in Switzerland from 16 June to 4 July. Switzerland was chosen as hosts in July 1946.

The tournament set a number of all-time records for goal-scoring, including the highest average goals scored per game. The tournament was won by West Germany, who defeated Hungary 3–2 in the final.


FIFA World Cup Brazil 1950 – It was the first World Cup since 1938, the planned 1942 and 1946 competitions having been cancelled due to World War II.

It was won by Uruguay, by beating the hosts Brazil 2–1 in the deciding match of the four-team final group


FIFA World Cup France 1938 –  Italy retained the championship by beating Hungary 4–2 in the final.

Italy’s 1934 and 1938 teams became the only ones to have won two World Cups under the same coach!


FIFA World Cup Italy 1934 –  The 1934 World Cup was the first for which teams had to qualify to take part.

Italy became the second World Cup champions and the first European team to win, beating Czechoslovakia 2–1 in the final.


FIFA World Cup Uruguay 1930 – FIFA selected Uruguay as its first host nation, as the country would be celebrating the centenary of its first constitution.

Uruguay defeated Argentina 4–2 in front of a crowd of 68,346 people, and became the first nation to win the World Cup.