Today I thought I would publish a list of countries that have won the World Cup since the official FIFA tournament began in 1930. Down the years I have been to 4 World Cups, not including the Milk Cup in Northern Ireland. I actually attended quite a few Milk Cups from around 1992 – 1997, that’s a story for another day.
2007 – I attended 2 matches of the under 20s World Cup in Canada.
2014 – I attended 2 matches of the full level World Cup in Brazil.
2018 – I attended 1 match of the full level World Cup in Russia.
2019 – I attended 2 matches of the under 20s World Cup in Poland.
Kissing the FIFA World Cup.
On my backpacking trip, I also did a lot of World Cup related wacaday trips, aside from the obvious World Cups themselves and the 100 + caps I have as a Northern Ireland supporter…
Dad and I in Rio de Janeiro for the 2014 World Cup Final
Flying the Northern Ireland flag inside Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay.
2014 – I visited Estadio Azteca in Mexico City where Maradona scored 2 goals against England in 1986, notably the Hand of God and the master dribble from his own half.
Doing the Maradona at the Hand of God end! Mexico City.
So here in the wake of Diego Armando Maradona’s death, let’s not forget who won the World Cup down the years. Here’s the full list, including the 1942 and 1946 World Cups. (football, mens, full level).