World Cup Fast Facts

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Here’s a look at the World Cup football (soccer) tournaments. The World Cup is organized by FIFA, the Federation Internationale de Football Association. Men’s and women’s tournaments are held every four years.

July 10-August 20, 2023 - The Women’s World Cup is scheduled to take place in Australia and New Zealand.

November 20-December 18, 2022 - The Men’s World Cup takes place in Qatar. Argentina defeats France in a penalty shootout after a 3-3 draw to win its third World Cup.

June 7-July 7, 2019 - The Women’s World Cup takes place in France. USA defeats the Netherlands 2-0 to become the only country to win four Women’s World Cup championships.

June 14-July 15, 2018 - The Men’s World Cup takes place in Russia. France defeats Croatia 4-2 in the championship game to win its second World Cup.

Other Facts

The Golden Ball award is presented to the most outstanding player at each World Cup finals, as decided by the FIFA Technical Study.
Men’s 2022 Winner: Lionel Messi (Argentina)
Women’s 2019 Winner: Megan Rapinoe (USA)

The Golden Boot award is presented to the top goal scorer at every World Cup final.
Men’s 2022 Winner: Kylian Mbappé (France)
Women’s 2019 Winner: Megan Rapinoe (USA)

The Golden Glove award is presented to the tournament’s most outstanding goalkeeper.
Men’s 2022 Winner: Emiliano Martínez (Argentina)
Women’s 2019 Winner: Sari van Veenendaal (Netherlands)

The Young Player award is presented to the player aged 21 or younger recognized as making the biggest impact at the World Cup.
Men’s 2022 Winner: Enzo Fernández (Argentina)
Women’s 2019 Winner: Giulia Gwinn (Germany)

Teams with the most World Cup titles:
Men’s: Brazil has won five times - 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002
Women’s: USA has won four times - 1991, 1999, 2015 and 2019

Football kits (uniforms) are often designed using the country’s national colors. While some countries use the colors from their flags, others use colors that have historical, political or geographical meaning.