A HISTORY OF THE HOSTS

What are the odds of success for Russia? Discover the fortunes of past World Cup hosts...

14

broken dreams

Only 6 of 20 hosts have won the World Cup at home. Il Divin Codino was left disappointed at Italy 1990.

2

Seleção shocks

Brazil have five titles, but neither tournament on home soil - 1950 or 2014 - produced a victory for the South Americans.

South Africa in 2010 were the first - and so far only - host not to emerge from the group stages. They finished third in Group A.


KOREA REPUBLIC

JAPAN

2002 was the first World Cup with joint-hosts.

Korea finished fourth, Japan reached the round of 16.

1930

Uruguay: The first hosts to win at home

1930 FINAL HIGHLIGHTS





1998

France: The most recent victorious hosts


1998 FINAL HIGHLIGHTS

2018

How will the latest hosts fare?


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