Only 6 of 20 hosts have won the World Cup at home. Il Divin Codino was left disappointed at Italy 1990.
Brazil have five titles, but neither tournament on home soil - 1950 or 2014 - produced a victory for the South Americans.
2002 was the first World Cup with joint-hosts.
Korea finished fourth, Japan reached the round of 16.
Uruguay: The first hosts to win at home
1930 FINAL HIGHLIGHTS
France: The most recent victorious hosts
1998 FINAL HIGHLIGHTS
How will the latest hosts fare?
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