With the World Cup in Russia fast approaching, there are lots of talk amongst supporters about who the stronger teams are this year. From previous winners to new comers, it is truly anyone’s game. Within the post we will try to establish who the main competitors are this season for the trophy as well as addressing who the underdogs could potentially be.
Established in 1930 the first ever World Cup took place in Uruguay and has since been hosted in a variety of countries across the globe. In history 5 countries have lifted the cup more than once, with the most wins being Brazil with 5 tournament victories. Below we will look at the break down of the winners in history:
- Brazil – 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002
- Italy – 1934, 1938, 1982, 2006
- Germany – 1954, 1974, 1990, 2014
- Uruguay – 1930, 1950
- Argentina – 1978, 1986
- England – 1966
- France – 1998
- Spain – 2010
Currently, the Peru national football team is in the midst of the 2015 Copa America, vying for a spot in the tournament's knockout stage. Sunday's match against Colombia will determine whether or not the squad progresses to the next round. In the meantime, we figured it was an appropriate time to look back at Peru's history as a football nation.
Peru at the World Cup
Soccer fans who only pay attention to global events like the World Cup haven't seen much of the Peruvian side over the years. In fact, the White and Red have only participated in four World Cups throughout history first in the tournament's inaugural 1930 event, and not again until 1970. 1970 saw the team's peak at the global FIFA competition with a sixth place finish. Subsequent