There are obvious things that cannot even be disputed, such as the center of soccer and the strongest, most spectacular, stellar soccer leagues are in Europe. However, at the level of national teams, the difference between the European and South American regions is less noticeable. Looking at current results football, especially as far as World Cups are concerned, one notices that aside from the European and South American countries, no one has even made it to the finals. It can also be seen in the 2022 World Cup when Morocco getting to the semifinals was a sensation.
Taking the title of the best team on the planet in 2022 by the team Argentina allowed it to take second place among all teams from its region. Only Brazil was able to take more titles, namely 5. If talking about the total number of wins at the World Cup among South American teams, it is precisely ten titles. European teams have won the tournament 12 times. While the South American region has three dominant teams, Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay, the European champions were the teams of England, Spain, France, Italy, and Germany. The last two teams took the title 4 times each.
The statistics for the final match have roughly similar proportions, especially if examining old international football results. European teams have been to the finals 29 times, and South American teams have been to the finals 15 times. There are no surprises among the South American teams, while Europe has the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Sweden, and Croatia.
And there is no surprise here, although as formats change and the number of participants in the world championships increases, there were always more teams from both regions. It is possible to check the statistics on the website, where there are yesterday football and archived results. If analyzing the statistics of the teams’ results in the playoffs, the following will be observed:
- The most successful period for Europe was from 1986 to 2006, when at least nine teams were out of the group. The failures were the World Cup in 2010 and 2014.
- South American teams rarely make it out of the group, but they did in 1986, 1990, and 2010. Oddly enough, the 2022 World Cup was a problem. Only two teams were able to qualify.
At the national team level, there is still a confrontation between Europe and South America. The other regions are lagging far behind. And if you missed yesterday’s game, go to the site where all the data from the world of football is available. The information on it is verified.