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FIFA World Cup host nations list – hosting countries list!

FIFA World Cup host nations list - hosting countries list!

FIFA World Cup hosting nations list

FIFA World Cup host nations list? FIFA World Cup hosting countries list? Which countries have hosted the FIFA World Cup before? Have you ever wanted to find out on which countries have hosted the FIFA World Cup before? Well, if you have then worry not because we have prepared a list of the Past Hosts of FIFA World Cup. Here is our list with all FIFA World Cup hosting countries.

The FIFA World Cup is the biggest sporting event in  the world it is watched by almost everyone in the world. It is the biggest stage of world football which every footballer dreams of playing at.

Previous FIFA World Cup hosting countries

There are a number of benefits of being a host nation is guarantees you automatic qualification to the tournament.

Last FIFA World Cup host country

Last FIFA World Cup host country? Brazil was the last FIFA World Cup host nation. Below you will find all previous FIFA World Cup host nations.

FIFA World Cup host country 2018

FIFA World Cup host country 2018? Russia is the host nation of 2018 FIFA World Cup.

FIFA World Cup host country 2022

FIFA World Cup host country 2022? Qatar is the host nation of 2022 FIFA World Cup.

FIFA World Cup host country 2026

FIFA World Cup host country 2026? The host country of 2022 FIFA World Cup has not been decided yet. FIFA is still looking for a host to the 2026 FIFA World Cup tournament and will accept bids until 2020. The 2026 FIFA World Cup will have a number of changes.

What countries are bidding to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup?

USA and Mexico are bidding to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

Which country is likely to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup?

USA is most likely to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

FIFA World Cup hosting countries list

FIFA World Cup hosted countries? So far 16 countries have hosted the world cup before this excludes the yet to host Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022. Here are all FIFA World Cup hosted countries.

FIFA World Cup host nations list since 1998 – hosting countries list since 1998!

Year FIFA World Cup host nations
Continent Winner
2030 TBA TBA
2026 TBA TBA
2022  Qatar Asia
2018  Russia Europe
2014  Brazil South America  Germany
2010  South Africa Africa  Spain
2006  Germany Europe  Italy
2002  South Korea /  Japan Asia  Brazil
1998  France Europe  France

FIFA World Cup host nations list since 1930-1994 – hosting countries list since 1930-1994!

FIFA World Cup host nations list since 1930

Year FIFA World Cup host nations
Continent Winner
1994  United States North America  Brazil
1990  Italy Europe  West Germany
1986  Mexico North America  Argentina
1982  Spain Europe  Italy
1978  Argentina South America  Argentina
1974  West Germany Europe  West Germany
1970  Mexico North America  Brazil
1966  England Europe  England
1962  Chile South America  Brazil
1958  Sweden Europe  Brazil
1954   Switzerland Europe  West Germany
1950  Brazil South America  Uruguay
1946* Cancelled due to World War II
1942* Cancelled due to World War II
1938  France Europe  Italy
1934  Italy Europe  Italy
1930  Uruguay South America  Uruguay

* The 1942 and 1946 FIFA World Cup’s were cancelled due to the second World War.

Countries With The Most FIFA World Cup Hosts!

Only Mexico, Italy, France, Germany (West Germany until shortly after the 1990 World Cup) and Brazil have hosted the event on two occasions.

Mexico City’s stadium Estadio Azteca and Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro’s Maracanã are the only venues ever to have hosted two FIFA World Cup finals. And only the 2002 FIFA World Cup had more than one host, as Japan and South Korea hosted the 2002 FIFA World Cup together!

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