Country With Most Second Place Finishes At The World Cup

What countries have come in second place at the World Cup the most times?

Country With Most Second Place Finishes At The World Cup

Below is a list of countries that have come second (runner-up) at the World Cup:

  • Argentina - 1930, 1990, 2014
  • Czechoslovakia - 1934, 1962
  • Hungary - 1938, 1954
  • Brazil - 1950
  • Sweden - 1958
  • West Germany - 1966, 1982, 1986
  • Italy - 1970, 1994
  • Netherlands - 1974, 1978
  • Brazil - 1998
  • Germany - 2002
  • France - 2006
  • Netherlands - 2010
  • Croatia - 2018

FAQ

What country has come in second place the most at the World Cup?

Germany (also West Germany), has come in 2nd place the most times at the FIFA World Cup in 1966, 1982, 1986, and 2002. Argentina has come in 2nd place three times in 1930, 1990, and 2014.