1. Brazil (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002), 5
2. Germany (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014), Italy (1934, 1938, 1982, 2006) 4.
4. Argentina (1978, 1986, 2022) 3
5. France (1998, 2018), Uruguay (1930, 1950) 2
7. England (1966), Spain (2010) 1
Soccer is a funny sport. We will suffer through watching hundreds of lousy games in our lives for the privilege of watching Argentina-France. Read the whole story
The absence of a World Cup title has been Exhibit A in the argument about why Messi doesn't rank above Pele and Diego Maradona. Read the whole story
Lionel Messi got his reward. I almost feel that the sport owed him that, for all the pleasure he has given us. Read the whole story
From the streets of Buenos Aires to Andres Cantor's emotional call on U.S. Spanish-language TV. Read the whole story
Golden Boot. Kylian Mbappe (France), 8 goals, 2 assists, 597 minutes played
Silver Boot. Lionel Messi (Argentina), 7 goals, 3 assists, 690 minutes played
Bronze Boot. Olivier Giroud (France), 4 goals, 0 assists, 424 minutes played
Note: Giroud beat out Julian Alvarez (Argentina) for the Bronze Boot based on the fewer minutes he played.
The French coach was so angry in the locker room at halftime that he hurt a finger. "That happens to me sometimes." he said. Read the whole story
- World Cup final sets French TV viewing record. Sunday's Argentina-France match averaged 24 million viewers on TF1, making it the most-watched program in the history of French television. The share was 81 percent -- the percentage of those watching television watching the match. (The match also aired on beIN Sport, whose viewing figures have not yet been released.)
The longtime Dallas-based soccer pundit has been extra busy this MLS offseason. Read the whole story