Between 31st May-30th June, the seventeenth FIFA World Cup was joint hosted for the first time between South Korea and Japan in the first Asian hosted tournament.
Between 17th June-17th July, the fifteenth FIFA World Cup was hosted in the USA as sport’s biggest competition continued to rotate between Europe and the Americas.
Between 8th June-8th July, the fourteenth FIFA World Cup took place in Italy as Luciano Pavarotti’s Nessun dorma was the symphony of the tournament.
Between 31st May-29th June, the thirteenth FIFA World Cup was hosted in Mexico, the first country in the competition’s history to host more than once.
Between 13th June-11th July, the twelfth FIFA World Cup was held in Spain, as the tournament was expanded to 24 teams for the first time.
Between 1st-25th June, the eleventh FIFA World Cup was hosted in Argentina, the last time until this year that football’s greatest frontier has been held in South America.
Between 13th June-7th July the tenth FIFA World Cup took place in West Germany, as the trophy used in World Cups today was used for the first time.
Between 31st May-21st June, the ninth FIFA World Cup took place in Mexico, the first tournament not be hosted in either Europe or South America.
Between 11th-30th July, the FIFA World Cup came home to the birth place of the ‘beautiful game’, as England hosted its eight competition.
Between 30th May-17th June, the seventh FIFA World Cup tournament took place in Chile as football’s greatest tournament hopped back over the Atlantic Ocean.