Bangalore, June 5: A unique aspect of the Fifa World Cup football is that till 2006, Europe and Latin America had won the title by turn. In the 18 editions of the tournament held between 1930 and 2006, Europe and Latin America had won it nine times each. The sequence was disturbed in 2010 when Spain won it, giving Europe a 10-9 lead over Latin America. Can the Latin powerhouse strike back this time, particularly when the tournament is being held in its home turf?
Here is a look at the scorelines in the final in the 19 editions of the World Cup football held so far.
beat Argentina 4-2 in the final
The first World Cup saw an all-Latin America final while the USA finished third.
beat former Czechoslovakia 2-1 in the final
Germany beat Austria 3-2 in the all-Europe affair
beat Hungary 4-2 in the final
Brazil defeated Sweden 4-2 to clinch the third position.
beat Brazil 2-1 in the final round match to finish winners
Sweden finished third while Spain finished fourth in this edition.
beat Hungary 3-2 in the final
Austria beat Uruguay 3-1 to finish third.
beat Sweden 5-2 in the final
France beat West Germany 6-3 to finish third.
beat former Czechoslovakia 3-1 in the final
Chile beat former Yugoslavia 1-0 to finish third.
beat erstwhile West Germany 4-2 in the final
Portugal beat erstwhile Soviet Union 2-1 to finish third (Hosts: England)
beat Italy 4-1 in the final
Erstwhile West Germany defeated Uruguay 1-0 to finish third. (Hosts: Mexico)
beat Holland 2-1 in the final
Poland beat Brazil 1-0 to finish third.
(Hosts: West Germany)
beat Holland 3-1 in the final
Brazil beat Italy 2-1 to finish third. (Hosts: Argentina)
beat erswhile West Germany 3-1 in the final
Poland beat France 3-2 to finish third. (Hosts: Spain)
beat erstwhile West Germany 3-2 in the final
France beat Belgium 4-2 to finish third. (Hosts: Mexico)
beat Argentina 1-0 in the final
Italy beat England 2-1 to finish third (Hosts: Italy)
beat Italy 3-2 on penalty shoot-out
Sweden beat Bulgaria 4-0 in the 3rd/4th position play-off. (Hosts: USA)
beat Brazil 3-0 in teh final
Croatia beat Holland 2-1 to finish third. (Hosts: Holland)
beat Germany 2-0 in the final
Turkey beat South Korea 3-2 to finish third.
(Hosts: Japan and South Korea)
beat France 5-3 in penalty shoot-out in final
Germany beat Portugal 2-1 to finish third.
beat Holland 1-0 in the final
Germany beat Uruguay 2-1 to finish third.
(Hosts: South Africa)