There is a chance that Germany and the Netherlands will play for 2014 World cup, so here is a related question. the How many times two teams from the same continent have played the World Cup Final game? Please provide the year of tournament and the countries playing the final game, also indicate the champions :)


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Let me list out the FIFA world cup finals in which two countries from same continent faced each other.

2018:       FRANCE vs CROATIA        4-2
2010:        SPAIN vs NETHERLANDS    1–0
2006:        ITALY vs FRANCE         1–1 (5–3p)
1982:        ITALY vs WEST GERMANY   3-1
1966:      ENGLAND vs WEST GERMANY   4–2
1954: WEST GERMANY vs HUNGARY        3–2
1950:      URUGUAY vs BRAZIL         2-1 (final match in a round-robin)
1938:        ITALY vs HUNGARY        4–2
1934:        ITALY vs CZECHOSLOVAKIA 2–1
1930:      URUGUAY vs ARGENTINA      4–2

Actually, it's easier to count the finals played between countries NOT from the same continent.

1958:       Brazil vs Sweden         5-2
1962:       Brazil vs Czechoslovakia 3-1
1970:       Brazil vs Italy          4-1
1978:    Argentina vs Netherlands    3-1
1986:    Argentina vs West Germany   3-2
1990: West Germany vs Argentina      1-0    
1994:       Brazil vs Italy          0-0 (3-2)    
1998:       France vs Brazil         3-0    
2002:       Brazil vs Germany        2-0
2014:      Germany vs Argentina      1-0

There were 21 World Cup finals: 10 were intercontinental, 11 were from the same continent.

Cute fact: When it's different continent match, somehow it's either Argentina or Brazil ;=)

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    "Cute fact: When it's different continent match, somehow it's either Argentina or Brazil" - Well, as cute as the fact is, it isn't so unlikely, seeing that those are the best South American teams and to be honest, North America, Africa and Asia are pretty much out of discussion. Though, I would have guessed Uruguay to show up, at least in the earlier cups, but then it was probably a South America only match. Jul 10, 2014 at 8:36
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    Can anybody explain how Brazil, Germany, France, Italy, Argentina, Czechoslovakia are in same continent? Jul 10, 2014 at 10:04
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    @SportsFan read the explanaion: he listed the finals with teams NOT from the same continent.
    – Phab
    Jul 10, 2014 at 10:14
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    @Phab, but the question is different. Jul 10, 2014 at 10:15
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    @SportsFan I know, but he said " it's much more easier to count the one NOT on the same continent" and listed them. So if you recognized this, I don't understand how you even get the idea the countries you've listed are in the same continent.
    – Phab
    Jul 10, 2014 at 10:28

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