Argentina national football team represents Argentina in international football matches and is controlled by the Argentine Football Association (AFA), which is the governing body of football in Argentina. Argentina's main home stadium is El Monumentel. In 2013, the team was third position in the world. The team has reached the finals of the FIFA World Cup four times, out of which it has won the World Cup final twice - the first time in 1978 and the second time in 1986.
The Brazilian football team represents Brazil in international football competitions and under the leadership of the Brazilian Football Federation. Brazilian team is a member of FIFA since 1923. Since 1916, it is also a member of CONMEBOL (South American football federation). Brazil team is the most successful football team in the history of World Cup soccer that has won a total of five times (till 2018). Brazilian soccer team is also the most successful team in the Four Seasons Confederation Cup.
The French national football team of men, often called Les Bleus (after the traditional blue jersey) or in the German-speaking media Équipe Tricolore (after the flag of France), is one of the most successful national teams in football. France has so far won two World Cups (1998, 2018) and two European Championship titles (1984, 2000) and twice the Confederations Cup (2001, 2003).
England's and Scotland's national team are the oldest soccer team in the world. Both were founded on the initiative of the England Football Association (FA) to play a match in 1870. The match was hosted by Charles Alcock and ended 1-1. Then the two teams played against Each other once or twice in a year, the first five games were unofficial and ended with three wins to England and two draws.
The Portuguese team usually has world-class players who regularly represent the top European clubs. Its highest moment was the achievement of the European Championship of 2016 against host France after a win in extra time. So far, his best performance in major tournaments has been the presence in the final of Euro 2004, which was host country competition and lost against Greece. Portugal also reached the final of the Independence Cup in 1972, which lost against Brazil, and won the Skydome Cup in 1995, their only trophy at senior level until 2016. With the exception of the 1998 World Cup, the selection of Portugal has been present in all the final stages of world and European since 1996.
The German national football team (German: Fußballnationalmannschaft) is a team of football players that represents Germany in international matches. The official name of the team is "die Mannschaft" The nicknames of the team are those Nationalelf and Die Adler ("the eagles"). This team is the A-Mannschaft of the teams of the Deutscher Fußball-Bund. The country is four-time world champion, three-time European champion and once won the Confederations Cup. From 1950 until German reunification in 1990, this team represented only the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany). For the team of soccer players that represented the former German Democratic Republic (East Germany), reference is made to the National Democratic Republic Football Team.
Belgian national football team since 1904, the national football team of Belgium is represented in international football. The best record of the Belgian team in international matches was six times to play in the final of the World Cup, 1982 - 2002. Other significant victories include the World Cup trophy four times: in 1954, Westminster 2-0, in Brazil 5-1 in 1963, 1-0 in Argentina in 1982, and France in the 2-1 in 2002.
Denmark won an official 1906 Summer Olympics title and finished second in its first official tournament the 1908 Summer Olympics, a repeat performance four years later at the 1912 Summer Olympics. Although the country had the ability to produce outstanding football talent, a bronze medal at the 1948 Summer Olympics was the only good result in 50 years.
In the European Championship in football 2008, Spain became European champions after the final victory over Germany. They followed up with winning the 2010 World Cup, where they beat the Netherlands 1-0 in the final after extra rounds. Spain won the Euro 2012 soccer with 4-0 over Italy in the final. The team thus became the first in history to win three major championships in a row. In the period 2008–2013, Spain was ranked top or second at the top of FIFA's world rankings, top after the victory in the 2010 World Cup and either top or second at the top after they won the European Championship in 2008.
The Dutch national football team is a team of male football players that represents the Netherlands in international matches. The team is also called "Oranje", after the color of the shirt, which again refers to the Dutch royal family Oranje-Nassau. The Dutch national team usually plays its home games in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Eindhoven. The Netherlands won the European Championship in 1988 and reached the final of the World Cup in 1974, 1978 and 2010. No other country has been in a World Cup final so many times without ever having won the tournament. The team also won bronze three times at the Olympic Games. The Dutch national team reached first place in the FIFA world ranking in August 2011, for the first time since its introduction in 1992. The low point was reached in August 2017, when the Netherlands was 36th.
Due to its successful results in 1994 and 1998, the Croatian national team from FIFA received two Mover of the Year prizes and is the only team to date that has been successful twice. Croatia was ranked 125th in FIFA's ranking. After the World Cup in France in 1998, Croatia climbed to the third place of the ladder (later it was again at the top of the ladder, in the spring of 2013 it climbed to the fourth place of the ladder), marking it with the most sensible representation and the most advanced representation in history. The biggest successes of the Croatian football team are silver at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and bronze at the 1998 World Cup in France.
The Swiss National Football Team is the national team of the Swiss Football Association (SFV). Their first international game was completed by the Swiss in 1905 against France. The greatest success of the A-team to date was winning the silver medal at the 1924 Summer Olympics, the biggest success of a 2009 Junior World Championship title in the U-17 World Championship.
The Mexican national football team is a team of football players that represents Mexico in international competitions such as the (qualifying) matches for the football World Cup and the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The country won the CONCACAF Gold Cup seven times, won the Confederations Cup once and won gold at the Olympic Games.
The Swedish national football team is a team of football players that represents Sweden in international competitions. It won gold at the Summer Olympics of 1948 in London. Sweden played its first international match on July 12, 1908 against Norway: 11-3. In the same year, Sweden debuted at the Olympic Games and suffered the biggest defeat in its history against Great Britain: 12-1. At the 1912 and 1920 Olympic Games, the team from Scandinavia was always eliminated by the Netherlands.
The Uruguayan national team played the first game in 1902 against the Argentine team. For the first time in the World Cup, Uruguay participated in 1930, when Uruguay hosted the first World Cup in football. After defeating Peru and Romania, they qualified in the semifinals of the World Cup, in which their opponent was Yugoslavia. They won the game from a high 6:1, although Yugoslavia was already in the 4th minute. The first finals of the World Championship, and also the first finals played by the Uruguayan national team, were played at the Centenario Stadium. Although they are Argentines led this game 1:2, Uruguay with 3 goals in the second half reversed the result and thus became the world champion for the first time.
The Italian national football team is a team of football players that represent Italy in international matches. The nickname is La Squadra Azzurra (The Blue Team) or the Azzurri (Blue) derived from it. Italy became world champion four times. 1934, 1938, 1982, 2006 and once European champion in 1968. A tradition within the Italian national football team is that the player with the most played matches for the team is automatically the captain. In 1910, Italy played its first game, France was beaten 6-2. In the 1920s Italy participated for the first time in the Olympic Games, both in 1920 and in 1924 Italy was defeated in the quarterfinals by France and Switzerland respectively.
The Polish national football team is a team of football players representing Poland in international matches. The nickname is Biało-czerwoni (white-red). This nickname comes from the colors of the home kit that fall back on the national flag.The Polish team played its first international match on December 18, 1921 in Budapest against the Hungarian national football team, and lost 1-0 to the home team. Poland won the gold medal at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, followed by the silver medal, four years later in Montreal. At the 1974 and 1982 World Cups, Poland finished in third place.
The football team of Colombia is the representative team of the country in competitive sport. It is run by the Colombian Football Federation, which is affiliated with the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) and the International Federation of Associated Football (FIFA), so the selection participates in the competitions that these organizations organize and play. They played their first international match in the city of Panama on 10 February 1938.
The members of the national team consist mainly of players and former players of the NCAA and the NAIA. USA Football is a member of the International Federation of American Football. The US national team did not participate in the first two editions of the World Cup because it was not affiliated with the IFAF.
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The Welsh football team is a team of football players that represents Wales in international matches and competitions. In 1958 the country reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup, in which 1–0 was lost to the later world champion Brazil. This was the only time that Wales participated in the final round of a major international tournament until it secured qualification for the 2016 European Championships on 10 October 2015. Wales reached the semi-finals at the tournament. In 1876, Wales played its first international game against Scotland, making it the third country to play an international game. In the 1883-1884 seasons, the first international league took place, the British Home Championship with England, Scotland and initially Ireland as participants.
The Peruvian football team is a team of football players that represents Peru in international matches. The South American country plays most of the home international matches in the Estadio Nacional in the capital Lima. Between 1970 and 1982, Peru had a golden generation of football players and La Blanquirroja qualified for three of the four World Cups. The country won the Copa América in 1975. In 1998, Peru came close to qualifying for the World Cup, but Chile had a better goal balance. The 1982 World Cup was the last tournament for which Peru managed to qualify, until the team led by national coach Ricardo Gareca in the fall of 2017 managed to secure a placement for the 2018 World Cup in Russia at the expense of New Zealand.
The Chilean national football team, also known as the Red, is a team of football players that represent Chile in international matches. Chile's biggest success is winning the Copa América twice in a row so far in 2015 and 2016. They also reached the final of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017.