Since the first FIFA World Cup, only eight countries have claimed the title out of a total of 19 tournaments.
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Netherlands' Arjen Robben, left, reacts after failing to score a goal past Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas, back left, during the World Cup final soccer match between the Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City on July 11, 2010, in Johannesburg. Spain won 1-0.
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Italian team captain Fabio Cannavaro holds aloft the World Cup trophy after the final of the soccer World Cup between Italy and France in the Olympic Stadium on July 9, 2006, in Berlin. Italy won 5-3 with penalties after a score of 1-1 after extra time.
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Brazil forward Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima celebrates after defeating Germany 2-0 in the 2002 World Cup final on June 30, 2002, in Yokohama, Japan.
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Robert Pires, left, and Marcel Desailly of the French national team kiss the World Cup trophy after the 1998 final against France on July 12, 1998, in Saint-Denis, north of Paris. France beat Brazil 3-0.
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Brazil's keeper Claudio Taffarel saves Daniele Massaro's shot during Italy's shootout in the 15th World Cup final at the Rose Bowl on July 17, 1994, in Pasadena, Calif. The save and two missed kicks gave Brazil a 3-2 win over Italy and their fourth World Cup title.
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England's Paul Gascoigne cries as team captain Terry Butcher escorts him off the field after the team lost a penalty shootout in the semifinal match of the World Cup against West Germany on July 4, 1990, in Turin, Italy.
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Argentina's Diego Maradona, left, is seen knocking the ball with his left hand into the net of British goalie Peter Shilton to score. Argentina defeated England 2-1 in the World Cup quarterfinal on June 22, 1986, in the Mexico City Aztec stadium.
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West Germany's Klaus Fischer attempts an overhead kick and scores the third goal for his team during the semifinal World Cup match between West Germany and France on July 8, 1982 in Seville, Spain. West Germany defeated France 5-4 on penalties after they tied 3-3 in extra time.
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Argentine's Leopoldo Jacinto Luque, left, flies through the air as Holland's goalkeeper Jan Jongbloed, center, foils his attack during the 1978 World Cup final at the River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires. Argentina beat Holland 3-1.
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The Netherland's Johan Cruyff, left, plays against Sweden's Kent Karlsson during a World Cup match on June 19, 1974, in Westfalenstadion at Dortmund, West Germany.
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Brazil's team captain Carlos Alberto Torres holds up the gold Jules Rimet trophy after his team's 4-1 win against Peru in a quarterfinal match on June 21, 1980 at Mexico's Azteca Stadium. Brazil went on the win the tournament 4-1 against Italy.
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West Germany's Wolfgang Weber, left, celebrates after scoring in the 89th minute to make the score 2-2 during the World Cup final on July 30, 1966, in the Wembley Stadium packed with 97,000 spectators in London. England won 4-2 in extra time.
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Czechoslovakian defenders try to keep the ball from Brazil during the World Cup final, on June 17, 1962, in Santiago, Chile. Brazil defeated Czechoslovakia 3-1.
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Brazil's 17-year-old Pelé, or Edson Arantes do Nascimento, center, weeps on the shoulder of goalkeeper Gylmar dos Santos Neves after Brazil's 5-2 victory over Sweden in the World Cup final on June 29, 1958, in Stockholm.
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Hungarian goalkeeper Gyula Grosics, left, tries to stop an attack by West Germany's Hans Schaefer during the World Cup final on July 4, 1954, at Wankdorf Stadium in Bern, Switzerland. Germany came from a two-goal deficit to defeat Hungary 3-2.
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Uruguay player Alcides Ghiggia scores against Brazil during the World Cup final on July 16, 1950, at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Uruguay defeated Brazil 2-1.
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Italian coach Vittorio Pozzo is carried in triumph after Italy defeated Czechoslovakia 2-1 in extra time in the World Cup final on June 10, 1934, at the Fascist National Party stadium in Rome.
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Uruguay scores against Argentina during the first World Cup final on July 30, 1930, in Montevideo, Uruguay. Uruguay won 4-2.