20 Historical World Cup Moments in Pictures

Published June 9, 2014
Updated January 24, 2018

From the first World Cup in 1930 to the 2014 World Cup that will begin in just a handful of days, there’s no denying that the world loves soccer. In the decades that have passed since that inaugural match, fans have been touched by many world cup moments that span from exciting to unbelievable to almost unbearable. For those just now catching on, we’ll cover the basics of this wildly popular sport in the following 20 images, also reminding futbol fans worldwide of the many World Cup moments that it took to get to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

First World Cup in Uruguay
World Cup Moments 1930
1950 FIFA World Cup
World Cup Moments 1954
20 Historical World Cup Moments in Pictures
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