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The national teams that have lost the most World Cup finals

Germany is the national team that has lost the final of a World Cup several times. There are four defeats in the final for the Germans (1966, 1982, 1986 and 2002), who lead this particular ranking alone.

Although, before Qatar 2022, 21 editions of the World Cup have been played, there are "just" eight national teams that can count at least one lost final.

Germany is also the national team to have played the most times in the final of the World Cup, reached in eight editions and won four times.

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The national teams that have lost the most World Cup finals
Browse the gallery to find out which are the national teams that have lost the most World Cup finals.
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Brazil
The national team has lost two World Cup finals: Brazil 1950 against Uruguay and France 1998 against the hosts.
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Czechoslovakia
The then Czechoslovak national team lost two World Cup finals: Italy 1934 against the hosts and Chile 1962 against Brazil.
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Hungary
The Hungarian national team lost two World Cup finals: France 1938 against Italy and Switzerland 1954 against West Germany.
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Italy
The Italian national team has lost two World Cup finals: Mexico 1970 against Brazil and USA 1994 against Brazil.
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Argentina
The Argentine national team has lost three World Cup finals: Uruguay 1930 against the hosts, Italy 1990 against West Germany and Brazil 2014 against Germany.
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Holland
The Orange national team lost three World Cup finals: West Germany 1974 against the hosts, Argentina 1978 against Argentina and South Africa 2010 against Spain.
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Germany
Germany is the national team that has lost the final of a World Cup several times. There are four defeats in the final for the Germans (England 1966 against England, Spain 1982 against Italy, Mexico 1986 against Argentina and South Korea-Japan 2002 against Brazil), who lead this particular ranking alone. The first three finals were lost to West Germany.
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