The FIFA World Cup in eight infographics

The FIFA World Cup in Qatar is created! We come back for you, in infographics, on the key figures in the history of the competition and this 22nd edition.


In this area, Brazil dominates with five trophies. But his last victory dates back to 2002. Germany and Italy follow (four trophies).

The French, defending champions, won two Worldsjust like Argentina and Uruguay, which made history by remembering the very first edition of the event.

The most capped players

This year, four players are making history by playing in their fifth World Cup final phase: Mexicans Guillermo Ochoa and Andrés Guardado accompany the two biggest stars of the 21st century: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

They join a very closed club, since before them, only four other players had achieved this feat: two other Mexicans, Rafael Marquez and Antonio Carbajal, the German Lothar Matthaüs and the Italian Gianluigi Buffon.

Unsurprisingly, the most capped player in the history of the World Cup is part of this list: it is Matthaüs, with 25 games. Seven other players have appeared in more than 20 finals matches.

Top scorers

Among these seven players is the top scorer in the history of the competition: German striker Miroslav Klose, with sixteen goals scored in four World Cups and 24 matches. He planted the last during the famous correction suffered by Germany in Brazil in the semi-finals of the 2014 edition (7-1). The Nationalmannschaft won the trophy that year.

Behind him, we find in particular the Brazilian Ronaldo (15 goals in four participations), the German Gerd Müller (14 goals in two participations) and the Frenchman Just Fontaine, author of 13 goals in a single World Cup!

Among the participants of the 2022 World Cup, the top scorer is still German
: it is the striker or attacking midfielder of Bayern Munich Thomas Müller (ten goals), who is quite well ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez (seven goals).

The best Frenchmen in the exercise are Kylian Mbappé and Antoine Griezmann, with four goals each.

The fifteen mascots

If the Football World Cup has existed since 1930, the famous tradition of mascots was born only in 1966, for the World Cup in England. The little lion baptized Willie even became the first mascot associated with a major international competition.

French football fans turned out to be the famous Footix, a stylized rooster that was widely debated in 1998. This year, La’eeb, a keffiyeh, represents the competition.

But who will win?

We will be careful not to play the Nostradamus to answer THE famous question: who will win the 22nd Football World Cup? The French interviewed by Odoxa for Winamax and RTL are, in any case, rather optimistic (or chauvinistic?).

They are 37% to bet on the Blues, and even 44% among football fans. Brazil and Germany complete the podium of predictions.

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