WAFO World Cup

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The WAFO World Cup is the world's main football (soccer) championship among national teams, organised by WAFO. It occurs in the second year after the Geolympiad. The inaugural men's tournament was played in 1922, and the women's tournament in 1962.

Technical note

This list is to honour the users of countries who have some football (soccer) tradition and have mapped football infrastructure such as playing-fields and stadiums. Some information must also be written in their wiki on the history of football in their countries. People who have not done much of this, eg) mapped land and written in the wiki must be expect that some or all of their nominations in this list may be deleted If you had done nothing for the tradition of football of your country, please do not make an entry in this list. For details see at OGF:World Cup Requirements.

World Cup Format

Format 1922

The first Cup in 1922 (for men) was played with only 8 teams, mainly to test the WAFO concept. In this event, 4 teams played in 2 groups of four and the winners played each other in the final. A match for third place was not held.

Format 1926 to 1970

From 1926 to 1970, 16 teams played in each tournament. The event began with 4 groups of 4 teams, and the two best teams from each group were assigned to two new groups. The top team from each group competed in the final match, while the second best team from each group played for third place. The tournament of 1950 was not played because the war. In 1962 the WAFO women's world cup was founded, with the same rules as the men's tournament.

Ataraxia vs. Cariocas in groups stage match at 2014 Gran-Luslandia World Cup, repeating the 3rd place match of 1998 Chastechek World Cup. This time, Cariocas won by 2x1.

Format 1974 to 1982

From 1974 to 1982, 24 teams participated in each World Cup. The first round consisted of 6 groups with 4 teams each. The top two teams from each group moved on to the next round, which consisted of 4 groups with 3 teams each. The winner from each group played in the semifinals, and the winners of the semi-final played in the final, while the losers of both semi-finals played for third place.

Format since 1986

The current format, where 32 teams play in the World Cup finals, was first used in the 1986 World Cup. In this format, the 32 teams are divided in eight groups of four in the group stage. The top two teams in each group progresses to the round of 16. From the round of 16 until the final, the winners of each match progress to the next round. The two losers in semi-finals plays a match to decide the 3rd place.

Past Winners (men)

Year Final Match Third Place Match Notes Host Country
Winner Score Runner-Up Third Place Score Fourth Place
1922 Unknown Flag.png Undecided Unknown Flag.png Undecided not played not played Only eight nations participated.
1926 Unknown Flag.png Undecided Unknown Flag.png Undecided 3-2 Unknown Flag.png Undecided Unknown Flag.png Undecided
1930 Unknown Flag.png Undecided Unknown Flag.png Undecided 3-2 Unknown Flag.png Undecided Unknown Flag.png Undecided
1934 FlagSathria.jpg Sathria Latflag.png Latina 3-2 Luciano Flag FA.png Ardisphere Karolia flag.png Karolia
1938 Unknown Flag.png Undecided Flag-Ataraxia-v1.png Ataraxia Flag-Ataraxia-v1.png Ataraxia
1942 Flsg.jpg Pretany 3-0 Flag-of-Delta.PNG Neo Delta VegaFlag.PNG Vega 2-1 FLAGZYL.png Zylanda
1946 Kalm flag.svg Kalm FlagSathria.jpg Sathria 3-1 Unknown Flag.png Undecided
1950 not played
1954 Latflag.png Latina 3-2 Flsg.jpg Pretany Kalm flag.svg Kalm 4-2 Mergany Flag.png Mergany Flsg.jpg Pretany
1958 Karolia flag.png Karolia 4-2 2band slovech.png Belgravia Lost country.png Chastechek 6-3 Latflag.png Latina
1962 2band brasonia.jpg Brasonia 1-0 Kalm flag.svg Kalm 2-0 2band lusland.png Luslandia Kalm flag.svg Kalm
1966 Flag-of-Delta.PNG Neo Delta 4-2 Latflag.png Latina Karolia flag.png Karolia
1970 2band brasonia.jpg Brasonia 2-0 FlagSathria.jpg Sathria Latflag.png Latina 1-0 VegaFlag.PNG Vega Flsg.jpg Pretany
1974 Latflag.png Latina 2-1 Kalm flag.svg Kalm Flag of Castellan.png Castellán 4-1 Lost country.png Chastechek Latflag.png Latina
1978 Escadian flag.jpg Escadia 3-2 Flag of Castellan.png Castellán Karolia flag.png Karolia FlagSathria.jpg Sathria
1982 FlagSathria.jpg Sathria 3-1 Latflag.png Latina Roantra 1-0 FLAGMECY.png Mecyna FlagSathria.jpg Sathria
1986 Karolia flag.png Karolia 3-2 Latflag.png Latina Cinasia.png Cinasia 3-1 Flag-Ataraxia-v1.png Ataraxia Karolia flag.png Karolia
1990 Latflag.png Latina 1-0 Cinasia.png Cinasia FlagSathria.jpg Sathria 4-0 GobrassanyaFlag01.png Gobrassanya Kalm flag.svg Kalm
1994 Flag-Ataraxia-v1.png Ataraxia 2-1 FlagSathria.jpg Sathria Kalm flag.svg Kalm Lost country.png Chastechek Flag-Ataraxia-v1.png Ataraxia
1998 Mergany Flag.png Mergany 2-1 2band brasonia.jpg Brasonia Flag-Ataraxia-v1.png Ataraxia 2-1 Flag itc1.png Cariocas Lost country.png Chastechek
2002 Karolia flag.png Karolia 1-0 Unknown Flag.png Undecided 4-1 FLAGMECY.png Mecyna GobrassanyaFlag01.png Gobrassanya
2006 Unknown Flag.png Undecided Kalm flag.svg Kalm Latflag.png Latina 3-1 Latflag.png Latina
2010 VegaFlag.PNG Vega 3-1 Flsg.jpg Pretany Latflag.png Latina 3-2 Unknown Flag.png Undecided VegaFlag.PNG Vega
2014 Latflag.png Latina 1-0 Karolia flag.png Karolia Cinasia.png Cinasia 2-0 VegaFlag.PNG Vega 4band ukl.png Gran-Lusland
2018 Unknown Flag.png Undecided 2-0 Unknown Flag.png Undecided Reeland flag.svg Reeland 2-0 Unknown Flag.png Undecided Flag of Ardencia.svg Ardencia
2022 Kalm flag.svg Kalm

Past winners (women)

Year Final Match Third Place Match Notes Host Country
Winner Score Runner-Up Third Place Score Fourth Place
1962 Flag-of-Delta.PNG Neo Delta 1-0 Unknown Flag.png Undecided Unknown Flag.png Undecided 2-0 Unknown Flag.png Undecided Unknown Flag.png Undecided
1966 Unknown Flag.png Undecided 4-2 Unknown Flag.png Undecided Unknown Flag.png Undecided Unknown Flag.png Undecided


All participating teams have to be qualified first in competitions in their continetal football federations. Only the host country is always directly qualified. Ulethan teams play, e.g., Ulethan qualification for the WAFO World Cup of the Ulethan Football Association.


The match with the most goals (9) in the history of the World Cup took place in 1958 when Chastechek won 6-3 against Latina.

Latina and Sathria are countries with the most wins (4). Karolia have won three times, and Kalm twice.

Ardisphere, Belgravia, Cariocas, Gobrassanya, Luslandia and Roantra are countries that were in the top four only once.

Chastechek didn't manage to get to top three for 40 years.

The 2014 edition was played in three countries. Brasonia, Belgravia and Luslandia together form the historic region of GranLuslandia, the oficial host of 2014 WAFO World Cup.