Over the years, European countries have had tremendous success on the global stage, with a total of 12 FIFA World Cup championships won by European teams. Germany and Italy have both won the tournament an impressive 4 times, while France has won twice, and England and Spain have each claimed the title on 2 occasions. The dominance of European teams in the World Cup is further evident by the fact that 10 teams from Europe have made it to the finals of the tournament.
North American team has ever won the FIFA World Cup. The best result achieved by a North American team was in 1930 when the United States finished in third place. Mexico has been the most successful North American team in the World Cup, having reached the quarterfinals on two occasions, while the United States, Costa Rica, and Cuba have each made it to the quarterfinals once.