FIFA history 101
You don’t need to master the entire history of wins and losses, but it's helpful to know some basic facts about the World Cup, which happens once every four years. The sitting champion is Germany – who was unceremoniously kicked out during the group stages this year. Brazil won five times, Germany and Italy each have four titles, Argentina and Uruguay have two titles each, while England, France, and Spain have one title each. This means that France stands to win its second World Cup on Sunday, while Croatia is a first-time contender for the coveted gold trophy.