Top Ten Countries Never to Win the FIFA World Cup

All of these countries are brilliant at the beautiful game, but none of them have ever taken home the best trophy available!

The Top Ten

1 Netherlands Netherlands

Finalists in 1974 when they lost to West Germany 2-1, in 1978 when they lost 3-1 to Argentina, and in 2010 when they were defeated 1-0 to Spain! Not to mention the wizardry of one of the greatest ever players-Johan Cruyff!

I made this list before I created my account. Just in case you wanted to know who wanted to create it. Hope you enjoy! - DatIrishman

Of course the Netherlands, 3 times finalists, lost to the hosts twice, twice after extra time, they just as easily could have been 3 time world cup champions, it was that close.

Lost final 3 time

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2 Portugal Portugal Portugal (est.1152), officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes ...read more.

They just one the world cup

Portugal are a great side props the second best never to win!

Portugal are quit

#RONALDO

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3 Hungary Hungary Hungary is a sovereign state in Europe. It is situated in the Carpathian Basin and is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, Slovenia to the west, Austria to the northwest, and Ukraine to the northeast.

Finalists in 1938 and 1954.

4 Mexico Mexico Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal republic located in North America. The country is located between the U.S. and Central America, and is known for its Pacific and Gulf of Mexico beaches and its diverse landscape of mountains, deserts, and jungles.

Mexico was and still is better then United States.

There was once a time when Mexico were better than the USA. However, now they are on par.

"THAN" not "Then", you who is speaking banana English. - sprotz

Go Mexico and surprise people tuns of support

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5 Belgium Belgium Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg. A small and densely populated country, it covers an area of 30,528 square kilometers (11,787 square miles) and has a population of more than 11 million.

Have one of today's finest international teams and have finished in the top 4 numerous times.

6 Sweden Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. ...read more.

Third place in 1994, finalists in 1958 and now they have Zlatan!

We'll never win... ;c

7 Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgaria, officially the Republic of Bulgaria, was established in 681 ad. and since then it never changed it's name, which makes it one of the oldest countries in Europe. Located in the Balkan Peninsula between Greece, Turkey, Romania, Serbia, Macedonia and Black Sea. The Capital of Bulgaria is Sofia, ...read more.
8 United States United States The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the ...read more.

It still kind of crazy that if the USA mad a miracle run to the final four in Russia 2018... it wouldn't be their first trip to the semis.

They finished third in the first ever FIFA World Cup. That is however, their highest all time finish.

The only time they placed was in 1930 and that was third

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9 Czechoslovakia

Czechoslovakia isn't a country anymore it split in 1992 into the Czech Republic and Slovakia so I guess they can't win a world cup since they dead

IT isn't a country

10 India India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. ...read more.

India is a nice country to win fifa world cup go india

2050 win world cup

India is worse than USA

Common INDIA GO GO GO😙

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The Contenders

11 Poland

Naw for real Fuuget about it!

12 Croatia Croatia Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia (independence since 1991), is a sovereign state at the crossroads of Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean. Its capital city is Zagreb. It is a member of the European Union. During the Cold War it was part of Yugoslavia. It is a cultural ...read more.

Being Croatian, I expected a victory over France and less referee mistakes.

Finalists in the 2018 world cup. - sprotz

13 Switzerland
14 Soviet Union Soviet Union
15 Colombia Colombia Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a country situated in the northwest of South America, bordered to the northwest by Panama; to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; and it shares maritime limits with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Jamaica, Dominican Republic ...read more.

They deserve top 10

Never really has done good in the World Cup because it’s verr hard to qualify in South America

16 Russia

Russia laugh from our football team ever - Aita45

17 Wales
18 Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan and is known as the world's second most beautiful capital city. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second ...read more.

They have literally never been in one

Paksitan would bomb russia if thy looss the world cup

Football inka bas ki bat nahi

19 Ireland Ireland Formed in 1916 after the Easter uprising, Ireland is a small country with a population of roughly 5 million.

Ireland will never win, we have our own Irish sports, no time for a game like soccer😂

20 Yugoslavia

Yugoslavia in 1930 played the Uruguay World Cup semi finals and lost because the referee was from Montevideo. Serbia scored 2 goals and the referee didn't count them. There is a movie about the World Cup 1930 and there is a scene witch is true when the Policeman next to the stadium passed to the player of Uruguay and the Uruguayan scored, SO NOT FAIR. Yugoslavia deserved to win that match and go to the final

21 Iran Iran Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. The capital city is Teheran and the major city is also Tehran. The country's official language is Persian. ...read more.
22 Scotland Scotland Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

Have they even been in the world cup?

So true, lmao.

23 Israel Israel The State of Israel is a country in the Middle East and the only country with a Jewish majority in the world but arab, african and east asian communities still can be found. ...read more.

They do have a football team...

They don't have a football team

BEST TEAM IN EUROPE - MyDadIsBald

24 Ethiopia Ethiopia Ethiopia, officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a sovereign state located in the Horn of Africa.
25 Australia Australia Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia has a very warm climate and is very dry. The country's official language is English.

I hope Australia wins at the 2018 Fifa world cup go Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi!

26 Austria Austria Austria was Celtic (Hallstadt) then as Noricum, part of the Roman Empire, Alaric, who took over Rome, studied at a monastery near Vienna. In the Middle Ages, the Holy Roman Emperors moved to Vienna, then Austria became separate. Medieval documents from Eastern Europe as far as West Ukraine were often ...read more.
27 Peru Peru Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America, bordered by Colombia and Ecuador to north, Brazil to east, Bolivia to south-east, Chile to south and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Peru is mostly known for being where the Inca people originally came from. The capital of ...read more.

Two time southamerican champions!

What U DID NOT INCLUDE PERU

28 Finland Finland

Too cold to play football here.

29 Qatar

It's a very bad team with bad players

30 Nigeria
31 Syria Syria Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia. Syria has been involved in a civil war since 2011.
32 Cameroon Cameroon
33 China China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous state, with a population of over 1.388 billion. It was established in 1949 by Chairman Mao, the president of the communist party. Its capital is Beijing. The major cities are Shanghai, ...read more.

Don't EAT MY DOGGY - MyDadIsBald

34 El Salvador El Salvador El Salvador, officially the Republic of El Salvador, is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America.

*El Salvador has made two FIFA World Cup appearances: first in 1970 and again in 1982, but have never progressed beyond the first stage of a finals tournament

*Home To “El Mágico González“ Look him Up! By far best Salvadorian Fútbol player to ever live.

35 Honduras Honduras Honduras became an independent nation in September 15, 1821. Bordering Countries: Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. Capital: Tegucigalpa, FM Population: 8 Million Language: Spanish Major Exports: Coffee, Bananas, Apparel, and Palm Oil. Currency: Lempira

Honduras was bad in the World Cup, so I don't suspect them to win it - CoolCat999

36 Japan Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. ...read more.

Japan should win

37 Nepal Nepal Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a sovereign state located in South Asia. ...read more.
38 Canada Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world by area (size is 9.985 million km²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, ...read more.
39 Algeria Algeria Algeria, officially People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a sovereign state in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast.

Lol - god_like

40 Egypt Egypt Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.

Egypt is the most successful team in Africa by record and of the oldest national team in the world and was once ranked as N# 9 in FIFA ranking

41 Romania Romania Romania is a sovereign state located in Southeastern Europe It borders the Black Sea, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, and Moldova. It has an area of 238,391 square kilometres and a temperate-continental climate. With over 19 million inhabitants, the country is the seventh-most-populous member state ...read more.
42 Norway Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.

Reached the round of 16 in 1998 but that was their best result.

43 South Korea South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.

Ten times better than Japan, Cha boom, and got 4th place in 2002 World Cup. Enough said, at least best in Asia.

44 Greenland Greenland Greenland is an autonomous country within the Danish Realm, located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
45 San Marino San Marino San Marino, officially the Republic of San Marino, also known as the Most Serene Republic of San Marino, is an enclaved microstate surrounded by Italy, situated on the Italian Peninsula on the northeastern side of the Apennine Mountains.
46 Mauritius Mauritius Mauritius, officially the Republic of Mauritius, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres off the southeast coast of the African continent.

Will win next time

47 Nauru Nauru Nauru, officially the Republic of Nauru and formerly known as Pleasant Island, is an island country in Micronesia in the Central Pacific.
48 Jordan Jordan Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is an Arab kingdom in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River.

Th team tried to reach the round of group stage but didn’t succeed, it was recently in 2010 when it was either Jordan or Uruguay and Uruguay successfully qualified

49 South Africa South Africa South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is the southernmost sovereign state in Africa. It is bounded on the south by 2,798 kilometers of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, on the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana ...read more.
50 Turkey Turkey Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, ...read more.
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