'We should not play soccer amid the concentration camps and torture chambers,' wrote proponents of an international tournament boycott that year.
Austria’s national squad had been known as the 'Wunderteam,' but when conscripted to play for Germany, they were less impressive.
The Telstar 18 takes inspiration from the 1970 World Cup ball—and a communications satellite that made it possible to send television signals across the Atlantic.
From Maradona's "Hand of God" goal in 1986 to Geoff Hurst's controversial score for England in 1966, check out five of the most memorable World Cup moments.
When the trophy awarded to soccer’s World Cup champions was stolen in London in 1966, it took a dog named “Pickles” to crack the case.
Although Brazil is known for having the most World Cup victories of all-time, the defeat they suffered at the hands of Uruguay on their home turf in 1950 still haunts many fans today.
Ever since it first took place in Uruguay in 1930, the World Cup has provided a steady stream of memorable moments and astonishing feats.
At the 1950 World Cup, the United States pulled off one of the greatest upsets in the history of sports, beating all odds to defeat the polished English team.