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The NationStates World Cup is the multiverse's longest-running recurring sporting event, dating back to the first half of 2003. Nations from around the NS world at all sorts of different technology levels play football (also known as 'soccer' or 'Association football') for the ultimate glory of becoming World Champions. For a direct FAQ on the World Cup, see the World Cup FAQs article. The competition is governed and organized by the World Cup Committee (WCC), which is formed by the participating football associations.

Each World Cup cycle consists of three related tournaments: the World Cup itself, the Baptism of Fire held prior to the beginning of World Cup qualification for first-time entrants, and the Cup of Harmony to which nations not qualifying for the World Cup finals may enter by invitation. Matches in these WCC-sanctioned tournaments count towards a nation's KPB ranking.

Procedure

Qualifying

Each World Cup since the third has begun with a qualifying stage, historically including anywhere from approximately fifty to one hundred nations, with eighty being the customary number. In more recent World Cups, this number has grown, sometimes to more than two hundred nations. These nations are then divided into qualifying groups of equal size; the number of groups, and their size, varies depending on the exact number entered. Each nation in a qualifying group plays each other nation in that group once at home and once away (the exception to this rule was World Cup 5, where nations in the qualifiers played each other only once). After all matches have been played, thirty qualifiers are determined based on placement in their groups. The first criterion for placement is the number of points earned (three for a win, one for a draw, and zero for a loss). If this results in a tie, the first tiebreaker is goal difference (the number of goals conceded subtracted from the number of goals scored). The next tiebreaker is the number of goals scored. In almost all situations, this is enough to resolve any tie. (If it is not, the results of matches between the tied teams would act as a tiebreaker, and a playoff match would occur if the teams are still tied. This has never been required in the qualifying, although it has been required haphazardly in the group phase, first occurring in World Cup 12 when Timway beat Liverpool England 2-1.) In some cases, playoffs are scheduled as part of the qualifying phase; this is required when the number of group stages is not a factor of 30, that being the number of teams that qualify.

World Cup

The thirty qualifiers in addition to the two host nations advance to play in the World Cup proper. The first round (or the group stage, as it is also known) is made up of eight groups of four nations. Routinely, four of these groups play in one host nation, while the other four groups compete in the second. Each nation in a group plays each other nation in that group once. The top two nations in each group advance to the second round, using the same rules as with qualifying. Beginning with the second round (also known as the round of sixteen), a single-elimination format is used. The exception to this is in the semifinals, as the two losing nations in the semifinals still move on to face off in the third-place playoff.

Scorinating

Results are determined by using a scorinator of some sort. Excel spreadsheets were historically the most common method, and used for ten of the first twelve World Cups. The World Cup 13 co-host Rejistania created a scorinator in Java, then only known as wc13.java; this would form the basis of Leagion, which would be used for a number of subsequent World Cups. Around the same time, Bedistan was developing another scorinator, NSFootySim, which used XML as its input language; unlike Leagion, this scorinator featured a graphical user interface, and as such became more popular. Today, the most common scorinator for the World Cup is xkoranate, which supports multiple formulae for association football scorination.

The primary influence on the results is the rank of each nation, though roleplay bonus can also have a moderate effect. The exact influence of each depends on the formula used and the extent to which hosts wish to emphasise it, and hence varies between World Cups.

History

Upon its institution by Ariddia, there was no qualifying stage and no ranking system, in the World Cup, and match results were determined merely by rolls of the dice. Minor alterations were made to the dice-rolling formula for the second World Cup in Alasdair I Frosticus. Total n Utter Insanity initiated the move away from dice in World Cup 3, and match results were now generated by Excel spreadsheets with, moreover, a qualifying stage appended to the system. This supplementation enabled more nations to participate at any given time, though to this day only thirty-two attain entrance to the World Cup proper. After qualifiers were introduced, the host(s) of the Cup, in addition to the few highest-ranked nations, automatically participated without need of qualification. Ensuing World Cup 7, this too was modified, and thus only the inherent qualification of the host nation(s) prevailed.

In World Cup 9, the RP-bonus was introduced. The KPB ranking system was introduced for World Cup 12, and has remained in use since.

Hosting

World Cup Committee

The World Cup Committee (WCC) governs the creation of the World Cup tournament and oversees its binding laws. The committee serves four key roles: elect World Cup host nations; elect Cup of Harmony host nations; nominate and elect WCC presidents; and propose and vote on amendments to the WCC Constitution. Admission to the WCC requires a nation to have signed up for, and submitted a full roster to, two consecutive World Cups; this does not guarantee permanent admission, and nations must continue to follow this process for each Cup.

The World Cup Committee President is elected after every third Cup by WCC members and serves for a three-Cup cycle. The president calls for nominations and votes for the hosts of the World Cup and Cup of Harmony. The nation that is chosen to serve in this position generally is a long-standing member of the international community and has significant experience as a host and participant.

Executive World Cup Committee

The Executive World Cup Committee (EWCC) is made up of representatives from all existing nations that have hosted a World Cup. These nations are well-acquainted with the ins and outs of a World Cup cycle, and thus provide most of the discussion and ideas for World Cup reform. The committee role is to elect hosts for the Baptism of Fire and the Cup of Harmony. The Baptism of Fire tournament is critical to instructing and retaining new participants, which requires capable, trusted hosts; this suits EWCC members' extra expertise and experience over WCC members.

Championship History

Edition Hosts Champions Score and Venue Runners-up Third place Score and Venue Fourth place
1  Ariddia
Crosshill
2-2 (a.e.t.)
(1–0 pen.)
Stadium, City

Europa Brittania

Quohog
2–1
Stadium, City

Terracossa
2  The Holy Empire
Al Quds
1-0 (a.e.t.)
The Imperial Hippodrome, Imperial City

Tanah Burung

Ziotah
1–0
The Imperial Hippodrome, Imperial City

Dead Man
3  Total n Utter Insanity
Giant Zucchini
2-0
The Insane Dome, City

Crosshill

Europa Brittania
2–1
Stadium, City

Communism and Vodka
4  Brazillico
Dennisov
2-1
San Chavez International Stadium, San Chavez

Jurassica

Brazillico
2–1
Corsa Paso Stadium, Corsa Paso

Steel Shadows
5  Tanah Burung

 Al Quds


Brazillico
2-0
Stadium, City

Lemmitania

Svecia
2–1
Stadium, City

Europa Brittania
6  Lemmitania
Brazillico
2-1
Stadium, City

Quohog

Spaam
2–1
Stadium, City

Errinundera
7  Audioslavia

 Lemmitania


Errinundera
1-1 (a.e.t.)
(3–2 pen.)
Soundgardian National Arena, Cornellby

Spaam

Svecia
1–0
Stadium, City

Bedistan
8  Bedistan

 Oglethorpia


Liventia
3-1
Holmes Stadium, Columbia

Bedistan

Haraki
3–2
James Oglethorpe National Stadium, Midshire

Europa Brittania
9  Europa Brittania

 Ravenspire


Europa Brittania
3-1
Stadium, City

Ravenspire

Liventia
2–1
Kitsuki Stadium, Sargard

Bedistan
10  Giant Zucchini

 One Red Dot


Lemmitania
2-1
Giant Zucchini National Stadium, City

Giant Zucchini

Ariddia
2–0
Royal Red Dot National Stadium, City

One Red Dot
11  Warnocks Wizards

 Total n Utter Insanity


Europa Brittania
1-0
Fortress Warnock, Mount Doom

Warnocks Wizards

Giant Zucchini
1–0
The Insane Dome, City

New Montreal States
12  Lemmitania

 Kaze Progressa


Rejistania
1-1 (a.e.t.)
(4–3 pen.)
Narrowhead Stadium, Lemsas City

Audioslavia

Commerce Heights
2–0
Gateway Arena, Taqizerr

The Lowland Clans
13  Rejistania

 Cockbill Street


Eauz
2-1
Relekhati, Sen-La-Sa~o

Spaam

Bedistan
1–0
Stadium, City

Lemmitania
14  Oglethorpia

 Kingsford


Kingsford
1-0
Amalgamated Stadium, Megalopolis City

Rejistania

Total n Utter Insanity
3–2 (a.e.t.)
Estadia del Reycastillo, Barcoenfuego

Eauz
15  The Eagles Nest

 Eauz


Commerce Heights
2-2 (a.e.t.)
(4–3 pen.)
Silver Flame Arena, Eagle City

Squornshelous

Eauz
2–1
Stade D'Eauz, Zuka

The Eagles Nest
16  Rejistania

 Brazillico


Eauz
1-0
Relekhati, Sen-La-Sa~o

Bedistan

Rejistania
1–0
Hetlasane Hetkali Stadium, Hetkali

The Eagles Nest
17  Vilita

 Kaze Progressa


Rejistania
1-0
Progressair Stadium, Kaza

Dance 2 Revolution

Melmond
4–3
Tivali Ring Stadium, Alikki-Corra

Liventia
18  Bedistan

 Eauz


Rejistania
4-3
Fillmore National Stadium, Sonoma City

Kaze Progressa

Iansisle
2–1
Stade D'Eauz, Zuka

Squornshelous
19  Turori

 The Belmore Family


Crystilakere
1-0
Almintora National Stadium, Almintora

Audioslavia

Dance 2 Revolution
1–0
Alan City International Stadium, Alan City

Total n Utter Insanity
20  Druida

 Starblaydia


Vilita
1-0
Stadium, City

Audioslavia

Squornshelous
2–1
Stadium, City

Rejistania
21  Cockbill Street

 Lethislavania


Bedistan
1-1 (a.e.t.)
(5–3 pen.)
Leninstan Major Arena 2, Leninstan

Total n Utter Insanity

Cockbill Street
1–0
Vimesbairn National, Vimesbairn

Rejistania
22  Liventia

 Vilita
 Legalese


Sarzonia
4-0
National Stadium, CCL

Oaker

Bedistan
2–0
Tivali Ring Stadium, Alikki-Corra

Rejistania
23  Rejistania

 Eauz


Rejistania
2-0
Estadije Ines Karela Lines, KaMaRi kali

Druida

Sarzonia
2–0
La Malédiction de Margaret, Zuka

Bedistan
24  Druida

 Krytenia


Liventia
2-1 (a.e.t.)
The Davis Memorial Stadium, Everton City

Sarzonia

Krytenia
2–1
The Hole, Moorestown

Total n Utter Insanity
25  Kaze Progressa

 Audioslavia


Starblaydia
2-1 (a.e.t.)
Progressair Stadium, Kaza

Rejistania

Squornshelous
2–0
Silver Jubilee Stadium, Soundgardia

Sarzonia
26  Commerce Heights

 Oliverry


Bedistan
4-1
Sokojito Überdome, Sokojito Dosi

Liventia

Eauz
1–0
Dôme de Saint-François, Saint-François

Hockey Canada
27  Fmjphoenix

 Bedistan


Bedistan
3-1
Vikings Stadium, Vanguard

Liventia

Starblaydia
3–0
Vikings Stadium, Vanguard

Squornshelous
28  New Montreal States

 The Archregimancy


Starblaydia
0-0 (a.e.t.)
(7–6 pen.)
Paladin Dome, New Montreal

Bedistan

Liventia
?–?
The Greatest Lavra, The Greatest Lavra

Hockey Canada
29  Casari

 Krytenia


Casari
2-1
Tyrellia Ylompic Stadium, Tyrellia

Audioslavia

Krytenia
2-2 (a.e.t.)
(5–3 pen.)
New City Stadium, Avidia

Rejistania
30  The Islands of Qutar

 Schiavonia


Bedistan
2-0
Stadium of Light, Cëre

Starblaydia

Liventia
3-3 (a.e.t.)
(6–5 pen.)
King Francesco Stadium, Kingsbury

Tadjikistan
31  Vilita

 The Lowland Clans


Squornshelous
3-1
Tivali Ring Stadium, Alikki-Corra

New Montreal States

Oliverry
5–0
City International Stadium, Graham City

Krytenia
32  Geisenfried

 Milchama


Ariddia
2-1
Königskronestadion, Königseifert

Jeruselem

Krytenia
3–1
Port James Stadium, Alexandria

The Lowland Clans
33  Az-cz

 Quakmybush


Bettia
3-1
Burlock Castle, Az-Cz City

Az-cz

Demot
2–1
Fort Erie Stadium, Revena

Wentland
34  The Holy Empire

 Ariddia


Ariddia
4-1
The Imperial Hippodrome, Imperial City*

Milchama

Elves Security Forces
2–0
Stade National Rêvane-Sud, Rêvane*

Capitalizt SLANI
35  Bazalonia

 The Lowland Clans


Bettia
2-1
Tellman Field, London

Ariddia

Schiavonia
1–0
TeleBaz Stadium, Fauxhan

Vilita
36  Unified Capitalizt States

 Cafundeu


Ariddia
4-2 (a.e.t.)
Akēlaïkà Ethnikò Stadió, Khrusáestos

Errinundera

Capitalizt SLANI
4–2
Praça Maior, Cafundó do Juta

Zwangzug
37  Novapsolu

 Ad'ihan


Az-cz
3-1
Gan Monah, Novapsolu

Demot

Sel Appa
1–0
Protectorate Stadium, Ad'ihan

Zwangzug
38  Kura-Pelland

 Vephrall


Az-cz
5-3
Shanvley Stadium, Trilan

Squornshelous

Valanora
2–1
Becugheralang, Speilers

Tynelia
39  Unified Capitalizt States

 Valanora


Capitalizt SLANI
5-0
Holmes Stadium, Columbia

Milchama

Valanora
3-3 (a.e.t.)
(10–9 pen.)
The White Fortress, Gladerial

Casari
40  Starblaydia

 West Starblaydia


Valanora
4-2
Isserson Stadium, Emberton

Bazalonia

Casari
3–1
Foundation Road, Jhanna

Az-cz
41  Ad'ihan

 The Han Empire


Starblaydia
2-1
Protectorate Stadium, Ad'ihan

Capitalizt SLANI

Valanora
2–1
Cha Beomgeun Memorial Football Stadium, Hangyeong

Kura-Pelland
42  Cafundeu

 Septentrionia


Valanora
2-1
Obelisco Monumental, Lasft

Zwangzug

The Archregimancy
3–2
Complexe SR Banque Économique, Septentrionalis

Bostopia
43  Valanora

 Vephrall


Valanora
5-1
The Battleground, Raynor City

Demot

Dancougar
4–0
Ellime e Vephrall, Meice

Lovisa
44  Candelaria And Marquez

 Kura-Pelland


Starblaydia
3-3 (a.e.t.)
(7–6 pen.)
Shanvley Stadium, Trilan

Cafundéu

Valanora
2–1
Estadio Arrigo Nacional, Arrigo

Bostopia
45  Capitalizt SLANI

 Demot


Candelaria And Marquez
4-1 (a.e.t.)
Holmes Stadium, Columbia

The Holy Empire

Valanora
2–0
Dominier Dwelling, Mirria

Sorthern Northland
46  Kelssek

 Ad'ihan


Dancougar
5-4
Stade Outineau, Outineau

The Han Empire

Septentrionia
1–0
Protectorate Stadium, Ad'ihan

The Holy Empire
47  Valanora

 Kura-Pelland


Starblaydia
2-1
The Battleground, Raynor City

Valanora

Kura-Pelland
2–1
Barkham Park Stadium, Parwood

Sorthern Northland
48  Cafundeu

 Bazalonia


The Holy Empire
1-0
Obelisco Monumental, Lasft

Candelaria And Marquez

Dancougar
3–0
TeleBaz Stadium, Fauxhan

Sarzonia
49  Newmanistan

 The Babbage Islands


Candelaria And Marquez
3-1
Tundra Falls Proving Grounds, Tundra Falls

The Holy Empire

Sarzonia
3–2
The Great Dome, Gernsback

Valanora
50  The Holy Empire

 Krytenia


Cassadaigua
3-0
The Imperial Hippodrome, Imperial City

Jeru FC

The Babbage Islands
3–1
Cygnus Stadium, Bromham

Ad'ihan
51  Capitalizt SLANI

 Septentrionia


Cassadaigua
2-1
Sokojito Überdome, Sokojito Dosi

Valanora

Nethertopia
2–1
Stade 1093, Ourseville

Pays de Horreur
52  Cafundeu

 Nethertopia


Valanora
4-0
Obelisco Monumental, Lasft

Sorthern Northland

The Babbage Islands
3–1
National Stadium Nethertopia, Stoedt

The Han Empire
53  Somewhereistonia

 Pasarga


The Sylvanaes Queendom
5-1
Liberation Staadion, Volodiscow

Albundania

Valanora
2–1
Stade de Torgos, Torgos

The Han Empire
54  Cassadaigua

 The Babbage Islands


Aguazul
1-0
Whitecliff Stadium, Dover

Bears Armed

The Holy Empire
2–0
Concord Heights Stadium, Concord Heights

Jeru FC
55  Aguazul

 Delaclava


Sorthern Northland
1-0
Estadio Aramis Peralta, Ciudad Peralta

The Babbage Islands

The Holy Empire
1–0
Golden Phoenix Field, Catherina

The Archregimancy
56  Sorthern Northland

 Valanora


Sorthern Northland
2-1 (a.e.t.)
The Battleground, Raynor City

The Holy Empire

Aguazul
2–0
Páirc Uí Rinn, Corcaigh

Polar Islandstates
57  Cafundeu

 Sarzonia


Aguazul
2-1
Obelisco Monumental, Lasft

The Holy Empire

Polar Islandstates
1–0
Dave Wilson Stadium, Woodstock

Krytenia
58  Andossa Se Mitrin Vega

 Queer Poco el Mono Ara


Aguazul
0-0 (a.e.t.)
(3–2 pen.)
Stadii Se Draggonnii Arcea, Errion Vega

Krytenia

The Babbage Islands
2–1
Estadio Victoria, Ambrose

Valanora
59  Vilita

 Polar Islandstates


Aguazul
0-0 (a.e.t.)
(7–6 pen.)
Lonngeylin Coliseum, Lonngeylin

The Babbage Islands

Andossa Se Mitrin Vega
2-2 (a.e.t.)
(5–4 pen.)
Nasjonale Stadion, Franz Josef City

Kagdazka and Pazhujebu
60  The Babbage Islands

 Saugeais


The Holy Empire
3-1
Ijak-Nash Stadium, Paris

Eura

Valanora
3–2
Stade de Montagne, Montbenoit

Bears Armed
61  Valanora

 Andossa Se Mitrin Vega


Valanora
7-1
The Battleground, Raynor City

The Sylvanaes Queendom

Andossa Se Mitrin Vega
1–0
A field of grass, Et'ai Zirakul

Astograth
62  Astograth

 Carpathia and Ruthenia


The Holy Empire
4-1
Grand Duke's Stadium, Rumiatzi

Bears Armed

The Babbage Islands
1-1 (a.e.t.)
(4–3 pen.)
Városi Stadion, Veszprém

Vilita
63  Aguazul

 Turori


Audioslavia
2-0
Cednia Beach Center, Cednia

Starblaydia

The Babbage Islands
1–0
Estadio Sobresa, Ciudagua

United Gordonopia
64  Wight

 New Montreal States


Audioslavia
2-1 (a.e.t.)
The Paladin Dome, Montreal

Andossa Se Mitrin Vega

Osarius
3–2
South Lawn, Spit

Darmen
65  Pasarga

 Saugeais


Wight
3-2
Stade de Torgos, Torgos

Polar Islandstates

Andossa Se Mitrin Vega
1–0
Stade Amaechi Olsen, Montbenoit

The Holy Empire
66  Audioslavia

 The Inevitable Syndicate


Eura
4-2 (a.e.t.)
66 Stadium, Cathair

Polar Islandstates

Audioslavia
4–3 (a.e.t.)
The Flynn Arena, Fligsive

The Inevitable Syndicate
67  Cassadaigua

 Equestria


Polar Islandstates
2-0
Dagan Airways Stadium, Concord Heights

Audioslavia

Valanora
5–4 (a.e.t.)
Royal Equestria Stadium, Canterlot

Valladares
68  Free Republics

 Legalese


Vilita
4-2
National Stadium, Legalese City

Free Republics

Polar Islandstates
4–3
Soccer Palace, Petrograd

Pasarga
69  The Holy Empire

 Apox


The Holy Empire
1-0
The Royal Stadium, Dwile

Audioslavia

Osarius
3–1
Stadium Tzimisces, Philadelphia

Legalese
70  Equestria

 San José Guayabal


Osarius
2–1
Royal Equestria Stadium, Canterlot

Felix

Polar Islandstates
1–0 (a.e.t.)
Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador

HopNation
71  Felix

 Yttribia


Osarius
4–3
Estadio Nacional, Santa María

Pasarga

Free Republics
3–2 (a.e.t.)
Stadia Suprema, Fontvieille

Eura
72  Valanora

 Equestria


Pasarga
2–1 (a.e.t.)
The Battleground, Raynor City

Eura

Vilita
3–1
Grand Regal Stadium, Canterlot

The Holy Empire
73  Apox

 The Royal Kingdom of Québec


Eura
1–0
The Samseongoloondongjang, Montreal

Pasarga

San José Guayabal
4–2 (a.e.t.)
The Royal Stadium, Dwile

Vilita
74  Valladares

 San José Guayabal


Nephara
1–1 (a.e.t.)
(5–3 pen.)
Alexander I National Stadium, Swangard

San José Guayabal

Eura
4–2 (a.e.t.)
Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador

Audioslavia
75  Audioslavia

 Krytenia


Kita-Hinode
2-1
Isserson Olympic Stadium, Emberton

Valladares

Nephara
2–1
Kirola Arena, Cathair

Audioslavia
76  Ceni

 Electrum


Kita-Hinode
3-2 (a.e.t.)
Cenial Halcyon National Stadium, Cenial

Audioslavia

San José Guayabal
3–3 (a.e.t.)
(4–3 pen.)
Olympic Stadium, Centralis

Chromatika
77  San José Guayabal

 The Royal Kingdom of Québec


Vilita
3-2 (a.e.t.)
Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador

San José Guayabal

Farfadillis
2–0
The Reneegrad, Québec City

Royal Kingdom of Quebec
78  Cosumar

 Bonesea


Electrum
3-1
Farris Crowley Memorial WC Stadium, Ramusok

Eura

Schottia
3–1
Clover Field, 3pm

The Holy Empire
79  Ceni

 Drawkland


Schottia
3-2
Grand Gate Park, Centivar County

Bonesea

South Covello
1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–1 pen.)
Cenial Halcyon National Stadium, Cenial

Farfadillis
80  Starblaydia

 Equestria


Brenecia
2-2 (a.e.t.)
(3–2 pen.)
Stadii Di Bradini, Jhanna

The Holy Empire

Eura
4–3 (a.e.t.)
Royal Equestria Stadium, Canterlot

Farfadillis
81  Free Republics

 Banija


Vilita
1-0
CoCoCo Stadium, New City

South Covello

Free Republics
2–1
BCEL Stadium, Jinja City

Turori
82  Valanora

 Apox


Vilita
3-0
The Battleground, Raynor City

Turori

The Holy Empire
5–4 (a.e.t.)
Stadium of Apox, Dwile

Farfadillis
83  Equestria

 Banija


Equestria
4-3
Royal Equestria Stadium, Canterlot

Starblaydia

Banija
3–1
Kabonero III Field, Istria

Cassadaigua
84  Cassadaigua

 Baker Park


Farfadillis
1-1 (a.e.t.)
(3–2 pen.)
Dagan Airways Stadium, Concord Heights

Vilita

Nephara
4-2
BPP Stadium, Belle Haven

Eura
  • the final was played in both stadiums simultaneously.

Champions

Teams reaching the top four
Team Titles Runners-up Third place Fourth place Total
 Starblaydia 5 (25, 28, 41, 44, 47) 3 (30, 63, 83) 1 (27) 0 9
 Valanora 5 (40, 42, 43, 52, 61) 2 (47, 51) 9 (34, 38, 39, 41, 44, 45, 53, 60, 67) 2 (49, 58) 18
 Vilita 5 (20, 68, 77, 81, 82) 1 (84) 1 (72) 3 (35, 62, 73) 10
 The Holy Empire 4 (48, 60, 62, 69) 5 (45, 49, 56, 57, 80) 3 (54, 55, 82) 4 (46, 65, 72, 78) 16
 Bedistan 4 (21, 26, 27, 30) 3 (8, 16, 28) 2 (13, 22) 3 (7, 9, 23) 12
 Rejistania 4 (12, 17, 18, 23) 2 (14, 25) 1 (16) 4 (20, 21, 22, 29) 11
 Aguazul 4 (54, 57, 58, 59) 0 1 (56) 0 5
 Ariddia 3 (32, 34, 36) 1 (35) 1 (10) 0 5
 Audioslavia 2 (63, 64) 7 (12, 19, 20, 29, 67, 69, 76) 1 (66) 2 (74, 75) 12
 Eura 2 (66, 73) 3 (60, 72, 78) 2 (74, 80) 2 (71, 84) 9
 Liventia 2 (8, 24) 2 (26, 27) 3 (9, 28, 30) 1 (17) 8
 Capitalizt SLANI 2 (15, 39) 1 (41) 2 (12, 36) 1 (34) 6
 Europa Brittania 2 (9, 11) 1 (1) 1 (3) 2 (5, 8) 6
 Sorthern Northland 2 (55, 56) 1 (52) 0 2 (45, 47) 5
 Az-cz 2 (37, 38) 1 (33) 0 1 (40) 4
 Candelaria And Marquez 2 (45, 49) 1 (48) 0 0 3
 Eauz 2 (13, 16) 0 2 (15, 26) 1 (14) 5
 Osarius 2 (70, 71) 0 2 (64, 69) 0 4
 Brazillico 2 (5, 6) 0 1 (4) 0 3
 Cassadaigua 2 (50, 51) 0 0 1 (83) 3
 Kita-Hinode 2 (75, 76) 0 0 0 2
 Bettia 2 (33, 35) 0 0 0 2
 Polar Islandstates 1 (67) 2 (65, 66) 3 (57, 68, 70) 1 (56) 7
 Squornshelous 1 (31) 2 (15, 38) 0 2 (18, 27) 5
 Pasarga 1 (72) 2 (71, 73) 0 1 (68) 4
 Sarzonia 1 (22) 1 (24) 2 (23, 49) 2 (25, 48) 6
 Giant Zucchini 1 (3) 1 (10) 1 (11) 0 3
 Lemmitania 1 (10) 1 (5) 0 1 (13) 3
 Errinundera 1 (7) 1 (36) 0 1 (6) 3
 The Sylvanaes Queendom 1 (53) 1 (61) 0 0 2
 Crosshill 1 (1) 1 (3) 0 0 2
 Nephara 1 (74) 0 2 (75, 84) 0 3
 Dancougar 1 (46) 0 2 (43, 48) 0 3
 Farfadillis 1 (84) 0 1 (77) 3 (79, 80, 82) 5
 Casari 1 (29) 0 1 (40) 1 (39) 3
 Schottia 1 (79) 0 1 (78) 0 2
 Equestria 1 (83) 0 0 0 1
 Brenecia 1 (80) 0 0 0 1
 Electrum 1 (78) 0 0 0 1
 Wight 1 (65) 0 0 0 1
 Crystilakere 1 (19) 0 0 0 1
 Kingsford 1 (14) 0 0 0 1
 Dennisov 1 (4) 0 0 0 1
 Al Quds 1 (2) 0 0 0 1

Fast Facts

The Cup

By defeating Liverpool England in the Semi-Final of World Cup 17, Dance 2 Revolution became the first Post-KPB team (a nation that has only competed in the World Cup since the official use of KPB ranks began in World Cup 12) to make the final. Dance 2 Revolution became the first Post-KPB team to finish in the top 3 in two separate cups by beating Total n Utter Insanity in the World Cup 19 3rd-Placing Match. Dance 2 Revolution's World Cup 19 spotlight was quickly stolen by Crystilakere, who went down in history as the first Post-KPB nation to unseat the veterans and win the World Cup.

Starblaydia, Valanora, and Vilita currently hold the record for most World Cups won (five). The Holy Empire holds the record for most appearances in the final with nine. Additionally, Capitalizt SLANI claims to inherit Bedistan’s records (after the destruction of Bedistan's football association but before the nation ceased to exist, Bedistani footballers played for Capitalizt SLANI), but this is not generally recognized. Audioslavia currently hold the record for most losses in the final match, with five (WC12, WC19, WC20, WC29, and WC67); the first four of these came before their first victory, in WC63. Thirty nations have made an appearance in the final more than once; of those, five have lost on each occasion.

The World Cup 22 final will go down in history as one of the most unexpected finals ever, with both nations outside the top 10 in rankings prior to the finals. It has been suggested that the winning scoreline of 4-0 to Sarzonia is the biggest ever in a World Cup final.

Rejistania's victory in the final of WC23 ended a run of four consecutive victories for sides from the Atlantian Oceania region (Crystilakere - WC19, Vilita - WC20, Bedistan - WC21, Sarzonia, WC22), though AO was back on top again in World Cup 25 with Starblaydia. There had not been a Final without an AO nation appearing in it since World Cup 18 until WC31, when Squornshelous & New Montreal States competed in the final. This also broke a 6 World Cup winning streak for Atlantian Oceania.

Squornshelous currently holds the record for the most cups participated in: 30 qualification attempts, with 29 finals appearances. The Total n Utter Insanity team, never having lifted the cup, are the team with the most appearances without a World Cup Championship.

The record for the most goals in a World Cup match (qualifying or finals) is 15, in Bedistan's 8-7 defeat of Vilita in World Cup 21. The record for highest number of goals scored in penalty kicks during a finals match was an astounding 25 PKs, with Ariddia scoring 13 to Bazalonia's 12 in World Cup 31. The record winning margin in a World Cup match is 11, in Elves Security Forces' 11-0 defeat of Keyne Island in World Cup 35 qualification. Ravea has a rather more dubious record, the worst qualification record in history. They lost every game in qualification - a feat almost attained in World Cup 12 by Hash n Beans, who won their last match having lost the preceding thirteen - and while Mikele and Vorpal Bunnies held the same dubious distinction, neither had such an abysmal goal difference and they have been almost entirely forgotten. Indeed, Ravea are often wrongly believed to be the only team in history to lose every match in World Cup qualification.

The final top-three finishing nations in World Cup 27 were also the three previous Cup Winners: Bedistan (World Cup 26 champions), Liverpool England (World Cup 24 champions) and Starblaydia (World Cup 25 champions). These were, coincidentally, also the top three finishers in World Cup 28 and World Cup 30. None of these teams, however, got past the quarter-finals at World Cup 29.

World rankings

Originally, the NSWC rankings were determined purely on finishing position in the previous Cup. The defending champions would be ranked #1, the team with the best record in qualifying that failed to qualify would be #33, etc. During World Cup 9, the WCC determined that a new ranking system was needed, but it took a while to come to a consensus. World Cup 11 used the RPR-system. The majority of the World Cup community disliked that approach, mainly because Total n Utter Insanity failed to explain it and because its implementation tended to have discouraging effects for new nations. Starting with World Cup 12, the KPB ranking system developed by Kaze Progressa with modifications from Bedistan was officially incorporated. The KPB ranking system takes into account the past three World Cups and associated tournaments Cup of Harmony and Baptism of Fire.

The Empire of Vilita became the first to control two nations inside the top 10 of the KPB rankings at the conclusion of World Cup 19. The Emirate of Turori, a colony of Vilita, lost in the quarterfinals of World Cup 19 to eventual runners-up Audioslavia, but their performance as first time hosts earned them a place in the top 10 for the first time, joining their rulers, Vilita. After Vilita won World Cup 20 and Turori made the quarterfinals, the two remained in the top 10 for their third and second consecutive cups respectively, eventually doing one better as both nations found themselves ranked in the top 5, at 2nd and 4th in the list. This has occurred other times a nation and their puppet have both been in the top ten is after World Cup 34, when Elves Security Forces were ranked fifth and Demot tenth, The Archregimancy and The Holy Empire, and Valanora and Pasarga. Template:World Cup