World Cup 2022: Every team's previous best World Cup performance

The World Cup trophy
The World Cup trophy (Image credit: Stefan Matzke – sampics/Corbis via Getty Images)

Of the 32 teams who've qualified for World Cup 2022, 31 have been to at least one World Cup before.

From making the earliest possible exit to winning the whole thing, these nations from all four corners of the globe have experienced wildly contrasting fortunes on international football's grandest stage.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...