The FIFA World Cup, occasionally called the Football World Cup  or Soccer World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the men’s national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport’s global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the first tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not contested because of World War II. The World Cup is the most widely-viewed sporting event in the world, where an estimated 715.1 million people watched the final match of the 2006 World Cup held in Germany.[1]  The next World Cup will be held in South Africa in just one months time, between 11 June and 11 July 2010, and the 2014 World Cup will be held in Brazil. Lets take a look at the logos from 1930 to 2010 and see how the design and brand has evolved over the last 80 years. You will really like it.

2010 -South Africa

FINAL SCORE:   yet to be announced

2006 – Germany

Italy 1–1 France (5–3 penalties)

2002 – Korea & Japan

Brazil 2–0 Germany

1998 – France

France 3–0 Brazil

1994 – USA

Brazil 0–0 Italy (3–2 penalties)

1990 – Italy

West Germany 1–0 Argentina

1986 – Mexico

Argentina 3–2 West Germany

1982 – Spain

Italy 3–1 West Germany

1978 – Argentina

Argentina 3–1 Netherlands

1974 – West Germany

West Germany 2–1 Netherlands

1970 –  Mexico

Brazil 4–1 Italy

1966 – England

England 4–2 West Germany

1962 – Chile

Brazil 3–1 Czechoslovakia

1958 – Sweden

Brazil 5–2 Sweden

1954 – Switzerland

West Germany 3–2 Hungary

1950 – Brazil

Uruguay 2 – 1  Brazil

1938 – France

Italy 4–2 Hungary

1934 – Italy

Italy 2–1 Czechoslovakia

1930 – Uruguay

Uruguay 4–2 Argentina