The World Cup is an international tournament for National Teams. A new World Cup campaign is started nearly as soon as the old campaign is completed, which takes two seasons. The tournament is being held since Hattrick season 15.
The final rounds of a World Cup campaign are hosted by one nation, determined by the Hattrick Team. The first World Cup ever was hosted by Nippon and Hanguk back in 2002, the same year these countries also hosted the real-life world cup. The same happened again in 2006, when Deutschland hosted the World Cup VIII, and in 2010, when South Africa hosted the World Cup XV.
Cup FormatThe qualification round starts with national teams from all 128 countries that are part of Hattrick.
|This is an extract from the manual, chapter 22|
| The World Cup begins every second season and starts with a qualification round. 32 teams advance from this round to the World Cup. There are three round-robin group stages, with 4 teams to a group and the top two teams qualifying for the next stage. The final two rounds are playoff matches, beginning with the semi-finals and culminating in the World Cup Final.|
Seeding for World Cup Round I is based on ranking, which is determined by previous World Cup results. When no World Cup matches are scheduled, the national teams can play friendlies.
The World Cup format is:
- Qualifications: 128 national teams in 16 round-robin groups of 8 teams each, first two pass to next stage;
- Stage 2 (hosting nation ground): 32 teams in 8 groups of 4 teams each, first two pass to next stage;
- Stage 3 (hosting nation ground): 16 teams in 4 groups of 4 teams, first two pass to next stage;
- Stage 4 (hosting nation ground): 8 teams in 2 groups, first two pass to next stage;
- Semi-finals and Final, played on last sunday of season at 20:00 HT.
Only three countries have won the World Cup more than once: Sweden, Germany and Norway. Sverige also managed a title Hattrick twice, winning World Cups I to III and World Cups V to VII. At the time, Sverige had a significant advantage in quality of players due to the age of their league and the number of teams in it, but this advantage has eroded significantly in time.
World Cup History
The World Cup has visited 20 nations in 20 editions: 2 from Africa, 5 from Asia, 2 from North America, 3 from South America and 8 from Europe. This means all continents except Oceania have hosted a World Cup.
World Cup Finals
The first final was played on 28 April 2002 in Japan between Sweden and England. Only one time a final ended at penalty shoot-out after extra-time, on 12 May 2013, when Bulgary won the first title on his history.
National teams that played more than one final are just 7, but only Germany and Norway always won them. Sweden played in all the first seven finals, with 6 victories and only 1 defeat (WC IV against Norway).
|World Cup I||28-04-2002||Sverige||England|| Shirayuri Skydome
( Shirayuri Sky )
|World Cup II||08-12-2002||Sverige||Polska|| Antonio Vespucio Liberti -
( Super River Plate )
|World Cup III||20-07-2003||Sverige||Canada|| De Korenwolf
( Dronken Dudes United )
|World Cup IV||29-02-2004||Norge||Sverige|| Truve FC Arena
( Truve FC )
|World Cup V||10-10-2004||Sverige||England|| dongabis Arena
( dongabis )
|World Cup VI||22-05-2005||Sverige||Scotland|| S.C. Internacional RS Arena
( S.C. Internacional RS )
|World Cup VII||01-01-2006||Sverige||España|| Stoeffler Arena
( barbapapa mafia )
|World Cup VIII||13-08-2006||Deutschland||România|| Holstein Stadion
( Sportfreunde Holstein )
|World Cup IX||25-03-2007||Eesti||Česká republika|| Куликово поле
( Golden Horn )
|World Cup X||04-11-2007||Portugal||Türkiye|| The Random Temple
( God Save The Random FC )
|World Cup XI||15-06-2008||Česká republika||Ukraina|| champetters Arena
( de champetters )
|World Cup XII||25-01-2009||Rossiya||Hellas|| Stadium Daniel Croitoru
( lños imbecil )
|World Cup XIII||06-09-2009||Deutschland||Danmark|| Gyziakos Arena
( Gyziakos )
|World Cup XIV||08-04-2010||Hellas||Belgium|| The City Of Berserk
( genocide united )
|World Cup XV||28-11-2010||Norge||Bolivia|| Field of Dreams
( Ossi FC )
|World Cup XVI||10-07-2011||Danmark||Sverige|| Swatantra Hind Stadium
( Arsenal_1986 )
|World Cup XVII||19-02-2012||Chile||Schweiz|| National Soca Stadium
( Jokeymen FC )
|World Cup XVIII||30-09-2012||Polska||Slovenija|| Givat Ada Arena
( Beitar Givat Ada FC )
|World Cup XIX||12-05-2013||Bulgaria||Magyarország|| BASTER
( sahmat )
|World Cup XX||22-12-2013||Suomi||Schweiz|| Ziaullah Khoury Stadium
( Sfax AC )
- (^ ) Click on match result to link to the Hattrick.org source page.
Nippon/Hanguk 15 · Argentina 17 · Nederland 19 · USA 21 · España 23 · Brasil 25 · China 27 · Deutschland 29 · Rossiya 31 · Portugal 33 · België 35 · Colombia 37 · Hellas 39 · Prathet Thai 41 · South Africa 43 · India 45 · Trinidad and Tobago 47 · Israel 49 · Crna Gora 51 · Tounes 53 · Brasil 55
|U-20 World Cup|
Deutschland 16 · Oceania 18 · România 20 · Misr 22 · Chile 24 · Italia 26 · México 28 · Israel 30 · Malaysia 32 · Perú 34 · Suomi 36 · Kenya 38 · Canada 40 · Iran 42 · Bosna i Hercegovina 44 · Polska 46 · Panamá 48 · Suomi 50 · Norge 52 · Italy 54 · Belgium 56