Netherlands which has participated in eight World cup tournaments won Euro '88 and reached two consecutive World Cup finals in 1974 and 1978, but lost both finals to their respective host nations, West Germany and Argentina.
Ivory Coast which is one of the African giants has appeared in the World cup only once; in 2006 when they were paired in the same qualification zone with Cameroon.
Honduras has not been a well known name in the World cup because it appeared in only once in 1982 in Spain and was eliminated at group stage.
The black stars as they are known had not been an old name in world senior football until 2006 that they qualified for their first world cup.
England is one of seven national teams to have won the FIFA World Cup, which they did in 1966 when they hosted the finals.
The Japanese national team recently nicknamed “Samurai blue” is one of the most successful national teams in Asia, being a three-time winner of the Asian Cup and having qualified for the last four consecutive World Cup finals.
Italy is another giant as concerns World football and are the current holders of the world cup. Italy has appeared in the World cup tournament 16 times.
Greece spent most of their history in relative obscurity, having participated only twice in the final tournaments of the FIFA World Cup and the UEFA European Championship, in 1994 and 1980 respectively.
France was one of the four European teams that participated at the inaugural World Cup in 1930 and are one of seven national teams to have won the competition,
The Denmark national football team is controlled by the Danish Football Association and has represented the country of Denmark in international football competitions since 1908.
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