In pics: Celebrating 88 years of FIFA World Cup legacy
From Uruguay's victory in the first football World Cup in 1930 to Germany's triumph in 2014, let's celebrate 88 years of fabulous FIFA World Cup journey
First World Cup final
An aerial view of the first World Cup final, in Uruguay, 1930.
Quarter final, 1986
Argentina's Nery Pumpido and Daniel Passarella celebrate after victory over England in the quarter final, 1986.
Brazil's captain Dunga leads his victorious team
Brazil's captain Dunga leads his victorious team on their lap of honor after winning the final against Italy, 1994.
Pele celebrates after scoring the opening goal
Brazil's Pele celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Italy in the final, 1970. The finals were the first to be broadcast live around the world in color.
Dino Zoff lifts the trophy
Italy's captain Dino Zoff lifts the trophy after defeating West Germany in the final, 1982. The 40-year-old goalkeeper is the oldest ever World Cup winner.
Paolo Rossi scores
Italy's Paolo Rossi scores against West Germany in the final, 1982.
World Cup champions Argentina
World Cup champions Argentina, led by Diego Maradona, play Cameroon in Group B action, 1990. Cameroon stunned the world by defeating Argentina, heralding a new era in African soccer.
Bobby Moore swaps shirts with Pele
England captain Bobby Moore swaps shirts with Pele of Brazil after their Group C match, 1970.
USA players celebrate as Colombia's Andres Escobar scores
Team USA players celebrate as Colombia's Andres Escobar scores an own goal at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles, 1994. Escobar was murdered upon returning home, possibly in retaliation for the goal.
An open goal missed
England's Bryan Robson reacts after missing an open goal during their Group D match against Czechoslovakia, 1982.
Luiz Felipe Scolari gestures to Bernard
Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari gestures to Bernard during their semi-final after Germany scored seven goals in a row, 2014. The 7-1 loss was the largest margin of defeat in the history of World Cup semi-finals.
Geoff Hurst completes a hat trick
England's Geoff Hurst completes a hat trick as he scores England's fourth goal against West Germany in the final, 1966.
Queen Elizabeth II presents the World Cup
Queen Elizabeth II presents the World Cup trophy to England captain Bobby Moore at Wembley Stadium, 1966 to England captain Bobby Moore at Wembley Stadium, 1966
Diego Maradona celebrates
Argentina's Diego Maradona celebrates as referee Romualdo Arppi Filho blows the final whistle during their World Cup Final against West Germany, 1986.
Giorgio Chiellini shows his shoulder
Italy's Giorgio Chiellini shows his shoulder, claiming he was bitten by Uruguay's Luis Suarez, during their Group D match, 2014.