World Cup games

People Love the World Cup!

The FIFA World Cup is the most widely viewed sporting tournament in the world, leaving even the Olympic Games behind in second place. Every four years several hundred million people crowd around TV screens in their homes, in bars and in front of big screens in towns and cities. Any event that attracts this much attention is sure to have plenty of video games made in its honor and there have been dozens of World Cup-inspired games over the years, some officially licensed by the tournament itself.

The History of World Cup Video Games

The first World Cup game, World Cup Carnival, was based on the 1986 World Cup. Since then the official World Cup video game has been as important to gamers as the tournament itself. By the time the 1998 tournament arrived, EA Sports had acquired the license. This is when World Cup video games started to get serious and the gameplay started to feel almost as realistic as the game itself. With each new World Cup tournament, video game technology has improved dramatically, meaning every time a new World Cup video game is released it is bigger, better and more realistic than its predecessor.

FIFA 23 features both women's club soccer and the Women's World Cup tournament for the first time in the FIFA series, becoming EA Sports' most expansive FIFA Women's World Cup game to date. As a result, online soccer games are loved by female and male gamers of all ages, all around the world. Due to their use of real life players, realistic appearances, kits and stadia, gamers love to play World Cup soccer games more than ever!

Fascinating Facts About the World Cup

The first ever FIFA World Cup was held in 1930 in Uruguay. Thirteen teams participated, with Uruguay defeating Argentina in the final. They then won the World Cup a second time in 1950.

There have been three hattricks scored in World Cup finals, by Geoff Hurst of England, Kylian Mbappé of France and Carli Lloyd of the United States.

The most successful team in the history of the World Cup is Brazil, who won the tournament in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002. They had one the most famous players of all time, Pele, and their iconic yellow strip and their attractive, skilful style of play makes them among the most watched and most supported teams at every World Cup tournament.

The 1994 World Cup was held in the United States, recording the highest average attendance in World Cup history, with over 68,000 spectators per game. The final, held in Pasadena, California, was the first time a World Cup final ended with a penalty shootout, with Brazil beating Italy to win. The success of USA 94 has left a lasting impact and profound legacy that is still evident today. The men’s national team have qualified for every World Cup since the successful hosting of the tournament in 1994. The USA women’s national team is one of the most successful teams in the sport, winning the FIFA Women’s World Cup multiple times and boasting some of the biggest names in women’s soccer.

Before the 1966 World Cup in England, the infamous World Cup trophy was stolen while on display at an exhibition in London before the tournament had even started. To the shock of the sporting world, it was recovered by an unlikely hero. A dog called Pickles found the trophy buried in a garden, meaning the England team were able to lift the trophy weeks later, when winning the tournament for the first time in their history.

World Cup Games on GamePix

If you’re looking for a World Cup game, you’ll find plenty of titles to choose from here on GamePix, each of them free-to-play on any system with a compatible web browser.

  • World Cup Penalty is a battle of wills between you and the opposition goalkeeper. Just like the real World Cup you have to progress through the group stage before the fun and drama of the knockout tournament! Keep scoring penalties to get to the quarter final, semi-final and maybe you could even win the whole competition!
  • For a unique take on World Cup games how about Foot Chinko World Cup! It blends everything people love about traditional soccer with pinball! In this World Cup special you compete with other nations to try and win the iconic World Cup trophy.
  • Play in tournament mode on Toon Cup and create your own World Cup! Choose which country you will represent, pick your players and off you go! With just three players per side it makes a frantic, chaotic, fast-paced game. There is no need to worry about tactics, but you will need to time the perfect pass, tackle their attacking players and shoot accurately and calmly when you’re through on goal!

The Perfect Game for Families and Friends

Playing online World Cup games is the perfect way to spend time with people you love. There is something communal, familiar and special about the World Cup. It only happens every four years, and for many sports fans they remember exactly where they were when they first experienced a World Cup game, whether it was Mexico ’86, 2022 in Qatar or anywhere in-between. When you see World Cup games on television the cameras are always aimed at happy faces, tears and anticipation. These emotions can all be replicated by playing World Cup games on GamePix.


Do you have other sports games available?

We do! Here on GamePix there are sports games for any occasion. Whether it’s basketball, boxing, tennis or 8 ball pool, you will be able to find a game you love! If it’s more World Cup action you are looking for, how about Cricket World Cup or even Pinball World Cup!

Can children play online World Cup games?

They can! All our World Cup games are suitable for children. Finger Soccer World Cup is as simple as any sport can be, with no need to understand or follow the rules of soccer or to know any facts or trivia. All you need is one finger to flick a ball into the goal against a single opponent, while making sure you are guarding your own goal at the same time!

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