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1930 FIFA World Cup

1930 edition of the FIFA World Cup

The 1930 FIFA World Cup was a football sporting event that was held in Uruguay from 13 July to 30 July 1930. Thirteen teams competed in the first World Cup. Seven from South America, four from Europe and two from North America. The teams were split into four groups with the winner of each group entering the semi-finals. The final saw Uruguay winning the trophy after beating Argentina.

1930 FIFA World Cup
Uruguay 1930 World Cup.jpg
Tournament details
Host countryUruguay
Dates13–30 July (18 days)
Teams13
Venue(s)3 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Uruguay (1st title)
Runners-up Argentina
Third placeUnited States United States
Fourth placeKingdom of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
Tournament statistics
Matches played18
Goals scored70 (3.89 per match)
Attendance434,500 (24,139 per match)
Top scorer(s)Argentina Guillermo Stábile (8 goals)
1934

Contents

ParticipantsEdit

This was the only World Cup to not have qualifiers. This is because every FIFA member was invited to join the tournament. Most of the interest came from South America where seven nations entered. This was the most South American nations that had entered the World Cup throughout its history. Few European nations took part because of cost from travelling the Atlantic Ocean from Europe.[1]

EuropeEdit

North and Central AmericaEdit

South AmericaEdit

SummaryEdit

Group StageEdit

Group One was the only group to have four teams. They were Argentina, France, Chile and Mexico. Finish top of the group was Argentina. This was because they won all three of their matches in the group. This included a six to three win over Mexico with Guillermo Stábile scoring three.[2] Second place went to Chile while France came in third.

Yugoslavia won Group Two as they won both matches in their group to become the only European team to qualify. This was after they won two to one over likely winners Brazil in the first game.[3] They beat Bolivia four to nil in the second game to end in first place. Brazil beat Bolivia in the final game of the group by the same scoreline.

In Group Three, the host nation (Uruguay) finish with the two wins to go through to the knockouts. After a one-goal win over Peru, they beat Romania in game three of the group without giving away a goal. During that match, they scored with four different players in the four to nil victory. The other match in the group saw the smallest crowd at a World Cup with 2,459. The actual figure though is to be around 300 people.[4]

The final group had the United States take top spot as they won over Belgium and Paraguay by the same score (three to nil). During the Paraguay game, Bert Patenaude was credited as the first player to score a hat-trick in the match.[5] The last match of the group saw Paraguay beat Belgium one to nil.

Semi finalsEdit

The four winners, Argentina, United States, Uruguay and Yugoslavia met in two games to see who would make the final. In the first match, the pitch had puddles all through the pitch.

Group StageEdit

Group 1Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Argentina 3 3 0 0 10 4 +6 6
  Chile 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 4
  France 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 2
  Mexico 3 0 0 3 4 13 −9 0
13 July 1930
France   4 – 1   Mexico
15 July 1930
Argentina   1 – 0   France
16 July 1930
Chile   3 – 0   Mexico
19 July 1930
Chile   1 – 0   France
Argentina   6 – 3   Mexico
22 July 1930
Argentina   3 – 1   Chile
 
Brazil team against Yugoslavia

Group 2Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Yugoslavia 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5 4
  Brazil 2 1 0 1 5 2 +3 2
  Bolivia 2 0 0 2 0 8 −8 0
14 July 1930
Yugoslavia   2 – 1   Brazil
17 July 1930
Yugoslavia   4 – 0   Bolivia
20 July 1930
Brazil   4 – 0   Bolivia

Group 3Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Uruguay 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 4
  Romania 2 1 0 1 3 5 −2 2
  Peru 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 0
14 July 1930
Romania   3 – 1   Peru
18 July 1930
Uruguay   1 – 0   Peru
21 July 1930
Uruguay   4 – 0   Romania

Group 4Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  United States 2 2 0 0 6 0 +6 4
  Paraguay 2 1 0 1 1 3 −2 2
  Belgium 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4 0
13 July 1930
United States   3 – 0   Belgium
17 July 1930
United States   3 – 0   Paraguay
20 July 1930
Paraguay   1 – 0   Belgium

Knockout StageEdit

  Semi-finals Final
   Argentina 6  
   United States 1  
 
       Argentina 2
     Uruguay 4
   Uruguay 6
   Yugoslavia 1  

  Uruguay won the championship. Although there was no third place play off, the United States are recognised as coming in third place (and Yugoslavia in fourth place) as the United States had better results in the tournament overall.[6]

RankingEdit

R Team G P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Uruguay 3 4 4 0 0 15 3 +12 8
2   Argentina 1 5 4 0 1 18 9 +9 8
3   United States 4 3 2 0 1 7 6 +1 4
4   Yugoslavia 2 3 2 0 1 7 7 0 4
Eliminated in the group stage
5   Chile 1 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 4
6   Brazil 2 2 1 0 1 5 2 +3 2
7   France 1 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 2
8   Romania 3 2 1 0 1 3 5 −2 2
9   Paraguay 4 2 1 0 1 1 3 −2 2
10   Peru 3 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 0
11   Belgium 4 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4 0
12   Bolivia 2 2 0 0 2 0 8 −8 0
13   Mexico 1 3 0 0 3 4 13 −9 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hunt, Chris (2006). World Cup Stories: The History of the FIFA World Cup. Ware: Interact. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-9549819-2-1.
  2. "1930 Golden Boot – Guillermo Stabile". Sky Sports. Archived from the original on 29 August 2006. Retrieved 20 June 2009. (archive.org mirror)
  3. Glanville, Brian (2005). The Story of the World Cup. Faber. p. 18. ISBN 978-0-571-22944-4.
  4. Freddi, Cris (2006). Complete Book of the World Cup 2006. London: HarperCollins. p. 21. ISBN 0-00-722916-X.
  5. "American Bert Patenaude credited with the first hat trick in FIFA World Cup history". FIFA. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  6. 1930 FIFA World Cup, FIFA.com. Retrieved on 5 March 2009. Archived 17 January 2010 at WebCite

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