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1938 FIFA World Cup

1938 edition of the FIFA World Cup

The 1938 FIFA World Cup was a football sporting event that was held in France in 1938. Italy won the trophy after beating Hungary in the final.

1938 FIFA World Cup
Tournament details
Host countryFrance
Dates4 June – 19 June
Teams15
Venue(s)10 (in 10 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Italy (2nd title)
Runners-up Hungary
Third place Brazil
Fourth place Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played18
Goals scored84 (4.67 per match)
Attendance483,000 (26,833 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Leônidas (7 goals)
1934
1950

Contents

ParticipantsEdit

ResultsEdit

First Round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
5 June – Marseille            
   Italy (aet)  2
12 June – Paris (Olympique)
   Norway  1  
   Italy  3
5 June – Paris (Olympique)
     France  1  
   France  3
16 June – Marseille
   Belgium  1  
   Italy  2
5 June – Strasbourg
     Brazil  1  
   Brazil (aet)  6
12 June – Bordeaux
(replayed 14 June)
   Poland  5  
   Brazil  1 (2)
5 June – Le Havre
     Czechoslovakia  1 (1)  
   Czechoslovakia (aet)  3
19 June – Paris (Olympique)
   Netherlands  0  
   Italy  4
5 June – Reims
     Hungary  2
   Hungary  6
12 June – Lille
   Dutch East Indies  0  
   Hungary  2
4 June – Paris (Princes)
(replayed 9 June)
      Switzerland  0  
    Switzerland  1 (4)
16 June – Rome
   Germany  1 (2)  
   Hungary  5
5 June – Lyon
     Sweden  1   Third place
   Sweden  w/o
12 June – Antibes 19 June – Bordeaux
   Austria  -  
   Sweden  8    Brazil  4
5 June – Toulouse
(replayed 9 June)
     Cuba  0      Sweden  2
   Cuba  3 (2)
   Romania  3 (1)  

First roundEdit

4 June 1938
17:00 (WEST)
Switzerland    1–1
(a.e.t.)
  Germany Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 27,152
Referee: John Langenus (Belgium)
Abegglen   43' Report Gauchel   29'

5 June 1938
17:00 (WEST)
Hungary   6–0   Dutch East Indies Vélodrome Municipal, Reims
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Roger Conrié (France)
Kohut   14'
Toldi   16'
Sárosi   25'88'
Zsengellér   30'67'
Report

5 June 1938
Sweden   w/o[1]   Austria Stade Gerland, Lyon

5 June 1938
17:00 (WEST)
Cuba   3–3 (a.e.t.)   Romania Stade Chapou, Toulouse
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Giuseppe Scarpi (Italy)
Socorro   44'103'
Magriñá   69'
Report Bindea   35'
Barátky   88'
Dobay   105'

5 June 1938
17:00 (WEST)
France   3–1   Belgium Stade Olympique de Colombes, Paris
Attendance: 30,454
Referee: Hans Wüthrich (Switzerland)
Veinante   1'
Nicolas   16'69'
Report Isemborghs   38'

5 June 1938
17:00 (WEST)
Italy   2–1 (a.e.t.)   Norway Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 19,000
Referee: Alois Beranek (Germany)[2]
Ferraris   2'
Piola   94'
Report Brustad   83'

5 June 1938
17:30 (WEST)
Brazil   6–5 (a.e.t.)   Poland Stade de la Meinau, Strasbourg
Attendance: 13,452
Referee: Ivan Eklind (Sweden)
Leônidas   18'93'104'
Romeu   25'
Perácio   44'71'
Report Scherfke   23' (pen.)
Wilimowski   53'59'89'118'

5 June 1938
18:30 (WEST)
Czechoslovakia   3–0 (a.e.t.)   Netherlands Stade municipal, Le Havre
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Lucien Leclerq (France)
Košťálek   93'
Nejedlý   111'[3]
Zeman   118'[4]
Report

ReplaysEdit

9 June 1938
18:00 (WEST)
Germany   2–4    Switzerland Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 20,025
Referee: Ivan Eklind (Sweden)
Hahnemann   8'
Lörtscher   22' (o.g.)
Report Walaschek   42'
Bickel   64'
Abegglen   75'78'

9 June 1938
18:00 (WEST)
Cuba   2–1   Romania Stade Chapou, Toulouse
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Alfred Birlem (Germany)
Socorro   51'
Fernández   57'
Report Dobay   35'

Quarter-finalsEdit

12 June 1938
17:00 (WEST)
Switzerland    0–2   Hungary Stade Victor Boucquey, Lille
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Rinaldo Barlassina (Italy)
Report Sárosi   40'
Zsengellér   89'[5]

12 June 1938
17:00 (WEST)
Sweden   8–0   Cuba Stade du Fort Carré, Antibes
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Augustin Krist (Czechoslovakia)
H. Andersson   9'81'90'[6]
Wetterström   32'37'44'[7]
Keller   80'[8]
Nyberg   84'[9]
Report

12 June 1938
17:00 (WEST)
France   1–3   Italy Stade Olympique de Colombes, Paris
Attendance: 58,455
Referee: Louis Baert (Belgium)
Heisserer   10' Report Colaussi   9'
Piola   51'72'

12 June 1938
17:00 (WEST)
Brazil   1–1 (a.e.t.)   Czechoslovakia Parc Lescure, Bordeaux
Attendance: 22,021
Referee: Pál von Hertzka (Hungary)
Leônidas   30' Report Nejedlý   65' (pen.)

ReplayEdit

14 June 1938
18:00 (WEST)
Brazil   2–1   Czechoslovakia Parc Lescure, Bordeaux
Attendance: 18,141
Referee: Georges Capdeville (France)
Leônidas   57'
Roberto   62'[10]
Report Kopecký   25'

Semi-finalsEdit

16 June 1938
18:00 (WEST)
Hungary   5–1   Sweden Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Lucien Leclerq (France)
Jacobsson   19' (o.g.)
Titkos   37'
Zsengellér   39'85'
Sárosi   65'
Report Nyberg   1'

16 June 1938
18:00 (WEST)
Italy   2–1   Brazil Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 33,000
Referee: Hans Wüthrich (Switzerland)
Colaussi   51'
Meazza   60' (pen.)
Report Romeu   87'

Match for third placeEdit

19 June 1938
17:00 (WEST)
Sweden   2–4   Brazil Parc Lescure, Bordeaux
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: John Langenus (Belgium)
Jonasson   28'
Nyberg   38'
Report Romeu   44'
Leônidas   63'74'
Perácio   80'

FinalEdit

19 June 1938
17:00 (WEST)
Hungary   2–4   Italy Stade Olympique de Colombes, Paris
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Georges Capdeville (France)
Titkos   8'
Sárosi   70'
Report Colaussi   6'35'
Piola   16'82'[11]

Italy won the championship.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Sweden were awarded a walkover as Austria were unable to compete because of the Austrian Anschluss in March 1938.
  2. Actually from Austria, but finally representing the German Football Association because of the Anschluss.
  3. RSSSF credits this goal as coming in the 118th minute.
  4. RSSSF credits this goal as coming in the 111th minute.
  5. RSSSF credits this goal as coming in the 90th minute.
  6. RSSSF credits goal in the 81st minute as coming in the 61st minute.
  7. RSSSF credits the goal in the 32nd minute as coming in the 22nd minute.
  8. RSSSF credits goal in the 80th minute as coming in the 60th minute.
  9. RSSSF credits this goal as coming in the 89th minute.
  10. FIFA initially credits this goal to Leônidas, but changed it to Roberto in 2006. Archive copy at the Internet Archive
  11. RSSSF credits the goal in the 82nd minute as coming in the 85th minute.

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