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A thirteen-nation tournament took place in July 1930, in a series of 18 matches to form the first-ever International Football World Cup. This happened in Uruguay, and the home team were also crowned the first World Cup Champions.
This was at a time when an economic depression took place in Europe, causing hesitation among many part-time or amateur players to travel to play the Cup.
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