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World Cup 1930

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The First-Ever Football World Cup

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...

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A country in South America, Uruguay, host and winners of the first world cup were a great economy before the 1930s depression era. They had won the Paris Olympics 1924 and also the Amsterdam Olympics in 1928.

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The Arena

The first World Cup was played in the capital Montevideo at three different stadiums, with the final match at Estadio Centenario with over 90000 people watching.

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The Tournament

  • Yugoslavia and USA played well and reached the Semi-Finals, with USA losing to Argentina, and Uruguay beating Yugoslavia.
  • Uruguay and Argentina faced each other in the final and were close rivals as they were also the two finalists of the Olympics final just a year ago in 1928, w...

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