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1930 FIFA World Cup
1er Campeonato Mundial de Futbol
Poster in Art Deco style, depicting a simplified figure of a goalkeeper making a save in its upper half. The lower half contains writing in a heavily stylised font: "1er Campeonato Mundial de Futbol" in black, and "Uruguay 1930 Montevideo 15 Julio Agosto 15" in white and orange.
1930 FIFA World Cup official poster
Tournament details
Host country  Uruguay
Dates 13 July – 30 July
Teams 13
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Uruguay (1st title)
Runner-up  Argentina
Third place  United States
Fourth place  Yugoslavia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 18
Goals scored 70 (3.89 per match)
Attendance 434,500 (24,139 per match)
Top scorer(s) Argentina Guillermo Stábile
(8 goals)

The 1930 FIFA World Cup was the inaugural edition of the world championship for international association football teams – the FIFA World Cup. It was played in Uruguay from 13 July to 30 July. Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) selected Uruguay as host nation as the country would be celebrating the centenary of its independence, and the Uruguay national football team had successfully retained their football title at the 1928 Summer Olympics. All matches were played in the Uruguayan capital, Montevideo, the majority at the Estadio Centenario, which was built for the tournament.

Thirteen teams, seven from South America, four from Europe and two from North America entered the tournament. Few European teams chose to participate due to the duration and cost of travel. The teams were divided into four groups, with the winner of each group progressing to the semi-finals. The first two World Cup matches took place simultaneously, and were won by France and the USA, who defeated Mexico 4–1 and Belgium 3–0, respectively. Lucien Laurent of France scored the first goal in World Cup history.

Argentina, Uruguay, the USA and Yugoslavia each won their respective groups to qualify for the semi-finals. In the final, hosts and pre-tournament favourites Uruguay defeated Argentina 4–2 in front of a crowd of 93,000 people, and became the first nation to win a World Cup.



In 1914, FIFA agreed to recognise the Olympic football tournament as a "world football championship for amateurs",[1] and took responsibility for managing the event at the next three Olympiads: from 1920 to 1928. In the 1908 Olympic Games and the 1912 Olympic Games the football competitions had been organised by The Football Association and the Swedish Football Association respectively.

The preliminary schedule for the 1932 Summer Olympics, held in Los Angeles did not include football. FIFA and the International Olympic Committee disagreed over the status of amateur players, so football was dropped from the Games.[2] On 26 May 1928, at FIFA's Amsterdam conference and on the opening day of the Olympic football tournament, FIFA president Jules Rimet announced plans to stage a tournament independent of the Olympics, open to all FIFA members and with professionalism permitted.[3] The membership voted 25–5 to accept the proposal.[4] Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Spain and Uruguay all lodged applications to host the event.[1][5] Uruguay's bid became the clear favourite for a number of reasons. Uruguay were reigning Olympic champions, and thus de facto world champions, the bid included plans to build a new stadium as a centrepiece,[6] and the Uruguayan authorities also offered to refund the expenses of all participants.[7] The other nations withdrew their bids,[8] and Uruguay was chosen to host the tournament.


For a list of all squads that appeared in the final tournament, see 1930 FIFA World Cup squads.
World map highlighting competing nations, colour coded by finishing position with the top 4 marked separately (Uruguay 1, Argentina 2, USA 3, Yugoslavia 4). Most of the Americas are shaded, with small representation in Europe. Other continents are entirely unshaded.
Participating countries

The first World Cup was the only one without qualification. Every country affiliated with FIFA was invited to compete, and given a deadline of 28 February 1930 to accept. Plenty of interest was shown by nations in the Americas; Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and the United States all entered. However, due to the long and costly trip across the Atlantic Ocean, and the length of absence required for players,[1] very few European teams were inclined to take part. Some refused to countenance travel to South America in any circumstances,[9] and no European entries were received before the February deadline. In an attempt to gain some European participation, the Uruguayan Football Association sent a letter of invitation to The Football Association, even though the Home Nations were not members of FIFA at the time. This was rejected by the FA Committee on 18 November 1929.[10] Two months before the start of the tournament, no team from Europe had officially entered.[11]

Golden trophy in a presentation case. It depicts the Greek goddess Nike standing with arms aloft.
Replica of the trophy awarded to the winners.

We were 15 days on the ship "CONTE VERDE" getting out there. We embarked from Villefranche-sur-Mer in company of the Belgians and the Yugoslavians. We did our basic exercises down below and our training on deck. The coach never spoke about tactics at all..."

FIFA president Rimet intervened, and eventually four European teams made the trip by sea: Belgium, France, Romania, and Yugoslavia. The Romanians, managed by Costel Radulescu and coached by their captain Rudolf Wetzer and Octav Luchide, entered the competition following the intervention of newly crowned King Carol II. He selected the squad personally, and negotiated with employers to ensure that the players would still have jobs upon their return.[13] The Romanians boarded the SS Conte Verde at Genoa, the French were picked up at Villefranche-sur-Mer on 21 June 1930;[14] and the Belgians embarked at Barcelona.[15] The Conte Verde carried Rimet, the trophy and the three designated European referees: the Belgians Jean Langenus and Henri Christophe, along with Thomas Balway, a Parisien who may have been English. The Brazilian team were picked up when the boat docked in Rio de Janeiro on 29 June before arriving in Uruguay on 4 July.[11] Yugoslavia travelled via the mail steamship Florida from Marseille.[15]

Tournament summary

The thirteen teams were drawn into four groups, and all the games were played in the Uruguayan capital, Montevideo. Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil and the USA were seeded, and were kept apart in the draw,[16] which took place in Montevideo once all the teams arrived.[17] Since there were no qualifying games, the opening two matches of the tournament were the first World Cup games ever played, taking place simultaneously on 13 July 1930; France beat Mexico 4–1 at the Estadio Pocitos, while the United States defeated Belgium 3–0 at the same time at the Estadio Gran Parque Central. France's Lucien Laurent was the scorer of the first World Cup goal.[18]

Group 1

We were playing Mexico and it was snowing, since it was winter in the southern hemisphere. One of my team mates centred the ball and I followed its path carefully, taking it on the volley with my right foot. Everyone was pleased but we didn't all roll around on the ground – nobody realised that history was being made. A quick handshake and we got on the with game. And no bonus either; we were all amateurs in those days, right to the end.

The first group was the only one to contain four teams: Argentina, Chile, France and Mexico. Two days after France's victory over Mexico, they faced group favourites Argentina. Injuries hindered France; goalkeeper Thépot had to leave the field after 20 minutes, and Laurent, after a fierce tackle by Luis Monti, spent most of the match limping. However, they held out for most of the match, only succumbing to an 81st-minute goal scored from a Monti free kick.[19] The game featured an officiating controversy when referee Almeida Rego erroneously blew the final whistle six minutes early, with Frenchman Marcel Langiller clear on goal; play only resumed after protests from the French players.[20] Though France had played twice in 48 hours, Chile had yet to play their first match. They faced Mexico the following day, gaining a comfortable 3–0 win.[21]

Argentina's second match, against Mexico, featured the first penalty of the tournament. A total of five penalties, three of them controversial, were awarded during the match, which was refereed by the Bolivian coach Ulises Saucedo.[22] Guillermo Stábile scored a hat-trick on his international debut[23] as Argentina won 6–3, despite the absence of their captain Manuel Ferreira, who had returned to Buenos Aires to take a law exam.[24] Qualification was decided by the group's final match, contested by Argentina and Chile, who had beaten France and Mexico respectively. The game was marred by a brawl sparked by a foul on Arturo Torres by Monti.[20] Argentina won 3–1 against their neighbours and progressed to the semi-finals.

Group 2

The second group contained Brazil, Bolivia and Yugoslavia. Brazil, the group seeds, were expected to progress. However, in the group's opening match Yugoslavia gained an unexpected 2–1 victory over Brazil.[25] Going into the tournament Bolivia had never previously won an international match. For their opener they paid tribute to the hosts by wearing shirts each emblazoned with a single letter, spelling "Viva Uruguay" as the team lined up.[26] Both of Bolivia's matches followed a similar pattern, a promising start gradually transforming into heavy defeat. Against Yugoslavia, they held out for an hour before conceding, but were four goals down by the final whistle.[21] Misfortune played its part; several Bolivian goals were disallowed.[26] Against Brazil, when both teams had only pride to play for, the score was 1–0 to Brazil at half-time. Brazil added three more in the second half, two of them scored by the multi-sportsman Preguinho.[27] Yugoslavia qualified for the semi-finals.

Group 3

Hosts Uruguay were in a group with Peru and Romania. The opening match in this group saw the first sending off in the competition, when Plácido Galindo of Peru was dismissed against Romania. The Romanians made their man advantage pay; their 3–1 win included two late goals. This match had the smallest crowd of any in World Cup history. The official attendance was 2,459, but the actual figure is generally accepted to be around 300.[28]

Due to construction delays at Estadio Centenario, Uruguay's first match was not played until five days into the tournament. The first to be held at the Centenario, it was preceded by a ceremony in honour of the Uruguayan centenary celebrations. The Uruguayan team spent the four weeks preceding the match in a training camp, at which strict discipline was exercised. Goalkeeper Andrés Mazali was dropped from the squad for breaking a curfew to visit his wife.[29] One hundred years to the day of the creation of Uruguay's first constitution, the hosts won a tight match against Peru 1–0. The result was viewed as a poor performance by the Uruguayan press, but lauded in Peru.[30] Uruguay subsequently defeated Romania with ease, scoring four first half goals to win 4–0.

Group 4

The United States dominated the fourth group. The USA team, which contained a significant number of new caps, were reputedly nicknamed "the shot-putters" by an unnamed source in the French contingent.[5] They beat their first opponents, Belgium, 3–0. The ease of the victory was unexpected; Uruguayan newspaper Imparcial wrote that "the large score of the American victory has really surprised the experts".[31] Belgian reports bemoaned the state of the pitch and refereeing decisions, claiming that the second goal was offside.[31] The group's second match, played in windy conditions,[32] witnessed the first tournament hat-trick, scored by Bert Patenaude of the United States against Paraguay. Until 10 November 2006 the first hat-trick that FIFA acknowledged had been scored by Guillermo Stábile of Argentina, two days after Patenaude; however, in 2006 FIFA announced that Patenaude's claim to being the first hat-trick scorer was valid, as a goal previously assigned to teammate Tom Florie's was reattributed to Patenaude.[33] With the USA having secured qualification, the final match in the group was a dead rubber. Paraguay beat Belgium by a 1–0 margin.[21]


The four group winners, Argentina, Yugoslavia, Uruguay, and the United States, moved to the semi-finals. The two semi-final matches saw identical scores. In the first semi-final, a Monti goal half-way through the first half gave Argentina a 1–0 half-time lead against the United States. In the second half the strength of the United States team was overwhelmed by the pace of the Argentinian attacks, the match finishing 6–1 to Argentina.[34]

In the second semi-final there were shades of the 1924 Summer Olympics match between Yugoslavia and Uruguay. Here, though, Yugoslavia took a surprise lead through Sekulić. Uruguay then took a 2–1 lead, but shortly before half-time Yugoslavia had a goal disallowed due to a controversial offside decision.[25] The hosts scored four more in the second half to win 6–1, Pedro Cea completing a hat-trick.[34]

Third and fourth place

The now-traditional third place playoff was not established until 1934, so the 1930 World Cup is unique in having no match take place between the semi-finals and the final. Occasional sources, notably a FIFA Bulletin from 1984, incorrectly imply that a third-place match occurred and was won 3–1 by Yugoslavia.[35] Accounts differ as a whether a third-place was originally scheduled. According to a 2009 book by Hyder Jawad, Yugoslavia refused to play a third-place match because they were upset with the refereeing in their semi-final against Uruguay.[36] A FIFA technical committee report on the 1986 World Cup included full rankings of all teams at all previous World Cup finals; this report retrospectively ranked the United States third and Yugoslavia fourth,[37] a practice since continued by FIFA.[38]


A worn, old brown football. One panel has space for stitches, but none are present.
Another aged ball, slightly lighter in colour and more worn. Near the top are five vertical stitches
Due to a dispute, a different ball was used in each half, one chosen by each team. Argentina's ball (top) was used for the first half, and Uruguay's ball (bottom) was used for the second half.

The resounding wins for Uruguay and Argentina in the semi-finals meant the final was a repeat of the matchup in the 1928 Olympic final, which Uruguay won 2–1 after a replay.

The final was played at the Estadio Centenario on 30 July. Feelings ran high around the La Plata Basin, dispelling any uncertainty as to whether the tournament had captured the imagination of the public. The ten boats earmarked to carry Argentine fans from Buenos Aires to Montevideo proved inadequate,[25] and any number of assorted craft attempted the crossing. An estimated 10–15,000 Argentinians made the trip, but the port at Montevideo was so overwhelmed that many did not even make landfall before kick-off, let alone reach the stadium.[39] At the stadium, supporters were searched for weapons.[40] The gates were opened at eight o'clock, six hours before kick-off, and at noon the ground was full,[25] the official attendance 93,000.[41] A disagreement overshadowed the build-up to the match as the teams failed to agree on who should provide the match ball, forcing FIFA to intervene and decree that the Argentine team would provide the ball for the first half and the Uruguayans would provide their own for the second.[5] Uruguay made one change from their semi-final lineup. Castro replaced Anselmo, who missed out due to illness.[34] Monti played for Argentina despite receiving death threats on the eve of the match. The referee was Belgian Jean Langenus, who only agreed to officiate a few hours before the game, having sought assurances for his safety.[42] One of his requests was for a boat to be ready at the harbour within one hour of the final whistle, in case he needed to make a quick escape.[43]

The hosts scored the opening goal through Pablo Dorado, a low shot from a position on the right.[44] Argentina, displaying superior passing ability, responded strongly. Within eight minutes they were back on level terms. Carlos Peucelle received a Ferreira through-ball, beat his marker and equalised.[44] Shortly before half-time leading tournament goalscorer Guillermo Stábile gave Argentina a 2–1 lead. Uruguay captain Nasazzi protested, maintaining that Stábile was offside, but to no avail.[42] In the second half Uruguay gradually became ascendant. Shortly after Monti missed a chance to make the score 3–1, Uruguay attacked in numbers, and Pedro Cea scored an equaliser.[44] Ten minutes later a goal by Santos Iriarte gave Uruguay the lead, and just before full-time Castro made it 4–2 to seal the win.[42] Langenus ended the match a minute later, and Uruguay thus added the title World Cup winners to their mantle of Olympic champions. Jules Rimet presented the World Cup Trophy, which was later named for him, to the head of the Uruguayan Football Association, Raúl Jude.[45] The following day was declared a national holiday in Uruguay;[41] in the Argentinian capital, Buenos Aires, a mob threw stones at the Uruguayan consulate.[46] Only one player from the final, Francisco Varallo (who played as a forward for Argentina), is still alive as of 2010.[47]

France, Yugoslavia and the United States all undertook friendlies in South America following the competition. Brazil played France on 1 August, Yugoslavia on 10 August and the United States on 17 August,[48] while Argentina hosted Yugoslavia on 3 August.[49]


Painting of a bowl-shaped stadium, from a viewpoint high above. The stadium contins a football pitch. There are figures on the pitch, but they are too small to make out any detail. The stands, open to the air, are all full. At the left of the stadium there is a large white tower. In the foreground in front of the stadium is a row of trees. Beyond the stadium in the background is an indistinct mix of fields and buildings.
The Estadio Centenario hosted the majority of the tournament's matches.

All matches took place in Montevideo. Three stadiums were used: Estadio Centenario, Estadio Pocitos, and Estadio Parque Central. The 100,000 capacity Estadio Centenario was built both for the tournament and as a celebration of the centenary of Uruguayan independence. Designed by Juan Scasso,[50] it was the primary stadium for the tournament, referred to by Rimet as a "temple of football".[51] The stadium hosted 10 of the 18 matches including both semi-finals and the final. However, a rushed construction schedule and delays caused by the rainy season meant the Centenario was not ready for use until five days into the tournament.[6] Early matches were played at smaller stadiums usually used by Montevideo football clubs Nacional and Peñarol, the 20,000 capacity Parque Central and the Pocitos.


First round

Group 1

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
15:00 UYT
France  4 – 1  Mexico Estadio Pocitos, Montevideo
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Lombardi (Uruguay)
L. Laurent Goal 19'
Langiller Goal 40'
Maschinot Goal 43'87'
Report Carreño Goal 70'

15 July 1930
16:00 UYT
Argentina  1 – 0  France Estadio Parque Central, Montevideo
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Rego (Brazil)
Monti Goal 81' Report

16 July 1930
14:45 UYT
Chile  3 – 0  Mexico Estadio Parque Central, Montevideo
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Christophe (Belgium)
Subiabre Goal 3'52'[52]
Vidal Goal 65'

19 July 1930
12:50 UYT
Chile  1 – 0  France Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Tejada (Uruguay)
Subiabre Goal 65'[52] Report

19 July 1930
15:00 UYT
Argentina  6 – 3  Mexico Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Saucedo (Bolivia)
Stábile Goal 8'45'80'
Zumelzú Goal 12'55'
Varallo Goal 53'
Report M. Rosas Goal 42' (pen.)65'
Gayón Goal 75'

22 July 1930
14:45 UYT
Argentina  3 – 1  Chile Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Langenus (Belgium)
Stábile Goal 12'39'
M. Evaristo Goal 81'
Report Subiabre Goal 15'[52]

Group 2

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
12:45 UYT
Yugoslavia  2 – 1  Brazil Estadio Parque Central, Montevideo
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Tejada (Uruguay)
Tirnanić Goal 21'
Bek Goal 30'
Report Preguinho Goal 62'

17 July 1930
12:45 UYT
Yugoslavia  4 – 0  Bolivia Estadio Parque Central, Montevideo
Attendance: 800
Referee: Mateucci (Uruguay)
Bek Goal 60'67'
Marjanović Goal 65'
Vujadinović Goal 85'[52]

20 July 1930
13:00 UYT
Brazil  4 – 0  Bolivia Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Balway (France)
Moderato Goal 37'73'
Preguinho Goal 57'83'[52]

Group 3

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
14:50 UYT
Romania  3 – 1  Peru Estadio Pocitos, Montevideo
Attendance: 300
Referee: Alberto Warnken (Chile)
Deşu Goal 1'[52]
Barbu Goal 85'[52]
Stanciu Goal 85'[52]
Report Souza Ferreira Goal 75'

18 July 1930
14:30 UYT
Uruguay  1 – 0  Peru Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Langenus (Belgium)
Castro Goal 65' Report

21 July 1930
14:50 UYT
Uruguay  4 – 0  Romania Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Almeida Rêgo (Brazil)
Dorado Goal 7'
Scarone Goal 26'[52]
Anselmo Goal 31'
Cea Goal 35'[52]

Group 4

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
15:00 UYT
United States  3 – 0  Belgium Estadio Parque Central, Montevideo
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Jose Macias (Argentina)
McGhee Goal 41'45'[52]
Patenaude Goal 88'[52]

17 July 1930
14:45 UYT
United States  3 – 0  Paraguay Estadio Parque Central, Montevideo
Attendance: 800
Referee: Jose Macias (Argentina)
Patenaude Goal 10'15'50'[53] Report

20 July 1930
15:00 UYT
Paraguay  1 – 0  Belgium Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 900
Referee: Ricardo Vallarino (Uruguay)
Vargas Peña Goal 40'[52] Report

Knockout stage

  Semi-finals Final
26 July – Montevideo
  Argentina 6  
  United States 1  
30 July – Montevideo
      Argentina 2
    Uruguay 4
27 July – Montevideo
  Uruguay 6
  Yugoslavia 1  


26 July 1930
14:45 UYT
Argentina  6 – 1  United States Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Langenus (Belgium)
Monti Goal 20'
Scopelli Goal 56'
Stábile Goal 69'87'
Peucelle Goal 80'85'
Report Brown Goal 89'

27 July 1930
14:45 UYT
Uruguay  6 – 1  Yugoslavia Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 93,000
Referee: Almeida Rego (Brazil)
Cea Goal 18'67'72'[52]
Anselmo Goal 20'31'[52]
Iriarte Goal 61'[52]
Report Sekulić Goal 4'[52]


30 July 1930
15:30 UYT
Uruguay  4 – 2  Argentina Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 93,000[41]
Referee: Langenus (Belgium)
Dorado Goal 12'
Cea Goal 57'[52]
Iriarte Goal 68'
Castro Goal 89'
Report Peucelle Goal 20'
Stábile Goal 37'[52]
 1930 FIFA World Cup Winners 

First title


8 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
2 goals (cont.)
1 goal


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The 1930 FIFA World Cup was a football (soccer) sporting event that was held in Uruguay in 1930.Uruguay won the trophy after beating Argentina in the final.




North and Central America

South America


Round 1

Group A

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Group B

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Group C

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Group D

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Round 2

  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 forth place) as the United States had better results in the tournement overall.[1]


  1. 1930 FIFA World Cup, Retrieved on 5 March 2009.

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