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Uruguay World Cup 1930

Uruguay World Cup is the first World Cup in the history of soccer/football to be hosted in July, 1930. Uruguay was at the moment the reigning Olympic Champion, which helped with being the choice for hosting the 1930 World Cup over Italy and Spain.

During this time only 13 teams would participate in the 1930 Soccer World Cup, with only 4 teams making the trip from Europe due to the long boat ride over the Atlantic.

I would also like to mention that the host had also built a brand new stadium that had the capacity of 95,000 fans.

Teams that participated in the very first 1930 World Cup were:
Argentina, Brazil, France, Belgium, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, United States, Romania, Mexico, Yugoslavia, Bolivia and Peru.

France played the very first 1930 World Cup game beating Mexico 4:1 and the Frenchman Lucien Laurent scored the first ever World Cup goal.

Argentina and Uruguay were the power teams during the first World Cup topping their table with ease.

1930 World Cup Winner received what is known today as "The Jules Rimet Trophy".


1930 World Cup Champions: Uruguay

1930 World Cup Runner Up: Argentina


1.Uruguay 8 Points
2.Argentina 8 Points
3.United States 4 Points
4.Yugoslavia 4 Points
5.Chile 4 Points
6.Brazil 2 Points
7.France 2 Points
8.Romania 2 Points
9.Paraguay 2 Points
10.Peru 0 Points
11.Belgium 0 Points
12.Bolivia 0 Points
13.Mexico 0 Points


Guillermo Stábile (ARG) 8 goals
Pedro Cea (URU) 5 goals
Guillermo Subiabre (CHI) 4 goals
Bert Patenaude (USA) 4 goals


Number of games 18
Total Goals scored 70
Average per game 3,88
Total attendance 435,500
Average attendance 24,500
Final Attendance 93,900

URUGUAY WORLD CUP 1930 - Group 1

Argentina, Chile, France, Mexico

France vs Mexico 4-1
Argentina vs France 1-0
Chile vs Mexico 3-0
Chile vs France 1-0
Argentina vs Mexico 6-3
Argentina vs Chile 3-1

URUGUAY WORLD CUP 1930 - Group 2

Yugoslavia, Brazil, Bolivia

Yugoslavia vs Brazil 2-1
Yugoslavia vs Bolivia 4-0
Brazil vs Bolivia 4-0

URUGUAY WORLD CUP 1930 - Group 3

Uruguay, Romania, Peru

Romania vs Peru 3-1
Uruguay vs Peru 1-0
Uruguay vs Romania 4-0

URUGUAY WORLD CUP 1930 - Group 4

United States, Paraguay, Belgium

United States vs Belgium 3-0
United States vs Paraguay 3-0
Paraguay vs Belgium 1-0

URUGUAY 1930 WORLD CUP - Semifinals

Argentina vs United States 6-1
Uruguay vs Yugoslavia 6-1


Uruguay vs Argentina 4-2

The final was played in front of almost 94,000 fans and Uruguay ended up winning the game 4:2 after a very slow start and Argentina dominating the first half.

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1986 World Cup
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1978 World Cup
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1970 World Cup
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1966 World Cup
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1962 World Cup
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1958 World Cup
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1954 World Cup
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1950 World Cup
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1938 World Cup
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1934 World Cup
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1930 First World Cup
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