1930 FIFA World Cup
Tournament details
Host country Uruguay
Dates 13 July-10 August
Teams 16 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s) 4 (in Montevideo, San Sebastian host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Netherlands (1st title)
Runners-up  Argentina
Third place  Czechoslovakia
Fourth place   Switzerland
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 83 (2.59 per match)
Top scorer(s) Czechoslovakia Antonin Hojer (6 goals)
Spain 1926
Italy 1934

The 1930 FIFA World Cup was the sixth FIFA World Cup since it started in 1906. It took place between the 13th July to the 3rd August and was the first tournament to be held in South America.

Netherlands took home their first World Cup title after defeating Argentina in the final by 2-0 and in the progress became the fifth nation to win a World Cup title.

Background

The host nation was selected on May 31, 1926, with Uruguay winning the vote. This though spark convertiseary from the outset with the British teams pulling out and sparked a football competition for the British Empire Games which happened in Canada only two days after the World Cup ended. Despite the protest from the British teams, the competition still went as planned with FIFA declaring that it will be rotating the World Cups between Europe and the Americas.

Bids

For the first time in FIFA World Cup history, there had to be a vote for the sixth World Cup with Uruguay and Italy putting a bid in for the 1930 edition. On May 31 1926, Uruguay won the vote by the closest margin possible by only 1 vote.

Voting results
Country Round 1
Uruguay Uruguay 7
Italy Italy 6

Qualfiying

Main article: 1930 FIFA World Cup qualification

Seeding

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

Group Stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
 Uruguay 3 3 0 0 8 2 4.00 6
 Yugoslavia 3 2 0 1 9 3 3.00 4
23x15px Germany 3 0 1 2 4 8 0.50 1
 Peru 3 0 1 2 2 10 0.20 1
July 13
Germany 23x15px 1-3  Uruguay
Pöttinger Goal 59' Petrone Goal 23'
Melogno Goal 69'
Urdinarán Goal 77'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo


July 13
Peru  0-5  Yugoslavia
Marjanović Goal 48', Goal 64', Goal 83'
Vujadinović Goal 19'
Luburić Goal 37'


July 20
Uruguay  3-0  Peru
Saldombide Goal 23', Goal 88'
Calvo Goal 75'
San Sebastian


July 20
Yugoslavia  3-1 23x15px Germany
Marjanović Goal 5', Goal 79'
Bek Goal 57'
Hofmann Goal 32'
Estadio Pocitos, Montevideo


July 27
Germany 23x15px 2-2  Peru
Frank Goal 22', Goal 86' Villanueva Goal 14'
Sarmiento Goal 53'


July 27
Uruguay  2-1  Yugoslavia
Melogno Goal 43'
Calvo Goal 85'
Mihajlović Goal 67'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
 Netherlands 3 2 1 0 7 2 3.50 5
 Argentina 3 1 2 0 5 2 2.50 4
 France 3 1 1 1 4 3 1.33 3
 United States 3 0 0 3 0 9 0.00 0
July 14
Argentina  1-1  Netherlands
Peucelle Goal 13' Chividini Goal 48' (o.g)
Estadio Pocitos, Montevideo


July 14
United States  0-2  France
Cheuva Goal 19'
Langiller Goal 41'
San Sebastian


July 21
Netherlands  4-0  United States
Tap Goal 15', Goal 80'
van den Broek Goal 31', Goal 72'


July 21
France  1-1  Argentina
Maschinot Goal 43' Peucelle Goal 79'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo


July 28
France  1-2  Netherlands
Veinante Goal 65' Landaal Goal 39'
van der Heijden Goal 43'
Estadio Pocitos, Montevideo


July 28
Argentina  3-0  United States
Stábile Goal 24'
Scopelli Goal 48'
Ferreira Goal 77'
San Sebastian

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
 Sweden 3 2 1 0 5 1 5.00 5
 Brazil 3 1 1 1 3 3 1.00 3
 Egypt 3 0 3 0 2 2 1.00 3
 Italy 3 0 1 2 0 4 0.00 1
July 16
Egypt  0-0  Italy
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo


July 16
Brazil  0-2  Sweden
Rydell Goal 31', Goal 58'


July 23
Italy  0-2  Brazil
Moderato Goal 41'
Teóphilo Goal 56'
Estadio Pocitos, Montevideo


July 23
Sweden  1-1  Egypt
Rydell Goal 75' Ismail Goal 39'
San Sebastian


July 30
Italy  0-2  Sweden
Kroon Goal 31'
Lundahl Goal 75'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo


July 30
Egypt  1-1  Brazil
Hasan Goal 57' Moderato Goal 33'

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
  Switzerland 3 3 0 0 9 1 9.00 6
 Czechoslovakia 3 2 0 1 5 4 1.25 4
 Norway 3 1 0 2 3 3 1.00 2
 Paraguay 3 0 0 3 0 9 0.00 0
July 17
Czechoslovakia  1-3   Switzerland
Puč Goal 15' Lehmann Goal 34', Goal 48', Goal 53'
Estadio Pocitos, Montevideo


July 17
Paraguay  0-2  Norway
Pettersen Goal 13'
Juve Goal 55'
San Sebastian


July 24
Switzerland   5-0  Paraguay
Lehmann Goal 31', Goal 72'
Grassi Goal 18', Goal 22'
Weiler Goal 55'


July 24
Norway  1-2  Czechoslovakia
Krupp Goal 42' Hojer Goal 16'
Svoboda Goal 66'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo


July 31
Switzerland   1-0  Norway
Stelzer Goal 28'
Estadio Pocitos, Montevideo


July 31
Czechoslovakia  2-0  Paraguay
Silný Goal 24'
Hojer Goal 58'
San Sebastian

Knockout Stage

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
3 August - Montevideo        
  Uruguay  1
7 August - Montevideo
  Czechoslovakia  2 (aet)  
  Czechoslovakia  0
3 August - Montevideo
    Netherlands  3  
  Netherlands  2 (aet)
10 August - Montevideo
  Brazil  1  
  Netherlands  2
4 August - San Sebastian
    Argentina  0
  Sweden  0
7 August - Montevideo
  Argentina  1  
  Argentina  1 Third place
4 August - Montevideo
     Switzerland  0  
   Switzerland  2   Czechoslovakia  2
  Yugoslavia  0      Switzerland  0
10 August - Montevideo


Quarter Finals

August 3
Uruguay  1-2  Czechoslovakia
Urdinarán Goal 52' Hojer Goal 33', Goal 64'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo


August 3
Netherlands  2-1 (a.e.t)  Brazil
van der Wildt Goal 53'
van den Broek Goal 107'
Russinho Goal 84'
Estadio Pocitos, Montevideo


August 4
Sweden  0-1  Argentina
Stábile Goal 37'
San Sebastian


August 4
Switzerland   2-0  Yugoslavia
Stelzer Goal 23', Goal 47'

Semi Finals

August 7
Czechoslovakia  0-3  Netherlands
Landall Goal 30', Goal 37'
Tap Goal 41'


August 7
Argentina  1-0   Switzerland
Peucelle Goal 84'
Estadio Pocitos, Montevideo

Third Place Playoff

August 10
Czechoslovakia  2-0   Switzerland
Hojer Goal 23', Goal 52'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo

Final

August 10
Netherlands  2-0  Argentina
Landall Goal 52'
Tap Goal 61'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 85,532

Goalscorers

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

Tournament team rankings

R Team G P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Netherlands B 6 5 1 0 14 3 +11 11
2  Argentina B 6 3 2 1 7 4 +3 8
3  Czechoslovakia D 6 4 0 2 9 8 +1 8
4   Switzerland D 6 4 0 2 11 4 +7 8
Eliminated in the quarter finals
5  Uruguay A 4 3 0 1 9 4 +5 6
6  Sweden C 4 2 1 1 5 2 +3 5
7  Yugoslavia A 4 2 0 2 9 4 +5 4
8  Brazil C 4 1 1 2 4 5 -1 3
Eliminated in the group stage
9  France B 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 3
10  Egypt C 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
11  Norway D 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 2
12 23x15px Germany A 3 0 1 2 4 8 -4 1
13  Italy C 3 0 1 2 0 4 -4 1
14  Peru A 3 0 1 2 2 10 -8 1
15  United States B 3 0 0 3 0 9 -9 0
16  Paraguay D 3 0 0 3 0 9 -9 0

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