Saturday, July 4, 2009

1930 FIFA World Cup Uruguay ™

Teams: 13
When: 13 July 1930 to 30 July 1930
Final: 30 July 1930
Matches: 18
Goals: 70 (average 3.9 per match)
Attendance: 434500 (average 24138)
Winner: Uruguay
Runners-Up: Argentina
Third: USA
Fourth: Yugoslavia
Golden Shoe: Guillermo STABILE (ARG)
FIFA President Jules Rimet's dream was realised as Uruguay hosted the inaugural FIFA World Cup in its centenary year. Only four European teams made the long sea journey and the Final was an all-South American affair, with Uruguay beating neighbours Argentina just as they had done in the 1928 Olympic final. Trailing at half-time, the hosts triumphed 4-2 in the newly built Estadio Centenario to become football's first world champions.

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