1930 FIFA World Cup Final

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1930 FIFA World Cup Final
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Belgian referee John Langenus inspecting the pitch before the match
Event 1930 FIFA World Cup
Date 30 July 1930
Venue Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Referee John Langenus (Belgium)
Attendance 68,346
1934

The 1930 FIFA World Cup Final was contested by the finalists from the 1928 Olympics, Uruguay and Argentina.

The final was played at the Estadio Centenario on July 30. The stadium gates were opened at eight o'clock, six hours before kick-off, and at noon the ground was full,[1] officially holding 93,000 people.[2] A disagreement overshadowed the build-up to the match as the teams disagreed 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.[3] The game ended 4–2 to Uruguay (who had trailed 2–1 at half time) who added the title World Cup winners to the mantle of Olympic Champions, as Jules Rimet, president of FIFA, presented the World Cup Trophy, which was later named after him. The following day was declared a national holiday in Uruguay;[2] in the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires a mob threw stones at the Uruguayan consulate.[4]

The last living player from that final, Francisco Varallo (who played as a striker for Argentina), died on 30 August 2010.[5]

Route to the final[edit]

Uruguay Round Argentina
Opponent Result First round Opponent Result
 Peru 1–0 Match 1  France 1–0
 Romania 4–0 Match 2  Mexico 6–3
Match 3  Chile 3–1
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
Final standing
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
Opponent Result Knockout stage Opponent Result
Kingdom of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 6–1 Semi-finals  United States 6–1

Match details[edit]

30 July 1930
15:30 UYT (UTC-03:30)
Uruguay  4–2  Argentina
Dorado Goal 12'
Cea Goal 57'[6]
Iriarte Goal 68'
Castro Goal 89'
Report Peucelle Goal 20'
Stábile Goal 37'[6]
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 68,346
Referee: John Langenus (Belgium)
Uruguay
Argentina
GK Enrique Ballestrero
RB José Nasazzi (c)
LB Ernesto Mascheroni
RH José Andrade
LH Álvaro Gestido
CH Lorenzo Fernández
IR Héctor Scarone
IL Pedro Cea
OR Pablo Dorado
CF Héctor Castro
OL Santos Iriarte
Manager:
Alberto Suppici
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GK Juan Botasso
RB José Della Torre
LB Fernando Paternoster
RH Pedro Suárez
LH Juan Evaristo
CH Luis Monti
IR Manuel Ferreira (c)
IL Francisco Varallo
OR Mario Evaristo
CF Guillermo Stábile
OL Carlos Peucelle
Managers:
Francisco Olazar
Juan José Tramutola


Linesmen:
Bolivia Ulises Saucedo
Belgium Henri Christophe

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glanville, p19
  2. ^ a b "FIFA World Cup Origin" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 20 May 2007. 
  3. ^ "Uruguay 1930". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 11 April 2002. Retrieved 25 February 2007. 
  4. ^ Glanville, p21
  5. ^ "Francisco Varallo, 100 not out". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  6. ^ a b This is one of several goals for which the statistical details are disputed. The goalscorers and timings used here are those of FIFA, the official record. Some other sources, such as RSSSF, state a different scorer and/or timing. See "World Cup 1930 finals". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 3 December 2008. Retrieved 1 December 2008. .

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