The final itself took place at the Stade Olympique de Colombes in Paris. Vittorio Pozzo's Italian side took the lead early, but Hungary equalised within two minutes. The Italians took the lead again shortly after, and by the end of the first half were leading the Hungarians 3-1. Hungary never really got back into the game. With the final score favouring the Italians 4-2, Italy became the first team to successfully defend the title (and the first team to win the title on foreign soil) and were once more crowned World Cup winners.
The last survivor of the game was Italy's Pietro Rava, who died on 5 November 2006 at the age of 90.