Estadio Pocitos

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Estadio Pocitos
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The site of Estadio Pocitos
Location Montevideo, Uruguay
Coordinates 34°54′18.19″S 56°9′22.32″W / 34.9050528°S 56.1562000°W / -34.9050528; -56.1562000Coordinates: 34°54′18.19″S 56°9′22.32″W / 34.9050528°S 56.1562000°W / -34.9050528; -56.1562000
Capacity 1,000
Field size 109 x 75 m
Surface grass
Construction
Opened November 6, 1921 (1921-11-06)
Demolished 1940
Tenants
Peñarol (1921-33)

Estadio Pocitos was a multi-use stadium in Montevideo, Uruguay, that does not exist today. This stadium was mainly used for football matches of the owner club Peñarol from 1921 to 1933. Later it was demolished in the 30s decade because Peñarol started to play in the Estadio Centenario as its home field, and additionally due to the increasing urbanisation of Montevideo. The first FIFA World Cup goal was scored in this stadium by the French player Laurent. The game was France against Mexico and was one of the two games that opened the World Cup, the other being held at the same time in Parque Central.

This stadium was one of the first soccer stadiums to include elliptical stands, taken from the model of the ancient Greek theatre. It has been said that the Estadio Centenario was planned to be a "giant version" of this stadium. This stadium is included in a German book of the 40 most influential stadiums in history.

The 1930 FIFA World Cup[edit]

During the 1930 FIFA World Cup, the stadium hosted two group matches:

Group A match

July 13, 1930
15:00
France France 4–1 Mexico Mexico
Lucien Laurent 19'
Marcel Langiller 40'
André Maschinot 43', 87'
Juan Carreño Sandoval 70'
Montevideo, Estadio Pocitos
Attendance: 1000
Referee: Lombardi (Uruguay)

Group C match

July 14, 1930
14:50
Romania Romania 3–1 Peru Peru
Constantin Stanciu 2' pen, 89'
Ştefan Barbu 79'
Luis Alfonso Souza-Ferreira 75'
Montevideo, Estadio Pocitos
Attendance: 300
Referee: Warnken (Chile)

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