1938 FIFA World Cup Final
The Stade Olympique de Colombes held the final
|Event||1938 FIFA World Cup|
|Date||19 June 1938|
|Venue||Stade Olympique de Colombes, Paris|
|Referee||Georges Capdeville (France)|
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.
Route to the final
|Norway||2–1 (a.e.t.)||Round of 16||Dutch East Indies||6–0|
After 6 minutes, Gino Colaussi opened the scoring for Italy, before Pál Titkos equalised for the Hungarians two minutes later. However, Italy quickly regained the lead eight minutes later with a goal from Silvio Piola. In the 35th minute, Italy extended their lead to 3–1 going into half-time after the unmarked Colaussi scored his second of the match. In the 70th minute, captain György Sárosi scored for Hungary to reduce the deficit. However, in the 82nd minute Silvio Piola completed a brace to put Italy up 4–2, sealing the second World Cup title for the Italians.
|Colaussi 6', 35'
Piola 16', 82'
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