1938 FIFA World Cup Final

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1938 FIFA World Cup Final
Event 1938 FIFA World Cup
Date 19 June 1938
Venue Stade Olympique de Colombes, Paris
Referee Georges Capdeville (France)
Attendance 45,000

The 1938 FIFA World Cup Final was the deciding match of the 1938 FIFA World Cup. It was contested by Italy and Hungary. Italy won the game 4-2 to win the last tournament before World War II.

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.[1]

Match details[edit]

19 June 1938
17:00 (WEST)
Italy  4–2  Hungary
Colaussi Goal 6'35'
Piola Goal 16'82'
Report Titkos Goal 8'
Sárosi Goal 70'
GK Aldo Olivieri
RB Alfredo Foni
LB Pietro Rava
RH Pietro Serantoni
LH Ugo Locatelli
CH Michele Andreolo
IR Giuseppe Meazza (c)
IL Giovanni Ferrari
OR Amedeo Biavati
CF Silvio Piola
OL Gino Colaussi
Vittorio Pozzo
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GK Antal Szabo
RB Sandor Biro
LB Gyula Polgar
RH Gyula Lazar
LH Antal Szalay
CH Gyorgy Szucs
IR Gyula Zsengeller
IL Jeno Vincze
OR Pal Titkos
CF Gyorgy Sarosi (c)
OL Ferenc Sas
Alfred Schaffer

Match rules:

  • 90 minutes
  • Replay if scores level


  1. ^ (Italian) "La Juventus in lutto per Rava" - www.juventus.com - Juventus FC official web site - retrieved Nov. 05, 2006.

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