1930 FIFA World Cup facts for kids

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1930 FIFA World Cup
Tournament details
Host country Uruguay
Dates 13 June – 30 July
Teams 13
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Uruguay (1st title)
Runner-up  Argentina
Third place United States United States
Fourth place Kingdom of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 18
Goals scored 70 (3.89 per match)
Attendance 434,500 (24,139 per match)
Top scorer(s) Argentina Guillermo Stábile (8 goals)
1934
Jules Rimet replica
A replica of the trophy Uruguay received.

The 1930 FIFA World Cup was a football sporting event that was held in Uruguay in 1930. Uruguay won the trophy after beating Argentina in the final.

Participants

Europe

North and Central America

South America

Results

Round 1

Group 1

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
13 July 1930
France  4 – 1  Mexico
15 July 1930
Argentina  1 – 0  France
16 July 1930
Chile  3 – 0  Mexico
19 July 1930
Chile  1 – 0  France
Argentina  6 – 3  Mexico
22 July 1930
Argentina  3 – 1  Chile

Group 2

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Kingdom of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5 4
 Brazil 2 1 0 1 5 2 +3 2
 Bolivia 2 0 0 2 0 8 −8 0
14 July 1930
Yugoslavia Kingdom of Yugoslavia 2 – 1  Brazil
17 July 1930
Yugoslavia Kingdom of Yugoslavia 4 – 0  Bolivia
20 July 1930
Brazil  4 – 0  Bolivia

Group 3

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
14 July 2004
Romania  3 – 1  Peru
18 July 2004
Uruguay  1 – 0  Peru
21 July 2004
Uruguay  4 – 0  Romania

Group 4

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 USA 2 2 0 0 6 0 +6 4
 Paraguay 2 1 0 1 1 3 −2 2
 Belgium 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4 0
13 July 2004
United States  3 – 0  Belgium
17 July 2004
United States  3 – 0  Paraguay
20 July 2004
Paraguay  1 – 0  Belgium

Knockout Stage

  Semi-finals Final
  Argentina 6  
  United States 1  
 
      Argentina 2
    Uruguay 4
  Uruguay 6
  Yugoslavia 1


 

 Uruguay won the championship. Although there was no third place play off, the United States are recognised as coming in third place (and Yugoslavia in fourth place) as the United States had better results in the tournament overall.

R Team G P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Uruguay 3 4 4 0 0 15 3 +12 8
2  Argentina 1 5 4 0 1 18 9 +9 8
3  United States 4 3 2 0 1 7 6 +1 4
4  Yugoslavia 2 3 2 0 1 7 7 0 4
Eliminated in the group stage
5  Chile 1 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 4
6  Brazil 2 2 1 0 1 5 2 +3 2
7  France 1 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 2
8  Romania 3 2 1 0 1 3 5 −2 2
9  Paraguay 4 2 1 0 1 1 3 −2 2
10  Peru 3 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 0
11  Belgium 4 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4 0
12  Bolivia 2 2 0 0 2 0 8 −8 0
13  Mexico 1 3 0 0 3 4 13 −9 0

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