Football World Cup 1938

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1938 Football World Cup - France
Coupe du Monde 1938
1938 Football World Cup poster
Official 1938 Football World Cup poster
Participant teams 35
(final tournament: 15)
Host France
Champions Italy (2nd title)
Matches played 18
Goals scored 84
(4.67 per match)
Attendance 483,000
(26,833 per match)
Top scorer Lenidas (BRA)
8 goals

The 1938 Football World Cup was played in France, the second tournament in a row to be played in Europe. Italy repeated as champions, beating Hungary in the finals, 4-2.

The decision of FIFA to hold the tournament in France caused outrage in South America where it was believed that the venue would alternate between the two continents. As a result neither Uruguay or Argentina entered the competition.

It was the first time that host and holders of the World Cup (Italy) qualified automatically, and with fifteen nations taking part. Austria qualified but withdrew, so Sweden received automatic entry into the quarterfinals. Five of the first round matches required extra time to break the dead lock and even after that two games still went to a replay. The replays saw Switzerland oust Germany 4-2, while Cuba managed to pass through to the next round at the expense of Romania.

Sweden may have entered the competition at a later stage than the other teams, but they did so with style when they beat Cuba 8-0. The host nation were beaten by the holders, and Switzerland were seen off by Hungary. Czechoslovakia took Brazil to extra time and eventually a replay, but the South Americans proved too strong for the Europeans as they were beaten 2-1.

Hungary destroyed Sweden in the semifinals 5-1, while Italy and Brazil had the first of their many important World Cup clashes, Italians winning 2-1. Brazil topped Sweden 4-2 for third place.

The Final itself took place in the Stade Colombes, 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 defend the title and were once more crowned World Cup Winners.

Contents

First Round

June 4, 1938

June 5, 1938

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Switzerland
1 - 1 (AET) Missing image
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Germany
June 5, 1938
Brazil 6 - 5 (AET) Poland
Czechoslovakia 3 - 0 (AET) Netherlands
Hungary 6 - 0 Dutch East Indies
Cuba 3 - 3 (AET) Romania
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Italy
2 - 1 (AET) Norway
France 3 - 1 Belgium

June 9, 1938: Replay

 

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Switzerland
4 - 2 Missing image
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Germany
Cuba 2 - 1 Romania

Quarterfinals

June 12, 1938

 

Hungary 2 - 0 Missing image
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  Switzerland
Sweden 8 - 0 Cuba
Brazil 1 - 1 (AET) Czechoslovakia
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Italy
2 - 1 France

June 14, 1938: Replay

 

 
Brazil 2 - 1 Czechoslovakia

Semifinals

June 16, 1938

 

Hungary 5 - 1 Sweden
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Italy
2 - 1 Brazil

Third place match

June 19, 1938

Brazil 4 - 2 Sweden

Final

June 19, 1938

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Italy
4 - 2 Hungary



FIFA (Men's) World Cup

Uruguay 1930 | Italy 1934 | France 1938 | Brazil 1950 | Switzerland 1954 | Sweden 1958 | Chile 1962 | England 1966 | Mexico 1970 | West Germany 1974 | Argentina 1978 | Spain 1982 | Mexico 1986 | Italy 1990 | USA 1994 | France 1998 | Korea/Japan 2002 | Germany 2006 | South Africa 2010 | South America 2014

FIFA Women's World Cup

China 1991 | Sweden 1995 | USA 1999 | USA 2003 | China 2007

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