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1930 FIFA World Cup Final

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Event  1930 FIFA World Cup
Venue  Estadio Centenario
Date  30 July 1930
Attendance  68,346
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Champion  Uruguay national football team
Location  Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay
Referee  John Langenus (Royal Belgian Football Association)
Similar  1934 FIFA World Cup Final, 1938 FIFA World Cup Final, 1962 FIFA World Cup Final, 1958 FIFA World Cup Final, 1938 FIFA World Cup qualification

The 1930 FIFA World Cup Final was contested by the finalists from the 1928 Olympics, Uruguay and Argentina.

The final was played at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, Uruguay, on July 30, a Wednesday. Up to date, it is, along with the 1966 FIFA World Cup Final, the only World Cup Final not to be played on a Sunday (the latter being played on a Saturday). This World Cup Final is also the only one not to be played on a weekend. The stadium gates were opened at eight o'clock, six hours before kick-off, and at noon the ground was full, officially holding 93,000 people. A disagreement overshadowed the build-up to the match as the teams disagreed on who should provide the match ball, forcing FIFA to intervene and decree that the Argentine team would provide the ball for the first half and the Uruguayans would provide one for the second. The game ended 4–2 to Uruguay after they trailed 2–1 at half-time, adding the title of World Cup winners to their status as Olympic champions. Jules Rimet, president of FIFA, presented the Uruguayan team with the World Cup Trophy, which was later named after him. The following day was declared a national holiday in Uruguay; in the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires a mob threw stones at the Uruguayan consulate.

The last living player from that final, Francisco Varallo (who played as a striker for Argentina), died on 30 August 2010.


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