where and whan first footbool world cup played?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
First World Cup
The 1932 Summer Olympics, held in Los Angeles, did not plan to include football as part of the schedule due to the low popularity of football in the United States, as American football had been growing in popularity. FIFA and the IOC also disagreed over the status of amateur players, and so football was dropped from the Games. FIFA president Jules Rimet thus planned the inaugural World Cup tournament to be held in Uruguay in 1930. The national associations of selected nations were invited to send a team, but the choice of Uruguay as a venue for the competition meant a long and costly trip across the Atlantic Ocean for European sides. Indeed, no European country pledged to send a team until two months before the start of the competition. Rimet eventually persuaded teams from Belgium, France, Romania, and Yugoslavia to make the trip. In total 13 nations took part — seven from South America, four from Europe and two from North America.
The first two World Cup matches took place simultaneously, and were won by France and the USA, who beat Mexico 4-1 and Belgium 3-0, respectively. The first goal in World Cup history was scored by Lucien Laurent of France. In the final, Uruguay defeated Argentina 4-2 in front of a crowd of 93,000 people in The Estadio Centenario, the location of the first World Cup final in 1930 in Montevideo, and became the first nation to win a World Cup.
- foongwk140804Lv 71 decade ago
the first ever FIFA World Cup was played in URUGUAY from 13 July to 30 July 1930. 13 teams accepted the invitation to take part & the host nation, URUGUAY won the first World Cup, beating ARGENTINA 4-2 in the final. all matches was staged in Montevideo, the capital city of URUGUAY.
- MicheleLv 44 years ago
1) Elizabeth Alice 1) Atticus Bran 2) Amelia Eleanor 2) Richard Andy 3) Juliet Portia 3) Octavius Adam
- Anonymous1 decade ago
1930 in Uruguay