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Monday, 30 May 2016

22 July 1930 - (World Cup Group 1) Argentina v Chile (Match Report in La Nacion/Madrid)

La Nacion (Madrid), 23 July 1930
This article contain the match report of the Argentina versus Chile game that was played on the 22 July 1930 and published in the Spanish language Madrid based newspaper La Nacion on the 23rd July.

22 July 1930 - (World Cup Group 1) Argentina v Chile (Match Report in A Batalha)

A Batalha, 23 July 1930
This article contains the match report for the Argentina versus Chile game played on the 22 July 1930 and published in the 23 July edition of the Brazilian newspaper A Batalha.

21 July 1930 - (World Cup Group 3) Uruguay v Romania (Match Report in El Heraldo de Madrid)

El Heraldo de Madrid, 22 July 1930
This article contains the Uruguay versus Romania match report played on the 22nd July 1930 and published in the Spanish language Madrid based newspaper El Heraldo de Madrid.

Sunday, 29 May 2016

The Story of the World Cup by Brian Glanville (Google Books)




A link to The Story of the World Cup by Brian Glanville, a respected football writer. His book contains around six and half pages dedicated to the first World Cup.

20 July 1930 - (World Cup Group 2) Brazil v Bolivia; (World Cup Group 4) Paraguay v Belgium (Match Reports in La Nacion/Madrid)


La Nacion, 21 July 1930
This article includes two match reports of Brazil v Bolivia and Paraguay v Belgium, both played on the 20th July 1930 and published in the 21st July edition of Spanish language Madrid based newspaper La Nacion.

19 July 1930 - (World Cup Group 1) Argentina v Mexico; (World Cup Group 1) Chile v France (Match Report in La Nacion/Madrid)


La Nacion, 21 July 1930
This article includes two match reports of Argentina v Mexico and Chile v France, played on the 19th July 1930, and published on the 21st July in the Spanish language Madrid based newspaper La Nacion.

18 July 1930 - (World Cup Group 3) Uruguay v Peru (Match Report in El Heraldo de Madrid)



 El Heraldo de Madrid, 19 July 1930

This article contains the match report of the Uruguay versus Peru game played on the 18th July 1930 and published in the Spanish language Madrid based newspaper, El Heraldo de Madrid and published on the 19th July 1930.

17 July 1930 - (World Cup Group 4) USA v Paraguay (Match Report in El Sol)

El Sol, 18 July 1930
The USA versus Paraguay match report (played on the 17th July) published in the Spanish language Madrid based newspaper El Sol on the 18th July 1930.

17 July 1930 - (World Cup Group 2) Yugoslavia v Bolivia (Match Report in El Sol)


El Sol, 18 July 1930
This is the match report of Yugoslavia versus Bolivia from the Spanish language Madrid based newspaper El Sol published on the 18 July 1930.

Saturday, 28 May 2016

17 July 1930 - (World Cup Group 4) USA v Paraguay (Match Report in A Batalha)

A Batalha, 18 July 1930
This article is the match report for the USA v Paraguay game played on the 17 July 1930 and published in the 18th July edition of Brazilian newspaper A Batalha.

17 July 1930 - (World Cup Group 2) Yugoslavia v Bolivia (Match Report in A Batalha)

A Batalha, 18 July 1930.





This is a match report of the Yugoslavia versus Bolivia game that was played on the 17th July and was published in the 18th July publication of Brazilian newspaper A Batalha.

16 July 1930 - (World Cup Group 1) Chile v Mexico (Match Report in A Batalha)

A Batalha, 17 July 1930

An article of the match report for the Chile versus Mexico from the Brazilian newspaper A Batalha, published on the 17 July 1930.

15 July 1930 - (World Cup Group 1) Argentina v France (Match Report in El Heraldo de Madrid)



El Heraldo de Madrid, 16 July 1930.
This article is a match report for the Argentina versus France game played on the 15 July 1930 and is taken from the Spanish newspaper El Heraldo de Madrid. 

14 July 1930 - (World Cup Group 2) Yugoslavia v Brazil; (World Cup Group 3) Romania v Peru (Match Reports in El Heraldo de Madrid)

El Heraldo de Madrid, 15 July 1930

This article includes the match reports of the Yugoslavia versus Brazil (2-1) and Romania v Peru (3-1) games played on the same day, 14th July 1930, from the Spanish newspaper El Heraldo de Madrid.

A History of the World Cup: 1930-2014 By Clemente A. Lisi (Google Books)




A History of the World Cup: 1930-2014, Clemente A. Lisi (click on title to access book)

Another link to a book on google. Clemente A. Lisi dedicates eleven pages to the first World Cup and is written in the English language. I should state for the record that any book I provide links, does not necessarily mean I agree with all its content. One of the reasons for this blog is that in nearly every publication on the first World Cup you will find inaccuracies and embellishments for which I seek to correct. This blog also seeks to be a kind of resource centre/Clearing House.

Yugoslavia v Brazil (Match Report in A Batalha)

The front page of Brazilian newspaper, A Batalha, 15 July 1930.

This is the match report for the Yugoslavia versus Brazil game played on the 14th July 1930, recording the Brazilians shock 2-1 defeat to the Europeans. An interesting photograph that shows the multitude of Brazilian football fans gathering at the newspaper offices of the various Rio daily publications. Many of the newspapers would project speakers from their balconies informing the locals of up-to-date cablegrams coming in from Montevideo.

13 July 1930 - (World Cup Group 1) France v Mexico; (World Cup Group 4) USA v Belgium (Match Reports in El Heraldo de Madrid)




This is an article from the Spanish newspaper El Heraldo de Madrid, published on the 14 July 1930, and contains the match reports for USA v Belgium and France v Mexico, chronicled by the news agency, Associated Press.

Friday, 27 May 2016

History of World Cups By José Eduardo de Carvalho (google books)


https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=muMuBAAAQBAJ&lpg=PT23&dq=john%20langenus&pg=PT10#v=onepage&q&f=false

This is a link to an interesting World Cup book and the chapter on the first World Cup in Uruguay has some interesting quotes from the Brazilian newspaper O Estado do Sao Paulo. (English language)

1930 WC G1 R1 France - Mexico (joefa's World Cup History)


This is a video by joefa's World Cup History youtube channel. Go and subscribe to his channel. The only part of the film I disagree with is the description of the first World Cup goal by Lucien Laurent. I have seen photographs in the contemporary Argentinian newspaper La Prensa and Chilean magazine Los Sports that depict the goal ending up in the bottom right hand corner (the goalkeeper's left).

La Prensa, 14 July 1930

Goal diagram of Lucien Laurent goal against Mexico, La Prensa, 14 July 1930


USA v Belgium 3-0 Match Report in Brazilian newspaper A Batalha (World Cup 1930)

A Batalha, 15 July 1930, p7

This a match report of the USA v Belgium game played on the 13 July 1930 and published in the Brazilian newspaper A Batalha. See France v Mexico report.

France v Mexico 4-1 Match Report in Brazilian newspaper A Batalha (World Cup 1930)

A Batalha, 15 July 1930, p7

This is a match report of the France versus Mexico game played on the 13 July 1930, from the Rio de Janeiro newspaper A Batalha. The paper did not publish an edition on the 14th of July, so this report was published two days later.