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1926 FIFA World Cup
Copa Mundial de la FIFA 1926
Tournament details
Host country Spain
City Madrid
Dates May 10-June 1
Teams 16 (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s) 5 (in Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Seville, San Sebastian host cities)
Final positions
Champions Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay (2nd title)
Runners-up Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
Third place Flag of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.svg Yugoslavia
Fourth place Flag of Austria.svg Austria
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 84 (2.63 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of the Netherlands Charles van Baat (6 goals)
Flag of the Netherlands 1922
Flag of Uruguay 1930

The 1926 FIFA World Cup was the 5th edition of the FIFA World Cup. It was held between May 10 to June 1 in Spain.

After 32 matches, Uruguay created history by being the first nation to win two World Cups after previously winning in 1906. They defeated the Netherlands after the Netherlands created history by having the biggest winning margin of 7 goals over the United States in Seville.

Qualifying

Main article: 1926 FIFA World Cup qualification
Qualifying for the 1926 FIFA World Cup took placed during 1925 with 10 groups being played.

Group Stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil 3210522.505
Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 3201441.004
Flag of Wales (1959–present).svg Wales 3111431.333
Flag of Spain (1785-1873 and 1875-1931).svg Spain 30030400
10 May 1926
Flag of Spain (1785-1873 and 1875-1931).svg Spain 0-1 Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil
Lagarto Soccerball shade 78'
Madrid


10 May 1926
Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 2-1 Flag of Wales (1959–present).svg Wales
Gallacher Soccerball shade 56'
Cunnigham Soccerball shade 85'
Fowler Soccerball shade 32'
Valencia


15 May 1926
Flag of Wales (1959–present).svg Wales 2-0 Flag of Spain (1785-1873 and 1875-1931).svg Spain
Fowler Soccerball shade 37'
Davis Soccerball shade 76'
Barcelona


15 May 1926
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil 3-1 Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland
Batalha Soccerball shade 22', Soccerball shade 69'
Lagarto Soccerball shade 43'
Gallacher Soccerball shade 89'
San Sebastian


20 May 1926
Flag of Spain (1785-1873 and 1875-1931).svg Spain 0-1 Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland
McLaen Soccerball shade 55'
Madrid


20 May 1926
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil 1-1 Flag of Wales (1959–present).svg Wales
Lagarto Soccerball shade 86' Jones Soccerball shade 29'
Seville

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay 3210717.005
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium 3030331.003
Flag of France.svg France 3021360.502
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 3021360.502
11 May 1926
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 2-2 Flag of France.svg France
Rydell Soccerball shade 23', Soccerball shade 56' Nicolas Soccerball shade 5', Soccerball shade 68'
San Sebastian


11 May 1926
Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay 1-1 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium
Fernandez Soccerball shade 67' Larnoe Soccerball shade 29'
Barcelona


16 May 1926
Flag of France.svg France 0-3 Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay
Romano Soccerball shade 36'
Uriarte Soccerball shade 58'
Bidegain Soccerball shade 81'
Seville


16 May 1926
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium 1-1 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
Adams Soccerball shade 23' Johansson Soccerball shade 52'
Madrid


21 May 1926
Flag of France.svg France 1-1 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium
Crut Soccerball shade 42' Adams Soccerball shade 69'
Barcelona


21 May 1926
Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay 3-0 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
Petrone Soccerball shade 25', Soccerball shade 78'
Melongo Soccerball shade 58'.
Valencia

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Flag of Austria.svg Austria 3210505.005
Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy 3201717.004
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia 3111230.663
23x15px Finland 30031110.090
12 May 1926
Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy 5-0 23x15px Finland
Baloncieri Soccerball shade 13', Soccerball shade 28', Soccerball shade 57'
Conti Soccerball shade 29'
Magnozzi Soccerball shade 78'
Seville


12 May 1926
Flag of Austria.svg Austria 0-0 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia
Valencia


17 May 1926
23x15px Finland 0-4 Flag of Austria.svg Austria
Hierlander Soccerball shade 25', Soccerball shade 79'
Morocutti Soccerball shade 44'
Resch Soccerball shade 67'
Barcelona


17 May 1926
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia 0-2 Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy
Magnozzi Soccerball shade 24'
Baloncieri Soccerball shade 75'
San Sebastian


22 May 1926
23x15px Finland 1-2 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia
Kanerva Soccerball shade 36' Jelínek Soccerball shade 67'
Křišťál Soccerball shade 78'
Seville


22 May 1926
Flag of Austria.svg Austria 1-0 Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy
Wieser Soccerball shade 29'
Madrid

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 330011011.006
Flag of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.svg Yugoslavia 3102240.502
Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary 3102250.402
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States 3102280.252
13 May 1926
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 2-0 Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary
Haas Soccerball shade 34'
Baat Soccerball shade 65'
Barcelona


13 May 1926
Flag of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.svg Yugoslavia 1-0 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States
Petković Soccerball shade 78'
San Sebastian


18 May 1926
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States 0-7 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
Baat Soccerball shade 26', Soccerball shade 55', Soccerball shade 87'
Tap Soccerball shade 5', Soccerball shade 29'
Buitenweg Soccerball shade 34'
Haas Soccerball shade 75'
Seville


18 May 1926
Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary 2-1 Flag of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.svg Yugoslavia
Károly Soccerball shade 54'
János Soccerball shade 77'
Cindrić Soccerball shade 23'
Madrid


23 May 1926
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 2-0 Flag of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.svg Yugoslavia
Ruisch Soccerball shade 28'
Baat Soccerball shade 73'
San Sebastian


23 May 1926
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States 2-0 Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary
Brown Soccerball shade 25'
Stark Soccerball shade 55'
Valencia

Knockout Stage

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
26 May - Barcelona        
 Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil  1
29 May - Barcelona
 Flag of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.svg Yugoslavia  3 (aet)  
 Flag of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.svg Yugoslavia  0
26 May - Madrid
   Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay  1  
 Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay  1
1 June - Madrid
 Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy  0  
 Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay  3 (aet)
27 May - Valencia
   Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands  2
 Flag of Austria.svg Austria  3
30 May - Valencia
 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium  1  
 Flag of Austria.svg Austria  1 Third place
27 May - Seville
   Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands  2  
 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands  2  Flag of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.svg Yugoslavia  2
 Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland  0    Flag of Austria.svg Austria  1
1 June - Madrid


Quarter Finals

26 May 1926
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil 1-3 (a.e.t) Flag of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.svg Yugoslavia
Lagarto Soccerball shade 34' Giler Soccerball shade 57', Soccerball shade 94'
Petković Soccerball shade 103'
Barcelona


26 May 1926
Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay 1-0 Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy
Petrone Soccerball shade 35'
Madrid


27 May 1926
Flag of Austria.svg Austria 3-1 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium
Hierlander Soccerball shade 2'
Gschweidl Soccerball shade 15'
Wieser Soccerball shade 44'
Larnoe Soccerball shade 68'
Valencia


27 May 1926
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 2-0 Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland
Ruisch Soccerball shade 32'
Tap Soccerball shade 58'
Seville

Semi Finals

29 May 1926
Flag of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.svg Yugoslavia 0-1 Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay
Bidegain Soccerball shade 67'
Barcelona


30 May 1926
Flag of Austria.svg Austria 1-2 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
Nitsch Soccerball shade 56' Haas Soccerball shade 33'
Baat Soccerball shade 88'
Valencia

Third Place Playoff

1 June 1926
Flag of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.svg Yugoslavia 2-1 Flag of Austria.svg Austria
Cindrić Soccerball shade 3', Soccerball shade 56' Resch Soccerball shade 79'
Madrid

Final

1 June 1926
Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay 3-2 (a.e.t) Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
Melongo Soccerball shade 100', Soccerball shade 119'
Fernandez Soccerball shade 78'
Verweij Soccerball shade 41' (o.g)
Tap Soccerball shade 116'
Madrid

Goalscorers

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Tournament team rankings

R Team G P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay B6420123+910
2 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands D6510174+1311
3 Flag of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.svg Yugoslavia D62138805
4 Flag of Austria.svg Austria C6312105+57
Eliminated in the quarter finals
5 Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil A422065+16
6 Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy C420272+54
7 Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland A420246−24
8 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium B403146−23
Eliminated in the group stage
9 Flag of Wales (1959–present).svg Wales A311143+13
10 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia C311123−13
11 Flag of France.svg France B302136−32
12 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden B302136−32
13 Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary D310225−32
14 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States D310228−62
15 Flag of Spain (1785-1873 and 1875-1931).svg Spain A300304−40
16 23x15px Finland C3003111−100

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