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1934 FIFA World Cup
Tournament details
Host country Italy
Dates 12 May-4 June
Teams 16 (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s) 8 (in 8 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy (1stth title)
Runners-up Flag of France.svg France
Third place Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil
Fourth place Flag of Wales (1959–present).svg Wales
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 97 (3.03 per match)
Top scorer(s) Czechoslovakia Oldřich Nejedlý (8 goals)
Uruguay 1930
Argentina 1938

The 1934 FIFA World Cup was the seventh FIFA World Cup to be held since it started in 1906. The bidding process started in 1929 and was decided in June of 1932 to have Italy as the hosts after Sweden withdrew from contention.

In the final, it was Italy who would take out the trophy after they defeated France in the final by a single goal at Rome.

Bids

Italy and Sweden tried to gain the battle to be the host for the World Cup hosting rights as South America couldn't bid for another World Cup after FIFA enforced a rule that no continent can host two consecutive World Cups. This meant that the bids came from Europe. With only three months until the host was announced, Sweden withdrew which left Italy as the sole bid and was accepted in June of 1932.

Qualfiying

Main article: 1934 FIFA World Cup qualification

Seeding

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

Group Stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil 3210723.505
Flag of Wales (1959–present).svg Wales 3210522.505
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 3102431.332
Flag of Mexico (1934–1968).png Mexico 30032110.180
May 12, 1934
Brazil Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg 4-1 Flag of Mexico (1934–1968).png Mexico
Leônidas Soccerball shade 22'78'
Patesko Soccerball shade 13'
Leite Soccerball shade 55'
Alonso Soccerball shade 66'


May 12, 1934
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.svg 0-1 Flag of Wales (1959–present).svg Wales
O`Callaghan Soccerball shade 35'


May 16, 1934
Wales Flag of Wales (1959–present).svg 1-1 Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil
O`Callaghan Soccerball shade 78' Armandinho Soccerball shade 33'


May 16, 1934
Mexico Flag of Mexico (1934–1968).png 0-4 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
Vente Soccerball shade 24'78'
van Heel Soccerball shade 45'
Bakhuys Soccerball shade 86'


May 20, 1934
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.svg 0-2 Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil
Leônidas Soccerball shade 34'
Martim Soccerball shade 77'


May 20, 1934
Wales Flag of Wales (1959–present).svg 3-1 Flag of Mexico (1934–1968).png Mexico
Mills Soccerball shade 13'
Philipps Soccerball shade 44'
Astley Soccerball shade 76'
Alonso Soccerball shade 23'

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy 3120422.004
Flag of France.svg France 3120531.664
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium 3111230.663
Flag of Ireland.svg Irish Free State 3012250.401
May 13, 1934
Italy Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg 2-0 Flag of Ireland.svg Irish Free State
Meazza Soccerball shade 32'
Schiavio Soccerball shade 66'


May 13, 1934
France Flag of France.svg 2-0 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium
Nicolas Soccerball shade 14'55'


May 17, 1934
Belgium Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 0-0 Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy


May 17, 1934
Irish Free State Flag of Ireland.svg 1-1 Flag of France.svg France
Bermingham Soccerball shade 32' Langiller Soccerball shade 78'


May 21, 1934
France Flag of France.svg 2-2 Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy
Nicolas Soccerball shade 32'
Veinante Soccerball shade 55'
Meazza Soccerball shade 51'87'


May 21, 1934
Belgium Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 2-1 Flag of Ireland.svg Irish Free State
Voorhoof Soccerball shade 22'
Vanden Eynde Soccerball shade 78'
Squires Soccerball shade 34'

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina 3300808.006
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 3201551.004
Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay 3102340.752
Flag of Norway.svg Norway 3003290.220
May 14, 1934
Uruguay Flag of Uruguay.svg 2-1 Flag of Norway.svg Norway
Gestido Soccerball shade 32'
Figueroa Soccerball shade 78'
Berglie Soccerball shade 15'


May 14, 1934
Argentina Flag of Argentina.svg 3-0 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
Galateo Soccerball shade 66'89'
Varallo Soccerball shade 32'


May 18, 1934
Sweden Flag of Sweden.svg 2-1 Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay
Kroon Soccerball shade 4'
Andersson Soccerball shade 55'
Dorado Soccerball shade 33'


May 18, 1934
Norway Flag of Norway.svg 0-4 Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina
Galateo Soccerball shade 14'76'
Wilde Soccerball shade 38'
Holmsen Soccerball shade 78' (o.g)


May 22, 1934
Argentina Flag of Argentina.svg 1-0 Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay
Varallo Soccerball shade 77'


May 22, 1934
Norway Flag of Norway.svg 1-3 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
Kvammen Soccerball shade 56' Persson Soccerball shade 3'34'
Keller Soccerball shade 67'

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia 32011125.504
Flag of Yugoslavia (1943–1992).svg Yugoslavia 32011133.334
23x15px Germany 3201661.004
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria 30030170.000
May 15, 1934
Yugoslavia Flag of Yugoslavia (1943–1992).svg 5-0 23x15px Germany
Marjanović Soccerball shade 23'65'87'
Petrak Soccerball shade 9'
Glišović Soccerball shade 43'


May 15, 1934
Czechoslovakia Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 7-0 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria
Nejedlý Soccerball shade 23'28'56'87'
Svoboda Soccerball shade 4'33'
Čech Soccerball shade 14'


May 19, 1934
Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria.svg 0-6 Flag of Yugoslavia (1943–1992).svg Yugoslavia
Marjanović Soccerball shade 32'46'87'
Sekulić Soccerball shade 2'65'
Glišović Soccerball shade 78'


May 19, 1934
Germany 23x15px 2-1 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia
Conen Soccerball shade 31'
Siffling Soccerball shade 79'
Nejedlý Soccerball shade 55'


May 23, 1934
Yugoslavia Flag of Yugoslavia (1943–1992).svg 0-3 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia
Nejedlý Soccerball shade 34'77'
Sobotka Soccerball shade 48'


May 23, 1934
Germany 23x15px 4-0 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria
Hohmann Soccerball shade 13'54'
Conen Soccerball shade 23'
Kobierski Soccerball shade 77'

Knockout Stage

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
27 May - Rome        
 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia  1
30 May - Turin
 Flag of Wales (1959–present).svg Wales  2  
 Flag of Wales (1959–present).svg Wales  0
26 May - Milan
   Flag of France.svg France  3  
 Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina  0
4 June - Rome
 Flag of France.svg France  1  
 Flag of France.svg France  0
27 May - Turin
   Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy  1
 Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy  2 (aet)
1 June - Milan
 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden  1  
 Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy  3 Third place
26 May - Florence
   Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil  1  
 Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil  2  Flag of Wales (1959–present).svg Wales  1
 Flag of Yugoslavia (1943–1992).svg Yugoslavia  0    Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil  2 (aet)
4 June - Rome


Quarter Finals

May 26, 1934
Brazil Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg 2-0 Flag of Yugoslavia (1943–1992).svg Yugoslavia
Leônidas Soccerball shade 23'
Leite Soccerball shade 58'


May 26, 1934
Argentina Flag of Argentina.svg 0-1 Flag of France.svg France
Verriest Soccerball shade 85'


May 27, 1934
Italy Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg 2-1 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
Schiavio Soccerball shade 23'
Orsi Soccerball shade 112'
Andersson Soccerball shade 56'


May 27, 1934
Czechoslovakia Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 1-2 Flag of Wales (1959–present).svg Wales
Nejedlý Soccerball shade 57' O'Callaghan Soccerball shade 12'
Glover Soccerball shade 79'

Semi Finals

May 30, 1934
Wales Flag of Wales (1959–present).svg 0-3 Flag of France.svg France
Nicolas Soccerball shade 22'75'
Veinante Soccerball shade 45'


June 1, 1934
Italy Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg 3-1 Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil
Meazza Soccerball shade 24'
Castellazzi Soccerball shade 43'
Bertolini Soccerball shade 79'
Patesko Soccerball shade 57'

Third Place Playoff

June 4, 1934
Wales Flag of Wales (1959–present).svg 1-2 Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil
Mills Soccerball shade 32' Leite Soccerball shade 67'
Armandinho Soccerball shade 102'

Final

June 4, 1934
France Flag of France.svg 0-1 Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy
Meazza Soccerball shade 66'

Goalscorers

8 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

Tournament Rankings

R Team G P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy C 6 3 3 0 11 4 +7 9
2 Flag of France.svg France B 6 3 2 1 6 4 +2 8
3 Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil A 6 3 2 1 12 6 +6 8
4 Flag of Wales (1959–present).svg Wales A 6 3 2 1 8 8 0 8
Eliminated in the quarter finals
5 Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina C 4 3 0 1 8 1 +7 6
6 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden C 4 2 1 1 6 7 -1 5
7 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia D 4 2 0 2 12 4 +8 4
8 Flag of Yugoslavia (1943–1992).svg Yugoslavia D 4 2 0 2 11 5 +6 4
Eliminated in the group stage
9 23x15px Germany D 3 2 0 1 6 6 0 4
10 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium B 3 1 1 1 2 3 -1 3
11 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands A 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 2
12 Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay C 3 1 0 2 3 4 -1 2
13 Flag of Ireland.svg Irish Free State B 3 0 1 2 2 5 -3 1
14 Flag of Norway.svg Norway C 3 0 0 3 2 9 -7 0
15 Flag of Mexico (1934–1968).png Mexico A 3 0 0 3 2 11 -9 0
16 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria D 3 0 0 3 0 17 -17 0

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