1938 FIFA World Cup

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1938 FIFA World Cup
Tournament details
Host countryFrance
Dates4 June – 19 June
Teams15
Venue(s)10 (in 10 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Italy (2nd title)
Runners-up Hungary
Third place Brazil
Fourth place Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played18
Goals scored84 (4.67 per match)
Attendance483,000 (26,833 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Leônidas (7 goals)
1934
1950

The 1938 FIFA World Cup was a football sporting event that was held in France in 1938. Italy won the trophy after beating Hungary in the final.

Participants[change | change source]

Asia[change | change source]

Europe[change | change source]

North and Central America[change | change source]

South America[change | change source]

Results[change | change source]

First Round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
5 June – Marseille            
  Italy (aet)  2
12 June – Paris (Olympique)
  Norway  1  
  Italy  3
5 June – Paris (Olympique)
    France  1  
  France  3
16 June – Marseille
  Belgium  1  
  Italy  2
5 June – Strasbourg
   Flag of Brazil (1889–1960).svg Brazil  1  
 Flag of Brazil (1889–1960).svg Brazil (aet)  6
12 June – Bordeaux
(replayed 14 June)
  Poland  5  
 Flag of Brazil (1889–1960).svg Brazil  1 (2)
5 June – Le Havre
    Czechoslovakia  1 (1)  
  Czechoslovakia (aet)  3
19 June – Paris (Olympique)
  Netherlands  0  
  Italy  4
5 June – Reims
   Flag of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946).svg Hungary  2
 Flag of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946).svg Hungary  6
12 June – Lille
  Dutch East Indies  0  
 Flag of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946).svg Hungary  2
4 June – Paris (Princes)
(replayed 9 June)
     Switzerland  0  
   Switzerland  1 (4)
16 June – Rome
  Germany  1 (2)  
 Flag of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946).svg Hungary  5
5 June – Lyon
    Sweden  1   Third place
  Sweden  w/o
12 June – Antibes 19 June – Bordeaux
  Austria  -  
  Sweden  8  Flag of Brazil (1889–1960).svg Brazil  4
5 June – Toulouse
(replayed 9 June)
    Cuba  0     Sweden  2
  Cuba  3 (2)
  Romania  3 (1)  

First round[change | change source]

Switzerland  1–1 (a.e.t.) Germany
Abegglen Goal 43' Report Gauchel Goal 29'
Attendance: 27,152

Hungary 6–0 Dutch East Indies
Kohut Goal 14'
Toldi Goal 16'
Sárosi Goal 25'88'
Zsengellér Goal 30'67'
Report
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Roger Conrié (France)

Sweden w/o[1] Austria

Cuba 3–3 (a.e.t.) Romania
Socorro Goal 44'103'
Magriñá Goal 69'
Report Bindea Goal 35'
Barátky Goal 88'
Dobay Goal 105'
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Giuseppe Scarpi (Italy)

France 3–1 Belgium
Veinante Goal 1'
Nicolas Goal 16'69'
Report Isemborghs Goal 38'

Italy 2–1 (a.e.t.) Norway
Ferraris Goal 2'
Piola Goal 94'
Report Brustad Goal 83'
Attendance: 19,000

Brazil 6–5 (a.e.t.) Poland
Leônidas Goal 18'93'104'
Romeu Goal 25'
Perácio Goal 44'71'
Report Scherfke Goal 23' (pen.)
Wilimowski Goal 53'59'89'118'
Attendance: 13,452
Referee: Ivan Eklind (Sweden)

Czechoslovakia 3–0 (a.e.t.) Netherlands
Košťálek Goal 93'
Nejedlý Goal 111'[3]
Zeman Goal 118'[4]
Report
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Lucien Leclerq (France)

Replays[change | change source]

Germany 2–4  Switzerland
Hahnemann Goal 8'
Lörtscher Goal 22' (o.g.)
Report Walaschek Goal 42'
Bickel Goal 64'
Abegglen Goal 75'78'
Attendance: 20,025
Referee: Ivan Eklind (Sweden)

Cuba 2–1 Romania
Socorro Goal 51'
Fernández Goal 57'
Report Dobay Goal 35'
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Alfred Birlem (Germany)

Quarter-finals[change | change source]

Switzerland  0–2 Hungary
Report Sárosi Goal 40'
Zsengellér Goal 89'[5]
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Rinaldo Barlassina (Italy)

Sweden 8–0 Cuba
H. Andersson Goal 9'81'90'[6]
Wetterström Goal 32'37'44'[7]
Keller Goal 80'[8]
Nyberg Goal 84'[9]
Report

France 1–3 Italy
Heisserer Goal 10' Report Colaussi Goal 9'
Piola Goal 51'72'

Brazil 1–1 (a.e.t.) Czechoslovakia
Leônidas Goal 30' Report Nejedlý Goal 65' (pen.)
Attendance: 22,021
Referee: Pál von Hertzka (Hungary)

Replay[change | change source]

Brazil 2–1 Czechoslovakia
Leônidas Goal 57'
Roberto Goal 62'[10]
Report Kopecký Goal 25'
Attendance: 18,141

Semi-finals[change | change source]

Hungary 5–1 Sweden
Jacobsson Goal 19' (o.g.)
Titkos Goal 37'
Zsengellér Goal 39'85'
Sárosi Goal 65'
Report Nyberg Goal 1'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Lucien Leclerq (France)

Italy 2–1 Brazil
Colaussi Goal 51'
Meazza Goal 60' (pen.)
Report Romeu Goal 87'

Match for third place[change | change source]

Sweden 2–4 Brazil
Jonasson Goal 28'
Nyberg Goal 38'
Report Romeu Goal 44'
Leônidas Goal 63'74'
Perácio Goal 80'
Attendance: 12,000

Final[change | change source]

Hungary 2–4 Italy
Titkos Goal 8'
Sárosi Goal 70'
Report Colaussi Goal 6'35'
Piola Goal 16'82'[11]

Italy won the championship.

References[change | change source]

  1. Sweden were awarded a walkover as Austria were unable to compete because of the Austrian Anschluss in March 1938.
  2. Actually from Austria, but finally representing the German Football Association because of the Anschluss.
  3. RSSSF credits this goal as coming in the 118th minute.
  4. RSSSF credits this goal as coming in the 111th minute.
  5. RSSSF credits this goal as coming in the 90th minute.
  6. RSSSF credits goal in the 81st minute as coming in the 61st minute.
  7. RSSSF credits the goal in the 32nd minute as coming in the 22nd minute.
  8. RSSSF credits goal in the 80th minute as coming in the 60th minute.
  9. RSSSF credits this goal as coming in the 89th minute.
  10. FIFA initially credits this goal to Leônidas, but changed it to Roberto in 2006. Archive copy at the Internet Archive
  11. RSSSF credits the goal in the 82nd minute as coming in the 85th minute.

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