A look at World Cup finals pre-WW2
The history of the World Cup stretches back to 1930 when it was first staged in Uruguay. It remains the most prestigious tournament in football with teams from every corner of the globe competing to be crowned champions every four years. The competition was suspended between 1942 and 1946 due to the outbreak of World War II, but these are the only years in which the tournament has not taken place. These articles takes a look at the finals of the pre-World War 2 era.
Italy - Hungary World Cup Final 1938
The football World Cup final in 1938 was played between Italy and Hungary on June 14 at the Stadio Comunale in Florence, Italy. It was the first time that the World Cup final was held outside of Europe. Hungary became the second team to win the…35
Italy - Czechoslovakia World Cup Final 1934
The first World Cup final was played between Italy and Czechoslovakia in Marseille on 10 June 1934. The game finished 2-1 to the Italians after a tense final. It was the first of only two World Cup finals not to involve either England or Germany…33
Uruguay - Argentine the first World Cup Final 1930
In the 1930 World Cup, Uruguay and Argentina were the two finalists. The first World Cup final was played at the Olympic stadium in Amsterdam on July 13, 1930. In that final match held before 45,000 spectators, Uruguay won over Argentina by 4-2…35