Thirteen nations entered and were divided into four groups:
With so few nations involved there was only the group stage that lay before the Semi-Finals, and despite France's Lucien Laurent scoring the first ever goal in the World Cup, the only European nation in the Semi-Finals were Yugoslavia--who went on to be beaten 6-1 by the indomitable Uruguay. Whilst U.S.A were also beaten 6-1 by Argentina.
The first ever World Cup Final was played at the Centenero Stadium, Montevideo on July 30th between the host nation and their South American neighbours Argentina.
The game ended 4-2 to Uruguay who added the title World Cup Winners to the already prestigious mantle of Olympic Champions, as Jules Rimet (President of football's governing body FIFA, and inventor of the World Cup concept) presented the World Cup Trophy, which was later to be named after the man himself.
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Results - Group Stage:
There was no third-place playoff.
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