The World Cup is probably the most popular event in the world. The event features soccer teams that come together to show off their talents. These teams represent their respective countries. In 1930 the event may not have been what it is today, but it was certainly still a big deal amongst the nations that participated in the event.
The 1930 event was played in Uruguay. The World Cup featured 13 different teams that would go to Uruguay to play in the three different venues that hosted games. The event took place between the 13th and the 30th of July. In all there were 18 matches played. These matches were exciting and featured 70 goals scored while nearly 500,000 fans observed.
Group 1 of the event featured Argentina, Chile, France and Mexico. Argentina was the favorite coming into the event in their group. There was a lot of drama as each of these teams squared off, but in the end Argentina would come out on top. They would progress to the semi-finals of the tournament.
Group 2 featured Brazil, Bolivia and Yugoslavia. Brazil was the clear-cut favorite of this group entering the tournament. Despite being the favorite, they suffered a huge upset, losing to Yugoslavia in the opening match. This victory for Yugoslavia was huge. They would go on to beat Bolivia as well in order to progress to the next round of the tournament.
Group 3 featured Uruguay, Peru and Romania. Uruguay was the home team and would thus have the support of their nation at their backs throughout the tournament. They would take on Peru in their first match in a very close battle. They pulled out a 1-0 victory in the end. Uruguay would go on to advance after taking home a 4-0 victory against Romania.
Group 4 featured the United States. They were a dominant team that would take out Belgium and Paraguay in impressive fashion to move on to the semi-finals.
The Semi-finals would bring the four group winners together to square off. Argentina and the United States would square off for their chance to go all the way to the finals. The Argentine team managed to jump out to a 1-0 lead at half, but the Americans still thought they had a chance. This was not the case however, as Argentina went on to dominate the United States in the 2nd half, scoring 5 more goals. The Argentine team would move on to the finals.
Yugoslavia showed some magic in the group play, but they would really be tested against Uruguay. Uruguay was tough and had a home field advantage. They would jump to a 2-1 lead before exploding in the 2nd half. Uruguay would take home a 6-1 victory to advance to the final.
The game featured an interesting aspect where each team chose their own ball to be used for each half. The Argentine team managed to take a 2-1 lead while using their ball in the first half and they looked like they might take the victory.
When the ball was changed in the 2nd half the Uruguayan team pulled away, outscoring the Argentines 3-0 in the second half, taking home a 4-2 victory for the World Cup.
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