Uruguay Wins the First World Cup – 30 July 1930

Posted on July 29th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

In Montevideo on 30 July 1930, Uruguay defeated Arentina 4-2 to win the first ever football World Cup.

Included below are two newspaper stories from 31 July 1930 that report on this historic football match.

In the headline to the first report, it says that 50 MPs attended the match. Hmm, we presume that the writer means honourable members of the Uruguyan parliament, not Westminster.

We have to confess that we’re a bit baffled by this reference to MPs. If anyone can confirm which parliament these MPs belonged to, please make a comment below. Thank you.

historical newspaper report about Uruguay Wins the First World Cup - 30 July 1930

Western Daily Press – Thursday 31 July 1930

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000264/19300731/011/0003

historical newspaper report about Uruguay Wins the First World Cup - 30 July 1930

Gloucester Citizen – Thursday 31 July 1930

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000325/19300731/004/0001

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