The First FIFA World Cup
The 1930 FIFA World Cup was the first FIFA World Cup, the world championship for international football teams. It was played in Uruguay from 13 July to 30 July. FIFA chose Uruguay as hosts at the Barcelona conference on 18 May 1929, as the country would be celebrating the centenary of its independence and the Uruguay national football team had successfully retained their football title at the 1928 Summer Olympics.
Thirteen teams participated; nine from the Americas and four from Europe。 Few European teams chose to participate due to the duration and cost of travel。 The first two World Cup matches took place simultaneously, and were won by France and the USA, who beat Mexico 4-1 and Belgium 3-0, respectively。 The first goal in World Cup history was scored by Lucien Laurent of France。 In the final, hosts and pre-tournament favourites Uruguay defeated Argentina 4-2 in front of a crowd of 93,000 people, and became the first nation to win a World Cup。
首届杯赛共有13个队伍参加; 9来自美洲和4个来自欧洲。由于长途旅行需要耗费大量的时间和金钱，只有很少欧洲球队参加了此次比赛。在第一比赛日两场同时进行比赛中，法国和美国分别以4-1和3-0的比分击败了墨西哥和比利时。法国的Lucien Laurent打进了世界杯历史上的第一个进球。在决赛中，93000名观众见证了夺冠呼声最高的东道主乌拉圭以4-2的比分击败了阿根廷成为第一个世界冠军。