THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

14 June ~ Much has been made of Uruguay's win the the 1950 World Cup, ending Brazil's hopes of lifting the trophy in their own country. However, that was the second time Uruguay won the World Cup, the first time being the inaugural tournament in 1930 which they also hosted. Only 13 teams participated, with the US losing 6-1 to Argentina in the semi-finals, while Uruguay beat Yugoslavia by the same scoreline the next day. Estimates of the attendance for the final at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo vary from 68,000 to 93,000 and, after a disagreement over who would provide the ball, Uruguay came back from 2-1 down at half time to win 4-2.

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