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FIFA World Cup 1930 Group 4

 

world cup poster 1930Although seeded, the United States, who were fielding a largely untested team, were not expected to be strong enough to overcome Belgium so the result of their opening game came as something of a surprise.

A detailed history of the 1930 World Cup finals is available on Soccer Nostalgia.

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Overview | Group 1 | Group 2 | Group 3 | Group 4 | Knock Out Stages

 

usa 1930 world cup kit

United States

belgium 1930 world cup

Belgium

United States 3 Belgium 0

Estadio Parque Central, Montevideo (10,000)
13 July 1930

The match attracted a very respectable attendance and brought the inexperienced USA team a notable victory.

(Antony Sealey, Claudio Betta, Andre Silva)

 

usa 1930 world cup kit

United States

paraguay 1930 world cup kit

Paraguay

United States 3 Paraquay 0

Estadio Parque Central, Montevideo (800)
17 July 1930

The United States clinched a place in the semi-finals with a convincing win over Paraguay. Striker Bert Patenaude scored in the 10th and 15th minutes and and again in the 50th minute; however, the identity of the scorer of the second goal was in dispute and it was not until 2006 that FIFA confirmed that Patenaude had indeed scored all three, finally recognising him as the first scorer of a hat-trick in World Cup history. Given the gate at their previous match the miserable attendance is something of a mystery.

(Steve Monaghan)

 

paraguay 1930 world cup kit

Paraguay

belgium 1930 world cup

Belgium

Paraguay 1 Belgium 0

Estadio Centenario, Montevideo (900)
20 July 1930

A single goal by Vargas Peña gave Paraguay victory in a meaningless fixture.

 
World Cup Index | 1934