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1934 FIFA WORLD CUP Copa Mundial de Fútbol de 1934
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1934 WORLD CUP - ITALY  
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  1934 WORLD CUP  
   
The 1934 FIFA World Cup took place in Italy from 27 May to 10 June 1934. This World Cup saw a mix of sports and politics, since it was staged under the Fascist rule of Benito Mussolini. 16 teams from 4 confederations participated in the final tournament: 12 teams from UEFA (Europe), 2 from CONMEBOL (South America), 1 from CONCACAF (North America, Central America and the Caribbean) and 1 from CAF (Africa). 10 teams made their first World Cup presentation (Italy, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland and Egypt).

Uruguay, the defending champion, declined to participate in retaliation at the refusal of several European nations to travel to Uruguay for the previous World Cup. The Italian style prevailed in this World Cup, even though Italy won some very controversial games.

 
     
 
 
 

Guaita scores the winning goal in the 1934 World Cup semifinal against Austria in Milan

Italian team line up saluting Benito Mussolini

 
     
   
Quick facts  
   
  Teams
  16
  When
  27 May 1934 to 10 June 1934 Federale 102
  Matches
  17
  Venues
  8
  Attendance
  363,000 (average 21,353)
  Goals Scored
  70 (4.11 per match)
 
   
ITALY 2-1 CZECHOSLOVAKIA
  Champion
  Italy
 Golden shoe
1
5
  Runner-up
  Czechoslovakia
2
4
  Third place
4
  Fourth Place
  Austria
 
 
   
     
  The world in 1934  
   
The Great Depression affected most of the industrialized nations in the world (1929-1939).
Spain becomes a republic with overthrow of King Alfonso XIII (1931).
Empire State Building, the world’s tallest building, completed (1931).
The Africa's first cross-continental railroad line is completed (1931).
Canada gets almost complete legislative independence from the Parliament of the United Kingdom (1931).
The Parliament of Australia and Parliament of New Zealand gain full legislative authority over their territories (1931).
New Delhi becomes the capital of India (1931).
The 1931 Central China floods, the deadliest natural disaster ever recorded, kills between 1.34 to 4 million people (1931).
Japan invades China and takes control of Manchuria (1932).
Nazis win the German elections (1932).
70,000 killed in a brutal earthquake in China (1932).
The French President, Paul Doumer, is murdered (1932).
The Summer Olympic Games take place in Los Angeles, United States (1932).
Colombia and Peru War (1932-1933).
 
 
Empire State Building
Air France begins operations
Amelia Earhart
   
The Chaco World, the war between Bolivia and Paraguay over the disputed territory of Gran Chaco, begins (1932).
Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to cross the Atlantic alone (1932).
Franklin Roosevelt becomes President of the United States (1932).
The Nissan Motor Company is founded in Tokyo, Japan (1933).
Air France begins operations (1933). 
Germany, U.S. and British sunk into depression (1933).
Hitler becomes chancellor of Germany (1933).
Hitler becomes führer (1934).
Mao Zedong begins the Long March (1934).
Einstein writes The World as I See It (1934).
Alexander I of Yugoslavia, the first King of Yugoslavia, is assassinated in 1934 during a visit to France (1934).
Augusto Sandino, a Nicaraguan revolutionary and leader of a rebellion against the U.S. military occupation of Nicaragua between 1927 and 1933, is assassinated in Managua, Nicaragua (1934).
Lázaro Cárdenas becomes President of Mexico (1934).
Alcatraz becomes a Federal Prison (1934).
 
     
   
  Antecedents  
   
After a very slow process in which the executive committee of The International Federation of Association Football, FIFA, met many times, Italy was chosen as host nation at the congress held in Stockholm, Sweden on October 1932. The decision was taken by the executive committee, without carrying out the vote of its members. Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, Il Duce, personally took charge of the organization. Sweden had also submitted the bid to host  the championship, but the Italian bid was chosen in preference to one  from Sweden.

It was a much bigger tournament than the one done four years ago in Uruguay. Eight cities hosted the tournament (Milan, Rome, Florence, Naples, Bologna, Turin, Genoa, and Trieste) in comparison with Uruguay which had a single city, Montevideo.

England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales decided not to participate because they felt that their international championship was much better than the one to be staged in Italy. Uruguay, the defending champion, did not enter because the European nations did not travel to Uruguay for the previous World Cup. This was the only time in World Cup history that the reigning champion decided not to participate.

The championship of Italy had important political connotations. Benito Mussolini used the World Cup to showcase the strengths of Italy and to promote his fascist regime to the world. Il Duce did not miss any of the Azzurra team matches.

 
 
Italy in 1934
 
   
      
Qualification  
   
 Participating countries:
32
 Withdrew:
3
 Qualified automatically:
2
 Teams that played at least one qualifying match:
27
 Matches:
27
 Total goals:
141 (5.22 per match)
 
     
 

This was the first time that the World Cup qualification took place. The First World Cup proved to be such a success that now many more teams wanted to participate in Italy. 32 nations entered the competition, therefore FIFA convened a qualifying round to reduce the field of aspirants to 16 teams. The qualifying matches were arranged on a geographical basis. Italy, regardless of who was the host nation, had to qualify. This was the first and only time in World Cup history the host nation was not  granted automatic qualification. After the World Cup Preliminaries, 16 teams went to the final stage to be held in Italy. The 16 available spots were distributed in continental zones as shown below:

Europe (UEFA): 21 teams (including Irish Free State) competed for 12 direct places.
South America (CONMEBOL): 4 teams competed for 2 spots. Peru and Chile withdrew, so Brazil and Argentina qualified automatically.
North America, Central America and Caribbean (CONCACAF): 4 teams competed for 1 spot.
Asia (AFC) and Africa (CAF): 3 teams competed for 1 spot. Turkey  withdrew.
 

The first World Cup qualifying match was played on June 11, 1933 when Sweden defeated Estonia 6-2 in Stockholm. On the other hand, the last team to qualify for the final stage was the United States, who had submitted their entry too late and had to play a one-off match with Mexico in Rome, just three days before the start of the championship.

An extremely curious note occurred in the Palestinian team. The qualification matches for the 1934 World Cup were contested by a Palestine/Eretz Israel team made up exclusively of Jewish and British players. The Palestine Football Association says that was a "Jewish" team which represented Palestine, and Arab Palestine had no relation to this team.

 
The teams that qualified for the World Cup were:
 
Flag
Team
Final Appearance
Streak
Last Appearance
 Argentina
2
2
 Austria
1
1
 Belgium
2
2
 Brazil
2
2
 Czechoslovakia
1
1
 Egypt
1
1
 France
2
2
 Germany
1
1
 Hungary
1
1
 Italy
1
1
 Netherlands
1
1
 Romania
2
2
 Spain
1
1
 Sweden
1
1
 Switzerland
1
1
 United States
2
2
 
External link:
RSSSF 1934 FIFA World Cup Qualification
 
   
 

CAF

CONCACAF   CONMEBOL   UEFA
 
     
      
  Format and seedings  
   
The group stage used in the first World Cup was dropped in favor of a straight knockout tournament. The idea was simple: if you lose, you go home. Teams play for 90 minutes. If there is a tie after ninety minutes, thirty minutes of extra time are added. If the score remains tied after the additional time, the match would be replayed at a date established by the organizing committee.

The eight seeded teams were: Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Hungary.

 
     
   
  Squads  
   
For a complete list of all squads that appeared in the 1934 FIFA World Cup, please, visit: 1934 World Cup squads

 
     
   
  Venues  
   
Unlike four years earlier when all the matches were played in Montevideo, eight cities hosted the tournament. The Host Cities for the 1934 FIFA World Cup were Milan, Rome, Florence, Naples, Bologna, Turin, Genoa, and Trieste.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
       
  Match officials  
   
Eleven referees participated in the tournament. All of them were Europeans. Ivan Eklind from Sweden and Rinaldo Barlassina from Italy refereed three matches.
 
 
UEFA
Referee
Flag
RM
  Rinaldo Barlassina
3
  Ivan Eklind
3
  Francesco Mattea
2
  Rene Mercet
2
  Eugen Braun
1
  Alois Beranek
1
  Jan Langenus
1
  Louis Baert
1
  Alfred Birlem
1
  Albino Carraro
1
  Johannes van Moorsel 
1
 
       
       
  TOURNAMENT SUMMARY  
   

This was a straight knockout tournament, completely different to that of the first World Cup.  There was no opening group stage, so the tournament was a knockout stage from the start. The first round had some facts worth noting. All eight first round matches kicked off at the same time. The hosts and favourites Italy defeated USA by a resounding 7-1. On the other hand, Argentina with internal disputes and a team that did not include any of the players who participated in the final of the previous World Cup, lost to Sweden 3-2. These were the two most prominent games in the first round. It was the only time in World Cup history that the last eight consisted entirely of European teams.

 
   
 
Argentina players training prior to one of their matches
The Brazilian team
 
   
In the quarter-finals, the first surprise occurred. Top seed, Italy, could not beat Spain neither in regular time nor in extra-time; so they replayed the game the next day. Italy won the replay 1–0, thanks to Giuseppe Meazza's goal in the 12th minute. This was the first replayed match in World Cup history.  In another outstanding quarter-finals game, Czechoslovakia ended the hopes of Switzerland, defeating them 3-2. Germany and Austria also advanced to the next stage.

In the semi-finals, Italy beat Austria by the same score on a rain-sodden pitch in Milan. Meanwhile, Czechoslovakia secured their place in the final by defeating Germany 3–1. Three days before the final, the third place match saw the victory of Germanyover Austria 2-1.

The 1934 FIFA World Cup Final was contested by the hosts Italy and Czechoslovakia in the multi-purpose Stadio Nazionale PNF in Rome. A crowd of 55,000 people attended the final. The victory fell to host team 2-1 after extra time.  Czechoslovakia led the game 1-0 until the minute 80th. However, with nine minutes left in regulation Argentine-born Raimundo Orsi beat Czech goalkeeper Frantisek Planicka in the minute 81th, and another goal at extra-time from Angelo Schiavio were enough to be crowned World Cup winners.  Italy became the first European winners of the FIFA World Cup.

 
   
 
The Sweden team before their the game against Germany in a 1934 FIFA World Cup quarter-final
The Azurrin win the World Cup
 
     
First round  
     
Match 1
3-1
Brazil    
Date: 27 May 1934 Leônidas 25'  
Stadium: Stadio Luigi Ferraris  
Venue: Genoa    
Attendance: 21,000    
Referee: Alfred Birlem (Germany)    
 
     
Match 2
Hungary
4-2
Egypt    
Date: 27 May 1934 A. Fawzi 35', 39'  
Stadium: Stadio Giorgio Ascarelli
G. Toldi 31', 61'
   
Venue: Naples    
Attendance: 9,000    
Referee: Rinaldo Barlassina (Italy)    
 
     
Match 3
3-2
Netherlands    
Date: 27 May 1934
L. Kielholz 7', 43'
K. Smit 29'  
Stadium: Stadio San Siro L. Vente 69'  
Venue: Milan      
Attendance:  33,000    
Referee: Ivan Eklind (Sweden)    
 
     
Match 4
7-1
United States    
Date: 27 May 1934
A. Schiavio 18', 29', 64'
A. Donelli 57'  
Stadium: Stadio Nazionale PNF
R. Orsi 20', 69'
   
Venue: Rome    
Attendance:  25,000    
Referee: Rene Mercet (Switzerland)    
 
     
Match 5
Czechoslovakia
2-1
Romania    
Date: 27 May 1934 S. Dobay 11'  
Stadium: Stadio Littorio    
Venue: Trieste      
Attendance:  9,000    
Referee: John Langenus (Belgium)    
 
   
Match 6
Sweden
3-2
Argentina  
Date: 27 May 1934 E. Belis 4'
Stadium: Stadio Littoriale A. Galateo 48'
Venue: Bologna    
Attendance: 14,000  
Referee: Erwin Braun (Austria)  
  a.e.t.  
Match 7
Austria
3-2
France  
Date: 27 May 1934   J. Nicolas 18'
Stadium: Stadio Benito Mussolini G. Verriest 116'
Venue: Turin  
Attendance:  16,000    
Referee: Johannes van Moorsel (Netherlands)  
   
Match 8
5-2
Belgium  
Date: 27 May 1934 B. Voorhoof 29', 43'
Stadium: Stadio Giovanni Berta  
Venue: Florence
E. Conen 66', 70', 87'
 
Attendance:  8,000  
Referee: Francesco Mattea (Italy)  
   
Quarter-finals
   
Match 9
Austria
2-1
Hungary  
Date: 31 May 1934 G. Sárosi 60'
Stadium: Stadio Littoriale  
Venue: Bologna      
Attendance:  23,000    
Referee: Francesco Mattea (Italy)  
  a.e.t.  
Match 10
1-1
Spain  
Date: 31 May 1934   L. Regueiro 30'
Stadium: Stadio Giovanni Berta
 
Venue: Florence    
Attendance:  35,000  
Referee: Louis Baert (Belgium)    
   
Match 11
2-1
Sweden  
Date: 31 May 1934
K. Hohmann 60', 63'
G. Dunker 82'
Stadium: Stadio San Siro    
Venue: Milan    
Attendance:  3,000  
Referee: Rinaldo Barlassina (Italy)  
   
Match 12
Czechoslovakia
3-2
Switzerland  
Date: 31 May 1934 L. Kielholz 12'
Stadium: Stadio Benito Mussolini W. Jäggi 78'
Venue: Turin  
Attendance:  12,000
 
Referee: Alois Beranek (Austria)  
 
Replay
         
Match 13
1-0
Spain  
Date: 1 June 1934  
Stadium: Stadio Giovanni Berta    
Venue: Florence    
Attendance:  43,000    
Referee: Rene Mercet (Switzerland)  
   
Semi-finals
   
Match 14
1-0
Austria  
Date: 3 June 1934  
Stadium: Stadio San Siro    
Venue: Milan    
Attendance:  35,000  
Referee: Ivan Eklind (Sweden)  
   
Match 15
Czechoslovakia
3-1
Germany  
Date: 3 June 1934
O. Nejedlý 21', 69', 80'
R. Noack 62'
Stadium: Stadio Nazionale PNF    
Venue: Rome    
Attendance:  15,000  
Referee: Rinaldo Barlassina (Italy)  
   
Third-place match
   
Match 16
3-2
Austria  
Date: 7 June 1934
E. Lehner 1', 42'
J. Horvath 28'
Stadium: Stadio Giorgio Ascarelli K. Sesta 54'
Venue: Naples    
Attendance:  7,000    
Referee: Albino Carraro (Italy)    
     
Final  
  a.e.t.  
Match 17
2-1
Czechoslovaquia  
Date: 10 June 1934   A. Puč 71'
Stadium: Stadio Nazionale PNF  
Venue: Rome    
Attendance:  55,000  
  Referee: Ivan Eklind (Sweden)  
   
 

Czechoslovakia team before facing Italy in the final match in Rome

The fascist salute of the Italy team before facing Czechoslovakia in the final match
 
   
   
Standings
       
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Perf.
Sum(P/Nt)
Title
Pt
Ap.
1
 Italy
5
4
1
0
12
3
9
9
1.80
0.0625
16.00
C
1
2
 Czechoslovakia
4
3
0
1
9
6
3
6
1.50
0.1250
8.00
F
1
3
 Germany
4
3
0
1
11
8
3
6
1.50
0.1875
6.00
TP
1
4
 Austria
4
2
0
2
7
7
0
4
1.00
0.2500
4.00
FP
1
5
 Spain
3
1
1
1
4
3
1
3
1.00
0.3125
2.00
2R
1
6
 Hungary
2
1
0
1
5
4
1
2
1.00
0.3750
2.00
2R
1
7
 Switzerland
2
1
0
1
5
5
0
2
1.00
0.4375
2.00
2R
1
8
 Sweden
2
1
0
1
4
4
0
2
1.00
0.5000
2.00
2R
1
9
 Argentina
1
0
0
1
2
3
-1
0
0.00
0.5625
1.00
1R
2
 France
1
0
0
1
2
3
-1
0
0.00
0.5625
1.00
1R
2
 Netherlands
1
0
0
1
2
3
-1
0
0.00
0.5625
1.00
1R
1
12
 Romania
1
0
0
1
1
2
-1
0
0.00
0.7500
1.00
1R
2
13
 Egypt
1
0
0
1
2
4
-2
0
0.00
0.8125
1.00
1R
1
14
 Brazil
1
0
0
1
1
3
-2
0
0.00
0.8750
1.00
1R
2
15
 Belgium
1
0
0
1
2
5
-3
0
0.00
0.9375
1.00
1R
2
16
 United States
1
0
0
1
1
7
-6
0
0.00
1.0000
1.00
1R
2
 
       
 
 Where: Perf.: Performance   Sum(P/Nt): Position between all the participant teams   Pt: Reached
 round   PtsS: Points scored for statistics   Ap: Appearances in world cups
     
       
  STATISTICS
     
     
Goalscorers
   
 
Pos
Player
Team
Flag
Goals
1
 O. Nejedlý  Czechoslovakia
5
2
 E. Conen  Germany
4
 A. Schiavio  Italy
4
4
 R. Orsi  Italy
3
 L. Kielholz  Switzerland
3
6
 J. Horvath  Austria
2
 B. Voorhoof  Belgium
2
 A. Puč  Czechoslovakia
2
 A. Fawzi  Egypt
2
 K. Hohmann  Germany
2
 E. Lehner  Germany
2
 G. Toldi  Hungary
2
 G. Ferrari  Italy
2
 G. Meazza  Italy
2
 J. Iraragorri  Spain
2
 S. Jonasson  Sweden
2
17
 A. Galateo  Argentina
1
 E. Belis  Argentina
1
 M. Sindelar  Austria
1
 J. Bican  Austria
1
 A. Schall  Austria
1
 K. Zischek  Austria
1
 K. Sesta  Austria
1
 Leônidas  Brazil
1
 J. Sobotka  Czechoslovakia
1
 F. Svoboda  Czechoslovakia
1
 G. Verriest  France
1
 J. Nicolas  France
1
 R. Noack  Germany
1
 O. Siffling  Germany
1
 S. Kobierski  Germany
1
 G. Sárosi  Hungary
1
 P. Teleki  Hungary
1
 J. Vincze  Hungary
1
 E. Guaita  Italy
1
 K. Smit  Netherlands
1
 L. Vente  Netherlands
1
 S. Dobay  Romania
1
 L. Regueiro  Spain
1
 I. Lángara  Spain
1
 K. Kroon  Sweden
1
 G. Dunker  Sweden
1
 A. Abegglen  Switzerland
1
 W. Jäggi  Switzerland
1
 A. Donelli  United States
1
FIFA initially credited Nejedlý with only four goals. However, FIFA changed it to five goals in November 2006, making Nejedlý the outright top scorer. Reference: FIFA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
        
Overall top goal scorers
   
 

In gold the topscorers (golden shoe) of the tournament. The complete list is available at: Goleadores-1934

   
Pos
Player
 Team
Flag
Goals
WC-1
1
 Guillermo Stábile  Argentina
8
30
2
 Pedro Cea  Uruguay
5
30
 Oldřich Nejedlý  Czechoslovakia
5
34
4
 Bert Patenaude  United States
4
30
 Angelo Schiavio  Italy
4
34
 Edmund Conen  Germany
4
34
7
 Peregrino Anselmo  Uruguay
3
30
 Carlos Peucelle  Argentina
3
30
 Ivan Bek  Yugoslavia
3
30
 Preguinho  Brazil
3
30
 Leopold Kielholz  Switzerland
3
34
 Raimundo Orsi  Italy
3
34
 
   
   
Scoring frequency by team
   
Pos
Team
Flag
Tot
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Ch
 
140
1
0
0
2
3
6
22
48
 
1
20
1
1
2
5
0
2
15
1
1
3
1
0
3
  Italy
12
1
1
2
1
4
  Germany
11
1
2
3
5
  Czechoslovakia
9
1
1
2
6
8
1
4
-3
7
  Austria
7
1
5
  Yugoslavia
7
1
1
2
-4
9
  Brazil
6
1
1
1
-4
  France
6
1
4
-2
11
  Hungary
5
1
3
  Switzerland
5
1
2
  Chile
5
2
1
-6
14
  Spain
4
1
2
  Sweden
4
1
2
  Mexico
4
1
2
-7
  Romania
4
4
-5
18
  Belgium
2
1
  Egypt
2
1
  Netherlands
2
2
21
  Paraguay
1
1
-11
  Peru
1
1
-11
 
   
   
Interesting facts
   
 
Milestone goals. The goal number 100 in the World Cups history was scored by Angelo Schiavio from Italy in Rome on May 27, 1934.Schiavio scored the 5-1. Italy defeated USA 7-1.
This was the only time in World Cup history than eight European teams advanced to the quarterfinals.
Italy, the world champion, conceded only three goals in five matches, a record for a world champion.
The first player to miss a penalty in the World Cup history was Waldemar de Brito from Brazil in a match against Spain on May 27, 1934. Spain beat Brazil 3 to 1.
The first tied match in the World Cups history was between Italy and Spain, in Florence, on May 31, 1934. After two World Cups there is only one game tied.
The first match with extra-time in the World Cups history was between Austria and France, in Turin, on May 27, 1934. Austria beat France 3 to 2 in extra-time.
The first replayed match in World Cups history took place in quarter-finals, when Italy and Spain drew 1-1 after extra time. Italy won the replay 1-0.
The first final with extra-time in the World Cups history was between Italy and Czechoslovakia, in Rome, on 10 June 1934. Italy beat Czechoslovakia 2 to 1.
Belgium has three straight losses from 1930 to 1934.
Luis Monti holding the record for most finals played with different teams: Argentina (1930), Italy (1934).
Italy became the second host nation to win the World Cup.
Hat-tricks: Angelo Schiavio (Italy), Edmund Conen (Germany), Oldřich Nejedlý (Hungary)
The youngest player was Roberto Irañeta from Argentina: 19y (21 March 1915). The youngest goalkeeper was Kamel Masaoud from Egypt: 19y (02 August 1914). The youngest scorer was Edmund Conen from Germany: 19y (10 November 1914). The youngest champion was Felice Borel from Italy: 20y (05 April 1914). The youngest captain was Martim from Brazil: 23y (2 March 1911).
The oldest player was Tom Florie from United States: 36y (06 September 1897). The oldest goalkeeper and oldest captain was Ricardo Zamora from Spain: 33y (21 January 1901). The oldest scorer was Raimundo Orsi from Italy: 32y (02 December 1901). The oldest champion was Luis Monti from Italy: 33 years (15 May 1901).
 
 
 
 
Benito Mussolini

The Brazilian team arrives at the stadium in Genoa to face Spain in first round

 
   
   
The teams that contributed players for national teams
   
 

The most important teams that contributed players to the national teams are shown in the table below. The complete list is available at: Teams-Countries-Players-1934

   
 
Pos
Log
Team
NoP
Country
Flag
1
  SK Slavia Praha
10
  Czechoslovakia
  Juventus
10
  Italy
3
File:Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas logo.svg
  Botafogo
9
  Brazil
4
  Újpest FC
7
  Hungary
5
  FC Admira Wacker Mödling
6
  Austria
  AC Sparta Prague
6
  Czechoslovakia
  Ferencvárosi TC
6
  Hungary
  FC Ripensia Timişoara
6
  Romania
  Grasshopper-Club Zürich
6
  Switzerland
10
  SK Rapid Wien
5
  Austria
  Royale Union Saint-Gilloise
5
  Belgium
  Zamalek SC
5
  Egypt
  Al Ahly SC
5
  Egypt
  Debreceni VSC
5
  Hungary
  Athletic Bilbao
5
  Spain
  Real Madrid
5
  Spain
  Servette FC
5
  Switzerland
    Uhrik Truckers
5
19
  First Vienna FC
4
  Austria
  Wiener SK
4
  Austria
  Standard Liege
4
  Belgium
  R. Daring Club Molenbeek
4
  Belgium
  São Paulo FC
4
  Brazil
  Lille OSC
4
  France
  Fortuna Düsseldorf
4
  Germany
  Internazionale
4
  Italy
  Feijenoord
4
  Netherlands
    St. Louis Stix, Baer & Fuller
4
    Pawtucket Rangers
4
   
        
Cumulative contributions (teams)
   
 
The complete list is available at: Teams-Countries-Players-1934
   
Pos
Flag
Team
Country
Flag
Tot
30
34
1
File:Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas logo.svg
  Botafogo
  Brazil
13
4
9
2
  SK Slavia Praha
  Czechoslovakia
10
10
  Juventus   Italy
10
10
  Alianza Lima
  Peru
10
10
File:Club Nacional de Football's logo.png
  Nacional
10
9
1
6
File:Colo-Colo.svg
  Colo-Colo
  Chile
8
8
File:OFK Beograd.svg
  OFK Beograd
  Yugoslavia
8
8
8
  Racing Club de France
  France
7
5
2
  Újpest FC   Hungary
7
7
File:Atlante FC logo.svg
  Atlante
  Mexico
7
7
  Universitario de Deportes
  Peru
7
7
12
  FC Admira Wacker Mödling
  Austria
6
6
File:ClubDeRegatasVascoDaGama.svg
  Vasco da Gama
  Brazil
6
4
2
  AC Sparta Prague
  Czechoslovakia
6
6
  Ferencvárosi TC   Hungary
6
6
  FC Ripensia Timişoara
  Romania
6
6
  Grasshopper-Club Zürich   Switzerland
6
6
File:Escudo de Peñarol.svg
  Peñarol
6
5
1
19
  Estudiantil Porteño
5
3
2
  SK Rapid Wien
  Austria
5
5
  Royal Antwerp FC   Belgium
5
2
3
  R. Daring Club Molenbeek   Belgium
5
1
4
  Royale Union Saint-Gilloise   Belgium
5
5
File:Oruro Royal C.jpeg
  Oruro Royal
  Bolivia
5
5
  Fluminense
  Brazil
5
5
  Al Ahly SC
  Egypt
5
5
  Zamalek SC
  Egypt
5
5
  Red Star F.C.
  France
5
2
3
  Debreceni VSC   Hungary
5
5
  Club América
  Mexico
5
5
File:Club Libertad.png
  Club Libertad
  Paraguay
5
5
File:Escudo de Olimpia.png
  Club Olimpia
  Paraguay
5
5
  Athletic Bilbao   Spain
5
5
  Real Madrid   Spain
5
5
  Servette FC   Switzerland
5
5
    Uhrik Truckers
5
5
 
   
        
The leagues that contributed players for national teams
   
 
The leagues that contributed players to the national teams are shown in the table below.
   
 
Pos
Team
Flag
NoP
Per
317
 
1
  France
23
7.25%
  Switzerland
23
7.25%
3
  Austria
22
6.94%
  Belgium
22
6.94%
  Germany
22
6.94%
  Hungary
22
6.94%
  Italy
22
6.94%
  Netherlands
22
6.94%
  Spain
22
6.94%
10
19
5.99%
11
18
5.68%
12
  Czechoslovakia
17
5.36%
13
  Sweden
16
5.05%
14
  Brazil
15
4.73%
  Egypt
15
4.73%
  Romania
15
4.73%
17
2
0.06%
   
   
Cumulative contributions (leagues)
   
 
Pos
Team
Flag
Total
30
34
Per
Ch
560
243
317
1
 France
42
19
23
7.50%
+5
2
 Argentina
40
22
18
7.16%
0
3
 Brazil
39
24
15
6.96%
-3
4
 Belgium
38
16
22
6.78%
+6
5
 United States
35
16
19
6.25%
+5
6
 Romania
30
15
15
5.36%
+6
7
 Uruguay
24
22
2
4.28%
-5
8
 Switzerland
23
23
4.11%
9
 Austria
22
22
3.93%
 Germany
22
22
3.93%
 Hungary
22
22
3.93%
 Italy
22
22
3.93%
 Netherlands
22
22
3.93%
 Paraguay
22
22
3.93%
-7
 Spain
22
22
3.93%
16
 Peru
21
21
3.75%
-11
17
 Chile
19
19
3.39%
-11
18
 Bolivia
17
17
3.03%
-10
 Czechoslovakiakia
17
17
3.03%
 Mexico
17
17
3.03%
-10
21
 Sweden
16
16
2.86%
22
 Egypt
15
15
2.68%
23
 Yugoslavia
13
13
2.32%
-11
 
   
H-index, i-10 index and ne
   
 
h-index is the largest number h such that h teams have at least h players.  i-10 index is the number of teams with at least 10 players. nt is the number of teams. cha is the number of positions won or lost compared to the previous world cup.
 
 
Pos
Team
Flag
h-index
i-10 index
ne
Ch
1
 Brazil
4
1
11
+1
2
 France
4
0
17
+6
3
 Belgium
4
0
15
+4
4
 Austria
4
0
5
-2
5
 Uruguay
3
1
8
6
 Argentina
3
0
23
-5
7
 United States
3
0
18
+3
8
 Romania
3
0
16
0
9
 Spain
3
0
10
10
 Hungary
3
0
5
11
 Mexico
3
0
4
-7
 Paraguay
3
0
4
-7
13
 Italy
2
1
8
14
 Peru
2
1
6
-8
15
 Czechoslovakiakia
2
1
3
16
 Netherlands
2
0
16
17
 Sweden
2
0
11
18
 Switzerland
2
0
10
19
 Bolivia
2
0
8
-8
 Chile
2
0
8
-8
21
 Egypt
2
0
6
22
 Yugoslavia
2
0
3
-9
23
 Germany
1
0
19
 
        
Coaches contributed by country
   
 

The coaches contributed by country are shown in the table below. Austria, England and Hungary contributed two coaches each.

   
 
Pos
Country
Flag
NoC
1
  Austria
2
2
  Hungary
2
4
1
  Belgium
1
  Brazil
1
  Czechoslovakia
1
  Germany
1
  Italy
1
  Scotland
1
  Spain
1
  Switzerland
1
1

Vittorio Pozzo (1886-1968) Italy
   
 
Cumulative contributions (coaches)
   
Pos
Country
Flag
Tot
30
34
29
13
16
1
3
2
1
  Hungary
3
1
2
3
  Austria
2
2
  Belgium
2
1
1
  Brazil
2
1
1
2
2
  Spain
2
1
1
2
1
1
9
  Bolivia
1
1
  Czechoslovakia
1
1
  France
1
1
  Germany
1
1
  Italy
1
1
  Mexico
1
1
  Romania
1
1
  Scotland
1
1
  Switzerland
1
1
1
1
  Yugoslavia
1
1
        
 
Referees, countries and world cup matches
 
Referees from 13 countries have conducted 35 world cup matches till The 1934 FIFA Worl Cup.
   
 
Pos
Country
Flag
Tot
30
34
Ch
35
18
17
1
  Belgium
7
5
2
0
  Italy
7
7
3
5
5
-2
4
  Brazil
3
3
-1
5
2
2
-1
  Austria
2
2
  Switzerland
2
2
  Sweden
2
2
9
  Bolivia
1
1
-4
  Chile
1
1
-4
  France
1
1
-4
  Germany
1
1
  Netherlands
1
1
      
 
Referees, confederations and world cup matches
 
Referees from 2 confederations have conducted 35 world cup matches till The 1934 FIFA Worl Cup.
   
 
Pos
Confederation
Logo
Tot
30
34
Per
 
35
18
17
 
1
  UEFA
23
6
17
66%
2
  CONMEBOL
12
12
 
34%
 
 
 
Attendance
   
 

The total attendance at the World Cup as well as both the total and average attendance for each of the national teams is shown in the table below.

   
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Total
#M
Average
  
363,000
17
21,353
1
  Italy
193,000
5
38,600
2
  Spain
99,000
3
33,000
3
  Czechoslovakia
91,000
4
22,750
4
  Austria
81,000
4
20,250
5
  Switzerland
45,000
2
22,500
6
  Netherlands
33,000
1
33,000
7
  Germany
33,000
4
8,250
8
  Hungary
32,000
2
16,000
9
  United States
25,000
1
25,000
10
  Brazil
21,000
1
21,000
11
  Sweden
17,000
2
8,500
12
  France
16,000
1
16,000
13
  Argentina
14,000
1
14,000
14
  Egypt
9,000
1
9,000
15
  Romania
9,000
1
9,000
16
  Belgium
8,000
1
8,000
   
 
Cumulative attendance
   
Pos
Flag
Team
Total
#M
Average
Ch
  
953,549
35
27,244
1
  Uruguay
275,970
4
68,993
0
2
  Argentina
262,200
6
43,700
0
3
  Italy
193,000
5
38,600
4
  United States
134,538
4
33,635
0
5
  Yugoslavia
122,232
3
40,744
-2
6
  Spain
99,000
3
33,000
7
  Czechoslovakia
91,000
4
22,750
8
  Romania
81,571
3
27,190
-3
9
  Austria
81,000
4
20,250
10
  Brazil
70,525
3
23,508
-1
11
  Peru
60,284
2
30,142
-5
12
  Mexico
55,793
3
18,598
-5
13
  Chile
52,708
3
17,569
-5
14
  France
45,853
4
11,463
-1
15
  Switzerland
45,000
2
22,500
16
  Bolivia
43,772
2
21,886
-6
17
  Belgium
38,346
3
12,782
-6
18
  Netherlands
33,000
1
33,000
19
  Germany
33,000
4
8,250
20
  Hungary
32,000
2
16,000
21
  Paraguay
30,306
2
15,153
-9
22
  Sweden
17,000
2
8,500
23
  Egypt
9,000
1
9,000
        
      

  Awards and best players
   
 
The top scorer (Golden Shoe) of the tournament was Oldřich Nejedlý from Czechoslovakia, who would go on to score five goals. The names that people probably remember from those times are:
    
 
   
     
    

  All-star team
   
 
The All-Star Team is a team of the best performers at the respective World Cup finals
   
 
 
 
  Cumulative participation by country
 
Pos
Team
Flag
Tot
30
34
Ch
1
7
7
0
2
  Italy
6
 
6
3
  Spain
3
 
3
4
2
2
-2
5
  Austria
1
 
1
  Czechoslovakia
1
 
1
1
1
-2
  Yugoslavia
1
1
-2
       
    

  DID YOU KNOW?
   
 
The Italy's victory might be influenced by Benito Musolini seeking propaganda coups. Il Duce did not miss any of the Azzurra team matches.
Luis Monti and Attilio De Maria have the distinction of having played in two World Cup Finals with two different national teams. They played in the 1930 World Cup Final with their native Argentina and in the 1934 World Cup Final with Italy as one of their oriundis, player of Italian descendent.  Enrique Guaita and Raimundo Orsi, both Argentines, also played for Italy.
Argentina, runner-up of the 1930 FIFA World Cup, went to Italy with an amateur team by internal political problems. The reason was that The Association of Professional Clubs refused to provide their best players. None of the players who participated with Argentina in Uruguay was part of the team.
Brazil took 12 days to reach Italy. They were eliminated in first round by Spain, who had joined them on board along the way.
The Italian Giuseppe Meazza is recognized as the first phenomenon of world football.
Austria, with the help of Matthias Sindelar, nicknamed the man of paper because of its flexibility, was the revelation of the tournament. Austria finished in fourth place.
FIFA took 72 years to recognize that the top goalscorer of the 1934 FIFA World Cup was Nejedlý. This has been officially recognized by FIFA since November 2006, as he was initially credited with only four goals. Nejedlý thus overcame German Edmund Conen and Italian Angelo Schiavio who had four goals. Oldřich Nejedlý died in 1990 at the age of 80 years without knowing the recognition of FIFA, that was 16 years later.
Uruguay remains the only reigning champion in World Cup history not to defend its title.
An extremely curious note occurred in the Palestinian team. The qualification matches for the 1934 World Cup were contested by a Palestine/Eretz Israel team made up exclusively of Jewish and British players. The Palestine football team consisted of nine British footballers, six Jewish footballers and one Arab footballer. The Palestine Football Association says that was a "Jewish" team which represented Palestine, and Arab Palestine had no relation to this team.
   
 

The commentary box during the 1934 World Cup

Spain vs Brazil
Commemorative stamps
   
  
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