April 25th, 2018Just as Mussolini used Italy in 1934, Hitler used the 1936 Olympics as a weapon of propaganda.
So, to avoid any further political controversy, FIFA chose a so-called neutral venue: the federation's birthplace of France for the 1938 edition of the tournament.
April 21st, 2018Welcome to our second (of 20) series on the history of the World Cup.
Today we take a look at 1934 World Cup that was hosted by Italy and was the first World Cup to include a qualification stage.
Sixteen teams qualified for the tournament, a number which would be retained until the expansion of the finals tournament in 1982.
April 16th, 2018The inaugural FIFA World Cup took place in 1930 and was held in Uruguay.
FIFA President Jules Rimet came up with the idea of a tournament featuring the world’s best international sides and Uruguay, the holders of the Olympic football title, were the only country to volunteer as host nation.
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