FIFA World Cup 1934

World Cup , The first ever FIFA World Cup, held in in 1930, was a resounding success. It was the biggest sporting event in the world at that time, and it captured the imagination of people across the globe. The tournament was a great success, and it was decided that the next World Cup would be held in in 1934. The 1934 FIFA World Cup was held in Italy from 27 May to 10 June 1934.

A total of 16 teams entered the tournament, with the host nation, Italy. The total 16 teams played 8 matches. The 1934 World Cup was the first World Cup in which teams from and Asia participated. were the first African team to appear at the World Cup. A total of 16 teams (12 from , 3 from South America, and 1 from North America) participated in the 1934 World Cup.

1934 was also the first World Cup in which teams from all six populated continents participated. A total of 16 teams entered the tournament, with 13 of them coming from Europe.

The host nation, Italy, and the remaining 15 teams were divided into eight groups, with each group playing a round-robin tournament. The winners of each group advanced to the quarter-finals, and after semi-finals, the two winners from Europe meeting in the final. The 1934 World Cup was won by Italy, who defeated Czechoslovakia 2-1 in the final.

Reigning World Cup holders Uruguay declined to participate, in protest at the refusal of several European countries to travel to South America for the previous World Cup, which Uruguay had hosted in . As a result, the 1934 World Cup is the only one in which the reigning champions did not participate.

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