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Background

The third FIFA World Cup Finals were awarded to France.

There were no nations withdrawing their bids before the vote, so the 23rd FIFA Congress convened in Berlin, Germany on 13 August 1936 to decide the next host of the World Cup Finals. Electing France took only one ballot, as France had more than half of the votes (19 votes) in the first round.  Argentina (four votes) and Germany (nil votes) were the other nations.

As it was assumed the host country would return to South America, both Argentina and Uruguay refused to take part.

The Draw

The sixteen countries taking part would compete again in a straight knockout tournament.  If a match was tied after ninety minutes, then thirty minutes of extra time were played.  If the score was still tied after extra time, the match would be replayed the next day.

Brazil, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Sweden were seeded for draw taking place in Paris, on 5 March 1938.  Austria withdrew on 12 April.

England

After more withdrawals, FIFA apparently invited the Football Association to take the place of Austria. They had qualified for the World Cup Finals, but the Anschluß prevented them from taking their place.  The invitation was rejected once more by the committee.

 


First Round

4 June 1938 - all WEST times
5.00pm - Switzerland 1 Germany 1 [1-1] AET
Parc des Princes, Paris, Île-de-France (27,152)
Abegglen
Gauchel
5.00pm - Cuba 3 Romania 3 [1-1] AET
Stade Chapou, Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées (6,707)
Socorro (2), Magriña
Bindea, Barátky, Dobay
5.00pm - Hungary 6 Dutch East Indies 0 [4-0]
Vélodrome Municipal, Reims, Champagne-Ardenne (9,091)
Kohut, Toldi, Sárosi (2), Zsengellér (2)
5.00pm - France 3 Belgium 1 [2-1]
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, Paris, Île-de-France (46,920)
Veinante, Nicolas (2)
Isemborghs
5.00pm - Italy 2 Norway 1 [1-0] AET
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (18,826)
Ferraris, Piola
Brustad
5.30pm - Brazil 6 Poland 5 [3-1] AET
Stade de le Meinau, Strasbourg, Alsace (13,452)
Leônidas (3), Romeu, Perácio (2)
Scherfke (pen), Wilimowski (4)
6.30pm - Czechoslovakia 3 Netherlands 0 [0-0] AET
Stade Cavée Verte, Le Havre, Haute-Normandie (10,550)
Košt'álek, Zemen, Nejedlý
Sweden vs. Austria walkover
Stade Gerland, Lyon, Rhône-Alpes
 

9 June 1938 - both 6.00pm WEST
Switzerland 4 Germany 2 [1-2]
Parc des Princes, Paris, Île-de-France (20,025)
Walaschek, Bickel, Abegglen (2)
Hahnemann, Lortscher OG
Cuba 2 Romania 1 [0-1]
Stade Chapou, Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées (3,993/7,536)
Socorro, Fernández
Dobay

























Replays

Quarter Finals

12 June 1938 - all 5.00pm WEST
Sweden 8 Cuba 0 [4-0]
Stort du Fort Carré, Antibes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (6,846)
H.Anderson (3), Wetterström (3), Keller, Nyborg
Hungary 2 Switzerland 0 [1-0]
Stade Victor Boucquey, Lille, Île-de-France, Nord-Pas de Calais (14,800)
Sárosi, Zsengellér
Italy 3 France 1 [1-1]
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, Paris, Île-de-France (58,455)
Colaussi, Piola (2)
Heisserer
Brazil 1 Czechoslovakia 1 [4-0]
Municipal Parc Lescure, Bordeaux, Aquitaine (22,021)
Leônidas
Nejedlý (pen)

Zezé Procópio, Machado Riha


14 June 1938 - all 5.00pm WEST
Brazil 2 Czechoslovakia 1 [4-0]
Municipal Parc Lescure, Bordeaux, Aquitaine (18,141)
Leônidas, Roberto
Kopecký














Replays

Semi Finals

16 June 1938 - both 6.00pm WEST
Hungary 5 Sweden 1 [3-1]
Parc des Princes, Paris, Île-de-France (20,155)
Jacobsson OG, Titkos, Zsengellér (2), Sárosi
Nyberg
Italy 2 Brazil 1 [0-0]
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (33,000)
Colaussi, Meazza (pen)
Romeu

 

Third Place Play-off

19 June 1938 - 5.00pm WEST
Brazil 4 Sweden 2 [1-2]
Municipal Parc Lescure, Bordeaux, Aquitaine (12,500)
Romeu, Leônidas (2), Perácio
Jonasson, Nyberg

 

The 1938 Final

19 June 1938 - 5.00pm WEST
Italy 4 Hungary 2 [1-1]
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, Paris, Île-de-France (45,124)
Colaussi (2), Piola (2)
Titkos, Sárosi

 

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