13 July 1930 - 30 July 1930
Round 1: 16 teams split in 4 groups of 4.
Round 2: 4 Team Playoff
FIFA selected Uruguay as host nation as the country would be celebrating the centenary of its first constitution, and the Uruguay national football team had successfully retained their football title at the 1928 Summer Olympics.Few European teams chose to participate due to the duration and cost of travel.
Countries qualified for World Cup
Country failed to qualify Countries
that did not enter World Cup Country not a FIFA member