Tournament Details


Details:
Host country: Uruguay
Dates: 13 July 1930 - 30 July 1930
Teams: 16

Stages:
Round 1: 16 teams split in 4 groups of 4.
Group 1 | Group 2 | Group 3 | Group 4
Round 2: 4 Team Playoff
Playoffs

Notes:
  • 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.


    Qualification:
          Countries qualified for World Cup       Country failed to qualify       Countries that did not enter World Cup       Country not a FIFA member
    Qualified Teams:
    Placing ELO Rating Team Coach Region
    1 1192 Uruguay CONMEBOL
    2 1123 Argentina CONMEBOL
    17 919 Belgium UEFA
    17 896 Bolivia CONMEBOL
    17 1023 Brazil CONMEBOL
    17 1027 Chile CONMEBOL
    17 990 France UEFA
    17 869 Mexico CONCACAF
    17 984 Paraguay CONMEBOL
    17 929 Peru CONMEBOL
    17 986 Romania UEFA
    17 1040 USA CONCACAF
    17 1022 Yugoslavia UEFA