The 1938 FIFA World Cup was the 3 rd FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men national association football teams. It took place in France( between Western Europe, encompasses medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches.) and Paris, its capital. 1938 FIFA World Cup was held in france between 4 June 1938 to 19 July 1938.
Italy retained the championship in 1938. Italy beating Hungary 4–2 in the final match. Vittorio Pozzo was coach of this team and Italy win two times under the same coach in 1934 and 1938.
Sixteen teams originally qualified for the final tournament. However, 15 teams participated after Austria withdrew. it was the second tournament in a row to be played in Europe. There was now 57 nations with membership in FIFA and most of those were from Europe.
1938 FIFA World Cup, France
- Europe– 4 teams from UEFA
- North America, Central America, and the Caribbean– 9Teams
- Asia- 2 Teams
Final Tournament Standings
|FIFA CUP 1938 Teams
Adidas Golden Boot
The 14 remaining places, 11 were allocated to Europe, 2 to the Americas, and one to Asia. 3 non-European nations took part Brazil, Cuba and the Dutch East Indies. This is the smallest ever the number of teams from outside the host continent to compete at a FIFA World Cup.
Participate Team for FIFA World 1938
|Withdrew||3 July to 30 July|
1938 FIFA World Cup Quick facts
|FIFA CUP 1938|
|Total Match||4 June – 19 June (16 days)|
1938 FIFA World Cup Qualify Team
Hungary and Switzerland were the only teams who had players from foreign clubs
|Cuba||Czechoslovakia||Dutch East Indies|
|Italy (1934 champions)||Netherlands||Norway|