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The 1938 FIFA World Cup was the third staging of the World Cup, and was held in France
France
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

 from 4 June to 19 June. Italy
Italy national football team
The Italy National Football Team , represents Italy in association football and is controlled by the Italian Football Federation , the governing body for football in Italy. Italy is the second most successful national team in the history of the World Cup having won four titles , just one fewer than...

 retained the championship, beating Hungary
Hungary national football team
The Hungary national football team represents Hungary in international football and is controlled by the Hungarian Football Federation....

 4–2 in the final.

Host selection



France was chosen as hosts by FIFA
FIFA
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association , commonly known by the acronym FIFA , is the international governing body of :association football, futsal and beach football. Its headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland, and its president is Sepp Blatter, who is in his fourth...

 in Berlin
Berlin
Berlin is the capital city of Germany and is one of the 16 states of Germany. With a population of 3.45 million people, Berlin is Germany's largest city. It is the second most populous city proper and the seventh most populous urban area in the European Union...

 on August 13, 1936. France defeated Argentina and Germany in the first round of voting. The decision caused outrage in South America where it was believed that the venue would alternate between the two continents; instead, it was the second tournament in a row to be played in Europe. This was the last World Cup to be staged before the outbreak of World War II.

Qualification



Because of anger over the decision to hold a second successive World Cup in Europe, neither Uruguay
Uruguay national football team
The Uruguayan national football team represents Uruguay in international association football and is controlled by the Uruguayan Football Association, the governing body for football in Uruguay. The current head coach is Óscar Tabárez...

 nor Argentina
Argentina national football team
The Argentina national football team represents Argentina in association football and is controlled by the Argentine Football Association , the governing body for football in Argentina. Argentina's home stadium is Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti and their head coach is Alejandro...

 entered the competition, while Spain
Spain national football team
The Spain national football team represents Spain in international association football and is controlled by the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the governing body for football in Spain. The current head coach is Vicente del Bosque...

 became the first country to be prevented from competing by War
Spanish Civil War
The Spanish Civil WarAlso known as The Crusade among Nationalists, the Fourth Carlist War among Carlists, and The Rebellion or Uprising among Republicans. was a major conflict fought in Spain from 17 July 1936 to 1 April 1939...

.

It was the first time that the hosts (France
France national football team
The France national football team represents the nation of France in international football. It is fielded by the French Football Federation , the governing body of football in France, and competes as a member of UEFA, which encompasses the countries of Europe...

) and the title holders (Italy
Italy national football team
The Italy National Football Team , represents Italy in association football and is controlled by the Italian Football Federation , the governing body for football in Italy. Italy is the second most successful national team in the history of the World Cup having won four titles , just one fewer than...

) qualified automatically. Title holders were given an automatic entry into the World Cup until 2006
2006 FIFA World Cup
The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 9 June to 9 July 2006 in Germany, which won the right to host the event in July 2000. Teams representing 198 national football associations from all six...

 when this was abolished.

Of the fourteen remaining places, eleven were allocated to Europe, two to the Americas, and one to Asia. As a result, only three non-European nations took part: Brazil, Cuba and the Dutch East Indies. This is the smallest ever number of teams from outside the host continent to compete at a FIFA World Cup.

Austria
Austria national football team
The Austria national football team is the association football team that represents the country of Austria in international competition and is controlled by the Austrian Football Association ....

 qualified for the World Cup, but after qualification was complete, the Anschluss
Anschluss
The Anschluss , also known as the ', was the occupation and annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany in 1938....

 united Austria with Germany and Austria withdrew from the tournament, with some Austrian players joining the German squad. Latvia
Latvia national football team
The Latvian national football team is controlled by the Latvian Football Federation, the governing body for football in Latvia and represents the country in international football competitions, such as the World Cup and the European Championships. So far, they have never qualified for a FIFA World...

 was the runner-up in Austria's qualification group, but was not invited to participate; instead Austria's place remained empty, and Sweden, which would have been Austria's initial opponent, progressed directly to the second-round by default.

This tournament saw the first, and as of 2010 the only, participation in a World Cup tournament from Cuba
Cuba national football team
The Cuba national football team is the national team of Cuba and is controlled by the Asociación de Fútbol de Cuba. They are affiliated to the Caribbean Football Union of CONCACAF....

 and the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia
Indonesia national football team
The Indonesia national football team represents Indonesia in international football. It is controlled by the Football Association of Indonesia . Prior to independence in 1945, the team competed as the Dutch East Indies national football team. Under this name, Indonesia was the first Asian team to...

). It also saw the World Cup debuts of Poland and Norway. Norway would not qualify for another World Cup finals until 1994, while Poland and the Netherlands would not reappear at a finals tournament until 1974.

Format


The knockout format from 1934
1934 FIFA World Cup
The 1934 FIFA World Cup was the second FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in Italy from 27 May to 10 June 1934....

 was retained. 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. This was the last of the two World Cup tournaments that used a straight knockout format.

Summary



Germany, France, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Cuba and Brazil were seeded for draw taking place in Paris
Paris
Paris is the capital and largest city in France, situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region...

, on 5 March 1938.

Five of the first round matches required extra time to break the deadlock; two games still went to a replay. In the replays, Switzerland
Switzerland national football team
The Swiss national football team is the national football team of Switzerland...

 ousted the team of Germany
Germany national football team
The Germany national football team is the football team that has represented Germany in international competition since 1908. It is governed by the German Football Association , which was founded in 1900....

, to which some Austrian players had been added for political reasons, with a score of 4-2, while Cuba
Cuba national football team
The Cuba national football team is the national team of Cuba and is controlled by the Asociación de Fútbol de Cuba. They are affiliated to the Caribbean Football Union of CONCACAF....

 managed to advance to the next round at the expense of Romania
Romania national football team
The Romania national football team is the national football team of Romania and is controlled by the Romanian Football Federation.Romania is one of only four national teams, the other three being Brazil, France, and Belgium, that took part in the first three World Cups.However, after that...

. This remains, as of 2010, the only time in World Cup history in which Germany was eliminated in the first round, and the only tournament in which Germany competed but failed to finish in the final eight (the nation did not compete in 1930 and was banned from the 1950 competition).

Sweden
Sweden national football team
The Swedish national football team represents Sweden in association football and is controlled by the Swedish Football Association, the governing body for Football in Sweden. Sweden's home ground is Råsunda Stadium in Stockholms län and their head coach is Erik Hamrén. Sweden made their first...

 advanced directly to the quarter-finals as a result of Austria
Austria national football team
The Austria national football team is the association football team that represents the country of Austria in international competition and is controlled by the Austrian Football Association ....

's withdrawal, and they proceeded to beat Cuba 8-0. The hosts, France
France national football team
The France national football team represents the nation of France in international football. It is fielded by the French Football Federation , the governing body of football in France, and competes as a member of UEFA, which encompasses the countries of Europe...

, were beaten by the holders, Italy
Italy national football team
The Italy National Football Team , represents Italy in association football and is controlled by the Italian Football Federation , the governing body for football in Italy. Italy is the second most successful national team in the history of the World Cup having won four titles , just one fewer than...

, and Switzerland were seen off by Hungary
Hungary national football team
The Hungary national football team represents Hungary in international football and is controlled by the Hungarian Football Federation....

. Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia national football team
The Czechoslovakia national football team was the national association football team of Czechoslovakia from 1922 to 1993. At the dissolution of Czechoslovakia at the end of 1992, the team was participating in UEFA qualifying Group 4 for the 1994 World Cup; it completed this campaign under the name...

 took Brazil
Brazil national football team
The Brazil national football team represents Brazil in international men's football and is controlled by the Brazilian Football Confederation , the governing body for football in Brazil. They are a member of the International Federation of Association Football since 1923 and also a member of the...

 to extra time in a notoriously feisty match in Bordeaux
Bordeaux
Bordeaux is a port city on the Garonne River in the Gironde department in southwestern France.The Bordeaux-Arcachon-Libourne metropolitan area, has a population of 1,010,000 and constitutes the sixth-largest urban area in France. It is the capital of the Aquitaine region, as well as the prefecture...

 before succumbing in a replay; the South Americans proved too strong for the depleted Czechoslovak side (both Oldřich Nejedlý
Oldrich Nejedlý
Oldřich Nejedlý was a Czech footballer, who spent his entire career at Sparta Prague as an inside-forward. He is also a former member of the Czechoslovakian national team.-Club career:...

 and František Plánička
František Plánicka
František Plánička was a Czech football goalkeeper and one of the most honoured players in the history of Czechoslovakian football. He played the majority of his career for Slavia Prague, during which time the club won the Czech league eight times and the Mitropa Cup once...

 had suffered broken bones in the first game) and won 2-1. This was the last ever match to be replayed in a World Cup.

Hungary destroyed Sweden in one of the semi-finals 5-1, while Italy and Brazil had the first of their many important World Cup clashes in the other. The Brazilians rested their star player Leônidas
Leônidas da Silva
Leônidas da Silva was an association footballer and commentator. He is regarded to be one of the most important players of the first half of the 20th century. He played for Brazil in two World Cups, and was the top scorer of the 1938 World Cup....

 confident that they would qualify for the final, but the Italians won 2-1. Brazil topped Sweden 4-2 for third place. It is notable that Sweden reached the final four having won only one match (as a result of Austria's withdrawal from the first round): the only time this has happened in a World Cup.

The final itself took place at the Stade Olympique de Colombes in Paris
Paris
Paris is the capital and largest city in France, situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region...

. Vittorio Pozzo
Vittorio Pozzo
Vittorio Pozzo 21 December 1968) was an Italian football coach who was most famous for leading the Italian national team to victory in the 1934 FIFA World Cup and 1938 FIFA World Cups; managed the side that won the 1930 and 1935 editions of the Central European International Cup, as well as the...

's Italian side took the lead early, but Hungary equalised within two minutes. The Italians took the lead again shortly after, and by the end of the first half were leading the Hungarians 3-1. Hungary never really got back into the game. With the final score favouring the Italians 4-2, Italy became the first team to successfully defend the title and were once more crowned World Cup winners.

Because of World War II
World War II
World War II, or the Second World War , was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, involving most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...

, the World Cup would not be held for another 12 years, until 1950
1950 FIFA World Cup
The 1950 FIFA World Cup, held in Brazil from 24 June to 16 July, was the fourth FIFA World Cup. It was the first World Cup since 1938, the planned 1942 and 1946 competitions having been canceled owing to World War II...

. As a result, Italy were the reigning World Cup holders for a record 16 years, from 1934 to 1950. The Italian Vice-President of FIFA, Dr. Ottorino Barassi
Ottorino Barassi
Dr. Ing. Ottorino Barassi was an Italian sports official.The first action of his career was to help organise the 1934 FIFA World Cup, which was played in his native Italy. His notability in World Cup history continued, as Italy won the 1938 FIFA World Cup in France...

, hid the trophy
FIFA World Cup Trophy
The World Cup is a gold trophy that is awarded to the winners of the FIFA World Cup. Since the advent of the World Cup in 1930, two trophies have represented victory: the Jules Rimet Trophy from 1930 to 1970, and the FIFA World Cup Trophy from 1974 to the present day.The trophy, originally named...

 in a shoe-box under his bed throughout the Second World War and thus saved it from falling into the hands of occupying troops.

Venues



Ten cities hosted the tournament:
  • Antibes
    Antibes
    Antibes is a resort town in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France.It lies on the Mediterranean in the Côte d'Azur, located between Cannes and Nice. The town of Juan-les-Pins is within the commune of Antibes...

    , Stade du Fort Carré
    Stade du Fort Carré
    Stade du Fort Carré is a multi-use stadium in Antibes, France, home ground of the FC Antibes. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium is able to hold 7,000 people. During the 1938 World Cup, it hosted one game, between Sweden and Cuba....

  • Bordeaux
    Bordeaux
    Bordeaux is a port city on the Garonne River in the Gironde department in southwestern France.The Bordeaux-Arcachon-Libourne metropolitan area, has a population of 1,010,000 and constitutes the sixth-largest urban area in France. It is the capital of the Aquitaine region, as well as the prefecture...

    , Parc Lescure
    Stade Chaban-Delmas
    Stade Chaban-Delmas is a sporting stadium located in the city of Bordeaux, France. It is the home ground of FC Girondins de Bordeaux.Until 2001, the stadium's name was the Stade du Parc Lescure...

  • Le Havre
    Le Havre
    Le Havre is a city in the Seine-Maritime department of the Haute-Normandie region in France. It is situated in north-western France, on the right bank of the mouth of the river Seine on the English Channel. Le Havre is the most populous commune in the Haute-Normandie region, although the total...

    , Stade Cavée Verte
    Stade Jules Deschaseaux
    Stade Jules Deschaseaux, is a multi-purpose stadium in Le Havre, France. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium is able to hold 16,400 people and was built in 1932. During the 1938 World Cup, it hosted one game. In 2012 it will be replaced by the currently under...

  • Lille
    Lille
    Lille is a city in northern France . It is the principal city of the Lille Métropole, the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the country behind those of Paris, Lyon and Marseille. Lille is situated on the Deûle River, near France's border with Belgium...

    , Stade Victor Boucquey
    Stade Victor Boucquey
    Stade Victor Boucquey is a multi-use stadium in Lille, France. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium is able to hold 15,000 people. During the 1938 World Cup, it hosted one game....

  • Lyon
    Lyon
    Lyon , is a city in east-central France in the Rhône-Alpes region, situated between Paris and Marseille. Lyon is located at from Paris, from Marseille, from Geneva, from Turin, and from Barcelona. The residents of the city are called Lyonnais....

    , Stade Gerland
    Stade Gerland
    The Stade de Gerland is a stadium, in the city of Lyon, France and home to Ligue 1 football club Olympique Lyonnais...

     (the only match there was cancelled)
  • Marseille
    Marseille
    Marseille , known in antiquity as Massalia , is the second largest city in France, after Paris, with a population of 852,395 within its administrative limits on a land area of . The urban area of Marseille extends beyond the city limits with a population of over 1,420,000 on an area of...

    , Stade Vélodrome
    Stade Vélodrome
    The Stade Vélodrome is a football stadium in Marseille, France. It is home to the Olympique de Marseille football club of Ligue 1, and was a venue in the 1998 FIFA World Cup and the 2007 Rugby World Cup. It is the largest club-football ground in France, with a capacity of 60,031 spectators,...

  • Paris
    Paris
    Paris is the capital and largest city in France, situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region...

    , Parc des Princes
    Parc des Princes
    The Parc des Princes is an all-seater football stadium located in the southwest of Paris, France. The venue, with a seating capacity of 48,712 spectators, has been the home of French football club Paris Saint-Germain since 1974. The current Parc des Princes was inaugurated on 4 June 1972, endowed...

     and Stade Olympique de Colombes
    Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
    The Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir - stadium in Colombes, near Paris, France . Named in memory of French rugby player Yves du Manoir in 1928. Was the main stadium for the 1924 Summer Olympics and had a capacity of 45,000 at the time...

  • Reims
    Reims
    Reims , a city in the Champagne-Ardenne region of France, lies east-northeast of Paris. Founded by the Gauls, it became a major city during the period of the Roman Empire....

    , Vélodrome Municipal
    Stade Auguste Delaune
    Stade Auguste Delaune, also known as the Stade Municipal Velodrome, is a multi-purpose stadium in Reims, France. It was used mostly for football matches. The stadium is able to hold 10,000 people and was built in 1931. During the 1938 World Cup, it hosted one game. It was replaced as the home of...

  • Strasbourg
    Strasbourg
    Strasbourg is the capital and principal city of the Alsace region in eastern France and is the official seat of the European Parliament. Located close to the border with Germany, it is the capital of the Bas-Rhin département. The city and the region of Alsace are historically German-speaking,...

    , Stade de la Meinau
    Stade de la Meinau
    The Stade de la Meinau, commonly known as "La Meinau" is a football stadium in Strasbourg, France. It is the home ground of RC Strasbourg and has also hosted international matches, including one game of World cup 1938, two games of Euro 1984 and the final of the Cup Winners' Cup in 1988. La Meinau...

  • Toulouse
    Toulouse
    Toulouse is a city in the Haute-Garonne department in southwestern FranceIt lies on the banks of the River Garonne, 590 km away from Paris and half-way between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea...

    , Stade Chapou
    Stadium de Toulouse
    Stadium Municipal de Toulouse is the largest multi-purpose stadium in Toulouse, France. It is the seventh-largest stadium in France. It is currently used mostly for football matches, mainly those of the Toulouse Football Club and the big games of rugby in the Stade Toulousain in the Heineken Cup or...


Squads


For a list of all squads that appeared in the final tournament, see 1938 FIFA World Cup squads
1938 FIFA World Cup squads
-Italy:Head coach: Vittorio Pozzo-Hungary:Head coach: Károly Dietz and Alfréd Schaffer-Brazil:Head coach: Adhemar Pimenta-Sweden:Head coach: József Nagy...

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Results



First round



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Replays



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Quarter-finals



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Replay



Semi-finals



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Match for third place



Final


Scorers


7 goals Leônidas
Leônidas da Silva
Leônidas da Silva was an association footballer and commentator. He is regarded to be one of the most important players of the first half of the 20th century. He played for Brazil in two World Cups, and was the top scorer of the 1938 World Cup....



6 goals Gyula Zsengellér
Gyula Zsengellér
Gyula Zsengellér was a Hungarian footballer and a legend of Újpest FC, most famous for his part in taking the Hungarian national team to the 1938 World Cup Final. He was that tournament's second-highest scorer, behind Leonidas of Brazil.His first international cap came on 2 December 1936, when...



5 goals György Sárosi Silvio Piola
Silvio Piola
Silvio Piola was an Italian footballer from Robbio Lomellina, province of Pavia. He is known as a highly prominent figure in the history of Italian football due to several records he set. Piola won the 1938 FIFA World Cup with Italy, scoring two goals in the final.Piola is third in the all-time...



4 goals Gino Colaussi
Gino Colaussi
Luigi Colausig was an Italian footballer.Colaussi was born in Gradisca d'Isonzo, Friuli-Venezia Giulia....

 Ernest Wilimowski
Ernest Wilimowski
Ernst Willimowski was a football player who played for both the Polish and German national teams....



3 goals

Perácio
José Perácio
José Perácio Berjun, also known as José Perácio was a Brazilian footballer in striker role....

 Romeu
Romeu Pellicciari
Romeu Pellicciari, also known as Romeu was an association footballer in striker role....


Tore Keller
Tore Keller
Tore Keller was a Swedish football striker.He was a member of the Swedish team, which won the bronze medal in the football tournament ath the 1924 Summer Olympics....

 Arne Nyberg
Arne Nyberg
Arne Nyberg was a Swedish football striker born in Säffle.After starting his career playing for a local club, he joined IFK Göteborg in 1932 and won two Swedish Championships with the club. He played for IFK the rest of his career and also worked for the club after retiring as an active player...


Gustav Wetterström
Gustav Wetterström
Gustav Wetterström was a Swedish football striker.He played for IK Sleipner Norrköping and the Sweden national football team, for whom he appeared in the 1938 FIFA World Cup. He scored a hat trick in Sweden's 8-0 victory over Cuba, although many sources outside of FIFA have credited him with...

 André Abegglen
André Abegglen
André "Trello" Abegglen was a Swiss football forward. He played for Grasshopper-Club Zürich, the French club FC Sochaux-Montbéliard and the Swiss national team, for whom he appeared in two World Cups...


2 goals Héctor Socorro
Héctor Socorro
Héctor Socorro was a Cuban footballer. He represented Cuba at the 1938 World Cup in France, scoring two goals in the two matches against Romania.-References:...

 Oldřich Nejedlý
Oldrich Nejedlý
Oldřich Nejedlý was a Czech footballer, who spent his entire career at Sparta Prague as an inside-forward. He is also a former member of the Czechoslovakian national team.-Club career:...

 Jean Nicolas
Jean Nicolas
Jean Edouard Marie Nicolas was a French international footballer.Born in Nanterre, Nicolas played club soccer for FC Rouen, and appeared in the 1934 and 1938 World Cup squads for France, and scored two goals in the 1938 tournament.He scored a total of 21 goals in 25 international games between...

 Ştefan Dobay
Stefan Dobay
Ștefan Dobay , native name István Dobay, was a Austrian-Hungarian native Romanian footballer.He played for Ripensia Timișoara and the Romania national football team for whom he got 41 caps, scored 20 goals and he appeared at the 1934 and 1938 World Cups as a forward and scoring a goal in each...



1 goal

Henri Isemborghs
Henri Isemborghs
Henri Isemborghs was a Belgian footballer. He played for Royal Beerschot AC and the Belgium national football team. He appeared in the 1938 FIFA World Cup, and scored a goal in Belgium's only game.-References:*...

 Roberto
Roberto Emílio da Cunha
Roberto Emílio da Cunha, best known as Roberto was a Brazilian footballer in striker role....

 Tomás Fernández
Tomás Fernández
Tomás Fernández , was a Cuban footballer.He represented Cuba at the 1938 FIFA World Cup in France, scoring a goal against Romania-References:...

 José Magriñá
José Magriñá
José Magriñá was a Cuban footballer. He represented Cuba at the 1938 FIFA World Cup, scoring a goal against Romania.-References:...

 Vlastimil Kopecký
Vlastimil Kopecký
Vlastimil Kopecký , was a Czech football player. He played 26 games for Czechoslovakia, scoring eight goals. He was a participant in the 1934 and 1938 FIFA World Cups.In his country he played for Slavia Prague, for which he scored 252 league goals in 325 matches...

 Josef Košťálek
Josef Koštálek
Josef Košťálek was a Czech footballer.He played for Sparta Prague and the Czechoslovakia national football team, for whom he played 43 matches, scoring two goals, and appeared in the 1934 and 1938 World Cups. In 1938, he scored in extra time against the Netherlands to put Czechoslovakia into the...

 Josef Zeman
Josef Zeman
Josef Zeman was a Czech footballer.He played for several clubs, including SK České Budějovice and Sparta Prague and the Czechoslovakia national football team , for whom he appeared in the 1938 FIFA World Cup, scoring one goal.-References:...

 Oscar Heisserer
Oscar Heisserer
Oscar Heisserer was a French footballer.He played for RC Strasbourg, and appeared for France in the 1938 World Cup, where he scored a goal.-References:* *...

 Émile Veinante
Émile Veinante
Émile Veinante was a French footballer and coach.Veinante was primarily a forward. He began his club career in 1916 with the youth squad at FC Metz, which was at that time still in German-controlled Alsace-Lorraine...


Josef Gauchel
Josef Gauchel
Josef "Jupp" Gauchel was a German football player.In the thirties, He played for TuS Neuendorf and was an active member of the squad....

 Wilhelm Hahnemann
Wilhelm Hahnemann
Wilhelm Hahnemann was an Austrian and German football player who started his career at Admira Vienna.-International career:...

 Vilmos Kohut
Vilmos Kohut
Vilmos "Willy" Kohut was a Hungarian footballer. He played as a Striker for the Ferencvárosi TC, French team Olympique Marseille and the Hungarian national team. Kohut got 25 caps and 14 goals for the Hungarian national team between 1925-1938...

 Ferenc Sas
Ferenc Sas
Ferenc Sas - born as Ferenc Sohn, in Argentina known as Francisco "Sas" Sohn - was a Hungarian football player. With the Hungary he played in the final of the World Cup 1938...

 Pál Titkos
Pál Titkos
Pál Titkos was a Hungarian footballer. He played for MTK Hungária FC and the Hungary national football team. He scored two goals in the 1938 FIFA World Cup, including one in the final itself....

 Géza Toldi
Géza Toldi
Géza Toldi was a Hungarian footballer. He played for Ferencvárosi TC, and from 1934 to 1938 for the Hungarian national team, serving as captain in 1936. He scored a goal in the 1938 FIFA World Cup....

 Pietro Ferraris
Pietro Ferraris
Pietro Ferraris was an Italian football player.Ferraris was born in Vercelli, Piedmont.He was a striker for Ambrosiana-Inter and eventual world champions Italy at the 1938 FIFA World Cup, he scored a goal in their first round match against Norway. He also played for Pro Vercelli, Napoli, Torino...

 Giuseppe Meazza
Giuseppe Meazza
Giuseppe "Peppino" Meazza , also known as il Balilla, was an Italian footballer playing mainly for Internazionale in the 1930s, scoring 242 goals in 365 games for the club. He led Italy to win two World Cups: in 1934 and in 1938, winning the Golden Ball Award in 1934. He is widely considered the...


Arne Brustad
Arne Brustad
Arne Brustad was a Norwegian footballer. He is regarded as one of the country's best players of all time.Brustad was an outside-left for Lyn. He won 33 caps for Norway, and scored 17 international goals...

 Fryderyk Scherfke
Fryderyk Scherfke
Friedrich Egon Scherfke, , German Empire - died on September 15, 1983 in Bad Soden, Germany) was an ethnic German who became an interwar soccer midfield player for the Polish national football team.- Biography :...

 Iuliu Baratky Silviu Bindea
Silviu Bindea
Silviu Bindea was a Romanian football player.He represented Romania at the 1934 and 1938 World Cups as a forward, scoring twice in a first-round game in 1938.-References:...

 Harry Andersson
Harry Andersson
Harry Andersson was a Swedish football striker.He played for IK Sleipner and was the top scorer of the 1934–35 Allsvenskan. Andersson also played for the Sweden national football team, for whom he appeared in the 1938 FIFA World Cup, at which he scored one goal.-References:...

 Sven Jonasson
Sven Jonasson
Sven Jonasson was a Swedish football striker. He was born in Borås and died in Varberg.He played for IF Elfsborg and the Sweden national football team, for whom he appeared in the 1934 and 1938 World Cups. He scored two goals in 1934 and one in 1938...

 Alfred Bickel
Alfred Bickel
Alfred Bickel, also referred to as Fredy Bickel was a Swiss football player and coach...

 Eugen Walaschek
Own goals Ernst Lörtscher
Ernst Lörtscher
Ernst Lörtscher was a Swiss footballer. He played for Servette Genf and the Switzerland national football team, for whom he appeared in the 1938 FIFA World Cup, during which he would become the first player in the Event's history to score an own goal...

(for Germany)

FIFA Retrospective Ranking


In 1986, FIFA published a report that ranked all teams in each World Cup up to and including 1986, based on progress in the competition, overall results and quality of the opposition. The rankings for the 1938 tournament were as follows:

Final

3rd and 4th place

Eliminated in the quarter-finals

Eliminated in the round of 16

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