Campionato Mondiale di Calcio

1934 FIFA World Cup official logo

Tournament details

Host country Italy

Dates 27 May – 10 June

Teams 16 (from 4 confederations)

Venue(s) 8 (in 8 host cities)

Final positions

Champions Italy (1st title)

Runners-up Czechoslovakia

Third place Germany

Fourth place Austria

Tournament statistics

Matches played 17

Goals scored 70 (4.12 per match)

Attendance 358,000 (21,059 per match)

Top scorer(s) Oldřich Nejedlý (5 goals)

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.

The 1934 World Cup was the first for which teams had to qualify to take part. Thirty-two nations entered the competition, and after qualification, 16 teams participated in the finals tournament. Italy became the second World Cup champions, beating Czechoslovakia 2-1 in the final.

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