Campionato Mondiale di Calcio
1934 FIFA World Cup official logo
Host country Italy
Dates 27 May – 10 June
Teams 16 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s) 8 (in 8 host cities)
Champions Italy (1st title)
Third place Germany
Fourth place Austria
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.