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Background

The second FIFA World Cup Finals were awarded to Italy.

Sweden withdrew before the vote, allowing the only remaining candidate (Italy) to take the hosting job for the 1934 World Cup. The decision was ratified by the 21st FIFA Congress in Stockholm, Sweden on 14 May 1932. The Italian Football Federation accepted the hosting duties on 9 October 1932.

The Draw

For the sixteen countries taking part, the group stage used in the previous World Cup Finals was replaced in favour of a straight knockout tournament.  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 the next day.

The eight seeded teams, Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Hungary, were kept apart in the first round.

England

England, and the rest of the Home Nations, were still in a self-imposed exile from FIFA. FA committee member Charles Sutcliffe said: "the national associations of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland have quite enough to do in their own International Championship which seems to me a far better World Championship than the one to be staged in Rome".

 


First Round

27 May 1934 - all 4.30pm CEST
Italy 7 USA 1 [3-0]
Stadio Nazionale del Partito Nazionale Fascista, Roma, Lazio (25,000)
Schiavo (3), Orsi (2), Ferrari, Meazza
Donelli
Czechoslovakia 2 Romania 1 [0-1]
Stadio Littorio, Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia (8,000)
Puc, Nejedlý
Dobay
Germany 5 Belgium 2 [1-2]
Stadio Giovanni Berta, Firenze, Tuscany (8,000)
Kobierski, Siffling, Conen (3)
Voorhoof (2)
Austria 3 France 2 [1-1] AET
Stadio Benito Mussolini, Torino, Piedmont (15,000)
Sindelar, Schall, Bican
J.Nicolas, Verriest (pen)
Spain 3 Brazil 1 [3-0]
Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genova, Liguria (30,000)
Iraragorri (pen), Lángera (2)
Leônidas
Switzerland 3 Netherlands 2 [2-1]
Stadio Comunale, San Siro, Milano, Lombardo (35,000)
Kielholz (2), Abegglen
Smit, Vente
Sweden 3 Argentina 2 [1-1]
Stadio Littoriale, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna (19,000)
Jonasson (2), Kroon
Belis, Galateo
Hungary 4 Egypt 2 [2-2]
Stadio Giorgio Ascarelli, Napoli, Campania (8,000)
Teleki, Toldi (2), Vincze
Fawzy (2)

Quarter Finals

31 May 1934 - all 4.30pm CEST
Germany 2 Sweden 1 [0-0]
Stadio Comunale, San Siro, Milano, Lombardo (16,000)
Hohmann (2)
Dunker
Austria 2 Hungary 1 [1-0]
Stadio Littoriale, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna (14,000)
Horvath, Zischek
Sárosi (pen)
Italy 1 Spain 1 [1-1] AET
Stadio Giovanni Berta, Firenze, Tuscany (40,000)
Ferrari
Regueiro
Czechoslovakia 3 Switzerland 2 [1-1]
Stadio Benito Mussolini, Torino, Piedmont (15,000)
Svoboda, Sobotka, Nejedlý
Kielholz, Jäggi

1 June 1934 - 4.30pm CEST
Italy 1 Spain 0 [1-0]
Stadio Giovanni Berta, Firenze, Tuscany (40,000)
Meazza









Replay

Semi Finals

3 June 1934 - both 4.30pm CEST
Italy 1 Austria 0 [1-0]
Stadio Comunale, San Siro, Milano, Lombardo (45,000)
Guaita
Czechoslovakia 3 Germany 1 [1-0]
Stadio Nazionale del Partito Nazionale Fascista, Roma, Lazio (25,000)
Nejedlý (3)
Noack

 

Third Place Play-off

3 June 1934 - 6.00pm CEST
Germany 3 Austria 2 [3-1]
Stadio Giorgio Ascarelli, Napoli, Campania (7,000)
Lehner (2), Conen
Horvath, Sesta

 

The 1934 Final

3 June 1934 - 5.30pm CEST
Italy 2 Czechoslovakia 1 [0-0] AET
Stadio Nazionale del Partito Nazionale Fascista, Roma, Lazio (50,000)
Orsi, Schiavio
Puc

 

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