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Friday, 16 October 2015

French and Swiss press coverage of the World Cup Final 1930

This is not a comprehensive reflection of the entire French press at the time but is significant of the general attitude that Europe had towards the first World Cup. The newspapers only dedicated a few lines about the final with very little detail. As will be shown there was more interest to the events that transpired in Buenos Aires after the final with minor riots and attacks on the Uruguayan Consulate.


The World Cup Final
Le Figaro, 31 July 1930

Le Petit Parisien, 31 July 1930

La Croix, 1 August 1930

The reaction in Buenos Aires

Le Temps (France), 1 August 1930

Le Temps (Switzerland), 2 August 1930.