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Friday, 27 November 2015

The Road to the First World Cup - Part 1 (Joefa's World Cup History)

This is part one of a 19 minute plus film of Uruguay's gold medal victory at the Olympic Games in 1924, from the the youtube channel Joefa's World Cup History. It gives you a sense of the architectural styles, fashions and modes of transports as well as the sights, sounds and scenes from the 1920's. It also includes footage of their match from the Olympic final against Switzerland and scenes from the port of Montevideo where Uruguayan fans await the arrival of their Olympic heroes. Go to the channel and subscribe in anticipation of part two or watch this space.

Lucien Laurent, the first World Cup goal scorer interviewed by Gary Lineker

This is a English and French language interview with Portuguese subtitles.

El Otro Lado Del Balon (Twelve page magazine of Mexico and the 1930 World Cup)

This Spanish language magazine highlights Mexico's participation at the 1930 World Cup with background info on some of the players. For those who cannot speak Spanish it would require using google translate,
Click on the link below: