This is an English translation of the match report of the first ever World Cup final between Uruguay and Argentina played on the 30th July 1930. The hosts, Uruguay, emerged victorious as 4-2 winners after trailing at halftime 2-1. The report has at least one mistake as it lists Uruguay's first goalscorer as Pedro Cea. In fact, the author of the goal was the outside-right, Pablo Dorado.
The article was published in the Spanish newspaper La Voz on the 31st July 1930. The author of the piece is unknown but likely a South American journalist working for the Associated Press cablegram newsagency. You can read the original Spanish language report here.
Readers are welcome to offer their opinions as to the accuracy of the translation that was interpreted using google.
1930 World Cup Final,— FootballTime&Nations (@FCTimeNations) June 7, 2018
Uruguay - Argentina 4:2 pic.twitter.com/bmKAq0enO3
News of Uruguay's victory in the 1st @FIFAWorldCup Final in Cornwall's Western Daily Press, 31 July 1930. Special trains and aeroplanes assist fans to the capital Montevideo, @Uruguay. Offices and business close and politicians attend the match. #WC1930 #Mundial1930 pic.twitter.com/hUIjPZ47JD— worldcup1930project (@WC1930blogger) December 31, 2017
30 July 1930, Hector 'El Manco' Castro, who lost his right hand in an electric saw accident, scores URU 4th goal in WC final. #WC1930 pic.twitter.com/rc4V9VATYD— worldcup1930project (@WC1930blogger) July 30, 2017
30 July 1930, @Uruguay players celebrate their victory over @Argentina in the 1930 World Cup Final. #WC1930 #Mundial1930 pic.twitter.com/hSPjmsrSXa— worldcup1930project (@WC1930blogger) July 30, 2017
#OnThisDay in 1930 @Uruguay won the first ever #WorldCup, in front of over 68,000 fans at the Estadio Centenario Montevideo pic.twitter.com/1e7ZjmsKoh— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) July 31, 2017
#WC1930: People gathered together at #PlazaDeMayo listening to the radio-report of the final between #Argentina and #Uruguay. pic.twitter.com/mHo001dIqZ— OldFootballPhotos (@OldFootball11) January 3, 2017