1938 FIFA World Cup Final
Championship match of the 1938 FIFA World Cup
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The Stade Olympique de Colombes held the final
|Event||1938 FIFA World Cup|
|Date||19 June 1938|
|Venue||Stade Olympique de Colombes, Paris|
|Referee||Georges Capdeville (France)|
The 1938 FIFA World Cup Final was the third edition of the football quadrennial tournament match contested by the men's national teams of FIFA to determine the 1938 FIFA World Cup champions: Italy and Hungary. Italy defended its claim to the championship 4–2 in the last tournament before World War II.
The "final" match took place at the Stade Olympique de Colombes in Paris. Vittorio Pozzo's Italian side took the lead early, but Hungary equalised within two minutes. The Italians shortly regained the lead, and by the end of the first half were leading the Hungarians 3–1. At 4–2, Italy successfully defended its title, the inaugural team to win on foreign soil.
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After 6 minutes, Gino Colaussi opened the scoring for Italy; Pál Titkos equalised for Hungary two minutes later. In eight minutes, Italy regained the lead with a goal from Silvio Piola. In the 35th minute, Italy extended their lead to 3–1 going into half-time after the unmarked Colaussi scored his second goal. In the 70th minute, captain György Sárosi scored for Hungary. In the 82nd minute, Silvio Piola completed a brace to put Italy 4–2.
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