13 July 2014

ON THIS DAY: Laurent scores 1st World Cup goal

In this July 30, 1930 file photo, an aerial view of the Centenario stadium in Montevideo, Uruguay. Uruguay defeated Argentina 4-2 in the World Cup soccer final match. On this day: July 13, 1930 saw the first ever World Cup matches played. France defeated Mexico 4-1, while the US beat Belgium 3-0 at smaller stadiums, in Montevideo.
On July 13 in World Cup history: First ever tournament starts in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1930.