The first games appeared in Uruguay in 1930
Differences Now and Then
The winner of the World Cup in the 1930 time period took this trophy home as an acknowledgement of their win.
Uruguay wins against the rivals, Argentina, for the first World Cup title.
Now, the trophy that the winning team takes home looks like this.
- Romania, France, Belgium and the Brazilian national team all traveled together in the same ship to the games.
- USA's coach, when running on to the field to assist an injured player, knocked himself out by inhaling a toxic fume. He then had to be carried out on a stretcher.
- The final match ball was played with two separate game balls because Argentina chose the ball for the first half and Uruguay for the second.
- This was the first event to introduce the concept of the round robin play.
1994 Games in United States of America
One of the game balls used in the final of the 1930 World Cup.
The other game ball used in the final of the 1930 World Cup.
The 2014 World Cup Final game ball.