Thursday, February 15, 2024

Compendium to Soccernostalgia Interview-Part 82-Matches of Italian National team during the 1937/38 season.

 

Italy National Team matches during the 1937/38 Season

 

October 31, 1937, Dr. Gerö Cup, Geneva, Switzerland 2-Italy 2 (Eugène Walaschek 17 pen, Fritz Wagner 23 / Silvio Piola 5, 85)

December 5, 1937, Paris, France 0-Italy 0 (-)

May 15, 1938, Milano, Italy 6-Belgium 1 (Giuseppe Meazza 17 pen, Michele Andreolo 28, Piero Pasinati 58, Silvio Piola 71, 80, 84 / Jean Capelle 2)

May 22, 1938, Genova, Italy 4-Yugoslavia 0 (Luigi ‘Gino’ Colaussi 6, Silvio Piola 12, Giuseppe Meazza 62 pen, Giovanni Ferrari 84)

June 5, 1938, FIFA World Cup, Marseille, France, Italy 2-Norway 1 (Pietro Ferraris II 2, Silvio Piola 94 / Arne Brustad 83) (After Extra Time)

June 12, 1938, FIFA World Cup, Paris, France, France 1-Italy 3 (Oscar Heisserer 10 / Luigi ‘Gino’ Colaussi 9, Piola 52, 72)

June 16, 1938, FIFA World Cup, Marseille, France, Italy 2-Brazil 1 (Luigi ‘Gino’ Colaussi 5, Giuseppe Meazza 60 pen / Romeu Pelliciari 87)

June 19, 1938, FIFA World Cup, Paris, France, Italy 4-Hungary 2 (Luigi ‘Gino’ Colaussi 5, 35, Silvio Piola 16, 82 / Pal Titkos 7, Gyorgy Sarosi I 70)

 

Date: October 31, 1937

Competition: Dr. Gerö Cup

Result: Switzerland 2-Italy 2

Venue: Geneva (Genève) – Le Stade des Charmilles (Servette)   

Attendance: 22,000

Referee: Walter Lewington (England)

Kick-off time: -

Goalscorers:

(Switzerland): Eugène Walaschek 17 pen, Fritz Wagner 23

(Italy): Silvio Piola 5, 85

Summary of goals:

0:1 (5th minute, Italy): -

1:1 (17th minute, Switzerland): -

2:1 (23rd minute, Switzerland): -

2:2 (85th minute, Italy): -

Lineups:

Switzerland:

Renato Bizzozero (Football Club Lugano)

Severino Minelli (Grasshopper-Club Zürich) (cap.)

August Lehmann (Lausanne-Sports)

Hermann ‘Mandi’ Springer (Grasshopper-Club Zürich)

Sirio Vernati (Grasshopper-Club Zürich)

Ernest Lörtscher (Servette Football Club Genève)

Alfred Bickel (Grasshopper-Club Zürich)

Fritz Wagner (Grasshopper-Club Zürich)

Numa Monnard (Fußball Club Basel 1893)

Eugène Walaschek (Servette Football Club Genève)

Lauro Amado (Football Club Lugano)

 

Coach: Karl Rappan (Austria)

 

Team Captain: Severino Minelli

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: -

Uniform Colors: - Shirts, - Shorts, - Socks

Note:

1- Alfred Bickel had to withdraw in the 28th minute after an injury.

 

Italy:

Aldo Olivieri (Unione Sportiva Lucchese Libertas)   

Eraldo Monzeglio (Associazione Sportiva Roma)     

Pietro Rava (Foot Ball Club Juventus-Torino)       

Bruno Neri (Associazione Calcio Torino)    

Michele Andreolo (Bologna Football Club)  

Giordano Corsi (Bologna Football Club)  

Egidio Capra (Milan Foot Ball Club)

Giuseppe Meazza (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)  

Silvio Piola (Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma)    

Giovanni Ferrari (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)   

Luigi ‘Gino’ Colaussi (Unione Sportiva Triestina)

 

Coach: Vittorio Pozzo

 

Team Captain: Giuseppe Meazza

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: -

Uniform Colors: - Shirts, - Shorts, - Socks

Note:

1-Final cap for Bruno Neri (3/0) (1936-1937).

2-Final cap for Giordano Corsi (6/0) (1935-1937).

3-First cap for Egidio Capra.

 

Photo From:  IL CALCIO ILUSTRATO, Anno VII - 44 3 Novembre 1937

(October 31, 1937, Dr. Gerö Cup, Switzerland 2-Italy 2)



Photo From: IFFHS, Schweiz, Suisse, Svizzera (1905-1940)

(October 31, 1937, Dr. Gerö Cup, Switzerland 2-Italy 2)



 

Photo From: La Nazionale Italiana, 1978

(October 31, 1937, Dr. Gerö Cup, Switzerland 2-Italy 2)


 

Photo From:  Il Libro Azzurro del Calcio Italiano, Authors Pericle Pratelli, Pasquale Scardillo, 1974

(October 31, 1937, Dr. Gerö Cup, Switzerland 2-Italy 2)


 

Date: December 5, 1937

Competition: Friendly

Result: France 0-Italy 0

Venue: Paris -Parc des Princes

Attendance: 40,000

Referee: Hans Wuetrich (Switzerland)

Kick-off time: -

Goalscorers:

(France): None

(Italy): None

Summary of goals:

-

Lineups:

France:

Laurent Di Lorto (Football Club de Sochaux-Montbéliard)        

Hector Cazenave (Football Club de Sochaux-Montbéliard)

Etienne Mattler (Football Club de Sochaux-Montbéliard)

François Bourbotte (Sporting Club Fivois)

Charles Fosset (Football Club de Metz)

Edmond Delfour (Racing Club de Roubaix) 

Roger Courtois (Football Club de Sochaux-Montbéliard) 

Oscar Heisserer (Racing Club de Strasbourg Football)

Jean Nicolas (Football Club Grand Rouen) 

Emile Veinante (Racing Club de Paris)

Marcel Langiller(Cercle Athlétique de Paris) 

 

Coach: Gaston Barreau

Other Substitutes:

M. Gonzales

Raoul Diagne (Racing Club de Paris)

Alfred Aston (Red Star Olympique-Paris) 

 

Team Captain: Edmond Delfour

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: -

Uniform Colors: - Shirts, - Shorts, - Socks

 

Italy:

Aldo Olivieri (Unione Sportiva Lucchese Libertas)   

Eraldo Monzeglio (Associazione Sportiva Roma)     

Pietro Rava (Foot Ball Club Juventus-Torino)       

Pietro Serantoni (Associazione Sportiva Roma)     

Michele Andreolo (Bologna Football Club)  

Ugo Locatelli (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)   

Egidio Capra (Milan Foot Ball Club)

Giuseppe Meazza (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)  

Silvio Piola (Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma)    

Giovanni Ferrari (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)    

Pietro Ferraris II (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)    

 

Coach: Vittorio Pozzo

 

Team Captain: Giuseppe Meazza

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: -

Uniform Colors: - Shirts, - Shorts, - Socks

Note:

1-Final cap for Egidio Capra (2/0) (1937).

 

 

Photo From:  IL CALCIO ILUSTRATO, Anno VII - 49 8 Dicembre 1937

(December 5, 1937, France 0-Italy 0)


Photo From:  IL CALCIO ILUSTRATO, Anno VII - 49 8 Dicembre 1937

(December 5, 1937, France 0-Italy 0)


Photo From: La Nazionale Italiana, 1978

(December 5, 1937, France 0-Italy 0)


 

Photo From:  Il Libro Azzurro del Calcio Italiano, Authors Pericle Pratelli, Pasquale Scardillo, 1974

(December 5, 1937, France 0-Italy 0)


 

Date: May 15, 1938

Competition: Friendly

Result: Italy 6-Belgium 1

Venue: Milano -Stadio Comunale San Siro

Attendance: 25,000

Referee: Peter J. (Peco) Bauwens (Germany)

Kick-off time: -

Goalscorers:

(Italy): Giuseppe Meazza 17 pen, Michele Andreolo 28, Piero Pasinati 58, Silvio Piola 71, 80, 84,

(Belgium): Jean Capelle 2

Summary of goals:

0:1 (2nd minute, Belgium): -

1:1 (17th minute, Italy): -

2:1 (28th minute, Italy): -

3:1 (58th minute, Italy): -

4:1 (71st minute, Italy): -

5:1 (80th minute, Italy): -

6:1 (84th minute, Italy): -

Lineups:

Italy:

Aldo Olivieri (Unione Sportiva Lucchese Libertas)   

Eraldo Monzeglio (Associazione Sportiva Roma)     

Pietro Rava (Foot Ball Club Juventus-Torino)       

Pietro Serantoni (Associazione Sportiva Roma)     

Michele Andreolo (Bologna Football Club)   

Ugo Locatelli (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)   

Piero Pasinati (Unione Sportiva Triestina)

Giuseppe Meazza (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)  

Silvio Piola (Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma)    

Giovanni Ferrari (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)   

Pietro Ferraris II (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)   

 

Coach: Vittorio Pozzo

 

Team Captain: Giuseppe Meazza

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: -

Uniform Colors: - Shirts, - Shorts, - Socks

 

Belgium:

1-Arnold Badjou (Daring Club de Bruxelles Societe Royale)                            

2-Robert Paverick (Royal Antwerp Football Club)                                 

3-Jean Petit (Royal Standard Club Liège)                            

4-John Van Alphen (Royal Beerschot Athletic Club-Antwerpen)                              

5-Emile Stijnen (Royale Olympic Club Charleroi)                                   

6-Alfons De Winter (Royal Beerschot Athletic Club-Antwerpen)   

7-Charles Vanden Wouwer (Royal Beerschot Athletic Club-Antwerpen)         

8- Bernard Voorhoof (Koninklijke Lierse Sportkring)                                       

9-Jean Capelle (Royal Standard Club Liège)                       

10-Raymond Braine (Royal Beerschot Athletic Club-Antwerpen)                              

11-Fernand Buyle (Daring Club de Bruxelles Societe Royale)               

 

Coach: John David ‘Jack’ Butler (England)

 

Team Captain: -

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: -

Uniform Colors: - Shirts, - Shorts, - Socks

 

Photo From:  IL CALCIO ILUSTRATO, Anno VIII - 20 - 18 Maggio 1938

(May 15, 1938, Italy 6-Belgium 1)



Photo From: La Nazionale Italiana, 1978

(May 15, 1938, Italy 6-Belgium 1)



 

Photo From:  Il Libro Azzurro del Calcio Italiano, Authors Pericle Pratelli, Pasquale Scardillo, 1974

(May 15, 1938, Italy 6-Belgium 1)


Date: May 22, 1938

Competition: Friendly

Result: Italy 4-Yugoslavia 0

Venue: Genova -Stadio Comunale ‘Luigi Ferraris’

Attendance: 25,000

Referee: Alfred Birlem (Germany)

Kick-off time: -

Goalscorers:

(Italy): Luigi ‘Gino’ Colaussi 6, Silvio Piola 12, Giuseppe Meazza 62 pen, Giovanni Ferrari 84

(Yugoslavia): None

Summary of goals:

1:0 (6th minute, Italy): -

2:0 (12th minute, Italy): -

3:0 (62nd minute, Italy): -

4:0 (84th minute, Italy): -

Lineups:

Italy:

Carlo Ceresoli (Bologna Football Club)   

Alfredo Foni (Foot Ball Club Juventus-Torino)              

Pietro Rava (Foot Ball Club Juventus-Torino)       

Mario Perazzolo (Genova 1893 Associazione Calcio)    

Michele Andreolo (Bologna Football Club)   

Ugo Locatelli (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)   

Piero Pasinati (Unione Sportiva Triestina)

Giuseppe Meazza (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)  

Silvio Piola (Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma)    

Giovanni Ferrari (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)   

Luigi ‘Gino’ Colaussi (Unione Sportiva Triestina)

 

Coach: Vittorio Pozzo

 

Team Captain: Giuseppe Meazza

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: -

Uniform Colors: Black Shirts, White Shorts, Black? Socks

Note:

1-Final cap for Carlo Ceresoli (8/0) (1934-1938).

 

Yugsolavia:

 

Franjo Glaser (Beogradski SK Beograd)

Bernard Hügl (Gradjanski Zagreb)

Ernest Dubac (Beogradski SK Beograd)

Gustav Lehner (Beogradski SK Beograd)

Zvonko Jazbec (Concordia Zagreb) 

Mirko Kokotovic (Gradjanski Zagreb)

Vilim Sipos (Gradjanski Zagreb)

Aleksandar Petrovic (SK Jugoslavija Beograd)

Frane Matosic (Beogradski SK Beograd)

Aleksandar Tomasevic (BASK Beograd)

Nikola Perlic (SK Jugoslavija Beograd)

 

Coach: Svetozar-Kika Popovic

 

Team Captain: -

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: -

Uniform Colors: - Shirts, - Shorts, - Socks

 

Photo From:  IL CALCIO ILUSTRATO, Anno VIII - 21 - 25 Maggio 1938

(May 22, 1938, Italy 4-Yugoslavia 0)



 

Photo From: La Nazionale Italiana, 1978

(May 22, 1938, Italy 4-Yugoslavia 0)


Photo From:  Il Libro Azzurro del Calcio Italiano, Authors Pericle Pratelli, Pasquale Scardillo, 1974

(May 22, 1938, Italy 4-Yugoslavia 0)


Italy’s Final squad for the 1938 World Cup:

 

Goalkeepers:

Aldo Olivieri (Unione Sportiva Lucchese Libertas) (October 2, 1910- April 5, 2001)

Guido Masetti (Associazione Sportiva Roma) (November 22, 1907-November 26, 1993)

Carlo Ceresoli (Bologna Football Club) (June 14, 1910-April 22, 1995)

 

Defenders:            

Eraldo Monzeglio (Associazione Sportiva Roma) (June 5, 1906-November 13, 1981)

Pietro Rava (Foot Ball Club Juventus-Torino) (January 21, 1916- November 5, 2006)   

Alfredo Foni (Foot Ball Club Juventus-Torino) (November 20, 1911-January 28, 1985)

Aldo Donati (Associazione Sportiva Roma) (September 29, 1910-November 3, 1984)

Mario Genta (Genoa) (March 1, 1912-1993)

Renato Olmi (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano) (July 12, 1914-May 15, 1985)

 

Midfielders:            

Pietro Serantoni (Associazione Sportiva Roma) (December 11, 1906-October 6, 1964)

Michele Andreolo (Bologna Football Club) (September 6, 1912-May 15, 1981)    

Ugo Locatelli (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano) (February 5, 1916-May 28, 1993)

Piero Pasinati (Unione Sportiva Triestina) (July 21, 1910- November 15, 2000)            

Pietro Ferraris II (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano) (February 15, 1912-October 11, 1991)

Amedeo Biavati (Bologna Football Club) (April 4, 1915-April 22, 1979)     

Bruno Chizzo (Unione Sportiva Triestina) (April 19, 1916-August 1969)

Mario Perazzolo (Genoa) (June 7, 1911-August 3, 2001)

 

Strikers:            

Giovanni Ferrari (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano) (December 6, 1907-December 2, 1982)

Giuseppe Meazza (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano) (August 23, 1910-August 21, 1979)

Silvio Piola (Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma) (September 29, 1913-October 4, 1996)

Luigi ‘Gino’ Colaussi (Unione Sportiva Triestina) (March 4, 1914-December 25 (or July 27), 1991) 

Sergio Bertoni (Pisa Calcio) (September 23, 1915-February 2, 1995)

 

Coach: Vittorio Pozzo (March 12, 1886-December 21, 1968)

Assistant: Luigi Burlando (January 23, 1899-December 12, 1967)

Note:

1-For more detail, see:

https://soccernostalgia.blogspot.com/2017/10/compendium-to-1938-world-cup-part-4.html

2-Before leaving for France, the squad trained initially in the Alps, above Stresa, on Lake Maggiore (just like in 1934) in May. This phase was to ‘detoxify’ the players and included rest, relaxation.

Afterwards, they went to Cueno (in Piedmont) for the final phase of preparation. This was where the real physical and tactical training was accomplished.
3-The only survivors from Italy’s 1934 World Cup winning squad were Giuseppe Meazza (now promoted as Captain), Giovanni Ferrari, Eraldo Monzeglio and substitute goalkeeper Guido Masetti.

4- Back-up goalkeeper Guido Masetti was the last surviving Italian player to have witnessed Italy host the World Cup again in 1990. Masetti passed away in 1993.

5-Italians Pietro Rava, Alfredo Foni, Sergio Bertoni and Ugo Locatelli are the only four Italian players to have won the World Cup and the Olympics Title.

 

6-Italy’s Bruno Chizzo (April 19, 1916-August 1969) was Italy’s youngest player in the squad. He did not play a game throughout the tournament.

Aldo Donati (September 29, 1910-November 3, 1984) was also a World Cup champion, though he never played for Italy.

7-Pietro Serantoni (December 11, 1906-October 6, 1964), at 3I years old, was the oldest of Italy’s starters. He was the first of the 1938 World Cup winners to pass away (1964).

 

Photo From:  IL CALCIO ILUSTRATO, Anno VIII - 22 - 1 Giugno 1938

(Italy 1938 World Cup squad)



 

Photo From:  IL CALCIO ILUSTRATO, Anno VIII - 22 - 1 Giugno 1938

(Italy 1938 World Cup squad)


Date: June 5, 1938

Competition: FIFA World Cup-First Round

Result: Italy 2-Norway 1 (1-0) (1-1) (After Extra Time)

Venue: Marseille -Stade Municipal, France

Attendance: 18,826 (Gate Receipts: 280, 449 Francs)

Referee: Alois Beranek (Austria) (Austria now part of Germany)

Linesmen: G. Bouture (France), Paul Tréhou (France)

Kick-off time: 17:00

Goalscorers:

(Italy): Pietro Ferraris II 2, Silvio Piola 94

(Norway): Arne Brustad 83

Summary of goals:

1:0 (2nd minute, Italy): Norway goalkeeper Henry Johansen was unable to hold Giovanni Ferrari’s shot and Ferraris II scored.

1:1 (83rd minute, Norway): Arne Brustad tied the match for Norway in the 83rd minute from a pass by Knut Brynildsen.

2:1 (94th minute, Italy): Silvio Piola gave Italy the winner, picking up a rebound from a shot by Pasinati.

Lineups:

Italy:

Aldo Olivieri (Unione Sportiva Lucchese Libertas)    

Eraldo Monzeglio (Associazione Sportiva Roma)     

Pietro Rava (Foot Ball Club Juventus-Torino)               

Pietro Serantoni (Associazione Sportiva Roma)     

Michele Andreolo (Bologna Football Club)   

Ugo Locatelli (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)    

Piero Pasinati (Unione Sportiva Triestina)

Giuseppe Meazza (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)  

Silvio Piola (Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma)     

Giovanni Ferrari (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)    

Pietro Ferraris II (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)    

 

Coach: Vittorio Pozzo

 

Team Captain: Giuseppe Meazza 

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: -

Uniform Colors: Blue Shirts, White Shorts, Black Socks

Note:

1-Final cap for Eraldo Monzeglio (35/0) (1930-1938).

2-Final cap for Piero Pasinati (11/5) (1936-1938).

 

Norway:

Henry Johansen (Vålerengens Idrettsforening-Oslo)

Rolf Johannessen (Frederikstad Fotballklubb-Ostfold)

Øivind Holmsen (Lyn Ski- og Fotballklubben-Oslo) 

Kristian Henriksen (Lyn Ski- og Fotballklubben-Oslo) 

Nils Eriksen (Captain) (Odds Ballklubbs- Skien tik)  

Rolf Holmberg (Odds Ballklubbs- Skien tik)  

Odd Frantzen (Hardy Sportsklubben)

Reidar Kvammen (Viking –Stavanger Idrettslag)  

Knut Brynildsen (Frederikstad Fotballklubb-Ostfold)

Magnar Isaksen (Lyn Ski- og Fotballklubben-Oslo) 

Arne Brustad (Lyn Ski- og Fotballklubben-Oslo) 

 

Coach: Asbjorn Halvorsen

 

Team Captain: Nils Eriksen 

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: -

Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, White Shorts, Black/White Horizontally striped Socks

Note:

1-For more detail, see:

https://soccernostalgia.blogspot.com/2017/10/compendium-to-1938-world-cup-part-6.html

https://soccernostalgia.blogspot.com/2017/09/world-cup-stories-part-3-third-world_26.html

https://soccernostalgia.blogspot.com/2017/09/world-cup-stories-part-3-third-world_8.html

http://soccernostalgia.blogspot.com/2015/07/new-addition-politics-and-game-part-one.html

2- Italy lined up three World Cup winners from 1934: Giuseppe Meazza, Giovanni Ferrari and Eraldo Monzeglio. They became the first World Cup winners to play in another World Cup.

3-The venue for this match had originally been planned for Antibes but was later switched to Marseille.

4-This was the first time ever, that a team as a defending Champion took the field in the following World Cup. (Since Uruguay had refused to participate in the 1934 Edition).

4-In the 86th minute, Arne Brustad scored another goal before the end that was ruled out offside. The protests lasted about ten minutes. The Referee Alois Beranek voided the goal after consulting with his linesman.

5-For Italian Manager Vittorio Pozzo, this match showcased some of his side’s weaknesses and changes would be made.

1934 World Cup champions Eraldo Monzeglio would be discarded for the rest of the Tournament, along with the likes of Piero Pasinati and Pietro Ferraris II (despite scoring). They would be replaced with Foni, Biavati and Colaussi.

6-After win over Norway, Pozzo had asked his players the reason for the difficulties.

Meazza responded it’s because they have been training too long in the training camp and therefore need some free time.

Pozzo understood and gave his players some free time.

 

 

Photo From:  IL CALCIO ILUSTRATO, Anno VIII - 23 - 8 Giugno 1938

(June 5, 1938, FIFA World Cup, France, Italy 2-Norway 1)


Photo From: La Nazionale Italiana, 1978

(June 5, 1938, FIFA World Cup, France, Italy 2-Norway 1)


Photo From:  Il Libro Azzurro del Calcio Italiano, Authors Pericle Pratelli, Pasquale Scardillo, 1974

(June 5, 1938, FIFA World Cup, France, Italy 2-Norway 1)


Photo From: Il Calcio Illustrato, Giugno 1950, Supplemento Al. No 24

(Italy squad, June 5, 1938, FIFA World Cup, France, Italy 2-Norway 1)


Photo From: La Grande Storia del Calcio Italiano, L'apoteosi di Parigi, Issue 8, April 1965

(Italy squad, June 5, 1938, FIFA World Cup, France, Italy 2-Norway 1)


 

Date: June 12, 1938

Competition: FIFA World Cup-Quarterfinals

Result: France 1-Italy 3 (1-1)

Venue: Paris (Stade de Colombes)-Stade Olympique- Stade Yves du Manoir  

Attendance: 58,455 (or 55,455) (Gate Receipts: 888,171 Francs (or 878, 813, 875, 813 in some sources))

Referee: Louis Baert (Belgium)

Linesmen: Hans Wüthrich (Switzerland), Ivan Eklind (Sweden)

Kick-off time: 17:00

Goalscorers:

(France): Oscar Heisserer 10

(Italy): Luigi Colaussi 9, Silvio Piola 52, 72

Summary of goals:

0:1 (9th minute, Italy): -Luigi Colaussi lobbed the ball in the goal are and Di Lorto crashed into the post as he was attempting to save, and it went in.

1:1 (10th minute, France): Oscar Heisserer tied the match up for France from a pass by Veinante

1:2 (52nd minute, Italy): Silvio Piola gave Italy the lead from pass by Biavati from the right side.

1:3 (72nd minute, Italy): Silvio Piola scored his second by heading in a cross from Biavati.

Lineups:

France:

Laurent Di Lolrto (Football Club de Sochaux-Montbéliard)

Hector Cazenave (Football Club de Sochaux-Montbéliard)

Etienne Mattler (captain) (Football Club de Sochaux-Montbéliard)

Jean Bastien (Olympique de Marseille)

Auguste Jordan (Racing Club de Paris)

Raoul Diagne (Racing Club de Paris)

Alfred Aston (Red Star Olympique-Paris) 

Oscar Heisserer (Racing Club de Strasbourg Football)

Jean Nicolas (Football Club Grand Rouen) 

Edmond Delfour (Racing Club de Roubaix) 

Emile Veinante (Racing Club de Paris)

 

Coach: Gaston Barreau

 

Team Captain: Etienne Mattler 

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: -

Uniform Colors: Blue Shirts, White Shorts, Red Socks

 

Italy:

Aldo Olivieri (Unione Sportiva Lucchese Libertas)    

Alfredo Foni (Foot Ball Club Juventus-Torino)               

Pietro Rava (Foot Ball Club Juventus-Torino)               

Pietro Serantoni (Associazione Sportiva Roma)      

Michele Andreolo (Bologna Football Club)   

Ugo Locatelli (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)    

Amedeo Biavati (Bologna Football Club)    

Giuseppe Meazza (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)  

Silvio Piola (Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma)     

Giovanni Ferrari (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)    

Luigi ‘Gino’ Colaussi (Unione Sportiva Triestina)

 

Coach: Vittorio Pozzo

 

Team Captain: Giuseppe Meazza 

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: -

Uniform Colors: Black Shirts, Black Shorts, Black Socks

Note:

1-For more detail, see:

https://soccernostalgia.blogspot.com/2017/10/compendium-to-1938-world-cup-part-7.html

https://soccernostalgia.blogspot.com/2017/09/world-cup-stories-part-3-third-world_90.html

2-First cap for Amedeo Biavati.

3-Vittorio Pozzo made some changes from the previous match. Alfredo Foni replaced Eraldo Monzeglio in defense.

Amedeo Biavati replaced Pasinati in the right wing. Gino Colaussi replaced Ferraris II in the left wing.

 

Photo From:  IL CALCIO ILUSTRATO, Anno VIII - 24 - 15 Giugno 1938

(June 12, 1938, FIFA World Cup, France 1-Italy 3)



Photo From:  IL CALCIO ILUSTRATO, Anno VIII - 24 - 15 Giugno 1938

(June 12, 1938, FIFA World Cup, France 1-Italy 3)



Photo From: La Nazionale Italiana, 1978

(June 12, 1938, FIFA World Cup, France 1-Italy 3)



Photo From:  Il Libro Azzurro del Calcio Italiano, Authors Pericle Pratelli, Pasquale Scardillo, 1974

(June 12, 1938, FIFA World Cup, France 1-Italy 3)



Photo From:  Le Miroir Des Sports, Issue 1007, June 14, 1938

(June 12, 1938, FIFA World Cup, France 1-Italy 3)



Photo From:  Le Miroir Des Sports, Issue 1007, June 14, 1938

(June 12, 1938, FIFA World Cup, France 1-Italy 3)




Date: June 16, 1938

Competition: FIFA World Cup-Semifinals

Result: Italy 2-Brazil 1 (0-0)

Venue: Marseille -Stade Municipal, France        

Attendance: 33,000 (Gate Receipts: 445,450 Francs)

Referee: Hans Wüthrich (Switzerland)

Linesmen: Alois Beranek (Austria, now part of Germany), Paul Marenco (France)

Kick-off time: 18:00

Goalscorers:

(Italy): Luigi Colaussi 51, Giusepe Meazza 60 pen     

(Brazil): Romeu Pelliciari 87

Summary of goals:

1:0 (51st minute, Italy): Gino Colaussi gave Italy the lead in from a pass by Piola.

2:0 (60th minute, Italy): Giusepe Meazza doubled Italy’s lead from the penalty spot. The penalty kick had been awarded after Domingos Da Guia had fouled Piola in the box, though the ball was out of play and out of bounds.

2:1 (87th minute, Brazil): -

Lineups:

Italy:

Aldo Olivieri (Unione Sportiva Lucchese Libertas)    

Alfredo Foni (Foot Ball Club Juventus-Torino)               

Pietro Rava (Foot Ball Club Juventus-Torino)               

Pietro Serantoni (Associazione Sportiva Roma)     

Michele Andreolo (Bologna Football Club)   

Ugo Locatelli (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)    

Amedeo Biavati (Bologna Football Club)    

Giuseppe Meazza (captain) (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)  

Silvio Piola (Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma)     

Giovanni Ferrari (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)    

Luigi ‘Gino’ Colaussi (Unione Sportiva Triestina)

 

Coach: Vittorio Pozzo

 

Team Captain: Giuseppe Meazza 

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: -

Uniform Colors: Blue Shirts, White Shorts, Black Socks

 

Brazil:

Walter de Souza Goulart (Clube de Regatas Flamengo- Rio de Janeiro)
Domingos Antônio da Guia (Clube de Regatas Flamengo- Rio de Janeiro)

Arthur Machado (Fluminense Football Club- Rio de Janeiro

José Procópio Mendes ‘Zezé Procopio’ (Botafogo Football Club- Rio de Janeiro

 Martim Mércio da Silveira (Botafogo Football Club- Rio de Janeiro
Afonso Guimarães da Silva, Afonsinho (Clube de Regatas São Cristóvão- Rio de Janeiro)

José dos Santos Lopes (Sport Club Corinthians Paulista- São Paulo) 

Luís Mesquita de Oliveira, Luizinho  (Società Sportiva Palestra Italia-São Paulo)
Romeu Pellicciari (Fluminense Football Club-
 Rio de Janeiro

José Perácio Berjun (Botafogo Football Club- Rio de Janeiro

Rodolpho Barteczko, Patesko  (Botafogo Football Club- Rio de Janeiro

 

Coach: Adhemar Pimenta

 

Team Captain: Martim Mércio da Silveira 

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: -

Uniform Colors: White Shirts, Blue Shorts, Black Socks

Note:

1-For more detail, see:

https://soccernostalgia.blogspot.com/2017/10/compendium-to-1938-world-cup-part-9.html

https://soccernostalgia.blogspot.com/2017/09/world-cup-stories-part-3-third-world_29.html

http://soccernostalgia.blogspot.com/2011/11/trivia-and-facts-part-9.html

2-This was the first time that Italy faced a South American Nation in the World Cup.

3-Italy named an unchanged squad from the France match as Pozzo had settled on his strongest squad.
4-Italy Manager Vittorio Pozzo had learned that Brazilians had requisitioned the only plane from Marseille to Paris for the following day after the match.  Pozzo approached the Brazilian delegation at ‘La Ciotat’ at Côte d'Azur
 and asked them to give the tickets to the Italians in case they won.

The Brazilians responded that they were confident of reaching the Final. They offered a place on the plane for Pozzo to go watch the Final along with them.

Pozzo used this incident to spur and motivate his team on.

Afterwards, Brazilians refused to sell the tickets to the Italians and the Italians were forced to go back to Paris by train.

5-Italian Captain Giuseppe Meazza had his shorts’ elastic ripped by a Brazilian defender.

Therefore, he took his penalty kick while holding his shorts up with one hand.

While celebrating, his teammates made a circle around him so that he could change shorts.

6-During the World Cup, it was forbidden for a coach to shout orders to his players on the field. While he was being monitored by two commissioners from FIFA, Vittorio Pozzo would give instructions in Piemontese dialect to his assistant Luigi Burlando, who would then relay the messages to the players on the field.

 

Photo From:  IL CALCIO ILUSTRATO, Anno VIII - 25 - 18 Giugno 1938

(June 16, 1938, FIFA World Cup, Italy 2-Brazil 1)



Photo From:  IL CALCIO ILUSTRATO, Anno VIII - 25 - 18 Giugno 1938

(June 16, 1938, FIFA World Cup, Italy 2-Brazil 1)



 

Photo From: La Nazionale Italiana, 1978

(June 16, 1938, FIFA World Cup, Italy 2-Brazil 1)


Photo From:  Il Libro Azzurro del Calcio Italiano, Authors Pericle Pratelli, Pasquale Scardillo, 1974

(June 16, 1938, FIFA World Cup, Italy 2-Brazil 1)


 

Date: June 19, 1938

Competition: FIFA World Cup-Final

Result: Italy 4-Hungary 2 (3-1)

Venue: Paris (Stade de Colombes)-Stade Olympique- Stade Yves du Manoir, France

Attendance: 45,124 (or 55,000) (Gate Receipts: 828,194 Francs)

Referee: Georges Capdeville (France)

Linesmen: Augustin Gustav Krist (Czechoslovakia), Hans Wüthrich (Switzerland)

Kick-off time: 17:00

Goalscorers:

(Italy): Luigi Colaussi 5, 35, Silvio Piola 16, 82

 (Hungary): Pal Titkos 7, Gyorgy Sarosi I 70

Summary of goals:

1:0 (5th minute, Italy): Biavati released Piola on the right who crossed for Colaussi who volleyed Italy’s opener on the left side.

1:1 (7th minute, Hungary): Gyula Zsengeller’s cross was deflected by Foni in the path of Titkos (in some sources Sas is credited as the player who assisted on the goal).

2:1 (16th minute, Italy): Biavati on the wing pulled the ball across for Piola, who in turn laid the ball off for Ferrari. Ferrari could have shot but instead passed instead to Andreolo, who then set up Piola to smash home.

In another source, it is written that Colaussi in the left gave to Piola, who then gave to

Ferrari. Ferrari then passed to Meazza on the right who then set up Piola.

3:1 (35th minute, Italy): In a move started by Foni, reached Meazza who gave to Colaussi. He outpaced Polgar to go ahead and score.

3:2 (70th minute, Hungary): -

4:2 (82nd minute, Italy): Biavati set up Piola to score from a cross from the right.

Lineups:

Italy:

Aldo Olivieri (Unione Sportiva Lucchese Libertas)    

Alfredo Foni (Foot Ball Club Juventus-Torino)               

Pietro Rava (Foot Ball Club Juventus-Torino)               

Pietro Serantoni (Associazione Sportiva Roma)     

Michele Andreolo (Bologna Football Club)   

Ugo Locatelli (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)    

Amedeo Biavati (Bologna Football Club)    

Giuseppe Meazza (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)  

Silvio Piola (Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma)     

Giovanni Ferrari (Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana -Inter- Milano)    

Luigi ‘Gino’ Colaussi (Unione Sportiva Triestina)

 

Coach: Vittorio Pozzo

 

Team Captain: Giuseppe Meazza 

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: -

Uniform Colors: Blue Shirts, White Shorts, Black Socks

 

Hungary:

Antal Szabo (Hungária Futball Club- Budapest)     

Gyula Polgar (Ferencváros Futball Club- Budapest)     

Sandor Biró (Hungária Futball Club- Budapest)     

Gyula Lázár (Ferencváros Futball Club- Budapest)     

Gyorgy Szücs (Újpest Futball Club- Budapest)     

Antal Szalay (Újpest Futball Club- Budapest)     

Ferenc Sas (Hungária Futball Club- Budapest)     

Gyula Zsengeller (Újpest Futball Club- Budapest)     

Dr. Gyorgy Sarosi (Captain) (Ferencváros Futball Club- Budapest)     

Jeno Vincze (Újpest Futball Club- Budapest)     

Pal Titkos (Hungária Futball Club- Budapest)     

 

Coach: Dr. Karoly Dietz and Albert Schäffer

 

Team Captain: Dr. Gyorgy Sarosi 

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: -

Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, White Shorts, Green Socks

Note:

1-For more detail, see:

https://soccernostalgia.blogspot.com/2017/10/compendium-to-1938-world-cup-part-10.html

https://soccernostalgia.blogspot.com/2017/09/world-cup-stories-part-3-third-world_95.html

2-This was the first time that the defending Champions had reached the Final of the following World Cup.

Italy became the first country to successfully defend the title in World Cup history.
3-The Italians presented an unchanged side for the third straight match.

4-It was reported that Benito Mussolini had sent a telegram to the Italians saying “Victory or death”.
5-Pozzo would consider his 1938 squad as better prepared and equipped than the 1934 one.

Vittorio Pozzo told to ‘La Stampa’, “Italy played with the same style as it had against France and Brazil. Hungary were fast and combative. Their game has improved since their last matches with Italy but are still inferior against an efficient Italian side”.

6-Giuseppe Meazza and Giovanni Ferrari became the first players to play and win in two successive World Cup Finals (and winners as well).

Eralso Monzeglio, another 1934 winner, took part only in Italy’s first match vs. Norway (June 5, 1938, 2-1 win).

Italian Back-up goalkeeper Guido Masetti (November 22, 1907-November 26, 1993) of AS Roma was also part of the 1938 World Cup winning side. He became the only player to be in two World Cup winning sides without playing a single minute in each.

7-Vittorio Pozzo became the first and to this day the only Manager to win two consecutive World Cups.

He also became the first Manager to reach two successive World Cup Finals.

8-Italy became the first non-host winner of the World Cup.

9-Colaussi became the first ever player to score multiple goals in a World Cup Final. He was followed shortly by teammate Silvio Piola.

10-Italian defender Pietro Rava (January 21, 1916- November 5, 2006)   was the only player to have been alive during Italy’s four World Cup wins (1934, 1938, 1982, 2006).

He passed away just months after the 2006 triumph.

Photo From:  IL CALCIO ILUSTRATO, Anno VIII - 26 - 22 Giugno 1938

(June 19, 1938, FIFA World Cup, Italy 4-Hungary 2)



Photo From:  IL CALCIO ILUSTRATO, Anno VIII - 26 - 22 Giugno 1938

(June 19, 1938, FIFA World Cup, Italy 4-Hungary 2)



Photo From:  IL CALCIO ILUSTRATO, Anno VIII - 26 - 22 Giugno 1938

(June 19, 1938, FIFA World Cup, Italy 4-Hungary 2)



Photo From: La Nazionale Italiana, 1978

(June 19, 1938, FIFA World Cup, Italy 4-Hungary 2)



 

Photo From: La Nazionale Italiana, 1978

(June 19, 1938, FIFA World Cup, Italy 4-Hungary 2)


Photo From: Il Libro Azzurro del Calcio Italiano, Authors Pericle Pratelli, Pasquale Scardillo, 1974

(June 19, 1938, FIFA World Cup, Italy 4-Hungary 2)



Photo From: History of the World Cup, Author Michael Archer

(Italy squad, June 19, 1938, FIFA World Cup, Italy 4-Hungary 2)



 

Photo From: Il Calcio Illustrato, Giugno 1950, Supplemento Al. No 24

(Italy squad, June 19, 1938, FIFA World Cup, Italy 4-Hungary 2)