England, the 1966 FIFA World Cup champions, declined to participate. The six teams were distributed in two groups of three, Group A was composed of Netherlands and Uruguay, Group B, of Argentina, the winners of each group faced each other to decide the tournament winner. Each team had a squad of 18 players, Uruguays coach during the Mundialito, Roque Máspoli, had been Uruguays goalkeeper in the 1950 match. FIFA Confederations Cup FIFA World Cup Tournament details, including scorers and rosters - by RSSSF
1967 Intercontinental Cup
The 1967 Intercontinental Cup was a football tie held over three legs in 1967 between the winners of the 1966–67 European Cup and Racing Club, winners of the 1967 Copa Libertadores. The first leg was played at Hampden Park in Glasgow, with Celtic winning 1–0 through a Billy McNeill header, the game however was marred by Racing Clubs incessant cynical fouling and spitting. The return match at El Cilindro in Buenos Aires was acrimonious and he was badly dazed and had to be replaced by John Fallon. Celtic again took the lead, but Racing Club fought back to win 2–1 through goals from Norberto Raffo, the series of games went to a play-off match in Montevideo, Uruguay. Riot police had to intervene on the several times as six players were sent off, four from Celtic. Celtics Bertie Auld however refused to leave the field on being sent off, Racing Club scored the only goal of the game in the second half through Cárdenas, winning the game 1–0 and the Intercontinental Cup series, becoming the first Argentinian holders of the trophy.
The rules of the tournament differed from other cup competitions, a match would take place in the home country of each club taking part. Two points were awarded for a win, one point for a draw and none for a defeat. Unlike other two-legged ties, aggregate scores were not taken into account, in words a team could win their first match 5-0, lose the next 4-3. In event of teams finishing on the amount of points. Racing Clubs players were on a £2,000 bonus each in event of winning the series of games, on arrival in Scotland, the Racing Club squad kept a low profile and were praised for their quiet polite manner. Racing Club forward Humberto Maschio was technically under suspension, but as the Intercontinental Cup wasnt officially sanctioned by FIFA, Celtic manager Jock Stein declined to protest this, stating that Celtic wished to play against the best players that Racing could put on the field. Celtic winger Jimmy Johnstone was in a position for the return match in Argentina. Racing Club manager Juan José Pizzuti however publicly stated he saw no reason why Johnstone should not play, in the event, Stein ignored the SFA and played Johnstone in all three games.
Jock Stein fielded largely the same side won the European Cup in May 1967. Racing Club fielded virtually the same side won the Copa Libertadores. Celtic started the match on the attack, on eight minutes, Racing defender Alfio Basile fouled Johnstone as he ran in on goal. A free kick was awarded by the Spanish referee, although the foul appeared to have taken place within the penalty area, Johnstone continued to trouble the Racing defence, and was fouled on numerous occasions
1930 FIFA World Cup
The 1930 FIFA World Cup was the inaugural FIFA World Cup, the world championship for mens national association football teams. It took place in Uruguay from 13 July to 30 July 1930, all matches were played in the Uruguayan capital, the majority at the Estadio Centenario, which was built for the tournament. Few European teams chose to participate because of the difficulty of travelling to South America, the teams were divided into four groups, with the winner of each group progressing to the semi-finals. The first two World Cup matches took place simultaneously, and were won by France and the United States, Lucien Laurent of France scored the first goal in World Cup history, while American goalkeeper Jimmy Douglas posted the first official clean sheet in the tournament. Argentina, the United States and Yugoslavia each won their groups to qualify for the semi-finals. In the final and pre-tournament favourites Uruguay defeated Argentina 4–2 in front of a crowd of 93,000 people, Sweden, the Netherlands, Spain and Uruguay all lodged applications to host the event.
Uruguays bid became the clear selection after all the other countries withdrew their bids, the first World Cup was the only one without qualification. Every country affiliated with FIFA was invited to compete, and given a deadline of 28 February 1930 to accept, plenty of interest was shown by nations in the Americas, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and the United States all entered. A total of seven South American teams participated, more than in any subsequent World Cup Finals. However, because of the long and costly trip by ship across the Atlantic Ocean, some refused to countenance travel to South America in any circumstances, and no European entries were received before the February deadline. This was rejected by the FA Committee on 18 November 1929, two months before the start of the tournament, no team from Europe had officially entered. FIFA president Jules Rimet intervened, and eventually four European teams made the trip by sea, France and Yugoslavia. The Romanians, managed by Constantin Rădulescu and coached by their captain Rudolf Wetzer and Octav Luchide and he selected the squad personally, and negotiated with employers to ensure that the players would still have jobs upon their return.
The French entered at the intervention of Rimet, but neither Frances star defender Manuel Anatol nor the teams regular coach Gaston Barreau could be persuaded to make the trip. The Belgians participated at the instigation of German-Belgian FIFA vice-president Rodolphe Seeldrayers, the Romanians boarded the SS Conte Verde at Genoa, the French were picked up at Villefranche-sur-Mer on 21 June 1930, and the Belgians embarked at Barcelona. The Conte Verde carried Rimet, the trophy and the three designated European referees, the Belgians Jean Langenus and Henri Christophe, along with Thomas Balway, a Parisian who may have been English. The Brazilian team were picked up when the boat docked in Rio de Janeiro on 29 June before arriving in Uruguay on 4 July, Yugoslavia travelled via the mail steamship Florida from Marseille. In the Kingdom of Yugoslavia there were doubts about their participation at first, since the Croatians decided to boycott the national team, King Alexander I did not want to finance the whole idea, but in the end they found a solution
1917 South American Championship
The 1917 South American Championship of Nations was the second edition of the continental tournament now known as the Copa América. It was held in Montevideo, Uruguay from September 30 to October 14,1917, hosts Uruguay retained the title after winning 1–0 over Argentina in the last match of the competition. Ángel Romano from Uruguay finished as the top scorer of the tournament with 4 goals, there was no qualifying for the tournament. The participating countries were Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, all teams competed between each other in a single group. The one with the best position after the matches was the champion, two points were awarded for a win, one for a draw, and zero for a defeat. All the matches were played at Parque Pereira, a 40,000 seater multi-use stadium in Montevideo, each team played one match against each of the other teams. Two points were awarded for a win, one point for a draw,4 goals Ángel Romano 3 goals Carlos Scarone 2 goals 1 goal Own goals Luis García South American Championship 1917 at RSSSF
1923 South American Championship
The seventh edition of the South American Championship was held in Montevideo, Uruguay from October 29 to December 2,1923. The participating countries were Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, chile withdrew for the second time since the tournament was created. The tournament was used as a qualifier for the 1924 Summer Olympics. Each team played one match against each of the other teams, two points were awarded for a win, one point for a draw and zero points for a defeat. 3 goals 2 goals 1 goals South American Championship 1923 at RSSSF