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Before the World Cup: Who Were Football’s Earliest World Champions?

Who were football’s world champions in the 60 years before the first World Cup?

1928 Olympic football final, from Ninth Olympiad Official Report [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

FIFA president Jules Rimet’s dream of organizing an international football world championship — a standalone competition for men’s national association soccer teams — was realized when Uruguay hosted and won the…

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