19 May 2014 Last updated at 06:55

World Cup: Uruguay 1930, Italy 1934 & France 1938

BBC Sport looks back at the genesis of the World Cup.

Uruguay hosted the first tournament in 1930, before Italy and France staged the event on a troubled continent.

The hosts triumphed in 1930, with Italy victorious four years later and then defending their crown in France in 1938.

BBC Radio 5 live's Peter Allen narrates.

Watch Fifa's official series of World Cup films on BBC Two.

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