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World Cup 1950.

The 1950 FIFA World Cup, held in Brazil from 24 June to 16 July, was the fourth FIFA World Cup. It was the first World Cup since 1938, the planned 1942 and 1946 competitions having been canceled owing to World War II. It was won by Uruguay, who had won the inaugural competition in 1930, clinching the cup by beating the hosts Brazil 2–1 in the deciding match of the four-team final group (this was the only tournament not decided by a one-match final). It was also the first tournament where the trophy was referred to as the Jules Rimet Cup, to mark the 25th anniversary of Rimet’s presidency of FIFA.

First Round

Group 1

Brazil 4 Mexico 0 at Estádio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro
Yugoslavia 3 Switzerland 0 at Estádio Independencia, Belo Horizonte
Brazil 2 Switzerland 2 at Estádio do Pacaembu, Sao Paulo
Yugoslavia 4 Mexico 1 at Estádio dos Eucaliptos, Porto Alegre
Brazil 2 Yugoslavia 0 at Estádio do Maracana
Switzerland 2 Mexico 1 at Estádio dos Eucaliptos

Group 2

England 2 Chile 0 at Estádio do Maracana
Spain 3 USA 1 at Estádio Durival de Britto, Curitiba
Spain 2 Chile 0 Estádio do Maracana
USA 1 England 0 at Estádio Independencia
Spain 1 England 0 at Estádio do Maracana
Chile 5 USA 2 at Estádio Ilha do Retiro, Recife

Group 3

Sweden 3 Italy 2 at Estádio do Pacaembu
Sweden 2 Paraquay 2 at Estádio Durival de Britto
Italy 2 Paraquay 0 at Estádio do Pacaembu

Group 4

Uruguay 8 Bolivia 0 at Estádio Independencia

Final Round

Uruguay 2 Spain 2 at Estádio do Pacaembu
Brazil 7 Sweden 1 at Estádio do Maracana
Brazil 6 Spain 1 at Estádio do Maracana
Uruguay 3 Sweden 2 at Estádio do Pacaembu
Sweden 3 Spain 1 at Estádio do Pacaembu
Uruguay 2 Brazil 1 at Estádio do Maracana

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Sunday May 19 2013

Ulster Football First Round

Cavan 1-15 Armagh 1-11

Connacht Football Quarter Final

Mayo 4-16 Galway 0-11

Leinster Football First Round

Westmeath 3-15 Carlow 1-10

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The 1897 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was the 11th staging of Ireland’s premier Gaelic football knock-out competition. Dublin were the winners.

Leinster Final

Dublin 1-9 Wicklow 0-3 at Jones’s Road

Munster Final

Cork 0-5 Limerick 0-3

All Ireland Final

Dublin 0-6 Cork 0-2 at Jones’s Road

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The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship 1897 was the eleventh series of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, Ireland’s premier hurling knock-out competition. Limerick won the championship, beating Kilkenny 3-4 to 2-4 in the final.

Leinster Quarter Final

Offaly 2-3 Laois 1-4 at Jones’s Road, Dublin

Semi Final

Kilkenny 2-6 Dublin 2-6

Replay

Kilkenny 6-13 Dublin 1-4

Final

Kilkenny w/o Wexford

Munster Semi Finals

Limerick 2-5 Clare 2-3 at Limerick
Cork 4-16 Tipperary 0-2 at Cork

Final

Limerick 4-9 Cork 1-6 at Tipperary

All Ireland Semi Final

Kilkenny 3-4 Galway 0-4 at Jones’s Road

Final

Limerick 3-4 Kilkenny 2-4 at Jones’s Road

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Saturday May 18 2013

Leinster Hurling Second Round

Laois 1-16 Antrim 0-13
Carlow 4-17 London 2-13

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France, officially the French Republic (French: République française French pronunciation: ​[ʁepyblik fʁɑ̃sɛz]), is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe, with several overseas regions and territories. Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. From its shape, it is often referred to in French as l’Hexagone (“The Hexagon”). It is a member of the European Union.

France is the largest country in Western Europe and the third-largest in Europe as a whole. It possesses the second-largest exclusive economic zone in the world. France has been a major power with strong cultural, economic, military, and political influence in Europe and around the world. France has its main ideals expressed in the 18th-century Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, France built the second-largest colonial empire of the time, ruling large portions of first North America and India and then Northwest and Central Africa; Madagascar; Indochina and southeast China; and many Caribbean and Pacific Islands.

France is a developed country, possessing the world’s fifth-largest and Europe’s second-largest economy by nominal GDP. It is also the world’s ninth-largest by GDP at purchasing power parity. France is the wealthiest nation in Europe – and the fourth-wealthiest in the world – in aggregate household wealth. French citizens enjoy a high standard of living, high public education level, and one of the world’s longest life expectancies. France has been listed as the world’s “best overall health care” provider by the World Health Organization. It is the most-visited country in the world, receiving 79.5 million foreign tourists annually.

France has the world’s fifth-largest nominal military budget, as well as (in terms of personnel) the largest military in the EU, the third-largest deployable force in NATO, and the 26th-largest military in the world. France also possesses the third-largest stockpile of nuclear weapons in the world – with around 300 active warheads as of 25 May 2010 – and the world’s second-largest diplomatic corps (behind the United States). France is a founding member of the United Nations, one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, and a member of the Francophonie, the G8, G20, NATO, OECD, WTO, and the Latin Union. It is also a founding and leading member state of the European Union and the largest EU state by area. In 2013, France was listed 20th on the Human Development Index and, in 2010, 24th on the Corruption Perceptions Index.

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World Cup 1938.

The 1938 FIFA World Cup was the third staging of the World Cup, and was held in France from 4 June to 19 June. Italy retained the championship, beating Hungary 4–2 in the final.

Because of anger over the decision to hold a second successive World Cup in Europe, neither Uruguay nor Argentina entered the competition, while Spain became the first country to be prevented from competing by war.

It was the first time that the hosts (France) and the title holders (Italy) qualified automatically. Title holders were given an automatic entry into the World Cup until 2006 when this was abolished.

Of the fourteen remaining places, eleven were allocated to Europe, two to the Americas, and one to Asia. As a result, only three non-European nations took part: Brazil, Cuba and the Dutch East Indies. This is the smallest ever number of teams from outside the host continent to compete at a FIFA World Cup.

Austria qualified for the World Cup, but after qualification was complete, the Anschluss united Austria with Germany. Austria subsequently withdrew from the tournament, with some Austrian players joining the German squad. Latvia was the runner-up in Austria’s qualification group, but was not invited to participate; instead Austria’s place remained empty, and Sweden, which would have been Austria’s initial opponent, progressed directly to the second-round by default.

This tournament saw the first, and as of 2014 the only, participation in a World Cup tournament from Cuba and the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia). It also saw the World Cup debuts of Poland and Norway. Norway would not qualify for another World Cup finals until 1994, while Poland and the Netherlands would not reappear at a finals tournament until 1974.

First Round

Switzerland 1 Germany 1 AET at Parc des Princes, Paris
Hungary 6 Dutch East Indies 0 at Vélodrome Municipal, Reims
Sweden w/o Austria at Stade Gerland, Lyon
Cuba 3 Romainia 3 AET at Stade Chapou, Toulouse
France 3 Belgium 1 at Stade Olympique de Colombes, Paris
Italy 2 Norway 1 AET at Stade Vélodrome, Marseilles
Brazil 6 Poland 5 AET at Stade de la Meinau, Strasbourg
Czhecoslovakia 3 Holland 0 AET at Stade Cavée Verte, Le Harve

Replays

Germany 2 Switzerland 4 at Parc des Princes
Cuba 2 Romainia 1 at Stade Chapou

Quarter Finals

Switzerland 0 Hungary 2 at Stade Victor Boucquey, Lille
Sweden 8 Cuba 0 at Stade du Fort Carré, Antibes
France 1 Italy 3 at Stade Olympique de Colombes
Brazil 1 Czhecoslovakia 1 AET at Parc Lescure, Bordeaux

Replay

Brazil 2 Czhecoslovakia 1 at Parc Lescure

Semi Finals

Hungary 5 Sweden 1 at Parc des Princes
Italy 2 Brazil 1 at Stade Vélodrome

Match for third place

Sweden 2 Brazil 4 at Parc Lescure

Final

Hungary 2 Italy 4 at Stade Olympique de Colombes

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