Centenario stadium inaugurated the history of the World
Hanging by the Football takes us this time to Uruguay to discuss the first venue to host a World Cup: Centennial Stadium MONTEVIDEO. This ancient coliseum was built in just nine months by a group of immigrants in order to accommodate all parties World Cup 1930, something he could not do a whole, because there were certain meetings that were due to contest elsewhere as a result of heavy rains in the Uruguayan capital before the dispute Championship.
This is one of the 15 larger fields of South America and its official premiere was a 18 de julio de 1930 with an encounter between Uruguay and Peru, which ended with victory for charrua 1-0 thanks to a goal Hector “Missing” Castro, one of the largest and most legendary players who have been given the “celeste” in its history.
The stadium, which has a capacity of 65.000 personas, owes its name to the 100 years of the Uruguayan Constitution swears there by 1830, and it is considered by FIFA as the only historical monument of world football. Besides, del Mundial de 1930, It has hosted four Copa America (1942, 56,67 y 95) Champions Cup and FIFA also called Gold Cup in 1980.
MONTEVIDEO Centennial is a real talisman of the celestial selection, because of the major international competitions hosted selections, in all, Uruguay was the winner. En especial, noteworthy is the first World Cup final, who disputed in 1930, Uruguay and Argentina and ended with home win 4-2.
Currently, The stadium is home of the official matches of the Uruguayan national team. Besides, any Uruguayan team can have him if paying a rental fee. That is the case for Peñarol, usually play their home games at the stadium, or National also uses the premises to house mainly classical or Libertadores Cup matches.