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France vs Belgium 1938 World Cup match report

Date, kick-off time: Sunday, 5 June 1938, 17:00 (UTC+01:00)
National teams, score:
France
-
Belgium
3:1
Competition:1938 FIFA World Cup Final Tournament, First round
Referee:Hans Wüthrich, Bern /
Switzerland
Attendance, venue:30 454, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes
Goals:1:0 (1') Émile Veinante, 2:0 (11') Jean Nicolas, 2:1 (19') Rik Isemborghs, 3:1 (69') Jean Nicolas
France national football team line-up in match Nr.147
Managed by selection committee, head Gaston Barreau
PlayerCapsAgeClub
Laurent Di Lorto   1029FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, Montbéliard
Héctor Cazenave   724FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, Montbéliard
Étienne Mattler  Captain  3932FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, Montbéliard
Jean Bastien   122Olympique de Marseille, Marseille
Auguste Jordan   429Racing CP, Colombes
Raoul Diagne   1227Racing CP, Colombes
Alfred Aston   1626Red Star Olympique, Paris
Oscar Heisserer   723RC Strasbourg, Strasbourg
Jean Nicolas   2324FC Rouen, Rouen
Edmond Delfour   4030RC Roubaix, Roubaix
Émile Veinante   1930Racing CP, Colombes
Belgium national football team line-up in match Nr.172
Managed by head coach Jack Butler (England)
PlayerCapsAgeClub
Arnold Badjou   3028Daring Club de Bruxelles SR, Sint-Jans-Molenbeek
Bob Paverick   2725Royal Antwerp FC, Antwerpen
Neel Seys   226Royal Beerschot AC, Antwerpen
John Van Alphen   523Royal Beerschot AC, Antwerpen
Emiel Stijnen  Captain  2630ROC Charleroi, Charleroi
Fons De Winter   1929Royal Beerschot AC, Antwerpen
Chali Van den Wouwer   621Royal Beerschot AC, Antwerpen
Bernard Voorhoof   5528K Liersche SK, Lier
Rik Isemborghs   1224Royal Beerschot AC, Antwerpen
Ray Braine   4831Royal Beerschot AC, Antwerpen
Nand Buyle   1120Daring Club de Bruxelles SR, Sint-Jans-Molenbeek
Match stats
National teamPlayersAverage capsAverage ageClubsGoalsCautionsExpulsions
France1116.18227.4847300
Belgium1121.90926.4165100
Historical data sources
Paris-soir (Paris), №5437, 06.06.1938; Bibliothèque nationale de France - Gallica
L’Egalité Roubaix-Tourcoing (Roubaix), №-, 06.06.1938; Bibliothèque numérique de Roubaix
Le Mémorial de la Loire et de la Haute-Loire (Saint-Étienne), №156, 06.06.1938; RetroNews
L’Ouest-Éclair (Rennes), №15183, 06.06.1938; Bibliothèque nationale de France - Gallica
Ce soir (Paris), №469, 06.06.1938; Bibliothèque nationale de France - Gallica
Journal de Rouen (Rouen), №157, 06.06.1938; Archives départementales de Seine-Maritime
Gazet van Mechelen (Mechelen), №155, 06.06.1938; Concentra online archief
Le Petit Méridional (Montpellier), №21276, 06.06.1938; Bibliothèque numérique patrimoniale Montpellier
Le Matin (Paris), №19798, 06.06.1938; Bibliothèque nationale de France - Gallica
Le Petit Parisien (Paris), №22377, 06.06.1938; Bibliothèque nationale de France - Gallica
Journal de Roubaix (Roubaix), №156, 06.06.1938; Bibliothèque numérique de Roubaix
Le Petit Dauphinois (Grenoble), №157, 06.06.1938; Le portail du patrimoine en Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Le Journal (Paris), №16665, 06.06.1938; Bibliothèque nationale de France - Gallica
L’Eclair (Montpellier), №22110, 06.06.1938; Archives départementales de l’Hérault
L’Auto (Paris), №13682, 06.06.1938; Bibliothèque nationale de France - Gallica
Ce soir (Paris), №461, 07.06.1938; Bibliothèque nationale de France - Gallica
Le Miroir des sports (Paris), №1006, 08.06.1938; Bibliothèque nationale de France - Gallica
Comments

toniofarrugia - posted on 28 March 2011 at 20:28:57

The first French goal was scored by Veinante after thirty five seconds (link: )

Makar - posted on 21 July 2014 at 20:23:50

Captains Étienne Mattler and Émile Stijnen. (link: )

Makar - posted on 15 September 2018 at 21:29:00

Captains and referees (left to right):
Gustav Krist (Czechoslovakia), Alfred Birlem (Germany), Étienne Mattler (France), Hans Wüthrich (Switzerland), Émile Stijnen (Belgium). (link: )

kolos-s - posted on 29 October 2020 at 05:39:02

Bernard Voorhoof (Belgium) after the match with France became the first and so far the only player to have played only 3 matches on 3 world championships. At the World Cup-30 he played in a match with the USA, at the World Cup-34 - with Germany, scored 2 goals.
France vs Belgium post-match head-to-head
PlayedWonDrawnLostGoalsPoints/Match
331261559 - 910.909
France v Belgium H2H results
France national team matches
Previous match:
Friendly International
France vs England 2-4
Colombes, Thursday 26 May 1938
Next match:
1938 F.I.F.A. World Cup Final Tournament
France vs Italy 1-3
Colombes, Sunday 12 June 1938
Belgium national team matches
Previous match:
Friendly International
Belgium vs Yugoslavia 2-2
Brussels, Sunday 29 May 1938
Next match:
Friendly International
Belgium vs Germany 1-4
Brussels, Sunday 29 January 1939
Top France goal scorers
1. Jean Nicolas (1933 - 1938) - 21 goals
2. Paul Nicolas (1920 - 1929) - 20 goals
3. Eugène Maës (1911 - 1913) - 15 goals
4. Émile Veinante (1929 - 1938) - 12 goals
5. Jules Devaquez (1920 - 1929) - 12 goals
(correct as of June 5, 1938)
Top Belgium goal scorers
1. Bernard Voorhoof (1928 - 1938) - 28 goals
2. Robert De Veen (1906 - 1913) - 26 goals
3. Ray Braine (1925 - 1938) - 23 goals
4. Jean Capelle (1931 - 1938) - 16 goals
... Rik Isemborghs (1935 - 1938) - 7 goals
(correct as of June 5, 1938)
Brief match report
Sun. 05 Jun 1938
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes
France 3-1 Belgium
Goals: Veinante 1, Nicolas 11, Isemborghs 19, Nicolas 69

France: Di Lorto, Cazenave, Mattler (c), Bastien, Jordan, Diagne, Aston, Heisserer, Nicolas, Delfour, Veinante. Managed by selection committee Barreau.

Belgium: Badjou, Paverick, Seys, Van Alphen, Stijnen (c), De Winter, Van den Wouwer, Voorhoof, Isemborghs, Braine, Buyle. Managed by Butler (England).

Att: 30 454,
Ref: Wüthrich (Switzerland)

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