Uruguay were the hosts of the inaugural tournament and they were the team celebrating after securing victory over in the final.
Compared to the 32 teams that will be competing for the trophy in Qatar this winter, just 13 teams took part in the 1930 tournament.
All the games took place in the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo, with the Estadio Centenario holding 90,000 spectators, the Estadio Gran Parque Central having a 20,000 capacity and the Estadio Pocitos just 10,000.
This was the first and only World Cup that had no qualification for the tournament. There were 16 places available but, with not all spots filled by the 28th February deadline, the competition proceeded with just 13 nations.
Without an even number of teams, there were three groups of three sides, while Argentina, Chile, France and Mexico battled it out in a four-team group for the one qualifying place.
Argentina secured all three wins needed to go straight to the semi-finals, where they thrashed the USA 6-1 in Montevideo.
For Argentina, it was Guillermo Stabile who was the star of the show throughout the tournament, as he scored eight goals to finish as the first World Cup’s top goalscorer.
Uruguay also earned a 6-1 win of their own against Yugoslavia, with striker Pedro Cea bagging himself a hat-trick in the encounter.
An all-South American final was to come and Cea was to get on the scoresheet once again as Uruguay beat Argentina 4-2 at the Estadio Centenario to become the first world champions.
Uruguay had an excellent team at that time, having previously won the gold at the 1928 Summer Olympics in the Netherlands.
That too was a final between Uruguay and Argentina in which the first match ended in a 1-1 draw, before a replay which saw the Uruguayans come out on top 2-1 three days later in Amsterdam.
Fast-forward to the current day and the Uruguay squad head to Qatar with hope rather than expectation they can go all the way to win a third World Cup.
Head coach Diego Alonso has a squad full of talented players, many of whom play their football for some of Europe’s biggest clubs.
Meanwhile, their most prolific striker, Luis Suarez, has called time on his club career in Europe and is back in his homeland with Nacional.
Edinson Cavani will also have his eyes on the Golden Boot, with the striker at 80/1 to claim the prize.
For the likes of Suarez, Cavani and skipper Diego Godin, this will be a last chance for World Cup glory before they hang up their boots.
A win against the South Koreans in their opening game on 24th November in Al Rayyan would give Uruguay a massive boost and give them the much-needed momentum to progress through to the knockout stages.
This Uruguay side has a wealth of experience and quality to potentially raise a few eyebrows in Qatar.
The current crop of players certainly have plenty of inspirational figures they can look back on from the heroes of 1930.