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It was won by the host San Paulo, who had won the inaugural competition in 1930, clinching the cup by beating Sweden.
It was also the first tournament where the trophy was referred to as the Jules Rimet Cup, to mark the 21th anniversary of Jules Rimet's presidency of FIFA.
In a meeting at FIFA, San Paulo, unanimously won Brazil on the elections to the host country of the 1946 World Cup. Supposedly, it was not to have the World Cup, however, with a pressure of San Paulo, the World Cup happened, very limited, containing only 14 teams.
In a post-World War II climate, the nations that participated in the World Cup were only invited by San Paulo.
Melanesia, Tabareland and Bavaria. The three main dominions of the Kingdom of San Paulo participated in the World Cup as independent national teams.
List of teams
There were four stadiums in three cities selected for the World Cup.
|São Paulo||Itanhaém||São João del-Rei|
|Estádio Olympico Paulistano||Estádio Parque Antarctica||Estádio Vila Savoy||Estádio 4 de Janeiro|