Common in many of these contemporary accounts are the misspelling of names, and as such in this google translation, I have remained faithful to original spellings which you can read here. Where there is confusion with the translation I have attempted to offer my own interpretation and readers are welcome to offer contributions to help improve the translation.
In the process of doing research of this World Cup it is ideal to do so using original accounts from the eyewitnesses, be it the players involved, or the journalist who chronicled the event. However, these are not free of errors, and in this account, it states that Alex Thepot, who was injured early in the match, was replaced by the substitute keeper, Tassin. But this is not true, because no substitutes were allowed and in fact Agustin Chantrel, the right back, took over between the post.
El Heraldo de Madrid, 16 July 1930.
Tapa del diario El Día (19/07/1930) inmortalizando a Carlos Gardel en su querido GPC, durante Francia-Argentina. pic.twitter.com/mKV2g1HkGf— Alvaro Paz #18.572 (@PAZBOLSO) October 6, 2013
Debut de Argentina, 15/07/1930. Sale el capitán Manuel Ferreira, seguido por el arquero Angel Bossio. 1-0 a Francia. pic.twitter.com/ePOLM97jkR— Mundial Uruguay 1930 (@Mundial1930) April 5, 2014
@CIHF_Historia Debut de Argentina en el Mundial de 1930. Francisco Varallo (3º desde la izquierda) tenía 20 años. pic.twitter.com/APSgc1wRCK— Viejos Estadios (@ViejosEstadios) August 30, 2015
Francia en el gran Parque Central partido inaugural mundial 1930 Primer partido de los mundiales de fútbol pic.twitter.com/HCKn8CHFQe— GABRIEL ☭ (@gabo1464) August 4, 2014
World Cup 1930 referees #1 @RefereeingBooks Gilberto Rego tosses the coin for the Captains Ferreira & Villaplane - ARG @afa v FRA @FFF (15.07.1930). @FIFAWorldCup #WC1930 #Mundial pic.twitter.com/hW4ex9QT4f— worldcup1930project (@WC1930blogger) December 15, 2017
At thirty-six minutes of play, the Argentine Monti manages to score the first goal for his team, by launching a '' free-kick ''.
Argentina - France 1-0— david kldiashvili (@davidkldiashvi2) February 26, 2017
1º partido de Argentina en un mundial. #Mundial 1930. 15/7/1930.— Torito Casale (@viejocasale) July 15, 2016
Argentina 1 v. Francia 0. https://t.co/agM2AaoQQe pic.twitter.com/EZE1vXWCSk