The first naval battle in the Second World War in River Plate

The German heavy cruiser Admiral Graf Spee had cruised into the South Atlantic a fortnight before the war began, and had been commerce raiding after receiving appropriate authorisation on 26 September 1939. One of the hunting groups sent by the British Admiralty to search for Admiral Graf Spee, comprising three Royal Navy cruisers, HMS Exeter, Ajax and […]

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World Cup – Τhe first goal in the first stadium in Montevideo

This stadium was mainly used for football matches of the owner club Peñarol from 1921 to 1933. It was demolished later in the 1930s because Peñarol started to play in the Estadio Centenario as its home field, and additionally due to the increasing urbanisation of Montevideo. The first FIFA World Cup goal was scored in this stadium […]