I'm looking at Fifa data on the France vs Mexico World Cup match in 1930, the score is presented as 4:1 (3:0). Looking at the 'goals scored' section I see 5 goals have been scored, all of them in regular playing time. So my question is, what does the the (3:0) mean?

I figured it might be something related to do with how points are awarded in the group stage of the tournament, but another match (USA vs Belgium) which was also part of the group match has score '3:0 (2:0)' so I don't think that's it.

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The parenthetical shows the halftime score. This is confirmed from the list of scores:

Lucien LAURENT (FRA) 19'

Marcel LANGILLER (FRA) 40'


Juan CARRENO (MEX) 70'


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