1925 Germany 1931 Austria 1937 Soviet Union
Held in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Round 1 [Jul 24] Germany 6-0 Switzerland France 1-6 Czechoslovakia Finland 4-2 Belgium Consolation Tournament [Jul 25] Belgium 2-1 Switzerland [Jul 26] Switzerland 3-0 France Semifinals [Jul 25] Germany 6-1 Czechoslovakia Finland bye Final [Jul 28; att: 40,000] Germany 2-0 Finland
Held in Wien, Austria. 1/8 Finals [Jul 23] Switzerland 3-0 Latvia Austria 5-1 Finland Hungary 3-1 Palestine Germany 8-1 Denmark Poland 1-0 Estonia Norway 4-4 Czechoslovakia [Czechoslovakia qualified on lots] Belgium bye France bye Friendlies [Jul 23] Belgium 0-3 SC Technische Union Wien France 2-10 SK Gaswerk 8 St. Veit Wien Palestine 1-0 Columbia 1920 Favoriten Quarterfinals [Jul 24] Belgium 5-0 France Austria 8-1 Switzerland Germany 9-0 Hungary Poland 3-2 Czechoslovakia Semifinals [Jul 25] Austria 6-2 Belgium Germany 4-1 Poland [abandoned at 4-1 in 67'] Final [Jul 26] Austria 3-2 Germany Consolation Tournament Quarterfinals [Jul 24] Palestine 3-2 Denmark Finland 6-2 Latvia Norway 5-0 Estonia France bye Semifinals [Jul 24] Palestine 1-0 France Norway 6-3 Finland Final [Jul 25] Norway 4-0 Palestine
NB: originally planned for Barcelona 1936, but abandoned shortly after the opening due to Spanish civil war; then moved to Antwerpen, Belgium for 1937; Germany did not enter. Palestine were a Jewish selection (players from Hapoel Tel-Aviv and Hapoel Haifa); Soviet Union were represented by Spartak Moskva; Spain was under civil war and were represented by the republican side which had its stronghold in Catalonia (players came from Espanyol, Terrassa, Júpiter, Horta, Sabadell, Valencia, Pontevedra, Oviedo and Vigo). Round 1 [Jul 29] Group A Netherlands w/o Hungary [field Racing Borgerhout, Rivierenhof] Switzerland 3-2 Finland [aet] [field Tubantia, Rivierenhof] Norway 7-1 Palestine [field Tubantia, Rivierenhof] Czechoslovakia bye Group B Spain w/o Poland [field Racing Borgerhout, Rivierenhof] France 3-0 England [field Tubantia, Rivierenhof] Soviet Union 8-0 Denmark [Antwerp Stadion, Boschuil, Deurne] Belgium bye NB: Hungary and Poland were denied permission to travel by their governments, the Netherlands and Spain officially obtained 5-0 forfeit wins; extra time in match Switzerland-Finland lasted 2x7½ minutes Quarterfinals [Jul 30] Group A Netherlands 2-5 Czechoslovakia [field Tubantia, Rivierenhof] Norway 4-0 Switzerland [Antwerp Stadion, Boschuil, Deurne] Group B Belgium 0-2 Spain [field Tubantia, Rivierenhof] Soviet Union 7-1 France [field Tubantia, Rivierenhof] Semifinals [Jul 31, both at Antwerp Stadion, Boschuil, Deurne] Norway 3-1 Czechoslovakia Soviet Union 2-1 Spain Third Place Match [Aug 1, field Tubantia, Rivierenhof] Spain 1-0 Czechoslovakia Final [Aug 1, Antwerp Stadion, Boschuil, Deurne; att: 25,000] Soviet Union 2-0 Norway Consolation Tournament NB: only between losers round 1; quarterfinal losers did not enter Round 1 [Jul 30, both at field Racing Borgerhout, Rivierenhof] Finland awd Palestine [awarded 5-0; abandoned at 1-1 when players Denmark 1-2 England [aet] Palestine attacked referee] Semifinals [Jul 31] Finland w/o Hungary [field Racing Borgerhout, Rivierenhof] England w/o Poland [field Tubantia, Rivierenhof] Final [Aug 1, field Tubantia, Rivierenhof] England 2-0 Finland NB: in the week following this event, an international tournament was held in Paris in which four of the entrants (England, Soviet Union, Spain and Switzerland) entered.
International Labour Tournaments in Paris 1928-1938
Thanks to Eduard Nisenboim for additional data 1937
Sources: [Mar 94], wikipedia, Arbeiter-Fussball, various contemporary Belgian newspapers (for 1937; in particular "De Volksgazet" and "Vooruit"; available through Belgica Press),
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