1933 WEFF Championship

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1933 WEFF Championship
Tournament details
Host country England
Dates January 14-29
Teams 8 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions  France (1st title)
Runners-up  Wales
Third place  Netherlands
Fourth place  Belgium
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 48 (3 per match)
1935

The 1933 WEFF Championship is the first ever WEFF Championship in its history. It took place during January 1933 in England and was part of qualifying for the 1934 FIFA World Cup which would later be held in Italy.

Qualifier[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
 Wales 4 3 0 1 10 4 2.50 6
 Portugal 4 3 0 1 8 4 2.00 6
 Scotland 4 2 1 1 9 4 2.25 5
 Spain 4 1 1 2 4 7 0.56 3
 Northern Ireland 4 0 0 4 1 9 0.11 0

Group Stage[edit | edit source]

Group A[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
 Wales 3 2 1 0 6 2 3.00 5
 Netherlands 3 2 1 0 8 3 2.66 5
 Italy 3 1 0 2 8 4 2.00 2
 Luxembourg 3 0 0 3 1 14 0.07 0
January 14, 1933
Netherlands  1-1  Wales
Smit Goal 17' Astley Goal 44'
Maine Road, Manchester
Referee: Henry Christophe (Belgium)


January 14, 1933
Italy  6-0  Luxembourg
Meazza Goal 3'24'55'
Orsi Goal 22'
Schiavio Goal 50'86'
City Ground, Nottingham
Referee: John Langenus (Belgium)


January 18, 1933
Luxembourg  1-5  Netherlands
Bomertz Goal 80' Vente Goal 13'
Webber Goal 24'
Wels Goal 36'
Bakhuys Goal 59'
Van Heel Goal 82'
Goodison Park, Liverpool
Referee: Thomas Balvay (France)


January 19, 1933
Wales  2-1  Italy
Day Goal 13'23' Combi Goal 39'
Boleyn Ground, London
Referee: Pedro Escartin (Spain)


January 23, 1933
Italy  1-2  Netherlands
Orsi Goal 22' Van Nellen, Goal 52'76'
Empire Stadium, London
Referee: Henry Christophe (Belgium)


January 23, 1933
Wales  3-0  Luxembourg
Glover Goal 27'
Day Goal 61'
Jones Goal 71'
City Ground, Nottingham
Referee: Thomas Balvay (France)

Group B[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
 France 3 2 1 0 6 3 2.00 5
 Belgium 3 2 0 1 5 4 1.25 4
 Portugal 3 1 1 1 3 3 1.00 3
 England 3 0 0 3 2 6 0.33 0
January 15, 1933
Belgium  2-1  England
Voorhoof Goal 18'83' HapgoodGoal 40'
Empire Stadium, London
Referee: René Mercet (Switzerland)


January 15, 1933
France  1-1  Portugal
Nicolas Goal 32' Raul Jorge Goal 60'
Goodison Park, Liverpool
Referee: Francesco Mattea (Italy)


January 18, 1933
Portugal  0-2  Belgium
Voorhoof Goal 66'79'
Maine Road, Manchester
Referee: Pedro Escartin (Spain)


January 19, 1933
England  1-2  France
Dean Goal 89' Delfour Goal 2'
Keller Goal 8'
City Ground, Nottingham
Referee: Francesco Mattea (Italy)


January 24, 1933
Belgium  1-3  France
Grimmonprez Goal 63' Nicolas Goal 15'77'
Rio Goal 87'
Goodison Park, Liverpool
Referee: René Mercet (Switzerland)


January 24, 1933
Portugal  2-0  England
Raul Jorge, Goal 28'
Mesquita, Goal 59'
Maine Road, Manchester
Referee: Francesco Mattea (Italy)

Knockout Stage[edit | edit source]

Semi Finals[edit | edit source]

January 28, 1933
Wales  1-0  Belgium
Evans Goal 34'
Maine Road, Manchester
Referee: Pedro Escartin (Spain)


January 29, 1933
France  2-1 (a.e.t.)  Netherlands
Verriest Goal 26'108' Bakhuys Goal 58'
Goodison Park, Liverpool
Referee: Sophus Hansen (Denmark)

Third Place Playoff[edit | edit source]

February 1, 1933
Belgium  0-1 (a.e.t.)  Netherlands
Smit Goal 94'
Boleyn Ground, London
Referee: Thomas Balvay (France)

Final[edit | edit source]

February 1, 1933
Wales  1-3  France
Astley, Goal 19' Rio Goal 25'
Aston Goal 32'
Alcazar Goal 53'
Empire Stadium, London
Referee: Henry Christophe (Belgium)

Tournament Rankings[edit | edit source]