1937 WEFF Championship

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1937 WEFF Championship
Tournament details
Host country Italy
Dates January 8-26
Teams 8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Italy (1st title)
Runners-up   Switzerland
Third place  Netherlands
Fourth place  Portugal
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 44 (2.75 per match)
Attendance 206,412 (12,901 per match)
1935

The 1937 WEFF Championship is the third edition of the WEFF Championship with the tournament being a qualifier for the 1938 FIFA World Cup. This would be the last championship as World War II began and with the low crowds compared to the World Cup only three years ago, the concept was scrapped.

Group Stage[edit | edit source]

Group A[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
  Switzerland 3 3 0 0 7 2 3.50 6
 Italy 3 1 1 1 4 2 2.00 3
 Irish Free State 3 0 2 1 3 5 0.60 2
 Belgium 3 0 1 2 1 5 0.20 1
January 8, 1937
Italy  1-2   Switzerland
Meazza Goal 45' Grassi Goal 30'66'
Stadio Nazionale PNF, Rome
Attendance: 20,223
Referee: Roger Conrié (France)


January 8, 1937
Belgium  1-1  Irish Free State
Braine Goal 56' Dunne Goal 23'
Stadio Littorio, Trieste
Attendance: 6,411
Referee: Georges Capdeville (France)


January 12, 1937
Irish Free State  1-1  Italy
Davis Goal 21' Serantoni Goal
Stadio Giovanni Berta, Florence
Attendance: 24,944
Referee: Alois Beranek (Austria)


January 13, 1937
Switzerland   2-0  Belgium
Bickel Goal 66'
Stelzer Goal 74'
Stadio Giorgio Ascarelli, Naples
Attendance: 13,151
Referee: Johannes Van Moorsel (Netherlands)


January 16, 1937
Belgium  0-2  Italy
Colaussi Goal 18'70'
Stadio Nazionale PNF, Rome
Attendance: 19,688
Referee: Roger Conrié (France)


January 17, 1937
Switzerland   3-1  Irish Free State
BickelGoal 17'
AbegglenGoal 24'
Grassi Goal 58'
Davis Goal 87'
Stadio Littorio, Trieste
Attendance: 5,223
Referee: Georges Capdeville (France)

Group B[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
 Netherlands 3 2 0 1 8 5 1.60 4
 Portugal 3 1 1 1 4 3 1.33 3
 France 3 1 1 1 6 5 1.20 3
 Luxembourg 3 1 0 2 1 8 0.12 2
January 8, 1937
Netherlands  4-0  Luxembourg
De Harder Goal 34'
Anderiesen Goal 38'76'
Smit Goal 70'
Stadio Giovanni Berta, Florence
Attendance: 9,541
Referee: Giuseppe Scarpi (Italy)


January 8, 1937
France  1-1  Portugal
Nicolas Goal 70' Albino Goal 28'
Stadio Giorgio Ascarelli, Naples
Attendance: 10,889
Referee: Rinaldo Barlassina (Italy)


January 12, 1937
Portugal  3-1  Netherlands
Teixeira Goal 40' Wells Goal 12'
Stadio Littorio, Trieste
Attendance: 4,344
Referee: Hans Wuetrich (Switzerland)


January 13, 1937
Luxembourg  0-3  France
Heisserer Goal 56'
Nicolas Goal 79'
Delfour Goal 89'
Stadio Nazionale PNF, Rome
Attendance: 9,545
Referee: Louis Baert (Belgium)


January 16, 1937
Luxembourg  1-0  Portugal
Bernard Goal 90'
Stadio Giorgio Ascarelli, Naples
Attendance: 6,411
Referee: Rinaldo Barlassina (Italy)


January 17, 1937
France  2-3  Netherlands
Bastien Goal 35'
Nicolas Goal 72'
De Harder Goal 17'69'85'
Stadio Giovanni Berta, Florence
Attendance: 6,753
Referee: Giuseppe Scarpi (Italy)

Knockout Stage[edit | edit source]

Semi-finals Final
21 January – Naples
   Switzerland  2  
  Portugal  0  
 
26 January – Rome
       Switzerland  0
    Italy  1
Third place
22 January – Rome 26 January – Rome
  Netherlands  1   Portugal  1
  Italy (a.e.t)  2     Netherlands  3

Semi Finals[edit | edit source]

January 21, 1937
Switzerland   2-0  Portugal
Amado Goal 65'
Bickel Goal 77'
Stadio Giorgio Ascarelli, Naples
Attendance: 13,765
Referee: Alois Beranek (Austria)


January 22, 1937
Netherlands  1-2  Italy
de Harder Goal 40' Colaussi Goal 63'
Piola Goal 80'
Stadio Nazionale PNF, Rome
Attendance: 19,688
Referee: Louis Baert (Belgium)

Third Place Playoff[edit | edit source]

January 26, 1937
Portugal  1-3  Netherlands
Pireza Goal 47' Van der Veen Goal 39'63'
Van Heel Goal 58'
Stadio Nazionale PNF, Rome
Attendance: 10,241
Referee: Rinaldo Barlassina (Italy)

Final[edit | edit source]

January 26, 1937
Switzerland   0-1  Italy
Frossi Goal 75'
Stadio Nazionale PNF, Rome
Attendance: 25,595
Referee: Roger Conrié (France)

Tournament Rankings[edit | edit source]

R Team G P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Italy A 5 2 2 1 7 3 +4 5
2   Switzerland A 5 4 0 1 9 3 +6 8
3  Netherlands B 5 3 1 1 12 8 +4 7
4  Portugal B 5 1 1 3 5 8 -3 3
Eliminated in the group stage
5  France B 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 3
6  Irish Free State A 3 0 2 1 3 5 -2 2
7  Luxembourg B 3 1 0 2 1 8 -7 2
8  Belgium A 3 0 1 2 1 5 -4 1