Victory International Cup

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The Victory International Cup is a tournament that was held in Switzerland throughout March of 1946 with eight teams from across Europe competing in this tournament. This was set up as a tournament to rebuild FIFA and also saw the first appearance of a Great Britain team in a senior tournament which would lead the path to a united team.

Background[edit | edit source]

After the Second World War ended in an Allies victory, the European nations that were a part of the alliance were suggested a football tournament which would bring international football tournament back. Unlike in OTL where it was single matches, a full tournament was created with eight nations selecting teams to come to Switzerland with the hope of rebuilding FIFA funds that was effected in the war.

Teams[edit | edit source]

Group Stage[edit | edit source]

Group A[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Norway 3 2 0 1 5 1 +4 4
 Great Britain 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 4
  Switzerland 3 1 1 1 3 4 -1 3
 Belgium 3 0 1 2 1 5 -4 1
4 March 1946
Switzerland   1-1  Great Britain


5 March 1946
Norway  3-0  Belgium


8 March 1946
Great Britain  1-0  Norway


9 March 1946
Belgium  1-2   Switzerland


12 March 1946
Belgium  0-0  Great Britain


13 March 1946
Switzerland   0-2  Norway

Group B[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Yugoslavia 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 5
 France 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 4
 Netherlands 3 1 0 2 3 5 -2 2
 Soviet Union 3 0 1 2 1 3 -2 1
4 March 1946
Yugoslavia  2-0  Netherlands


5 March 1946
Soviet Union  0-1  France


8 March 1946
France  1-3  Yugoslavia


9 March 1946
Netherlands  2-1  Soviet Union


12 March 1946
France  2-1  Netherlands


13 March 1946
Soviet Union  0-0  Yugoslavia

Classification Matches[edit | edit source]

5th Place playoff semis[edit | edit source]

16 March 1946
Switzerland   4-0  Soviet Union


16 March 1946
Belgium  0-1  Netherlands

7th place playoff[edit | edit source]

20 March 1946
Belgium  1-2  Soviet Union

5th place playoff[edit | edit source]

20 March 1946
Switzerland   1-0 (a.e.t)  Netherlands

Knockout Stage[edit | edit source]

Semi Finals[edit | edit source]

17 March 1946
Norway  0-2  France


17 March 1946
Great Britain  0-2  Yugoslavia

3rd place playoff[edit | edit source]

21 March 1946
Norway  3-0  Great Britain

Final[edit | edit source]

21 March 1946
France  1-0  Yugoslavia