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World Cup 1938




Qualifying rounds

FIRST ROUND

1
1
Switzerland
Germany
4
2
Switzerland
Germany
3
3
Cuba
Romania
2
1
Cuba
Romania
3
0
Czechoslovakia
Holland
3
1
France
Belgium
6
0
Hungary
Dutch East Indies
2
1
Italy
Norway
6
5
Brazil
Poland
SECOND ROUND
3
1
Italy
France
8
0
Sweden
Cuba
2
0
Hungary
Switzerland
1
1
Brazil
Czechoslovakia
2
1
Brazil
Czechoslovakia
SEMIFINALS
2
1
Italy
Brazil
5
1
Hungary
Sweden
BRONZEMATCH
4
2
Brazil
Sweden
FINAL
4
2
Italy
Hungary

 
 
 
 

 

THE QUALIFICATION ROUNDS



              Participating countries    37    Total matches              22
              Total goals                96    Goals per game average   4.36




- WCQ GROUP 1 -
16.Jun 37 Stockholm Sweden 4-0 Finland 20.Jun 37 Stockholm Sweden 7-2 Estonia 29.Jun 37 Helsinki Finland 0-2 Germany 19.Aug 37 Turku Finland 0-1 Estonia 29.Aug 37 Königsberg Germany 4-1 Estonia 21.Nov 37 Hamburg Germany 5-0 Sweden
P W D L Gls Pts 1.Germany 3 3 0 0 11- 1 6 2.Sweden 3 2 0 1 11- 7 4 3.Estonia 3 1 0 2 4-11 2 4.Finland 3 0 0 3 0- 7 0
- WCQ GROUP 2 -
10.Oct 37 Oslo Norway 3-2 Rep. of Ireland 07.Nov 37 Dublin Rep. of Ireland 3-3 Norway
- WCQ GROUP 3 -
10.Oct 37 Warsaw Poland 4-0 Yugoslavia 03.Apr 38 Belgrade Yugoslavia 1-0 Poland
- WCQ GROUP 4 -
Egypt withdrew so Romania had a walkover.
- WCQ GROUP 5 -
01.May 38 Milan Switzerland 2-1 Portugal
- WCQ GROUP 6 -
1st round 22.Jan 38 Tel Aviv Palestina 1-3 Greece 20.Feb 38 Athens Greece 1-0 Palestina 2nd round 25.Mar 38 Budapest Hungary 11-1 Greece
- WCQ GROUP 7 -
07.Nov 37 Sofia Bulgaria 1-1 Czechoslovakia 24.Apr 38 Prague Czechoslovakia 6-0 Bulgaria
- WCQ GROUP 8 -
1st round 29.Jul 37 Riga Latvia 4-2 Lithuania 03.Sep 37 Kaunas Lithuania 1-5 Latvia 2nd round 05.Oct 37 Vienna Austria 2-1 Latvia Austria qualified, but had to withdraw as the nation was swallowed by Germany after the 'Anschluss'. The open spot was offered to England, but they declined to go.
- WCQ GROUP 9 -
28.Nov 37 Rotterdam Netherlands 4-0 Luxembourg 13.Mar 38 Luxembourg Luxembourg 2-3 Belgium 03.Apr 38 Antwerpen Belgium 1-1 Netherlands
P W D L Gls Pts 1.Netherlands 2 1 1 0 5-1 3 2.Belgium 2 1 1 0 4-3 3 3.Luxembourg 2 0 0 2 2-7 0
- WCQ GROUP 10 -
Argentina withdrew so Brazil had a walkover.
- WCQ GROUP 11 -
1st round Sub-group A USA withdrew. Sub-group B Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, El Salvador and Dutch Guyana withdrew. Cuba had a walkover. Final round USA withdrew so Cuba had a walkover.
- WCQ GROUP 12 -
Japan withdrew so Dutch East Indies had a walkover. QUALIFIED FROM EUROPE: Germany, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Netherlands and Belgium + Italy as defending champions and France as host nation. QUALIFIED FROM SOUTH AMERICA: Brazil QUALIFIED FROM NORTH/CENTRAL AMERICA: Cuba QUALIFIED FROM ASIA: Dutch East Indies
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