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1922 FIFA World Cup
Tournament details
Host country Netherlands
Dates May 10-20
Teams 10 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 3 (in Zwolie, Rotterdam, Amsterdam host cities)
Final positions
Champions Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium (1st title)
Runners-up Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
Third place Flag of Italy.svg Italy
Fourth place Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
Tournament statistics
Matches played 11
Goals scored 26 (2.36 per match)
England 1914
Spain 1926

The 1922 FIFA World Cup was the fourth FIFA World Cup and the first after WW-1. Belgium would take home their first title after defeating the Netherlands 2-1 in the final.

Background

After WW-1, the main football nations of the British Isles (England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland) stayed in Britain while Germany, Austria and Hungary who was defeated in WW-1 were expelled from FIFA. None of the Americas countries turned up in Europe to compete.

European infrastructure was also a problem for this World Cup with it not being effective and secure after WW-1. The host nation of the Netherlands, being neutral during WW-1, was the suitable host for the fourth edition of the World Cup.

Matches

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
           
 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands  
12 May - Rotterdam
 Bye    
 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands  3
10 May - Zwoile
   Flag of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.svg Yugoslavia  0  
 Flag of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.svg Yugoslavia (a.e.t)  1
15 May - Rotterdam
 Flag of Spain (1785-1873 and 1875-1931).svg Spain  0  
 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands  3
   Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  0  
 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden  
12 May - Zwolie
 Bye    
 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden  0
   Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  1  
 Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  
17 May - Amsterdam
 Bye    
 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands  1
   Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium  2
 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium  
13 May - Amsterdam
 Bye    
 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium  3
   Flag of France.svg France  2  
 Flag of France.svg France  
15 May - Amsterdam
 Bye    
 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium  2
10 May - Zwoile
   Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy  0   Third place
 Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg  1
13 May - Rotterdam 17 May - Rotterdam
 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia  4  
 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia  0  Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  0
   Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy  2    Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy  1
 Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy  
 Bye    

Round 1

10-5-1922: Luxembourg 1-4 Czechoslovakia (Zwolie)
10-5-1922: Yugoslavia 1-0 Spain (Zwoile) (a.e.t)

Quarter-Finals

12-5-1922: Netherlands 3-0 Yugoslavia (Rotterdam)
12-5-1922: Sweden 0-1 Switzerland (Zwolie)
13-5-1922: Belgium 3-2 France (Amsterdam)
13-5-1922: Czechoslovakia 0-2 Italy (Rotterdam)

Semi-Finals

May 15
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.svg 3-0 Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
Walder Soccerball shade 13'77'
Van Diermen Soccerball shade 31'
Rotterdam


May 15
Belgium Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 2-0 Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy
Larnoe Soccerball shade 56'
Michel Soccerball shade 82'
Amsterdam

Third Place Playoff

May 17
Switzerland  Flag of Switzerland.svg 0-1 Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy
Moscardini Soccerball shade 43'
Rotterdam

Final

17-5-1922: Netherlands 1-2 Belgium (Amsterdam)

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