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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 Rome, Naples, Florence and Trieste host cities)
Final positions
Champions Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy (1st title)
Runners-up Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
Third place Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
Fourth place Flag of Portugal.svg 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

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland 3 3 0 0 7 2 3.50 6
Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy 3 1 1 1 4 2 2.00 3
Flag of Ireland.svg Irish Free State 3 0 2 1 3 5 0.60 2
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium 3 0 1 2 1 5 0.20 1
January 8, 1937
Italy Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg 1-2 Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
Stadio Nazionale PNF, Rome
Attendance: 20,223


January 8, 1937
Belgium Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 1-1 Flag of Ireland.svg Irish Free State
Braine Soccerball shade 56' Dunne Soccerball shade 23'
Stadio Littorio, Trieste
Attendance: 6,411


January 12, 1937
Irish Free State Flag of Ireland.svg 1-1 Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy
Stadio Giovanni Berta, Florence
Attendance: 24,944


January 13, 1937
Switzerland  Flag of Switzerland.svg 2-0 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium
Stadio Giorgio Ascarelli, Naples
Attendance: 13,151


January 16, 1937
Belgium Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 0-2 Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy
Stadio Nazionale PNF, Rome
Attendance: 19,688


January 17, 1937
Switzerland  Flag of Switzerland.svg 3-1 Flag of Ireland.svg Irish Free State
Stadio Littorio, Trieste
Attendance: 5,223

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 3 2 0 1 8 5 1.60 4
Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal 3 1 1 1 4 3 1.33 3
Flag of France.svg France 3 1 1 1 6 5 1.20 3
Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg 3 1 0 2 1 8 0.12 2
January 8, 1937
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.svg 4-0 Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg
Stadio Giovanni Berta, Florence
Attendance: 9,541


January 8, 1937
France Flag of France.svg 1-1 Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal
Stadio Giorgio Ascarelli, Naples
Attendance: 10,889


January 12, 1937
Portugal Flag of Portugal.svg 3-1 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
Stadio Littorio, Trieste
Attendance: 4,344


January 13, 1937
Luxembourg Flag of Luxembourg.svg 0-3 Flag of France.svg France
Stadio Nazionale PNF, Rome
Attendance: 9,545


January 16, 1937
Luxembourg Flag of Luxembourg.svg 1-0 Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal
Stadio Giorgio Ascarelli, Naples
Attendance: 6,411


January 17, 1937
France Flag of France.svg 2-3 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
Stadio Giovanni Berta, Florence
Attendance: 6,753

Knockout Stage

Semi-finals Final
21 January – Naples
 Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  2  
 Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal  0  
 
26 January – Rome
     Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  0
   Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy  1
Third place
22 January – Rome 26 January – Rome
 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands  1  Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal  1
 Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy (a.e.t)  2    Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands  3

Semi Finals

January 21, 1937
Switzerland  Flag of Switzerland.svg 2-0 Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal
Stadio Giorgio Ascarelli, Naples
Attendance: 13,765


January 22, 1937
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.svg 1-2 Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy
Stadio Nazionale PNF, Rome
Attendance: 19,688

Third Place Playoff

January 26, 1937
Portugal Flag of Portugal.svg 1-3 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
Stadio Nazionale PNF, Rome
Attendance: 10,241

Final

January 26, 1937
Switzerland  Flag of Switzerland.svg 0-1 Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy
Frossi Soccerball shade 75'
Stadio Nazionale PNF, Rome
Attendance: 25,595

Tournament Rankings

R Team G P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy A 5 2 2 1 7 3 +4 5
2 Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland A 5 4 0 1 9 3 +6 8
3 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands B 5 3 1 1 12 8 +4 7
4 Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal B 1 1 3 1 5 8 -3 3
Eliminated in the group stage
5 Flag of France.svg France B 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 3
6 Flag of Ireland.svg Irish Free State A 3 0 2 1 3 5 -2 2
7 Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg B 3 1 0 2 1 8 -7 2
8 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium A 3 0 1 2 1 5 -4 1