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Football is a sport that debuted in the first British Empire Games and has been in every games bar the 1950 edition in Auckland.

HistoryEdit

When the FIFA World Rankings was introduced in 1928, the British teams withdrew from competing in the 1930 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and wanted to put football in the British Empire Games. Without competition, all four of the British teams entered the first competition with Australia and host nation Canada joining the competition to make it a six-team competition. The British teams dominated with the medals being taken by all of them bar Wales who finished in fourth place.

The 1934 and 1938 were the same with Scotland finishing on top of the table with the other two medals going to Wales and England with the Irish Free State/Northern Ireland finishing in fourth place. When 1938 came round, New Zealand and Australia joined but was over-run to finish in fifth and sixth.

ChampionsEdit

Year Host Final Third Place
Gold Medal Score Silver Medal Bronze Medal Score Fourth Place
1930 23px
Hamilton, Canada
30px
Template:Country data Scotland
2–1 30px
Template:Country data Irish Free State
30px
23x15px England
2–0 30px
Template:Country data Wales
1934 23px
London, England
30px
Template:Country data Scotland
Round Robin 30px
Template:Country data Wales
30px
23x15px England
Round Robin 30px
Template:Country data Irish Free State
1938 23px
Sydney, Australia
30px
Template:Country data Scotland
3–2 30px
23x15px England
30px
Template:Country data Wales
2–1 30px
Template:Country data Northern Ireland

All-time medal tableEdit

Medals table for football at the British Empire Games

Updated after the 1938 British Empire Games

1 23px Template:Country data Scotland 3 0 0 3
2 23px 23x15px England 0 1 2 3
3 23px Template:Country data Wales 0 1 1 2
4 23px Template:Country data Irish Free State 0 1 0 1
Total 3 3 3 9

Note: Irish Free State is not in the Empire

External LinksEdit

Template:Sports at Commonwealth Games

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