1914 FIFA World Cup
Tournament details
Host country England
Dates April 5-25
Teams 16 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s) 6 (in London, Manchester, Brighton, Middlesbrough, Liverpool, Nottingham host cities)
Final positions
Champions Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark (1st title)
Runners-up Flag of England.svg England
Third place Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy
Fourth place Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 95 (2.97 per match)
Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy 1910
Flag of the Netherlands 1922

The 1914 FIFA World Cup was the 3rd FIFA World Cup and it would be the last before WW1 would break out.


After the failure of the 1910 FIFA World Cup, FIFA elected to go back to the group stage format that had been successful in the 1906 edition. The hosting duties would then go to England who was the founding nation of modern football. The competition would have 16 teams competing in the World Cup for the first time which they would be split into four groups of four, with the top two going through to the knockout stage.


For the first time in history, qualification had to be used to determent who would qualify through to the World Cup as the 20 teams that joined FIFA tried to qualify through to the World Cup. The top 12 teams automatically went through to the World Cup while the bottom four teams had to enter playoffs for the renaming four spots. The four teams to qualify were Scotland, Norway, Chile and Italy. For Chile and Italy, this would be the debut World Cup tournament for those teams.


5 December 1913
Scotland Flag of Scotland.svg 1-0 Flag of Wales (1959–present).svg Wales
Mercer Soccerball shade 68'

2 December 1913
Norway Flag of Norway.svg 2-2 23x15px Finland
Aas Soccerball shade 49'60' Öhman Soccerball shade 17'
Wiberg Soccerball shade 33'

9 December 1913
Finland 23x15px 0-1 Flag of Norway.svg Norway
Andersen Soccerball shade 66'

7 December 1913
Russia 23x15px 1-2 Flag of Chile.svg Chile
Vorontsov Soccerball shade 23' Salazar Soccerball shade 39'56'

8 December 1913
Italy Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg 7-0 Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg
Berardo Soccerball shade 5'23'77'
Rampini Soccerball shade 44'61'
Milano Soccerball shade 12'
De Vecchi Soccerball shade 39'

Group Stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Flag of England.svg England 3300924.56
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland 32014224
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 31026612
Flag of Chile.svg Chile 30030900
5 April 1914
England Flag of England.svg 4-2 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
Fleming Soccerball shade 12', Soccerball shade 34', Soccerball shade 78'
Latheron Soccerball shade 45'
Carlsson Soccerball shade 59'
Bergström Soccerball shade 89'

5 April 1914
Switzerland  Flag of Switzerland.svg 2-0 Flag of Chile.svg Chile
Collet Soccerball shade 38'
Wyss Soccerball shade 75'

9 April 1914
Chile Flag of Chile.svg 0-4 Flag of England.svg England
Holley Soccerball shade 25', Soccerball shade 84'
Latherton Soccerball shade 44', Soccerball shade 75'

9 April 1914
Sweden Flag of Sweden.svg 1-2 Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
Börjesson Soccerball shade 25' Wyss Soccerball shade 4'
Weiss Soccerball shade 56'

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 31204224
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium 3120431.334
Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 31114413
23x15px Hungary 30120301

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 3300111116
Flag of Norway.svg Norway 32016614
23x15px Germany 3102170.142
Flag of Austria.svg Austria 3003260.330

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy 32106235
Flag of France.svg France 3201541.254
Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina 3111321.53
St Patrick's saltire.svg Ireland 3003280.250

Knockout Stage

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
April 18 - London        
 Flag of England.svg England  2
April 21 - Birmingham
 Flag of France.svg France  1  
 Flag of England.svg England  2
April 19 - Manchester
   Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium  0  
 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands  0
April 25 - London
 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium  1 (aet)  
 Flag of England.svg England  2
April 18 - Birmingham
   Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark  4 (aet)
 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark  4
April 22 - Manchester
 Flag of Norway.svg Norway  3  
 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark  3 Third place
April 19 - Middlesbrough
   Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy  2  
 Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy  2  Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium  0
 Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  1    Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy  1
April 24 - Middlesbrough

Quarter Finals

Semi Finals

Third Place Playoff


Tournament team rankings

R Team G P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark B6330159+69
2 Flag of England.svg England A6510157+811
3 Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy D6411116+59
4 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium B613256−15
Eliminated in the quarter finals
5 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands C4310112+96
6 Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland A420254+14
7 Flag of France.svg France D42026604
8 Flag of Norway.svg Norway C4202910−14
Eliminated in the group stage
9 Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina C311132+13
10 Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland B31114403
11 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden A31026602
12 23x15px Germany C310217−62
13 23x15px Hungary B301203−31
14 Flag of Austria.svg Austria C300326−40
15 St Patrick's saltire.svg Ireland D300328−60
16 Flag of Chile.svg Chile A300309−90

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