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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  Belgium (1st title)
Runners-up  Netherlands
Third place  Italy
Fourth place   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
                           
           
  Netherlands  
12 May - Rotterdam
 Bye    
  Netherlands  3
10 May - Zwoile
    Yugoslavia  0  
  Yugoslavia (a.e.t)  1
15 May - Rotterdam
  Spain  0  
  Netherlands  3
     Switzerland  0  
  Sweden  
12 May - Zwolie
 Bye    
  Sweden  0
     Switzerland  1  
   Switzerland  
17 May - Amsterdam
 Bye    
  Netherlands  1
    Belgium  2
  Belgium  
13 May - Amsterdam
 Bye    
  Belgium  3
    France  2  
  France  
15 May - Amsterdam
 Bye    
  Belgium  2
10 May - Zwoile
    Italy  0   Third place
  Luxembourg  1
13 May - Rotterdam 17 May - Rotterdam
  Czechoslovakia  4  
  Czechoslovakia  0    Switzerland  0
    Italy  2     Italy  1
  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  3-0   Switzerland
Walder Goal 13'77'
Van Diermen Goal 31'
Rotterdam


May 15
Belgium  2-0  Italy
Larnoe Goal 56'
Michel Goal 82'
Amsterdam

Third Place Playoff

May 17
Switzerland   0-1  Italy
Moscardini Goal 43'
Rotterdam

Final

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

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