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The Victory International Cup is a tournament that was held in Switzerland throughout March of 1946 with eight teams from across Europe competing in this tournament. This was set up as a tournament to rebuild FIFA and also saw the first appearance of a Great Britain team in a senior tournament which would lead the path to a united team.

Background

After the Second World War ended in an Allies victory, the European nations that were a part of the alliance were suggested a football tournament which would bring international football tournament back. Unlike in OTL where it was single matches, a full tournament was created with eight nations selecting teams to come to Switzerland with the hope of rebuilding FIFA funds that was effected in the war.

Teams

Group Stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Norway.svg Norway 3 2 0 1 5 1 +4 4
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 4
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland 3 1 1 1 3 4 -1 3
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium 3 0 1 2 1 5 -4 1
4 March 1946
Switzerland  Flag of Switzerland.svg 1-1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain


5 March 1946
Norway Flag of Norway.svg 3-0 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium


8 March 1946
Great Britain Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 1-0 Flag of Norway.svg Norway


9 March 1946
Belgium Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 1-2 Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland


12 March 1946
Belgium Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 0-0 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain


13 March 1946
Switzerland  Flag of Switzerland.svg 0-2 Flag of Norway.svg Norway

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Yugoslavia (1943–1992).svg Yugoslavia 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 5
Flag of France.svg France 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 4
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 3 1 0 2 3 5 -2 2
23x15px Soviet Union 3 0 1 2 1 3 -2 1
4 March 1946
Yugoslavia Flag of Yugoslavia (1943–1992).svg 2-0 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands


5 March 1946
Soviet Union 23x15px 0-1 Flag of France.svg France


8 March 1946
France Flag of France.svg 1-3 Flag of Yugoslavia (1943–1992).svg Yugoslavia


9 March 1946
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2-1 23x15px Soviet Union


12 March 1946
France Flag of France.svg 2-1 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands


13 March 1946
Soviet Union 23x15px 0-0 Flag of Yugoslavia (1943–1992).svg Yugoslavia

Classification Matches

5th Place playoff semis

16 March 1946
Switzerland  Flag of Switzerland.svg 4-0 23x15px Soviet Union


16 March 1946
Belgium Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 0-1 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands

7th place playoff

20 March 1946
Belgium Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 1-2 23x15px Soviet Union

5th place playoff

20 March 1946
Switzerland  Flag of Switzerland.svg 1-0 (a.e.t) Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands

Knockout Stage

Semi Finals

17 March 1946
Norway Flag of Norway.svg 0-2 Flag of France.svg France


17 March 1946
Great Britain Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 0-2 Flag of Yugoslavia (1943–1992).svg Yugoslavia

3rd place playoff

21 March 1946
Norway Flag of Norway.svg 3-0 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain

Final

21 March 1946
France Flag of France.svg 1-0 Flag of Yugoslavia (1943–1992).svg Yugoslavia

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