The FIFA Football World Cup & the Military (2)

Austria did not take part in the 1938 football World Cup. They had just been annexed by Germany (as part of the anchluss and build-up to the Second World War) and so the country no longer existed. However, the best Austrian players did take part, the Germans having pinched them all for their own team.… Read More

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The Football World Cup & the Military!

Although FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association or the International Federation of Football Associations) was founded in 1904 and stated they would be the only “group allowed to organize a professional World Cup football competition.” Coleman, 2018, p.21-22), they did not hold a world cup until 1930. The first ever world cup competition was held… Read More