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This is the timeline for the An Earlier World Cup of Football

1900s

  • Flag of France May 21, 1904 - FIFA is formed in Paris, France.
  • Flag of France April 9-May 13, 1906 - The 1906 FIFA World Cup is held in France.
  • Flag of France May 13, 1906 - Uruguay wins the first FIFA World Cup after defeating Austria 4-0 in the final
  • Flag of France June 27, 1906 - The first French Grand Prix finishes in Le Mans with Ferenc Szisz winning the Grand Prix.
  • Flag of England 1907 - Manchester United goes bust.
  • Flag of Australia September 28, 1907 - Championship of Australia is held for the first time in 11 years with Norwood (SAFA) defeating Essendon
  • Flag of the United Kingdom 1908 - Netherlands wins the football tournament in London to get their first gold medal.
  • Flag of the United Kingdom April 27-October 31, 1908 - 1908 Summer Olympics is held in London, United Kingdom.
  • Flag of the United Kingdom January 16, 1909 - France joins the Five Nations Championship after playing against the other British nations between 1906 to 1908.
  • Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned May 30, 1909 - The first Giro d'Italia ends in Milan with Luigi Ganna winning the tour by one point.

1910s

1920s

  • Flag of Belgium August 12-September 2, 1920 - The 1920 Summer Olympics is held in Antwerp, Belgium
  • Flag of Belgium August 29, 1920 - Czechoslovakia is disqualifed from the 1920 edition after walking off from the field in the quarter final against Norway.
  • Flag of Belgium September 2, 1920 - Belgium defeats the Netherlands 2-1 in the Olympic final
  • Flag of Denmark August 4, 1921 - The first UCI Road World Championships is held in Copenhagen.
  • Flag of the Netherlands May 10-20, 1922 - The 1922 FIFA World Cup is held in the Netherlands
  • Flag of the Netherlands May 20, 1922 - Belgium wins their first FIFA World Cup title after defeating Netherlands 2-1.
  • Flag of France May 27, 1923 - The first edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans is held with André Lagache and René Léonard taking out the win.
  • Flag of France May 4-July 27, 1924 - The 1924 Summer Olympics is held in Paris, France.
  • Flag of France June 9, 1924 - Uruguay defeats Italy 1-0 in the Olympic final
  • Flag of France April 13, 1925 - France wins their first Five Nations Championship after defeating England in the final match.
  • Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned June 7, 1925 - Alfredo Binda wins his first Giro d'Italia of six titles that he would win between 1925 and 1933.
  • Flag of Spain (1785-1873 and 1875-1931) May 10-June 1, 1926 - The 1926 FIFA World Cup is held in Spain
  • Flag of Spain (1785-1873 and 1875-1931) June 1, 1926 - Uruguay becomes the first team to win FIFA World Cup twice after defeating the Netherlands 3-2 in extra time.
  • Flag of Australia September 18, 1926 - Port Melbourne wins their first VFA premiership, the first of what will be four in a row.
  • Flag of England August 9, 1927 - The first British League Cup is held in London with Belfast Celtic defeating Rangers 2-0 in the final.
  • Flag of Lithuania 1918-1940 August 10, 1927 - Lithuania wins the first Baltic Cup
  • Flag of the Czech Republic September 2, 1927 - The first Mitropa Cup is held.
  • Flag of the Netherlands June 10, 1928 - Italy defeats Uruguay 2-0 in a repeat of the 1924 Olympic Final in Amsterdam.
  • Flag of the Netherlands June 16, 1928 - The first FIFA World Rankings is revealed with the Netherlands on top.
  • Flag of the Netherlands July 28-August 12, 1928 - The 1928 Summer Olympics is held in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Flag of Egypt (1922–1958) April 6, 1929 - Egypt becomes the first team from Africa to qualify through to the World Cup.
  • Flag of Monaco April 7, 1929 - The first Monaco Grand Prix is held with Georges Bouriano taking the victory

1930s

  • Flag of Uruguay July 13-August 10, 1930: The 1930 FIFA World Cup is held in Uruguay. This is the first time that its held in South America.
  • Canadian Red Ensign 1921-1957 August 2-9, 1930: The first British Empire Games is held in Hamilton, Canada. England finished on top of the medal table.
  • Flag of Uruguay August 10, 1930: Netherlands wins the FIFA World Cup for the first time, defeating Argentina by 2 goals.
  • Flag of England October 11, 1930: WEFF is formed in London, England which becomes the first regional confederation.
  • Flag of Uruguay December 6-14, 1930: The first South American Basketball Championship is held in Uruguay.
  • Flag of Bulgaria October 4, 1931: Yugoslavia takes the first Balkan Cup in Bulgaria.
  • Ulster banner February 13, 1932: The first WEFF Championship qualifier is held in Belfast which also brings the start of 1934 FIFA World Cup qualifying.
  • Flag of France June 19, 1932: The 24 Hours of Le Mans is run again for the first time in seven years with Raymond Sommer and Luigi Chinetti taking the win.
  • US flag with 49 stars by Hellerick July 30-August 14, 1932: The 1932 Summer Olympics is held in Los Angeles, United States.
  • US flag with 49 stars by Hellerick August 11, 1932: Argentina takes the football competition at the Olympics after defeating the host nation by 4-1. But crowd numbers were down to compared to previous tournaments.
  • Flag of England February 1, 1933: France win the first WEFF Championship by a score of 3-1 against Wales.
  • Alternate flag of the philippines by jjdxb-d4mpsp5 May 16-20, 1933: The final Far Eastern Championship Games is held in Manila, Philippines.
  • Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned May 28, 1933: Alfredo Binda wins his last of six Giro d'Italias in Milan.
  • Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned May 12-June 4, 1934: The 1934 FIFA World Cup is held in Italy.
  • Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned June 4, 1934: Italy win the FIFA World Cup to become the first host team to win the trophy.
  • Flag of the Netherlands January 29, 1935: France defeat Switzerland in the final of the 1935 WEFF Championship.
  • Flag of France February 17, 1935: FIFA brings back the knockout format to the FIFA World Cup for what will be the first time in 28 years.
  • Canadian Red Ensign 1921-1957 April 6, 1935: The last Stanley Cup is won by the Montreal Maroons. This is the same until twelve years when it was brought back.
  • Flag of Switzerland May 7, 1935: Switzerland win the first EuroBasket competition held at Switzerland. But this would be the only success that the Swiss will have in basketball.
  • Flag of Spain (1931 - 1939) May 15, 1935: Gustaaf Deloor wins the first Vuelta a España to be held.
  • Flag of Spain (1931 - 1939) July 17, 1936: The Spanish Civil War starts
  • Flag of German Reich (1935–1945) August 1-16, 1936: The 1936 Summer Olympics is held in Hamburg, Germany.
  • Flag of German Reich (1935–1945) August 1, 1936: The first European Nations Cup begins at the Summer Olympics.
  • Flag of German Reich (1935–1945) August 15, 1936: Italy wins their second Olympic gold medal by defeating Hungary in the final by a score of 1-0.
  • Flag of Argentina December 27, 1936: The 1937 South American Championship begins in Argentina as this is the first time that the competition has expanded beyond five teams.
  • Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned January 26, 1937: Italy win the final WEFF Championship over Switzerland at home.
  • Flag of the Netherlands August 17, 1937: Dutch East Indies become the first team from Asia to qualify through to the World Cup.
  • Flag of Czechoslovakia February 12, 1938: Latvia cause an massive upset in the 1938 World Ice Hockey Championships when they defeated the United States by a single goal.
  • Flag of Australia February 13, 1938: Scotland wins their third British Empire Games football gold medal in a row after defeating England 3-2 in the final. This was the last tournament to see a full strength independent British teams competing in football.
  • Flag of Czechoslovakia February 20, 1938: Germany wins the 1938 World Ice Hockey Championships as they defeat Canada in the final.
  • Flag of Panama February 23, 1938: Costa Rica surprises Central America by finishing with the gold medal in the Central American and Caribbean Games beating Mexico by goal difference.
  • Flag of Argentina May 14-29, 1938: The 1938 FIFA World Cup is held in Argentina.
  • Flag of Colombia August 19, 1938: The first football tournament at the Bolivarian Games is held in Bogota, Colombia with Peru taking the gold medal.
  • Flag of Argentina May 29, 1938: Italy becomes the first team to win two consecutive FIFA World Cups after they defeat the Netherlands in the final 2-0.
  • Flag of Spain (1938 - 1945) April 1, 1939: The Spanish Civil War ends in a Nationalist victory.
  • September 1, 1939: World War II starts

1940s

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

2010s

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