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WEFF Championship
Founded 1933
Abolished 1937
Region Western Europe (WEFF)
Number of teams 8 (finals)
Last champions Flag of France France (2nd title)
Most successful team Flag of France France (2 titles)
The WEFF Championship is a assocation football competition which is held in Western Europe. It was played between 1933-1937 with the tournament being held three times.

History

The beginnings of the tournament was first propsed by Henri Delaunay who at the time was the French Football Federation's secretary-general. When WEFF was formed in 1930, the propsal of a tournament in the region was brought up and it would later be agreed in 1931 with the first tournament to align with qualifying for the 1934 FIFA World Cup which would later be held in Italy. In the first tournament that was held, France won the tournament with them defeating Wales in the final. The French than won the second edition held in the Netherlands as Spain did a Wales all the way through to the Semi Finals. But a lost to the Swiss teams closed their dreams of making a final.

The 1937 WEFF Championship was the final championship before the Second World War only had eight teams with Spain being in a civil war and the British teams leaving WEFF as well as FIFA over the professional football, that was starting to come through.

Results

Year Host Final Third place match Number of teams
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
1933
Details
Flag of England England Flag of France
France
3–1 Flag of Wales
Wales
Flag of the Netherlands
Netherlands
1–0 (a.e.t) Flag of Belgium
Belgium
8
1935
Details

Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands

Flag of France
France
2–1 Flag of Switzerland
Switzerland
Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned
Italy
1–0 Flag of the Second Spanish Republic
Spain
8
1937
Details
Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned Italy Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned
Italy
1–0 Flag of Switzerland
Switzerland
Flag of the Netherlands
Netherlands
2–1 Flag of Portugal
Portugal
8

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