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Oct 17 15 5:29 PM

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In July 1945 an unofficial Tnmt was held in Switzerland, to celebrate the local FA’s Jubilee.

Participants:

Switzerland ”A”, Switzerland “B” and England.

Switzerland ”A” and England (the latter one officially called “Combined Services XI) were “de facto” the NTs, while Switzerland “B” was a weakened Team.

Known results:

. 21 July 1945, in Bern (Wankdorf Stadion, not Neufeld Stadion, as erroneously reported in RSSSF – War Time/ Victory Internationals),

Switzerland ”A” – England 3-1

. 24 July 1945, in Zurich (Hardturm Stadion), Switzerland “B” – England 0-3.

Source : “Corriere dello Sport”.

 

In addition, in RSSSF is reported, without further details:

. Switzerland “B” – Switzerland “A” 3-1 (third Tnmt’s Match).

Does someone know the missing main details (date, city, venue)?

Thanks.

   

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Oct 18 15 8:48 PM

Thanks: now everything is clear. In my opinion, the Tournament was not a . . . Tournament (as reported in RSSSF), because only a single (unofficial) Match was played to celebrate the 50th Swiss FA Jubilee: Switzerland - England (3-1).
The second one (Switzerland "B" vs England) was an exhibition Match: as a matter of fact, the English Team was labelled England XI.
The third match (the first, in order of time) between Switzerland "A" and "B" sides (result: 2-1, not 3-1) was a training match, to choose the best Team to face England. 

 

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