1948 Balkan Cup

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The 1948 Balkan Cup, officially called the Balkan and Central European Championship, was played between April and November 1948 between Albania, Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslaia, Hungary, Poland and Czechoslovakia. It was Poland and Czechoslovakia's first and only participation in the tournament, which was not completed. Hungary was leading the table at the time it was abandoned.

Matches[edit]

  • Bulgaria 1-1 Poland
  • Poland 3-1 Czechoslovakia
  • Romania 0-1 Albania
  • Hungary 2-1 Czechoslovakia
  • Albania 0-0 Hungary
  • Hungary 9-0 Romania
  • Romania 3-2 Bulgaria
  • Yugoslavia 0-0 Albania
  • Bulgaria 1-3 Yugoslavia
  • Romania 2-1 Czechoslovakia
  • Poland 0-1 Yugoslavia
  • Bulgaria 1-0 Czechoslovakia
  • Poland 2-6 Hungary
  • Poland 0-0 Romania
  • Romania 1-5 Hungary
  • Bulgaria 1-0 Hungary

Final standings[edit]

Nation Pl W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Hungary 6 4 1 1 22 5 +17 9
 Yugoslavia 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 5
 Bulgaria 5 2 1 2 6 7 -1 5
 Romania 6 2 1 3 6 18 -12 5
 Albania 3 1 2 0 1 0 +1 4
 Poland 5 1 2 2 6 9 -3 4
 Czechoslovakia 4 0 0 4 3 8 -5 0

Matches not played[edit]

(note: it is uncertain which teams were meant to at home and which away)

  • Yugoslavia v. Hungary
  • Yugoslavia v. Romania
  • Albania v. Bulgaria
  • Albania v. Poland
  • Albania v. Czechoslovakia

Aside from these, Hungary played Romania twice.

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