1948–49 British Home Championship

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The 1948-49 British Home Championship was a football tournament played between the British Home Nations. The tournament was notable for it being the final competition the Home Nations competed in before they joined the FIFA World Cup and thus the last time it was the most important international football tournament in Britain.

England began the tournament the strongest with a 7–2 success over the Irish in Belfast. Scotland began well also, beating the Welsh in Cardiff, which they followed with a narrow success against Ireland in a highly competitive match. England too took maximum points from their second game with a close 1–0 win over the Welsh. In the final games, Wales beat Ireland to take third place whilst the Scots succeeded in strongly defeating England at Wembley Stadium to take the championship.

Table[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Scotland 6 3 3 0 0 9 4 +5
 England 4 3 2 0 1 8 5 +3
 Wales 2 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1
 Ireland 0 3 0 0 3 4 11 −7

The points system worked as follows:

  • 2 points for a win
  • 1 point for a draw

Results[edit]


23 October 1948
Wales  1 – 3  Scotland
Barrie Jones Goal 25' Scottish FA Goal 15' Hugh Howie
Goal 27'43' William Waddell
Ninian Park, Cardiff
Attendance: 59,911
Referee: David Maxwell (Ireland)

10 November 1948
England  1 – 0  Wales
Tom Finney  

17 November 1948
Scotland  3 – 2  Ireland
Billy Houliston Goal 29'89'
Jimmy Mason Goal 73'
Goal 1'5' Davy Walsh
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 93,000
Referee: William H. Evans (England)


9 April 1949
England  1 – 3  Scotland
Jackie Milburn Goal 75' Goal 28' Jimmy Mason
Goal 52' Billy Steel
Goal 61' Lawrie Reilly
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 98,188
Referee: Benjamin Mervyn Griffiths (Wales)

References[edit]

  • Guy Oliver (1992). The Guinness Record of World Soccer. Guinness. ISBN 0-85112-954-4.