Coupe des Nations 1930


Europe didn't embrace the first World Cup with any great enthusiasm. Four European teams entered (Belgium, France, Romania and Yugoslavia), but certainly not the continent's strongest.
Meanwhile, Servette, a Geneva based Swiss club and reigning national champions, had a new stadium to unveil- Stade des Charmilles.

Servette FC 

A summer tournament for the leading continental club sides was arranged- England and Scotland were not included as they were not affiliated to FIFA at the time. Portugal's Benfica rejected the invitation, and the FA's of Norway and Greece objected to being overlooked.
Fifteen matches in eight days- a real feast of football. Taking part were:

First Vienna FC (Austria)
Cercle Brugge (Belgium)
SK Slavia Prague (Czechoslovakia)
Sète (France)
SpVgg Fürth (Germany)
Újpest FC (Hungary)
AGC Bologna (Italy)
Go Ahead (Netherlands)
Real Unión Irún (Spain)
Servette FC (Switzerland)

The final, a rematch of the 1929 Mitropa Final, was watched by 22,000. Újpest beat Slavia 3-0 through a János Köves hat trick. the game was refereed by S F Rous- the leading ref of the day.
Újpest scored 16 goals and conceded only 1 in 4 games.