Auction Date: 10/12/2014 at 10:30 am
Scarce 1947 Great Britain v Rest of Europe Bakelite Plaque having a metal design to the front with the crest of the four home nations surrounded by the crown and ‘Great Britain v FIFA 1947’ within the crown circle, engraved to the front is ‘Great Britain v Rest of Europe Glasgow 10th May 1947’ Great Britain won 6-1, the biggest win, played at Hampden Park, Scotland. Note: The 1947 game, dubbed the 'Match of the Century', was played to celebrate the return of the Home Nations to FIFA, which they had left in 1920. For the match, played at Scotland's Hampden Park in front of over 130,000 spectators, the Great Britain side wore a navy blue strip in honour of the host association. The gate receipts, totalling ?35,000, helped boost the finances of FIFA, which had been damaged by the lack of competition during World War II.