Italy's series of 19 matches unbeaten

Game Date       Venue          Opponent         Score    Remark
  -. 21- 3-1937 Wien           Austria           0-2     abandoned at 73'
  1. 25- 4-1937 Torino         Hungary           2-0     [Dr. Gerö Cup]
  2. 23- 5-1937 Praha          Czechoslovakia    1-0     [Dr. Gerö Cup]
  3. 27- 5-1937 Oslo           Norway            3-1
  4. 31-10-1937 Genève         Switzerland       2-2     [Dr. Gerö Cup]
  5.  5-12-1937 Paris          France            0-0
  6. 15- 5-1938 Milano         Belgium           6-1
  7. 22- 5-1938 Genova         Yugoslavia        4-0
  8.  5- 6-1938 Marseille      Norway            2-1     [World Cup, aet]
  9. 12- 6-1938 Paris          France            3-1     [World Cup]
 10. 16- 6-1938 Marseille      Brazil            2-1     [World Cup]
 11. 19- 6-1938 Paris          Hungary           4-2     [World Cup]
 12. 20-11-1938 Bologna        Switzerland       2-0
 13.  4-12-1938 Napoli         France            1-0
 14. 26- 3-1939 Firenze        Germany           3-2
 15. 13- 5-1939 Milano         England           2-2
 16.  4- 6-1939 Beograd        Yugoslavia        2-1
 17.  8- 6-1939 Budapest       Hungary           3-1
 18. 11- 6-1939 Bucuresti      Romania           1-0
 19. 20- 7-1939 Helsinki       Finland           3-2
  -. 12-11-1939 Zürich         Switzerland       1-3

[5] Some records ignore the abandoned match on March 21, 1937, in Vienna.
    Since Italy had a series of 10 matches without defeat before that match,
    this would extend the series to 29.  However, as Italy were well down at
    the time of the abandonment, with only 17 minutes to play, and were
    mainly to blame for the abandonment, this cannot be accepted.  The match
    is considered a full international by Austria (with 'result' 2-0) while
    the Italians prefer to ignore it altogether.  Below, for the sake of 
    completeness, the series of 10 matches before that game.

  -. 27-10-1935 Praha          Czechoslovakia    1-2     [Dr. Gerö Cup]
  1. 24-11-1935 Milano         Hungary           2-2     [Dr. Gerö Cup]
  2.  5- 4-1936 Zürich         Switzerland       2-1
  3. 17- 5-1936 Roma           Austria           2-2
  4. 31- 5-1936 Budapest       Hungary           2-1
  5.  3- 8-1936 Berlin         USA               1-0     [Olympic Games]
  6.  7- 8-1936 Berlin         Japan             8-0     [Olympic Games]
  7. 10- 8-1936 Berlin         Norway            2-1     [Olympic Games]
  -. 15- 8-1936 Berlin         Austria Olympic   2-1     [Olympic Games]
  8. 25-10-1936 Milano         Switzerland       4-2     [Dr. Gerö Cup]
  9. 15-11-1936 Berlin         Germany           2-2
 10. 13-12-1936 Genova         Czechoslovakia    2-0

    Note that the final of the Olympics in 1936 involved the Austrian amateur
    side and is not considered a full international for Austria.

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