A tournament played in preparation for the 1948 Olympic games, titled "Amateur Triangular Tournament" NETHERLANDS 2 0 0 6-2 4 ENGLAND 1 0 1 4-6 2 LUXEMBOURG 0 0 2 1-3 0 26.3.1948 Ilford ENGLAND 2-1 LUXEMBOURG Goals: Rawlings, Hardisty pen / Schammel 38' (0-1 HT) Eng: J.J. Wilson (Barking); C.R. Neale (Walton and Hersham), E. Childs (Leytonstone); J.R. 'Bob' Hardisty (Bishop Auckland), J. Paviour (Leytonstone) [c], E.G. Fright (Bromley); R.W. 'Roy' Stroud (Hendon), A.L. Hopper (Bromley), H.J. 'Harry' McIlvenny (Yorkshire Amateur), J. Rawlings (Enfield), L. Joseph (Leytonstone). Lux: Bernard Michaux; Nicolas Pauly, Jean Feller; Robert 'Alphonse' Feyder, Vic Feller [c], Fernand Guth; Jean Becker, Jean-Pierre Kremer, Nicolas Kettel, Fernand Schammel, Victor Braas. Ref: G. Clark (England). Note: It is also reported that Jean Luciani played instead of Braas, and that Kettel scored the goal for Luxembourg. 27.3.1948 Dulwich NETHERLANDS 1-0 LUXEMBOURG Goal: Rinus Terlouw Neth: Wim Landman (Neptunus); Piet Spel (DWS), Jeu van Bun (MVV); Paul Fanger (DWS), Rinus Terlouw (DCV), Henk Temming (DOS); Cock van der Tuyn (Hermes-DVS), Rinus Schaap ('t Gooi), Han Engelsman (Quick N), Kees Rijvers (NAC), Mick Clavan (ADO). Lux: Bernard Michaux; Nicolas Pauly, Jean Feller; Robert 'Alphonse' Feyder, Vic Feller [c], Léon Schumacher; Camille Wagner, Jean Becker, Jean-Pierre Kremer, Marcel Rewenig, Fernand Schammel. Ref: Ling (England) 29.3.1948 Dulwich ENGLAND 2-5 NETHERLANDS Noble pen, McIlvenny / van der Tuyn x2, Schaap , Engelsman x2 (0-3 HT) Eng: J.J. Wilson (Barking); G. Wheeler (Barnet), E. Childs (Leytonstone); J.R. Hardisty (Bishop Auckland), J. Paviour (Leytonstone), E. Fright (Bromley); A.H. Hopper (Bromley), A. Noble (Leytonstone), H.J. McIlvenny (Yorkshire Amateur), J. Rawlings (Enfield), L. Joseph (Leytonstone). Neth: W. 'Wim' Landman (Neptunus); W.M. 'Jeu' van Bun (MVV), M. 'Rinus' Terlouw (DCV); P.J. 'Paul' Fanger (DWS), A.J. 'Jos' Beenhakkers (NAC), C.H. 'Henk' Temming (DOS); H.H. 'Han' Engelsman (Quick N), C.B. 'Kees' Rijvers (NAC), C. 'Cock' van der Tuyn (Hermes-DVS), M. 'Rinus' Schaap ('t Gooi), M. 'Mick' Clavan (ADO). The matches are not considered official full internationals by any of the three countries. However, the Netherlands (who played this tournament as Netherlands B) and Luxembourg teams consisted of virtually the same personnel that played full internationals in this period and at the Olympic Games in 1948, and the England team included several players who featured in the Great Britain (amateur) team at the Olympics. The matches at the Olympics 1948 are considered official full internationals by the KNVB (despite the opposition in one match being Great Britain Amateurs), so it is perhaps inconsistent that the matches from this amateur triangular tournament are not considered official.
Many thanks to Evert Vermeer for additional data, in particular the line-up of the Netherlands against Luxembourg
Sources: "The Times", http://webplaza.pt.lu/~funar58/, KNVB
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