In a hypothetical world, who would have been European champions in 1936?

IT IS ONE of those discussions for a bored afternoon: before the European Cup got underway in 1955, who were the best teams in Europe?  “If only…” and “What if” debates are worthless in many ways, but in football, they do have some currency. After all, in the 1930s and right up to 1952, England, as a footballing nation, was in no doubt it was the best in the world. Then Mr Puskas of Hungary and teams like Real Madrid came along. In the 1930s, England’s absence from FIFA and the big stage (i.e. the new World Cup) meant it … Continue reading In a hypothetical world, who would have been European champions in 1936?