August 22, 1937 Norway 1–3 Basque Country Oslo

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February 27th, 2018, 6:00 pm #1

 At the wikipediatext about the Basque Country national football team https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basque_Co ... tball_team I find that they played a match against Norway August 22nd 1937. This match is not listed as a full national nor a match by the B-team by the Norwegian Football Assosiation, nor do I find it in the Football lexica from 1948. Does anyone know what Norwegian national team it was and who played the match?
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February 27th, 2018, 6:08 pm #2

That would be the Arbeidernes Idrettsforbund selection, going by the discussion at an earlier topic.
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February 27th, 2018, 6:14 pm #3

Kaizeler wrote: That would be the Arbeidernes Idrettsforbund selection, going by the discussion at an earlier topic.
I cannot fint that match listed at http://www.rsssf.com/tablesn/noo-aif-intres.html either, that's what made it odd to me. Norwegian Football Lexica from 1948 also list the AIF-matches with the Norweigan line-ups, the match is not listed there either.
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February 27th, 2018, 6:23 pm #4

OisteinB wrote:
Kaizeler wrote: That would be the Arbeidernes Idrettsforbund selection, going by the discussion at an earlier topic.
I cannot fint that match listed at http://www.rsssf.com/tablesn/noo-aif-intres.html either, that's what made it odd to me. Norwegian Football Lexica from 1948 also list the AIF-matches with the Norweigan line-ups, the match is not listed there either.
According to the same wikipedia text a match against Norway AIF is played in Sarpsborg August 27th, Basque country won 3 to 2, but this isn't at the RSSSF page either
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February 28th, 2018, 9:15 am #5

From RSSSF:


22.08.1937 Oslo           Norway AIF         Basque Country         1-3      Bislett Stadion
27.08.1937 Sarpsborg      Østfold AIF        Basque Country         2-3      Sarpsborg Stadion  

29.08.1937 Copenhagen     Denmark DAI       Basque Country         1-11     Sundby Idrætspark

Norway AIF and Østfold AIF were selected from the Workers' Union, as was the Denmark DAI team.
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February 28th, 2018, 4:55 pm #6

TheRoonBa wrote: From RSSSF:


22.08.1937 Oslo           Norway AIF         Basque Country         1-3      Bislett Stadion
27.08.1937 Sarpsborg      Østfold AIF        Basque Country         2-3      Sarpsborg Stadion  

29.08.1937 Copenhagen     Denmark DAI       Basque Country         1-11     Sundby Idrætspark

Norway AIF and Østfold AIF were selected from the Workers' Union, as was the Denmark DAI team.
Tanks a lot, I didn't look at the RSSSF page about Basque (http://www.rsssf.com/tablesb/bask-intres.html). I guess they are not regarded as full AIF matches as long as they are not listed among the AIF international matches. 
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March 3rd, 2018, 11:57 am #7

It may be that the author of the AIF file did not consider the Basque Country to be a national team, so chose to exclude it  (possibly his own personal choice, or maybe the AIF had the same opinion).

The Basque wikipedia page is probably based on an older version of the RSSSF Basque file, which previously had opponent "Norway" on 22-08-1937, and opponent "Norway AIF" on 27-08-1937.

Has anybody tried a search in the Norwegian library archive?  (newspapers)
I tried just now but their whole website seems to be under maintenance.
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March 3rd, 2018, 12:25 pm #8

I'll look into it, but last time I tried (week ago) I didn't find anything. Seem like you might be right when it comes to the Basque country. I guess the AIF file is based on the list in the Norwegian Football Encyclopedia from 1948
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March 3rd, 2018, 1:17 pm #9

These matches must have been covered in the Norwegian press, surely.

I would offer to check Morgenbladet or Aftenposten but for some reason the British Library has quite large gaps in its Norwegian newspaper collection, with nothing for 1937.    Mind you Aftenposten has an online archive, if you have the money for it!
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March 5th, 2018, 5:10 pm #10

nfm24 wrote: These matches must have been covered in the Norwegian press, surely.

I would offer to check Morgenbladet or Aftenposten but for some reason the British Library has quite large gaps in its Norwegian newspaper collection, with nothing for 1937.    Mind you Aftenposten has an online archive, if you have the money for it!
Both matches are refered in Sarpsborg Arbeiderblad. The match against the Norwegian AIF national team is in  https://www.nb.no/items/ff457eb72a2c2ee ... earchText=, It doesnt say anything about the status of the match. A longer text about the match is in Sarpsborg Arbeiderblad. https://www.nb.no/items/f80f1d40c83bf78 ... earchText= This match is betwen the regional AIF team in Østfold county ant the Basque team, therefor not the National AIF team, this explains why it's not listed among the Norway AIF matches 
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