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Wonder if this butterflies away other such disasters in Britain (I'm thinking of the infamous Hillsborough tragedy, also caused by poor crowd control (1))A few minutes before this, in Manchester, at the United Football Ground, the Austrian and Swedish sides were getting ready to go out to the pitch. However, something began to happen to the structure of the stadium. The stadium was over capacity that day; while it could only hold 80,000 people, it estimated that roughly 120,000 people were in the stadium at that time. This over-capacity ended up being too much for the outer parts of the stadium, and sections of the roof in certain areas began to collapse. While the damage was initially minimal, the falling roof began to mash people together into a few spots, causing a multitude of injuries for those caught in the crush. Some audience members spilled into the stadium.
Um, yeah, the 1914 World Cup ain't going to happen because of, well, the First World War (I doubt that would be butterflied away, IMO)...The World Cup would still be held again in 1914, and new associations would still be accepted into FIFA for the time being, but things would remain turbulent at the Federation for a long while after this incident. The 1912 Olympics were right around the corner, and the tournament then would be as big as the World Cup, so FIFA began preparations for that event.
Woolfall would feel light headaches consistently for the rest of his tenure at FIFA.
B-b-b-but I did mention them!!! Look!!!:You left out the winners of the 1904 Summer Olympics!!! Bah!!! Just kidding.
1904, 1905 and 1906 – Preparation Matches and the Imperial Cup
Football did come to the Olympic Games again, but due to the nature of the St. Louis games, only 3 teams played; 2 American and 1 Canadian. The Canadian Galt F.C. beat out both American teams to take the gold medal. The only effect this really had was increase FIFA’s interest in North America.