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Title: Italy and Yugoslavia on the Football Pitch 1925-1939
Authors: Grgić, Stipica
Keywords: ItalyYugoslaviaFootballSports DiplomacySoft PowerFederazione Italiana Giuoco CalcioJugoslavenski Nogometni Savez
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Stipica Grgić, "Italy and Yugoslavia on the Football Pitch 1925-1939" in: "Qualestoria. Rivista di storia contemporanea. XLIX, 1, Giugno 2021", EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, Trieste, 2021, pp. 207-224
Journal: Qualestoria. Rivista di storia contemporanea 
This paper examines three football matches played between the national teams of Italy and Yugoslavia during the 1920s and 1930s. It mostly explores articles published in the daily press in Italy and Yugoslavia concerning these matches and analyses the behaviour of players on the pitch, spectators in the stands and football associations’ officials, i.e. those who organized the matches and the activities that accompanied them. The matches played in Italy (Padua in 1925 and Genoa in 1938) and Yugoslavia (Belgrade in 1939) can be interpreted as three distinct times and places through which images of the “other” were created. Despite the often-strained relations shared between the Italian and Yugoslav states and occasional in-game tensions, all three games served a purpose. Among other things, they promoted a positive image of both countries.
Type: Article
ISSN: 0393-6082
DOI: 10.13137/0393-6082/32194
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internazionale
Appears in Collections:49/1 - Qualestoria. Rivista di storia contemporanea. XLIX, 1, Giugno 2021

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