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Pequeña Copa del Mundo (Spanish: Small World Cup) was a tournament held in Venezuela between 1952 and 1957, with a single revival in 1963 and in 1965.[1] It was usually played by eight participants, half from Europe and half from South America.[1] On the European side, the Latin Cup may have initially been used as a qualifying tournament.[1] Nothing is known about the South American selection criteria.[1] The first edition was disputed by eventual winners Real Madrid, local team La Salle FC, Brazil's Botafogo and Colombia's Millonarios.[1] Millonarios, Corinthians and São Paulo would go on to win the next three editions, respectively, while Real Madrid and Barcelona would win the last two seasons in 1956 and 1957. After the early 1960s, the tournament rapidly lost status as the quality of the participants decreased.[1]

TitlesEdit

Year Winner Country
1952 Real Madrid 22x20px Spain
1953 Millonarios 22x20px Colombia
1954 Corinthians 22x20px Brazil
1955 São Paulo 22x20px Brazil
1956 Real Madrid 22x20px Spain
1957 FC Barcelona 22x20px Spain
1963 São Paulo FC 22x20px Brazil
1965 SL Benfica 22x20px Portugal

Notes and referencesEdit

ca:Petita Copa del Món es:Pequeña Copa del Mundo de Clubes fr:Petite coupe du monde des clubs it:Pequeña Copa del Mundo nl:Pequeña Copa del Mundo uz:Kichik Jahon kubogi (futbol) pt:Pequena Taça do Mundo ru:Малый Кубок мира

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