The defunct Intercontinental Cup

South American teams won the Cup 22 times, while Europeans did so on 21 occasions.

The defunct Intercontinental Cup


Official football matches between teams of different continents can be quite rare. Those events usually take place in pre-season friendlies. This can also happen in testimonial matches dedicated to a specific player or coach. However, all of those are unofficial contests. Regardless if a football match is considered as official or unofficial, the allows all its members to wager on them.


Prior to the creation of the FIFA Club World Cup, there was another tournament where the best teams from South America and Europe faced each other. This is the defunct Intercontinental Cup, which was a competition played between 1960 and 2004. Whenever great teams from different parts of the world face each other, make sure to place wagers on them on the 1xBet platform.

Beginnings of the competition

Before the 1960 Intercontinental Cup, which was its first edition, there were many matches between South American and European teams. Before another match of this magnitude takes place, it is possible to visit 1xBet bookmaker – play slot Uganda in hundreds of variations.


One particular example was when Real Madrid faced Brazilian club Vasco da Gama in a competition known as the Tournoi de Paris. This match was played on the 14th of June 1957, and the Brazilians won 4-3. The goals for Vasco were scored by:


  • Vavá;
  • Livinho;
  • and Valter;


On the other hand, Mateos, Di Stéfano and Kopa scored for Real Madrid. This event, plus the title obtained by Brazil in the 1958 FIFA World Cup, put South American football at the same level of European football. For this reason, the president of the Brazilian football association of the time, Joao Havelange, started to work. Specifically, he began negotiating with UEFA the possibility of making those matches something more regular and more formal. While waiting for another great football match, you can play slots on the 1xBet Uganda bookmaker website.

Lots of different winners

It was agreed that the winners of the UEFA Champions League and the Copa Libertadores would face each other in the Intercontinental Cup. These competitions can be wagered on at the website.



There were lots of teams who won the different editions of the Intercontinental Cup. Also, South American teams won the Cup 22 times, while Europeans did so on 21 occasions.

Many squads won the Cup on three different occasions. Some examples include Peñarol and Nacional from Uruguay. Also, other teams who did that were Boca Juniors, AC Milan and Real Madrid. The 1xBet website allows its members to make pre-match and live wagers on all the matches of those incredible football teams.



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