world cup 1938

The Football Association of Wales, alongside the Football Association, Irish Football Association, Scottish Football Association, withdrew from FIFA in 1928 over disagreements with regards to the amateur status of international football.

At the 1937 International Football Association Board annual general meeting held in Llandudno, the FIFA representatives, Dr P. J. Bauwens and Mr H. Delaunay once more made representations to the four British Associations, inviting them to participte in the 1938 World Cup in France. The issue was minuted as being left to the individual Associations to decide, however none of the four nations took up FIFA's invitation.