A serious rupture has taken place in the affairs of the International Federation of Association Football and at the present time it looks as if two different associations will be formed. The rupture was caused by the refusal of Belgium, France, Luxembourg, England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales to resume international contests with Austria, German and Hungary. The associations of Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden are willing to play the teams ostracized by the Entente group. The United States Football Association and the South American members of the federation have not taken any definite action in the matter to date.
At the present time it looks as if another postponement will be necessary in the fourth round National Cup game scheduled for Saturday at Bethlehem Steel field between the Wanderers, of Philadelphia, and Bethlehem Steel. The field is covered with snow and ice and only an exceptional thaw will make the ground playable.