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World Cup 1950




Qualifying rounds

GROUP A
Brazil
Mexico
Switzerland
Yugoslavia

GROUP B
England
Chile
United States
Spain

GROUP C
Sweden
Italy
Paraguay

GROUP D
Uruguay
Bolivia
 

FINAL POOL
Uruguay
Brazil
Sweden
Spain


DECISIVE MATCH
2
1
Uruguay
Brazil

 
 
 

 

Final Pool





Rio de Janeiro, July 3rd - Estadio Maracana
7 (3) BRAZIL
Ademir 17,36,51,64, Chico 39,87, Maneca 65
Barbosa, Augusto, Juvenal, Bauer, Danilo, Bigode, Maneca, Zizinho, Ademir, Jair, Chico.

1 (0) SWEDEN
Andersson (pen)57
Svensson, Samuelsson, E.Nilsson, Andersson, Nordahl, Gärd, Sundqvist, Palmer, Jeppson, Skoglund, S.Nilsson.
Referee: Arthur Ellis (England)
Attendance: 138.886
 
 

Sao Paulo, July 9th - Estadio Pacaembu
2 (2) SPAIN
Basora 39,41
Ramallets, Alonzo, Parra, J.Gonzalvo, M.Gonzalvo, Puchades, Basora, Igoa, Zarra, Molowny, Gainza.

2 (1) URUGUAY
Ghiggia 29, Varela 73
Maspoli, M.Gonzales, Tejera, J-C Gonzales, Varela, Andrade, Ghiggia, Perez, Miguez, Schiaffino, Vidal.
Referee: George Reader (England)
Attendance: 44.802
 
 

Rio de Janeiro, July 13th - Estadio Maracana
6 (3) BRAZIL
Ademir 15,57, Jair 21, Chico 29,55, Zizinho 67
Barbosa, Augusto, Juvenal, Bauer, Danilo, Bigode, Friaca, Zizinho, Ademir, Jair, Chico.

1 (0) SPAIN
Igoa 70
Ramallets, Alonzo, Parra, J.Gonzalvo, M.Gonzalvo, Puchades, Basora, Igoa, Zarra, Panizo, Gainza.
Referee: Reg Leafe (England)
Attendance: 152.772
 
 

Sao Paulo, July 13th - Estadio Pacaembu
3 (1) URUGUAY
Ghiggia 39, Miguez 77,85
Paz, M.Gonzales, Tejera, Gambetta, Varela, Andrade, Ghiggia, Perez, Miguez, Schiaffino, Vidal.

2 (2) SWEDEN
Palmer 5, Sundqvist 40
Svensson, Samuelsson, E.Nilsson, Andersson, Johansson, Gärd, Sundqvist, Palmer, Mellberg, Skoglund, Jönsson.
Referee: Giovanni Galeati (Italy)
Attendance: 7.987
 
 

Sao Paulo, July 16th - Estadio Pacaembu
3 (2) SWEDEN
Sundqvist 15, Mellberg 34, Palmer 80
Svensson, Samuelsson, E.Nilsson, Andersson, Johansson, Gärd, Sundqvist, Palmer, Mellberg, Rydell, Jönsson.

1 (0) SPAIN
Zarra 82
Eizaguirre, Asensi, Parra, Alonzo, Silva, Puchades, Basora, Hernandez, Zarra, Panizo, Juncosa.
Referee: Karel Van Der Meer (Holland)
Attendance: 11.227
 
 
 
 

NATION      P   W   D   L    Gls   Pts
Brazil      2   2   0   0   13-2     4
Uruguay     2   1   1   0    5-4     3
Sweden      3   1   0   2    6-11    2
Spain       3   0   1   2    4-11    1
Sweden secured bronze medals. Brazil needed only a draw to win the World Cup. Uruguay needed to win. Click here for the outcome!


 

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Juan Schiaffino - was one of the best players in the world in the 1950s and was instrumental as Uruguay against all odds managed to beat Brazil and win the World Cup. 



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