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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

 
 
 

 

THE QUALIFICATION ROUNDS



              Participating countries    34    Total matches              26
              Total goals               121    Goals per game average   4.65




- WCQ GROUP 1 -
01.Oct 49 Belfast Northern Ireland 2-8 Scotland 15.Oct 49 Cardiff Wales 1-4 England 09.Nov 49 Glasgow Scotland 2-0 Wales 16.Nov 49 Manchester England 9-2 Northern Ireland 08.Mar 50 Wrexham Wales 0-0 Northern Ireland 15.Apr 50 Glasgow Scotland 0-1 England
P W D L Gls Pts 1.England 3 3 0 0 14- 3 6 2.Scotland 3 2 0 1 10- 3 4 3.Wales 3 0 1 2 1- 6 1 4.Northern Ireland 3 0 1 2 4-17 1
Scotland qualified but then declined to go. France invited, accepted, but declined after seeing their travelling schedule during the World Cup.
- WCQ GROUP 2 -
1st round 20.Nov 49 Ankara Turkey 7-0 Syria 2nd round Austria withdrew, Turkey had a walkover, but withdrew also. Portugal invited, but declined.
- WCQ GROUP 3 -
1st round 21.Aug 49 Belgrade Yugoslavia 6-0 Israel 18.Sep 49 Tel Aviv Israel 2-5 Yugoslavia 2nd round 09.Oct 49 Belgrade Yugoslavia 1-1 France 30.Oct 49 Paris France 1-1 Yugoslavia Play-off 11.Dec 49 Florence Yugoslavia 3-2 France [aet]
- WCQ GROUP 4 -
1st round 26.Jun 49 Zürich Switzerland 5-2 Luxembourg 18.Sep 49 Luxembourg Luxembourg 2-3 Switzerland 2nd round Belgium withdrew so Switzerland had a walkover.
- WCQ GROUP 5 -
02.Jun 49 Stockholm Sweden 3-1 Rep. of Ireland 08.Sep 49 Dublin Rep. of Ireland 3-0 Finland 02.Oct 49 Malmö Sweden 8-1 Finland 09.Oct 49 Helsinki Finland 1-1 Rep. of Ireland 13.Nov 49 Dublin Rep. of Ireland 1-3 Sweden Finland withdrew, FIFA declared their matches friendlies.
P W D L Gls Pts 1.Sweden 3 3 0 0 14- 3 6 2.Rep. of Ireland 4 1 1 2 6- 7 3 3.Finland 3 0 1 2 2-12 1
- WCQ GROUP 6 -
02.Apr 50 Madrid Spain 5-1 Portugal 09.Apr 50 Lisbon Portugal 2-2 Spain
- WCQ GROUP 7 -
Argentina withdrew so Chile and Bolivia had walkovers.
- WCQ GROUP 8 -
Peru and Ecuador withdrew so Uruguay and Paraguay had walkovers.
- WCQ GROUP 9 -
04.Sep 49 Mexico City USA 0-6 Mexico 11.Sep 49 Mexico City Mexico 2-0 Cuba 14.Sep 49 Mexico City Cuba 1-1 USA 18.Sep 49 Mexico City Mexico 6-2 USA 21.Sep 49 Mexico City USA 5-2 Cuba 25.Sep 49 Mexico City Cuba 0-3 Mexico
P W D L Gls Pts 1.Mexico 4 4 0 0 17- 2 8 2.USA 4 1 1 2 8-15 3 3.Cuba 4 0 1 3 3-11 1
- WCQ GROUP 10 -
1st round Burma withdrew so India had a walkover. Philippines and Indonesia withdrew. 2nd round India had a walkover, qualified, but withdrew because their barefooted players would have to wear boots at the World Cup. QUALIFIED FROM EUROPE: England, Yugoslavia, Switzerland, Sweden and Spain + Italy as defending champions. QUALIFIED FROM SOUTH AMERICA: Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay and Paraguay + Brazil as host nation. QUALIFIED FROM NORTH/CENTRAL AMERICA: Mexico and USA.
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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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