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World Cup 1954




Qualifying rounds

GROUP A
Brazil
Mexico
France
Yugoslavia

GROUP B
West Germany
Hungary
South Korea
Turkey

GROUP C
Austria
Scotland
Czechoslovakia
Uruguay

GROUP D
Belgium
Switzerland
Italy
England


QUARTERFINALS
7
5
Austria
Switzerland
4
2
Uruguay
England
4
2
Hungary
Brazil
2
0
West Germany
Yugoslavia
SEMIFINALS
4
2
Hungary
Uruguay
6
1
West Germany
Austria
BRONZEMATCH
3
1
Austria
Uruguay
FINAL
3
2
West Germany
Hungary

 
 
 
 
 
THE QUALIFICATION ROUNDS




              Participating countries    45    Total matches              57
              Total goals               208    Goals per game average   3.65




- WCQ GROUP 1 -
24.Jun 53 Oslo Norway 2-3 Saar 19.Aug 53 Oslo Norway 1-1 West Germany 11.Oct 53 Stuttgart West Germany 3-0 Saar 08.Nov 53 Saarbrücken Saar 0-0 Norway 22.Nov 53 Hamburg West Germany 5-1 Norway 28.Mar 54 Saarbrücken Saar 1-3 West Germany
P W D L Gls Pts 1.West Germany 4 3 1 0 12- 3 7 2.Saar 4 1 1 2 4- 8 3 3.Norway 4 0 2 2 4- 9 2
- WCQ GROUP 2 -
25.May 53 Helsinki Finland 2-4 Belgium 28.May 53 Stockholm Sweden 2-3 Belgium 05.Aug 53 Helsinki Finland 3-3 Sweden 16.Aug 53 Stockholm Sweden 4-0 Finland 23.Sep 53 Brussels Belgium 2-2 Finland 08.Oct 53 Brussels Belgium 2-0 Sweden
P W D L Gls Pts 1.Belgium 4 3 1 0 11- 6 7 2.Sweden 4 1 1 2 9- 8 3 3.Finland 4 0 2 2 7-13 2
- WCQ GROUP 3 -
03.Oct 53 Belfast Northern Ireland 1-3 Scotland 10.Oct 53 Cardiff Wales 1-4 England 04.Nov 53 Glasgow Scotland 3-3 Wales 11.Nov 53 Liverpool England 3-1 Northern Ireland 31.Mar 54 Wrexham Wales 1-2 Northern Ireland 03.Apr 54 Glasgow Scotland 2-4 England
P W D L Gls Pts 1.England 3 3 0 0 11- 4 6 2.Scotland 3 1 1 1 8- 8 3 3.Northern Ireland 3 1 0 2 4- 7 2 4.Wales 3 0 1 2 5- 9 1
- WCQ GROUP 4 -
20.Sep 53 Luxembourg Luxembourg 1-6 France 04.Oct 53 Dublin Rep. of Ireland 3-5 France 28.Oct 53 Dublin Rep. of Ireland 4-0 Luxembourg 25.Nov 53 Paris France 1-0 Rep. of Ireland 27.Dec 53 Paris France 8-0 Luxembourg 07.Mar 54 Luxembourg Luxembourg 0-1 Rep. of Ireland
P W D L Gls Pts 1.France 4 4 0 0 20- 4 8 2.Rep. of Ireland 4 2 0 2 8- 6 4 3.Luxembourg 4 0 0 4 1-19 0
- WCQ GROUP 5 -
27.Sep 53 Vienna Austria 9-1 Portugal 29.Nov 53 Lisbon Portugal 0-0 Austria
- WCQ GROUP 6 -
06.Jan 54 Madrid Spain 4-1 Turkey 14.Mar 54 Istanbul Turkey 1-0 Spain Play-off 17.Mar 54 Rome Turkey 2-2 Spain (Turkey qualified after drawing lots.)
- WCQ GROUP 7 -
Poland withdrew so Hungary had a walkover.
- WCQ GROUP 8 -
14.Jun 53 Prague Czechoslovakia 2-0 Romania 28.Jun 53 Bucharest Romania 3-1 Bulgaria 06.Sep 53 Sofia Bulgaria 1-2 Czechoslovakia 11.Oct 53 Sofia Bulgaria 1-2 Romania 25.Oct 53 Bucharest Romania 0-1 Czechoslovakia 08.Nov 53 Prague Czechoslovakia 0-0 Bulgaria
P W D L Gls Pts 1.Czechoslovakia 4 3 1 0 5- 1 7 2.Romania 4 2 0 2 5- 5 4 3.Bulgaria 4 0 1 3 3- 7 1
- WCQ GROUP 9 -
13.Nov 53 Cairo Egypt 1-2 Italy 24.Jan 54 Milan Italy 5-1 Egypt
- WCQ GROUP 10 -
09.May 53 Belgrade Yugoslavia 1-0 Greece 01.Nov 53 Athens Greece 1-0 Israel 08.Nov 53 Skopje Yugoslavia 1-0 Israel 07.Mar 54 Ramat Gan Israel 0-2 Greece 21.Mar 54 Ramat Gan Israel 0-1 Yugoslavia 28.Mar 54 Athens Greece 0-1 Yugoslavia
P W D L Gls Pts 1.Yugoslavia 4 4 0 0 4- 0 8 2.Greece 4 2 0 2 3- 2 4 3.Israel 4 0 0 4 0- 5 0
- WCQ GROUP 11 -
Peru withdrew. 14.Feb 54 Asunción Paraguay 4-0 Chile 21.Feb 54 Santiago Chile 1-3 Paraguay 28.Feb 54 Santiago Chile 0-2 Brazil 07.Mar 54 Asunción Paraguay 0-1 Brazil 14.Mar 54 Rio de Janeiro Brazil 1-0 Chile 21.Mar 54 Rio de Janeiro Brazil 4-1 Paraguay
P W D L Gls Pts 1.Brazil 4 4 0 0 8- 1 8 2.Paraguay 4 2 0 2 8- 6 4 3.Chile 4 0 0 4 1-10 0
- WCQ GROUP 12 -
19.Jul 53 Mexico City Mexico 8-0 Haiti 27.Dec 53 Port-au-Prince Haiti 0-4 Mexico 10.Jan 54 Mexico City Mexico 4-0 USA 14.Jan 54 Mexico City Mexico 3-1 USA 03.Apr 54 Port-au-Prince Haiti 2-3 USA 04.Apr 54 Port-au-Prince Haiti 0-3 USA
P W D L Gls Pts 1.Mexico 4 4 0 0 19- 1 8 2.USA 4 2 0 2 7- 9 4 3.Haiti 4 0 0 4 2-18 0
- WCQ GROUP 13 -
Taiwan withdrew. 07.Mar 54 Tokyo Japan 1-5 South Korea 14.Mar 54 Tokyo Japan 2-2 South Korea QUALIFIED FROM EUROPE: West Germany, Belgium, England, Scotland, France, Austria, Turkey, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Italy and Yugoslavia + Switzerland as host nation. QUALIFIED FROM SOUTH AMERICA: Brazil + Uruguay as defending champions. QUALIFIED FROM NORTH/CENTRAL AMERICA: Mexico QUALIFIED FROM ASIA: South Korea
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Sandor Kocsis - the center forward of the great Hungarian team which many thought would win the cup. they eventually had to settle for silver medals, but none could prevent Kocsis from winning the Golden Boot as topscorer on 11 goals. 



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