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World Cup 1958




Qualifying rounds

GROUP A
Northern Ireland
Czechoslovakia
West Germany
Argentina

GROUP B
Yugoslavia
Scotland
France
Paraguay

GROUP C
Sweden
Mexico
Hungary
Wales

GROUP D
Brazil
Austria
England
Soviet Union


 


QUARTERFINALS
1
0
West Germany
Yugoslavia
2
0
Sweden
Soviet Union
4
0
France
Northern Ireland
1
0
Brazil
Wales
SEMIFINALS
3
1
Sweden
West Germany
5
2
Brazil
France

BRONZEMATCH
6
3
France
West Germany
FINAL
5
2
Brazil
Sweden

 
Group A





Halmstad, June 8th - Örjans Vall
1 (1) NORTHERN IRELAND
Cush 20
Gregg, Keith, McMichael, Blanchflower, Cunningham, Peacock, Bingham, Cush, Dougan, McIlroy, McParland.

0 (0) CZECHOSLOVAKIA
Dolejsi, Mraz, Novak, Pluskal, Cadek, Masopust, Hovorka, Dvorak, Borovicka, Hartl, Kraus.
Referee: Eric Seipelt (Austria)
Attendance: 10.647
 
 

Malmö, June 8th - Malmö Stadion
3 (2) WEST GERMANY
Rahn 32,89, Seeler 42
Herkenrath, Stollenwerk, Juskowiak, Eckel, Erhardt, Szymaniak, Rahn, Walter, Seeler, Schmidt, Schäfer.

1 (1) ARGENTINA
Corbatta 3
Carrizo, Lombardo, Vairo, Rossi, Dellacha, Varacka, Corbatta, Prado, Menendez, Rojas, Cruz.
Referee: Reg Leafe (England)
Attendance: 31.156
 
 

Halmstad, June 11th - Örjans Vall
3 (1) ARGENTINA
Corbatta (pen)38, Menendez 55, Avio 60
Carrizo, Lombardo, Vairo, Rossi, Dellacha, Varacka, Corbatta, Avio, Menendez, Labruna, Boggio.

1 (1) NORTHERN IRELAND
McParland 3
Gregg, Keith, McMichael, Blanchflower, Cunningham, Peacock, Bingham, Cush, Coyle, McIlroy, McParland.
Referee: Sten Ahlner (Sweden)
Attendance: 14.174
 
 

Hälsingborg, June 11th - Olympia
2 (0) WEST GERMANY
Schäfer 60, Rahn 70
Herkenrath, Stollenwerk, Juskowiak, Schnellinger, Erhardt, Szymaniak, Rahn, Walter, Seeler, Klodt, Schäfer.

2 (2) CZECHOSLOVAKIA
Dvorak (pen)22, Zikan 43
Dolejsi, Mraz, Novak, Pluskal, Popluhar, Masopust, Hovorka, Dvorak, Molnar, Feureisl, Zikan.
Referee: Arthur Ellis (England)
Attendance: 25.000
 
 

Malmö, June 15th - Malmö Stadion
2 (1) WEST GERMANY
Rahn 20, Seeler 80
Herkenrath, Stollenwerk, Juskowiak, Eckel, Erhardt, Szymaniak, Rahn, Walter, Seeler, Klodt, Schäfer.

2 (1) NORTHERN IRELAND
McParland 17,58
Gregg, Keith, McMichael, Blanchflower, Cunningham, Peacock, Bingham, Cush, Casey, McIlroy, McParland.
Referee: Joaquim Campos (Portugal)
Attendance: 21.990
 
 

Hälsingborg, June 15th - Olympia
6 (3) CZECHOSLOVAKIA
Dvorak 8, Zikan 17,40, Feureisl 69, Hovorka 82,89
Dolejsi, Mraz, Novak, Popluhar, Masopust, Hovorka, Dvorak, Borovicka, Molnar, Feureisl, Zikan.

1 (0) ARGENTINA
Corbatta (pen)65
Carrizo, Lombardo, Vairo, Rossi, Dellacha, Varacka, Corbatta, Avio, Menendez, Labruna, Cruz.
Referee: Arthur Ellis (England)
Attendance: 16.418
 
 

Play-off

Malmö, June 17th - Malmö Stadion
After extra time
2 (1) NORTHERN IRELAND
McParland 44,110
Uprichard, Keith, McMichael, Blanchflower, Cunningham, Peacock, Bingham, Cush, Scott, McIlroy, McParland.

1 (1) CZECHOSLOVAKIA
Zikan 19
Dolejsi, Mraz, Novak, BubernikSent off, Popluhar, Masopust, Zikan, Dvorak, Borovicka, Feureisl, Molnar.
Referee: Maurice Guigue (France)
Attendance: 6.196
 
 
 
 

NATION            P   W   D   L   Gls   Pts
West Germany      3   1   2   0   7-5     4
Northern Ireland  3   1   1   1   4-5     3
Czechoslovakia    3   1   1   1   8-4     3
Argentina         3   1   0   2   5-10    2
Despite of having better goal difference, Czechoslovakia were eliminated because of losing to Northern Ireland in the decisive play-off match. Teams on equal points had to play an extra match to decide who was going through to the quarterfinals. Goal difference didn't count in 1958.

 

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