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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 C




Solna, June 8th - Råsunda Stadion
3 (1) SWEDEN
Simonsson 17,64, Liedholm (pen)58
Svensson, Bergmark, Axbom, Liedholm, Gustavsson, Parling, Hamrin, Mellberg, Simonsson, Gren, Skoglund.

0 (0) MEXICO
Carbajal, Del Muro, Villegas, Portugal, Romo, Flores, Hernandez, Reyes, Calderon, Gutierrez, Sesma.
Referee: Nikolai Latychev (Soviet Union)
Attendance: 34.107
 
 

Sandviken, June 8th - Jernvallen
1 (1) HUNGARY
Bozsik 5
Grosics, Matrai, Sarosi, Bozsik, Sipos, Berendi, Sandor, Hidegkuti, Tichy, Bundzsak, Fenyvesi.

1 (1) WALES
J.Charles 27
Kelsey, Williams, Hopkins, Sullivan, M.Charles, Bowen, Webster, Medwin, J.Charles, Allchurch, Jones.
Referee: José Maria Codesal (Uruguay)
Attendance: 15.343
 
 

Solna, June 11th - Råsunda Stadion
1 (0) MEXICO
Belmonte 90
Carbajal, Del Muro, Cardenas, Belmonte, Romo, Flores, Gonzalez, Reyes, Blanco, Gutierrez, Sesma.

1 (1) WALES
Allchurch 30
Kelsey, Williams, Hopkins, Baker, M.Charles, Bowen, Webster, Medwin, J.Charles, Allchurch, Jones.
Referee: Leo Lemesic (Yugoslavia)
Attendance: 15.150
 
 

Solna, June 12th - Råsunda Stadion
2 (1) SWEDEN
Hamrin 34,56
Svensson, Bergmark, Axbom, Liedholm, Gustavsson, Parling, Hamrin, Mellberg, Simonsson, Gren, Skoglund.

1 (0) HUNGARY
Tichy 77
Grosics, Matrai, Sarosi, Bozsik, Sipos, Berendi, Sandor, Szojka, Tichy, Bundzsak, Fenyvesi.
Referee: Jack Mowat (Scotland)
Attendance: 38.850
 
 

Solna, June 15th - Råsunda Stadion
0 (0) SWEDEN
Svensson, Bergmark, Axbom, Börjesson, Gustavsson, Parling, Berndtsson, Selmonsson, Källgren, Löfgren, Skoglund.

0 (0) WALES
Kelsey, Williams, Hopkins, Sullivan, M.Charles, Bowen, Vernon, Hewitt, J.Charles, Allchurch, Jones.
Referee: Lucien Van Nuffel (Belgium)
Attendance: 29.800
 
 

Sandviken, June 15th - Jernvallen
4 (1) HUNGARY
Tichy 19,46, Sandor 54, Gonzalez (og)60
Ilku, Matrai, Sarosi, Kotasz, Sipos, Budai, Hidegkuti, Szojka, Tichy, Bencsics, Sandor.

0 (0) MEXICO
Carbajal, Del Muro, Cardenas, Belmonte, Sepulveda, Flores, Gonzalez, Reyes, Blanco, Gutierrez, Sesma.
Referee: A.Eriksson (Finland)
Attendance: 13.310
 
 

Play-off

Malmö, June 17th - Malmö Stadion
2 (0) WALES
Allchurch 55, Medwin 76
Kelsey, Williams, Hopkins, Sullivan, M.Charles, Bowen, Medwin, Hewitt, J.Charles, Allchurch, Jones.

1 (1) HUNGARY
Tichy 33
Grosics, Matrai, Sarosi, Bozsik, SiposSent off, Bencsics, Kotasz, Budai, Tichy, Bundzsak, Fenyvesi.
Referee: Nikolai Latychev (Soviet Union)
Attendance: 2.832
 
 
 
 

NATION       P   W   D   L   Gls   Pts
Sweden       3   2   1   0   5-1     5
Wales        3   0   3   0   2-2     3
Hungary      3   1   1   1   6-3     3
Mexico       3   0   1   2   1-8     1
Despite of having better goal difference, Hungary were eliminated because of losing to Wales 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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