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World Cup 1962




Qualifying rounds

GROUP A
Soviet Union
Yugoslavia
Uruguay
Colombia

GROUP B
West Germany
Chile
Switzerland
Italy

GROUP C
Brazil
Czechoslovakia
Mexico
Spain

GROUP D
Hungary
England
Argentina
Bulgaria


QUARTERFINALS
2
1
Chile
Soviet Union
1
0
Yugoslavia
West Germany
3
1
Brazil
England
1
0
Czechoslovakia
Hungary
SEMIFINALS
4
2
Brazil
Chile
3
1
Czechoslovakia
Yugoslavia
BRONZEMATCH
1
0
Chile
Yugoslavia
FINAL
3
1
Brazil
Czechoslovakia


THE QUALIFICATION ROUNDS



              Participating countries    56    Total matches              92
              Total goals               325    Goals per game average   3.53



Europe

(UEFA Group 1)
19.Oct 60 Stockholm Sweden 2-0 Belgium 20.Nov 60 Brussels Belgium 2-4 Switzerland 20.May 61 Lausanne Switzerland 2-1 Belgium 28.May 61 Stockholm Sweden 4-0 Switzerland 04.Oct 61 Brussels Belgium 0-2 Sweden 29.Oct 61 Berne Switzerland 3-2 Sweden
P W D L Gls Pts 1.Sweden 4 3 0 1 10- 3 6 Switzerland 4 3 0 1 9- 9 6 3.Belgium 4 0 0 4 3-10 0
Play-off 12.Nov 61 Berlin Switzerland 2-1 Sweden
(UEFA Group 2)
25.Sep 60 Helsinki Finland 1-2 France 11.Dec 60 Paris France 3-0 Bulgaria 16.Jun 61 Helsinki Finland 0-2 Bulgaria 28.Sep 61 Paris France 5-1 Finland 29.Oct 61 Sofia Bulgaria 3-1 Finland 12.Nov 61 Sofia Bulgaria 1-0 France
P W D L Gls Pts 1.France 4 3 0 1 10- 3 6 Bulgaria 4 3 0 1 6- 4 6 3.Finland 4 0 0 4 3-12 0
Play-off 16.Dec 61 Milan Bulgaria 1-0 France
(UEFA Group 3)
26.Oct 60 Belfast Northern Ireland 3-4 West Germany 20.Nov 60 Athens Greece 0-3 West Germany 03.May 61 Athens Greece 2-1 Northern Ireland 10.May 61 Berlin West Germany 2-1 Northern Ireland 17.Oct 61 Belfast Northern Ireland 2-0 Greece 22.Oct 61 Hamburg West Germany 2-1 Greece
P W D L Gls Pts 1.West Germany 4 4 0 0 11- 5 8 2.Northern Ireland 4 1 0 3 7- 8 2 3.Greece 4 1 0 3 3- 8 2
(UEFA Group 4)
16.Apr 61 Budapest Hungary 2-0 East Germany 30.Apr 61 Rotterdam Netherlands 0-3 Hungary 14.May 61 Leipzig East Germany 1-1 Netherlands 10.Sep 61 Berlin East Germany 2-3 Hungary 01.Oct 61 Netherlands x-x East Germany (not played due to visa problems.) 22.Oct 61 Budapest Hungary 3-3 Netherlands
P W D L Gls Pts 1.Hungary 4 3 1 0 11- 5 7 2.Netherlands 3 0 2 1 4- 7 2 3.East Germany 3 0 1 2 3- 6 1
(UEFA Group 5)
01.Jun 61 Oslo Norway 0-1 Turkey 18.Jun 61 Moscow Soviet Union 1-0 Turkey 01.Jul 61 Moscow Soviet Union 5-2 Norway 23.Aug 61 Oslo Norway 0-3 Soviet Union 29.Oct 61 Ankara Turkey 2-1 Norway 12.Nov 61 Istanbul Turkey 1-2 Soviet Union
P W D L Gls Pts 1.Soviet Union 4 4 0 0 11- 3 8 2.Turkey 4 2 0 2 4- 4 4 3.Norway 4 0 0 4 3-11 0
(UEFA Group 6)
19.Oct 60 Luxembourg Luxembourg 0-9 England 19.Mar 61 Lisbon Portugal 6-0 Luxembourg 21.May 61 Lisbon Portugal 1-1 England 28.Sep 61 London England 4-1 Luxembourg 08.Oct 61 Luxembourg Luxembourg 4-2 Portugal 25.Oct 61 London England 2-0 Portugal
P W D L Gls Pts 1.England 4 3 1 0 16- 2 7 2.Portugal 4 1 1 2 9- 7 3 3.Luxembourg 4 1 0 3 5-21 2
(UEFA Group 7)
Sub-group A Romania withdrew so Italy had a walkover. Sub-group B 1st round 13.Nov 60 Nicosia Cyprus 1-1 Israel 27.Nov 60 Ramat Gan Israel 6-1 Cyprus 2nd round 14.Mar 61 Ramat Gan Israel 1-0 Ethiopia 19.Mar 61 Ramat Gan Ethiopia 2-3 Israel Play-off 15.Oct 61 Ramat Gan Israel 2-4 Italy 04.Nov 61 Turin Italy 6-0 Israel
(UEFA Group 8)
03.May 61 Glasgow Scotland 4-1 Rep. of Ireland 07.May 61 Dublin Rep. of Ireland 0-3 Scotland 14.May 61 Bratislava Czechoslovakia 4-0 Scotland 26.Sep 61 Glasgow Scotland 3-2 Czechoslovakia 08.Oct 61 Dublin Rep. of Ireland 1-3 Czechoslovakia 29.Oct 61 Prague Czechoslovakia 7-1 Rep. of Ireland
P W D L Gls Pts 1.Czechoslovakia 4 3 0 1 16- 5 6 Scotland 4 3 0 1 10- 7 6 3.Rep. of Ireland 4 0 0 4 3-17 0
Play-off 29.Nov 61 Brussels Czechoslovakia 4-2 Scotland [aet]
(UEFA Group 9)
19.Apr 61 Cardiff Wales 1-2 Spain 18.May 61 Madrid Spain 1-1 Wales Spain needed to playoff with the winner of Africa for one spot in the World Cup. 12.Nov 61 Casablanca Morocco 0-1 Spain 23.Nov 61 Madrid Spain 3-2 Morocco
(UEFA Group 10)
04.Jun 61 Belgrade Yugoslavia 2-1 Poland 25.Jun 61 Chorzów Poland 1-1 Yugoslavia Yugoslavia needed to playoff with the winner of Asia for one spot in the World Cup. 08.Oct 61 Belgrade Yugoslavia 5-1 South Korea 26.Nov 61 Seoul South Korea 1-3 Yugoslavia QUALIFIED FROM EUROPE: Switzerland, Bulgaria, West Germany, Hungary, Soviet Union, England, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Spain and Yugoslavia.

South America

(CONMEBOL Group 1)
04.Dec 60 Guayaquil Ecuador 3-6 Argentina 18.Dec 60 Buenos Aires Argentina 5-0 Ecuador
(CONMEBOL Group 2)
16.Jul 60 La Paz Bolivia 1-1 Uruguay 30.Jul 60 Montevideo Uruguay 2-1 Bolivia
(CONMEBOL Group 3)
30.Apr 61 Bogotá Colombia 1-0 Peru 07.May 61 Lima Peru 1-1 Colombia QUALIFIED FROM SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Uruguay and Colombia + Chile as host nation and Brazil as defending champions.

North/Central America & Paraguay

(CONCACAF First round)
Sub-group A 06.Nov 60 Los Angeles USA 3-3 Mexico 13.Nov 60 Mexico City Mexico 3-0 USA Sub-group B 21.Aug 60 San José Costa Rica 3-2 Guatemala 28.Aug 60 Guatemala Guatemala 4-4 Costa Rica 04.Sep 60 Tegucigalpa Honduras 2-1 Costa Rica 11.Sep 60 San José Costa Rica 5-0 Honduras 25.Sep 60 Tegucigalpa Honduras 1-1 Guatemala 02.Oct 60 Guatemala Guatemala x-x Honduras (Match abandoned at 0-2, no result given, but win awarded to Honduras by FIFA.)
P W D L Gls Pts 1.Costa Rica 4 2 1 1 13- 8 5 Honduras 4 2 1 1 3- 7 5 3.Guatemala 4 0 2 2 7- 8 2
Play-off 14.Jan 61 Guatemala Costa Rica 1-0 Honduras Sub-group C 02.Oct 60 Paramaribo Surinam 1-2 Dutch Antilles 27.Nov 60 Willemstad Dutch Antilles 0-0 Surinam
(CONCACAF Second round)
22.Mar 61 San José Costa Rica 1-0 Mexico 29.Mar 61 San José Costa Rica 6-0 Dutch Antilles 05.Apr 61 Mexico City Mexico 7-0 Dutch Antilles 12.Apr 61 Mexico City Mexico 4-1 Costa Rica 23.Apr 61 Willemstad Dutch Antilles 2-0 Costa Rica 21.May 61 Willemstad Dutch Antilles 0-0 Mexico
P W D L Gls Pts 1.Mexico 4 2 1 1 11- 2 5 2.Costa Rica 4 2 0 2 8- 6 4 3.Dutch Antilles 4 1 1 2 2-13 3
Mexico required to play off against Paraguay for one spot in the World Cup. 29.Oct 61 Mexico City Mexico 1-0 Paraguay 05.Nov 61 Asunción Paraguay 0-0 Mexico QUALIFIED FROM NORTH/CENTRAL AMERICA & PARAGUAY: Mexico

Africa

(CAF First round)
Sub-group A Sudan and Egypt both withdrew. Sub-group B 30.Oct 60 Casablanca Morocco 2-1 Tunisia 13.Nov 60 Tunis Tunisia 2-1 Morocco Play-off 22.Jan 61 Palermo Morocco 1-1 Tunisia (Morocco advance by drawing of lots.) [aet] Sub-group C 28.Aug 60 Accra Ghana 4-1 Nigeria 10.Sep 60 Lagos Nigeria 2-2 Ghana
(CAF Final round)
02.Apr 61 Accra Ghana 0-0 Morocco 28.May 61 Casablanca Morocco 1-0 Ghana Morocco needed to playoff with the winner of European Group 9 for one spot in the World Cup. 12.Nov 61 Casablanca Morocco 0-1 Spain 23.Nov 61 Madrid Spain 3-2 Morocco QUALIFIED FROM AFRICA: None

Asia

Indonesia withdrew. 06.Nov 60 Seoul South Korea 2-1 Japan 11.Jun 61 Tokyo Japan 0-2 South Korea South Korea needed to playoff with the winner of European Group 10 for one spot in the World Cup. 08.Oct 61 Belgrade Yugoslavia 5-1 South Korea 26.Nov 61 Seoul South Korea 1-3 Yugoslavia QUALIFIED FROM ASIA: None
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