World Cup 1950

Format: 13 teams in four groups (two of four one of three and one of two) with the top team from each qualifying for the final round with the winner decided by a league basis.

Saturday 24th June 1950

Group 1: Brazil 4-0 Mexico (Rio de Janeiro)

Sunday 25th June 1950

Group 1: Yugoslavia 3-0 Switzerland (Belo Horizonte)

Group 2: England 2-0 Chile (Rio de Janeiro)

Group 2: Spain 3-1 USA (Curitiba)

Group 3: Sweden 3-2 Italy (Sao Paulo)

Wednesday 28th June 1950

Group 1: Brazil 2-2 Switzerland (Sao Paulo)

Group 1: Yugoslavia 4-1 Mexico (Porto Alegre)

Thursday 29th June 1950

Group 2: Spain 2-0 Chile (Rio de Janeiro)

Group 2: USA 1-0 England (Belo Horizante)

Group 3: Sweden 2-2 Paraguay (Curitiba)

Saturday 1st July 1950

Group 1: Brazil 2-0 Yugoslavia (Belo Horizante)

Sunday 2nd July 1950

Group 1: Switzerland 2-1 Mexico (Porto Alegre)

Group 2: Spain 1-0 England (Rio de Janeiro)

Group 2: Chile 5-2 USA (Recife)

Group 3: Italy 2-0 Paraguay (Sao Paulo)

Group 4: Uruguay 8-0 Bolivia (Belo Horizante)

Final Standings: Group 1: 1 Brazil (Q), 2 Yugoslavia, 3 Switzerland, 4 Mexico. Group 2: 1 Spain (Q), 2 England, 3 Chile, 4 USA. Group 3: 1 Sweden (Q), 2 Italy, 3 Paraguay. Group 4: 1 Uruguay (Q), 2 Bolivia.

Sunday 9th July 1950

Final Group: Uruguay 2-2 Spain (Sao Paulo)

Final Group: Brazil 7-1 Sweden (Rio de Janeiro)

Thursday 13th July 1950

Final Group: Brazil 6-1 Spain (Rio de Janeiro)

Final Group: Uruguay 3-2 Sweden (Sao Paulo)

Sunday 16th July 1950

Final Group: Sweden 3-1 Spain (Sao Paulo)

Final Group: Uruguay 2-1 Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)

Final Standings: Group Final: 1 Uruguay (winners), 2 Brazil (runners-up), 3 Sweden, 4 Spain.

Uruguay 2-3-5 Roque Maspoli – Matias Gonzalez, Eusebio Tejera – Schubert Gambetta, Obdulio Varela (c), Victor Rodriguez Andrade – Alcides Ghiggia, Julio Perez, Omar Oscar Miguez, Juan Schiaffino, Ruben Moran. Coach: Juan Lopez Fontana.

Brazil 2-3-5 Moacir Barbosa – Augusto (c), Juvenal – Jose Carlos Bauer, Danilo, Bigode – Friaca, Zizinho, Ademir, Jair, Chico. Coach: Flavio Costa.

Goals: 0-1 Friaca (Brazil) 47, 1-1 Schiaffino (Uruguay) 66, 2-1 Ghiggia (Uruguay) 79

Referee: George Reader (England)

Attendance: 199,854

Venue: Estadio Maracana (Rio de Janeiro)

Host Country: Brazil

Stadiums Used: Estadio dos Eucaliptos (Porto Alegre), Estadio Ilha do Retiro (Recife), Estadio Maracana (Rio de Janeiro), Estadio Pacaembu (Sao Paulo), Estadio Sete de Setemro (Belo Horizante), Estadio Vila Capanema (Curitiba)

Top Goalscorer: Ademir (Brazil) 8

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