World Cup 1954

Format: 16 teams in four groups of four playing only two games with the top two teams from each qualifying for the Quarter Finals before the Semi Finals and Final.

Wednesday 16th June 1954

Group 1: Brazil 5-0 Mexico (Geneva)

Group 1: Yugoslavia 1-0 France (Lausanne)

Group 3: Uruguay 2-0 Czechoslovakia (Bern)

Group 3: Austria 1-0 Scotland (Zurich)

Thursday 17th June 1954

Group 4: Switzerland 2-1 Italy (Lausanne)

Group 2: West Germany 4-1 Turkey (Bern)

Group 2: Hungary 9-0 South Korea (Zurich)

Group 4: England 4-4 Belgium (Basel) aet

Saturday 19th June 1954

Group 3: Uruguay 7-0 Scotland (Basel)

Group 3: Austria 5-0 Czechoslovakia (Zurich)

Group 1: Brazil 1-1 Yugoslavia (Lausanne) aet

Group 1: France 3-2 Mexico (Geneva)

Sunday 20th June 1954

Group 2: Hungary 8-3 West Germany (Basel)

Group 2: Turkey 7-0 South Korea (Geneva)

Group 4: Italy 4-1 Belgium (Lugano)

Group 4: England 2-0 Switzerland (Bern)

Wednesday 23rd June 1954

Group 2 Playoff: West Germany 7-2 Turkey (Zurich)

Group 4 Playoff: Switzerland 4-1 Italy (Basel)

Final Standings: Group 1: 1 Brazil (Q), 2 Yugoslavia (Q), 3 France, 4 Mexico. Group 2: 1 Hungary (Q), 2 West Germany (Q), 3 Turkey, 4 South Korea. Group 3: 1 Uruguay (Q), 2 Austria (Q), 3 Czechoslovakia, 4 Scotland. Group 4: 1 England (Q), 2 Switzerland (Q), 3 Italy, 4 Belgium.

Saturday 26th June 1954

Quarter Finals: Austria 7-5 Switzerland (Lausanne)

Quarter Finals: Uruguay 4-2 England (Basel)

Sunday 27th June 1954

Quarter Finals: West Germany 2-0 Yugoslavia (Geneva)

Quarter Finals: Hungary 4-2 Brazil (Bern)

Wednesday 30th June 1954

Semi Finals: West Germany 6-1 Austria (Basel)

Semi Finals: Hungary 4-2 Uruguay (Lausanne) aet

Saturday 3rd July 1954

Third/Fourth Playoff: Austria 3-1 Uruguay (Zurich)

Sunday 4th July 1954

Final: West Germany 3-2 Hungary (Bern)

West Germany 3-4-3 Toni Turek – Josef Posipal, Werner Liebrich, Werner Kohlmeyer – Horst Eckel, Karl Mai, Max Morlock, Fritz Walter (c) – Helmut Rahn, Ottmar Walter, Hans Schafer. Coach: Sepp Herberger.

Hungary 3-2-5 Gyula Grosics – Jeno Buzanszky, Gyula Lorant, Mihaly Lantos – Jozsef Bozsik, Jozsef Zakarias – Zoltan Czibor, Sandor Kocsis, Nandor Hidegkuti, Ferenc Puscas (c), Mihaly Toth. Coach: Gusztav Sebes.

Goals: 0-1 Puskas (Hungary) 6, 0-2 Czibor (Hungary) 8, 1-2 Morlock (West Germany) 10, 2-2 Rahn (West Germany) 18, 3-2 Rahn (West Germany) 84

Referee: William Ling (England)

Attendance: 62,500

Venue: Wankdorf Stadium (Bern)

Host Country: Switzerland

Stadiums Used: Charmilles Stadium (Geneva), Cornaredo Stadium (Lugano), Hardturm Stadium (Zurich), Stade Olimpique de la Pontaise (Lausanne), St. Jakob Stadium (Basel), Wankdorf Stadium (Bern)

Top Goalscorer: Sandor Kocsis (Hungary) 11

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