World Cup 1958

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

Sunday 8th June 1958

Group 1: Argentina 1-3 West Germany (Malmo)

Group 1: Northern Ireland 1-0 Czechoslovakia (Halmstad)

Group 2: France 7-3 Paraguay (Norrkoping)

Group 2: Yugoslavia 1-1 Scotland (Vasteras)

Group 3: Sweden 3-0 Mexico (Solna)

Group 3: Hungary 1-1 Wales (Sandviken)

Group 4: Brazil 3-0 Austria (Uddevalla)

Group 4: Soviet Union 2-2 England (Gothenburg)

Wednesday 11th June 1958

Group 1: West Germany 2-2 Czechoslovakia (Helsingborg)

Group 1: Argentina 3-1 Northern Ireland (Halmstad)

Group 2: Yugoslavia 3-2 France (Vasteras)

Group 2: Paraguay 3-2 Scotland (Norrkoping)

Group 3: Mexico 1-1 Wales (Solna)

Group 4: Brazil 0-0 England (Gothenburg)

Group 4: Soviet Union 2-0 Austria (Boras)

Thursday 12th June 1958

Group 3: Sweden 2-1 Hungary (Solna)

Sunday 15th June 1958

Group 1: West Germany 2-2 Northern Ireland (Malmo)

Group 1: Czechoslovakia 6-1 Argentina (Helsingborg)

Group 2: France 2-1 Scotland (Orebro)

Group 2: Paraguay 3-3 Yugoslavia (Eskilstuna)

Group 3: Sweden 0-0 Wales (Solna)

Group 3: Hungary 4-0 Mexico (Sandviken)

Group 4: England 2-2 Austria (Boras)

Group 4: Brazil 2-0 Soviet Union (Gothenburg)

Tuesday 17th June 1958

Group 1 Playoff: Northern Ireland 2-1 Czechoslovakia (Malmo) aet

Group 3 Playoff: Wales 2-1 Hungary (Solna)

Group 4 Playoff: Soviet Union 1-0 England (Gothenberg)

Final Standings: Group 1: 1 West Germany (Q), 2 Northern Ireland (Q), 3 Czechoslovakia, 4 Argentina. Group 2: 1 France (Q), 2 Yugoslavia (Q), 3 Paraguay, 4 Scotland. Group 3: 1 Sweden (Q), 2 Wales (Q), 3 Hungary, 4 Mexico. Group 4: 1 Brazil (Q), 2 Soviet Union (Q), 3 England, 4 Austria.

Thursday 19th June 1958

Quarter Finals: Brazil 1-0 Wales (Gothenburg)

Quarter Finals: France 4-0 Northern Ireland (Norrkoping)

Quarter Finals: Sweden 2-0 Soviet Union (Solna)

Quarter Finals: West Germany 1-0 Yugoslavia (Malmo)

Tuesday 24th June 1958

Semi Finals: Brazil 5-2 France (Solna)

Semi Finals: Sweden 3-1 West Germany (Gothenburg)

Saturday 28th June 1958

Third/Fourth Playoff: France 6-3 West Germany (Gothenburg)

Sunday 29th June 1958

Final: Brazil 5-2 Sweden (Solna)

Brazil 4-2-4 Gilmar – Djalma Santos, Orlando, Hilderaldo Bellini (c), Nilton Santos- Zito, Didi – Garrincha, Vava, Pele, Mario Zagallo. Coach: Vicente Feola.

Sweden 4-1-4-1 Kalle Svensson – Orvar Bergmark, Sigge Parling, Bengt Gustavsson, Sven Axbom – Reino Borjesson – Kurt Hamin, Gunnar Gren, Nils Liedholm (c), Lennart Skoglund – Agne Simonsson. Coach: George Raynor.

Goals: 0-1 Liedholm (Sweden) 4, 1-1 Vava (Brazil) 9, 2-1 Vava (Brazil) 32, 3-1 Pele (Brazil) 55, 4-1 Zagallo (Brazil) 68, 4-2 Simonsson (Sweden) 80, 5-2 Pele (Brazil) 90

Referee: Maurice Guigue (France)

Attendance: 49,737

Venue: Rasunda Stadium (Solna)

Host Country: Sweden

Stadiums Used: Arosvallen (Vasteras), Eyravallen (Orebo), Idrottsparken (Norrkoping), Jernvallen (Sandviken), (Malmo Stadion (Malmo), Olimpiastadion (Helsingborg), Orjans Vall (Halmstad), Rasunda Stadium (Solna), Rimnersvallen (Uddevalla), Ryavallen (Boras), (Tunavallen (Eskilstuna), Ullevi Stadium (Gothenburg)

Top Goalscorer: Just Fontaine (France) 13

Back to list of World Cup Finals