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1958 FIFA World CupYear: 1958

Participants: 16

Countries: Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Czechoslovakia, England, France, Hungary, Mexico, Northern Ireland, Paraguay, Scotland, Sweden, USSR, West Germany, Wales, Yugoslavia

Championship: Brazil 5, Sweden 2

Top goal scorer: Just Fontaine, France (13)

The 1958 World Cup was the first for Brazil's Pele, who was just 17 years old at the time. Pele would play in three more World Cups, but it was his performance here that would put him on the path to becoming an international sports star. Pele didn't play in the first two games, but would still finish with six goals and lead Brazil to the championship.

In the quarterfinals against the Welsh, Pele scored what he would later call "the most important goal of my career" in a 1-0 victory for Brazil.

Against France in the semifinals, Pele scored three times within a 20-minute span of the second half and turned a 2-1 lead for Brazil into a 5-2 victory.

This World Cup is noteworthy for the emergence of the 4-2-4, courtesy of Brazil.

This was the first time all four United Kingdom teams -- England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland -- all qualified for the World Cup. This World Cup also marked the debut of the Soviet Union.

Just Fontaine had a remarkable World Cup for France. He scored four goals in a 6-3 triumph over West Germany in a consolation match and finished the tournament with 13 goals -- a record that still stands today.

Sweden was chosen to host the World Cup because of its neutrality. This was the largest World Cup ever, with 53 countries participating and all the continents represented. Only Cyprus, Turkey and Venezuela did not participate.

Argentina was ousted 6-1 by Czechoslovakia, and was greeted by an angry mob when they returned home.

World Cup Sweden 1958 Schedule and Results

Group 1 Results
Argentina vs Fed. Rep. of Ger. 1-3 (June 08, Malmoe FF)
Northern Ireland vs Czechoslovakia 1-0 (June 08, Orjans Vall)
Argentina vs Northern Ireland 3-1 (June 11, Orjans Vall)
Fed. Rep. of Ger. vs Czechoslovakia 2-2 (June 11, Olympia)
Fed. Rep. of Ger. vs Northern Ireland 2-2 (June 15, Malmoe FF)
Czechoslovakia vs Argentina 6-1 (June 15, Olympia)
Northern Ireland vs Czechoslovakia 2-1 A.E.T (June 17, Malmoe FF)
Group 1 Standing
Team GP W D L GS GC P
Fed. Rep. of Ger. 3 1 2 0 7 5 4
Czechoslovakia 4 1 1 2 9 6 3
Northern Ireland 4 2 1 1 6 6 3
Argentina 3 1 0 2 5 10 2

 

Group 2 Results
Yugoslavia vs Scotland 1-1 (June 08, Arosvallen)
France vs Paraguay 7-3 (June 08, Idrottsparken)
Yugoslavia vs France 3-2 (June 11, Arosvallen)
Paraguay vs Scotland 3-2 (June 11, Idrottsparken)
Paraguay vs Yugoslavia 3-3 (June 15, Tunavallen)
France vs Scotland 2-1 (June 15, Eyravallen)
Group 2 Standing
Team GP W D L GS GC P
France 3 2 0 1 11 7 4
Yugoslavia 3 1 2 0 7 6 4
Paraguay 3 1 1 1 9 12 3
Scotland 3 0 1 2 4 6 1

 

Group 3 Results
Sweden vs Mexico 3-0 (June 08, Råsunda)
Hungary vs Wales 1-1 (June 08, Järnvallen)
Mexico vs Wales 1-1 (June 11, Råsunda)
Sweden vs Hungary 2-1 (June 12, Råsunda)
Sweden vs Wales 0-0 (June 15, Råsunda)
Hungary vs Mexico 4-0 (June 15, Järnvallen)
Wales vs Hungary 2-1 (June 17, Råsunda)
Group 3 Standing
Team GP W D L GS GC P
Sweden 3 2 1 0 5 1 5
Hungary 4 1 1 2 7 5 3
Wales 4 1 3 0 4 3 3
Mexico 3 0 1 2 1 8 1

 

Group 4 Results
Soviet Union vs England 2-2 (June 08, Nya Ullevi)
Brazil vs Austria 3-0 (June 08, Rimnersvallen)
Soviet Union vs Austria 2-0 (June 11, Ryavallen)
Brazil vs England 0-0 (June 11, Nya Ullevi)
England vs Austria 2-2 (June 15, Ryavallen)
Brazil vs Soviet Union 2-0 (June 15, Nya Ullevi)
Soviet Union vs England 1-0 (June 17, Nya Ullevi)
Group 4 Standing
Team GP W D L GS GC P
Brazil 3 2 1 0 5 0 5
Soviet Union 4 2 1 1 5 4 5
England 4 0 3 1 4 5 3
Austria 3 0 1 2 2 7 1

 

Quarter-Final
France vs Northern Ireland 4-0 (June 19, Idrottsparken)
Brazil vs Wales 1-0 (June 19, Nya Ullevi)
Sweden vs Soviet Union 2-0 (June 19, Råsunda)
Fed. Rep. of Ger. vs Yugoslavia 1-0 (June 19, Malmoe FF)

 

Semi-Final
Brazil vs France 5-2 (June 24, Råsunda)
Sweden vs Fed. Rep. of Ger. 3-1 (June 24, Nya Ullevi)

 

3rd. / 4th. Placing
France vs Fed. Rep. of Ger. 6-3 (June 28, Nya Ullevi)

 

Final
Brazil vs Sweden 5-2 (June 29, Råsunda)

 

Statistics:
World Cup Champions: Brazil
Runners Up: Sweden
Highest Scoring Game: France vs. Paraguay 7-3 (Group 2)
Total Goals Scored: 126
Av. Goals Per Match: 3.6
Top Scorer: Just Fontaine, France-13 Goals
Best Scorers in 1 game: Just Fontaine, France-4 Goals
Highest Attendance: 50.000 (Brazil-Soviet Union, Group 4)
Total Attendance: 832,078
Average Attendance: 23,773
Debut Appearance: Soviet Union, Northern Ireland, Wales
Stadiums Used: Malmoe FF, Idrottsparken, Tunavallen, Tunavallen, Nya Ullevi, Rimnersvallen, Arosvallen, Orjans Vall, Eyravallen, Järnvallen, Råsunda, Ryavallen

 


Hosts Brazil continue to head the betting for the 2014 World Cup finals, best price 9/2 to win their sixth World Cup and their first as the host nation. Argentina are also well fancied whilst reigning champions Spain are slightly on the drift following Barcelona and Real Madrid's defeats at the semi-final stage of the Champions League to German opposition, with Germany now around 11/2 with the bookies as a result.

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Ends: 2014-07-13:00.000

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