1950 FIFA World Cup

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1950 FIFA World Cup
Host Nation Brazil
Qualification Dates June 2, 1949-April 15, 1950
Tournament Dates June 24-July 16, 1950
Champion Spain
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The 1950 FIFA World Cup was the fourth edition of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football championship for senior men's national teams and held in Brazil. The planned 1942 and 1946 World Cups were cancelled due to World War II. This tournament ended the hiatus. Uruguay, who had won the inaugural competition in 1930 defeated in the four team group match final the host nation Brazil 2–1. This was the only tournament not decided by a one-match final. It was also the inaugural tournament where the trophy was referred to as the Jules Rimet Cup, to mark the 25th anniversary of Jules Rimet's presidency of FIFA.

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Stage Date Teams Venue
Qualifying September 8, 1949 Republic of Ireland vs. Finland Dalymount Park
Qualifying November 13, 1949 Republic of Ireland vs. Sweden Dalymount Park
Qualifying April 15, 1950 Scotland vs. England Hampden Park
1950 FIFA World Cup (Brazil) Countries
Champions Uruguay
Runners-up Brazil
Third Place Sweden
Fourth Place Spain
Group Stage England
Withdrew After Qualification Scotland
Non-Qualifiers Republic of Ireland
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