1954 FIFA World Cup

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1954 FIFA World Cup
Host Nation Switzerland
Qualification Dates May 9, 1953-April 3, 1954
Tournament Dates June 16-July 4, 1954
Champion West Germany
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The 1954 FIFA World Cup was the fifth edition of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football tournament for senior men's national teams of the nations affiliated to FIFA. It was held in Switzerland from June 16 to July 4. Switzerland was selected as the host country in July 1946. At the tournament several all-time records for goal-scoring were set, including the highest average number of goals scored per game. The tournament was won by West Germany, who defeated Hungary 3-2 in the final, their first World Cup title.

Publications

Programs
Stage Date Teams Venue
Qualifying November 4, 1953 Scotland vs. Wales Hampden Park
Qualifying November 25, 1953 France vs. Republic of Ireland Parc des Princes
Tournament June 16-July 4, 1954 all Switzerland
1954 FIFA World Cup (Switzlerand) Countries
Champions West Germany
Runners-up Hungary
Third Place Austria
Fourth Place Uruguay
Quarterfinals England
Group Stage France • Scotland
Non-Qualifiers Northern Ireland • Republic of Ireland • Wales
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