1954 FIFA World Cup
||May 9, 1953-April 3, 1954
||June 16-July 4, 1954
|← 1950 • other tournaments • 1958 →
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.