1958 FIFA World Cup

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1958 FIFA World Cup
Host Nation Sweden
Qualification Dates September 30, 1956-January 15, 1958
Tournament Dates June 8-29, 1958
Champion Brazil
1954 • other tournaments • 1962


The 1958 FIFA World Cup was the sixth FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial football tournament for men's senior national teams, and was played in Sweden. It was the first FIFA World Cup to be played in a Nordic country. Brazil beat Sweden 5-2 in the final in the Stockholm suburb of Solna to claim their first title. The tournament also marked the arrival of a then 17-year-old Pelé on the world stage.

Publications

Programs
Stage Date Teams Venue
Qualifying December 5, 1956 England vs. Denmark Molineux Stadium
Qualifying May 1, 1957 Wales vs. Czechoslovakia Ninian Park
Qualifying May 19, 1957 Republic of Ireland vs. England Dalymount Park
Qualifying February 5, 1958 Wales vs. Israel Ninian Park
Group June 8, 1958 Hungary vs. Wales Jernvallen
Group June 8, 1958 Sweden vs. Mexico Råsunda Stadium
Group June 8, 1958 Soviet Union vs. England Ullevi
Group June 11, 1958 Brazil vs. England Ullevi
Group June 11, 1958 Argentina vs. Northern Ireland Örjans Vall
Group June 15, 1958 Hungary vs. Mexico Jernvallen
Group June 15, 1958 Sweden vs. Wales Råsunda Stadium
Group June 15, 1958 West Germany vs. Northern Ireland Malmö Stadion
Group Playoff June 17, 1958 Northern Ireland vs. Czechoslovakia Malmö Stadion
Quarterfinal June 19, 1958 Sweden vs. Soviet Union Råsunda Stadium
Final June 29, 1958 Brazil vs. Sweden Råsunda Stadium
1958 FIFA World Cup (Sweden) Countries
Champions Brazil
Runners-up Sweden
Third Place France
Fourth Place West Germany
Quarterfinals Northern Ireland • Soviet Union • Wales
Group Stage Argentina • Czechoslovakia • England • Hungary • Mexico
Non-Qualifiers Denmark • Israel • Republic of Ireland
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