1958 Sweden

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1958 Poster
In 1958, Sweden at long last embraced the professionalism which enabled their English manager, George Raynor, to recall their best players from Italian clubs, and, being the host nation, they had a real chance of success.

The Munich air crash of 6th February did not only affect Manchester United and England. Matt Busby had contributed to Scotland's qualification (at Spain's expense), and would have managed them in Sweden had he not been too injured to be there.

In the end, it was the usual selection panel, chaired by Mr Waters of St Mirren; their trainer Dawson Walker looked after the team on the pitch. The Welsh manager, Jimmy Murphy, luckily missed Munich because, the night before, Wales had eliminated Israel 2-0 (4-0 aggregate) at Cardiff.

Wales only made a full UK contingent in the finals because no other Asian-African team would play Israel, forcing FIFA into a lottery of all runners-up to meet them in a unique two-leg play-off. Uruguay were first out of the draw but proudly declined to play, then Belgium did the same. Next out of the hat were Wales.

Northern Ireland went to Sweden without the skilful Jackie Blanchflower. Having helped them knock out the powerful Italian's, his injuries ended his footballing ambitions.

But it was the England team who were permanently deprived of their three mainstays - of left-back Roger Byrne (33 caps), midfield colossus Duncan Edwards (18 caps, 5 goals), and powerful heading and shooting centre forward, Tommy Taylor (19 caps 16 goals).

Forced to rethink and reorganise the most, they were pasted 5-0 by Yugoslavia in Belgrade on 11 May.

France were not considered one of the favourites, but would shock everybody by winning third place, and third place was where Moroccan born forward Just Fontaine was in the pecking order for places, until striker Rene Bliard kicked the ground so badly he was out of the tournament.

At only 24, Fontaine would become the record breaking goalscorer of this and any World Cup finals, with 13 goals in six matches.

Hungary were a mere shadow of the team that had thrashed England at Wembley just four years previously, largely because Honved happened to be on tour when the 'revolution' began at home. Puskas, Kocsis, and Czibor never played for their national side again.

West Germany, the cup holders, had lost seven players from their triumph in Berne, but Fritz Walter (37), a sobered up Rahn, and new boy Seeler at centre-forward; plus two tree-trunks in the shapes of Horst Szymaniak and Herbert Erhardt at the back, made sure they were no pushovers.

The Soviets qualified at the first time of asking and were the reigning Olympic champions.

Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia, were the other Europeans. Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, from South America, and Mexico made up the 16. Of these, Argentina had scraped through their group after losing to lowly Bolivia, and were missing four brilliant new forwards, Humberto Maschio (24), Antonio Valentin Angelillo (20), Ernesto Grillo, and Enrique Omar Sivori (21) - all poached by Italy.

The slight favourites were Brazil, with a 4-2-4 system, a banana legged Garrincha, and a useful new lad, nicknamed Pelé.

Pele in Final

Useful new lad takes on Kalle Svensson of Sweden



1958 Poster

General Points


  • Location and Dates: Sweden, 6th - 29th June 1958: Borås: (Ryavallen, 15,000); Eskilstuna: (Tunavallen, 20,000); Göteborg: (Ullevi Stadium, 53,500); Halmstad: (Örjans Vall, 15,000); Hälsingborg (renamed Helsingborg in 1974): (Olympia, 27,000); Malmö: (Malmö Stadion, 30,000); Nörrkoping: (Idrottsparken, 20,000); Örebro: (Eyravallen, 13,000); Sandviken: (Jernvallen, 20,000); Solna: (Råsunda Stadium, 52,400); Uddevalla: (Rimnersvallen, 17,778); Västeräs: (Arosvallen, 10,000).
  • Decided at FIFA Congress in Rio de Janeiro, 22nd July 1950. Sweden were the only candidate.
  • Entries deadline 31st March 1956. 55 teams entered, 46 actually played (17 teams played in preliminaries for the first time including: Argentina, Denmark, Peru, USSR and incredibly Uruguay). Venezuela, Chinese Taipei, Cyprus, Egypt, & Turkey withdrew. Ethiopia, and South Korean entries not accepted.
  • Qualifications drawn 27th April 1957 in Zürich (playoffs 15th December 1957 in Zürich).
  • Finals drawn 8th February 1958 at the Cirkus STV studio in Solna,
  • Parcipitating teams: Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Czechoslovakia, England, France, Hungary, Mexico, Northern Ireland, Paraguay, Scotland, Sweden, USSR, West Germany, Wales, Yugoslavia.

    Note: There were no official seeds, the allocation of groups were chosen by the FIFA Organising Committee. Each Pool contained a Western European and Eastern European team, a Latin American team and one of the four UK teams.
  • Squads were restricted to 22 players.
  • General Note: The placement of teams in their groups was determined solely on the basis of points, goal difference was disregarded. This led to playoff matches in three groups (curiously, two teams with worse goal difference won, yet their goal-difference was inferior in the group).
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POOL I: ARGENTINA, CZECHOLSLOVAKIA, GERMANY, NORTHERN IRELAND (no groups were seeded)


Game 1: [FIFA #M1] Sunday 8 June 1958 (19.00) Malmö Stadion, Malmö. [103]
(31,156) Reginald James Leafe (ENG), Leo Helge (DEN), Sten Ahlner (SWE).

Result: WEST GERMANY 3 - ARGENTINA 1 (2:1)
0:1 Carbatta 3, 1:1 Rahn 33, 2:1 Seeler 42, 3:1 Rahn 79.

GER: [1] Fritz Herkenrath; - [7] Georg Stollenwerk, [4] Horst Eckel, [6] Horst Juskowiak; - [2] Herbert Erhardt, [6] Horst Szymaniak; - [8] Helmut Rahn, [9] Fritz Walter, [12] Uwe Seeler, [10] Alfred Schmidt, [11] Hans Schäfer (c).

ARG: (2-3-5): [1] Amadeo Raúl Carrizo; - [2] Pedro Rodolfo Dellacha (c), [3] Frederico Vairo Moramarco Angellastre; - [4] Juan Francisco Lombardo, [5] Néstor Raúl Rossi, [6] José Varacka, - [7] Omar Oreste Corbatta Fernández, [8] Eliseo Prado, [9] Norberto Menéndez, [10] Alfredo Hugo Rojas Delinge, [22] Osvaldo Héctor Cruz.

The German veteran Hemut Rahn was persuaded by coach Herberger to loose some podge (give up the lager intake) before the tournament began. He got the holders off to a good start with two strikes from outside the area. Some sources give Seeler goal to Schmidt. Argentina turned up for this game with their normal kit, but was deemed a colour clash with the German strip. They had to borrow shirts from the Swedish home team of Malmö, and played in yellow tops for this match. The attendance is still a ground record.


Game 2: [M2] Sunday 8 June 1958 (19.00) Örjans Vall, Halmstad. [104]
(10,647) Friedrich 'Fritz' Seipelt (AUT), Arthur Edward Ellis (ENG), Joaquim Fernandes dos Campos (POR).

Result: NORTHERN IRELAND 1 - CZECHOSLOVAKIA 0 (1:0)
Cush 20.

NIR: [1] Henry 'Harry' Gregg, - [5] Richard 'Dick' Mattheson Keith, [4] Robert Dennis 'Danny' Blanchflower (c), [3] Alfred McMichael; - [2] William Edward Cunningham, [6] Robert 'Bertie' Peacock, - [7] William 'Billy' Laurence Bingham, [8] Wilbur 'Billy' Cush, [16] Alexander Derek Dougan, [10] James McIlroy, [11] Peter James McParland.

TCH: [19] Bretislav Dolejši, - [2] Gustav Mráz, [4] Ladislav Novák (c), [6] Svatopluk Pluskál, - [3] Jiri Cadek, [5] Josef Masopust, - [13] Vaclav Hovorka, [8] Milan Dvorák, [10] Jaroslav Borovicka, [15] Jan Hertl, [11] Tadeus Kraus.


Game 3: [M9] Wednesday 11 June 1958 (19.00) Olympia Stadion, Hälsingborg. [110]
(~25,000) Arthur Ellis (ENG), Fritz Seipelt (AUT), Reginald Leafe (ENG).

Result: WEST GERMANY 2 - CZECHOSLOVAKIA 2 (0:2)
0:1 Dvorák 24 pen, 0:2 Zikán 42, 1:2 Schäfer 60, 2:2 Rahn 70.

GER: [1] Fritz Herkenrath, - [7] Georg Stollenwerk, [17] Karl Heinz Schnellinger, [6] Horst Juskowiak; - [2] Herbert Erhardt, [6] Horst Szymaniak, - [8] Helmut Rahn, [9] Fritz Walter, [12] Uwe Seeler, [13] Berni Klodt, [11] Hans Schäfer (c).

TCH: [19] Bretislav Dolejši; - [2] Gustav Mráz, [6] Svatopluk Pluskál, [4] Ladislav Novák (c); - [16] Jan Popluhár, [5] Josef Masopust, - [13] Vaclav Hovorka, [8] Milan Dvorák, [9] Pavel Molnár, [14] Jiri Feureisl, [12] Zdenek Zikán.

The first German goal was controversially given by referee Ellis, even though Schäfer appeared to have barged the Czech goalie into the net.


Game 4: [M10] Wednesday 11 June 1958 (19.00) Örjans Vall, Halmstad. [111]
(14,174) Sten Ahlner (SWE), Joaquim dos Campos (POR), Leo Helge (DEN).

Result: ARGENTINA 3 - NORTHERN IRELAND 1 (1:1)
0:1 McParland 4, 1:1 Corbatta 36 pen, 2:1 Menéndez 66, 3:1 Avio 80.

ARG: (2-3-5): [1] Amedeo Carrizo, - [2] Pedro Dellacha (c), [3] Frederico Vairo; - [4] Francisco Lombardo, [5] Néstor Rossi, [6] José Varacka, - [7] Omar Corbatta, [19] Ludovico Héctor Avio, [9] Norberto Menéndez, [11] Angelo Amadeo Labruna, [18] Norberto Constante Boggio.

NIR: [1] Harry Gregg; - [5] Dick Keith, [4] Danny Blanchflower (c), [3] Alf McMichael; - [2] Bill Cunningham, [6] Bertie Peacock, - [7] Billy Bingham, [8] Billy Cush, [17] Francis 'Fay' Coyle (last cap), [10] Jimmy McIlroy, [11] Peter McParland.

Labruna had arrived to replace the injured Roberto Zarate.


Game 5: [M17] Sunday 15 June 1958 (19.00) Malmö Stadion, Malmö. [119]
(~22,000) Joaquim Campos (POR), Sten Ahlner (SWE), Leo Helge (DEN).

Result: WEST GERMANY 2 - NORTHERN IRELAND 2 (1:1)
0:1 McParland 19, 1:1 Rahn 21, 1:2 McParland 60, 2:2 Seeler 79.

GER: [1] Fritz Herkenrath, - [7] Georg Stollenwerk, [4] Horst Eckel, [6] Horst Juskowiak; - [2] Herbert Erhardt, [6] Horst Szymaniak, - [8] Helmut Rahn, [9] Fritz Walter, [12] Uwe Seeler, [13] Berni Klodt, [11] Hans Schäfer (c).

NIR: [1] Harry Gregg, - [5] Dick Keith, [4] Danny Blanchflower (c), [3] Alf McMichael; – [2] Bill Cunningham, [6] Bertie Peacock, - [7] Billy Bingham, [8] Billy Cush, [13] Thomas 'Tommy' Casey, [10] Jimmy McIlroy, [11] Peter McParland.

Gregg had his ankle injured and spent most of the game hobbling on one leg. While Casey was off the pitch having his shin stitched, Seeler equalised with a 25yd screamer. It was the first time Northern Ireland had faced the Germans (and the other two teams in the group), and they played their best game of the tournament earning themselves a playoff.


Game 6: [M18] Sunday 15 June 1958 (19.00) Olympia Stadion, Hälsingborg. [120]
(16,418) Arthur Ellis (ENG), Reginald Leafe (ENG), Fritz Seipelt (AUT).

Result: CZECHOSLOVAKIA 6 - ARGENTINA 1 (3:0)
1:0 Dvorák 8, 2:0 Zikán 17, 3:0 Hovorka 39, 3:1 Corbatta 65 pen, 4:1 Feureisl 69, 5:1 Zikán 82, 6:1 Hovorka 89.

TCH: [19] Bretislav Dolejši, - [2] Gustav Mráz, [16] Jan Popluhár, [4] Ladislav Novák (c); - [5] Josef Masopust, [13] Vaclav Hovorka, – [8] Milan Dvorák, [10] Jaroslav Borovicka, [9] Pavel Molnár, [14] Jiri Feureisl, [12] Zdenek Zikán.

ARG: (2-3-5): [1] Amedeo Carrizo, - [4] Francisco Lombardo, [5] Néstor Rossi, - [2] Pedro Dellacha (c), [3] Frederico Vairo, [6] José Varacka, - [7] Omar Corbatta, [19] Ludovico Avio, [9] Norberto Menéndez, [11] Angelo Labruna, [22] Osvaldo Cruz.


Playoff Match: [M25] Tuesday 17 June 1958 (19.00) Malmö Stadion, Malmö. [126]
(6,196) Maurice Alexandre Guigue (FRA), Sten Ahlner (SWE), Joaquim Campos (POR).

Result: NORTHERN IRELAND 2 – CZECHOSLOVAKIA 1 (1:1)
0:1 Zikán 19, 1:1 McParland 44, 2:1 McParland 99.

NIR: [12] William Norman McCourt Uprichard, - [5] Dick Keith, [4] Danny Blanchflower (c), [3] Alf McMichael; - [2] Bill Cunningham, [6] Bertie Peacock, - [7] Billy Bingham, [8] Billy Cush, [14] John 'Jackie' Scott, [10] Jimmy McIlroy, [11] Peter McParland.

TCH: [19] Bretislav Dolejši; - [2] Gustav Mráz, [17] Titus Bubernik, [4] Ladislav Novák (c); - [16] Jan Popluhár, [5] Josef Masopust – [12] Zdenek Zikán, [8] Milan Dvorák, [10] Jaroslav Borovicka, [14] Jiri Feureisl, [9] Pavel Molnár.

Bubernik sent off (102).
Without their first choice goalkeeper Gregg, Northern Ireland gained a great victory.


Pld W D L F A Pts
West Germany 3 1 2 0 7 5 4
Czechosovakia 3 1 1 1 8 4 3
Northern Ireland 3 1 1 1 4 5 3
Argentina 3 1 0 2 5 10 2



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POOL II: FRANCE, YUGOSLAVIA, PARAGUAY, SCOTLAND


Game 1: [M3] Sunday 8 June 1958 (19.00) Arosvallen, Västerås. [105]
(9,591) Raynon Wyssling (SUI), Martin Macko (GER), Vincenzo Orlandini (ITA).

Result: SCOTLAND 1 - YUGOSLAVIA 1 (0:1)
0:1 Petaković 13, 1:1 Murray 48.

SCO: [1] Thomas Younger (c), - [4] Eric Caldow, [5] John Davidson Hewie; - [8] Edward Hunter Turnbull, [9] Robert Evans, [12] Douglas Cowie, - [14] Graham Leggat, [16] James Murray, [17] John Knight Mudie, [19] Robert Young Collins, [21] James John Stuart Imlach.

YUG (3-2-5): [1] Vladimir Beara, - [3] Vasilije Šijaković, [6] Branko Zebec (c), [4] Tomislav Crnković; - [8] Dobroslav Krstić, [9] Vujadin Boškov, - [12] Aleksander Pataković, [13] Todor Veselinović, [7] Milos Milutinović, [15] Drogoslav Šekularac, [17] Zdravko Rajkov.


Game 2: [M4] Sunday 8 June 1958 (19.00) Idrottsparken, Norrköping. [106]
(16,518) Juan Gardeázabal Garay (ESP), Benjamin Mervyn Griffiths (WAL), Juan Regis Brozzi (ARG).

Result: FRANCE 7 - PARAGUAY 3 (2:2)
0:1 Amarilla 21, 1:1 Fontaine 25, 2:1 Fontaine 30, 2:2 Amarilla 42 pen, 2:3 Romero 50, 3:3 Piantoni 31, 4:3 Wisnieski 62, 5:2 Fontaine 66, 6:2 Kopa 70, 7:3 Vincent 84.

FRA: [3] Francois Remetter, - [4] Raymond Kaelbel, [5] Andre Lerond; - [13] Armand Penverne, [10] Robert Jonquet (c), [12] Jean Jacques Marcel, - [22] Maryan Wisnieski, [17] Just Fontaine,
[18] Raymond Kopaszewski, [20] Roger Piantoni, [21] Jean Vincent.

PAR (2-3-5): [1] Ramón Mayeregger Galarza, - [2] Edelmiro Arévalo, [16] Juan Vicente Lezcano; - [17] Agustín Miranda, [4] Ignacio Achúcarro Ayala, [5] Salvador Villalba, - [7] Juan Bautista Agüero Sánchez (c), [8] Silvio José del Rosario Parodi Rojas, [9] Jorge Lino Romero Santa Cruz, [21] Cayetano Ré Ramírez, [11] Florencio Amarilla Lacasa.


Game 3: [M11] Wednesday 11 June 1958 (19.00) Idrottsparken, Norrköping. [112]
(11,665) Vincenzo Orlandini (ITA), Juan Gardeazábal (ESP), Bengt Andrén (SWE).

Result: PARAGUAY 3 - SCOTLAND 2 (2:1)
1:0 Agüero 4, 1:1 Mudie 23, 2:1 Ré 44, 3:1 Parodi 74, 3:2 Collins 76.

PAR (3-2-5): [12] Samuel Aguilar, - [2] Edelmiro Arévalo, [16] Juan Lezcano, [6] Eligio Silvestre Echagüe Delgado; - [4] Ignacio Achúcarro, [5] Salvador Villalba, - [7] Juan Agüero (c), [8] José Parodi, [9] Jorge Lino Romero, [21] Cayetano Ré, [11] Florencio Amarilla.

SCO: [1] Tommy Younger (c); - [3] Alexander Hershaw Parker (last cap), [4] Eric Caldow; - [8] Eddie Turnbull, [9] Bobby Evans, [12] Doug Cowie; - [14] Graham Leggat, [20] Archibald Clark Robertson, [17] Jackie Mudie, [19] Bobby Collins, [22] Willie Fernie (last cap).

Collins goal was the 500th in World Cup Finals history.


Game 4: [M12] Wednesday 11 June 1958 (19.00) Arosvallen, Västerås. [113]
(12,217) Ben Griffiths (WAL), Georg Dragvoll (NOR), Raynon Wyssling (SUI).

Result: YUGOSLAVIA 3- FRANCE 2 (1:1)
0:1 Fontaine 5, 1:1 Petaković 16, 2:1 Veselinović 65, 2:2 Fontaine 85, 3:2 Veselinović 87.

YUG (3-2-5): [1] Vladimir Beara, - [5] Novic Tomić, [6] Branko Zebec (c), [4] Tomislav Crnković; - [8] Dobroslav Krstić, [9] Vujadin Boškov, - [12] Aleksander Pataković, [13] Todor Veselinović [7] Milos Milutinović, [15] Dragoslav Šekularac, [17] Zdravko Rajkov.

FRA: [3] Francois Remetter, - [4] Raymond Kaelbel, [5] Andre Lerond; - [13] Armand Penverne, [10] Robert Jonquet (c), [6] Roger Marche, - [22] Maryan Wisnieski, [17] Just Fontaine, [18] Raymond Kopa, [20] Roger Piantoni, [21] Jean Vincent.


Game 5: [M19] Sunday 15 June 1958 (19.00) Eyravallen, Örebro. [121]
(13,554) Juan Brozzi (ARG), Vincenzo Orlandini (iTA), Raynon Wyssling (SUI).

Result: FRANCE 2 - SCOTLAND 1 (2:0)
1:0 Kopa 22, 2:0 Fontaine 45, 2:1 Baird 66 (33 Hewie missed a penalty).

FRA: [1] Claude Abbes, - [4] Raymond Kaelbel, [5] Andre Lerond; - [13] Armand Penverne, [10] Robert Jonquet (c), [12] Jean Jacques Marcel, - [22] Maryan Wisnieski, [17] Just Fontaine, [18] Raymond Kopa, [20] Roger Piantoni, [21] Jean Vincent.

SCO: [2] William 'Bill' Douglas Brown; - [4] Eric Caldow, [5] John Hewie; - [8] Eddie Turnbull, [9] Bobby Evans (c), [11] David Craig Mackay; - [21] Stuart Imlach, [16] Jimmy Murray, [17] Jackie Mudie, [19] Bobby Collins, [13] Samuel Baird.


Game 6: [M20] Sunday 15 June 1958 (19.00), Tunavallen, Eskilstuna. [122]
(13,103) Martin Macko (TCH), Juan Gardeazábal (ESP), Ben Griffiths (WAL).

Result: PARAGUAY 3 - YUGOSLAVIA 3 (1:2)
0:1 Ognjanović 12, 1:1 Parodi 21, 1:2 Veselinović 29, 2:2 Agüero 49, 2:3 Rajkov 74, 3:3 Romero 90.

PAR (3-2-5): [12] Samuel Aguilar; - [2] Edelmiro Arévalo, [16] Juan Lezcano, [6] Eligio Echagüe; - [4] Ignacio Achúcarro, [5] Salvador Villalba, - [7] Juan Agüero (c), [8] José Parodi, [9] Jorge Lino Romero, [21] Cayetano Ré, [11] Florencio Amarilla.

YUG (3-2-5): [1] Vladimir Beara; - [5] Novic Tomić, [6] Branko Zebec (c), [4] Tomislav Crnković; - [8] Dobroslav Krstić, [9] Vujadin Boškov; - [12] Aleksander Pataković, [13] Todor Veselinović, [19] Radivoje Ognjanović, [15] Drogoslav Šekularac, [17] Zdravko Rajkov.


Pld W D L F A Pts
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



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POOL III C – HUNGARY, MEXICO, SWEDEN, WALES


Game 1: [M5] Sunday 8 June 1958 (14.00) Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna. [102]
(34,107) Nicolai Gavriović Latišev (URS), Jack Mowatt (SCO), Aarne Eriksson (FIN).

Result: SWEDEN 3 - MEXICO 0 (1:0)
1:0 Simonsson 17, 2:0 Liedholm 58 pen (penalty was retaken), 3:0 Simonsson 64.

SWE (2-3-5): [1] Karl Svensson; - [2] Orvar Bergmark, [3] Sven Axbom; - [4] Nils Liedholm, (c), [14] Bengt Gustavsson, [6] Sigvard Emanuel Parling; - [7] Kurt Hamrin, [20] Bror Mellberg, [9] Agne Simonsson, [8] Gunnar Gren, [11] Lennart Skoglund.

MEX: [1] Antonio Félix Carbajal Rodríguez (c); - [2] José de Jesús del Muro López, [5] Alfonso Portugal Diaz, [3] Jorge Romo Fuentes, [4] José Gerardo Villegas Tavares; – [6] Francisco Flóres Córdoba, [7] Alfredo Rafael Hernández García; – [8] Salvador Reyes Monteón, [9] Carlos Calderón de la Barca, [10] Crescencio Gutiérrez Aldana, [11] Enrique Sesma Ponce de León.

NOTE: Match preceded by the World Cup opening ceremony.


Game 2: [M6] Sunday 8 June 1958 (19.00) Jernvallen, Sandviken. [107]
(15,343) José Maria Codesal (URU), Leo Lemešic (YUG), Lucien van Nuffel (BEL).

Result: HUNGARY 1 - WALES 1 (1:1)
1:0 Bozsik 4, 1:1 J.Charles 26.

HUN (3-2-5): [1] Gyula Grosics; - [2] Sandor Matrái, [5] Joszef Bozsik, [4] Laszlo Sárosi; - [3] Ferenc Sipos, [6] Pal Berendi, - [11] Karoly Sándor, [9] Nandor Hidegkuti (c), [8] Lajos Tichy, [10] Dezso Bundzsák, [21] Mate Fenyvesi.

WAL (WM): [1] Alfred John 'Jack' Kelsey; - [2] Stuart Grenville Williams, [4] Derek Sullivan, [3] Melvyn Hopkins; - [5] Melvyn Charles, [6] David Lloyd Bowen (c), - [19] Colin Webster, [7] Terence Cameron Medwin, [9] William John Charles, [10] Ivor John Allchurch, [11] Clifford William Jones.


Game 3: [M13] Wednesday 11 June 1958 (19.00) Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna. [114]
(15,150) Leo Lemešic (YUG), José Maria Codesal (URU), Nicolai Latišev (URS).

Result: MEXICO 1 - WALES 1 (0:1)
0:1 Allchurch 32, 1:1 Belmonte 69.

MEX: [1] Antonio Carbajal; - [2] Jesús Del Muro, [3] Jorge Romo, [14] Miguel Gutiérrez Gutiérrez; - [17] Raul Cárdenas (c), [6] Francisco Flóres; - [19] Jaime Belmonte Magdaleno, [8] Salvador Reyes, [20] Carlos Blanco Castañón, [22] Carlos González Cabrera, [11] Enrique Sesma.

WAL: [1] Jack Kelsey, - [2] Stuart Williams, [3] Mel Hopkins, [15] Colin Walter Baker, - [5] Mel Charles, [6] Dave Bowen (c), - [19] Colin Webster, [7] Terry Medwin, [9] John Charles, [10] Ivor Allchurch, [11] Cliff Jones.


Game 4: [M16] Thursday 12 June 1958 (19.00) Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna. [117]
(38,850) John 'Jack' Alexander Mowatt (SCO), Georg Dragvoll (NOR), Lucien van Nuffel (BEL).

Result: SWEDEN 2 - HUNGARY 1 (1:0)
1:0 Hamrin 34,2:0 Hamrin 55, 2:1 Tichy 78 (69 Liedholm missed penalty).

SWE (3-2-5): [1] Karl Svensson; - [2] Orvar Bergmark, [14] Bengt Gustavsson, [3] Sven Axbom; - [4] Nils Liedholm (c), [6] Sigvard Parling, - [7] Kurt Hamrin, [20] Bror Mellberg, [9] Agne Simonsson, [8] Gunnar Gren, [11] Lennart Skoglund.

HUN (3-2-5): [1] Gyula Grosics; - [2] Sandor Matrái, [3] Ferenc Sipos, [4] Laszlo Sárosi; - [14] Rerenc Szojka, [6] Pal Berendi; - [11] Karoly Sándor, [5] Joszef Bozsik (c), [8] Lajos Tichy, [10] Dezso Bundzsák, [21] Mate Fenyvesi.


Game 5: [M21] Sunday 15 June 1958 (14.00) Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna. [118]
(30,287) Lucien van Nuffel (BEL), Nicolai Latišev (URS), Leo Lemešic (YUG).

Result: SWEDEN 0 - WALES 0

SWE (2-3-5): [1] Karl Svensson; - [2] Orvar Bergmark, [3] Sven Axbom; - [15] Reino Börjesson, [14] Bengt Gustavsson (c), [6] Sigvard Parling; - [21] Berndt Berndtsson, [10] Arne Selmonsson, [19] Henry Källgren, [18] Gosta Löfgren, [11] Lennart Skoglund.

WAL: [1] Jack Kelsey; - [2] Stuart Williams, [5] Mel Charles, [3] Mel Hopkins; - [4] Derek Sullivan, [6] Dave Bowen (c); – [8] Ronald 'Ron' Hewitt, [18] Thomas Royston Vernon, [9] John Charles, [10] Ivor Allchurch, [11] Cliff Jones.


Game 6: [M22] Sunday 15 June 1958 (19.00) Jernvallen, Sandviken. [123]
(13,310) Aarne Eriksson (FIN), José Maria Codesal (URU), Jack Mowatt (SCO).

Result: HUNGARY 4 - MEXICO 0 (1:0)
1:0 Tichy 19, 2:0 Tichy 46, 3:0 Sándor 54, 4:0 Bencsics 69.

HUN (3-2-5): [22] Istvan Ilku; - [2] Sandor Matrái, [3] Ferenc Sipos, [4] Laszlo Sárosi; - [14] Ferenc Szojka, [15] Antal Kotasz; - [7] Laszlo Budai, [20] Joszef Bencsics, [9] Nandor Hidegkuti (c), [8] Lajos Tichy, [11] Karoly Sándor.

MEX: [1] Antonio Carbajal; - [2] Jesús Del Muro, [15] Guillermo Sepúlveda Rodríguez, [14] Miguel Gutiérrez; - [17] Raul Cárdenas, (c), [6] Francisco Flóres; – [19] Jaime Belmonte, [8] Salvador Reyes, [20] Carlos Blanco, [22] Carlos González, [11] Enrique Sesma.


Playoff Match: [M26] Tuesday 17 June 1958 (19.00) Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna. [127]
(2,823) Nicolai Latišev (URS), José Maria Codesal (URU), Aarne Eriksson (FIN).

Result: WALES 2 – HUNGARY 1 (0:1)
0:1 Tichy 33, 1:1 Allchurch 55, 2:1 Medwin 76.

WAL: [1] Jack Kelsey; - [2] Stuart Williams, [5] Mel Charles, [3] Mel Hopkins; - [4] Derek Sullivan, [6] Dave Bowen (c); - [7] Terry Medwin, [8] Ron Hewitt, [9] John Charles, [10] Ivor Allchurch, [11] Cliff Jones.

HUN (3-2-5): [1] Gyula Grosics; - [2] Sandor Matrái, [3] Ferenc Sipos, [4] Laszlo Sárosi; - [5] Joszef Bozsik (c), [15] Antal Kotasz, - [7] Laszlo Budai, [10] Dezso Bundzsák, [20] Joszef Bencsics, [8] Lajos Tichy, [21] Mate Fenyvesi.

Sent off: Sipos (79) for hacking Hewitt "I didn't see him do it but I saw him just walk away. He didn't give a bugger. Bastard." said the welsh forward.


Pld W D L F A Pts
Sweden 3 2 1 0 5 1 5
Hungary 3 1 1 1 6 3 3
Wales 3 0 3 0 3 3 3
Mexico 3 0 1 2 1 8 1



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POOL IV – AUSTRIA, BRAZIL, ENGLAND, SOVIET UNION


Game 1: [M7] Sunday 8 June 1958 (19.00) Nya Ullevi Stadion, Göteborg. [108]
(49,348) Istvan Zsolt (HUN), Carl Frederik Jörgensen (DEN), Birger Nilsen (NOR).

Result: ENGLAND 2 - SOVIET UNION 2 (0:1)
0:1 Simonyan 13, 0:2 A. Ivanov 56, 1:2 Kevan 65, 2:2 Finney 84 pen.

ENG: [1] Colin Agnew McDonald; - [2] Donald Howe, [5] William Ambrose Wright (c), [3] Thomas Banks; - [4] Harold Edwin Clamp, [10] John Norman Haynes, [6] William John Slater; - [7] Bryan Douglas, [8] Robert William Robson, [9] Derek Tennyson Kevan, [11] Thomas Finney.

URS: [1] Lev Ivanović Yašin; - [2] Vladimir Petrović Kesarev, [3] Konstantin Stanislavović Križevski, [4] Boris Dmitriević Kuznetsov; - [5] Yur Nikolaević Voinov, [16] Viktor Grigorević Tsarev; - [17] Aleksandr Ivanović Ivanov, [8] Valentin Kozmić Ivanov, [9] Nikita (Mkrtyć) Pavlović (Pogosović) Simonyan (c), [10] Serge Sergeević Salnikov, [11] Anatoli Mikhailović Ilyin.


Game 2: [M8] Sunday 8 June 1958 (19.00) Rimnersvallen, Uddevalla. [109]
(17,778) Maurice Guigue (FRA), Albert Dusch (GER),Johann 'Jan' Bronkhorst (HOL).

Result: BRAZIL 3 - AUSTRIA 0 (1:0)
1:0 Mazzola 37, 2:0 N.Santos 48, 3:0 Mazzola 80.

BRZ (4-2-4): [3] Gilmar dos Santos Neves; - [14] Nilton (Newton) de Sordi, [2] Hideraldo Luiz Bellini (c), [15] Orlando Peçanha de Carvalho, [12] Nilton dos Reis Santos; – [6] DIDI - Waldir Pereira, [5] Dino Sani; - [17] Joel Antônio Martins, [18] MAZZOLA - José João Atlafini, [21] DIDA - Edvaldo Alves de Santa Rosa, [7] ZAGALO - Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo.

AUT: [1] Rudolf Szanwald; - [2] Paul Halla, [3] Ernst Happel, [4] Franz Swoboda; - [5] Gerhard Hanappi (c), [6] Karl Koller; - [7] Walter Horak, [11] Helmut Senekowitsch, [9] Hans Buzek, [10] Alfred Körner, [13] Walter Schleger.

The crowd figure is still a record for the specially built stadium.


Game 3: [M14] Wednesday 11 June 1958 (19.00) Nya Ullevi Stadion, Göteborg. [115]
(40,895) Albert Dusch (GER), Istvan Zsolt (HUN), Bertil Lööw (SWE).

Result: BRAZIL 0 - ENGLAND 0.

BRZ (4-2-4): [3] Gilmar; – [14] de Sordi, [2] Bellini (c), [15] Orlando, [12] Nilton Santos; – [6] Didi, [5] Dino Sani; – [17] Joel, [20] Edvaldo Izídio Netto - VAVÁ, [18] Mazzola, [7] Zagalo.

ENG (4-2-4): [1] Colin McDonald; – [4] Eddie Clamp, [2] Don Howe, [5] Billy Wright (c), [3] Tommy Banks; - [7] Bryan Douglas, [6] Bill Slater (to mam mark DIDI); – [8] Bobby Robson, [9] Derek Kevan, [10] Johnny Haynes, [21] Alan A'Court.

After 115 games in WC Finals, at last there was a goalless draw. Also first time Brazil failed to score in a finals game.


Game 4: [M15] Wednesday 11 June 1958 (19.00) Ryavallen, Borås. [116]
(21,239) Carl Jörgensen,(DEN), Birger Nilsen (NOR), Gotha Ackeborn (SWE).

Result: SOVIET UNION 2 - AUSTRIA 0 (1:0)
1:0 A.Ivanov 15, 2:0 Ilyin 65 (55 Yashin saved a penalty by Buzek).

URS: [1] Lev Yašin, - [2] Vladimir Kesarev, [3] Konstantin Križevski, [4] Boris Kuznetsov; - [5] Yuri Voinov, [16] Viktor Tsarev; - [17] Aleksandr Ivanov, [8] Valentin Ivanov, [9] Nikita Simonyan (c), [10] Serge Salnikov, [11] Anatoli Ilyin.

AUT: [12] Kurt Schmied; – [17] Ernst Kozlicek, [16] Karl Stotz, [4] Franz Swoboda; - [5] Gerhard Hanappi (c), [6] Karl Koller, - [7] Walter Horak, [11] Helmut Senekowitsch, [9] Hans Buzek, [10] Alfred Körner, [8} Paul Kozlicek.

NOTE: Some sources award Ilyin's goal to Valentin Ivanov.


Game 5: [M23] Sunday 15 June 1958 (19.00) Nya Ullevi Stadion, Göteborg. [124]
(50,928) Maurice Guigue (FRA), Carl Jörgensen (DEN), Birger Nielsen (NOR).

Result: BRAZIL 2 - SOVIET UNION 0 (1:0)
1:0 Vavá 3, 2:0 Vavá 77.

BRZ (4-2-4): [3] Gilmar; – [14] de Sordi, [2] Bellini (c), [16] Orlando, [12] Nilton Santos; - [6] Didi, [19] ZITO - José Ely de Miranda; – [11] GARRINCHA - Manuel Francisco dos Santos*, [20] Vavá, [10] PELÉ - Edson Arantes do Nascimento, [7] Zagalo.

URS: [1] Lev Yašin; - [2] Vladimir Kesarev, [3] Konstantin Križevski, [4] Boris Kuznetsov; - [5] Yuri Voinov; - [16] Viktor Tsarev [6] Igor Aleksandrović Netto (c); - [17] Aleksander Ivanov, [8] Valentin Ivanov, [9] Nikita Simonyan, [11] Anatoli Ilyin.

* On his birth cirtificate his name was mispelled by the registrar as 'Manoel dos Santos' and this form was used for many official documents. It is correctly Manuel, and the same registrar missed out his fathers last name of Francisco. Also his birthdate was 10 days earlier on the same document instead of the correct date of 28 Oct 1933. He acquired his nickname aged four of 'Garrincha' a Brazilian word for a Wren, because of his small stature.


Game 6: [M24] Sunday 15 June 1958 (19.00) Ryavallen, Borås. [125]
(15,872) Jan Bronkhorst (HOL), Albert Dusch (GER), Istvan Zsolt (HUN).

Result: AUSTRIA 2 - ENGLAND 2 (1:0)
1:0 Koller 15, 1:1 Haynes 56, 2:1 A.Körner 71, 2:2 Kevan 74.

AUT: [1] Rudolf Szanwald; - [15] Walter Kollmann, [3] Ernst Happel, [4] Franz Swoboda; - [5] Gerhard Hanappi (c), [6] Karl Koller; – [17] Ernst Kozlicek, [11] Helmut Senekowitsch, [9] Hans Buzek, [10] Alfred Körner, [8] Paul Kozlicek.

ENG: [1] Colin McDonald, – [2] Don Howe, [5] Billy Wright (c), [3] Tommy Banks; [4] Eddie Clamp, [10] Johnny Haynes, [6] Bill Slater; – [7] Bryan Douglas, [8] Bobby Robson, [9] Derek Kevan, [21] Alan A'Court.


Playoff Match: [M27] Tuesday 17 June 1958 (19.00) Nya Ullevi Stadion, Göteborg. [128]
(23,182) Albert Dusch (GER), Fritz Seipelt (AUT), Jan Bronkhorst (HOL).

Result: SOVIET UNION 1 - ENGLAND 0 (0:0)
1:0 Ilyin 68.

URS: [1] Lev Yašin, - [2] Vladimir Kesarev, [3] Konstantin Križevski, [4] Boris Kuznetsov; - [5] Yurii Voinov, [16] Viktor Tsarev, - [7] German Nikolaević Apukhtin, [8] Valentin Ivanov, [9] Nikita Simonyan (c), [20] Yurii Pavlovic Falin, [11] Anatoli Ilyin.

ENG: [1] Colin McDonald; – [2] Don Howe, [5] Billy Wright (c), [3] Tommy Banks; - [15] Ronald Clayton, [10] Johnny Haynes, [6] Bill Slater; – [17] Peter Brabrook (debut), [18] Peter Frank Broadbent (debut), [9] Derek Kevan, [21] Alan A'Court.

Note: England debutant Peter Brabrook had a goal disallowed and twice hit the post.


Pld W D L F A Pts
Brazil 3 2 1 0 5 0 5
England 3 0 3 0 4 4 3
Soviet Union 3 1 1 1 4 4 3
Austria 3 0 1 2 2 7 1



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Quarter Finals


QF Game 1: [M30] Thursday 19 June 1958 (14.00) Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna. [129]
(31,900) Reginald Leafe (ENG), José Brozzi (ARG), Georg Dragvoll (NOR).

Result: SWEDEN 2 - SOVIET UNION 0 (0:0)
1:0 Hamrin 48, 2:0 Simonsson 87.

SWE: [1] Karl Svensson; - [2] Orvar Bergmark, [14] Bengt Gustavsson, [3] Sven Axbom; - [15] Reino Börjesson, [6] Sigvard Parling; - [7] Kurt Hamrin, [8] Gunnar Gren, [9] Agne Simonsson, [4] Nils Liedholm (c man marked Voinov), [11] Lennart Skoglund.

URS: [1] Lev Yašin; - [2] Vladimir Kesarev, [3] Konstantin Križevski, [4] Boris Kuznetsov; - [5] Yuri Voinov, [16] Viktor Tsarev; - [17] Alexander Ivanov, [8] Valentin Ivanov, [9] Nikita Simonyan (c), [10] Sergei Salnikov, [11] Anatoli Ilyin.


QF Game 2: [M28] Thursday 19 June 1958 (19.00) Malmö Stadion, Malmö. [130]
(20,055) Raynon Wyssling (SUI), Joaquim Campos (POR), Leo Helge (DEN).

Result: WEST GERMANY 1 - YUGOSLAVIA 0 (1:0)
1:0 Rahn 12.

GER: [1] Fritz Herkenrath, - [7] Georg Stollenwerk, [2] Herbert Erhardt,[6] Horst Juskowiak; - [4] Horst Eckel, [6] Horst Szymaniak, - [8] Helmut Rahn, [9] Fritz Walter, [12] Uwe Seeler, [10] Alfred Schmidt, [11] Hans Schäfer (c).

YUG (3-2-5): [2] Srboljub Krivokuća, - [3] Vasilije Šijaković, [6] Branko Zebec (c), [4] Tomislav Crnković; - [8] Dobrosav Krstić, [9] Vujadin Boškov; - [12] Aleksander Pataković, [19] Radivoje Ognjanović, [7] Milos Milutinović, [13] Todor Veselinović, [17] Zdravko Rajkov.


QF Game 3: [M29] Thursday 19 June 1958 (19.00) Idrottsparken, Norrköping. [131]
(11,800) Juan Gardeázabal (ESP), Bengt Andrén (SWE), Nicolai Latišev (URS).

Result: FRANCE 4 - NORTHERN IRELAND 0 (1:0)
1:0 Wisnieski 43, 2:0 Fontaine 55, 3:0 Fontaine 63, 4:0 Plantoni 70.

FRA (3-2-5): [1] Claude Abbes, - [4] Raymond Kaelbel, [10] Robert Jonquet (c), [5] Andre Lerond; - [13] Armand Penverne, [12] Jean Jacques Marcel; - [22] Maryan Wisnieski, [18] Raymond Kopa, [17] JustFontaine, [20] Roger Piantoni, [21] Jean Vincent.

NIR: [1] Harry Gregg; - [5] Dick Keith, [2] Bill Cunningham, [3] Alf McMichael; - [4] Danny Blanchflower (c), [8] Wilbur Cush; - [7] Billy Bingham, [13] Tommy Casey, [14] Jackie Scott, [10] Jimmy McIlroy, [11] Peter McParland.

Uprichard suffered a broken hand against the Czechs and forced a hobbling Harry Gregg to play. They almost held out until half-time. Northern Ireland, to their great credit became the first British team to win two finals matches.


QF Game 4: [M31] Thursday 19 June 58 (19.00) Nya Ullevi Stadion, Göteborg. [132]
(25,923) Fritz Seipelt (AUT), Albert Dusch (GER), Maurice Guigue (FRA).

Result: BRAZIL 1 - WALES 0 (0:0)
1:0 Pelé 73.

BRZ (4-2-4): [3] Gilmar; – [14] de Sordi, [2] Bellini (c), [15] Orlando, [12] Nilton Santos; - [6] Didi, [19] Zito; - [11] Garrincha, [18] Mazzola, [10] Pelé, [7] Zagalo.

WAL: [1] Jack Kelsey; - [2] Stuart Williams, [5] Mel Charles, [3] Mel Hopkins; - [4] Derek Sullivan, [6] Dave Bowen (c); - [7] Terry Medwin, [8] Ron Hewitt, [19] Colin Webster, [10] Ivor Allchurch, [11] Cliff Jones.



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Semi Finals


SF Game 1: [M32] Tuesday 24 June 1958 (19.00) Nya Ullevi, Göteborg. [133]
(49,471) Istvan Zsolt (HUN), Fritz Seipelt (AUT), Arthur Ellis (ENG).

Result: SWEDEN 3 - WEST GERMANY 1 (1:1)
0:1 Schäfer 24, 1:1 Skoglund 33, 2:1 Gren 80, 3:1 Hamrin 88.

SWE: [1] Karl Svensson; - [2] Orvar Bergmark, [14] Bengt Gustavsson, [3] Sven Axbom; – [15] Reino Börjesson, [6] Sigvard Parling; - [7] Kurt Hamrin, [8] Gunnar Gren, [9] Agne Simonsson, [4] Nils Liedholm (c), [11] Lennart Skoglund.

GER: [1] Fritz Herkenrath; - [7] Georg Stollenwerk, [2] Herbert Erhardt, [6] Horst Juskowiak; - [4] Horst Eckel, [6] Horst Szymaniak; - [8] Helmut Rahn, [9] Fritz Walter, [12] Uwe Seeler, [14] Hans Cieslarczyk, [11] Hans Schäfer (c).

Sent off: Juskowiak (58)


SF Game 2: [M33] Tuesday 24 June 1958 (19.00) Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna. [134]
(27,100) Ben Griffiths (WAL), Reginald Leafe (ENG), Raynon Wyssling (SUI).

Result: BRAZIL 5 - FRANCE 2 (2:1)
1:0 Vavá 2, 1:1 Fontaine 9, 2:1 Didi 39, 3:1 Pelé 53, 4:1 Pelé 64, 5:1 Pelé 76, 5:2 Piantoni 83.

BRZ (4-2-4): [3] Gilmar; – [14] de Sordi, [2] Bellini (c), [15] Orlando, [12] Nilton Santos; - [6] Didi, [19] Zito; - [11] Garrincha, [20] Vavá, [10] Pelé, [7] Zagalo.

FRA (3-2-5): [1] Claude Abbes; - [4] Raymond Kaelbel, [10] Robert Jonquet (c), [5] Andre Lerond; - [13] Armand Penverne, [12] Jean Jacques Marcel; - [22] Maryan Wisnieski, [18] Raymond Kopa, [17] Just Fontaine, [20] Roger Piantoni, [21] Jean Vincent.



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Third Place Match


[M34] Thursday 26 June 1958 (17.00) Nya Ullevi, Göteborg. [135]
(32,483) Juan Brozzi (ARG), Arthur Ellis (ENG), Bengt Lundell (SWE).

Result: FRANCE 6 - WEST GERMANY 3 (3:1)
1:0 Fontaine 16, 1:1 Cieslarczyk 18, 2:1 Kopa 27 pen, 3:1 Fontaine 36, 4:1 Douis 50, 4:2 Rahn 52, 5:2 Fontaine 78, 5:3 Schäfer 84, 6:3 Fontaine 89.

FRA (3-2-5): : [1] Claude Abbes; - [4] Raymond Kaelbel, [11] Maurice Lafont, [5] Andre Lerond; - [13] Armand Penverne (c), [12] Jean Jacques Marcel; - [22] Maryan Wisnieski, [18] Raymond Kopa, [17] Just Fontaine,[16] Yvonne Douis, [21] Jean Vincent.

GER (3-3-4): [22] Heiner Kwiatkowski; - [7] Georg Stollenwerk, [17] Karl Heinz Schnellinger, [2] Herbert Erhardt; - [16] Hans Sturm, [5] Heinz Wewers, [6] Horst Szymaniak; - [8] Helmut Rahn, [15] Alfred 'Fred' Kelbassa, [11] Hans Schäfer (c), [14] Hans Cieslarczyk.



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Final


[M35] Sunday 29 June 1958 (15.00) Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna, Stockholm. [136]
(49,737) Maurice Guigue (FRA), Albert Dusch (GER), Juan Gardeazábal (ESP).

Result: BRAZIL 5 – SWEDEN 2 (2:1)
0:1 Liedholm 4, 1:1 Vavá 9, 2:1 Vavá 32, 3:1 Pelé 55, 4:1 Zagalo 68, 4:2 Simonsson 80, 5:2 Pelé 90.

BRZ (4-2-4): [3] Gilmar; – [4] Dejalma dos Santos, [2] Bellini (c), [15] Orlando, [12] Nilton Santos; – [6] Didi, [19] Zito; – [11] Garrincha, [20] Vavá, [10] Pelé, [7] Zagalo.

SWE (WM): [1] Karl Svensson, - [2] Orvar Bergmark, [14] Bengt Gustavsson, [3] Sven Axbom; - [15] Reino Börjesson, [6] Sigvard Parling; - [8] Gunnar Gren, [4] Nils Liedholm (c); - [7] Kurt Hamrin, [9] Agne Simonsson, [11] Lennart Skoglund.



Brazilian team ... before and ............................... after the Final.

Standing, L-R: Zito, Djalmar Santos, Bellini, Nilton Santos, Orlando and Gilmar.

Kneeling: Garrincha, Didi, Pelé, Vavá and Zagalo. (& Mário Américo, the ever present Masseur-trainer).

 



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Other Information / Stats

TOP SCORERS


Goals Player(s)
13
Fontaine (FRA) b. Marakesh, 18 Aug 1933.
6
Pelé (BRZ), Rahn (GER).
5
Vavá (BRZ), McParland (NIR).
4
Zikán (TCH), Tichy (HUN), Hamrin, Simonsson (SWE).
3
Corbatta (ARG), Kopa, Plantoni (FRA), Schäfer (GER), Veselinović (YUG).
2
'Mazzola' (BRZ), Dvorák, Hovorka (TCH), Kevan (ENG), Wisnieski (FRA), Seeler (GER), Pataković (YUG), Agüero, Amarillo, Parodi, Romero (PAR), Liedholm, (SWE), Allchurch (WAL), Anatoli Ilyin, Aleksandr Ivanov (URS).


  • In total, 126 goals (7 pens), 3.60 per match.
  • Most goals FRANCE (23).
  • No team without goals. 59 players scored (including 7 earlier scorers from 1954).
  • 3 players sent off.



MANAGER-COACH, ASSISTANTS, RESERVE PLAYERS


ARG: Guillermo Stábile.
[15] David Acevedo (DF), [14] Frederico Edwards (DF), [20] Ricardo Roberto Infante (FW),
[16] Eliseo Víctor Mouriño Oyarbide (CM), [12] Julio Elias Musimessi (GK), [13] Alfredo Ricardo Pérez (DF), [17] José Manuel Ramos Delgado (DF), [21] José Francisco Sanfilippo (CF).
Originally number 11 was Roberto Hector Zárate (FW) who picked up an injury before the opening game, he was replaced by the ageing - 39 - Labruna.

AUT: Josef Argauer with Josef Molzer.
[18] Leopold Berschandt (DEF), [19] Robert Dienst (FW), [22] Bruno Engelmeier (GK), [14] Josef 'Pepi' Hammerl (FW), [20] Herbert Ninaus (FW), [21] Ignaz Puschnik (MF).

BRZ: Vincente Ítalo Feola, (trainer: Paulo Lima Amaral).
[1] Carlos José CASTILHO (GK), [16] MAURO Ramos de Oliveira (CB), [8] Waldemar Rodrigues Martins - ORECO (LB), [22] José Macia - PEPE (LW), [13] MOACYR Claudino Pinto da Silva (MF), [9] ZÓZIMO Alves Calazães (MF).
KIt: Ceppo / Idroff.
Unlucky: Roberto Belangero (MF), Canhoteiro - José Ribamar de Oliveira (OL), Gino Orlando (CF), Julinho (OR) turned down an invitation to join the squad, as he had been playing in Italy and not for the CBD.

ENG: Walter Winterbottom (his team was picked by the FAISC), Bill Nicholson, Harold Shepherdson, J. Mears.
[13] Alan Hodgkinson (GK aged 21, 5 caps 1957-60, did not travel with squad, Sheffield United), [12] Edward 'Eddie' Hopkinson (GK aged 22, 14 caps, Bolton Wanderers); [14] Richard Peter Sillett (RB aged 25, 3 caps, Chelsea); [16] Maurice Norman (CH aged 24, 23 caps, Tottenham Hotspur) [22] Maurice Edgar Setters (WH aged 21, did not travel with squad, never capped, West Bromwich Albion); [19] Robert 'Bobby' Alfred Smith (CF aged 25, 15 caps, 13 goals, Tottenham Hotspur); [20] Robert 'Bobby' Charlton (OL aged 20, Manchester United, still suffering the shock of the Munich crash, not picked by Winterbottom and committee).

The final 22 man squad was selected on 22 April 1958, these players missed out from the 40 submitted to FIFA:
Unlucky: Reginald Derrick Matthews (GK aged 24, never added to his 5 caps, Chelsea); Jeffrey 'Jeff' James Hall (RB aged 28 never added to his 17 caps, Birmingham City); Gerald 'Gerry' William Harris (LB aged 22, never capped, Wolverhampton Wanderers); Ernest James 'Jimmmy' Langley (LB aged 29 never added to his 3 caps in run up to the WC of 1958, Fulham); Raymond 'Ray' John Barlow (LH aged 31, 1 cap in 1954, West Bromwich Albion); Ronald 'Ron' Flowers (RH aged 23, 1 cap and more to come, Wolverhampton Wanderers); Trevor Smith (CH aged 22, would get 2 caps in 1959, Birmingham City); John 'Johnny' Edward Wheeler (RH aged 27 never added to his single cap, Liverpool); Thomas 'Tommy' Thompson (IR never added to his 2 caps, Preston North End); Joe Hayes (IR/L aged 22 never capped, Manchester City); Raymond 'Ray' Alan Parry (IL aged 22, would get the first of his 2 caps in 1959 and score his only goal vs. Northern Ireland. Became youngest ever first division player aged 15 years and 267 days in 1951, Bolton Wanderers); Dennis Sydney Viollett (IL aged 24, would later gain 2 caps, 1 goal, Manchester United); Norman Victor Deeley (OR aged 24 gained 2 caps in 1959, Wolverhampton Wanderers); Harold 'Harry' Hooper (OR aged 24 was in 1954 final 22, never capped Birmingham City); Ronald 'Ronnie' Allen (OR/CF aged 29 never added to his 5 caps and 2 goals, West Bromwich Albion); Brian Howard Clough (CF aged 23 would later gain only 2 caps, Middlesbrough); Nathaniel 'Nat' Lofthouse (CF aged 33, last and 33rd cap vs. Wales 26 Nov 1958, scored 30 goals and equaled Tom Finney's record Bolton Wanderers); and Brian Pilkington (OL aged 25 never added to his single cap Burnley);

FRA: Paul Nicolas (Assisted by selectors Alex Thépot, Jean Snella and Albert Batteux).
[14] Raymond Bellot* (MF), [15] Stephane Bruey (CF), [8] Bernard Chiarelli (MF), [2] Dominique Colonna (GK), [9] Kazimir Hnatow (MF), [7] Robert Muynet (DF), [19] Célestin Oliver (FW).
*late replacement for Rene Bliard (FW).

GER: Josef "Sepp" Herberger.
[18] Rudolf 'Rudi' Hoffmann (DF), [20] Hermann Nuber (DF), [19] Wolfgang Peters (FW), [21] Gunter Sawitski (GK). note: the unused players did not travel to Sweden.

HUN: Lajos Baróti-Kratochfill.
[19] Zoltán Friedmanszky (FW), [12] Béla Kárpáti (DF), [16] László Lahos (FW), [18] Tivador Monostori (FW), [13] Oszkár Szigeti (DF), [17] Mihály Vasas (FW).

MEX: Antonio López Herranz (ESP) with Ignacio Trelles.
[12] Manuel Camacho Meléndez (GK), [13] Jaime David Gómez Munquia (GK), [14] Miguel Gutiérrez Gutiérrez (FW), [21] Antonio Ligorio López Altamirano (FW), [16] José Antonio Roca García (DF, later manager of MEX in 1978), [18] Jaime Salazar Gutiérrez (MF).

NIR: Manager: Peter Dermont Doherty, Gerry Morgan (Assist).
[9] William 'Billy' Joseph Simpson (CF injured added once to his 11 caps with 5 goals in total) Rangers [SCO], [15] Samuel 'Sammy' McKee McCrory (IF - never added to his single cap he gained (and scored) against England in November 1957) Southend United [ENG].
The following did not travel to Sweden [18] Robert 'Roy' Rea (GK - never capped) Glenavon, [19] William George Leonard 'Len' Graham (LB - added one more to his 13 caps) Doncaster Rovers [ENG], [20] Samuel 'Sammy' Edward Campbell Chapman (WH - never capped) Portsmouth [ENG], [21] Thomas 'Tommy' J. Hamill (CH - never capped) Linfield, [22] Robin 'Bobby' Trainor (OR - never capped) Coleraine.

PAR: Aurelio González Benítez.
[10] Óscar Antonio Aguilera Valdés (FW), [20] José Raúl Aveiro Lamas (FW), [13] Luis Arnulfo Gini (DF), [22] Eligio Antonio Insfrán Orué (FW), [19] Eliseo Insfrán Orué (FW), [3] Juan Vicente Lezcano López (MF), [18] Beningo Gilbertyo Penayo Ortiz (FW), [14] Darío Segovia Castagnino (DF), [15] Luis Santos Silva (MF).

SCO: Trainer: Dawson Walker (Matthew 'Matt' Alexander Busby was still too ill to manage the team) with selection committee.
[18] John Cohen Coyle (IF never capped) Clyde, [2] Thomas 'Tommy' Henderson Docherty (WH*) Preston North End, [ENG] [6] Henry 'Harry' Haddock (FB) Clyde, [7] John 'Ian' Miller McColl (WH) Rangers, [15] Alelexander Silcock Scott (OR) Rangers.
* Playing Coach

SWE: George Sidney Raynor (b. Hoyland, S. Yorkshire, 13 Jan 1907 - d. Buxton 11 Nov 1985. [ENG] appointed Oct 1956 - 30 June 1958: 'He was an incredibly nice man, we lads in the team referred to him as finagubben' translated roughly to 'the grand gaffer' Kurt Hamrin). In February 1956 the Swedish FA voted to allow the reintroduction of professional players back into the domestic game - Gren, Nordahl and Liedholm were especially missed in 1950.. This gave Raynor the chance to include 33 players for his selection, mostly exiles playing in Italy from January 1958. In March 1957 Raynor returned to take over the Swedish team and prepare for the finals, he was given a free hand over training and tactics. Although Eric Persson was the head of a three man selection committee (Eric Hallden and Einar Jonasson), and Raynor would have no final vote as to the selaction of the team. He would advise and believed this arrangement the best for all concerned.
[12] Tore Svensson (GK), [16] Ingemar Haraldson (GK), [13] Hartwig Edmund Prawitz Öberg (DF), [17] Olle Håkansson (MF), [5] Åke "Bajdoff" Johansson (MF), [22] Sven Ove Olsson.

TCH: Karel Kolský.
[7] Kazimír Gajdoš (FW), [20] Anton Moravčík (MF), [21] František Šafránek (DF), [18] Adolf Scherer (FW), [22] Villam Schrojf (GK), [1] Imrich Stacho (GK).

URS: Gavriil Dmitriević Kaćalin, Mikhail Iosifović Yakušin (Assist).

[12] Vladimir Nikitović Maslaćenko, (GK), [13] Vladimir Georgiević Belyaev (GK), [14] Leonid Alfonsović Ostrovski (DF). [15] Anatoli Evstigneević Maslenkin (DF), [18] Valentin Borisović Bubukin (FW), [19] Gennadi Aleksandrović Gusarov (FW), [21] Genrikh Aleksandrović Fedosov (FW), [22] Vladimir Nikitović Erokhin (DF).

WAL: James 'Jimmy' Patrick Murphy (b. Ton Pentre 8 Aug 1910, d. Manchester 14 Nov 1989).
[12] Kenneth 'Ken' Jones (GK) Cardiff City [ENG], [13] Graham Vernacombe (GK) Cardiff City [ENG], [14] Leonard Trevor Edwards (FB never added to his 2 caps) Charlton Athletic [ENG], [21] Leonard 'Len' Allchurch (RW) Swansea Town [ENG], [22] Thomas George Baker (WH) Plymouth Argyle [ENG], [16] Victor 'Vic' Herbert Crowe (WH) Aston Villa [ENG], [20] John T. Elsworthy (LWH) Ipswich Town [ENG], [17] Kenneth 'Ken' Leek (CF) Leicester City [ENG].

YUG: Aleksandar Tirnanić.
* [20] Gordan Irović (GK), *[22] Dražan Jerković (FW), [18] Luka Lipošinović (OR), [14] Milorad Milutinović (DF), [16] Ilijas Pašić (FW), [11] Vladimir Popović (MF), *[21] Nikola Radović (DF), [10] Ivan Šantek (DF).

* These players did not travel to Sweden.

Who said it? George Raynor before the final against Brazil. To be fair to George he also said. "Not one football team in the world could have beaten Brazil of that day"



YOUNGEST AND OLDEST


1958 Youngest Oldest
Player Pelé (BRZ) 17y 235d Labruna (ARG) 39y 260d
Goalkeeper Mayeregger (PAR) 24y 109d Svensson (SWE) 32y 230d
Scorer Pelé (BRZ) 17y 239d Gren (SWE) 37y 236d
Champion Pelé (BRZ) 17y 249d N.Santos (BRZ) 33y 44d
Finalist Pelé (BRZ) 17y 249d Gren (SWE) 37y 241d
Captain Agüero (PAR) 22y 349d Hidegkuti (HUN) 36y 104d
Coach Trellez (MEX) 38y 312d Herberger (GER) 61y 92d
Referee Codesal (URU) 30y 231d Mowatt (SCO) 50y 72d




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