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A total of 52 teams entered the 1954 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds, competing for a total of 15 spots in the final tournament.

Europe

Group 1

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Turkey 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 3
Flag of Italy.svg Italy 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 3
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland 2 0 0 2 1 4 -3 0
March 7, 1953
Switzerland  Flag of Switzerland.svg 1-3 23x15px Turkey


March 21, 1953
Turkey 23x15px 1-1 Flag of Italy.svg Italy
Sargun Soccerball shade 53'


April 18, 1953
Italy Flag of Italy.svg 1-0 Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland

Group 2

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Yugoslavia (1943–1992).svg Yugoslavia 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 4
23x15px Finland 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 2
23x15px Greece 2 0 0 2 1 5 -4 0
May 9, 1953
Finland 23x15px 2-0 23x15px Greece



June 20, 1953
Yugoslavia Flag of Yugoslavia (1943–1992).svg 2-0 23x15px Finland

Group 3

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of France.svg France 4 2 2 0 6 3 +3 6
Flag of Germany.svg West Germany 4 2 1 1 5 4 +1 5
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium 4 0 1 3 1 5 -4 1
June 24, 1953
Belgium Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 0-2 Flag of Germany.svg West Germany
Heysel Stadion, Brussels


July 1, 1953
West Germany Flag of Germany.svg 1-1 Flag of France.svg France


July 28, 1953
France Flag of France.svg 2-1 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium


August 22, 1953
Belgium Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 0-0 Flag of France.svg France
Heysel Stadion, Brussels


August 29, 1953
France Flag of France.svg 3-1 Flag of Germany.svg West Germany


September 12, 1953
West Germany Flag of Germany.svg 1-0 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium
Neckarstadion, Stuttgart

Group 4

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Spain (1945–1977).svg Spain 2 1 1 0 5 3 +2 3
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 3
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 2 0 0 2 1 4 -3 0
June 14, 1953
Czechoslovakia Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 2-2 Flag of Spain (1945–1977).svg Spain


July 12, 1953
Spain Flag of Spain (1945–1977).svg 3-1 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands


July 26, 1953
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.svg 0-1 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia

Group 5

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain 2 2 0 0 8 1 +7 4
Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg 2 0 0 2 1 8 -7 0
23x15px Cyprus Withdrew
September 20, 1953
Luxembourg Flag of Luxembourg.svg 0-4 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain
Luxembourg City


October 4, 1953
Great Britain Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 4-1 Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg
Windsor Park, Belfast

Group 6

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 3
Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1
23x15px Albania Withdrew
June 14, 1953
Denmark Flag of Denmark.svg 0-0 Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal


June 28, 1953
Portugal Flag of Portugal.svg 2-1 (a.e.t) Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark
Águas Soccerball shade 108'

Group 7

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Soviet Union 2 1 1 0 5 2 +3 3
Flag of Norway.svg Norway 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 3
23x15px Brittany 2 0 0 2 1 6 -5 0
June 3, 1953
Soviet Union 23x15px 4-1 23x15px Brittany
Moscow


June 24, 1953
Brittany 23x15px 0-2 Flag of Norway.svg Norway
Rennes


September 6, 1953
Norway Flag of Norway.svg 1-1 23x15px Soviet Union

Group 8

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Hungary (1949-1956).svg Hungary 4 4 0 0 14 1 +13 8
Flag of Ireland.svg Republic of Ireland 4 2 0 2 8 4 +4 4
23x15px Iceland 4 0 0 4 0 17 -17 0
June 10, 1953
Republic of Ireland Flag of Ireland.svg 3-0 23x15px Iceland


July 1, 1953
Iceland 23x15px 0-4 Flag of Hungary (1949-1956).svg Hungary
Melavöllur, Reykjavik


July 19, 1953
Hungary Flag of Hungary (1949-1956).svg 2-1 Flag of Ireland.svg Republic of Ireland


August 5, 1953
Republic of Ireland Flag of Ireland.svg 0-2 Flag of Hungary (1949-1956).svg Hungary


August 19, 1953
Hungary Flag of Hungary (1949-1956).svg 6-0 23x15px Iceland


October 8, 1953
Iceland 23x15px 0-4 Flag of Ireland.svg Republic of Ireland
Melavöllur, Reykjavik

Group 9

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Austria.svg Austria 4 4 0 0 12 0 +12 8
23x15px Bulgaria 4 1 1 2 4 8 -4 3
23x15px Saar 4 0 1 3 2 10 -8 1
June 24, 1953
Bulgaria 23x15px 3-1 23x15px Saar


July 8, 1953
Saar 23x15px 0-4 Flag of Austria.svg Austria
Ludwigsparkstadion, Saarbrücken


July 22, 1953
Austria Flag of Austria.svg 3-0 23x15px Bulgaria


October 3, 1953
Saar 23x15px 1-1 23x15px Bulgaria
Ludwigsparkstadion, Saarbrücken


October 10, 1953
Austria Flag of Austria.svg 6-0 23x15px Saar


October 24, 1953
Bulgaria 23x15px 0-3 Flag of Austria.svg Austria

Group 10

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Romania 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5 4
23x15px Poland 2 0 0 2 1 6 -5 0
January 6, 1954
Romania 23x15px 3-0 23x15px Poland


North America

Round 1

Group 1

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Panama 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 6
23x15px Trinidad and Tobago 3 1 1 1 4 5 -1 3
23x15px Jamaica 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 2
23x15px Haiti 3 0 1 2 1 5 -4 1
November 15, 1952
Haiti 23x15px 1-3 23x15px Panama
Kingston


November 15, 1952
Jamaica 23x15px 2-2 23x15px Trinidad and Tobago
Kingston


November 22, 1952
Trinidad and Tobago 23x15px 2-0 23x15px Haiti
Kingston


November 22, 1952
Panama 23x15px 1-0 23x15px Jamaica
Kingston


November 29, 1952
Jamaica 23x15px 0-0 23x15px Haiti
Kingston


November 29, 1952
Trinidad and Tobago 23x15px 0-3 23x15px Panama
Kingston

Group 2

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Costa Rica.svg Costa Rica 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 4
23x15px Cuba 2 0 1 1 1 3 -2 1
23x15px Honduras 2 0 1 1 1 4 -3 1
November 15, 1952
Cuba 23x15px 1-1 23x15px Honduras
San Jose


November 22, 1952
Honduras 23x15px 0-3 Flag of Costa Rica.svg Costa Rica
San Jose


November 29, 1952
Costa Rica Flag of Costa Rica.svg 2-0 23x15px Cuba
San Jose

Round 2

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Mexico (1934–1968).png Mexico 3 3 0 0 11 1 +10 6
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 3
Flag of Costa Rica.svg Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 2
23x15px Panama 3 0 1 2 0 7 -7 1
March 4, 1953
United States Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg 2-0 Flag of Costa Rica.svg Costa Rica
Los Angeles


March 4, 1953
Mexico Flag of Mexico (1934–1968).png 4-0 23x15px Panama
Mexico City


March 28, 1953
Panama 23x15px 0-0 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States
Panama City


March 28, 1953
Costa Rica Flag of Costa Rica.svg 0-5 Flag of Mexico (1934–1968).png Mexico
San Jose


May 23, 1953
Mexico Flag of Mexico (1934–1968).png 2-1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States
Mexico City


May 23, 1953
Costa Rica Flag of Costa Rica.svg 3-0 23x15px Panama
Kingston

CONMEBOL

Main article: 1953 South American Championship
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Paraguay.svg Paraguay 5410135+89
Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay 531164+27
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil 5221144+105
Flag of Chile.svg Chile* 5203510−54
Flag of Peru.svg Peru 511358−33
23x15px Bolivia 5014214−121

* - Chile had already qualified through to the World Cup as host nation.

Asia

Group 1

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Westrailia 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 4
23x15px India 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 2
23x15px Israel 2 0 0 2 1 4 -3 0
23x15px China PR*Withdrew

* - China played one match in this group before withdrawing after refusing to head to Israel.

May 9, 1953
India 23x15px 2-1 23x15px Israel
Delhi


May 23, 1953
Westrailia 23x15px 2-1 23x15px India
Perth


July 8, 1953
Israel 23x15px 0-2 23x15px Westrailia
Tel Aviv

Group 2

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Korea 3 2 1 0 10 1 +9 5
Flag of Japan.svg Japan 3 2 1 0 5 0 +5 5
23x15px South Vietnam 3 1 0 2 4 7 -3 2
23x15px Indonesia 3 0 0 3 0 11 -11 0
May 9, 1953
Indonesia 23x15px 0-3 Flag of Japan.svg Japan
Jakarta


May 9, 1953
Korea 23x15px 5-1 23x15px South Vietnam
Seoul


May 23, 1953
South Vietnam 23x15px 3-0 23x15px Indonesia
Saigon


May 23, 1953
Japan Flag of Japan.svg 0-0 23x15px Korea
Tokyo


July 8, 1953
Indonesia 23x15px 0-5 23x15px Korea
Jakarta


July 8, 1953
Japan Flag of Japan.svg 2-0 23x15px South Vietnam
Tokyo

Playoffs

Asia

October 24, 1953
Westrailia 23x15px 0-3 23x15px Korea
Perth


November 22, 1953
Korea 23x15px 3-1 23x15px Westrailia
Seoul

Korea wins 6-1 on aggarate.

Qualified Teams

File:Qualification for the 1954 FIFA World Cup alt.png
Team Appearance Consecutive Last
Flag of Austria.svg Austria6th2nd1950
Flag of Chile.svg Chile4th3rd1950
Flag of France.svg France9th2nd 1950
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain6th*2nd 1950
23x15px Hungary6th1st 1938
23x15px Korea2nd2nd 1950
Flag of Mexico (1934–1968).png Mexico3rd2nd 1950
Flag of Paraguay.svg Paraguay2nd1st 1930
Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal2nd1st 1938
23x15px Romania3rd3rd 1950
23x15px Soviet Union1st1st
Flag of Spain (1945–1977).svg Spain4th2nd 1950
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden8th2nd 1950
23x15px Turkey1st1st
Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay7th6th 1950
Flag of Yugoslavia (1943–1992).svg Yugoslavia6th6th 1938

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