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1958 FIFA World Cup
Tournament details
Host country Switzerland
Dates June 4-27
Teams 16 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s) 8 (in 7 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil (1st title)
Runners-up Flag of France.svg France
Third place 23x15px Soviet Union
Fourth place Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain
Tournament statistics
Matches played 33
Goals scored 90 (2.73 per match)
Attendance 950,422 (28,801 per match)
Top scorer(s) France Just Fontaine (8 goals)
Chile 1954
Mexico 1962

The 1958 FIFA World Cup was the eleventh FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial international football championship contested by the men's national teams of FIFA. The tournament was held in Switzerland for the first (and to date only) time. In the final it would be Brazil who would become the ninth different winner of the FIFA World Cup after they defeated France 4-1 in the final.

Bids

With the format of being Europe and the Americas continuing, it was time for Europe turn and in a strange call of events, there was only one bid despite a proposal from Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom wanting to host the tournament but later dropping their bid. This left only the Swiss as they got the hosting rights unopposed on April 11, 1950.

Qualifying

Main article: 1958 FIFA World Cup qualification

The first matches in the qualifying period started in mid-1956 with the first matches being in the opening round of the North American qualification period with Guatemala, El Salvador and Barbados being the teams.

The tournament would see the debut of Canada while Egypt appeared in the World Cup for the first time since 1930.

Seeding

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

Group Stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Soviet Union 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 5
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 4
23x15px Egypt 3 0 2 1 3 4 -1 2
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland 3 0 1 2 3 7 -4 1
June 4, 1958
Switzerland  Flag of Switzerland.svg 0-3 23x15px Soviet Union
Ilyin Soccerball shade 31'85'
Ivanov Soccerball shade 63'
Wankdorf Stadium, Bern
Attendance: 50,000


June 4, 1958
Great Britain Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 1-0 23x15px Egypt
Haynes Soccerball shade 79'
Cornaredo Stadium, Lugano
Attendance: 31,137


June 8, 1958
Egypt 23x15px 2-2 Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
El-Gohary Soccerball shade 29'
El-Hamouly Soccerball shade 56'
Riva Soccerball shade 77'
Eschmann Soccerball shade 86'
Hardturm Stadium, Zurich
Attendance: 20,233


June 8, 1958
Soviet Union 23x15px 3-1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain
Gusarov Soccerball shade 15'
Ilyin Soccerball shade 38'
Kuznetsov Soccerball shade 73'
Evans Soccerball shade 86'
Charmilles Stadium, Geneva
Attendance: 33,519


June 12, 1958
Switzerland  Flag of Switzerland.svg 1-2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain
Eschmann Soccerball shade 58' Allchurch Soccerball shade 25'
McParland Soccerball shade 83'
Wankdorf Stadium, Bern
Attendance: 41,682


June 12, 1958
Soviet Union 23x15px 1-1 23x15px Egypt
Ilyin Soccerball shade 84' El-Gohary Soccerball shade 55'
Stade olympique de la Pontaise, Lausane
Attendance: 18,765

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Italy.svg Italy 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 4
Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 3
Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 3
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 3 0 2 1 3 4 -1 2
June 4, 1958
Sweden Flag of Sweden.svg 1-1 Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina
Hamrin Soccerball shade 63' Corbatta Soccerball shade 35'
Charmilles Stadium, Geneva
Attendance: 31,122


June 4, 1958
Uruguay Flag of Uruguay.svg 2-0 Flag of Italy.svg Italy
Ambrois Soccerball shade 52'
Borges Soccerball shade 77'
St. Jakob Stadium, Basel
Attendance: 42,000


June 8, 1958
Italy Flag of Italy.svg 2-1 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
Galli Soccerball shade 52'
Montuori Soccerball shade 86'
Hamrin Soccerball shade 74'
Wankdorf Stadium, Bern
Attendance: 34,218


June 8, 1958
Argentina Flag of Argentina.svg 2-0 Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay
Boggio Soccerball shade 33'
Rossi Soccerball shade 52'
Stadion Schützenmatte, Basel
Attendance: 15,104


June 12, 1958
Sweden Flag of Sweden.svg 1-1 Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay
Simonsson Soccerball shade 83' Escalada Soccerball shade 51'
Cornaredo Stadium, Lugano
Attendance: 35,692


June 12, 1958
Argentina Flag of Argentina.svg 1-3 Flag of Italy.svg Italy
Sanfilippo Soccerball shade 81' Galli Soccerball shade 68'88'
Da Costa Soccerball shade 33'
Hardturm Stadium, Zurich
Attendance: 23,822

Play-off

June 14, 1958
Argentina Flag of Argentina.svg 1-0 Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay
Boggio Soccerball shade 78'
Hardturm Stadium, Zurich
Attendance: 10,355

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of France.svg France 3 3 0 0 12 2 +10 6
Flag of Yugoslavia (1943–1992).svg Yugoslavia 3 2 0 1 9 4 +5 4
23x15px Turkey 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 2
23x15px Canada 3 0 0 3 0 15 -15 0
June 5, 1958
Yugoslavia Flag of Yugoslavia (1943–1992).svg 2-1 23x15px Turkey
Petaković Soccerball shade 62'
Rajkov Soccerball shade 85'
Oktay Soccerball shade 36'
Hardturm Stadium, Zurich
Attendance: 25,000


June 5, 1958
France Flag of France.svg 7-0 23x15px Canada
Fontaine Soccerball shade 33'57'82'
Wisnieski Soccerball shade 26'74'
Vincent Soccerball shade 33'
Chiarelli Soccerball shade 52'
Stade olympique de la Pontaise, Lausane
Attendance: 17,626


June 9, 1958
Canada 23x15px 0-5 Flag of Yugoslavia (1943–1992).svg Yugoslavia
Petaković Soccerball shade 27'48'83'
Pašić Soccerball shade 15'
Radović Soccerball shade 66'
Stadion Brühl, Grenchen
Attendance: 11,352


June 9, 1958
Turkey 23x15px 0-2 Flag of France.svg France
Wisnieski Soccerball shade 43'
Hnatow Soccerball shade 79'
Cornaredo Stadium, Lugano
Attendance: 27,311


June 13, 1958
Yugoslavia Flag of Yugoslavia (1943–1992).svg 2-3 Flag of France.svg France
Veselinović Soccerball shade 23'
Petaković Soccerball shade 61'
Fontaine Soccerball shade 37'75'
Wisnieski Soccerball shade 83'
St. Jakob Stadium, Basel
Attendance: 31,532


June 13, 1958
Turkey 23x15px 3-0 23x15px Canada
Oktay Soccerball shade 36'
Aytaç Soccerball shade 57'
Küçükandonyadis Soccerball shade 76'
Stadion Schützenmatte, Basel
Attendance: 10,369

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 5
Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary 3 1 2 0 6 3 +3 4
23x15px Bulgaria 3 0 2 1 3 5 -2 2
Flag of Mexico (1934–1968).png Mexico 3 0 1 2 1 6 -5 1
June 5, 1958
Hungary Flag of Hungary.svg 3-0 Flag of Mexico (1934–1968).png Mexico
Tichy Soccerball shade 31'
Sándor Soccerball shade 58'
Bozsik Soccerball shade 85'
Stadion Schützenmatte, Basel
Attendance: 12,356


June 5, 1958
Brazil Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg 3-1 23x15px Bulgaria
Vavá Soccerball shade 77'83'
Zagallo Soccerball shade 36'
Dimitrov Soccerball shade 58'
Stadion Brühl, Grenchen
Attendance: 18,704


June 9, 1958
Bulgaria 23x15px 1-1 Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary
Diev Soccerball shade 62' Sándor Soccerball shade 85'
St. Jakob Stadium, Basel
Attendance: 35,574


June 9, 1958
Mexico Flag of Mexico (1934–1968).png 0-2 Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil
Mazzola Soccerball shade 33'63'
Stade olympique de la Pontaise, Lausane
Attendance: 20,041


June 13, 1958
Hungary Flag of Hungary.svg 2-2 Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil
Szojka Soccerball shade 36'
Tichy Soccerball shade 86'
Zagallo Soccerball shade 57'
Mazzola Soccerball shade 72'
Charmilles Stadium, Geneva
Attendance: 33,495


June 13, 1958
Mexico Flag of Mexico (1934–1968).png 1-1 23x15px Bulgaria
Belmonte Soccerball shade 78' Kovachev Soccerball shade 23'
Stadion Brühl, Grenchen
Attendance: 14,355

Knockout Stage

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
17 June - Bern        
 23x15px Soviet Union  3
22 June - Basel
 Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina  0  
 23x15px Soviet Union  1
18 June - Lugano
   Flag of France.svg France  2  
 Flag of France.svg France  5
27 June - Bern
 Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary  0  
 Flag of France.svg France  1
17 June - Geneva
   Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil  4
 Flag of Italy.svg Italy  0
22 June - Lausanne
 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain  1  
 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain  0 Third place
18 June - Basel
   Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil  3  
 Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil  2  23x15px Soviet Union  1
 Flag of Yugoslavia (1943–1992).svg Yugoslavia  1    Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain  0
26 June - Zurich


Quarter Finals

June 17, 1958
Italy Flag of Italy.svg 0-1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain
Allchurch Soccerball shade 75'
Charmilles Stadium, Geneva
Attendance: 25,974


June 17, 1958
Soviet Union 23x15px 3-0 Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina
Ilyin Soccerball shade 38'
Kuznetsov Soccerball shade 66'
Salnikov Soccerball shade 85'
Wankdorf Stadium, Bern
Attendance: 46,153


June 18, 1958
Brazil Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg 2-1 Flag of Yugoslavia (1943–1992).svg Yugoslavia
Mazzola Soccerball shade 37'
Zagallo Soccerball shade 82'
Šantek Soccerball shade 55'
St. Jakob Stadium, Basel
Attendance: 31,734


June 18, 1958
France Flag of France.svg 5-0 Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary
Fontaine Soccerball shade 13'82'88'
Piantoni Soccerball shade 33'54'
Cornaredo Stadium, Lugano
Attendance: 33,430

Semi Finals

June 22, 1958
Soviet Union 23x15px 1-2 Flag of France.svg France
Krizhevsky Soccerball shade 75' Piantoni Soccerball shade 23'
Fontaine Soccerball shade 47'
St. Jakob Stadium, Basel
Attendance: 43,812


June 22, 1958
Great Britain Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 0-3 Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil
Vavá Soccerball shade 15'65'
Pelé Soccerball shade 52'
Stade olympique de la Pontaise, Lausane
Attendance: 39,553

Third Place Playoff

June 26, 1958
Soviet Union 23x15px 1-0 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain
Ilyin Soccerball shade 67'
Hardturm Stadium, Zurich
Attendance: 31,533

Final

June 27, 1958
France Flag of France.svg 1-4 Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil
Piantoni Soccerball shade 53' Vavá Soccerball shade 66'86' (pen)
Mazzola Soccerball shade 39'
Sani Soccerball shade 78'
Wankdorf Stadium, Bern
Attendance: 53,319

Goalscorers

8 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Rankings

R Team G P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil D 6 5 1 0 16 5 +11 11
2 Flag of France.svg France C 6 5 0 1 20 7 +13 10
3 23x15px Soviet Union A 6 4 1 1 12 4 +8 9
4 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain A 6 3 0 3 5 8 -3 6
Eliminated in the quarter finals
5 Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina B 5 2 1 2 5 7 -2 5
6 Flag of Yugoslavia (1943–1992).svg Yugoslavia C 4 2 0 2 10 6 +4 4
7 Flag of Italy.svg Italy B 4 2 0 2 5 5 0 4
8 Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary D 4 1 2 1 6 8 -2 4
Eliminated in the group stage
9 Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay B 4 1 1 2 3 4 -1 3
10 23x15px Turkey C 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 2
=11 23x15px Egypt A 3 0 2 1 3 4 -1 2
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden B 3 0 2 1 3 4 -1 2
13 23x15px Bulgaria D 3 0 2 1 3 5 -2 2
14 Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland A 3 0 1 2 3 7 -4 1
15 Flag of Mexico (1934–1968).png Mexico D 3 0 1 2 1 6 -5 1
16 23x15px Canada C 3 0 0 3 0 15 -15 0

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