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World Cup Switzerland 1954

World Cup History - Switzerland 1954

Group 1 Results
Brazil  -  Mexico  5-0    (June 16, Charmilles)
Yugoslavia  -  France  1-0    (June 16, La Pontaise)
France  -  Mexico  3-2    (June 19, Charmilles)
Brazil  -  Yugoslavia  1-1 A.E.T    (June 19, La Pontaise)

 

Group 1 Standing
Team GP W D L GS GC P
Brazil 2 1 1 0 6 1 3
Yugoslavia 2 1 1 0 2 1 3
France 2 1 0 1 3 3 2
Mexico 2 0 0 2 2 8 0

 

Group 2 Results
Fed. Rep. of Ger.  -  Turkey  4-1    (June 17, Wankdorf-Stadion)
Hungary  -  Korea Republic  9-0    (June 17, Hardturm)
Hungary  -  Fed. Rep. of Ger.  8-3    (June 20, St. Jakob)
Turkey  -  Korea Republic  7-0    (June 20, Charmilles)
Fed. Rep. of Ger.  -  Turkey  7-2    (June 23, Hardturm)

 
Group 2 Standing
Team GP W D L GS GC P
Hungary 2 2 0 0 17 3 4
Fed. Rep. of Ger. 3 2 0 1 14 11 4
Turkey 3 1 0 2 10 11 2
Korea Republic 2 0 0 2 0 16 0

 
Group 3 Results
Uruguay  -  Czechoslovakia  2-0    (February 16, Wankdorf-Stadion)
Austria  -  Scotland  1-0    (June 16, Hardturm)
Uruguay  -  Scotland  7-0    (June 19, St. Jakob)
Austria  -  Czechoslovakia  5-0    (June 19, Hardturm)

 
Group 3 Standing
Team GP W D L GS GC P
Uruguay 2 2 0 0 9 0 4
Austria 2 2 0 0 6 0 4
Czechoslovakia 2 0 0 2 0 7 0
Scotland 2 0 0 2 0 8 0

 
Group 4 Results
England  -  Belgium  4-4 A.E.T    (June 17, St. Jakob)
Switzerland  -  Italy  2-1    (June 17, La Pontaise)
Italy  -  Belgium  4-1    (June 20, Comunale Di Cornaredo)
England  -  Switzerland  2-0    (June 20, Wankdorf-Stadion)
Switzerland  -  Italy  4-1    (June 23, St. Jakob)

 
Group 4 Standing
Team GP W D L GS GC P
Switzerland 3 2 0 1 6 4 4
England 2 1 1 0 5 3 3
Italy 3 1 0 2 6 7 2
Belgium 2 0 1 1 4 7 1

 
Quarter-Final
Uruguay  -  England  4-2    (June 26, St. Jakob)
Austria  -  Switzerland  7-5    (June 26, La Pontaise)
Hungary  -  Brazil  4-2    (June 27, Wankdorf-Stadion)
Fed. Rep. of Ger.  -  Yugoslavia  2-0    (June 27, Charmilles

 
Semi-Final
Fed. Rep. of Ger.  -  Austria  6-1    (June 30, St. Jakob)
Hungary  -  Uruguay  4-2 A.E.T    (June 30, La Pontaise)

 
3rd. / 4th. Placing
Austria

 - 

Uruguay

 3-1

   (July 03, Hardturm)

 
Final
Fed. Rep. of Ger.  -  Hungary

 3-2

   (July 04, Wankdorf-Stadion)

 

36 teams took part in the World Cup qualifiers and only 16 made the finals. Surprisingly, Sweden and Spain, 1950's finalists didn't make it this time. Argentina, didn't show up again, and neither did the strong USSR team. South Korea, Scotland and Turkey make their debut appearance (the last two teams chose not to participate in the previous competition).

This time, the first round was played in groups, each group was made up of two seeded and two drawn teams, and they were to play "weaker with stronger". The stronger teams were Uruguay, Hungary, Austria, England, Italy, France, Turkey, and Brasil. A revelation of the games was the West Germany team, that wasn't given any chance for getting out of the group after a loss to Hungary. West Germany got better and better with each match: they crushed Turkey twice (4:1 and 7:1) and defeated Yugoslavia and Austria to face favorite Hungary once again in the finals. The Hungarian team made the final game after heated matches with Brasil and Uruguay (both games 4:2 wins). In the last game of the competition Hungary dominated as expected, but for most of the game the score was tied. The decisive goal came suddenly after a counter attack of the German team and gave West Germany the Rimet Cup. Austria was the 3rd. place winner.

Top players of the tournament: Ocwirk (Austria), D. Santos, Bauer, Julinho (Brasil), Bozsik, Czibor, Hidegkuti, Kocsis, Puskás (Hungary), Turek, Rahn, F. Walter (West Germany), Varela, Schiaffino (Uruguay).

 
Statistics :
World Cup Champions: Fed. Rep. of Ger.
Runners Up: Hungary
Highest Scoring Game: Austria vs. Switzerland 7 - 5 (Quarter Final)
Total Goals Scored: 140
Av. Goals Per Match: 5.38
Top Scorer: Sandor Kocsis, Hungary - 11 Goals
Best Scorers in 1 game: Sandor Kocsis, Hungary - 4 Goals
Highest Attendance: 65.000 (Hungary - Fed. Rep. of Ger., Group 2)
Total Attendance: 889,500
Average Attendance: 34,211
Debut Appearance: Scotland, Korea Republic, Fed. Rep. of Ger., Turkey
Stadiums Used: Charmilles, Wankdorf-Stadion, St. Jakob, La Pontaise, Hardturm, Comunale Di Cornaredo

 

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