World Cup 1954 qualifications

World Cup 1954 qualifications

Europe


16 teams entered, including SUI (hosts) and ISL after deadline. POL withdrew
after seeding. Eleven places divided between winners of five groups of
three teams and four pairs, also for the second team from the British
Home group. Teams finishing level on points had a play-off game and
then a coin toss.

Group 1 (1953-54)

24.06. Oslo       NOR-SAA 2:3 (2:2) Thoresen 7, Dahlen 15 - Siedl 17,53,
                                    Otto 30 (Bronkhorst HOL)
19.08. Oslo       NOR-GER 1:1 (1:1) Hennum - F.Walter (Ausum HOL)
11.10. Stuttgart  GER-SAA 3:0 (1:0) Morlock (2), Schade (van der Meer HOL)
08.11. S'brŘcken  SAA-NOR 0:0       (Horn HOL)
22.11. Hamburg    GER-NOR 5:1 (1:1) Morlock (2), Rahn, O.Walter, F.Walter -
                                    Nordahl (Luty ENG)
28.03. S'brŘcken  SAA-GER 1:3 (0:1) H.Martin 68 p - Morlock (2), SchÔfer
                                    (Bronkhorst HOL)

1.GER^  4   7  3  1  0  12- 3
2.SAA   4   3  1  1  2   4- 8
3.NOR   4   2  0  0  2   4- 9

Group 2 (1953)

25.05. Helsinki   FIN-BEL 2:4 (0:3) Lehtovirta 49, 75 - Coppens 4,26,83,
                                    Anoul 9 (Helge DAN)
28.05. Stockholm  SWE-BEL 2:3 (2:3) Bengtsson 20, Selmosson 26 - Anoul 28,
                                    Straetmans 37, Lembrechts 40 (Mowat SCO)
05.08. Helsinki   FIN-SWE 3:3 (0:2) Lehtovirta 63, Lahtinen 67, Rikberg 70 -
                                    Sandell 9,71, Persson 23 (Baalstad NOR)
16.08. Stockholm  SWE-FIN 4:0 (2:0) G. Sandberg 22, Sandell 24,61, Sandin 56
                                    (Asmussen DAN)
23.09. Brussels   BEL-FIN 2:2 (1:0) Bollen (2) - Lahtinen, Vaihela
                                    (Baumberger SUI)
08.10. Brussels   BEL-SWE 2:0 (1:0) Coppens 23, Mees 49 (Schipper HOL)

1.BEL^  4   7  3  1  0  11- 6
2.SWE   4   3  1  1  2   9- 8
3.FIN   4   2  0  0  2   7-13

Group 3 (1953-54)

03.10. Belfast    NIR-SCO 1:3 (0:0) Lockhart - Fleming (2), Henderson
                                    (Ellis ENG)
10.10. Cardiff    WAL-ENG 1:4 (1:1) Allchurch - Wilshaw (2), Lofthouse (2)
                                    (Faultless SCO)
04.11. Glasgow    SCO-WAL 3:3 (2:0) Brown, R. Johnstone, Reilly - J.Charles
                                    (2), Allchurch (Mitchell NIR)
11.11. Liverpool  ENG-NIR 3:1 (1:0) Hassall (2), Lofthouse - McMorran
                                    (Smith WAL)
31.03. Wrexham    WAL-NIR 1:2 (0:1) J.Charles - McParland (2) (Faultless SCO)
03.04. Glasgow    SCO-ENG 2:4 (1:1) Brown, Byrne (og) - Broadis, Nicholls, 
                                    Ronnie Allen, Mullen (Mitchell NIR)

1.ENG^  3   6  3  0  0  11- 4
2.SCO   3   3  1  1  1   8- 8
3.NIR   3   2  1  0  2   4- 7
4.WAL   3   1  0  1  2   5- 9

Group 4 (1953-54)

20.09. Luxembourg LUX-FRA 1:6 (1:4) Kohn 6 - Piantoni 5, Kopa 10, Cicci 41,
                                    Kargu 73, Glovacki 44, Flamion 88
                                    (D÷rflinger SUI)
04.10. Dublin     IRL-FRA 3:5 (0:2) Ryan 58p, Walsh 83, O'Farrel 88 - Glovacki
                                    23, Penverne 40, Ujlaki 50,69, Flamion
                                    72 (Franken BEL)
28.10. Dublin     IRL-LUX 4:0 (1:0) Fitzimmons (2), Ryan, Eglinton (Bond ENG)
25.11. Paris      FRA-IRL 1:0 (0:0) Piantoni 73 (van Nuffel BEL)
27.12. Paris      FRA-LUX 8:0 (4:0) Desgranges 2,88, Vincent 6,10, Fontaine
                                    21,75,80, Foix 57 (Roeykens BEL)
07.03. Luxembourg LUX-IRL 0:1 (0:0) Cummins (Ausum HOL)

1.FRA^  4   8  4  0  0  20- 4
2.IRL   4   4  2  0  0   8- 6
3.LUX   4   0  0  0  4   1-19

Group 5 (1953)

27.09. Wien       AUT-POR 9:1 (4:1) Probst (5), Dienst, Wagner, Ocwirk,
                                    Happel - J.Aguas (Bauwens BEL)
29.11. Lisbona    POR-AUT 0:0       (Harzic FRA)

Group 6 (1954)

06.01. Madrid     ESP-TUR 4:1 (1:1) Venancio (2), Alsua, Miguel - Recep 31
                                    (Vincentini FRA)
14.03. Stambul    TUR-ESP 1:0 (1:0) Burchan 16 (Schmetzer GER)
17.03. Roma       TUR-ESP 2:2 (1:1,2:2,2:2) Burhan 32, Suat 65 - Arteche 18,
                                    Escudero 79 (Bernardi ITA)
- TUR progressed on a coin toss

Group 7 - POL withdrew, HUN had a walkover

Group 8 (1953)

14.06 Prag        CZE-ROM 2:0 (1:0) Crha 52, Laskov 67 (Pˇsa HUN)
28.06 Bukarest    ROM-BUL 3:1 (2:0) Petschovski 21,36, Ene 71 - Kolev 58
                                    (Schulz DDR)
06.09 Sofia       BUL-CZE 1:2 (0:2) Bozhkov - Vik (2) (Aleksandrowicz POL)
11.10 Sofia       BUL-ROM 1:2 (1:1) Tashkov - Serfˇzˇ, Calinoiu (Dorogi HUN)
25.10 Bukarest    ROM-CZE 0:1 (0:1) Safranek (Schulz DDR)
08.11 Bratislava  CZE-BUL 0:0       (Chkhatarashvili ZSR)

1.CZE^  4   7  3  1  0   5- 1
2.ROM   4   4  2  0  2   5- 5
3.BUL   4   1  0  1  3   3- 7

Group 9 (1953-54)

13.11. Cairo      EGY-ITA 1:2 (1:0) Ad-Diba 23 - Frignani 61, Muccinelli 79
                                    (Steiner AUT)
24.01. Mediolan   ITA-EGY 5:1 (1:1) Pandolfini 1, Frignani 62, Boniperti
                                    65,86, Ricagni 84 - El Din 32 (Horn HOL)

Group 10 (1953-54)

09.05 Belgrad     JUG-GRE 1:0 (0:0) MatosiŠ 71 (Steiner AUT)
01.11 Athina      GRE-ISR 1:0 (0:0) Bempis (Massai ITA)
08.11 Skopje      JUG-ISR 1:0 (0:0) MilutinoviŠ (Alsteen BEL)
08.03 Tel-Aviv    ISR-GRE 0:2 (0:0) Kokkilakis, Kamaras (BuchmŘller SUI)
21.03 Tel-Aviv    ISR-JUG 0:1 (0:0) Zebec (Leafe ENG)
28.03 Athina      GRE-JUG 0:1 (0:0) VeselinoviŠ (Rufli SUI)

1.JUG^  4   8  4  0  0   4- 0
2.GRE   4   4  2  0  2   3- 2
3.ISR   4   0  0  0  4   0- 5

South America

6 teams entered, including URU (champions) and PER, withdrawn after seeding and BOL after deadline. The remaining three teams played for one final place in a single group.
Group 11 (1954) 14.02. Asunciˇn PAR-CHI 4:0 (1:0) Lugo, S.Parodi, Hermosilla, J. Parodi (Steiner AUT) 21.02. Santiago CHI-PAR 1:3 (1:1) Robledo - Lugo (2), J. Parodi (Vincentini FRA) 28.02. Santiago CHI-BRA 0:2 (0:1) Baltazar (2) (Vincentini FRA) 07.03. Asunciˇn PAR-BRA 0:1 (0:0) Baltazar (Steiner AUT) 14.03. R/Janeiro BRA-CHI 1:0 (1:0) Baltazar (Steiner AUT) 21.03. R/Janeiro BRA-PAR 4:1 (0:0) Julinho (2), Baltazar, Humberto - Romerito (Vincentini FRA) - PER withdrew after seeding 1.BRA^ 4 8 4 0 0 8- 1 2.PAR 4 4 2 0 2 8- 6 3.CHI 4 0 0 0 4 1-10

CONCACAF

3 teams entered and COS and CUB after deadline. One place for the winner of a single group.
Group 12 (1953-54) 19.07. Mexico Ct. MEX-HAI 8:0 (5:0) Amauda 38,67,84, Balcazar 22,25,82, Tellez 33, Gˇmez 28 (Crawford ENG) 27.12. Port-au-Pr.HAI-MEX 0:4 (0:2) Lamadrid 14,59, Balcazar 65, Avalos 4 (van Rosberg AHO) 10.02. Mexico Ct. MEX-USA 4:0 (2:0) Naranjo 61, Lamadrid 14,57, Balcazar 4 (Sunderland ENG) 14.01. Mexico Ct. MEX-USA 3:1 (0:1) A.Torres 59,89, Lamadrid 68 - Looby 7 (Best USA) 03.04. Port-au-Pr.HAI-USA 2:3 (0:1) ? - Looby, Casey, Chachurian (van Rosberg AHO) 04.04. Port-au-Pr.HAI-USA 0:3 (0:2) Looby (2), Mendoza (van Rosberg AHO) - the MEX-USA refereed by an American referee. USA played all matches away 1.MEX^ 4 8 4 0 0 19- 1 2.USA 4 4 2 0 2 7- 9 3.HAI 4 0 0 0 4 2-18

Africa

One team entered (EGY), alloted to the European zone

Asia

4 teams entered, ISR alloted to the European zone. IND and VIE after deadline. TAI withdrawn after seeding. One place for the winner of a cup competition. - note: all goal info missing
Group 13 (1954) 07.03. Tokyo JAP-KOR 1:5 (1:2) (Haran HKG) 14.03. Tokyo JAP-KOR 2:2 (2:1) (Haran HKG) - both matches in Japan