1950 FIFA World Cup qualification

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A total of 56 teams entered the 1950 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds, competing for a total of 20 spots in the final tournament.

Europe[edit | edit source]

Group 1[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Netherlands 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 3
 Republic of Ireland 2 1 0 1 3 4 -1 2
 Portugal 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1
 Soviet Union Withdrew
June 26, 1949
Netherlands  3-1  Republic of Ireland
Wilkes Goal 17'
Roosenburg Goal 61'
Appel Goal 70'
Walsh Goal 23'
Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam


July 3, 1949
Republic of Ireland  2-1  Portugal
Walsh Goal 5'34' Cabrita Goal 86'


July 10, 1949
Netherlands  0-0  Portugal
Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam

Group 2[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Austria 2 2 0 0 5 2 +3 4
 Yugoslavia 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 2
 Greece 2 0 0 2 1 6 -5 0
 Poland Withdrew
August 21, 1949
Austria  3-1  Greece
Melchior Goal 17'45'
Dienst Goal 88'
EmmanouilidisGoal 68'


September 4, 1949
Greece  0-3  Yugoslavia
Bobek Goal 51'74'82'


September 18, 1949
Yugoslavia  1-2  Austria
Mihajlović Goal 35' Ocwirk Goal 6'
Dienst Goal 62'
JNA Stadion, Belgrade

Group 3[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 4
 Denmark 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 2
 Scotland 2 0 0 2 1 4 -3 0
 Albania Withdrew
May 7, 1949
France  1-0  Scotland
Baillot Goal 16'


May 14, 1949
Scotland  1-3  Denmark
Reilly Goal 40' Petersen Goal 24'
Hansen Goal 61'
Nielsen Goal 69'
Hampden Park, Glasgow


May 21, 1949
Denmark  0-1  France
Luciano Goal 78'
Idraetsparken, Copenhagen

Group 4[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Romania 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 2
 Czechoslovakia 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
 Hungary Withdrew
 Iceland Withdrew
September 4, 1949
Romania  2-0  Czechoslovakia
Bodo Goal 71'
Mercea Goal 79'

Group 5[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 3 0 0 9 1 +8 6
 Luxembourg 3 1 1 1 3 6 -3 3
  Switzerland 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 2
 Cyprus 3 0 1 2 3 8 -5 1
April 2, 1949
Switzerland   0-2  Spain
Zarra Goal 28'57'


April 2, 1949
Luxembourg  2-2  Cyprus
Wagner Goal 30'52' Savva Goal 37'
Tsigis Goal 66'
Stade Municipal, Luxembourg City


April 9, 1949
Cyprus  0-3   Switzerland
Fatton Goal 28'
Friedländer Goal 55'76'
GSP Stadium, Nicosia


April 9, 1949
Spain  4-0  Luxembourg
Panizo Goal 15'
Gainza Goal 34'87'
Nando Goal 63'


April 16, 1949
Spain  3-1  Cyprus
Gainza Goal 31'
Basora Goal 47'
Igoa Goal 59'
Savva Goal 79'


April 16, 1949
Switzerland   0-1  Luxembourg
Wagner Goal 2'
Hardturm, Zurich

Group 6[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Great Britain 2 2 0 0 7 2 +5 4
 Finland 2 0 1 1 2 4 -2 1
 Bulgaria 2 0 1 1 2 5 -3 1
June 2, 1949
Finland  1-1  Bulgaria
Vaihela Goal 67' Milanov Goal 35'
Olympiastadion, Helsinki


June 16, 1949
Bulgaria  1-4  Great Britain
Kolev Goal 20' Matthews Goal 31'60'70'
Taylor Goal 45'


June 30, 1949
Great Britain  3-1  Finland
Smyth Goal 11'
Lewis Goal 23'
Bentley Goal 43'
Vaihela Goal 18'
Highbury, London

Group 7[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Norway 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 4
 Belgium 2 0 1 1 3 4 -1 1
 Turkey 2 0 1 1 2 5 -3 1
June 2, 1949
Norway  3-0  Turkey
Andresen Goal 14'
Dahlen Goal 60'
Thoresen Goal 68'


June 16, 1949
Turkey  2-2  Belgium
Saygun Goal 22'
Eken Goal 50'
Mees Goal 64'
Carré Goal 79'


June 30, 1949
Belgium  1-2  Norway
Mees Goal 37' Karlsen Goal 21'72'

North America[edit | edit source]

Round 1[edit | edit source]

Group 1[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Cuba 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 4
 Hawaii 2 0 1 1 2 4 -2 1
 Trinidad and Tobago 2 0 1 1 2 5 -3 1
 Guatemala Withdrew
November 16, 1948
Cuba  2-0  Hawaii
Havana


November 23, 1948
Hawaii  2-2  Trinidad and Tobago
Havana


November 30, 1948
Trinidad and Tobago  0-3  Cuba
Havana

Group 2[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 El Salvador 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 5
 Panama 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 4
 Honduras 3 1 1 1 6 3 +3 3
 Barbados 3 0 0 3 1 9 -8 0
November 16, 1948
Barbados  0-4  Honduras
Barbados


November 17, 1948
El Salvador  1-1  Panama
Barbados


November 23, 1948
Panama  2-1  Barbados
Barbados


November 24, 1948
Honduras  1-2  El Salvador
Barbados


November 30, 1948
Barbados  0-3  El Salvador
Barbados


November 31, 1948
Honduras  1-1  Panama
Barbados

Round 2[edit | edit source]

Group 1[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 3 0 0 11 3 +8 6
 Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 2 6 -4 3
 Cuba 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 2
 Canada 3 0 1 2 2 6 -4 1
June 30, 1949
Canada  0-2  Cuba
Toronto


June 30, 1949
United States  5-0  Costa Rica
Matevich Goal 76'84'
Wallace Goal 23'
Los Angeles


August 12, 1949
Costa Rica  1-1  Canada
San José


August 12, 1949
Cuba  2-3  United States
Wallace Goal 55'
Havana


October 8, 1949
United States  3-1  Canada
Matevich Goal 27'
Wallace Goal 71'
Miami


October 8, 1949
Costa Rica  1-0  Cuba
San José

Group 2[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Mexico 3 3 0 0 14 0 +14 6
 Jamaica 3 1 1 1 2 5 -3 3
 El Salvador 3 0 2 1 1 8 -7 2
 Haiti 3 0 1 2 2 6 -4 1
July 1, 1949
Mexico  3-0  Haiti
Mexico City


July 1, 1949
Jamaica  0-0  El Salvador
Kingston


August 11, 1949
Haiti  1-2  Jamaica
Port-au-Prince


August 11, 1949
El Salvador  0-7  Mexico
San Salvador


October 7, 1949
Mexico  4-0  Jamaica
Mexico City


October 7, 1949
Haiti  1-1  El Salvador
Port-au-Prince

South America[edit | edit source]

Group 1[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 9 3 +6 6
 Paraguay 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 3
 Argentina 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 2
 Bolivia 3 0 1 2 3 11 -8 1
 Ecuador Withdrew
June 4, 1949
Brazil  3-2  Paraguay
Noronha Goal 30'
Ademir Goal 51'71'
Avalos Goal 36'
Ely Goal 61' (og)


June 4, 1949
Argentina  4-0  Bolivia
Di Stéfano Goal 5'31'64'
Méndez Goal 26'
Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires


June 25, 1949
Paraguay  2-0  Argentina
Fretes Goal 14'37'
Asunción


June 25, 1949
Bolivia  1-5  Brazil
Ugarte Goal 50' Zizinho Goal 27'74'
Tesourinha Goal 47'
Ademir Goal 66'
Jair Goal 83'


August 13, 1949
Brazil  1-0  Argentina
Danilo Alvim Goal 89'


August 13, 1949
Paraguay  2-2  Bolivia
Avalos Goal 52'
Cantero Goal 67'
Godoy Goal 38'
Gutiérrez Goal 59'
Asunción

Group 2[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Uruguay 2 1 1 0 5 1 +4 3
 Chile 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 3
 Colombia 2 0 0 2 0 5 -5 1
 Peru Withdrew
June 4, 1949
Colombia  0-4  Uruguay
Ghiggia Goal 15'
Varela Goal 51'
Schiaffino Goal 74'86'
Bogota


June 25, 1949
Uruguay  1-1  Chile
Castro Goal 21' Infante Goal 42'
Montevideo


August 13, 1949
Chile  1-0  Colombia
Rojas Goal 70'
Santiago

Asia[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Korea 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7 5
 India 3 1 2 0 7 3 +4 4
 Indonesia 3 1 1 1 4 5 -1 3
 Westrailia 3 0 0 3 1 11 -10 0
 China Withdrew
 Philippines Withdrew
March 20, 1949
India  4–0  Westrailia
Delhi


March 20, 1949
Korea  3–0  Indonesia
Nam-sik Goal 14'
Kook-chin Goal 51'
Seoul


May 14, 1949
Korea  1–1  India
Kook-chin Goal 77'
Seoul


May 14, 1949
Indonesia  2–0  Westrailia
Jakarta


July 17, 1949
Indonesia  2–2  India
Jakarta


July 17, 1949
Westrailia  1–5  Korea
Nam-sik Goal 35'80'
Kook-chin Goal 21'
Perth

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Europe[edit | edit source]

Czechoslovakia withdrew which meant that Yugoslavia got through to the World Cup by default

March 8, 1950
Republic of Ireland  1-2  Belgium
Gavin Goal 77' Coppens Goal 24'
Carré Goal 66'


March 8, 1950
Denmark  4-0  Luxembourg
Hansen Goal 18'22'74'
Hansen Goal 53'
Idraetsparken, Copenhagen

South America[edit | edit source]

March 1, 1950
Paraguay  0-1  Chile
Asuncion

Qualified Teams[edit | edit source]

FIFA World Cup qualification 1950
Team Appearance Consecutive Last
 Austria 5th 1st 1926
 Belgium 7th 1st 1934
 Brazil 5th 5th 1938
 Chile 3rd 2nd 1938
 Costa Rica 1st 1st
 Denmark 4th 2nd 1938
 France 8th 1st 1934
 Great Britain 5th* 1st 1934
 Italy 7th 7th 1938
 Jamaica 1st 1st
 Korea 1st 1st
 Mexico 2nd 1st 1934
 Netherlands 9th 9th 1938
 Norway 5th 1st 1934
 Romania 2nd 2nd 1938
 Spain 3rd 1st 1926
 Sweden 7th 1st 1934
 United States 4th 2nd 1938
 Uruguay 6th 5th 1938
 Yugoslavia 6th 6th 1938

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