1954 FIFA World Cup qualification

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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[edit | edit source]

Group 1[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Turkey 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 3
 Italy 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 3
  Switzerland 2 0 0 2 1 4 -3 0
March 7, 1953
Switzerland   1-3  Turkey
Riva Goal 67' Mamat Goal 12'
Eken Goal 27'
Berman Goal 40'


March 21, 1953
Turkey  1-1  Italy
Sargun Goal 53' Boniperti Goal 36'


April 18, 1953
Italy  1-0   Switzerland
Frignani Goal 14'

Group 2[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Yugoslavia 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 4
 Finland 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 2
 Greece 2 0 0 2 1 5 -4 0
May 9, 1953
Finland  2-0  Greece
Lahtinen Goal 10'44'


June 6, 1953
Greece  1-3  Yugoslavia
Kamaras Goal 36' Zebec Goal 24'
Veselinović Goal 33'
Matošic Goal 68'


June 20, 1953
Yugoslavia  2-0  Finland
Zebec Goal 61'75'

Group 3[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 4 2 2 0 6 3 +3 6
 West Germany 4 2 1 1 5 4 +1 5
 Belgium 4 0 1 3 1 5 -4 1
June 24, 1953
Belgium  0-2  West Germany
F.Walter Goal 11'
Morlock Goal 57'
Heysel Stadion, Brussels


July 1, 1953
West Germany  1-1  France
O.Walter Goal 54' Flamion Goal 33'


July 28, 1953
France  2-1  Belgium
Vincent Goal 27'
Fontaine Goal 40'
Anoul Goal 76'


August 22, 1953
Belgium  0-0  France
Heysel Stadion, Brussels


August 29, 1953
France  3-1  West Germany
Piantoni Goal 18'
Fontaine Goal 58'
Kopa Goal 76'
Morlock Goal 49'


September 12, 1953
West Germany  1-0  Belgium
Morlock Goal 78'
Neckarstadion, Stuttgart

Group 4[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 2 1 1 0 5 3 +2 3
 Czechoslovakia 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 3
 Netherlands 2 0 0 2 1 4 -3 0
June 14, 1953
Czechoslovakia  2-2  Spain
Vlk Goal 18'43' Gainza Goal 21'56'


July 12, 1953
Spain  3-1  Netherlands
Gainza Goal 20'
Venancio Goal 60'87'
Rijvers Goal 49'


July 26, 1953
Netherlands  0-1  Czechoslovakia
Hemele Goal 66'

Group 5[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Great Britain 2 2 0 0 8 1 +7 4
 Luxembourg 2 0 0 2 1 8 -7 0
 Cyprus Withdrew
September 20, 1953
Luxembourg  0-4  Great Britain
Fleming Goal 13'
Charles Goal 28'
Allchurch Goal 34'
Finney Goal 72'
Stade Municipal, Luxembourg City


October 4, 1953
Great Britain  4-1  Luxembourg
Allchurch Goal 77'
Lofthouse Goal 80'88'
McParland Goal 86'
Kohn Goal 1'
Windsor Park, Belfast

Group 6[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Portugal 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 3
 Denmark 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1
 Albania Withdrew
June 14, 1953
Denmark  0-0  Portugal


June 28, 1953
Portugal  2-1 (a.e.t.)  Denmark
Passos Goal 74'
Águas Goal 108'
Lundberg Goal 55'

Group 7[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Soviet Union 2 1 1 0 5 2 +3 3
 Norway 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 3
 Brittany 2 0 0 2 1 6 -5 0
June 3, 1953
Soviet Union  4-1  Brittany
Trofimov Goal 25'67'
Salnikov Goal 37'60'
Le Menn Goal 31'


June 24, 1953
Brittany  0-2  Norway
Nordahl Goal 58'
Dahlen Goal 82'


September 6, 1953
Norway  1-1  Soviet Union
Nordahl Goal 38' Bobrov Goal 50'

Group 8[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Hungary 4 4 0 0 14 1 +13 8
 Republic of Ireland 4 2 0 2 8 4 +4 4
 Iceland 4 0 0 4 0 17 -17 0
June 10, 1953
Republic of Ireland  3-0  Iceland
O'Farell Goal 35'64'69'


July 1, 1953
Iceland  0-4  Hungary
Tóth Goal 12'
Puskás Goal 58'64'82'
Melavöllur, Reykjavik


July 19, 1953
Hungary  2-1  Republic of Ireland
Hidegkuti Goal 33'
Szusza Goal 49'
Walsh Goal 78'


August 5, 1953
Republic of Ireland  0-2  Hungary
Puskás Goal 26'77'


August 19, 1953
Hungary  6-0  Iceland
Puskás Goal 19'64'
Palotás Goal 36'
Kocsis Goal 50'75'
Czibor Goal 85'


October 8, 1953
Iceland  0-4  Republic of Ireland
Eglington Goal 16'80'
Cantwell Goal 42'
Walsh Goal 58'
Melavöllur, Reykjavik

Group 9[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Austria 4 4 0 0 12 0 +12 8
 Bulgaria 4 1 1 2 4 8 -4 3
 Saar 4 0 1 3 2 10 -8 1
June 24, 1953
Bulgaria  3-1  Saar
Tashkov Goal 60'
Kolev Goal 61'
Boskov Goal 70'
Otto Goal 87'


July 8, 1953
Saar  0-4  Austria
Happel Goal 20'80'
Ocwirk Goal 51'
Dienst Goal 65'
Ludwigsparkstadion, Saarbrücken


July 22, 1953
Austria  3-0  Bulgaria
Ocwirk Goal 14'
Probst Goal 47'59'


October 3, 1953
Saar  1-1  Bulgaria
Otto Goal 19' Kolev Goal 58'
Ludwigsparkstadion, Saarbrücken


October 10, 1953
Austria  6-0  Saar
Ocwirk Goal 7'
Probst Goal 18'36'39'60'79'


October 24, 1953
Bulgaria  0-3  Austria
Ocwirk Goal 22'
Happel Goal 36'
Wagner Goal 56'

Group 10[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Romania 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5 4
 Poland 2 0 0 2 1 6 -5 0
January 6, 1954
Romania  3-0  Poland
Ene Goal 15'21'
Serfozo Goal 46'


North America[edit | edit source]

Round 1[edit | edit source]

Group 1[edit | edit source]

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


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


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


November 22, 1952
Panama  1-0  Jamaica
Kingston


November 29, 1952
Jamaica  0-0  Haiti
Kingston


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

Group 2[edit | edit source]

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


November 22, 1952
Honduras  0-3  Costa Rica
San Jose


November 29, 1952
Costa Rica  2-0  Cuba
San Jose

Round 2[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Mexico 3 3 0 0 11 1 +10 6
 United States 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 3
 Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 2
 Panama 3 0 1 2 0 7 -7 1
March 4, 1953
United States  2-0  Costa Rica
Los Angeles


March 4, 1953
Mexico  4-0  Panama
Mexico City


March 28, 1953
Panama  0-0  United States
Panama City


March 28, 1953
Costa Rica  0-5  Mexico
San Jose


May 23, 1953
Mexico  2-1  United States
Mexico City


May 23, 1953
Costa Rica  3-0  Panama
Kingston

CONMEBOL[edit | edit source]

Main article: 1953 South American Championship
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Paraguay 5 4 1 0 13 5 +8 9
 Uruguay 5 3 1 1 6 4 +2 7
 Brazil 5 2 2 1 14 4 +10 5
 Chile* 5 2 0 3 5 10 −5 4
 Peru 5 1 1 3 5 8 −3 3
 Bolivia 5 0 1 4 2 14 −12 1

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

Asia[edit | edit source]

Group 1[edit | edit source]

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

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

May 9, 1953
India  2-1  Israel
Delhi


May 23, 1953
Westrailia  2-1  India
Perth


July 8, 1953
Israel  0-2  Westrailia
Tel Aviv

Group 2[edit | edit source]

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


May 9, 1953
Korea  5-1  South Vietnam
Seoul


May 23, 1953
South Vietnam  3-0  Indonesia
Saigon


May 23, 1953
Japan  0-0  Korea
Tokyo


July 8, 1953
Indonesia  0-5  Korea
Jakarta


July 8, 1953
Japan  2-0  South Vietnam
Tokyo

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Asia[edit | edit source]

October 24, 1953
Westrailia  0-3  Korea
Perth


November 22, 1953
Korea  3-1  Westrailia
Seoul

Korea wins 6-1 on aggarate.

Qualified Teams[edit | edit source]

FIFA World Cup qualification 1954
Team Appearance Consecutive Last
 Austria 6th 2nd 1950
 Chile 4th 3rd 1950
 France 9th 2nd 1950
 Great Britain 6th* 2nd 1950
 Hungary 6th 1st 1938
 Korea 2nd 2nd 1950
 Mexico 3rd 2nd 1950
 Paraguay 2nd 1st 1930
 Portugal 2nd 1st 1938
 Romania 3rd 3rd 1950
 Soviet Union 1st 1st
 Spain 4th 2nd 1950
 Sweden 8th 2nd 1950
 Turkey 1st 1st
 Uruguay 7th 6th 1950
 Yugoslavia 6th 6th 1938

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