1962 FIFA World Cup

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1962 FIFA World Cup
Tournament details
Host country Mexico
Dates 30 May – 17 June
Teams 16 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s) 6 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Yugoslavia (1st title)
Runners-up  Brazil
Third place  Netherlands
Fourth place  Great Britain
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 85 (2.66 per match)
Attendance 1,008,699 (31,522 per match)
Top scorer(s) Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dražan Jerković (5 goals)
Switzerland 1958
United Kingdom 1966

The 1962 FIFA World Cup was the twelfth edition of the FIFA World Cup, a tournament that had been held every four years since 1906 except for a period during the World War. The edition which is going to be held in Mexico was the first time that its been held outside of Europe and South America with North America hosting the tournament.

The format of the tournament remained at 16 teams for the third consecutive edition with the top two teams from each group qualifying through to the quarter-finals. From there the eight teams would battle in a knockout format with the winner taking out the title. The final two matches saw history being made with Yugoslavia taking out the title for the first time as they defeated Brazil 2-1 in the final. In the third place play-off, the Netherlands and Great Britain created history as they had created the first coin-toss match in World Cup history with the Dutch holding out on top.

Background[edit | edit source]

The 1962 FIFA World Cup is the 12th edition of the FIFA World Cup since the tournament began in 1906. Over that time, nine different champions have been won with Italy and Uruguay winning two tournaments while seven others secured one title which also included the defending champions in Brazil. Another five nations have made an appearance in a World Cup final but haven't won the tournament.

The tournament was the first of it's kind to be held in North America with the previous tournaments being held in Europe and South America. Mexican FA and future NAFC president, Joaquín Soria Terrazas advised for a tournament to be held in Mexico instead of the more well known nation in Uruguay. By the end of the vote, Mexico would become the hosts of the World Cup.

Bids[edit | edit source]

Bidding for the 1962 FIFA World Cup saw the nations of Uruguay and Mexico putting in a bid to host the 1962 edition of the World Cup. After talks about the two bids did arrive, it was decided by a vote of 23 to 11 to give the hosting rights to Mexico and become the first North America nation to host the FIFA World Cup.

Voting results
Country Round 1
Mexico Mexico 23
Uruguay Uruguay 11

Teams[edit | edit source]

Qualifying[edit | edit source]

Main article: 1962 FIFA World Cup qualification

57 teams competed in the qualifying for the 1962 FIFA World Cup which had featured five brand new nations competing in World Cup qualifying for the first time. The main change that occurred between the previous qualifying period and this one was the fact that the European groups had shifted from eight groups to five while the AFC/CAF region had group stages throughout it's qualifying period.

From the sixteen nations that qualified through to the World Cup, ten had competed in the previous tournament in 1958. Colombia was the only nation to be making their first appearance at a World Cup after defeating Uruguay in a play-off. For the Uruguayans, this was their first World Cup that they had missed since 1922. West Germany (formerly Germany) and Czechoslovakia was making their first appearance at a World Cup since the 1934 edition in Italy. The highest ranked nation to not qualify for the World Cup was Hungary who could only finished third in their group which featured the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia who both qualified through.

Draw[edit | edit source]

The draw for the 1962 FIFA World Cup was held in December 1961. The pots were based off the FIFA World Rankings as of December 1961. Pot 1 contained the host nation Mexico and the defending champions in Brazil as well as two the teams that rounded out the top three. From there, the remaining twelve teams were put into pots based off their World Ranking. This format would only be allowed have a maximum of three European teams per group which occurred in Group D with France joining the Soviet Union and Romania in what some predicted as the group of death.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

 Brazil (1)
 Argentina (2)
 France (3)
 Mexico (10)

 Soviet Union (4)
 Yugoslavia (6)
 Great Britain (7)
 United Arab Republic (8)

 Romania (11)
 Paraguay (13)
 Italy (18)
 Bulgaria (21)

 Czechoslovakia (22)
 Netherlands (38)
 Colombia (43)
 West Germany (57)

Group Stage[edit | edit source]

The group stage was played from 30 May to 7 June. Competing countries were divided into four groups of four teams (groups A to D). Teams in each group played one another in a round-robin, where the top two teams advanced to the knockout stage.

Group A[edit | edit source]

Group A featured the hosts, Paraguay, West Germany and Yugoslavia. The first match of the group saw Yugoslavia record a win over the host nation with goals from Muhamed Mujić and Dragoslav Šekularac. The following day saw Paraguay meet West Germany who was competing in their first World Cup since 1934 when they got eliminated by goal average. For the Germans, they wouldn't get a point from the match with Arsenio Valdez scoring a goal in the 64th minute.

The second match-day saw Mexico record their first win of the campaign with two goals from Isidoro Díaz and a goal from Antonio Jasso as they defeated West Germany. Though for West Germany, a consolidation goal from Uwe Seeler meant that the West Germans couldn't get out of the group stage and would later see the formation of the Bundesliga. At Monterrey, the two first round winners played against each other in the hope to go on top. Oppe Quiñonez opened the goal scoring in the 33rd minute to give Paraguay the lead at the break. But in response, Dražan Jerković scored in the second half to give Yugoslavia a single point and for both teams to be three points after two games.

With a spot in the quarter-finals on the line, Mexico would qualify for their first quarter-final with Alfredo del Águila scoring late into the game to defeat Paraguay by a single goal. They were joined by Yugoslavia with goals from Muhamed Mujić and Milan Galić securing a 2–1 win over West Germany.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Yugoslavia 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 5 Advance to knockout stage
2  Mexico 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 4
3  Paraguay 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 3
4  West Germany 3 0 0 3 2 6 −4 0
Source:
May 30, 1962
12:00
Yugoslavia  2–0  Mexico
Mujić Goal 22'
Šekularac Goal 64'
Estadio Olímpico Universitario, Mexico City
Attendance: 61,000
Referee: Andor Dorogi (Hungary)


May 31, 1962
15:00
Paraguay  1–0  West Germany
Valdez Goal 64'
Estadio Ciudad de los Deportes, Mexico City
Attendance: 31,000
Referee: Karol Galba (Czechoslovakia)


June 2, 1962
15:00
Mexico  3–1  West Germany
Diaz Goal 48'71'
Jasso Goal 36'
Seeler Goal 81'
Stadio Jalisco, Guadalajara
Attendance: 43,000
Referee: João Etzel Filho (Brazil)


June 3, 1962
15:00
Paraguay  1–1  Yugoslavia
Quiñonez Goal 33' Jerković Goal 58'
Estadio Tecnológico, Monterrey
Attendance: 19,000
Referee: Cesare Jonni (Italy)


June 6, 1962
15:00
Mexico  1–0  Paraguay
del Águila Goal 84'
Estadio Ciudad de los Deportes, Mexico City
Attendance: 33,000
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)


June 7, 1962
15:00
West Germany  1–2  Yugoslavia
Seeler Goal 81' Mujić Goal 33'
Galić Goal 53'
Nemesio Díez, Toluca
Attendance: 19,700

Group B[edit | edit source]

Group B featured the defending champions Brazil, Bulgaria, Netherlands and the United Arab Republic. The opening match of Group B saw the defending champions open their campaign with a double from Pepe as Brazil won 3–1. This was despite a late goal from Moustafa Reyadh. The following day saw an interesting match between Bulgaria and the Netherlands. Tinus Bosselaar opened the scoring in the 22nd minute to give the Netherlands the lead at the break. With the Netherlands leading by a single goal, the Bulgarians were the better early in the second half with Georgi Sokolov scoring the equalizer for Bulgaria. Though Tonny van der Linden would give the Netherlands the lead back in the 53rd minute and a second only 21 minutes later would seal the deal despite a late goal from Sokolov.

The second matchday saw both Brazil and the United Arab Republic record wins against the other two teams. For Brazil, goals from Pepe and Vavá gave Brazil a 2–0 victory. A day later, Saleh Selim scored two goals in the 3–0 victory over Bulgaria which meant that it had a set up a knockout match against the Netherlands where a draw would give his a team a spot into the quarter-finals for the first time. This was further confirmed when Brazil finished top of the group after defeating Bulgaria in their final match of the group and putting Bulgaria in the last in the group and for the whole World Cup. Despite chances from both teams, Tonny van der Linden would be the Dutch hero scoring the only goal to book the Netherlands a spot into the knockout stage.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Brazil 3 3 0 0 8 1 +7 6 Advance to knockout stage
2  Netherlands 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 4
3  United Arab Republic 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 2
4  Bulgaria 3 0 0 3 2 9 −7 0
Source:
May 30, 1962
15:00
United Arab Republic  1–3  Brazil
Reyadh Goal 86' Pepe Goal 13'28'
Garrincha Goal 54'
Stadio Jalisco, Guadalajara
Attendance: 41,000
Referee: Ken Aston (Great Britain)


May 31, 1962
15:00
Bulgaria  2–3  Netherlands
Sokolov Goal 46'89' van der Linden Goal 53'74'
Bosselaar Goal 22'
Estadio Miguel Alemán Valdés, Celaya
Attendance: 14,220
Referee: Albert Dusch (West Germany)


June 2, 1962
15:00
Brazil  2–0  Netherlands
Pepe Goal 56'
Vavá Goal 84'
Estadio Olímpico Universitario, Mexico City
Attendance: 51,000
Referee: Bob Davidson (Great Britain)


June 3, 1962
15:00
Bulgaria  0–3  United Arab Republic
Selim Goal 22'58'
Ismail Goal 48'
Nemesio Díez, Toluca
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: Gottfried Dienst (Switzerland)


June 6, 1962
15:00
Brazil  3–0  Bulgaria
da Costa Goal 38'
Vavá Goal 59'
Zhechev Goal 82' (og)
Estadio Tecnológico, Monterrey
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Ken Aston (Great Britain)


June 7, 1962
15:00
Netherlands  1–0  United Arab Republic
van der Linden Goal 75'
Estadio Ciudad de los Deportes, Mexico City
Attendance: 26,000
Referee: Nikolaï Latychev (Soviet Union)

Group C[edit | edit source]

The third group had an European flair with South America nation; Argentina being joined by Czechoslovakia, Great Britain and Italy. The opening match of the group saw Great Britain and Argentina drew in the opening match of the group. This was after Denis Law scored the opening goal three minutes from half-time before Héctor Facundo scored the equaliser to share the points. The following day, saw Czechoslovakia got a 2–0 victory over Italy with goals from Adolf Scherer and Josef Kadraba putting Czechoslovakia on top of the table. Czechoslovakia than secured another win, this time against Argentina with goals from Scherer and Jaroslav Borovička. This win booked their spot into the knockout-stage when Bobby Charlton and Johnny Haynes both scored for Great Britain as they eliminated Italy in a 2–1 result.

For Argentina a win would mean that they would have a spot into the knockout stage. Rubén Héctor Sosa scored the opening goal in the 41st minute to give Argentina the lead at the break. Though in the second half, a lapse in concentration gave Italy the counter score in the 66th minute with the goal coming from Giacomo Bulgarelli to knock out Argentina out of the World Cup and giving Great Britain a spot into the quarter-finals. With both teams booking a spot into the knockout stage, this was a battle to finish top of the group. Borovička scored the opener in the 22nd minute before Haynes replied only two minutes from the break. In the second half, Scherer scored their third goal of the tournament to give Czechoslovakia the lead once again. With Czechoslovak team trying to stay ahead of the group, a late goal from Charlton would end up in a two all draw.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Czechoslovakia 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 5 Advance to knockout stage
2  Great Britain 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 4
3  Argentina 3 0 2 1 2 4 −2 2
4  Italy 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Source:
May 30, 1962
15:00
Great Britain  1–1  Argentina
Law Goal 42' Facundo Goal 66'
Estadio Tecnológico, Monterrey
Attendance: 21,000
Referee: Carl Erich Steiner (Austria)


May 31, 1962
15:00
Italy  0–2  Czechoslovakia
Scherer Goal 22'
Kadraba Goal 46'
Nemesio Díez, Toluca
Attendance: 22,100
Referee: Gottfried Dienst (Switzerland)


June 2, 1962
15:00
Argentina  0–2  Czechoslovakia
Scherer Goal 58'
Borovička Goal 85'
Estadio Miguel Alemán Valdés, Celaya
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Pierre Schwinte (France)


June 3, 1962
15:00
Italy  1–2  Great Britain
Altafini Goal 86' Charlton Goal 50'
Haynes Goal 72'
Estadio Olímpico Universitario, Mexico City
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Branko Tesanić (Yugoslavia)


June 6, 1962
15:00
Argentina  1–1  Italy
Sosa Goal 41' Bulgarelli Goal 66'
Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara
Attendance: 47,000
Referee: Sergio Bustamente (Chile)


June 7, 1962
15:00
Czechoslovakia  2–2  Great Britain
Borovička Goal 22'
Scherer Goal 66'
Haynes Goal 43'
Charlton Goal 86'
Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Leo Horn (Netherlands)

Group D[edit | edit source]

The final group saw last edition runner-up France draw with the Soviet Union, Romania and debutantes Colombia. The opening match of the group saw the 1958 runner-up France muster up a scrappy 1–0 win in the opening game against the Soviet Union with the only goal coming from Stéphane Bruey. The following day, Colombia played in their first World Cup match and would score their first World Cup point with a nil all draw to Romania. This was despite a great chance from Romanian midfielder Nicolae Georgescu in the 64th minute. The second match day saw wins for both France and the Soviet Union. For France, Maryan Wisniewski scored a double as he aided the French to a 4–0 demolition of Colombia at Toluca. Valentin Ivanov then scored in what would be the only hat-trick of the World Cup as his three goals secured the two points for the Soviet Union and also give France their spot into the knockout stage of the World Cup.

The final match day in Group D saw one of the classic matches at the World Cup. Before that game, France won their group with goals from Wissniewski and Raymond Kopa gave France a 2–0 victory over Romania. The final match of the group was between Colombia and the Soviet Union and for the Colombians they needed to win to advance to the knockout stage and they got off to a good start with a low ball in the 13th minute from Antonio Rada gave Colombia the lead. This would be later followed through another sixteen minutes in the 29th minute with Rada again being the goalscorer as he scored his second and gave Colombia a two goal lead. Ivanov then clawed one back for the Soviet Union as the Soviets were one goal behind at the break. In the second half, the Soviets played better of the two teams and in the 54th minute Viktor Ponedelnik tied the game at two all and for the Soviets a spot into the quarter-finals.

This match wouldn't be the end with Aleksei Mamykin getting a goal in the 72nd minute to give the Soviets the lead and all they had to do was defend for the remaining eighteen minutes and they advanced through. A mistake from captain Igor Netto though gave the Colombians a chance which Marino Klinger capitalized on the 85th minute as the match was once again tied at three all. This unfortunate mistake then flipped the match and only three minutes later Germán Aceros caused one of the shocks of the tournament as Colombia who was ranked 43rd at the time knocking out the Soviet Union and advancing to their first World Cup knockout match.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  France 3 3 0 0 7 0 +7 6 Advance to knockout stage
2  Colombia 3 1 1 1 4 7 −3 3
3  Soviet Union 3 1 0 2 6 5 +1 2
4  Romania 3 0 1 2 0 5 −5 1
Source:
May 30, 1962
15:00
Soviet Union  0–1  France
Bruey Goal 83'
Estadio Miguel Alemán Valdés, Celaya
Attendance: 17,579
Referee: Juan Gardeazábal Garay (Spain)


May 31, 1962
15:00
Romania  0–0  Colombia
Estadio Tecnológico, Monterrey
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Leo Horn (Netherlands)


June 2, 1962
France  4–0  Colombia
Wisniewski Goal 76'84'
Kopa Goal 33'
Goujon Goal 58'
Nemesio Díez, Toluca
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Bob Davidson (Great Britain)


June 3, 1962
15:00
Romania  0–3  Soviet Union
Ivanov Goal 23'47'76'
Estadio Ciudad de los Deportes, Mexico City
Attendance: 23,000
Referee: Juan Gardeazábal Garay (Spain)


June 6, 1962
15:00
France  2–0  Romania
Wisniewski Goal 32'
Kopa Goal 61'
Estadio Miguel Alemán Valdés, Celaya
Attendance: 9,400
Referee: Arturo Yamasaki (Peru)


June 7, 1962
15:00
Colombia  4–3  Soviet Union
Rada Goal 13'29'
Klinger Goal 85'
Aceros Goal 88'
Ivanov Goal 37'
Ponedelnik Goal 54'
Mamykin Goal 72'
Estadio Olímpico Universitario, Mexico City
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Antoine Blavier (Belgium)

Knockout Stage[edit | edit source]

The knockout stage took place from June 10 to 17 and featured eight teams from three confederations as they competed in a knockout format. If the matches end in a draw, it would go to extra time which was two periods of fifteen minutes. This was followed if needed by a coin toss to decide the winner.

Bracket[edit | edit source]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
10 June - Guadalajara
 
 
 Yugoslavia4
 
13 June - Guadalajara
 
 Colombia0
 
 Yugoslavia3
 
10 June - Toluca
 
 Netherlands1
 
 Czechoslovakia0
 
17 June - Mexico City
 
 Netherlands1
 
 Yugoslavia2
 
10 June - Mexico City
 
 Brazil1
 
 France1
 
13 June - Mexico City
 
 Great Britain2
 
 Great Britain1
 
10 June - Mexico City
 
 Brazil (aet)2 Third place
 
 Brazil2
 
16 June - Guadalajara
 
 Mexico0
 
 Netherlands (ct)1
 
 
 Great Britain1
 

Quarter-finals[edit | edit source]

The quarter-finals took place on June 10, 1962 across four different venues. The first quarter-final at Guadalajara saw Jerković scoring two goals while goals from Josip Skoblar and Milan Galić ended the debutante Colombia chances at the World Cup. In Toluca, Czechoslovakia gave the Dutch a tough time but a late goal in the 81st minute from Piet van der Kuil gave the Netherlands the win by a single goal and advancing to the semis.

Defending runner-up France got off to an early lead against Great Britain in Mexico City with a goal from Raymond Kopa in the 35th minute. The French would then concede in the 67th minute by a goal from Johnny Haynes as he would level the match for Britain. A mistake from French goalkeeper Jean Taillandier left the goal open and for Bryan Douglas he would score the winning goal to book Great Britain spot into the semis. The other match over at the Estadio Olímpico Universitario saw Brazil chances at defending the title alive with goals from Pepe and Zito knocking out the hosts out of the World Cup at the quarters.

June 10, 1962
15:00
Yugoslavia  4–0  Colombia
Jerković Goal 44'81'
Skoblar Goal 31'
Galić Goal 72'
Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara
Attendance: 31,000
Referee: Pierre Schwinte (France)


June 10, 1962
15:00
Czechoslovakia  0–1  Netherlands
van der Kuil Goal 81'
Nemesio Díez, Toluca
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Arturo Yamasaki (Peru)


June 10, 1962
15:00
France  1–2  Great Britain
Kopa Goal 35' Haynes Goal 67'
Douglas Goal 84'
Estadio Ciudad de los Deportes, Mexico City
Attendance: 39,000
Referee: Nikolaï Latychev (Soviet Union)


June 10, 1962
15:00
Brazil  2–0  Mexico
Pepe Goal 41'
Zito Goal 73'
Estadio Olímpico Universitario, Mexico City
Attendance: 62,000
Referee: Leo Horn (Netherlands)

Semi-finals[edit | edit source]

The semi-finals was played on June 13 with the two semis being played in Guadalajara and Mexico City. In the first semi-final, Yugoslavia were hoping to make their first final against the Netherlands who wanted to make their fifth. For the Dutch they got off to a good start with a goal from Henk Groot giving the Netherlands the early lead. Though Jerković would respond back only thirteen minutes later in the 35th minute to tie the match at one all heading into the break. In the second half, the Dutch had most of the possession but none of the shots as Milan Galić scored Yugoslav second goal of the match in the 56th minute to give Yugoslavia the lead. On the 73rd minute, Vojislav Melić scored Yugoslavia third goal and what would be the last goal of the match as Yugoslavia qualified through to their first World Cup final while for the Dutch this was the first time that they couldn't convert a semi-final appearance into a World Cup final appearance.

The second semi-final was between Great Britain and Brazil with both teams looking for their second World Cup final appearance. After neither side could get close to scoring with the closet occurring in the 21st minute, a play had occurred in the 34th minute when Gerry Hitchens broke through the Brazilian defense to score the opening goal for Great Britain and the lead at the break. In the second half, Great Britain controlled the play with the best chance of a goal coming from Ron Flowers in the 59th minute but Brazilian keeper Carlos Castilho stopped the lead from being doubled. Zequinha then gave Brazil a chance at the final scoring the equaliser in the 67th minute. That is how the match ended in normal time which meant that extra time was needed. After the first half with not many chances, the second half saw the one chance that was needed with Vavá scoring the goal in the 116th minute to book Brazil's spot into their second consecutive World Cup final.

June 13, 1962
15:00
Yugoslavia  3–1  Netherlands
Jerković Goal 35'
Galić Goal 56'
Melić Goal 73'
Groot Goal 22'
Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara
Attendance: 47,000
Referee: Gottfried Dienst (Switzerland)


June 13, 1962
15:00
Great Britain  1–2 (a.e.t.)  Brazil
Hitchens Goal 34' Zequinha Goal 67'
Vavá Goal 116'
Estadio Ciudad de los Deportes, Mexico City
Attendance: 32,500
Referee: Arturo Yamasaki (Peru)

Third Place Playoff[edit | edit source]

The third place play-off was played on June 16, 1962 which was played in Guadalajara. In the opening half, Johnny Haynes scoring the opening goal in the 33rd minute to give Great Britain the early lead. Though in the second half, the Dutch would score an equaliser from Piet van der Kuil. With neither side getting a match winner, the game went into extra time. Neither side could score a winner with the closest chance being in the 109th minute when van der Kuil almost scored the match winner if it's wasn't for the side post that blocked the ball. This meant that the match would end in a coin toss which was decided by the referee Albert Dusch with it falling on the Dutch side.

June 16, 1962
15:00
Netherlands  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Great Britain
van der Kuil Goal 61' Haynes Goal 33'
Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara
Attendance: 31,000
Referee: Albert Dusch (West Germany)

Netherlands won the match by a coin-toss

Final[edit | edit source]

Main article: 1962 FIFA World Cup Final

The final of the 1962 World Cup took place at the Estadio Olímpico Universitario in Mexico City between Yugoslavia who was making their first appearance at a World Cup final and Brazil who was making their second consecutive final after taking out the 1958 title. Heading into the final, the prediction from the Mexican newspapers was saying that Brazil were the favorites with the experience of the Brazilian team. From the outset, the Brazilians got off to a good start with Coutinho having the best chance for Brazil in the 21st minute but keeper Milutin Šoškić would save the shot to keep the match at nil all. Then in the 25th minute a shot from Dražan Jerković gave Yugoslavia the lead in the final of the World Cup. Yugoslavia then almost a second with Jerković just missing their shot at goal. This miss meant that at the break, Yugoslavia led by a single goal.

Dragoslav Šekularac got Yugoslavia's second, early in the second half to double the lead for Yugoslavia. For the Brazilians they attempted to try and claw their way back into the game as the defense of Yugoslavia kept the ball out of the final third. This defense almost would see a third for Yugoslavia from a counter-attack that started from the defense. This was stopped by Brazilian keeper Gilmar. A free kick just outside of the box in the 77th minute gave Brazil some hope with Vava getting a goal back into the game for Brazil to reduce the margin to a single goal. But by then this would be too little, too late with Yugoslavia winning the match and becoming the tenth nation to win a World Cup.

June 17, 1962
15:00
Yugoslavia  2–1  Brazil
Jerković Goal 25'
Šekularac Goal 51'
Vavá Goal 77'
Estadio Olímpico Universitario, Mexico City
Attendance: 61,200
Referee: Nikolaï Latychev (Soviet Union)

Goalscorers[edit | edit source]

There were 85 goals scored in 32 matches, for an average of 2.66 goals per match.

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

Rankings[edit | edit source]

Qualifying countries and their results
R Team G P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Yugoslavia A 6 5 1 0 14 4 +10 11
2  Brazil B 6 5 0 1 13 4 +9 10
3  Netherlands B 6 3 1 2 7 8 –1 7
4  Great Britain C 6 2 3 1 10 7 +3 7
Eliminated in the quarter finals
5  France D 4 3 0 1 8 2 +6 6
6  Czechoslovakia C 4 2 1 1 6 3 +3 5
7  Mexico A 4 2 0 2 4 5 –1 4
8  Colombia D 4 1 1 2 4 11 –7 3
Eliminated in the group stage
9  Paraguay A 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 3
10  Soviet Union D 3 1 0 2 6 5 +1 2
11  United Arab Republic B 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 2
12  Argentina C 3 0 2 1 2 4 –2 2
13  Italy C 3 0 1 2 2 5 –3 1
14  Romania D 3 0 1 2 0 5 –5 1
15  West Germany A 3 0 0 3 2 6 –4 0
16  Bulgaria B 3 0 0 3 2 9 –7 0

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