1958 World Cup Soccer / Football

1958 World Cup host was Sweden.

This is the historic event where 17 year old Pele would be seen for the first time in the most competitive soccer event ever held.

Pele and Garrincha, two attacking forces for Brazil, would not be called upon by coach Vincente Feola until the final Group Game against the Soviet Union.

Pele did not score in this match against the Soviet Union but would help Brazil win this game and at the same time he showed the world that he was going to be one of the best soccer players in the history of this great sport.

Pele scored his first 1958 Soccer World Cup goal later on in the quarter final against Wales and played the key role in helping Brazil to their first World Cup Title of many to come.

Frenchman "Just Fontaine" set the record during the 1958 Football World Cup for most goals scored with his 13 goals in six matches. Doing so also helped his country France take the third place.

This record still stands up to this day. Amazingly, Fontaine was not the first choice but he got his chance to play after coming in for injured Rene Bliard. After it was all played and done Fontaine made history by scoring 13 goals in 6 matches.

Teams that participated during the World Cup 1958 tournament were:

Austria, Czechoslovakia, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Soviet Union, Sweden, Wales, Yugoslavia, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.

1958 World Cup in Sweden - CHAMPIONS

1958 Champions: Brazil

1958 Runner Up: Sweden

1958 World Cup in Sweden - TOP GOALSCORERS

Just Fontaine (FRA) 13 goals
Pelé (BRA) 6 goals
Helmut Rahn (GER) 6 goals
Peter McParland (NIR) 5 goals
Vava (BRA) 5 goals

1958 Football World Cup in Sweden - STATISTICS

Number of games 35
Total Goals scored 126
Average per game 3,60
Expulsions 3
Own goals 1
Total attendance 868,000
Average attendance 24,800
Final attendance 40,000

1958 World Cup in Sweden - Group 1

Argentina vs Germany 1-3
Northern Ireland vs Czechoslovakia 1-0
Argentina vs Northern Ireland 3-1
Germany vs Czechoslovakia 2-2
Czechoslovakia vs Argentina 6-1
Germany vs Northern Ireland 2-2
Northern Ireland vs Czechoslovakia 2-1

Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Northern Ireland 4 2 1 1 6 6 5
Germany FR 3 1 2 0 7 5 4
Czechoslovakia 4 1 1 2 9 6 3
Argentina 3 1 0 2 5 10 2

1958 World Cup in Sweden - Group 2

Yugoslavia vs Scotland 1-1
France vs Paraguay 7-3
Yugoslavia vs France 3-2
Paraguay vs Scotland 3-2
Paraguay vs Yugoslavia 3-3
France vs Scotland 2-1

Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
France 3 2 0 1 11 7 4
Yugoslavia 3 1 2 0 7 6 4
Paraguay 3 1 1 1 9 12 3
Scotland 3 0 1 2 4 6 1

1958 World Cup in Sweden - Group 3

Sweden vs Mexico 3-1
Hungary vs Wales 1-1
Mexico vs Wales 1-1
Sweden vs Hungary 2-1
Sweden vs Wales 0-0
Hungary vs Mexico 4-0
Wales vs Hungary 2-1

Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Sweden 3 2 1 0 5 1 5
Wales 4 1 3 0 4 3 5
Hungary 4 1 1 2 7 5 3
Mexico 3 0 1 2 1 8 1

1958 World Cup in Sweden - Group 4

Soviet Union vs England 2-2
Brazil vs Austria 3-0
Soviet Union vs Austria 2-0
Brazil vs England 0-0
Brazil vs Soviet Union 2-0
England vs Austria 2-2
Soviet Union vs England 1-0

Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Brazil 3 2 1 0 5 0 5
Soviet Union 4 2 1 1 5 4 5
England 4 0 3 1 4 5 3
Austria 3 0 1 2 2 7 1

1958 Soccer World Cup in Sweden - Quarter Finals

Brazil vs Wales 1-0
France vs Northern Ireland 4-0
Germany vs Yugoslavia 1-0
Sweden vs Soviet Union 2-0

1958 Soccer World Cup in Sweden - Semi Finals

Sweden vs Germany 3-1
Brazil vs France 5-2

1958 Soccer World Cup Football Tournament in Sweden - Third Place

France vs Germany 6-3

1958 Soccer World Cup in Sweden - Final

Brazil vs Sweden 5-2

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