World Cup 1950 Qualifying

Qualified as hosts: Brazil
Qualified as holders: Italy

Group 1 [England] 
01.10.49  Belfast       Northern Ireland 2-8 Scotland           1.ENGLAND          3  3  0  0  14- 3  6
15.10.49  Cardiff       Wales            1-4 England            2.SCOTLAND         3  2  0  1  10- 3  4
09.11.49  Glasgow       Scotland         2-0 Wales              3.Wales            3  0  1  2   1- 6  1
16.11.49  Manchester    England          9-2 Northern Ireland   4.Northern Ireland 3  0  1  2   4-17  1
08.03.50  Wrexham       Wales            0-0 Northern Ireland   [also Home Championship]
15.04.50  Glasgow       Scotland         0-1 England           
Scotland qualified but declined.
France invited, accepted, but declined after seeing their travel schedule
during the World Cup.


Group 2 [none]  
1st round
20.11.49  Ankara        Turkey           7-0 Syria
2nd round
Austria withdrew, Turkey had a walkover, but withdrew.
Portugal invited, but declined.

Group 3 [Yugoslavia]  
1st round
21.08.49  Beograd       Yugoslavia       6-0 Israel
18.09.49  Tel Aviv      Israel           2-5 Yugoslavia
2nd round
09.10.49  Beograd       France           1-1 Yugoslavia     
30.10.49  Paris         Yugoslavia       1-1 France         
11.12.49  Firenze       Yugoslavia       3-2 France          [aet]

Group 4 [Switzerland]  
1st round
26.06.49  Zürich        Switzerland      5-2 Luxembourg
18.09.49  Luxembourg    Luxembourg       2-3 Switzerland
2nd round
Belgium withdrew, Switzerland had a walkover

Group 5 [Sweden]  
02.06.49  Stockholm     Sweden           3-1 Ireland
08.09.49  Dublin        Ireland          3-0 Finland
02.10.49  Malmö         Sweden           8-1 Finland         [Sweden played B-team]
09.10.49  Helsinki      Finland          1-1 Ireland
13.11.49  Dublin        Ireland          1-3 Sweden
Finland withdrew, FIFA declared their matches friendlies

Group 6 [Spain]  
02.04.50  Madrid        Spain            5-1 Portugal
09.04.50  Lisboa        Portugal         2-2 Spain

Group 7 [Chile, Bolivia]
Argentina withdrew, Chile and Bolivia had walkovers.

Group 8 [Uruguay, Paraguay]
Peru and Ecuador withdrew, Uruguay and Paraguay had walkovers.

Group 9 [Mexico, USA]
04.09.49  Cd. de Mexico USA              0-6 Mexico             1.MEXICO           4  4  0  0  17- 2  8
11.09.49  Cd. de Mexico Mexico           2-0 Cuba               2.USA              4  1  1  2   8-15  3
14.09.49  Cd. de Mexico Cuba             1-1 USA                3.Cuba             4  0  1  3   3-11  1
18.09.49  Cd. de Mexico Mexico           6-2 USA               
21.09.49  Cd. de Mexico USA              5-2 Cuba
25.09.49  Cd. de Mexico Cuba             0-3 Mexico

Group 10 [none]
1st round
Burma withdrew, India had a walkover.
Philippines and Indonesia withdrew.
2nd round
India had a walkover, qualified, but withdrew.

Additional Infos

Match Details

1950 Final Tournament

Overview File


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