24 June 1950 - 16 July 1950
Round 1: 16 teams split in 4 groups of 4.
Round 2: 4 teams split in 1 groups of 4.
The 1950 World Cup was the only tournament not to stage a final tie, replacing knockout rounds with two group phases.3 teams withdrew just before the tournament began. India withdrew because of the expense of travelling to Brazil (although some reports suggest it was because because FIFA would not let them play barefoot). Scotland withdrew as they were not British Champions (which was used to decide the top seed from the Britain. Turkey also withdrew for reasons I cannot discover.
Countries qualified for World Cup
Country failed to qualify Countries
that did not enter World Cup Country not a FIFA member