Tournament Details


Details:
Host country: Brazil
Dates: 24 June 1950 - 16 July 1950
Teams: 16

Stages:
Round 1: 16 teams split in 4 groups of 4.
Group 1 | Group 2 | Group 3 | Group 4
Round 2: 4 teams split in 1 groups of 4.
Group A

Notes:
  • 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.


    Qualification:
          Countries qualified for World Cup       Country failed to qualify       Countries that did not enter World Cup       Country not a FIFA member
    Qualified Teams:
    Placing ELO Rating Team Coach Region
    17 929 Bolivia CONMEBOL
    17 1161 Brazil CONMEBOL
    17 984 Chile CONMEBOL
    17 983 England UEFA
    17 1019 Italy UEFA
    17 881 Mexico CONCACAF
    17 954 Paraguay CONMEBOL
    17 991 Spain UEFA
    17 1011 Sweden UEFA
    17 983 Switzerland UEFA
    17 1135 Uruguay CONMEBOL
    17 930 USA CONCACAF
    17 1039 Yugoslavia UEFA