Tournament Details


Details:
Host country: Sweden
Dates: 08 June 1958 - 29 June 1958
Teams: 16

Stages:
Round 1: 16 teams split in 4 groups of 4.
Group 1 | Group 2 | Group 3 | Group 4
Round 2: 8 Team Playoff
Playoffs

Notes:
  • Brazil, the winners, became the first team to win a World Cup outside their home continent.
  • French striker Just Fontaine became the top scorer of the tournament with a still standing record of 13 goals.


    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
    1 1216 Brazil CONMEBOL
    2 1099 Sweden UEFA
    3 1097 France UEFA
    4 976 West Germany UEFA
    5 964 Northern Ireland UEFA
    5 985 Soviet Union UEFA
    5 1010 Wales UEFA
    5 1000 Yugoslavia UEFA
    17 944 Argentina CONMEBOL
    17 918 Austria UEFA
    17 1007 Czechoslovakia UEFA
    17 966 England UEFA
    17 995 Hungary UEFA
    17 899 Mexico CONCACAF
    17 984 Paraguay CONMEBOL
    17 940 Scotland UEFA