Tournament Details



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

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

Qualification:
      Countries qualified       Country failed to qualify       Countries that did not enter       Country not a member
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 financial reasons.

Team Placing:
Placing Team Starting ELO Rating Current ELO Rating GF GA GD Region
17 Brazil 1969 2195 (+226) 22 6 16 CONMEBOL
17 Italy 1966 1988 (+22) 4 3 1 UEFA
17 Uruguay 1736 1966 (+230) 15 5 10 CONMEBOL
17 England 2076 1933 (-143) 2 2 0 UEFA
17 Sweden 1972 1906 (-66) 11 15 -4 UEFA
17 Yugoslavia 1818 1887 (+69) 7 3 4 UEFA
17 Paraguay 1877 1826 (-51) 2 4 -2 CONMEBOL
17 Spain 1897 1809 (-88) 10 12 -2 UEFA
17 Switzerland 1709 1729 (+20) 4 6 -2 UEFA
17 Chile 1599 1694 (+95) 5 6 -1 CONMEBOL
17 Mexico 1826 1617 (-209) 2 10 -8 CONCACAF
17 USA 1580 1530 (-50) 4 8 -4 CONCACAF
17 Bolivia 1445 1390 (-55) 0 8 -8 CONMEBOL
Top goal scorers:

8 goals Ademir
5 goals Oscar Míguez
4 goals Alcides Ghiggia
4 goals Chico
4 goals Estanislao Basora
4 goals Zarra
3 goals Juan Alberto Schiaffino
3 goals Karl-Erik Palmér
3 goals Stig Sundqvist
2 goals Atilio Cremaschi
2 goals Baltazar
2 goals Hasse Jeppson
2 goals Jacques Fatton
2 goals Jair
2 goals Kosta Tomaševic
2 goals Riccardo Carapellese
2 goals Silvestre Igoa
2 goals Sune Andersson
2 goals Željko Cajkovski
2 goals Zizinho
1 goal Alfredo
1 goal Andrés Prieto
1 goal Atilio López
1 goal Bror Mellberg
1 goal César López Fretes
1 goal Charles Antenen
1 goal Egisto Pandolfini
1 goal Ermes Muccinelli
1 goal Ernesto Vidal
1 goal Fernando Riera
1 goal Frank Wallace
1 goal Friaça
1 goal George Robledo
1 goal Gino Pariani
1 goal Héctor Ortiz
1 goal Horacio Casarín
1 goal Joe Gaetjens
1 goal Joe Maca
1 goal Julio Pérez
1 goal Maneca
1 goal Obdulio Varela
1 goal Rajko Mitic
1 goal René Bader
1 goal Stan Mortensen
1 goal Stjepan Bobek
1 goal Tihomir Ognjanov
1 goal Wilf Mannion