Tournament Details



Details:
Host country: Switzerland
Dates: 16-June-1954 to 04-July-1954
Teams: 16

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

Qualification:
      Countries qualified       Country failed to qualify       Countries that did not enter       Country not a member
Notes:
  • The quarter-final match between Austria and Switzerland saw a World Cup record of number of goals scored in a match, when the Swiss lost 5-7, after going 3-0 up.
  • First televised tournament.
  • To date (and unlikely to be beaten without rule changes), highest average goals scored per game.
  • Instead of a conventional round-robin where each team would play three matches, the seeded teams as well as the unseeded teams were spared from playing each other as the unseeded teams were squared up only against the seeded ones in a chance to qualify, so each team played only 2 group matches, unless tied for the second qualifying position by points, which required a play-off. Extra time was played for any games that was tied after 90 minutes, with the result being a draw if the scores were still level after 120 minutes.

  • Team Placing:
    Placing Team Starting ELO Rating Current ELO Rating GF GA GD Region
    1 West Germany 1938 2301 (+363) 25 14 11 UEFA
    2 Hungary 2141 2265 (+124) 27 10 17 UEFA
    3 Austria 1864 2001 (+137) 17 12 5 UEFA
    4 Uruguay 1876 1969 (+93) 16 9 7 CONMEBOL
    5 Brazil 2031 2021 (-10) 8 5 3 CONMEBOL
    5 England 2017 1951 (-66) 8 8 0 UEFA
    5 Yugoslavia 1932 1909 (-23) 2 3 -1 UEFA
    5 Switzerland 1676 1822 (+146) 11 11 0 UEFA
    17 France 1766 1775 (+9) 3 3 0 UEFA
    17 Italy 1890 1761 (-129) 6 7 -1 UEFA
    17 Belgium 1774 1707 (-67) 5 8 -3 UEFA
    17 Scotland 1891 1705 (-186) 0 8 -8 UEFA
    17 Turkey 1618 1664 (+46) 10 11 -1 UEFA
    17 Czechoslovakia 1748 1622 (-126) 0 7 -7 UEFA
    17 Mexico 1693 1612 (-81) 2 8 -6 CONCACAF
    17 South Korea 1678 1448 (-230) 0 16 -16 AFC
    Top goal scorers:

    11 goals Sándor Kocsis
    6 goals Erich Probst
    6 goals Josef Hügi
    6 goals Max Morlock
    4 goals Carlos Borges
    4 goals Ferenc Puskás
    4 goals Fritz Walter
    4 goals Hans Schäfer
    4 goals Helmut Rahn
    4 goals Nándor Hidegkuti
    4 goals Robert Ballaman
    3 goals Burhan Sargun
    3 goals Ernst Stojaspal
    3 goals Juan Hohberg
    3 goals Léopold Anoul
    3 goals Nat Lofthouse
    3 goals Oscar Míguez
    3 goals Ottmar Walter
    3 goals Suat Mamat
    3 goals Theodor Wagner
    3 goals Zoltán Czibor
    2 goals Alfred Körner
    2 goals Didi
    2 goals Ernst Ocwirk
    2 goals Ivor Broadis
    2 goals Juan Alberto Schiaffino
    2 goals Julinho
    2 goals Julio Abbadie
    2 goals Lefter Küçükandonyadis
    2 goals Mihály Lantos
    2 goals Péter Palotás
    2 goals Pinga
    1 goal Alfred Pfaff
    1 goal Amleto Frignani
    1 goal Baltazar
    1 goal Benito Lorenzi
    1 goal Bernhard Klodt
    1 goal Branko Zebec
    1 goal Carlo Galli
    1 goal Dennis Wilshaw
    1 goal Djalma Santos
    1 goal Egisto Pandolfini
    1 goal Erol Keskin
    1 goal Fulvio Nesti
    1 goal Giampiero Boniperti
    1 goal Henri Coppens
    1 goal Jacques Fatton
    1 goal Javier Ambrois
    1 goal Jean Vincent
    1 goal Jimmy Mullen
    1 goal José Luis Lamadrid
    1 goal József Tóth
    1 goal Miloš Milutinovic
    1 goal Mustafa Ertan
    1 goal Obdulio Varela
    1 goal Raymond Kopa
    1 goal Richard Herrmann
    1 goal Tom Finney
    1 goal Tomás Balcázar