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World Cup Brazil 1950 European Qualifiers

World Group 1

01.10.1949 Northern Ireland 2 - 8 Scotland  
15.10.1949 Wales 1 - 4 England
09.11.1949 Scotland 0 - 1 England
16.11.1949 England 9 - 2 Northern Ireland
08.03.1950 Wales 0 - 0 Northern Ireland
15.04.1950 Scotland 2 - 0 Wales
TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 * ENGLAND 3 3 0 0 14 3 +11 6
2 * Scotland 3 2 0 1 10 3 +7 4
3 Wales 3 0 1 2 1 6 -5 1
4 Northern Ireland 3 0 1 2 4 17 -13 1

Scotland also qualified as group runners-up but declined, having
previously announced that they would not compete in the finals
unless they actually won the British Home Championship.

World Group 2

World Group 2 - Round 1

20.11.1949 Turkey 7 - 0 Syria  
Syria n/p Turkey [Syria refused to play return game]
TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 - Turkey 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 2
2 Syria 1 0 0 1 0 7 -7 0

World Group 2 - Round 2

Turkey w/o Austria (withdrew)  

Turkey qualified for the finals but subsequently refused to take part.

World Group 3

World Group 3 - Round 1

21.08.1949 Yugoslavia 6 - 0 Israel  
18.09.1949 Israel 2 - 5 Yugoslavia
TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 - Yugoslavia 2 2 0 0 11 2 +9 4
2 Israel 2 0 0 2 2 11 -9 0

World Group 3 - Round 2

09.10.1949 Yugoslavia 1 - 1 France  
30.10.1949 France 1 - 1 Yugoslavia
TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 - Yugoslavia 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2
1 - France 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2

World Group 3 First/Second Play-off

[Fixture played in Italy:]
11.12.1949 YUGOSLAVIA 3 aet 2 France  

France were later invited to the finals in place of Scotland
(who had withdrawn.) France accepted and were drawn into the
finals Group 4, but later withdrew after objecting to their
travel schedule, which the organisers refused to change.

World Group 4

World Group 4 - Round 1

26.06.1949 Switzerland 5 - 2 Luxembourg  
18.09.1949 Luxembourg 2 - 3 Switzerland
TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 - Switzerland 2 2 0 0 8 4 +4 4
2 Luxembourg 2 0 0 2 4 8 -4 0

World Group 4 - Round 2

SWITZERLAND w/o Belgium (withdrew)  

World Group 5

02.06.1949 Sweden 3 - 1 Republic of Ireland  
08.09.1949 Republic of Ireland 3 - 0 Finland
09.10.1949 Finland 1 - 1 Republic of Ireland
13.11.1949 Republic of Ireland 1 - 3 Sweden
TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 * SWEDEN 2 2 0 0 6 2 +4 4
2 Republic of Ireland 4 1 1 2 6 7 -1 3
3 Finland 2 0 1 1 1 4 -3 1

World Group 6

02.04.1950 Spain 5 - 1 Portugal  
09.04.1950 Portugal 2 - 2 Spain
TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 * SPAIN 2 1 1 0 7 3 +4 3
2 Portugal 2 0 1 1 3 7 -4 1

Portugal were later invited to the finals in place of Turkey
(who had withdrawn) but declined the offer.