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World Cup Sweden 1958 European Qualifiers

Group 1

03.10.1956 Republic of Ireland 2 - 1 Denmark  
05.12.1956 England 5 - 2 Denmark
08.05.1957 England 5 - 1 Republic of Ireland
15.05.1957 Denmark 1 - 4 England
19.05.1957 Republic of Ireland 1 - 1 England
02.10.1957 Denmark 0 - 2 Republic of Ireland
TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 * ENGLAND 4 3 1 0 15 5 +10 7
2 Republic of Ireland 4 2 1 1 6 7 -1 5
3 Denmark 4 0 0 4 4 13 -9 0

Group 2

11.11.1956 France 6 - 3 Belgium  
02.06.1957 France 8 - 0 Iceland
05.06.1957 Belgium 8 - 3 Iceland
01.09.1957 Iceland 1 - 5 France
04.09.1957 Iceland 2 - 5 Belgium
27.10.1957 Belgium 0 - 0 France
TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 * FRANCE 4 3 1 0 19 4 +15 7
2 Belgium 4 2 1 1 16 11 +5 5
3 Iceland 4 0 0 4 6 26 -20 0

Group 3

22.05.1957 Norway 1 - 2 Bulgaria  
12.06.1957 Norway 2 - 1 Hungary
23.06.1957 Hungary 4 - 1 Bulgaria
15.09.1957 Bulgaria 1 - 2 Hungary
03.11.1957 Bulgaria 7 - 0 Norway
10.11.1957 Hungary 5 - 0 Norway
TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 * HUNGARY 4 3 0 1 12 4 +8 6
2 Bulgaria 4 2 0 2 11 7 +4 4
3 Norway 4 1 0 3 3 15 -12 2

Group 4

01.05.1957 Wales 1 - 0 Czechoslovakia  
19.05.1957 East Germany 2 - 1 Wales
26.05.1957 Czechoslovakia 2 - 0 Wales
16.06.1957 Czechoslovakia 3 - 1 East Germany
25.09.1957 Wales 4 - 1 East Germany
27.10.1957 East Germany 1 - 4 Czechoslovakia
TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 * CZECHOSLOVAKIA 4 3 0 1 9 3 +6 6
2 - Wales 4 2 0 2 6 5 +1 4
3 East Germany 4 1 0 3 5 12 -7 2

Due to circumstances surrounding withdrawals from the Africa/Asia
qualifying rounds, the winner of that section must play a European
group runner-up for the right to progress.
Wales are selected through the drawing of lots.

Europe (runner-up)/Africa/Asia Play-off

15.01.1958 Israel 0 - 2 Wales  
05.02.1958 Wales 2 - 0 Israel
TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 * WALES 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 4
2 Israel 2 0 0 2 0 4 -4 0

Group 5

30.09.1956 Austria 7 - 0 Luxembourg  
20.03.1957 Netherlands 4 - 1 Luxembourg
26.05.1957 Austria 3 - 2 Netherlands
[Fixture played in Netherlands:]
11.09.1957 Luxembourg 2 - 5 Netherlands
25.09.1957 Netherlands 1 - 1 Austria
29.09.1957 Luxembourg 0 - 3 Austria
TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 * AUSTRIA 4 3 1 0 14 3 +11 7
2 Netherlands 4 2 1 1 12 7 +5 5
3 Luxembourg 4 0 0 4 3 19 -16 0

Group 6

23.06.1957 U.S.S.R. 3 - 0 Poland  
05.07.1957 Finland 1 - 3 Poland
27.07.1957 U.S.S.R. 2 - 1 Finland
15.08.1957 Finland 0 - 10 U.S.S.R.
20.10.1957 Poland 2 - 1 U.S.S.R.
03.11.1957 Poland 4 - 0 Finland
TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 - U.S.S.R. 4 3 0 1 16 3 +13 6
1 - Poland 4 3 0 1 9 5 +4 6
3 Finland 4 0 0 4 2 19 -17 0

Group 6 First/Second Play-off

[Fixture played in East Germany:]
24.11.1957 U.S.S.R. 2 - 0 Poland  

Group 7

05.05.1957 Greece 0 - 0 Yugoslavia  
16.06.1957 Greece 1 - 2 Romania
29.09.1957 Romania 1 - 1 Yugoslavia
03.11.1957 Romania 3 - 0 Greece
10.11.1957 Yugoslavia 4 - 1 Greece
17.11.1957 Yugoslavia 2 - 0 Romania
TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 * YUGOSLAVIA 4 2 2 0 7 2 +5 6
2 Romania 4 2 1 1 6 4 +2 5
3 Greece 4 0 1 3 2 9 -7 1

Group 8

16.01.1957 Portugal 1 - 1 Northern Ireland  
25.04.1957 Italy 1 - 0 Northern Ireland
01.05.1957 Northern Ireland 3 - 0 Portugal
26.05.1957 Portugal 3 - 0 Italy
22.12.1957 Italy 3 - 0 Portugal
15.01.1958 Northern Ireland 2 - 1 Italy
TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 * NORTHERN IRELAND 4 2 1 1 6 3 +3 5
2 Italy 4 2 0 2 5 5 0 4
3 Portugal 4 1 1 2 4 7 -3 3

Group 9

10.03.1957 Spain 2 - 2 Switzerland  
08.05.1957 Scotland 4 - 2 Spain
19.05.1957 Switzerland 1 - 2 Scotland
26.05.1957 Spain 4 - 1 Scotland
06.11.1957 Scotland 3 - 2 Switzerland
24.11.1957 Switzerland 1 - 4 Spain
TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 * SCOTLAND 4 3 0 1 10 9 +1 6
2 Spain 4 2 1 1 12 8 +4 5
3 Switzerland 4 0 1 3 6 11 -5 1