How did Wales qualify for the 1958 World Cup?

How did Wales qualify for the 1958 World Cup?

Wales were dealt a difficult qualifying group alongside Czechoslovakia and East Germany, though they beat Czechoslovakia 1-0 in Cardiff in their opening game.

How old was Pele in the world Cup?

17 years old
Pelé earned his first cap with the national team at 16, and made his debut on the international stage at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden at 17 years old.

How many goals did Pele score in his first World Cup?

Pelé began playing for Santos at age 15 and the Brazil national team at 16. During his international career, he won three FIFA World Cups: 1958, 1962 and 1970, the only player to do so. Pelé is the all-time leading goalscorer for Brazil with 77 goals in 92 games….

Parent(s) João Ramos do Nascimento Celeste Arantes

Who won the FIFA World Cup in 1958?

Brazil national football team1958 FIFA World Cup / ChampionThe Brazil national football team, nicknamed Seleção Canarinho, represents Brazil in men’s international football and is administered by the Brazilian Football Confederation, the governing body for football in Brazil. They have been a member of FIFA since 1923 and a member of CONMEBOL since 1916. Wikipedia

How old was Pele when he scored his first World Cup goal?

It was a goal that opened the floodgates for this most special of footballers. The 17-year-old went on to hit a brilliant hat-trick against France in the semi-finals before adding a memorable brace in the 5-2 win over Sweden that secured Brazil’s first world title.

What country has won FIFA 5 times?

Brazil have won five times, and they are the only team to have played in every tournament. The other World Cup winners are Germany and Italy, with four titles each; Argentina, France, and inaugural winner Uruguay, with two titles each; and England and Spain, with one title each.

How did teams qualify for the first World Cup?

Argentina, Uruguay, the United States and Yugoslavia each won their respective groups to qualify for the semi-finals. In the final, hosts and pre-tournament favourites Uruguay defeated Argentina 4–2 in front of a crowd of 68,346 people to become the first nation to win the World Cup.

Who won 58 WC?

Brazil national football team1958 FIFA World Cup / Champion

Are Wales through to the World Cup?

Wales are through to the World Cup play-off final after a thrilling win over Austria in Cardiff last night. The Dragons are set to play Scotland or Ukraine for the right to go to the 2022 Qatar World Cup but that game has been put on hold for now.

Will Wales qualify for the World Cup?

Wales are one game away from qualifying for the World Cup for the first time since 1958, having beaten Austria 2-1 to triumph in their play-off semi-final at the Cardiff City Stadium.

How many teams qualified for the 1958 World Cup?

A total of 55 teams entered the 1958 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds, competing for a total of 16 spots in the final tournament. Sweden as the hosts and West Germany, as the defending champions, qualified automatically, leaving 14 spots open for competition.

What was Israel’s position in the 1958 World Cup qualifying round?

For the qualifying stages of the 1958 FIFA World Cup, Israel were regarded as an Asian team and took part in the African and Asian qualification zone. A total of 11 teams were competing for one direct qualification spot to the 1958 FIFA World Cup finals.

Why didn’t Israel qualify for the World Cup without playing any games?

Sudan refused to play against Israel because of the Arab League boycott of Israel, so Israel would technically qualify automatically, but before the qualification rounds began, FIFA had ruled that no team would qualify without playing at least one match (except for the defending champions and the hosts), and Israel had yet to play any.

What happened to Wales in the 1966 World Cup?

Wales’ hopes of qualification were ended when Czechoslovakia recorded consecutive victories over East Germany. In their final group game, Wales defeated East Germany 4–1 following a hat-trick from Palmer and an own goal from the opposition goalkeeper.