England's World Cup Record

Brazil 1950

Qualifying

England were drawn in Qualifying Group 1 along with Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
(The 1949/50 Home Championship matches doubled as World Cup Qualifiers).
The top 2 places in the group qualified for the Finals.

Qualifying Matches

DateVenueMatchResult
01 Oct 1949BelfastN. Ireland v Scotland2-8
15 Oct 1949CardiffWales v England1-4
09 Nov 1949GlasgowScotland v Wales2-0
16 Nov 1949ManchesterEngland v N. Ireland9-2
08 Mar 1950WrexhamWales v N. Ireland0-0
15 Apr 1950GlasgowScotland v England0-1

Standings

Group 1PlyWDLFAPts
England33001436
Scotland32011044
Wales3012161
Northern Ireland30124171

England won the group and qualfied for the final tournament.
(Scotland declined to take up their qualification place).

Final Tournament

England were drawn in Group 2, along with Chile, Spain and the United States.
The group winner qualified for the Final Round.

First Round Matches - Group 2

DateVenueMatchResultAttReferee
25 Jun 1950Rio de JaneiroEngland v Chile2-065,000van der Meer (HOL)
25 Jun 1950CuritibaSpain v USA3-115,000Vianna (BRA)
29 Jun 1950Belo HorizonteEngland v USA0-115,000Dattilo (ITA)
29 Jun 1950Rio de JaneiroSpain v Chile2-055,000Malcher (BRA)
02 Jul 1950Rio de JaneiroSpain v England1-065,000Galeati (ITA)
02 Jul 1950RecifeChile v USA5-212,000Gardeli (BRA)

Standings

Group 2PlyWDLFAPts
Spain3300616
England3102222
Chile3102562
United States3102482

England finished in second place and were eliminated from the competiton.