England's World Cup Record

Sweden 1958

Qualifying

England were drawn in Qualifying Group 1 along with Republic of Ireland and Denmark.
The group winner qualified for the Finals.

Qualifying Matches

DateVenueMatchResult
08 May 1956LondonEngland v Ireland5-1
15 May 1956CopenhagenDenmark v England1-4
03 Oct 1956DublinIreland v Denmark2-1
05 Dec 1956WolverhamptonEngland v Denmark5-2
19 May 1957DublinIreland v England1-1
02 Oct 1957CopenhagenDenmark v Ireland2-0

Standings

Group 1PlyWDLFAPts
England43101557
Republic of Ireland4112493
Denmark41036112

England won the group and qualfied for the final tournament.

Final Tournament

England were drawn in Group 4, along with Brazil, Austria and USSR.
The top 2 places in the group qualified for the Quarter Finals.

First Round Matches - Group 4

DateVenueMatchResultAttReferee
08 Jun 1958GothenburgEngland v USSR2-250,000Zsolt (HUN)
08 Jun 1958UdevallaBrazil v Austria3-0 Guigue (FRA)
11 Jun 1958GothenburgBrazil v England0-040,900Dusch (GER)
11 Jun 1958BorasUSSR v Austria2-022,000Jorgensen (DEN)
15 Jun 1958GothenburgBrazil v USSR2-050,900Guigue (FRA)
15 Jun 1958BorasEngland v Austria2-216,800Bronkhorst (HOL)

Standings

Group 4PlyWDLFAPts
Brazil3210505
USSR3111443
England3030443
Austria3012271

USSR and England finished with the same points and goal difference, a play-off was needed to decide second place.

Play Off Match

Played on a knock-out basis, the match winner advanced from the group.

DateVenueMatchResultAttReferee
17 Jun 1958GothenburgUSSR v England1-023,200Dusch (GER)

England were eliminated from the competition.