England's World Cup Record

Switzerland 1954

Qualifying

England were drawn in Qualifying Group 3 along with Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
(The 1953/54 Home Championship matches doubled as World Cup Qualifiers).
The top 2 places in the group qualified for the Finals.

Qualifying Matches

DateVenueMatchResult
03 Oct 1953BelfastN. Ireland v Scotland1-3
10 Oct 1953CardiffWales v England1-4
04 Nov 1953GlasgowScotland v Wales2-2
11 Nov 1953LiverpoolEngland v N. Ireland3-1
31 Mar 1954WrexhamWales v N. Ireland1-2
03 Apr 1954GlasgowScotland v England2-4

Standings

Group 3PlyWDLFAPts
England33001146
Scotland3111773
Northern Ireland3102472
Wales3012491

England won the group and qualfied for the final tournament.

Final Tournament

England were drawn in Group 4, along with Belgium, Italy and Switzerland.
The top 2 places in the group qualified for the Quarter Finals.

First Round Matches - Group 4

DateVenueMatchResultAttReferee
17 Jun 1954BaselEngland v Belgium4-429,000Schmetzer (GER)
17 Jun 1954LausanneItaly v Switzerland1-240,500Vianna (BRA)
20 Jun 1954BerneEngland v Switzerland2-043,500Zsolt (HUN)
20 Jun 1954LuganoItaly v Belgium4-124,000Steiner (AUT)

Standings

Group 4PlyWDLFAPts
England2110643
Italy2101532
Switzerland2101232
Belgium2011581

England won the group and advanced to the Quarter Finals.
Italy and Switzerland finished with the same points, 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
23 Jun 1954BaselSwitzerland v Italy4-129,000Griffiths (WAL)

Quarter Finals

Played on a knock-out basis, the match winner advanced the Semi Finals.

DateVenueMatchResultAttReferee
26 Jun 1954LausanneAustria v Switzerland7-537,000Faultless (SCO)
26 Jun 1954BaselUrugay v England4-228,000Steiner (AUT)
27 Jun 1954GenevaW. Germany v Yugoslavia2-019,000Zsolt (HUN)
27 Jun 1954BerneHungary v Brazil4-263,200Ellis (ENG)

England were eliminated from the competition.