1958 FIFA World Cup Final

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1958 FIFA World Cup Final
Gilmar and Hamrin 1958 WC final.jpg
Event 1958 FIFA World Cup
Date 29 June 1958
Venue Råsunda Stadium, Solna
Referee Maurice Guigue (France)
Attendance 51,800
1954
1962

The 1958 FIFA World Cup Final took place in Råsunda Stadium, Solna, Sweden on 29 June 1958.[1] Brazil won the World Cup by defeating Sweden, and thus won the trophy for the first time.

Sweden took the lead after only 4 minutes after an excellent finish by captain Nils Liedholm. The lead didn't last long however as Vavá equalised just 5 minutes later. On 32 minutes, Vavá scored a similar goal to his first to give Brazil a lead 2–1 at the break. 10 minutes into the second half, Brazil went further in front thanks to a brilliant goal scored by Pelé.[2] He took control of the ball inside the penalty area, chipped the ball over the defender then smashed it past a helpless Kalle Svensson. Halfway through the second half Brazil went 4-1 up with a goal scored by Mário Zagallo. Simonsson pulled one back for Sweden with 10 minutes remaining but it was far too late.[1] Pelé sealed the 5–2 win with a header in injury time and Brazil were able to celebrate their first World Cup title.

The 1958 final holds the record for most goals scored in a World Cup Final, and it shares the record for the greatest winning margin (with the 1970 and 1998 tournaments). The records for both the youngest and oldest goalscorer in a World Cup final were set in this match; by Pelé (17 years and 249 days) and Liedholm (35 years, 263 days) respectively. It also holds the record for lowest attendance in a final.

Match details[edit]

29 June 1958
15:00 (CET)
Brazil  5–2  Sweden
Vavá Goal 9'32'
Pelé Goal 55'90'
Zagallo Goal 68'
Report Liedholm Goal 4'
Simonsson Goal 80'
Råsunda Stadium, Solna
Attendance: 51,800
Referee: Maurice Guigue (France)
Brazil
Sweden
GK 3 Gilmar
RB 4 Djalma Santos
CB 15 Orlando
CB 2 Hideraldo Bellini (c)
LB 12 Nilton Santos
HB 19 Zito
HB 6 Didi
RW 11 Garrincha
LW 7 Mário Zagallo
CF 20 Vavá
CF 10 Pelé
Manager:
Vicente Feola
BRA-SWE 1958-FIN-CM.svg
GK 1 Kalle Svensson
RB 2 Orvar Bergmark
CB 6 Sigvard Parling
CB 14 Bengt Gustavsson
LB 3 Sven Axbom
HB 15 Reino Börjesson
IR 8 Gunnar Gren
IL 4 Nils Liedholm (c)
RW 7 Kurt Hamrin
LW 11 Lennart Skoglund
CF 9 Agne Simonsson
Manager:
England George Raynor

Officials

Match Rules

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "World Cup 1958: Final". Planetworldcup.com. Retrieved 23 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Diego Maradona goal voted the FIFA World Cup Goal of the Century". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 30 May 2002. Retrieved 8 May 2011.