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FIFA World Cup 1954 Group 4

 

fifa world cup 1954 posterEngland were seeded alongside the hosts in Group 4 but the limitations of the English style, exposed by Hungary over the previous months, were by now becoming apparent when compared to the more technically accomplished sides from Europe and South America.

Overview | Group 1 | Group 2 | Group 3 | Group 4 | Knock-Out Stages

 

switzerland 1954 world cup

Switzerland

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italy 1954 world cup

Italy

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Switzerland 2 Italy 1

Stade Olympique de la Pontaise, Lausanne (43,000)
17 June 1954

Ballaman put the hosts into the lead in the 18th minute but Boniperti equalised just before half-time. With eleven minutes to go Hugi scored again for the Swiss who held on for an excellent result.

(Andre Silva)

 

england 1954 world cup

England

belgium 1954 world cup

Belgium

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England 4 Belgium 4 (after extra time)

St Jakob Stadium, Basel (40,000)
17 June 1954

Belgium scored first with only five minutes gone and although England recovered to make it 3-1, they threw the match away conceding two late goals. The match then went into extra-time and England were soon ahead again only for Dickinson to head a long free-kick into his own net.

Because of production issues, the scroll that normally carried match details below the crest was omitted from England's shirts.

(Andre Silva)

 

italy 1954 world cup

Italy

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belgium 1954 world cup

Belgium

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Italy 4 Belgium 1

Cornaredo Stadium, Lugano (26,000)
20 June 1954

Italy recovered from their opening defeat with a good win against the Belgians.

(Andre Silva)

 

england 1954 world cup

England

switzerland 1954 world cup

Switzerland

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England 2 Switzerland 0

Wankdorf Stadium, Bern (50,000)
20 June 1954

Without Matthews and Lofthouse, both unfit, England beat the hosts to secure a place in the next round.

 

Play-Off
switzerland 1954 world cup

Switzerland

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Italy

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Switzerland 4 Italy 1

St Jakob Stadium, Basel (30,000)
23 June 1954

Switzerland improved on their previous performances in their second meeting with Italy to join England in the next round.

(Andre Silva)

 
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