1962 FIFA World Cup qualification

A total of 56 teams entered the 1962 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds, competing for a total of 16 spots in the final tournament. Chile, as the hosts, and Brazil, as the defending champions, qualified automatically, leaving 14 spots open for competition.

1962 FIFA World Cup qualification
Tournament details
Dates21 August 1960 – 16 December 1961
Teams56 (from 6 confederations)
Tournament statistics
Matches played92
Goals scored325 (3.53 per match)
Top scorer(s)Czechoslovakia Andrej Kvašňák
(7 goals)
1958
1966

As with previous World Cups, the rules of the qualification rounds were quite confusing. Moreover, the winners of the four weakest continental zones: North America (NAFC), Central America and Caribbean (CCCF), Africa (CAF) and Asia (AFC), were not guaranteed direct spots in the final tournament. Instead, each of them had to enter a play-off against a team from either Europe (UEFA) or South America (CONMEBOL), with the winners of the three play-offs qualifying.

The 16 spots available in the 1962 World Cup would be distributed among the continental zones as follows:

  • Europe (UEFA): 8 direct places + 2 spots in the Intercontinental Play-offs (against teams from CAF and AFC), contested by 30 teams (including Israel and Ethiopia).
  • South America (CONMEBOL): 5 direct places + 1 spot in the Intercontinental Play-offs (against a team from CCCF/NAFC); 2 direct places went to automatic qualifiers Chile and Brazil, while the other 3.5 places were contested by 7 teams.
  • North, Central America and Caribbean (CCCF/NAFC): 1 spot in the Intercontinental Play-offs (against a team from CONMEBOL), contested by 8 teams.
  • Africa (CAF): 1 spot in the Intercontinental Play-offs (against a team from UEFA), contested by 6 teams.
  • Asia (AFC): 1 spot in the Intercontinental Play-offs (against a team from UEFA), contested by 3 teams.

A total of 49 teams played at least one qualifying match. A total of 92 qualifying matches were played, and 325 goals were scored (an average of 3.53 per match).

Listed below are the dates and results of the qualification rounds.

EuropeEdit

The 30 teams were divided into 10 groups. The groups had different rules, as follows:

  • Groups 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 had 3 teams each. The teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The group winners would qualify.
  • Group 7 had 5 teams. The teams played in a knockout tournament, with matches on a home-and-away basis. The group winner would qualify.
  • Group 9 had 2 teams. The teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The group winner would advance to the UEFA / CAF Intercontinental Play-off.
  • Group 10 had 2 teams. The teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The group winner would advance to the UEFA / AFC Intercontinental Play-off.

UEFA Group 1Edit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1    Switzerland 4 3 0 1 9 9 0 6
2   Sweden 4 3 0 1 10 3 +7 6
3   Belgium 4 0 0 4 3 10 −7 0
19 October 1960 Sweden   2–0   Belgium Stockholm, Sweden
Börjesson   53'
Brodd   74'
Report Referee: Wharton (Scotland)

20 November 1960 Belgium   2–4    Switzerland Brussels, Belgium
Van Himst   24'
Paeschen   80'
Report Antenen   21'48'78'
Schneiter   44'
Referee: Seipelt (Austria)

20 May 1961 Switzerland    2–1   Belgium Lausanne, Switzerland
Ballaman   8'16' Report Claessen   83' Referee: Dorogi (Hungary)

28 May 1961 Sweden   4–0    Switzerland Stockholm, Sweden
Jonsson   8'
Börjesson   15'75'
Simonsson   70'
Report Referee: Scares (Portugal)

4 October 1961 Belgium   0–2   Sweden Brussels, Belgium
Report Brodd   70'78' Referee: Guerra (Portugal)

29 October 1961 Switzerland    3–2   Sweden Bern, Switzerland
Antenen   8'
Wüthrich   68'
Eschmann   81'
Report Simonsson   2'
Brodd   79'
Referee: Aston (England)

Sweden and Switzerland finished level on points, and a play-off on neutral ground was played to decide who would qualify.

12 November 1961 Switzerland    2–1   Sweden West Berlin, West Germany
Schneiter   65'
Antenen   76'
Report Brodd   20' Referee: Dusch (West Germany)

Switzerland qualified

UEFA Group 2Edit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Bulgaria 4 3 0 1 6 4 +2 6
2   France 4 3 0 1 10 3 +7 6
3   Finland 4 0 0 4 3 12 −9 0
25 September 1960 Finland   1–2   France Helsinki, Finland
Pahlman   36' (pen.) Report Wisnieski   63'
Ujlaki   83'
Referee: Malka (West Germany)

11 December 1960 France   3–0   Bulgaria Colombes, France
Wisnieski   48'
Marcel   58'
Cossou   80'
Report Stadium: Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
Attendance: 40,690
Referee: Bonetto (Italy)

16 June 1961 Finland   0–2   Bulgaria Helsinki, Finland
Report Iliev   33'
Kolev   75' (pen.)
Stadium: Olympiastadion
Attendance: 11,977
Referee: Latyshev (Soviet Union)

28 September 1961 France   5–1   Finland Paris, France
Faivre   6'41'
Wisnieski   12'
Piantoni   79'
Schultz   86'
Report Pahlman   44' Referee: Dienst (Switzerland)

29 October 1961 Bulgaria   3–1   Finland Sofia, Bulgaria
Yakimov   28'
Diev   34'
Velichkov   86'
Report Pietiläinen   10' Stadium: Vasil Levski
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Baçar (Turkey)

12 November 1961 Bulgaria   1–0   France Sofia, Bulgaria
Iliev   89' Report Stadium: Vasil Levski
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Fend (Czechoslovakia)

Bulgaria and France finished level on points, and a play-off on neutral ground was played to decide who would qualify.

16 December 1961 Bulgaria   1–0   France Milan, Italy
Yakimov   47' Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 34,740
Referee: Lo Bello (Italy)

Bulgaria qualified

UEFA Group 3Edit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   West Germany 4 4 0 0 11 5 +6 8
2   Northern Ireland 4 1 0 3 7 8 −1 2
3   Greece 4 1 0 3 3 8 −5 2
26 October 1960 Northern Ireland   3–4   West Germany Belfast, Northern Ireland
McAdams   27'51'90' Report Brülls   7'
Seeler   53'
Dörfel   55'79'
Referee: Horn (Netherlands)

20 November 1960 Greece   0–3   West Germany Athens, Greece
Report Dörfel   8'
Brülls   31'
Haller   42'
Referee: Ehrlich (Yugoslavia)

3 May 1961 Greece   2–1   Northern Ireland Athens, Greece
Papaemmanouil   8'64' Report McIlroy   81' Referee: Priesner (Israel)

10 May 1961 West Germany   2–1   Northern Ireland West Berlin, West Germany
Kreß   29'
Brülls   58'
Report McIlroy   69' Referee: Lindberg (Sweden)

17 October 1961 Northern Ireland   2–0   Greece Belfast, Northern Ireland
McLaughlin   28'57' Report Referee: Bonetto (Italy)

22 October 1961 West Germany   2–1   Greece Augsburg, West Germany
Seeler   5'27' Report Papaemmanouil   59' Referee: Nilsen (Norway)

West Germany qualified

UEFA Group 4Edit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Hungary 4 3 1 0 11 5 +6 7
2   Netherlands 3 0 2 1 4 7 −3 2
3   East Germany 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
16 April 1961 Hungary   2–0   East Germany Budapest, Hungary
Albert   12'
Göröcs   52'
Report Referee: Takov (Bulgaria)

30 April 1961 Netherlands   0–3   Hungary Rotterdam, Netherlands
Report Fenyvesi   22'
Sándor   24'
Tichy   36'
Referee: Kingston (Wales)

14 May 1961 East Germany   1–1   Netherlands Leipzig, East Germany
Erler   79' Report Groot   63' Referee: Jörgensen (Denmark)

10 September 1961 East Germany   2–3   Hungary East Berlin, East Germany
Erler   53'
P. Ducke   87'
Report Solymosi   43'
Sándor   75'
Tichy   78'
Referee: Lukianov (Soviet Union)

1 October 1961 Netherlands   Not played[1]   East Germany Netherlands

22 October 1961 Hungary   3–3   Netherlands Budapest, Hungary
Göröcs   19'
Monostori   21'
Tichy   80'
Report Van de Linden   8'14'
Groot   56'
Referee: Phillips (Scotland)

Hungary qualified

UEFA Group 5Edit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Soviet Union 4 4 0 0 11 3 +8 8
2   Turkey 4 2 0 2 4 4 0 4
3   Norway 4 0 0 4 3 11 −8 0
1 June 1961 Norway   0–1   Turkey Ullevaal, Oslo, Norway
Report Oktay   16' Referee: Hansen (Denmark)

18 June 1961 Soviet Union   1–0   Turkey Moscow, Soviet Union
Voronin   20' Report Referee: Hirviniemi (Finland)

1 July 1961 Soviet Union   5–2   Norway Moscow, Soviet Union
Metreveli   14'
Ponedelnik   26'
Bubukin   32'66'
Meskhi   53'
Report Borgen   64'
E. Hansen   87'
Referee: Kowal (Poland)

23 August 1961 Norway   0–3   Soviet Union Oslo, Norway
Report Ponedelnik   48'
Meskhi   49'
Metreveli   76'
Referee: Meighan (Republic of Ireland)

29 October 1961 Turkey   2–1   Norway Istanbul, Turkey
Yelken   60'
Oktay   72'
Report Jensen   59' Referee: Popa (Romania)

12 November 1961 Turkey   1–2   Soviet Union Istanbul, Turkey
Oktay   78' Report Gusarov   12'
Mamykin   18'
Referee: Verner (Israel)

Soviet Union qualified

UEFA Group 6Edit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   England 4 3 1 0 16 2 +14 7
2   Portugal 4 1 1 2 9 7 +2 3
3   Luxembourg 4 1 0 3 5 21 −16 2
19 October 1960 Luxembourg   0–9   England Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Report Charlton   3'7'66'
Greaves   16'83'85'
Smith   22'46'
Haynes   61'
Referee: Martens (Netherlands)

19 March 1961 Portugal   6–0   Luxembourg Lisbon, Portugal
Águas   32'
Yaúca   49'53'61'
Brosius   83' (o.g.)
Coluna   85'
Report Referee: Mellet (Switzerland)

21 May 1961 Portugal   1–1   England Lisbon, Portugal
Águas   59' Report Flowers   82' Referee: Bonetto (Italy)

28 September 1961 England   4–1   Luxembourg London, England
Pointer   35'
Viollet   37'
Charlton   45'76'
Report Dimmer   69' Referee: Versyp (Belgium)

8 October 1961 Luxembourg   4–2   Portugal Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Schmit   27'53'56'
N. Hoffmann   84'
Report Eusébio   84'
Yaúca   89'
Referee: Tschenscher (West Germany)

25 October 1961 England   2–0   Portugal London, England
Connelly   5'
Pointer   9'
Report Referee: Bois (France)

England qualified

UEFA Group 7Edit

First roundEdit

13 November 1960 Cyprus   1–1   Israel Nicosia, Cyprus
Shialis   29' Report Kofman   31' Referee: Bajić (Yugoslavia)

27 November 1960 Israel   6–1   Cyprus Tel Aviv, Israel
Levi   14'30'66'
Stelmach   61'88'
Nahari   34'
Report Shialis   89' (pen.) Referee: Bajić (Yugoslavia)

Israel advanced to the Second Round.

Second roundEdit

Romania withdrew, so Italy advanced to the Final Round automatically.

14 March 1961 Israel   1–0   Ethiopia Tel Aviv, Israel
Glazer   69' Referee: Zsolt (Hungary)

19 March 1961 Israel   3–2   Ethiopia Haifa, Israel
Glazer   27'77'
Stelmach   59'
Report Awad   31'
Vassalo   64'
Referee: Pósa (Hungary)

Israel advanced to the Final Round.

Final roundEdit

15 October 1961 Israel   2–4   Italy Tel Aviv, Israel
Stelmach   15'
Young   38'
Report Lojacono   53' (pen.)
Altafini   79'
Corso   87'90'
Referee: Takow (Bulgaria)

4 November 1961 Italy   6–0   Israel Turin, Italy
Sivori   16'52'65'88'
Corso   59'
Angelillo   69'
Report Referee: Asensi Martin (Spain)

Italy qualified

UEFA Group 8Edit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Czechoslovakia 4 3 0 1 16 5 +11 6
2   Scotland 4 3 0 1 10 7 +3 6
3   Republic of Ireland 4 0 0 4 3 17 −14 0
3 May 1961 Scotland   4–1   Republic of Ireland Glasgow, Scotland
Brand   14'40'
Herd   59'85'
Report Haverty   52' Referee: Guigue (France)

7 May 1961 Republic of Ireland   0–3   Scotland Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Report Young   4'16'
Brand   86'
Referee: Grandain (Belgium)

14 May 1961 Czechoslovakia   4–0   Scotland Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
Pospíchal   8'85'
Kvašňák   13' (pen.)
Kadraba   40'
Report Referee: Steiner (Austria)

29 September 1961 Scotland   3–2   Czechoslovakia Glasgow, Scotland
St. John   21'
Law   62'83'
Report Kvašňák   6'
Scherer   51'
Referee: Gulliksen (Norway)

8 October 1961 Republic of Ireland   1–3   Czechoslovakia Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Giles   40' Report Scherer   3'
Kvašňák   61'69'
Referee: Holland (England)

29 October 1961 Czechoslovakia   7–1   Republic of Ireland Prague, Czechoslovakia
Kvašňák   8'36'
Scherer   24'75'
Jelínek   30'
Pospíchal   59'
Masopust   61'
Report Fogarty   56' Referee: Lundell (Sweden)

Czechoslovakia and Scotland finished level on points, and a play-off on neutral ground was played to decide who would qualify.

29 November 1961 Czechoslovakia   4–2
(a.e.t.)
  Scotland Brussels, Belgium
Hledík   70'
Scherer   84'
Pospíchal   95'
Kvašňák   101'
Report St. John   38'71' Referee: Versyp (Belgium)

Czechoslovakia qualified

UEFA Group 9Edit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Spain 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 3
2   Wales 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 1
19 April 1961 Wales   1–2   Spain Cardiff, Wales
Woosnam   7' Report Rodríguez   21'
Di Stéfano   78'
Referee: Reymaeckers (Belgium)

18 May 1961 Spain   1–1   Wales Madrid, Spain
Peiró   55' Report Allchurch   69' Referee: Horn (Netherlands)

Spain advanced to the UEFA / CAF Intercontinental Play-off.

UEFA Group 10Edit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Yugoslavia 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 3
2   Poland 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 1
4 June 1961 Yugoslavia   2–1   Poland Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Kaloperović   42' (pen.)
Kostić   49'
Report Brychczy   65' Referee: Stathatos (Greece)

25 June 1961 Poland   1–1   Yugoslavia Chorzów, Poland
Szmidt   29' Report Galić   2' Referee: Korelus (Czechoslovakia)

Yugoslavia advanced to the UEFA / AFC Intercontinental Play-off.

South AmericaEdit

Among the 7 teams, Paraguay were drawn to play in the CONMEBOL / CCCF / NAFC Intercontinental Play-off. The remaining 6 teams were divided into 3 groups of 2 teams each. The teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The group winners would qualify.

CONMEBOL Group 1Edit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Argentina 2 2 0 0 11 3 +8 4
2   Ecuador 2 0 0 2 3 11 −8 0
4 December 1960 Ecuador   3–6   Argentina Guayaquil, Ecuador
Spencer   81'
Raffo   83'85'
Corbatta   5' (pen.)40'
Pando   12'
Sosa   14'
Sanfilippo   47'
Ramaciotti   75'
Referee: Robles (Chile)

17 December 1960 Argentina   5–0   Ecuador Buenos Aires, Argentina
Gómez   6' (o.g.)
Sanfilippo   53'
Corbatta   55' (pen.)
Sosa   75'
Pando   89'
Referee: Robles (Chile)

Argentina qualified

CONMEBOL Group 2Edit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Uruguay 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 3
2   Bolivia 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 1
15 July 1961 Bolivia   1–1   Uruguay La Paz, Bolivia
Alcócer   54' Cubilla   23' Referee: Robles (Chile)

30 July 1961 Uruguay   2–1   Bolivia Montevideo, Uruguay
Cabrera   3'
Escalada   39'
Camacho   65' Referee: Robles (Chile)

Uruguay qualified

CONMEBOL Group 3Edit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Colombia 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 3
2   Peru 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
30 April 1961 Colombia   1–0   Peru Bogotá, Colombia
Escobar   27' Referee: Praddaude (Argentina)

7 May 1961 Peru   1–1   Colombia Lima, Peru
Delgado   3' (pen.) González   68' Referee: Marino (Uruguay)

Colombia qualified

North, Central America and CaribbeanEdit

There would be two rounds of play:

  • First Round: The remaining 7 teams (Canada withdrew before the matches began) were divided into 3 groups of 2 or 3 teams each (Group 1 with teams from Northern America and Mexico, Group 2 with teams from Central America and Group 3 with teams from Caribbean). The teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The group winners would advance to the Final Round.
  • Final Round: The 3 teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The group winner would advance to the CONMEBOL/CCCF/NAFC Intercontinental Play-off.

CCCF/NAFC First RoundEdit

Group 1Edit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Mexico 2 1 1 0 6 3 +3 3
2   United States 2 0 1 1 3 6 −3 1
  Canada withdrew
6 November 1960 United States   3–3   Mexico Los Angeles, United States
Bicek   31' (pen.)
Fister   58'
Zerhusen   84'
Mercado   8'
Reyes   17'21'
Referee: Kulai (Canada)

13 November 1960 Mexico   3–0   United States Mexico City, Mexico
Mercado   5'
Reyes   35'
Díaz   38'
Referee: Sanchez (Honduras)

Mexico advanced to the Final Round.

Group 2Edit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1=   Costa Rica 4 2 1 1 13 8 +5 5
1=   Honduras 4 2 1 1 5 7 −2 5
3   Guatemala 4 0 2 2 7 10 −3 2
21 August 1960 Costa Rica   3–2   Guatemala San Jose, Costa Rica
Rojas   28'
Ulloa   52'58'
Espinoza   1'
Masella   35'
Referee: Sundheim (Colombia)

28 August 1960 Guatemala   4–4   Costa Rica Guatemala City, Guatemala
López   13'49'79'
Espinoza   63'
Jiménez   18'57'
Ulloa   35'81'
Referee: Sundheim (Colombia)

4 September 1960 Honduras   2–1   Costa Rica Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Suazo   10'
Leaky   21'
Rodríguez   46' Referee: Sundheim (Colombia)

11 September 1960 Costa Rica   5–0   Honduras San Jose, Costa Rica
Jiménez   31'34'
Ulloa   42'
Rodríguez   69'
Pearson   85'
Referee: Sundheim (Colombia)

25 September 1960 Honduras   1–1   Guatemala Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Suazo   59' López   28' Referee: Mendez (El Salvador)

2 October 1960 Guatemala   0–2
(w/o)
  Honduras Guatemala City, Guatemala
Forfeited[2]

Costa Rica and Honduras finished level on points, and a play-off on neutral ground was played to decide who would advance to the Final Round.

14 January 1961 Costa Rica   1–0   Honduras Guatemala City, Guatemala
Rodríguez   29' Referee: Buergo Elcuaz (Mexico)

Costa Rica advanced to the Final Round.

Group 3Edit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Netherlands Antilles 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 3
2   Suriname 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
2 October 1960 Suriname   1–2   Netherlands Antilles Paramaribo, Suriname
Foe a Man   45' Dirksz   21'45' Referee: Orrego (Colombia)

27 November 1960 Netherlands Antilles   0–0   Suriname Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles
Referee: Yamasaki (Peru)

Netherlands Antilles advanced to the Final Round.

CCCF/NAFC Final RoundEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Mexico 4 2 1 1 11 2 +9 5
2   Costa Rica 4 2 0 2 8 6 +2 4
3   Netherlands Antilles 4 1 1 2 2 13 −11 3
22 March 1961 Costa Rica   1–0   Mexico San Jose, Costa Rica
Goban   51' Referee: Queiroz (Brazil)

29 March 1961 Costa Rica   6–0   Netherlands Antilles San Jose, Costa Rica
Ulloa   12'
Quesada   28'89'
Rojas   33'
Rodríguez   42'
Monge   50'
Referee: Tejada Burga (Peru)

5 April 1961 Mexico   7–0   Netherlands Antilles Mexico City, Mexico
Flores   28'52'64'
Reyes   45'75'
González   65'80'
Referee: Morgan (Canada)

12 April 1961 Mexico   4–1   Costa Rica Mexico City, Mexico
Flores   11'
Cárdenas   31'
Gutiérrez   77'
Mercado   87'
Grant   54' Referee: Sundheim (Colombia)

23 April 1961 Netherlands Antilles   2–0   Costa Rica Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles
Loran   30'34' Referee: Trapote López (Venezuela)

21 May 1961 Netherlands Antilles   0–0   Mexico Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles
Referee: Goldstein (United States)

Mexico advanced to the CONMEBOL/CCCF/NAFC Intercontinental Play-off.

AfricaEdit

There would be two rounds of play:

  • First Round: The 6 teams were divided into 3 groups of 2 teams each. The teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The group winners would advance to the Final Round.
  • Final Round: The 3 teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The group winner would advance to the UEFA/CAF Intercontinental Play-off.

CAF First RoundEdit

Group 1Edit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  United Arab Republic withdrew
  Sudan withdrew

United Arab Republic and Sudan both withdrew as FIFA refused to allow them to rearrange their games to avoid the monsoon season.[1][dead link]

Group 2Edit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1=   Morocco 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 2
1=   Tunisia 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 2
30 October 1960 Morocco   2–1   Tunisia Casablanca, Morocco
Khalfi   33'
Azhar   60' (pen.)
Meddeb   43' Stadium: Stade d'Honneur
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Blanco Perez (Spain)

13 November 1960 Tunisia   2–1   Morocco Tunis, Tunisia
Chetali   47'
Tlemçani   60'
Chicha   64' Stadium: Stade Géo André
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Carl Erich Steiner (Austria)

Morocco and Tunisia finished level on points, and a play-off on neutral ground was played to decide who would advance to the Final Round.

22 January 1961 Morocco   1–1
(a.e.t.)
  Tunisia Palermo, Italy
Azhar   36' Kerrit   89' Stadium: Stadio Comunale
Referee: Lo Bello (Italy)

Morocco advanced to the Final Round by winning a coin toss.

Group 3Edit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Ghana 2 1 1 0 6 3 +3 3
2   Nigeria 2 0 1 1 3 6 −3 1
28 August 1960 Ghana   4–1   Nigeria Accra, Ghana
Acquah   18'
Boateng   44'
Fynn   54'
Salisu   55'
Fayemi   50' Stadium: Accra Sports Stadium
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Holland (England)

10 September 1960 Nigeria   2–2   Ghana Lagos, Nigeria
Emenako   28'
Fayemi   75' (pen.)
Acquah   14'83' Stadium: George V Stadium
Referee: Tschenscher (West Germany)

Ghana advanced to the Final Round.

CAF Final RoundEdit

Only 2 teams competed due to the withdrawals of both teams in Group 1.

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Morocco 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 3
2   Ghana 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1
2 April 1961 Ghana   0–0   Morocco Accra, Ghana
Stadium: Accra Sports Stadium
Referee: Hussein Fahmy (Egypt)

28 May 1961 Morocco   1–0   Ghana Casablanca, Morocco
Khalfi   37' Stadium: Stade d'Honneur
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Blanco Perez (Spain)

Morocco advanced to the UEFA/CAF Intercontinental Play-off.

AsiaEdit

There would be only one round of play. The 3 teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The group winner would advance to the UEFA/AFC Intercontinental Play-off.

AFC Final RoundEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   South Korea 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 4
2   Japan 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 0
  Indonesia withdrew
6 November 1960 South Korea   2–1   Japan Seoul, Korea Republic
Chung Soon-Cheon   39'41' Sasaki   26' Referee: Kim Duck-Chun (South Korea)

11 June 1961 Japan   0–2   South Korea Tokyo, Japan
Chung Soon-Cheon   21'
Yoo Pan-Soon   26'
Referee: Pratlett (Hong Kong)

Korea Republic advanced to the UEFA/AFC Intercontinental Play-off.

Inter-confederation play-offsEdit

In each play-off, the teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The winners would qualify.

CAF v UEFAEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification    
1   Spain 2 2 0 0 4 2 +2 4 Qualification to 1962 FIFA World Cup 3–2
2   Morocco 2 0 0 2 2 4 −2 0 0–1
Source: FIFA

UEFA v AFCEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification    
1   Yugoslavia 2 2 0 0 8 2 +6 4 Qualification to 1962 FIFA World Cup 5–1
2   South Korea 2 0 0 2 2 8 −6 0 1–3
Source: FIFA

CCCF/NAFC v CONMEBOLEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification    
1   Mexico 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 3 Qualification to 1962 FIFA World Cup 1–0
2   Paraguay 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1 0–0
Source: FIFA

Qualified teamsEdit

 
FIFA World Cup qualification 1962
 
Qualifying countries
Team Date of qualification Finals appearance Streak Last appearance
  Argentina 17 December 1960 4th 2 1958
  Brazil (Defending Champions) 29 June 1958 7th 7 1958
  Bulgaria 16 December 1961 1st 1
  Chile (Hosts) 11 June 1956 3rd 1 1950
  Colombia 7 May 1961 1st 1
  Czechoslovakia 29 November 1961 5th 3 1958
  England 25 October 1961 4th 4 1958
  Hungary 10 September 1961 5th 3 1958
  Italy 4 November 1961 5th 1 1954
  Mexico 5 November 1961 5th 4 1958
  Spain 23 November 1961 3rd 1 1950
   Switzerland 12 November 1961 5th 1 1954
  Uruguay 30 July 1961 4th 1 1954
  Soviet Union 12 November 1961 2nd 2 1958
  West Germany 22 October 1961 5th 3 1958
  Yugoslavia 26 November 1961 5th 4 1958

GoalscorersEdit

7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

NotesEdit

  • For the second World Cup in a row, no teams from Africa or Asia qualified.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Netherlands v. East Germany match was scratched, as due to visa problems, the East German players were not allowed to enter the Netherlands. As Hungary was already de facto qualified with three wins, no other date was arranged.
  2. ^ FIFA awarded Honduras a 2-0 win because Guatemala forfeited.

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