1958 FIFA World Cup

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The 1958 FIFA World Cup, the sixth staging of the World Cup, was hosted by Sweden from 8 June to 29 June. The tournament was won by Brazil, who beat Sweden 5–2 in the final for their first title. To date, this marks the only occasion that a World Cup staged in Europe was not won by a European team. The tournament is notable for marking the debut on the world stage of a then largely unknown 17-year-old Pelé.


Host selection

Sweden was awarded the 1958 World Cup unopposed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 23, 1950.


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