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1954 FIFA World Cup qualification Group 1

The three teams in this group played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The group winner West Germany qualified for the fifth FIFA World Cup held in Switzerland.

1954 FIFA World Cup qualification Group 1 Intro articles: 2

Group 1

Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GD Pts Qualification
1  West Germany (Q) 4 2 0 0 8 1 1 1 0 4 2 +9 7 Qualification to World Cup 3–0 5–1
2  Saar 4 0 1 1 1 3 1 0 1 3 5 −4 3 1–3 0–0
3  Norway 4 0 1 1 3 4 0 1 1 1 5 −5 2 1–1 2–3
Source:
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Norway vs Saarland

Norway 2 — 3
(final score after 90 minutes)
Saarland
Manager: Willibald Hahn

Team:
- GK - Olaf Førli
- DF - Erik Holmberg
- DF - Yngve Karlsen
- MF - Thorbjørn Svenssen
- MF - Thor Hernes
- MF - Thorleif Olsen
- FW - Gunnar Thoresen
- FW - Asbjørn Andersen
- FW - Knut Dahlen
- FW - Leif Olsen
- FW - Harald Hennum


Substitutes:

none


Unused Substitutes:
- GK - Asbjørn Hansen
- DF - Harry Boye Karlsen
- DF - Arne Bakker
- FW - Kjell Kristiansen
- FW - Willy Olsen


Scorers:
1-0 Gunnar Thoresen (3')
2-0 Knut Dahlen (15')

Half-time:
2-2

Competition:
World Cup qualifier 1954
(Group 1)

Date:
Wednesday
June 24, 1953

Kick off:
?

Venue:
Bislett stadion, Oslo

Attendance:
28000

Referee:
J Bronkhorst  NED

Assistants:
?

Match rules:
90 minutes
one injured player can be
substituted before half time

Manager: Helmut Schön

Team:
- GK - Erwin Strempel
- DF - Theodor Puff sub first half
- DF - Albert Keck
- MF - Kurt Clemens
- MF - Peter Momber
- MF - Waldemar Philippi
- FW - Werner Otto
- FW - Herbert Martin
- FW - Herbert Binkert
- FW - Gerhard Siedl
- FW - Karl Schirra


Substitutes:
- MF - Karl Berg on first half


Unused Substitutes:
 ?


Scorers:
2-1 Herbert Binkert (16')
2-2 Werner Otto (30')
2-3 Gerhard Siedl (55')

Norway vs West Germany

Norway 1 — 1
(final score after 90 minutes)
West Germany
Manager: Willibald Hahn

Team:
- GK - Asbjørn Hansen
- DF - Harry Boye Karlsen
- DF - Oddvar Hansen
- MF - Thorbjørn Svenssen
- MF - Thor Hernes
- MF - Thorleif Olsen
- FW - Leif Olsen
- FW - Arne Natland
- FW - Gunnar Dybwad sub 63' injured
- FW - Gunnar Thoresen
- FW - Harald Hennum


Substitutes:

none


Unused Substitutes:
- GK - Olaf Førli
- DF Knut Gudem
- FW - Ragnar Hvidsten


Scorers:
1-0 Harald Hennum (41')

Half-time:
1-1

Competition:
World Cup qualifier 1954
(Group 1)

Date:
Wednesday
August 19, 1953

Kick off:
?

Venue:
Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo

Attendance:
32266

Referee:
W. B. Aussum  NED

Assistants:
?

Match rules:
90 minutes
one injured player can be
substituted before half time

Manager: Sepp Herberger

Team:
- GK - Toni Turek
- DF - Werner Kohlmeyer
- DF - Erich Retter
- MF - Erich Schanko
- MF - Jupp Posipal
- MF - Horst Eckel
- FW - Hans Schäfer sub 42'
- FW - Fritz Walter (capt.)
- FW - Ottmar Walter
- FW - Max Morlock
- FW - Helmut Rahn


Substitutes:
- FW - Alfred Pfaff on 42'


Unused Substitutes:
 ?


Scorers:
1-1 Fritz Walter (44')

West Germany vs Saarland

West Germany 3 — 0
(final score after 90 minutes)
Saarland
Manager: Sepp Herberger

Team:
- GK - Toni Turek
- DF - Herbert Erhardt
- DF - Erich Retter
- MF - Richard Gottinger sub 38'
- MF - Jupp Posipal
- MF - Karl Mai
- FW - Hans Schäfer
- FW - Karl-Heinz Metzner
- FW - Horst Schade
- FW - Max Morlock
- FW - Helmut Rahn


Substitutes:
- MF - Horst Eckel on 38'


Unused Substitutes:
?


Scorers:
1-0 Max Morlock (13')
2-0 Max Morlock (51')
3-0 Horst Schade (71')

Half-time:
1-0

Competition:
World Cup qualifier 1954
(Group 1)

Date:
Sunday
October 11, 1953

Kick off:
?

Venue:
Neckarstadion, Stuttgart

Attendance:
50000

Referee:
Karel van der Meer  NED

Assistants:
?

Match rules:
90 minutes
one injured player can be
substituted before half time

Manager: Helmut Schön

Team:
- GK - Erwin Strempel
- DF - Theodor Puff
- DF - Nikolaus Biewer
- MF - Waldemar Philippi
- MF - Peter Momber
- MF - Karl Berg sub 65' injured
- FW - Gerhard Siedl
- FW - Kurt Clemens
- FW - Jakob Balzert
- FW - Herbert Martin
- FW - Werner Otto


Substitutes:

none


Unused Substitutes:
 ?


Scorers:
-

Saarland vs Norway

Saarland 0 — 0
(final score after 90 minutes)
Norway
Manager: Helmut Schön

Team:
- GK - Erwin Strempel
- DF - Theodor Puff
- DF - Nikolaus Biewer
- MF - Kurt Clemens
- MF - Waldemar Philippi
- MF - Peter Momber
- FW - Helmut Fottner
- FW - Gerhard Siedl
- FW - Jakob Balzert
- FW - Herbert Martin
- FW - Werner Otto


Substitutes:

none


Unused Substitutes:
?


Scorers:
-

Half-time:
0-0

Competition:
World Cup qualifier 1954
(Group 1)

Date:
Sunday
November 8, 1953

Kick off:
?

Venue:
Ludwigsparkstadion, Saarbrücken

Attendance:
40000

Referee:
Leo Horn  NED

Assistants:
?

Match rules:
90 minutes
one injured player can be
substituted before half time

Manager: Willibald Hahn

Team:
- GK - Asbjørn Hansen
- DF - Harry Boye Karlsen
- DF - Oddvar Hansen
- MF - Thorbjørn Svenssen
- MF - Thor Hernes
- MF - Thorleif Olsen
- FW - Willy Olsen
- FW - Hans Nordahl
- FW - Gunnar Dybwad
- FW - Gunnar Thoresen
- FW - Harald Hennum


Substitutes:

none


Unused Substitutes:
- GK - Olaf Førli
- DF - Erik Holmberg
- FW - Ragnar Hvidsten
- FW - Arne Natland


Scorers:
-

West Germany vs Norway

West Germany 5 — 1
(final score after 90 minutes)
Norway
Manager: Sepp Herberger

Team:
- GK - Toni Turek
- DF - Werner Kohlmeyer
- DF - Erich Retter
- MF - Horst Eckel
- MF - Jupp Posipal
- MF - Karl Mai
- FW - Richard Herrmann
- FW - Fritz Walter (capt.)
- FW - Ottmar Walter
- FW - Max Morlock
- FW - Helmut Rahn


Substitutes:

none


Unused Substitutes:
?


Scorers:
1-1 Max Morlock (26')
2-1 Max Morlock (63')
3-1 Ottmar Walter (69')
4-1 Fritz Walter (80')
5-1 Helmut Rahn (86')

Half-time:
1-1

Competition:
World Cup qualifier 1954
(Group 1)

Date:
Sunday
November 22, 1953

Kick off:
?

Venue:
Volksparkstadion, Hamburg

Attendance:
76000

Referee:
Archer Luty  ENG

Assistants:
?

Match rules:
90 minutes
one injured player can be
substituted before half time

Manager: Willibald Hahn

Team:
- GK - Asbjørn Hansen
- DF - Harry Boye Karlsen sub 29'
- DF - Oddvar Hansen
- MF - Thorbjørn Svenssen
- MF - Thor Hernes
- MF - Thorleif Olsen
- FW - Ragnar Hvidsten
- FW - Hans Nordahl
- FW - Gunnar Dybwad
- FW - Gunnar Thoresen
- FW - Willy Fossli


Substitutes:
- DF - Erik Holmberg on 29'


Unused Substitutes:
- GK - Olaf Førli
- FW - Harald Hennum
- FW - Arne Natland


Scorers:
0-1 Hans Nordahl (22')

Saarland vs West Germany

Saarland 1 — 3
(final score after 90 minutes)
West Germany
Manager: Helmut Schön

Team:
- GK - Erwin Strempel
- DF - Albert Keck
- DF - Nikolaus Biewer
- MF - Kurt Clemens
- MF - Waldemar Philippi sub injured (*)
- MF - Peter Momber
- FW - Karl Schirra
- FW - Gerhard Siedl
- FW - Herbert Binkert
- FW - Herbert Martin
- FW - Werner Otto


Substitutes:

none


Unused Substitutes:
?


Scorers:
1-2 Herbert Martin (67', pen.)(**)

Half-time:
0-1

Competition:
World Cup qualifier 1954
(Group 1)

Date:
Sunday
March 28, 1954

Kick off:
?

Venue:
Ludwigsparkstadion, Saarbrücken

Attendance:
53000

Referee:
Jan Bronkhorst  NED

Assistants:
?

Match rules:
90 minutes
one injured player can be
substituted before half time

Manager: Sepp Herberger

Team:
- GK - Toni Turek
- DF - Werner Kohlmeyer
- DF - Erich Retter
- MF - Erich Schanko
- MF - Werner Liebrich
- MF - Jupp Posipal
- FW - Hans Schäfer
- FW - Josef Röhrig
- FW - Fritz Walter (capt.) sub 31'
- FW - Max Morlock
- FW - Helmut Rahn


Substitutes:
- FW - Ottmar Walter on 31'


Unused Substitutes:
?


Scorers:
0-1 Max Morlock (37')
0-2 Max Morlock (51')
1-3 Hans Schäfer (83')

(*) shortly after half time

(**) after a handball by Erich Schanko

1954 FIFA World Cup qualification Group 1 Group 1 articles: 79

Team stats

 Germany

Head coach: Sepp Herberger

Pos. Player DoB Games
played
Goals Minutes
played
Sub off Sub on Club
MF Horst Eckel February 8, 1932 3 0 232 0 1 90 52 90 - 1. FC Kaiserslautern
DF Herbert Erhardt July 6, 1930 1 0 90 0 0 - 90 - - SpVgg Fürth
MF Richard Gottinger June 4, 1926 1 0 38 1 0 - 38 - - SpVgg Fürth
FW Richard Herrmann January 20, 1923 1 0 90 0 0 - - 90 - FSV Frankfurt
DF Werner Kohlmeyer April 19, 1924 3 0 270 0 0 90 - 90 90 1. FC Kaiserslautern
MF Werner Liebrich January 18, 1927 1 0 90 0 0 - - - 90 1. FC Kaiserslautern
MF Karl Mai July 27, 1928 2 0 180 0 0 - 90 90 - SpVgg Fürth
FW Karl-Heinz Metzner January 9, 1923 1 0 90 0 0 - 90 - - Hessen Kassel
FW Max Morlock May 11, 1925 4 6 360 0 0 90 90 90 90 1. FC Nürnberg
FW Alfred Pfaff July 16, 1926 1 0 48 0 1 48 - - - Eintracht Frankfurt
MF Jupp Posipal June 20, 1927 4 0 360 0 0 90 90 90 90 Hamburger SV
FW Helmut Rahn August 16, 1929 4 1 360 0 0 90 90 90 90 Rot-Weiss Essen
DF Erich Retter February 17, 1925 4 0 360 0 0 90 90 90 90 VfB Stuttgart
FW Josef Röhrig February 28, 1925 1 0 90 0 0 - - - 90 1. FC Köln
FW Horst Schade July 10, 1922 1 1 90 0 0 - 90 - - 1. FC Nürnberg
FW Hans Schäfer October 19, 1927 3 1 222 1 0 42 90 - 90 1. FC Köln
MF Erich Schanko October 4, 1919 2 0 180 0 0 90 - - 90 Borussia Dortmund
GK Toni Turek January 18, 1919 4 0 360 0 0 90 90 90 90 Fortuna Düsseldorf
FW Ottmar Walter March 6, 1924 3 1 239 0 1 90 - 90 59 1. FC Kaiserslautern
FW Fritz Walter October 31, 1920 3 2 211 1 0 90 - 90 31 1. FC Kaiserslautern

 Saar

Head coach: Helmut Schön

Pos. Player DoB Games
played
Goals Minutes
played
Sub off Sub on Club
FW Jakob Balzert January 6, 1918 2 0 180 0 0 - 90 90 - 1. FC Saarbrücken
MF Karl Berg January 12, 1921 2 0 >110 1 1 ? 65 - - 1. FC Saarbrücken
DF Nikolaus Biewer January 24, 1924 3 0 270 0 0 - 90 90 90 1. FC Saarbrücken
FW Herbert Binkert September 3, 1923 2 1 180 0 0 90 - - 90 1. FC Saarbrücken
MF Kurt Clemens November 7, 1925 4 0 360 0 0 90 90 90 90 Saar 05
FW Helmut Fottner December 24, 1927 1 0 90 0 0 - - 90 - Saar 05
DF Albert Keck August 4, 1930 2 0 180 0 0 90 - - 90 1. FC Saarbrücken
FW Herbert Martin August 29, 1925 4 1 360 0 0 90 90 90 90 1. FC Saarbrücken
MF Peter Momber January 4, 1921 4 0 360 0 0 90 90 90 90 1. FC Saarbrücken
FW Werner Otto January 3, 1929 4 1 360 0 0 90 90 90 90 1. FC Saarbrücken
MF Waldemar Philippi April 13, 1929 4 0 >315 1 0 90 90 90 ? 1. FC Saarbrücken
DF Theodor Puff November 21, 1927 3 0 >180 1 0 ? 90 90 - 1. FC Saarbrücken
FW Karl Schirra October 16, 1928 2 0 180 0 0 90 - - Borussia Neunkirchen
90 1. FC Saarbrücken
FW Gerhard Siedl March 22, 1929 4 1 360 0 0 90 Borussia Neunkirchen
90 90 90 1. FC Saarbrücken
GK Erwin Strempel January 6, 1924 4 0 360 0 0 90 90 90 90 1. FC Saarbrücken

 Norway

Head coach: Willibald Hahn

Pos. Player DoB Games
played
Goals Minutes
played
Sub off Sub on Club
FW Asbjørn Andersen December 31, 1922 1 0 90 0 0 90 - - - Vålerenga
DF Arne Bakker February 18, 1930 0 0 0 0 0 B - - - Asker Fotball
FW Knut Dahlen September 28, 1922 1 1 90 0 0 90 - - - Raufoss IL
FW Gunnar Dybwad August 21, 1928 3 0 243 1 0 - 63 90 90 Steinkjer FK
GK Olaf Førli July 20, 1920 1 0 90 0 0 90 B B B Larvik Turn
FW Willy Fossli July 8, 1931 1 0 90 0 0 - - - 90 Asker Fotball
DF|align="left"| Knut Gudem 0 0 0 0 0 - B - -
GK Asbjørn Hansen May 29, 1930 3 0 270 0 0 B 90 90 90 Sparta
DF Oddvar Hansen April 11, 1921 3 0 270 0 0 - 90 90 90 Brann
FW Harald Hennum May 29, 1928 3 1 270 0 0 90 90 90 B Skeid
MF Thor Hernes August 15, 1926 4 0 360 0 0 90 90 90 90 Lyn
DF Erik Holmberg May 24, 1922 2 0 151 0 1 90 - B 61 Fredrikstad FK
FW Ragnar Hvidsten December 3, 1926 1 0 90 0 0 - B B 90 Skeid Fotball
DF Harry Boye Karlsen March 14, 1921 3 0 209 1 0 B 90 90 29 Larvik Turn
DF Yngve Karlsen February 28, 1930 1 0 90 0 0 90 - - - Sandefjord Ballklubb
FW Kjell Kristiansen March 19, 1925 0 0 0 0 0 B - - - Asker Fotball
FW Arne Natland May 22, 1927 1 0 90 0 0 - 90 B B Eik-Tønsberg
FW Hans Nordahl April 29, 1918 2 1 180 0 0 - - 90 90 Skeid Fotball
FW Leif Olsen August 15, 1927 2 0 180 0 0 90 90 - - Vålerenga
MF Thorleif Olsen November 15, 1921 4 0 360 0 0 90 90 90 90 Vålerenga
FW Willy Olsen January 25, 1921 1 0 90 0 0 B - 90 - Fredrikstad FK
MF Thorbjørn Svenssen April 22, 1924 4 0 360 0 0 90 90 90 90 Sandefjord Ballklubb
FW Gunnar Thoresen July 21, 1920 4 1 360 0 0 90 90 90 90 Larvik Turn

1954 FIFA World Cup qualification Group 1 Team stats articles: 30

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