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1962 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA)

Listed below are the dates and results for the 1962 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for the European zone (UEFA). For an overview of the qualification rounds, see the article 1962 FIFA World Cup qualification.

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.

1962 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA) Intro articles: 4

UEFA Group 1

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1=  Sweden 6 4 3 0 1 10 3 +7
1=   Switzerland 6 4 3 0 1 9 9 0
3  Belgium 0 4 0 0 4 3 10 −7
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 for FIFA World Cup 1962 in Chile

1962 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA) UEFA Group 1 articles: 8

UEFA Group 2

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1=  France 6 4 3 0 1 10 3 +7
1=  Bulgaria 6 4 3 0 1 6 4 +2
3  Finland 0 4 0 0 4 3 12 −9
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 which 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 for FIFA World Cup 1962 in Chile

1962 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA) UEFA Group 2 articles: 8

UEFA Group 3

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  West Germany 8 4 4 0 0 11 5 +6
2  Northern Ireland 2 4 1 0 3 7 8 −1
3  Greece 2 4 1 0 3 3 8 −5
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 4

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Hungary 7 4 3 1 0 11 5 +6
2  Netherlands 2 3 0 2 1 4 7 −3
3  East Germany 1 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3
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 5

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Soviet Union 8 4 4 0 0 11 3 +8
2  Turkey 4 4 2 0 2 4 4 0
3  Norway 0 4 0 0 4 3 11 −8
1 June 1961 Norway  0–1  Turkey Oslo, Norway
Report Oktay  16' Stadium: Ullevaal
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 6

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  England 7 4 3 1 0 16 2 +14
2  Portugal 3 4 1 1 2 9 7 +2
3  Luxembourg 2 4 1 0 3 5 21 −16
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 7

First round

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 round

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'
Awad  31'
Vassalo  64'
Referee: Pósa (Hungary)

Israel advanced to the Final Round.

Final round

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.

 
First RoundSecond RoundFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
 Italy -
 
 
 
bye -
 
 Italy -
 
 
 
 Romania withdrew
 
 Romania -
 
 
 
bye -
 
 Italy 4 6
 
 
 
 Israel 2 0
 
 Ethiopia -
 
 
 
bye -
 
 Ethiopia 0 2
 
 
 
 Israel 1 3
 
 Israel 1 6
 
 
 Cyprus 1 1
 

1962 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA) UEFA Group 3 articles: 22

UEFA Group 8

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1=  Czechoslovakia 6 4 3 0 1 16 5 +11
1=  Scotland 6 4 3 0 1 10 7 +3
3  Republic of Ireland 0 4 0 0 4 3 17 −14
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)


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.

1962 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA) UEFA Group 8 articles: 11

UEFA Group 9

First Round

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Spain advanced
 Denmark withdrew

Second Round

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Spain 3 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1
2  Wales 1 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1
 Austria withdrew
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 10

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Yugoslavia 3 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1
2  Poland 1 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1
 Iceland Withdrew
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.

Inter-confederation play-offs

CAF v UEFA

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 AFC

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

Goalscorers

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

1962 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA) Inter-confederation play-offs articles: 120