The 1958 FIFA World Cup is the sixth World Cup to be played in Sweden from June 8 to 29 1958 . Brazil beat Sweden in the final on the outskirts of Stockholm to win their first title in the presence of 17-year-old Pelé. In groups as well. Sweden was chosen to host the 58th World Cup without a vote on June 23, 1950.
Organized cities and stadiums
A total of 12 cities across central and southern Sweden are used to host the tournament. Råsunda Stadium expanded to 38,000 for games World Cup. Then the new Malmö Stadion was built for the World Cup, replacing the old Malmö Stadion in 1896.
The most used stadium is the Råsunda Stadium in Stockholm, which hosts eight matches, including the final followed by the Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg ,which organizes 7 matches. Malmö Stadium hosts 4 matches, Norrköping hosts 3 matches. Halmstad, Helsingborg, Västerås and Sandviken Stadium hosted rebro, Eskilstuna and Uddevalla hosts one game.
Participated countries are: Sweden (host), West Germany (former champion), Austria, France, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Paraguay.
The final took place at the Råsunda Stadium, Solna, with nearly 50,000 spectators. In the 90th minute, Brazil beat Eggs 5-2 became the first world champion, with two goals scored by young player Pelé.
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Source: BBC Sport