Preliminaries 1950
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Background 27 UEFA national teams entered qualification, and eleven teams will qualify for the 1954 World Cup.  FIFA offered two places at the World Cup Finals to the winners and runners up of the 1953-54 British Home Championship.

A record 45 teams entered, and 35 took part.  




UEFA Group 3

Team P W D L F A GD Pts
England 3 3 0 0 11 4 +7 6
Scotland 3 1 1 1 8 8 =0 3
Ireland 3 1 0 2 4 7 -3 2
Wales 3 0 1 2 5 9 -4 1

Matches
3 October 1953
Ireland 1 Scotland 3 [0-0]
Windsor Park, Belfast (58,248)
Lockhart (pen)
Fleming (2), Henderson
10 October 1953
Wales 1 England 4 [1-1]
Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff (61,000)
Allchurch
Wilshaw (2), Lofthouse (2)
4 November 1953
Scotland 3 Wales 3 [2-0]
Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow (71,378)
Brown, Johnstone, Reilly
Charles (2), Allchurch
11 November 1953
England 3 Ireland 1 [1-0]
Goodison Park, Liverpool (70,000)
Hassall (2), Lofthouse
McMorran
31 March 1954
Wales 1 Ireland 2 [0-1]
Racecourse Ground, Mold Road, Wrexham (32,817)
Charles
McParland (2)
3 April 1954
Scotland 2 England 4 [1-1]
Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow (134,544)
Brown, Ormond
Broadis, Nicholls, Allen, Mullen
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