FIFA Fussball-Weltmeisterschaft 1954 Schweiz (German)

Championnat du Monde de Football 1954 (French)

Campionato mondiale di calcio 1954 (Italian)

1954 FIFA World Cup official logo

Tournament details

Host country Switzerland

Dates 16 June – 4 July

Teams 16 (from 4 confederations)

Venue(s) 6 (in 6 host cities)

Final positions

Champions West Germany (1st title)

Runners-up Hungary

Third place Austria

Fourth place Uruguay

Tournament statistics

Matches played 26

Goals scored 140 (5.38 per match)

Attendance 889,500 (34,212 per match)

Top scorer(s) Sándor Kocsis (11 goals)

← 1950 1958 →

The 1954 FIFA World Cup, the fifth staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Switzerland from 16 June to 4 July. Switzerland was chosen as hosts in July 1946. The tournament set a number of all-time records for goal-scoring, including the highest average goals scored per game. The tournament was won by West Germany, who defeated Hungary 3–2 in the final, giving them their first title.

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