Who scored Wales’five goals in qualifying for the 1958 World Cup?
Wales’ five goals in qualifying were scored by just two players: John Charles (3) and Ivor Allchurch (2). The qualification process for the 1958 FIFA World Cup saw FIFA split up the Home Nations for the first time, with Wales drawn into Group 4 with Czechoslovakia and East Germany.
When was the last time Wales qualified for the World Cup?
The only time that Wales have previously qualified for the World Cup was for the 1958 tournament, when they reached the quarterfinals. Having failed to qualify for the past 15 tournaments, Wales will be determined to avoid a similar fate this time around. They didn’t enter the first three World Cups as they were not a FIFA member.
When did Wales become a FIFA Club?
The Football Association of Wales did not rejoin FIFA as a permanent member until 1946. The 1949–50 British Home Championship was used as the qualifying group for the four British teams ahead of the 1950 FIFA World Cup, with the top two qualifying for the finals in Brazil.
Why did Wales not compete in the World Cup in 1920?
In response to what they considered to be unacceptable interference, the football associations of Wales, England, Ireland and Scotland held a meeting at which they agreed to resign from FIFA. As a result, Wales did not compete in the three interwar World Cup competitions.