World Cup 1958 Final - Sweden 2:5 Brazil





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Published on Oct 30, 2007

1:0 Nils Liedholm (4.)
1:1 Vava (9.)
1:2 Vava (30.)
1:3 Pelé (55.)
1:4 Mario Zagallo (68.)
2:4 Agne Simonsson (80.)
2:5 Pelé (89.)

The 1958 World Cup Final took place in Råsunda Stadium, Solna, Sweden. Brazil won the World Cup against Sweden. This was Brazil's first victory in the history of the World Cup. Newsreel footage shows Robert F. Kennedy in attendance at the game.

Sweden took the lead after only 4 minutes after an excellent finish by captain Liedholm. The lead didn't last long however as Vavá equalised just 5 minutes later. On 32 minutes, Vavá scored a similar goal to his first to give Brazil a lead 21 at the break. 10 minutes into the second half, Brazil went further in front thanks to a brilliant goal scored by Pelé. He took control of the ball inside the penalty area, chipped the ball over the defender then smashed it past a helpless Kalle Svensson. Halfway through the second half Brazil went 4-1 up with a goal scored by Mário Zagallo. Simonsson pulled one back for Sweden with 10 minutes remaining but it was far too late. Pelé sealed the 52 win with a header in injury time and Brazil were able to celebrate their first World Cup title.

The World Cup Final in 1958 is the Goal Richest final in the history of the World Cup. There haven't been any other World Cups where it has been over 7 goals (except for 1994 and 2006 where it was penalty shoot out). The final is also the biggest victory in a World Cup final (together with the 1970 final and 1998 final) with a victory with over 3 goals.


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