50 Years On – The 1962 World Cup

The Morning Star

The 1962 FIFA World Cup was contested by a total of fifty-seven national football associations, with sixteen ultimately qualifying for a final tournament in Chile. Reigning champions Brazil ultimately secured a second successive world championship with a 3-1 defeat of Czechoslovakia in the final. Hosts Chile finished third after beating Yugoslavia 1-0. The Lincoln Flickers old subbuteo celebration of the 1962 World Cup replicated the knock-out phase of the tournament, from the last eight onwards. There was also a plate competition for those players eliminated in their opening matches. Teams for the competition were specially painted by Mark Parker.

The competition took place at The Morning Star pub, Greetwell Gate Lincoln on the afternoon of Sunday 4th November, and results were as follows:

PARTICIPANTS
Brazil – Brett Price
Chile – Peter Warner
Czechoslovakia – Brian Kinrade
England – Ralph Pomeroy
Hungary – Rich Meddings
USSR – John Devaney
West Germany – Brian Kinrade (wildcard)
Yugoslavia – Alex Pomeroy

QUARTER FINALS
Brazil 0 England (0) 2
Czechoslovakia 0 Hungary (0) 1
Chile 0 USSR (2) 2
West Germany 0 Yugoslavia (0) 1

PLATE SEMI FINAL
Brazil 0 Chile 0 aet (Chile won 2-1 on post-match shots)

SEMI FINALS
Hungary 0 Yugoslavia (0) 1
England 0 USSR (1) 1

PLATE FINAL
Czechoslovakia (1) 1 Chile 0

3RD/4TH PLACE FINAL
England (1) 1 Hungary 0

FINAL
Yugoslavia 0 USSR (1) 1

Placings
1st USSR
2nd Yugoslavia
3rd England
4th Hungary
5th Czechoslovakia
6th Chile
7th Brazil
8th West Germany

 

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