A total of 56 teams entered the 1950 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds, competing for a total of 20 spots in the final tournament.

Europe

Group 1

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Netherlands 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 3
 Republic of Ireland 2 1 0 1 3 4 -1 2
 Portugal 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1
23x15px Soviet Union Withdrew
June 26, 1949
Netherlands  3-1  Republic of Ireland
Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam


July 3, 1949
Republic of Ireland  2-1  Portugal


July 10, 1949
Netherlands  0-0  Portugal
Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam

Group 2

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Austria 2 2 0 0 5 2 +3 4
 Yugoslavia 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 2
23x15px Greece 2 0 0 2 1 6 -5 0
23x15px Poland Withdrew
August 21, 1949
Austria  3-1 23x15px Greece
Linz


September 4, 1949
Greece 23x15px 0-3  Yugoslavia
Athens


September 18, 1949
Yugoslavia  1-2  Austria
Belgrade

Group 3

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 4
 Denmark 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 2
 Scotland 2 0 0 2 1 4 -3 0
23x15px Albania Withdrew
May 7, 1949
France  1-0  Scotland
Lyon


May 14, 1949
Scotland  1-3  Denmark
Glasgow


May 21, 1949
Denmark  0-1  France
Copenhagen

Group 4

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Romania 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 2
 Czechoslovakia 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
 Hungary Withdrew
23x15px Iceland Withdrew
September 4, 1949
Romania 23x15px 2-0  Czechoslovakia
Bucharest

Group 5

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 3 0 0 9 1 +8 6
 Luxembourg 3 1 1 1 3 6 -3 3
  Switzerland 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 2
23x15px Cyprus 3 0 1 2 3 8 -5 1
April 2, 1949
Switzerland   0-2  Spain


April 2, 1949
Luxembourg  2-2 23x15px Cyprus
Luxembourg City


April 9, 1949
Cyprus 23x15px 0-3   Switzerland
Nicosia


April 9, 1949
Spain  4-0  Luxembourg
Barcelona


April 16, 1949
Spain  3-1 23x15px Cyprus
Madrid


April 16, 1949
Switzerland   0-1  Luxembourg
Zurich

Group 6

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Great Britain 2 2 0 0 7 2 +5 4
23x15px Finland 2 0 1 1 2 4 -2 1
23x15px Bulgaria 2 0 1 1 2 5 -3 1
June 2, 1949
Finland 23x15px 1-1 23x15px Bulgaria
Helsinki


June 16, 1949
Bulgaria 23x15px 1-4  Great Britain
Sofia


June 30, 1949
Great Britain  3-1 23x15px Finland
London

Group 7

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Norway 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 4
 Belgium 2 0 1 1 3 4 -1 1
23x15px Turkey 2 0 1 1 2 5 -3 1
June 2, 1949
Norway  3-0 23x15px Turkey
Oslo


June 16, 1949
Turkey 23x15px 2-2  Belgium
Istanbul


June 30, 1949
Belgium  1-2  Norway
Liege

North America

Round 1

Group 1

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Cuba 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 4
23x15px Hawaii 2 0 1 1 2 4 -2 1
23x15px Trinidad and Tobago 2 0 1 1 2 5 -3 1
23x15px Guatemala Withdrew
November 16, 1948
Cuba 23x15px 2-0 23x15px Hawaii
Havana


November 23, 1948
Hawaii 23x15px 2-2 23x15px Trinidad and Tobago
Havana


November 30, 1948
Trinidad and Tobago 23x15px 0-3 23x15px Cuba
Havana

Group 2

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px El Salvador 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 5
23x15px Panama 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 4
23x15px Honduras 3 1 1 1 6 3 +3 3
23x15px Barbados 3 0 0 3 1 9 -8 0
November 16, 1948
Barbados 23x15px 0-4 23x15px Honduras
Barbados


November 17, 1948
El Salvador 23x15px 1-1 23x15px Panama
Barbados


November 23, 1948
Panama 23x15px 2-1 23x15px Barbados
Barbados


November 24, 1948
Honduras 23x15px 1-2 23x15px El Salvador
Barbados


November 30, 1948
Barbados 23x15px 0-3 23x15px El Salvador
Barbados


November 31, 1948
Honduras 23x15px 1-1 23x15px Panama
Barbados

Round 2

Group 1

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 3 0 0 11 3 +8 6
 Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 2 5 -3 3
23x15px Cuba 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 2
 Canada 3 0 1 2 2 7 -5 1
June 30, 1949
Canada  0-2 23x15px Cuba
Toronto


June 30, 1949
United States  4-0  Costa Rica
Los Angeles


August 12, 1949
Costa Rica  1-1  Canada
San José


August 12, 1949
Cuba 23x15px 2-3  United States
Havana


October 8, 1949
United States  4-1  Canada
Miami


October 8, 1949
Costa Rica  1-0 23x15px Cuba
San José

Group 2

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Mexico 3 3 0 0 14 0 +14 6
23x15px Jamaica 3 1 1 1 2 5 -3 3
23x15px El Salvador 3 0 2 1 1 8 -7 2
23x15px Haiti 3 0 1 2 2 6 -4 1
July 1, 1949
Mexico  3-0 23x15px Haiti
Mexico City


July 1, 1949
Jamaica 23x15px 0-0 23x15px El Salvador
Kingston


August 11, 1949
Haiti 23x15px 1-2 23x15px Jamaica
Port-au-Prince


August 11, 1949
El Salvador 23x15px 0-7  Mexico
San Salvador


October 7, 1949
Mexico  4-0 23x15px Jamaica
Mexico City


October 7, 1949
Haiti 23x15px 1-1 23x15px El Salvador
Port-au-Prince

South America

Group 1

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 9 3 +6 6
 Paraguay 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 3
 Argentina 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 2
23x15px Bolivia 3 0 1 2 3 11 -8 1
23x15px Ecuador Withdrew
June 4, 1949
Brazil  3-2  Paraguay


June 4, 1949
Argentina  4-0 23x15px Bolivia
Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires


June 25, 1949
Paraguay  2-0  Argentina
Asunción


June 25, 1949
Bolivia 23x15px 1-5  Brazil


August 13, 1949
Brazil  1-0  Argentina


August 13, 1949
Paraguay  2-2 23x15px Bolivia
Asunción

Group 2

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Uruguay 2 1 1 0 5 1 +4 3
 Chile 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 3
23x15px Colombia 2 0 0 2 0 5 -5 1
 Peru Withdrew
June 4, 1949
Colombia 23x15px 0-4  Uruguay
Bogota


June 25, 1949
Uruguay  1-1  Chile
Montevideo


August 13, 1949
Chile  1-0 23x15px Colombia
Santiago

Asia

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Korea 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7 5
23x15px India 3 1 2 0 7 3 +4 4
23x15px Indonesia 3 1 1 1 4 5 -1 3
23x15px Westrailia 3 0 0 3 1 11 -10 0
23x15px China Withdrew
23x15px Philippines Withdrew
March 20, 1949
India 23x15px 4-0 23x15px Westrailia
Delhi


March 20, 1949
Korea 23x15px 3-0 23x15px Indonesia
Seoul


May 14, 1949
Korea 23x15px 1-1 23x15px India
Seoul


May 14, 1949
Indonesia 23x15px 2-0 23x15px Westrailia
Jakarta


July 17, 1949
Indonesia 23x15px 2-2 23x15px India
Jakarta


July 17, 1949
23x15px Westrailia 1-5 23x15px Korea
Perth

Playoffs

Europe

Czechoslovakia withdrew which meant that Yugoslavia got through to the World Cup by default

March 8, 1950
Republic of Ireland  1-2  Belgium
Dublin


March 8, 1950
Denmark  4-0  Luxembourg
Copenhagen

South America

March 1, 1950
Paraguay  0-1  Chile
Asuncion

Qualified Teams

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FIFA World Cup qualification 1950

Team Appearance Consecutive Last
 Austria 5th 1st 1926
 Belgium 7th 1st 1934
 Brazil 5th 5th 1938
 Chile 3rd 2nd 1938
 Costa Rica 1st 1st
 Denmark 4th 2nd 1938
 France 8th 1st 1934
 Great Britain 5th* 1st 1934
 Italy 7th 7th 1938
23x15px Jamaica 1st 1st
23x15px Korea 1st 1st
 Mexico 2nd 1st 1934
 Netherlands 9th 9th 1938
 Norway 5th 1st 1934
23x15px Romania 2nd 2nd 1938
 Spain 3rd 1st 1926
 Sweden 7th 1st 1934
 United States 4th 2nd 1938
 Uruguay 6th 5th 1938
 Yugoslavia 6th 6th 1938

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