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  World Cup history
The World Cup
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958
Chile 1962
England 1966
Mexico 1970
West Germany 1974
Argentina 1978
Spain 1982
Mexico 1986
Italy 1990
USA 1994
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Sweden 1958 Sweden 1958
Four British teams reached the finals - England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland - but none could stand in the way of Brazil's charge to glory.

With 17-year-old Pele in their line up, who would become one of the best players football has ever seen, Brazil beat all before them as they reached the final.

Having beaten France in the semis - whose striker Just Fontaine scored 13 goals in six games - Brazil stayed in top form

World Cup final: Brazil 5-2 Sweden

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