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Wales 0-1 Brazil
1958 World Cup quarter-final
Date: 19 June, 1958

Wales caused a World Cup shock by progressing to the quarter-final in Sweden after beating Hungary 2-1 in a play-off after the two ended level on points in Group C.

The Welsh had earlier drawn against Hungary, Mexico and hosts Sweden before goals from Ivor Allchurch and Terry Medwin helped Wales beat Hungary in the play-off to set up the Brazilian showdown.

Wales were without the injured John Charles and they missed the 'Gentle Giant' as the Welsh lost 1-0 to the eventual champions as the great Pele scored his first international goal in Gothenburg en route to Brazil winning their first World Cup trophy.


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