The sixth edition of the World Cup was hosted by Sweden in 1958 between 8th June to 29th June and Brazil defeated host Sweden 5-2 to win their first ever World Cup title at Stockholm.
A total of 16 teams qualified for the 1958 World Cup after FIFA imposed a rule that no team would qualify without playing at least one match, something that had happened in several previous World Cups.
The year also marks the introduction of the rule of Goal Average to separate teams in a World Cup in case of time, however, it was not used or needed due to clear point difference in the playoffs.
The year is also remarkable as the living football legend great Pele made the World Cup debut; he was then just 17 years old.
The 1958 World Cup also saw the qualification of Soviet Union now Russia and Northern Ireland for the first time.
The year also noticeable as Italy failed to qualify for the first time for the World Cup for the first time until 2018.
Other teams that failed to qualify included two-time champions and 1954 semi-finalists Uruguay, Spain, and Belgium.
FIFA World Cup: Brazil won its first World Cup in 1958
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