1958 - Drawing the short straw

May 2, 2006
The 1958 World Cup in Sweden saw the tournament receive international TV coverage for the first time as Pele made his bow on the global stage.

England were drawn in a nightmare group with Brazil, the Soviet Union and Austria. Unlike in previous tournaments, all the group rivals played each other and - crucially, as it turned out - a tie for second and third place would result in a play-off.

England manager Walter Winterbottom took a depleted squad to his third World Cup finals ...

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