WORLD CUP : 1954 WC facts

This was the first tournament to be televised.

• Four groups of four teams was the playing format used and FIFA decided for the first time to seed the top two in each group.

• Hungary registered the highest goals total when they beat South Korea 9-0 in Zurich.

• Hungary’s 4-2 quarter-final win over Brazil was the first time both sides had scored from spot kicks.

• Before the final against West Germany, Hungary were unbeaten for four years, spanning 32 matches, of which they had won 28.

• West Germany recorded the highest goals tally for a winning team scoring 25 in their six matches.