The FIFA World Cup – Seven One Cup Wonders

The FIFA World Cup – Seven One Cup Wonders
2nd May 2018 administrator

1958 (Sweden)

Wales

It may seem strange to those who witnessed Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey swagger their way to the Euro 2016 semi-finals, but Wales have only ever qualified for football’s ultimate tournament once. Back in 1958 they also boasted an overseas based superstar and as per 2016 progressed further than their much vaunted neighbours. England. In fact, having won through to the quarter-finals via a group playoff, Juventus superstar John Charles and his mighty Welsh team were only eliminated 1-0 by eventual winners Brazil, the scorer being a young 17 year-old wonderkid named Pele!