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Background 27 UEFA national teams entered qualification, and nine teams will qualify for the 1958 World Cup.

A record 55 teams entered, and 48 took part.  



UEFA Group 1

Team P W D L F A GD Pts
England 4 3 1 0 15 5 +10 7
Republic of Ireland 4 2 1 1 6 7 -1 5
Denmark 4 0 0 4 4 13 -9 2

Matches
3 October 1956
Republic of Ireland 2 Denmark 1 [2-0]
Dalymount Park, Dublin (35,000)
Curtis, Gavin
A.Jensen
5 December 1956
England 5 Denmark 2 [2-1]
Molineux Ground, Wolverhampton (54,083)
Taylor (3), Edwards (2)
O.B.Nielsen (2)
8 May 1957
England 5 Republic of Ireland 1 [4-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (52,000)
Taylor (3), Atyeo (2)
Curtis
15 May 1957
Denmark 1 England 4 [1-1]
Idrætsparken, København (35,000/45,000)
J.Jensen
Haynes,
Taylor (2), Atyeo
19 May 1957
Republic of Ireland 1 England 1 [1-0]
Dalymount Park, Dublin (47,000)
Ringstead
Atyeo
2 October 1957
Denmark 0 Republic of Ireland 2 [0-0]
Idrætsparken, København (28,000)
Cummings, Curtis
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