The World Cup's most infamous 'Groups of Death'
Group 4 - 1958
Austria's reward for a third-placed finish in the 1954 World Cup was being handed the toughest possible draw for Sweden 1958, with Karl Argauer's men placed in Group 4 alongside Brazil, Soviet Union and England.
The Selecao boasted class acts such as Vava, Garrincha and Didi, as well as a teenager by the name of Pele (pictured above with Vava), while the Soviets were the reigning Olympic champions. The Three Lions, meanwhile, were able to call upon the likes of Tom Finney, Billy Wright, Bobby Robson and Johnny Haynes, but their chances had undoubtedly been rocked by the Munich Air Disaster, which in the February of 1958 had claimed the lives of a number of Manchester United starlets, including Duncan Edwards.
Despite this, England managed to hold Brazil to a scoreless draw - the first in World Cup history - and finished level on points with the Soviet Union only to lose 1-0 to Gavril Kachalin's side in a subsequent play-off.
The Soviets were promptly knocked out by Sweden in the quarters, but Brazil progressed as group winners and went onto claim their first world title in scintillating fashion, with Pele establishing himself as a global superstar by netting two goals in a 5-2 win over the hosts in the final.