On This Day: Swans star in Wales' World Cup bow

9th June 2019

Wales played out a 1-1 draw with Hungary as they made their debut at the World Cup finals on June 8, 1958, with a host of then-current and former Swans involved.

Making their first appearance on the biggest stage of all, the Dragons earned a creditable point against the Mighty Magyars as Swansea-born John Charles cancelled out Jozsef Bozsik’s earlier strike.

The Swans were represented by two players in Sandviken – Mel Charles and Ivor Allchurch – while Len Allchurch was an unused substitute.

Former Swans Terry Medwin and Cliff Jones also played the full 90 minutes of their country’s opening match in Group 3, as did future signing Colin Webster.