Subgroup 1

Taiwan withdrew. 12.05.57 Jakarta Indonesia vs. China 2:0 (0:0) Jonni (ITA) 02.06.57 Beijing China vs. Indonesia 4:3 (2:1) Chakravarti (IND) Playoff: 23.06.57 Rangoon Indonesia vs. China 0:0 (0:0) U Ba Thaung (BIR) Indonesia progress thanks to better goal average.

Subgroup 2

Turkey withdrew. Israel had a walkover.

Subgroup 3

Cyprus withdrew (due to not receiving travel visa from British authorities). Egypt had a walkover.

Subgroup 4

08.03.57 Khartoum Sudan vs. Syria 1:0 (0:0) Pieri (ITA) 24.05.57 Damaskus Syria vs. Sudan 1:1 (0:1) loannidis (GRE)
15.01.58 Tel Aviv Israel vs. Wales 0:2 (0:1) Guigue (FRA) 05.02.58 Cardiff Wales vs. Israel 2:0 (0:0) Schipper (NED) Egypt and Sudan refused to play against Israel, while Indonesia insisted to meet Israel on neutral ground. Israel proclaimed winner of the zone, but required to play off against one of the teams having finished second in a European group. Wales obtained the right to play off against Israel by the drawing of lots.

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