World Cup 1974

Format: 16 teams in four groups of four with the top two teams from each qualifying for the second round of two groups of four with the winners of each group advancing to the Final.

Thursday 13th June 1974

Group 2: Brazil 0-0 Yugoslavia (Frankfurt)

Friday 14th June 1974

Group 1: West Germany 1-0 Chile (West Berlin)

Group 1: East Germany 2-0 Australia (Hamburg)

Group 2: Zaire 0-2 Scotland (Dortmund)

Saturday 15th June 1974

Group 3: Uruguay 0-2 Netherlands (Hanover)

Group 3: Sweden 0-0 Bulgaria (Dusseldorf)

Group 4: Italy 3-1 Haiti (Munich)

Group 4: Poland 3-2 Argentina (Stuttgart)

Tuesday 18th June 1974

Group 1: Australia 0-3 West Germany (Hamburg)

Group 1: Chile 1-1 East Germany (West Berlin)

Group 2: Scotland 0-0 Brazil (Frankfurt)

Group 2: Yugoslavia 9-0 Zaire (Gelsenkirchen)

Wednesday 19th June 1974

Group 3: Bulgaria 1-1 Uruguay (Hanover)

Group 3: Netherlands 0-0 Sweden (Dortmund)

Group 4: Argentina 1-1 Italy (Stuttgart)

Group 4: Poland 7-0 Haiti (Munich)

Saturday 22nd June 1974

Group 1: Australia 0-0 Chile (West Berlin)

Group 2: Scotland 1-1 Yugoslavia (Frankfurt)

Group 2: Zaire 0-3 Brazil (Gelsenkirchen)

Group 1: East Germany 1-0 West Germany (Hamburg)

Sunday 23rd June 1974

Group 3: Bulgaria 1-4 Netherlands (Dortmund)

Group 3: Sweden 3-0 Uruguay (Dusseldorf)

Group 4: Argentina 4-1 Haiti (Munich)

Group 4: Poland 2-1 Italy (Stuttgart)

Final Standings: Group 1: 1 East Germany (Q), 2 West Germany (Q), 3 Chile, 4 Australia. Group 2: 1 Yugoslavia (Q), 2 Brazil (Q), 3 Scotland, 4 Zaire. Group 3: 1 Netherlands (Q), 2 Sweden (Q), 3 Bulgaria, 4 Uruguay. Group 4: 1 Poland (Q), 2 Argentina (Q), 3 Italy, 4 Haiti.

Wednesday 26th June 1974

Round 2 Group B: Yugoslavia 0-2 West Germany (Dusseldorf)

Round 2 Group B: Sweden 0-1 Poland (Stuttgart)

Round 2 Group A: Netherlands 4-0 Argentina (Gelsenkirchen)

Round 2 Group A: Brazil 1-0 East Germany (Hanover)

Sunday 30th June 1974

Round 2 Group A: Argentina 1-2 Brazil (Hanover)

Round 2 Group A: East Germany 0-2 Netherlands (Gelsenkirchen)

Round 2 Group B: Poland 2-1 Yugoslavia (Frankfurt)

Round 2 Group B: West Germany 4-2 Sweden (Dusseldorf)

Wednesday 3rd July 1974

Round 2 Group B: Poland 0-1 West Germany (Frankfurt)

Round 2 Group A: Argentina 1-1 East Germany (Gelsenkirchen)

Round 2 Group A: Netherlands 2-0 Brazil (Dortmund)

Round 2 Group B: Sweden 2-1 Yugoslavia (Dusseldorf)

Final Standings: Group A: 1 Netherlands (Q), 2 Brazil, 3 East Germany, 4 Argentina. Group B: 1 West Germany (Q), 2 Poland, 3 Sweden, 4 Yugoslavia.

Saturday 6th July 1974

Third/Fourth Playoff: Brazil 0-1 Poland (Munich)

Sunday 7th July 1974

Final: West Germany 2-1 Netherlands (Munich)

West Germany 4-3-3 Sepp Maier – Berti Vogts, Franz Beckenbauer (c), Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck, Paul Breitner – Rainer Bonhoff, Uli Hoeness, Wolfgang Overath – Jurgen Grabowski, Gerd Muller, Bernd Holzenbein. Coach: Helmut Schon.

Netherlands 4-3-3 Jan Jongbloed – Wim Suurbier, Wim Rijsbergen (Theo de Jong 69), Arie Haan, Ruud Krol – Johan Neeskens, Wim Jansen, Willem van Hanegem – Johnny Rep, Johan Cruyff (c), Rob Rensenbrink (Rene van de Kerkhof 46). Coach: Rinus Michels.

Goals: 0-1 Neeskens (Netherlands) 2 (pen), 1-1 Breitner (West Germany) 25 (pen), 2-1 Muller (West Germany) 43

Referee: Jack Taylor (England)

Attendance: 75,200

Venue: Olympiastadion (Munich)

Host Country: West Germany

Stadiums Used: Neckarstadion (Stuttgart), Niedersachsenstadion (Hanover), Olympiastadion (Munich), Olympiastadion (West Berlin), Parkstadio (Gelsenkirchen), Rheinstadion (Dusseldorf), Volksparkstadion (Hamburg), Waldstadion (Frankfurt), Westfalenstadion (Dortmund)

Top Goalscorer: Grzegorz Lato (Poland) 7

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