World Cup 1978

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 1st June 1978

Group 2: West Germany 0-0 Poland (Buenos Aires)

Friday 2nd June 1978

Group 1: Italy 2-1 France (Mar del Plata)

Group 2: Tunisia 3-1 Mexico (Rosario)

Group 1: Argentina 2-1 Hungary (Buenos Aires)

Saturday 3rd June 1978

Group 3: Austria 2-1 Spain (Buenos Aires)

Group 3: Brazil 1-1 Sweden (Mar del Plata)

Group 4: Peru 3-1 Scotland (Cordoba)

Group 4: Netherlands 3-0 Iran (Mendoza)

Tuesday 6th June 1978

Group 1: Italy 3-1 Hungary (Mar del Plata)

Group 2: West Germany 6-0 Mexico (Cordoba)

Group 2: Poland 1-0 Tunisia (Rosario)

Group 1: Argentina 2-1 France (Buenos Aires)

Wednesday 7th June 1978

Group 3: Austria 1-0 Sweden (Buenos Aires)

Group 3: Brazil 0-0 Spain (Mar del Plata)

Group 4: Scotland 1-1 Iran (Cordoba)

Group 4: Netherlands 0-0 Peru (Mendoza)

Saturday 10th June 1978

Group 1: France 3-1 Hungary (Mar del Plata)

Group 2: West Germany 0-0 Tunisia (Cordoba)

Group 2: Poland 3-1 Mexico (Rosario)

Group 1: Argentina 0-1 Italy (Buenos Aires)

Sunday 11th June 1978

Group 3: Spain 1-0 Sweden (Buenos Aires)

Group 3: Brazil 1-0 Austria (Mar del Plata)

Group 4: Peru 4-1 Iran (Cordoba)

Group 4: Scotland 3-2 Netherlands (Mendoza)

Final Standings: Group 1: 1 Italy (Q), 2 Argentina (Q), 3 France, 4 Hungary. Group 2: 1 Poland (Q), 2 West Germany (Q), 3 Tunisia, 4 Mexico. Group 3: 1 Austria (Q), 2 Brazil (Q), 3 Spain, 4 Sweden. Group 4: 1 Peru (Q), 2 Netherlands (Q), 3 Scotland, 4 Iran.

Wednesday 14th June 1978

Round 2 Group A: Austria 1-5 Netherlands (Cordoba)

Round 2 Group A: Italy 0-0 West Germany (Buenos Aires)

Round 2 Group B: Peru 0- Brazil (Mendoza)

Round 2 Group B: Argentina 2-0 Poland (Rosario)

Sunday 18th June 1978

Round 2 Group B: Peru 0-1 Poland (Mendoza)

Round 2 Group A: Netherlands 2-2 West Germany (Cordoba)

Round 2 Group A: Italy 1-0 Austria (Buenos Aires)

Round 2 Group B: Argentina 2-0 Poland (Rosario)

Wednesday 21st June 1978

Round 2 Group A: Austria 3-2 West Germany (Cordoba)

Round 2 Group A: Italy 1-2 Netherlands (Buenos Aires)

Round 2 Group B: Brazil 3-1 Poland (Mendoza)

Round 2 Group B: Peru 0-6 Argentina (Rosario)

Final Standings: Group A: 1 Netherlands (Q), 2 Italy, 3 West Germany, 4 Austria. Group B: 1 Argentina (Q), 2 Brazil, 3 Poland, 4 Peru.

Saturday 24th June 1978

Third/Fourth Playoff: Brazil 2-1 Italy (Buenos Aires)

Sunday 25th June 1978

Final: Argentina 3-1 Netherlands (Buenos Aires) aet

Argentina 4-1-2-3 Ubaldo Fillol – Jorge Olguin, Luis Galvan, Daniel Passarella (c), Alberto Tarantini – Americo Gallego – Osvaldo Ardiles (Omar Larrosa 66), Mario Kempes – Daniel Bertoni, Leopoldo Luque, Oscar Alberto Ortiz (Rene Houseman 75). Coach: Cesar Luis Menotti.

Netherlands 1-3-3-3 Jan Jongbloed – Ruud Krol (c) – Wim Jansen (Wim Suurbier 75), Ernie Brandts, Jan Poortvliet – Johan Neeskens, Arie Haan, Willy van de Kerkhof – Rene van de Kerkhof, Johnny Rep (Dick Nanninga 58), Rob Rensenbrink. Coach: Ernst Happel.

Goals: 1-0 Kempes (Argentina) 38, 1-1 Nanninga (Netherlands) 82, 2-1 Kempes (Argentina) 105, 3-1 Bertoni (Argentina) 115

Referee: Sergio Gonella (Italy)

Attendance: 71,483

Venue: Estadio Monumental (Buenos Aires)

Host Country: Argentina

Stadiums Used: Estadio Chateau Carreras (Cordoba), Estadio Ciudad de Mendoza (Mendoza), Estadio Gigante de Arroyito (Rosario), Estadio Jose Amalfitani (Buenos Aires), Estadio Jose Maria Minella (Mar del Plata), Estadio Monumental (Buenos Aires),

Top Goalscorer: Mario Kempes (Argentina) 6

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