1978 Argentina

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General Points

  • Location and Dates: Argentina, 1st - 25th June 1978 (Buenos Aires (capacity 72,300), Córdoba (44,678), Mar del Plata (40,346), Mendoza (44,480), Rosario (37,804).
  • Decided at FIFA Congress in Tokyo, 8th October 1964 and in London 6th July 1966. Only bidder.
  • Entries deadline 31st August 1975. 107 teams entered, 95 actually played a total of 252 matches.15 for the first time including Saudi Arabia and Chinese Taipei who withdrew without playing. Honduras, Iran, North Korea, Sri Lanka, UAE, Central African Republic, Sudan, Tanzania and Zaire withdrew.
  • Qualifications drawn 19th November 1975 in Guatemala.
  • Finals drawn 14th January 1978, at the Teatro San Martin in Buenos Aires.
  • Participating teams: Argentina [1], Austria, Brazil [3], France, Hungary, Iran, Italy [4], Mexico, Netherlands [2], Peru, Poland, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, West Germany [6].
  • The seeding for this WC was based on some mathematical formula (promptly discarded) placing five seeded teams in the four groups!
  • Same format as 1974.
  • Note: Two substitutes were allowed from the nominated five.
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GROUP 1 - ARGENTINA (s), FRANCE, HUNGARY, ITALY (s).

 

Game 1: [FIFA #M3] Friday 2nd June 1978 (13.45) Estadio Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata. [272]
(42,653) Nicolae Rainea (ROM), Erich Linemayr (AUT), Juan Silvagno Cavanna (CHI).
Note: the Game numbers are the official crazy deliniation.

Result: ITALY 2 - FRANCE 1 (1:1)
0:1 Lacombe (31 sec), 1:1 Rossi 29, 2:1 Zaccarelli 54.

ITA (1-3-3-3): [1] Dino Zoff (c); - [8] Gaetano Scirea; - [5] Claudio Gentile, [2] Mauro Bellugi, [3] Antonio Cabrini; - [10] Romeo Benetti, [9] Giancarlo Antognoni (h/t [15] Renato Zaccarelli), [14] Marco Tardelli; - [16] Franco Causio, [21] Paolo Rossi, [18] Roberto Bettega.

FRA (1-3-3-3): [21] Jean-Paul Bertrand-Demanes; - [8] Marius Trésor (c. bn. Guadeloupe); - [4] Gérard Janvion, [7] Patrice Rio, [3] Maxime Bossis; - [11] Henri Michel, [10] Jean-Marc Guillou, [15] Michel François Platini;- [16] Christian Dalger, [17] Bernard Lacombe (75 [14] Marc Berdoll), [19] Didier Six (76 [20] Oliver Rouyer).

Booked: Tardelli 35 / Platini 60, Michel 81.

Game 2: [M4] Friday 2nd June 1978 (19.15) Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires. [274]
(76,609)(71,615 FIFA) José Antonio Garrido (POR), Pat Partridge (ENG), Youssou Ndiaye (SEN).

Result: ARGENTINA 2 - HUNGARY 1 (1:1)
0:1 Csapó 9, 1:1 Luqué 14, 2:1 Bertoni 83

ARG (1-3-3-3): [5] Ubaldo Matildo Fillol; - [19] Daniel Alberto Passarella (c); - [15] Jorge Mario Olguín, [7] Luis Adolfo Galván, [20] Alberto César Tarantini; - [2] Osvaldo César Ardiles, [6] Américo Rubén Gallego, [21] José Daniel Valencia (75 [1] Norberto Osvaldo Alonso); - [9] René Orlando Houseman (67 [4] Ricardo Daniel Bertoni), [14] Leopoldo Jacinto Luqué, [10] Mario Alberto Kempes Chiodi.

HUN (1-3-4-2): [1] Sandor Gujdár; - [3] István Kocsis; - [2] Peter Töròk (h/t [12] Gyoyo Martos), [6] Zoltan Kereki (c), [4] Jószef Tóth; - [13] Károly Csapó, [8] Tibor Nyilasi, [10] Sándor Pintér; [5] Sándor Zombori;- [9] Andreas Tórócsik, [18] László Nagy.

Sent off: Tórócsik 87, Nyilasi 89.
Booked: Passarella 77 / Nyilasi 21, Tórócsik 48, Tórócsik 88.

Game 3: [M11] Tuesday 6th June 1978 (13.45) Estadio Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata. [279]
(26,533) Ramón Barreto (URU), Ferdinand Biwersi (GER), John Gordon (SCO).

Result: ITALY 3 - 1 HUNGARY (2:0)
1:0 Rossi 34, 2:0 Bettega 35, 3:0 Benetti 61, 3:1 A.Tóth 81 pen

ITA (1-3-3-3): [1] Dino Zoff (c); - [8] Gaetano Scirea; - [5] Claudio Gentile, [2] Mauro Bellugi, [3] Antonio Cabrini (79 [4] Antonello Cuccureddu); - [10] Romeo Benetti, [9] Giancarlo Antognoni, [14] Marco Tardelli; - [16] Franco Causio, [21] Paolo Rossi, [18] Roberto Bettega, (83 [19] Francesco Graziani).

HUN (1-3-3-3): [21] Ferenc Mészáros; - [3] István Kocsis; - [12] Gyoyo Martos, [6] Zoltan Kereki (c), [4] Jószef Tóth ; - [13] Károly Csapó, [10] Sándor Pintér, [5] Sándor Zombori; - [17] László Pusztai, [7]László Fazekas (h/t [16] István Hálasz), [18] László Nagy (h/t [19] András Tóth).

Booked: Zombori 26, Martos 64.

Game 4: [M12] Tuesday 6th June.1978 (19.15) Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires. [282]
(76,609)(71,666 FIFA) Jean Dubach (SUI), César Orozco (PER), Werner Winsemann (CAN).

Result: ARGENTINA 2 - 1 FRANCE (1:0)
1:0 Passarella 45 pen, 1:1 Platini 60, 2:1 Luqué 73.

ARG: (1-3-3-3): [5] Ubaldo Fillol; - [19] Daniel Passarella (c); - [15] Jorge Olguin , [7] Luis Galván, [20] Alberto Tarantini; - [2] Osvaldo Ardiles, [6] Américo Gallego, [21] José Valencia (61 [1] Norberto Alonso, 70 [16] Oscar Alberto Ortiz); - [9] René Houseman, [14] Leopoldo Luqué, [10] Mario Kempes.

FRA: (1-3-3-3): [21] Jean-Paul Bertrand-Demanes (55 [1] Dominique Baratelli); - [8] Marius Trésor (c); - [2] Patrick Battiston, [6] Christian López, [3] Maxime Bossis; - [11] Henri Michel, [9] Dominique Bathenay, [15] Michel Platini; - [18] Dominique Rocheteau, [17] Bernard Lacombe, [19] Didier Six.

Booked: Six 88.

Game 5: [M19] Saturday 10th June.1978 (14.30), Estadio Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata. [287]
(23,127) Arnaldo Coelho (BRZ), Juan Silvagno Cavanna (CHI), Pat Partridge (ENG).

Result: FRANCE 3 - 1 HUNGARY (3:1)
1:0 López 23, 2:0 Berdoll 38, 2:1 Zombori 41, 3:1 Rocheteau 42.

FRA (1-3-3-3): [22] Dominique Dropsy; - [8] Marius Trésor (c); - [4] Gerard Janvion, [6] Christian López, [5] François Bracci; - [13] Jean Petit, [9] Dominique Bathenay, [12] Claude Papi (h/t [15] Michel Platini); - [7*] Dominique Rocheteau (75, [16*] Didier Six), [14] Marc Berdoll, [11*] Oliver Rouyer.

HUN (13-3-3): [1] Sandor Gujdár; - [14] László Balint; - [12] Gyoyo Martos, [6] Zoltan Kereki (c), [4] Jószef Tóth; - [8] Tibor Nyilasi, [10] Sándor Pintér, [5] Sándor Zombori; - [17] László Pusztai, [9] Andreas Tórócsik, [18] László Nagy (73 [13] Károly Csapó).

NOTE: Match delayed due to both teams wearing kits that clashed on black and white TV; the French eventually donned the kits, green and white vertical stripes, of the local Atletico Kimberley club. It took 40 minutes to iron the numbers onto the back of the shirts. There were only 15 outfield players' shirts in the set. Kimberley didn't want 17, 18, 19 and 20 (the official numbers of Lacombe, Rocheteau, Six and Rouyer who were all in the French squad for this game) on their strips, so they just ironed the numbers 2 to 16 onto the shirts. The French players officially numbered 2, 7, 10, 11 and 16 were not involved in this game, so * Rocheteau took number 7, Lacombe 2 (sub), * Rouyer 11 and * Six 16.
No bookings.

Game 6: [M20] Saturday 10th June 1978 (19.15), Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires. [290]
(76,609)(71,712 FIFA) Abraham Klein (ISR), Francis Rion (BEL), Alfonso González Archundia (MEX).

Result: ITALY 1 - 0 ARGENTINA (0:0)
1:0 Bettega 67

ITA (1-3-3-3): [1] Dino Zoff (c); - [8] Gaetano Scirea; - [5] Claudio Gentile, [2] Mauro Bellugi (6 [4] Antonello Cuccureddu), [3] Antonio Cabrini; - [10] Romeo Benetti, [9] Giancarlo Antognoni (73 [15] Renato Zaccarelli), [[14] Marco Tardelli; - 16] Franco Causio, [21] Paolo Rossi, [18] Roberto Bettega.

ARG (1-3-3-3): [5] Ubaldo Fillol; - [19] Daniel Passarella (c); - [15] Jorge Olguín, [7] Luis Galván, [20] Alberto Tarantini; - [2] Osvaldo Ardiles, [6] Américo Gallego, [21] José Valencia; - [4] Ricardo Bertoni, [10] Mario Kempes, [16] Oscar Ortiz (73 [9] René Houseman).

Booked: Benetti 60.

Pld W D L F A Pts
Italy 3 3 0 0 6 2 6
Argentina 3 2 0 1 4 3 4
France 3 1 0 2 5 5 2
Hungary 3 0 0 3 3 8 0


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GROUP 2 - WEST GERMANY (s), MEXICO, POLAND, TUNISIA.

 

Game 1: [M1] Thursday 1st June 1978 (15.00), Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires. [271]
(76,609)(67,579 FIFA) Ángel Norberto Coerezza (ARG), Arturo Andres Ithurralde (ARG), Miguel Comesaña (ARG)

Result: POLAND 0 - WEST GERMANY 0

POL (1-3-3-3): [1] Jan Tomaszewski; - [6] Jerzy Paweł Gorgoń; - [3] Henryk Maculewicz, [9] Wladyslaw Zmuda, [4] Antoni Szymanowski; - [5] Adam Nawalka, (83 [8] Henryk Kasperczak), [12] Kazimierz Deyna (c), [11] Bogdan Masztaler; - [16] Grzegorz Lato, [19] Wlodzimierz Lubanski (79 [18] Zbigniew Boniek), [17] Andrzej Szarmach.

GER (1-3-4-2): [1] Josef Maier; - [5] Manfred Kaltz; - [2] Hans-Hubert Vogts (c), [4] Rolf Rüssmann, [8] Herbert Zimmermann; - [6] Rainer Bonhof, [10] Heinz Flohe, [15] Erich Beer; [20] Hans-Peter Müller; - [7] Rudiger Abramczik, [9] Klaus Fischer.

Booked: None.

NOTE: Match preceded by WC opening ceremony.

Game 2: [M2] Friday 2nd June 1978 (16.45), Estadio Rosario, Rosario. [273]
(17,396) John Gordon (SCO), Sergio Gonella (ITA), Jean Dubach (SUI)

Result: TUNISIA 3 - MEXICO 1 (0:1)
0:1 Vásquez-Ayala 45 pen, 1:1 Kaabi 55, 2:1 Ghommidh 79, 3:1 Dhouieb 87

TUN (4-3-3): [22] Mokhtar Naili; - [2] Mokhtar Dhouib, [5] Mohsen Labidi ‘Jendoubi’, [20] Amar Jebali, [3] Ali Kaabi; - [6] Nejib Ghommidh, [10] Tarak Dhiab, [8] Mohammed Ben Rehaien ‘Agrebi’; - [7] Témime Lahzami (c. 88 [12] Khemais Labidi), [9] Mohammed Ali Akid, [11] Abderraouf Ben Aziza (70 [14] Slah Karoui).

MEX (1-3-3-3): [1] José Pilar Reyes; - [12] Jesus Martinez Diez; - [3] Alfredo Tena,[4] Eduardo Ramos, [6] Guillermo Mendizábal (67 [18] Gerardo Lugo Gomez); - [17] Leonardo Cuéllar, [5] Arturo Vásquez-Ayala (c), [7] Antonio de la Torre; - [21] Raúl Isiordia, [9] Victor Rangel, [11] Hugo Sánchez

Booked: None.

Game 3: [M9] Tuesday 6th June 1978 (16.45), Estadio Rosario, Rosario. [280]
(9,624) Ángel Franco Martinez (ESP), Luis Pestarino (ARG), Clive Thomas (WAL)

Result: POLAND 1 - TUNISIA 0 (1:0)
1:0 Lato 43

POLAND (1-3-3-3): [1] Jan Tomaszewski; - [6] Jerzy Gorgoń; - [3] Henryk Maculewicz, [9] Wladyslaw Zmuda, [4] Antoni Szymanowski; - [5] Adam Nawalka, [12] Kazimierz Deyna (c), [8] Henryk Kasperczak; - [16] Grzegorz Lato, [19] Wlodek Lubanski (76 [18] Zbigniew Boniek), [17] Andrzej Szarmach (80 [7] Andrzej Iwan debut),

TUN (1-3-4-2): [22] Mokhtar Naili - [20] Amar Jebali; - [2] Mokhtar Dhouib, [5] ‘Jendoubi’, [3] Ali Kaabi; - [6] Nejib Ghommidh, [4] Khaled Gasmi, [10] Tarak Dhiab [8] ‘Agrebi’; - [7] Témime Lahzami (c), [9] Mohammed Ali Akid.

Booked: None.

Game 4: [M10] Tuesday 6th June 1978 (16.45), Estadio Cordoba, Cordoba. [281]
(35,258) Faruk Bouzo (SYR), Francis Rion (BEL), José Antonio Garrido (POR)

Result: WEST GERMANY 6 - MEXICO 0 (4:0)
1:0 D.Müller 15, 2:0 H.Müller 30, 3:0 Rummenige 38, 4:0 Flohe 40, 5:0 Rummenige 73, 6:0 Flohe 90

GER (1-3-4-2): [1] Sepp Maier; - [5] Manny Kaltz; - [2] Berti Vogts (c), [4] Rolf Rüssmann, [3] Bernard Dietz; - [11] Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, [6] Rainer Bonhof, [10] Heinz Flohe, [20] Hansi Müller; - [14] Dieter Müller, [9] Klaus Fischer.

MEX (1-3-3-3): [1] José Pilar Reyes (42 [22] Pedro Soto); - [12] Jesus Martinez ; - [3] Alfredo Tena, [4] Eduardo Ramos, [6] Guillermo Mendizábal; - [17] Leonardo Cuéllar, [5] Arturo Vásquez-Ayala (c), [7] Antonio de la Torre; - [9] Victor Rangel, [11] Hugo Sánchez, [8] Enrique Lopez-Zarza (h/t [18] Gerardo Lugo Gomez).

Booked: Bonhof 43 / Vásquez-Ayala 44.

Game 5: [M17] Saturday 10th June 1978 (16.45), Estadio Cordoba, Cordoba. [288]
(30,667) César Orozco (PER), Miguel Comesaña (ARG), Luis Pestarino (ARG)

Result: TUNISIA 0 - WEST GERMANY 0

TUN (1-3-4-2): [22] Mokhtar Naili; - [20] Amar Jebali; - [2] Mokhtar Dhouib, [7] ‘Jendoubi’, [3] Ali Kaabi; - [6] Nejib Ghommidh, [4] Khaled Gasmi, [10] Tarak Dhiab, [8] ‘Agrebi'; - [7] Témime Lahzami (c), [9] Mohammed Ali Akid (82 [11] Raouf Ben Aziza).

GER (1-3-4-2): [1] Sepp Maier; - [5] Manny Kaltz; - [2] Berti Vogts (c), [4] Rolf Rüssmann, [3] Bernard Dietz;- [11] Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, [6] Rainer Bonhof, [10] Heinz Flohe, [20] Hansi Müller; - [14] Dieter Müller, [9] Klaus Fischer.

Booked: Tarak 68 / H. Müller 87.

Game 6: [M18] Saturday 10th June 1978 (16.45), Estadio Rosario, Rosario. [289]
(22,651) Jaffar Namdar (IRN), Charles Corver (HOL), Ulf Eriksson (SWE)

Result: POLAND 3 - MEXICO 1 (1:0)
1:0 Boniek 43, 1:1 Rangel 52, 2:1 Deyna 56, 3:1 Boniek 84

POL (1-3-4-2): [1] Jan Tomaszewski; - [6] Jerzy Gorgoń; - [4] Antoni Szymanowski, [9] Wladyslaw Zmuda, [10] Wojciech Rudy (84 [3] Henryk Maculewicz); - [8] Henryk Kasperczak, [12] Kazimierz Deyna (c), [18] Zbigniew Boniek, [11] Bogdan Masztaler; - [16] Grzegorz Lato, [7] Andrzej Iwan (75 [19] Wlodek Lubanski).

MEX (1-3-3-3): [22] Pedro Soto; - [13] Rigoberto Cisneros; - [15] Ignacio Flóres, [14] Carlos Gómez, [5] Arturo Vazquez-Ayala (c); - [17] Leonardo Cuéllar, [7] Antonio de la Torre, [17] Javier Cardenas (h/t [6] Guillermo Mendizábal); - [10] Cristóbal Ortega, [9] Victor Rangel, [11] Hugo Sánchez.

Booked: None.

Pld W D L F A Pts
Poland 3 2 1 0 4 1 5
West Germany 3 1 2 0 6 0 4
Tunisia 3 1 1 1 3 2 3
Mexico 3 0 0 3 2 12 0


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GROUP 3 - AUSTRIA, BRAZIL (s), SPAIN, SWEDEN.

 

Game 1: [M5] Saturday 3rd June 1978 (13.45), Estadio José Amalfitani, Buenos Aires. [275]
(40,841) Karoly Palotai (HUN), Ramón Barreto (URU), Anatoly Ivanov (URS)

Result: AUSTRIA 2 - SPAIN 2 (1:1)
1:0 Schachner 10, 1:1 Dani 21, 2:1 Krankl 77

AUT (1-3-4-2): [1] Friedrich 'Fritz' Kocilia; - [3] Erich Obermayer; - [2] Robert Sara (c), [5] Bruno Edmund Pezzey, [4] Gerhard Breitenberger; - [8] Herbert Prohaska, [7] Josef Hickersberger (67 [15] Heribert Weber), [10] Wilhelm 'Willy' Kreuz, [11] Kurt Jara; - [18] Walter Schachner (80 [19] Johann 'Hans' Pirkner), [9] Johann 'Hans' Krankl.

ESP (4-4-2): [13] Miguel Ángel González Suárez; - [18] Josè Pirri Martinez Sánchez (c); - [17] Marcelino Pérez Ayllon, [5] Miguel ‘Migueli’ Bernardo Bianquiti, [2] Jesús Antonio de la Cruz Gallego; - [21] Isidorio San José Pozo, [4] Juan Manuel Asensi Ripoli, [11] Julio Cardeñosa Rodriguez (h/t [14] Eugenio Leal Vargas); - [7] Daniel ‘Dani’ Ruiz Bazán, [20] Rubén Andrés Cano Martinez, [19] Carlos Rexach Serola (60 [9] Enrique Castro González ‘Quini’).

Booked: None.

Game 2: [M6] Saturday 3rd June 1978 (13.45), Estadio Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata. [276]
(38,618) Clive Thomas (WAL), Alojzy Jarguz (POL), Jaffar Namdar (IRN)

Result: BRAZIL 1 - SWEDEN 1 (1:1)
0:1 Sjöberg 38, 1:1 Reinaldo 45

BRZ (1-3-4-2): [1] Emerson LEÃO; - [3] José OSCAR Bernardi; - [2] Antõnio Dias Dos Santos - ‘TONINHO’, [4] João Justino AMARAL dos Santos, [6] EDINHO Nazareth Filho; - [5] Antõnio Carlos ‘TONINHO CEREZO’ (80 [11] DIRCEU José Guimarães), [8] Arthur Antunes Coimbra ‘ZICO’, [10] Roberto Revellino - 'RIVELINO' (c), [17] João BATISTA da Silva; - [18] Gilberto Alves ‘GIL’ (67 [13] Manoel Resende de Matos Cabral ‘NELINHO’), [9] José REINALDO de Lima.

SWE (1-3-4-2): [1] Ronnie Hellström; - [4] Bjorn Nordqvist (c); - [2] Hans Borg, [3] Roy Andersson, [5] Ingemar Erlandsson; - [9] Lennart Larsson (79 [22] Ralf Edström), [6] Steffan Tapper, [7] Anders Linderoth, [8] Bo Larsson; - [10] Thomas Sjöberg, [11] Benny Wendt.

Booked: Oscar 87 / Wendt.

NOTE: BRAZIL fielded an official protest on Mr. Clive Thomas' refereeing, for disallowing a goal on the stroke of half-time and his premature ending of the match; the protest was rejected. But Thomas never refereed a finals match again.

Game 3: [M13] Wednesday 7th June 1978 (13.45), Estadio José Amalfitani, Buenos Aires. [283]
(41,424) Charles Corver (HOL), Dusan Maksimovic (YUG), Hedi Seoudi (TUN)

Result: AUSTRIA 1 - SWEDEN 1 (1:0)
1:0 Krankl 42 pen

AUT (1-3-4-2): [1] Fritz Kocilia; - [3] Erich Obermayer; - [2] Robert Sara (c), [5] Bruno Pezzey, [4] Gerhard Breitenberger; - [8] Herbert Prohaska, [7] Josef Hickersberger, [12] Eduard 'Eddie' Franz Krieger (71 [15] Heribert Weber), [11] Kurt Jara; - [10] Willy Kreuz, [9] Hans Krankl.

SWE (1-3-4-2): [1] Ronnie Hellström; - [4] Bjorn Nordqvist (c); - [2] Hasse Borg, [3] Roy Andersson, [5] Ingemar Erlandsson; - [9] Lennart Larsson, [6] Steffan Tapper (37 [16] Conny Terstensson), [7] Anders Linderoth (60 [22] Ralf Edström), [8] Bo Larsson; - [10] Thomas Sjöberg, [11] Benny Wendt.

Booked: None.

Game 4: [M14] Wednesday 7th June 1978 (13.45), Estadio Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata. [284]
(34,771) Sergio Gonella (ITA), Abraham Klein (ISR), Arturo Andres Ithurralde (ARG)

Result: BRAZIL 0 - SPAIN 0

BRZ (1-3-4-2): [1] LEÃO (C); - [3] OSCAR; - [13] NELINHO (70 [18] GIL), [4] AMARAL, [6] EDINHO; - [5] TONINHO CEREZO, [11] DIRCEU, [8] ZICO (84 [19] MENDONÇA), [17] BATISTA; - [2] Toninho, [9] REINALDO.

ESP: (1-3-4-2): [13] Miguel Ángel; - [16] Antonio Olmo Rodriguez; - [17] Marcelino, [5] ‘Migueli’ (51 [6] Antonio Biosca Pagés), [3] Francisco Javier Alvarez ‘Uria’ (78 [12] Antonio Guzmán Martorell); - [21] Isidoro San José, [14] Eugenio Leal, [4] Juan Asensi, [11] Julio Cardeñosa; - [8] Juan ‘Juanito’ Gómez González, [10] Carlos ‘Santillana’ Alonso González.

Booked: Leal.

Game 5: [M21] Sunday 11th June 1978 (13.45), Estadio José Amalfitani, Buenos Aires. [291]
(42,132) Ferdinand Biwersi (GER), Adolf Prokop (DDR), Arturo Andres Ithurralde (ARG)

Result: SPAIN 1 - SWEDEN 1 (0:0)
Asensi 78

ESP: (1-3-4-2): [13] Miguel Ángel; - [16] ‘Olmo’ (h/t [18] ‘Pirri’); - [17] Marcelino, [6] Antonio Biosca, [3] ‘Uria’; - [21] Isidoro San José, [14] Eugenio Leal, [4] Juan Asensi (c), [11] Julio Cardeñosa; - [8] ‘Juanito’, [10] ‘Santillana’.

SWE (1-3-4-2): [1] Ronnie Hellström; - [4] Bjorn Nordqvist (c); - [2] Hasse Borg, [3] Roy Andersson, [5] Ingemar Erlandsson; - [9] Lennart Larsson, [18] Ole Nordin, [8] Bo Larsson; - [15] Torbjorn Nilsson, [10] Thomas Sjöberg (66 [7] Anders Linderoth), [22] Ralf Edström (60 [11] Benny Wendt).

Booked: Borg 37.

Game 6: Sunday 11th June 1978 (13.45), Estadio Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata. [292]
(35,221) Robert Wurtz (FRA), Faruk Bouzo SYR, Gebre Yesus Tesfaye ETH

Result: BRAZIL 1 - AUSTRIA 0 (1:0)
1:0 Roberto 40

BRZ (1-3-4-2): [1] LEÃO (c); - [3] OSCAR; - [2] Toninho, [4] AMARAL, [16] José RODRIGUEZ NETO; - [5] TONINHO CEREZO (71 [21] Francisco Jezuíno Avanzi ‘CHICÃO’), [11] DIRCEU, [19] MENDONÇA (84 [8] ZICO), [17] BATISTA; - [18] GIL, [20] Carlos Roberto de Oliveira ‘ROBERTO DINAMITE’.

AUT (1-3-4-2): [1] Fritz Kocilia; - [3] Erich Obermayer; - [2] Robert Sara (c), [5] Bruno Pezzey, [4] Gerhard Breitenberger; - [8] Herbert Prohaska, [7] Josef Hickersberger (61 [15] Heribert Weber), [12] Eddie Krieger (84 [13] Günter Happich), [11] Kurt Jara; - [10] Willy Kreuz, [9] Hans Krankl.

Booked: None.

Pld W D L F A Pts
Austria 3 2 0 1 3 2 4
Brazil 3 1 2 0 2 1 4
Spain 3 1 1 1 2 2 3
Sweden 3 0 1 2 1 3 1

NOTE: First place awarded to AUSTRIA after the tournament rules were extended to take into account number of goals scored. It takes FIFA years to get simple things correct.


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GROUP 4 - HOLLAND (s), IRAN, PERU, SCOTLAND.

 

Game 8: Saturday 3rd June 1978 (16.45), Estadio Mendoza, Mendoza. [277=]
(33,431) Alfonso González Archundia (MEX), Robert Wurtz (FRA), Miguel Comesaña (ARG)

Result: HOLLAND 3 - IRAN 0 (1:0)
1:0 Rensenbrink 40 pen, 2:0 Rensenbrink 62, 3:0 Rensenbrink 75 pen

HOL (3-4-3): [8] Jan Jongbloed; - [20] Willem Lourens Johannes Suurbier, [5] Rudolf Jozef Krol (c), [17] Wilhelmus Gerardus Rijsbergen; - [6] Wilhelmus Marinus Anthonius Jansen [13] Johannes Jacobus Neeskens, [9] Adrianus Haan, [11] Wilhelmus Antonius van de Kerkhof; - [16] Nicolas Johannes ‘Jonny’ Rep, [12] Pieter Robert Rensenbrink, [10] Reiner Lambertus van de Kerkhof (71 [18] Dirk Jacobus Willem 'Dick' Nanninga).

IRN (4-4-2); [1] Nasser Hejazi; - [14] Hassan Nazari, [20] Nasrullah Abdollahi, [21] Hossein Kazerani, [15] Andaranik Eskandarian; - [9] Mohammed Sadeghi, [7] Ali Parvin (c), [8] Ebrahim Ghassempour, [6] Hassan Naybagha; - [18] Hossein Faraki (52 [10] Hassan Roshan), [17] Ghafoor Djahani.

Booked: Eskandarian 79.

Game 7: Saturday 3rd June 1978 (16.45), Estadio Cordoba, Cordoba. [277=]
(37,792) Ulf Eriksson (SWE), Ángel Franco Martinez (ESP), Gebre Yesus Tesfaye (ETH)

Result: PERU 3 - SCOTLAND 1 (1:1)
0:1 Jordan 14, 1:1 Cueto 43, 2:1 Cubillas 72, 3:1 Cubillas 77
(63 Quiroga saved a penalty by Masson)

PER (1-3-3-3): [21] Ramon Quiroga Arancibia; - [4] Héctor Eduardo Chumpitáz Gonzales (c); - [2] Jaime Eduardo Duarte Huerta, [3] Rodolfo Manzo, [5] Rubén Toribio Diaz Rivas; - [6] José Manuel Velásquez Castilloz, [8] César Augusto Cueto Villa (83 [9] Percy Rojas Montero), [10] Teófilo Juan Cubillas Arizaga; - [7] Juan José Muñante López, [19] Guillermo La Rosa Laguna (63 [20] Hugo Alejandro Sotil Yerén), [11] Juan Carlos Oblitas Saba.

SCO (4-3-3): [1] Alan Roderick Rough; - [13] Stuart Robert Kennedy, [14] Thomas Forsyth, [22] Kenneth Burns, [4] Martin McLean Buchan; - [6] Bruce David Rioch (c) (76 [15] Archibald Gemmill), [7] Donald Sandison Masson (76 [16] Luigi Macari), [10] Richard Hartford; - [9] Joseph Jordan, [8] Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish, [11] William ‘Willie’ Johnston (32nd and last cap).

Booked: Velasquez 19.

NOTE: Johnston was expelled from the tournament after failing a routine dope test. He was banned for life by the Scottish FA.

Game 16: Wednesday 7th June 1978 (16.45), Estadio Mendoza, Mendoza. [285=]
(28,125) Adolf Prokop (DDR), Ángel Norberto Coerezza (ARG), Anatoly Ivanov (URS)

Result: HOLLAND 0 - PERU 0

HOL (1-3-4-2): [8] Jan Jongbloed; - [5] Ruud Krol (c); - [20] Wim Suurbier, [17] Wim Rijsbergen, [2] Jan Martin Gerardus Poortvliet; - [13] Johan Neeskens (69 [18] Dick Nanninga), [6] Wim Jansen, [9] Arie Haan, [11] Willy van de Kerkhof; - [10] Rene van de Kerkhof (h/t) [16] Jonny Rep), [12] Rob Rensenbrink.

PER (1-3-3-3): [21] Ramon Quiroga; - [4] Héctor Chumpitáz (c); - [2] Jaime Duarte, [3] Rodolfo Manzo, [5] Toribio Diaz; - [6] José Velasquez, [8] César Cueto, [10] Teófilo Cubillas; - [7] Juan Muñante, [19] Guillermo La Rosa (62 [20] Hugo Sotil), [11] Juan Oblitas.

Booked: R.van de Kerkhof 25 / Muñante

Game 15: Wednesday 7th June 1978 (16.45), Estadio Cordoba, Cordoba. [285=]
(7,938) Youssou Ndiaye (SEN), Nicolae Rainea (ROM), Arnaldo Coelho (BRZ)

Result: IRAN 1 - SCOTLAND 1 (0:1)
0:1 Eskandarian 43 o.g. 1:1 Dalfar 60

IRN (4-4-2): [1] Nasser Hejazi; - [14] Hassan Nazari, [20] Nasrullah Abdollahi, [21] Hossein Kazerani, [15] Andaranik Eskandarian; - [9] Mohammed Sadeghi, [7] Ali Parvin (c), [8] Ebrahim Ghassempour, [2] Iraj Danaifar (89 [6] Hassan Naybagha); - [18] Hossein Faraki (83 [10] Hassan Roshan), [17] Ghafoor Djahani.

SCO (4-3-3): [1] Alan Rough; - [2] William Pullar ‘Sandy’ Jardine, [22] Kenny Burns, [4] Martin Buchan (57 [14] Tom Forsyth), [3] William Donachie; - [16] Lou Macari, [15] Archie Gemmill (c), [10] Asa Hartford; - [9] Joe Jordan, [8] Kenny Dalglish (73 [21] Joseph Montgomery Harper), [19] John Nielson Robertson.

Booked: Eskandarian 49 suspended.

Game 5: [M23] Sunday 11th June 1978 (16.45), Estadio Cordoba, Cordoba. [293]
(21,262) Alojzy Jarguz (POL), Dusan Maksimovic (YUG), Werner Winsemann (CAN).

Result: PERU 4 - IRAN 1 (3:1)
1:0 Velasquez 2 (111 sec), 2:0 Cubillas 36 pen, 3:0 Cubillas 39 pen, 3:1 Rowshan 41, 4:1 Cubillas 79.

PER (4-3-3): [21] Ramon Quiroga; - [4] Héctor Chumpitáz; - [2] Jaime Duarte, [3] Rodolfo Manzo (68 [15] Germán Carlos Leguía Dragó), [5] Toribio Diaz; - [6] José Velasquez, [8] César Cueto, [10] Teófilo Cubillas; - [7] Juan Muñante, [19] Guillermo La Rosa (60 [20] Hugo Sotil), [11] Juan Oblitas.

IRN (4-4-2): [1] Nasser Hejazi; - [14] Hassan Nazari, [20] Nasrullah Abdollahi, [21] Hossein Kazerani, [5] Javad Allahvardi; - [9] Mohammed Sadeghi, [7] Ali Parvin (c), [8] Ebrahim Ghassempour, [2] Iraj Danaifar; - [18] Hossein Faraki (52 [17] Ghafoor Djahani), [10] Hassan Roshan (66 [3] Behtash Fariba).

Booked: Nazari 60.

Game 6: [M24] Sunday 11th June 1978 (16.45) Estadio Mendoza, Mendoza. [294]
(35,130) Erich Linemayr (AUT), Karoly Palotai (HUN), Hedi Seoudi (TUN)

Result: SCOTLAND 3 - HOLLAND 2 (1:1)
0:1 Rensenbrink 34 pen, 1:1 Dalglish 44, 2:1 Gemmill 47 pen, 3:1 Gemmill 68, 3:2 Rep 72.
Rensenbrink penalty was the 1,000th goal of the finals.

SCO (4-4-2): [1] Alan Rough; - [13] Stuart Kennedy, [14] Tom Forsyth, [4] Martin Buchan, [3] Willie Donachie; - [18] Graeme James Souness, [6] Bruce Rioch (c), [15] Archie Gemmill, [10] Asa Hartford; - [8] Kenny Dalglish [9] Joe Jordan.

HOL (1-3-3-3): [8] Jan Jongbloed; - [5] Ruud Krol (c); - [20] Wim Suurbier, [17] Wim Rijsbergen (44 [7] Pieter Wildschut), [2] Jan Poortvliet; - [6] Wim Jansen, [13] Johan Neeskens (10 [14] Johannes Boskamp), [11] Willy van de Kerkhof; - [10] Rene van de Kerkhof, [16] Jonny Rep, [12] Rob Rensenbrink.

Booked: Gemmill 35.

Gemmill scores the goal of his life

 

 

 

 

 

Pld W D L F A Pts
Peru 3 2 1 0 7 2 5
Holland 3 1 1 1 5 3 3
Scotland 3 1 1 1 5 6 3
Iran 3 0 1 2 2 8 1


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GROUP A - AUSTRIA, WEST GERMANY, HOLLAND, ITALY.

Game 1: [M25] Wednesday 14th June 1978 (13.45) Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires. [295]
(67,547 FIFA) Dusan Maksimovic (YUG), Alfonso González Archundia (MEX), Miguel Comesaña (ARG)

Result: ITALY 0 - 0 WEST GERMANY

ITA (1-3-3-3): [1] Dino Zoff (c); - [8] Gaetano Scirea; - [5] Claudio Gentile, [2] Mauro Bellugi, [3] Antonio Cabrini; - [10] Romeo Benetti, [14] Marco Tardelli, [9] Giancarlo Antognoni (h/t [15] Renato Zaccarelli); - [16] Franco Causio, [21] Paolo Rossi, [18] Roberto Bettega.

GER (1-3-3-3): [1] Sepp Maier; - [5] Manny Kaltz; - [2] Berti Vogts (c), [4] Rolf Rüssmann, (53 [13] Harald Konopka), [3] Bernard Dietz., - [6] Rainer Bonhof, [10] Heinz Flohe (68 [15] Erich Beer), [8] Herbert Zimmermann; - [11] Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, [9] Klaus Fischer, [17] Bernd Hölzenbein.

Booked: None.

Game 2: [M26] Wednesday 14th June 1978 (13.45), Estadio Cordoba, Cordoba. [296]
(25,069) John Gordon (SCO), Faruk Bouzo (SYR), Arturo Andres Ithurralde (ARG)

Result: HOLLAND 5 - AUSTRIA 1 (3:0)
1:0 Brandts 7, 2:0 Rensenbrink 35 pen, 3:0 Rep 37, 4:0 Rep 53, 4:1 Obermayer 70, 5:1 W. van de Kerkhof 87

HOL (1-3-3-3): [1] Pieter Schrijvers; - [5] Ruud Krol (c); - [7] Pieter Wildschut, [22] Ernestus Wilhelmus Johannes 'Erny' Brandts (66 [4] Adrianus Ambrorius Cornelis van Kraay), [2] Jan Poortvliet; - [6] Wim Jansen, [9] Arie Haan, [11] Willy van de Kerkhof; - [10] Rene van de Kerkhof (60 [3] Dirk Hendrikus Schoenaker), [16] Jonny Rep, [12] Rob Rensenbrink.

AUT (1-3-4-2): [1] Friedrich Kocilia; - [3] Erich Obermayer; - [2] Robert Sara (c), [5] Bruno Pezzey, [4] Gerhard Breitenberger; - [8] Herbert Prohaska, [7] Josef Hickersberger, [12] Eddie Krieger, [11] Kurt Jara; - [10] Willy Kreuz, [9] Hans Krankl.

Booked: None.

Game 3: [M30] Sunday 18th June 1978 (16.45), Estadio Cordoba, Cordoba. [300]
(40,750) Ramón Barreto (URU), Arnaldo Coelho (BRZ), Miguel Comesaña (ARG)

Result: HOLLAND 2 - WEST GERMANY 2 (1:1)
0:1 Abramczik 3, 1:1 Haan 27, 1:2 D.Müller 70, 2:2 R.van de Kerkhof 87.

HOL (1-3-3-3): [1] Pieter Schrijvers; - [5] Ruud Krol (c); - [7] Piet Wildschut (79 [18] Dick Nanninga), [22] Erny Brandts, [2] Jan Poortvliet; - [6] Wim Jansen, [9] Arie Haan, [11] Willy van de Kerkhof; - [10] Rene van de Kerkhof, [16] Jonny Rep, [12] Rob Rensenbrink.

GER (1-3-3-3): [1] Sepp Maier; - [5] Manny Kaltz; - [2] Berti Vogts (c), [4] Rolf Rüssmann, [3] Bernard Dietz; - [6] Rainer Bonhof, [15] Erich Beer, [17] Bernd Hölzenbein; - [7] Rudi Abramczik, [14] Dieter Müller, [11] Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

Sent off: Nanninga (88) second yellow and red for laughing at the referees decision, he became the first ever substitute to be sent off in a finals match
Booked: W. van de Kerkhof 6, Nanninga 84, Nanninga 88 / Maier 84.

NOTE: Together with the ITALY-AUSTRIA match, the 300th (or 301st) game of the World Cup

Game 4: [M29] Sunday 18th June 1978 (16.45), Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires. [301]
(66,695 FIFA) Francis Rion (BEL), Ángel Norberto Coerezza (ARG), Youssou Ndiaye (SEN)

Result: ITALY 1 - 0 AUSTRIA (1:0)
Rossi 14.

ITA (1-3-3-3): [1] Dino Zoff (c); - [8] Gaetano Scirea; - [5] Claudio Gentile, [2] Mauro Bellugi (h/t [4] Antonello Cuccureddu), [3] Antonio Cabrini; - [10] Romeo Benetti, [15] Renato Zaccarelli, [14] Marco Tardelli; - [16] Franco Causio, [21] Paolo Rossi, [18] Roberto Bettega (71 [19] Francesco Graziani).

AUT (1-3-4-2): [1] Fritz Kocilia; - [3] Erich Obermayer; - [2] Robert Sara (c), [5] Bruno Pezzey, [14] Heinrich Strasser; - [8] Herbert Prohaska, [7] Josef Hickersberger, [12] Eduard Krieger, [10] Willy Kreuz; - [18] Walter Schachner (63 [19] Hans Pirkner), [9] Hans Krankl.

Booked: None.

NOTE: Together with the HOLLAND-WEST GERMANY match, the 300th (or 301st) game of the World Cup.
The real crowd figure maybe nearer 40,000 (Freddi).

Game 5: [M33] Wednesday 21st June 1978 (13.45), Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires. [303]
(67,433 FIFA) Ángel Franco Martinez (ESP), César Orozco (PER), Luis Pestarino (ARG)

Result: HOLLAND 2 - 1 ITALY (0:1)
0:1 Brandts 19 o.g, 1:1 Brandts 49, 2:1 Haan 76. Brandts became the only player to score for both sides in a finals match.

HOL (1-2-4-3): [1] Piet Schrijvers (21 [8] Jan Jongbloed); - [5] Ruud Krol (c); - [22] Erny Brandts, [2] Jan Poortvliet; - [6] Wim Jansen, [13] Johan Neeskens, [9] Arie Haan, [11] Willy van de Kerkhof; - [10] Rene van de Kerkhof, [16] Jonny Rep (65 [4] Adrie van Kraay), [12] Rob Rensenbrink.

ITA (1-3-3-3): [1] Dino Zoff (c); - [8] Gaetano Scirea; - [4] Antonello Cuccureddu, [5] Claudio Gentile, [3] Antonio Cabrini; - [10] Romeo Benetti (77 [19] Francesco Graziani), [15] Renato Zaccarelli, [14] Marco Tardelli; - [16] Franco Causio (h/t [17] Claudio Sala), [21] Paolo Rossi, [18] Roberto Bettega.

Booked: Rep 35, Haan 50 / Benetti 40, Cabrini 65, Tardelli 70.

Game 6: [M34] Wednesday 21st June 1978 (13.45), Estadio Cordoba, Cordoba. [304]
(38,318) Abraham Klein (ISR), José Antonio Garrido (POR), Alojzy Jarguz (POL)

Result: AUSTRIA 3 - WEST GERMANY 3 (0:1)
0:1 Rummenige 19, 1:1 Vogts 59 o.g, 2:1 Krankl 66, 2:2 Hölzenbein 68, 3:2 Krankl 88.

AUT (1-3-4-2): [1] Fritz Kocilia; - [3] Erich Obermayer; - [2] Robert Sara (c), [5] Bruno Pezzey, [14] Heinrich Strässer; - [8] Herbert Prohaska, [7] Josef Hickersberger, [12] Eduard Krieger, [10] Willy Kreuz; - [18] Walter Schachner (71 [17] Franz Oberacher), [9] Hans Krankl,

GER (1-3-3-3): [1] Sepp Maier; - [5] Manny Kaltz; - [2] Berti Vogts (c), [4] Rolf Rüssmann, [3] Bernard Dietz; - [6] Rainer Bonhof, [15] Erich Beer (h/t [20] Hansi Müller), [17] Bernd Hölzenbein; - [7] Rudi Abramczik, [14] Dieter Müller (61 [9] Klaus Fischer), [11] Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

Booked: Prohaska 69, Sara 85 / Abramczik 69.

Pld W D L F A Pts
Holland 3 2 1 0 9 4 5
Italy 3 1 1 1 2 2 3
West Germany 3 0 2 1 4 5 2
Austria 3 1 0 2 4 8 2


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Second Stage

 

GROUP B - ARGENTINA, BRAZIL, PERU, POLAND.

Game 1: [M27] Wednesday 14th June 1978 (16.45) Estadio Mendoza, Mendoza. [297]
(31,278) Nicolae Rainea (ROM), Jean Dubach (SUI), Werner Winsemann (CAN)

Result: BRAZIL 3 - PERU 0 (2:0)
1:0 Dirceu 15, 2:0 Dirceu 27, 3:0 Zico 72 pen

BRZ (1-3-4-2): [1] LEÃO (c); - [3] OSCAR; - [2] TONINHO, [4] AMARAL, [16] RODRIGUEZ NETO; - [5] TONINHO CEREZO (76 [21] CHICÃO), [17] BATISTA, [19] MENDONÇA, [11] DIRCEU; - [18] GIL (70 [8] ZICO), [20] ROBERTO DINAMITE.

PER (1-3-3-3): [21] Ramon Quiroga; - [4] Héctor Chumpitáz (c); - [2] Jaime Duarte, [3] Rodolfo Manzo, [5] Toribio Diaz (11 [14] José Navarro Aramburu); - [6] José Velasquez, [8] César Cueto, [10] Teófilo Cubillas; - [7] Juan Muñante, [19] Guillermo La Rosa, [11] Juan Oblitas (h/t [9] Percy Rojas).

Booked: Roberto Dinamite 80 / Velasquez 75.

Game 2: [M28] Wednesday 14th June 1978 (19.15) Estadio Rosario, Rosario. [298]
(37,091) Ulf Eriksson (SWE), Jaffar Namdar (IRN), Gebre Yesus Tesfaye (ETH)

Result: ARGENTINA - POLAND 2:0 (1:0)
1:0 Kempes 16, 2:0 Kempes 71 (39 Fillol saved a penalty by Deyna)

ARG (1-3-3-3): [5] Ubaldo Fillol; - [19] Daniel Passarella (c); - [15] Jorge Olguín, [7] Luis Galván, [20] Alberto Tarantini; - [2] Osvaldo Ardiles, [6] Américo Gallego, [21] José Valencia (h/t [22] Ricardo Julio Villa); - [9] René Houseman (83 [16] Oscar Ortiz), [10] Mario Kempes, [4] Ricardo Bertoni.

POL (1-3-4-2): [1] Jan Tomaszewski; - [8] Henryk Kasperczak; - [3] Henryk Maculewicz, [9] Wlodyslaw Zmuda, [4] Antoni Szymanowski; - [5] Adam Nawalka, [12] Kazimierz Deyna (c), [18] Sbigniew Boniek, [11] Bogdan Masztaler (60 [2] Wlodzimierz Mazur); - [16] Grzegorz Lato, [17] Andrzej Szarmach.

Booked: Gallego 80 / Maculewicz 79.
Note: This game is given as Deyna’s 100th cap, in reality it was his 95th. Source: Polish official web site.

Game 3: [M31] Sunday 18th June 1978 (13.45) Estadio Mendoza, Mendoza. [299]
(35,288) Pat Partridge (ENG), Clive Thomas (WAL), Charles Corver (HOL)

Result: POLAND 1 - PERU 0 (0:0)
1:0 Szarmach 65

POL (1-3-4-2): [21] Zygmunt Kukla; - [6] Jerzy Gorgoń; - [4] Antoni Szymanowski, [9] Wlodyslaw Zmuda, [3] Henryk Maculewicz; - [5] Adam Nawalka, [12] Kazimierz Deyna (c), [18] Zbigniew Boniek (86 [19] Wlodek Lubanski), [11] Bogdan Masztaler (h/t [8] Henryk Kasperczak); - [16] Grzegorz Lato, [17] Andrzej Szarmach.

PER (1-3-3-3): [21] Ramon Quiroga; - [4] Héctor Chumpitáz (c); - [2] Jaime Duarte, [3] Rodolfo Manzo, [14] José Navarro; - [8] César Cueto, [17] Alfredo Quesada Farias, [10] Teófilo Cubillas; - [7] Juan Muñante (h/t R.Rojas), [19] Guillermo La Rosa (74 [20] Hugo Sotil), [11] Juan Oblitas.

Booked: Gorgoń 59, Boniek 75 / Manzo 7, Quiroga 89.

Game 4: [M32] Sunday 18th June 1978 (19.15), Estadio Rosario, Rosario. [302]
(37,326) Karoly Palotai (HUN), Erich Linemayr (AUT), Adolf Prokop (DDR)

Result: ARGENTINA 0 - BRAZIL 0

ARG (1-3-3-3): [5] Ubaldo Fillol; - [19] Daniel Passarella (c); - [15] Jorge Olguín, [7] Luis Galván, [20] Alberto Tarantini; - [2] Osvaldo Ardiles (h/t [22] Ricardo Villa), [10] Mario Kempes, [6] Américo Gallego; - [4] Ricardo Bertoni, [14] Leopoldo Luqué, [16] Oscar Ortiz (31 [1] Norberto Alonso).

BRZ (1-3-4-2): [1] LEÃO (c); - [3] OSCAR; - [2] TONINHO, [4] AMARAL, [16] RODRIGUEZ NETO (34 [6] EDINHO); - [21] CHICÃO, [17] BATISTA, [19] MENDONÇA (67 [8] ZICO), [11] DIRCEU; - [18] GIL, [20] ROBERTO DINAMITE.

Booked: Villa 48 / Chicão 45, Edinho 67, Zico 74.

Game 5: [M35] Wednesday 21st June 1978 (16.45), Estadio Mendoza, Mendoza. [305]
(39,586) Juan Silvagno Cavanna (CHI), Anatoly Ivanov (URS), Alfonso González Archundia (MEX)

Result: BRAZIL 3 - POLAND 1 (1:1)
1:0 Nelinho 13, 1:1 Lato 45, 2:1 Roberto 57, 3:1 Roberto 63

BRZ (1-3-4-2): [1] LEÃO (c); - [3] OSCAR; - [2] TONINHO, [4] AMARAL, [13] NELINHO; - [5] TONINHO CEREZO (75 [10] RIVELINO), [17] BATISTA, [8] ZICO (7 [19] MENDONÇA), [11] DIRCEU; - [18] GIL, [20] ROBERTO DINAMITE.

POL (1-3-4-2): [21] Zygmunt Kukla; - [6] Jerzy Gorgoń; - [4] Antoni Szymanowski, [9] Wlodyslaw Zmuda, [3] Henryk Maculewicz; - [5] Adam Nawalka, [12] Kazimierz Deyna (c) (97th and last match, 57 as captain.), [8] Henryk Kasperczak (64 [19] Wlodek Lubanski), [18] Zbigniew Boniek; - [16] Grzegorz Lato, [17] Andrzej Szarmach.

Booked: Mendonça 50, Cerezo 53.

Game 6: [M36] Wednesday 21st June 1978 (19.15), Estadio Rosario, Rosario. [306]
(37,326) Robert Wurtz (FRA), Ferdinand Biwersi (GER), Sergio Gonella (ITA)

Result: ARGENTINA 6 - PERU 0 (2:0)
1:0 Kempes 21, 2:0 Tarantini 43, 3:0 Kempes 49, 4:0 Luqué 50, 5:0 Houseman 67, 6:0 Luqué 72.

ARG (1-3-3-3): [5] Ubaldo Fillol; - [19] Daniel Passarella (c); - [15] Jorge Olguín, [7] Luis Galván, [20] Alberto Tarantini; - [12] Omar Rubén Larrosa, [10] Mario Kempes, [6] Américo Gallego (86 [17] Miguel Ángel Oviedo); - [4] Ricardo Bertoni (65 [9] René Houseman), [14] Leopoldo Luqué, [16] Oscar Ortiz.

PER (1-3-3-3): [21] Ramon Quiroga; - [4] Héctor Chumpitáz (c), [2] Jaime Duarte, [3] Rodolfo Manzo, [22] Roberto Rojas Tardio; - [8] César Cueto, [6] José Velasquez (52 [16] Raúl Enrique Gorriti Drago) [10] Teófilo Cubillas; - [7] Juan Muñante, [17] Alfredo Quesada, [11] Juan Oblitas.

Booked: Quesada 36, Velasquez 48.

Pld W D L F A Pts
Argentina 3 2 1 0 8 0 5
Brazil 3 2 1 0 6 1 5
Poland 3 1 0 2 2 5 2
Peru 3 0 0 3 0 10 0


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Third Place Match

 

[M37]: Saturday 24th June 1978 (15.00), Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires. [307]
(69,659 FIFA) Abraham Klein (ISR), Karoly Palotai (HUN), Alfonso González Archundia (MEX).

Result: BRAZIL 2 - ITALY 1 (0:1)
0:1 Causio 38, 1:1 Nelinho 64, 2:1 Dirceu 71.

BRZ (1-3-4-2): [1] LEÃO (c); - [3] OSCAR; - [13] NELINHO, [4] AMARAL, [16] RODRIGUEZ NETO; - [5] TONINHO CEREZO (64 [10] RIVELINO his 92nd and last cap), [17] BATISTA, [19] MENDONÇA, [11] DIRCEU; - [18] GIL (h/t [9] REINALDO), [20] ROBERTO DINAMITE.
Subs not used: [12] CARLOS (GK), [14] ABEL, [21] CHICAO.

ITA (1-3-3-3): [1] Dino Zoff (c); - [8] Gaetano Scirea; - [4] Antonello Cuccureddu, [5] Claudio Gentile, [3] Antonio Cabrini; - [6] Aldo Maldera, [9] Giancarlo Antognoni (78 [17] Claudio Sala), [13] Patrizio Sala; - [16] Franco Causio, [21] Paolo Rossi, [18] Roberto Bettega.
Subs not used: [7] Lionello Manfredonia, [12] Paolo Conti (GK), [11] Eraldo Pecci, [19] Francesco Graziani.

Booked: Nelinho 35, Batista 44 / Gentile 72.
Brazil, like Scotlamd in 1974 remained unbeaten.


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Final

The teams line up for the final anthems.

 

[M38]: Sunday 25th June 1978 (15.00), Estadio Monumental Buenos Aires. [308]
(76,609)(71,483 FIFA) Sergio Gonella (ITA), Ramón Barreto (URU), Erich Linemayr (AUT).

Result: ARGENTINA 3 - HOLLAND 1 (1:0, 1:1)
1:0 Kempes 37, 1:1 Nanninga 82, 2:1 Kempes 104, 3:1 Bertoni 115.

ARG (1-3-3-3): [5] Ubaldo Fillol; - [19] Daniel Passarella (c); - [15] Jorge Olguín, [7] Luis Galván, [20] Alberto Tarantini; - [2] Osvaldo Ardiles (65 [12] Omar Larossa), [10] Mario Kempes, [6] Américo Gallego; - [4] Daniel Bertoni, [14] Leopoldo Luqué, [16] Oscar Ortiz (74 [9] René Houseman).
Subs not used: [1] Norberto Alonso, [3] Héctor Rodolfo Baley (GK), [8] Américo Rubén Galván.

HOL (1-3-3-3): [8] Jan Jongbloed; - [5] Ruud Krol (c); - [6] Wim Jansen (72 [20] Wim Suurbier), [22] Erny Brandts, [2] Jan Poortvliet; - [13] Johan Neeskens, [9] Arie Haan, [11] Willy van de Kerkhof; - [10] Rene van de Kerkhof, [16] Jonny Rep (59 [18] Dick Nanninga), [12] Rob Rensenbrink.
Subs not used: [4] Adrie van Kraay, [17] Wim Rijsbergen, [19] Petrus Doesburg (GK).

Booked: Ardilles 40, Larossa 94 / Krol 15, Suurbier 94, Neeskens 96.
The team line-up's in the top photos are Argentina R-L: Kempes, Ortiz, Tarantini, Ardiles, L. Galvan, Olguin, Luque, Fillol, Bertoni, Gallego and Passerella. Holland L-R: (Ronnie Corbett) Neeskens, Rensenbrink, Haan, Rep, Rene and Willy van der Kerkhof, Jongbloed, Jansen, Poortvliet, Brandts and Krol.

Kempes scores his first goal. Kempes 1-0.

Naninga makes it 1-1.

Kempes adds a messy secondKempes 2-1

Bertoni nets the winner

Bertoni seals it with five minutes of extra time left!


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TOP SCORERS

Goals Player(s)
7
Kempes b. Bell Ville, Córdoba 15 Jul 1954 (ARG).
5
Rensenbrink (HOL), Cubillas (PER).
4
Luqué (ARG), Krankl (AUT).
3
Dirceu, Roberto (BRZ), Rummenigge (GER), Rep (HOL), Rossi (ITA).
2
Bertoni (ARG), Nelinho (BRZ), Flohe, D. Müller (GER), Brandts [+ 1 own goal], Haan (HOL), Bettega (ITA), Boniek, Lato (POL), Gemill (SCO)
  • In total 102 goals (12 pens, 3 Own Goals (Vogts (GER) for Austria, Eskandarian (IRN) for Scotland, Brandts (HOL) for Italy), 2.68 per match.
  • Most goals - ARGENTINA and HOLLAND (15)
  • No team without goals.
  • 60 players scored (including 6 earlier scorers from 1974).
  • 3 players sent off. 60 YC's (plus three 2Y), Total cards: 66.

MANAGER-COACH, ASSISTANTS, RESERVE PLAYERS.

ARG: César Luis Menotti, (Assists) Regalio Poncini, Roberto Marcos Saporitti, (Trainer) Ricardo Pizzarotti | [3] Héctor Rodolfo Baley (GK), [13] Ricardo Antonio Lavolpe (GK), [11] Daniel Pedro Killer (DF), [18] Rubén Oscar Pagnanini (RB), [8] Rubén Galván (MF).
Kit: Adidas.

AUT: Helmut Senekowitsch, | [21] Erwin Fuschbichler (GK), [22] Hubert Baumgartner (GK), [6] Roland Hattenberger (MF), [16] Peter Persidis (SWP), [20] Ernst Robert Baumeister (MF).
Kit: Puma.

BRZ: Cláudio Pêcego de Moraes Coutinho (d. in a scuba diving accident 27 Nov 1981) | [12] CARLOS Roberto Gallo (GK), [22] VALDIR PÉRES de Arruda (GK), [14] ABEL Carlos Da Silva Braga (CB), [15] José Fernando POLOZZI (DF), [7] José Sérgio Presti ‘ZÉ SÉRGIO’ (FW).
Kit: Adidas.

ESP: László Kubala Stecz (HUN) | [1] Luis Miguel Arconada Echarri (Etxarri) (GK), [22] Francisco Javier González Urruticoechea - Urruti (GK), [15] Rafael Carlos Pérez González - Marañón (FW).
Kit: Adidas.

FRA: Michel Hidalgo | (all 22 players played).
Kit: Adidas.

GER: Helmut Schön, (Assist) Jupp Derwall | [22] Dieter Burdenski (GK), [21] Rudolf ‘Rudi’ Kargus (GK), [16] Bernhard Cullmann (MF), [12] Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck (DF), [19] Ronald Worm (FW), [18] Gerd Zewe (DMF).
Kit: Adidas.

HOL: Ernst Franz Hermann Happell, Assist: Johannes 'Jan' Hermanus Hendrikus Zwartkruis (had coached Holland to the finals) | [19] Petrus Willem 'Pim' Doesburg (GK), [21] Henricus 'Harry' Carolus Gerardus Lubse (FW). Note: [15] Hugo Harmanus Hovenkamp (DF) was injured before the WC began but after the deadline for replacements. He withdrew from the squad and spent the 1978 WC with his feet up, back in the Netherlands. Holland, thus only had 21 players.
Kit: Adidas.

HUN: Lajos Baróti, | [22] László Kovács (GK), [20] Ferenc Fulóp (MF), [15] Tibor Rab (DF), [11] Bela Váradi (FW).
Kit: Adidas.

IRN: Heshmat Mohadjerani | [12] Bahram Mavadat (GK), [22] Mohammad Reza Rasoul Korbekandi (GK), [4] Majeed Bishkar (MF), [11] Ali Reza Ghasghaian (DF), [13] Hameed Majd Taymouri (FW), [16] Nasser Nouraei (FW), [19] Mohammad Ali Shojaei (MF).
Kit: Adidas.

ITA: Enzot Bearzot, | [22] Ivano Bordon (GK), [12] Paolo Conti (GK), [7] Lionello Manfredonia (CB), [11] Eraldo Pecci (MF), [20] Paolo Pulici (FW).
Kit: Adidas.

MEX: José Antonio Roca Garcia | [20] Mario Medina Rojas (FW), [2] Manuel Nájera Siller (DF), [19] Hugo René Rodríguez Corona (FW).
Kit: Adidas.

PER: Marcos Calderón, A. Heredia, J. Fernández | [1] Ottorino Sartor Espinoza (GK), [13] Juan José Cáceres Palomares (GK), [18] Ernesto Labarthe Flores (MF), [12] Roberto Orlando Mosquera Vera (FW).
Kit: Adidas.

POL: Jazek Gmoch | [22] Zdzislaw Kostrzewa (GK), [14] Miroslav Justek (DF), [13] Janusz Kupcewicz (DF), [15] Marek Kusto (MF), [20] Roman Wójcicki (DF).
Kit: Adidas.

SCO: Alistair Reid MacLeod, b. Glasgow 26/02/1931, d. 01/02/2004, Assist: John Hagart b. Edinburgh 19/11/1937 d. 02/06/2010. | [12] James ‘Jim’ Anton Blyth (GK, never added to his 2 caps), [20] Robert ‘Bobby’ Brown Clark (GK, never added to his 17 caps), [17] Derek Johnstone (FW), [5] Gordon McQueen (CB), in the squad although he was injured and very doubtful before the tournament began when he damaged knee ligaments after crashing into a post at Hampden Park v Wales H.Int. May '78).
Reserves (at home): James Stewart (GK), William Ferguson Miller (CB), John Henderson Blackley (CB), Andrew Fortescue Mullen Gray (CF), Arthur Graham (LW) and Ian Andrew Wallace (FW).
Kit: Umbro.

SWE: George Eriksson | [12] Ulf Göran Hagberg (GK), [17] Jan Möller (GK), [13] Magnus Andersson (DF), [19] Kent Karlsson (DF), [14] Ronald Åhman (MF), [20] Åke-Erik Roland Andersson (DF), [21] John Sanny Åslund (FW).
Kit: Adidas.

TUN: Abdelmajid Chatali | [1] Sadak Sassi 'Attouga' (GK), [21] Lamine Ben Aziza (GK), [17] Ridha el-louze (DF), [18] Kamel Chebli (DF), [13] Nejib Liman (FW), [15] Mohamed Ali Ben Moussa (FW), [16] Ohman Chehaibi (FW), [19] Moktar Hasni (FW).
Kit: Adidas.


YOUNGEST AND OLDEST

1978 Youngest Oldest
Player Iwan (POL) 18y 208d Jongbloed (HOL) 37y 212d
Goalkeeper Pilar-Reyes (MEX) 22y 233d Jongbloed (HOL) 37y 212d
Scorer D.Müller (GER) 20y 314d Benetti (ITA) 32y 229d
Champion Tarantini (ARG) 22y 204d Larossa (ARG) 30y 219d
Finalist Brandts (HOL) 22y 142d Jongbloed (HOL) 37y 212d
Captain Kereki (HUN) 24y 324d Zoff (ITA) 36y 116d
Coach Chetali (TUN) 38y 333d Barón (HUN) 53y 295d
Referee Coelho (BRZ) 35y 146d Gordon (SCO) 48y 1247

 



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