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1974 FIFA World Cup

1974 edition of the FIFA World Cup

The 1974 FIFA World Cup was the 10th FIFA World Cup and it was held in West Germany (including West Berlin) from 13 June to 7 July. The host nation defeated the Netherlands to win their second title.

1974 FIFA World Cup
Tournament details
Host countryWest Germany
Dates13 June – 7 July
Teams16
Venue(s)9 (in 9 host cities)
Final positions
Champions West Germany (2nd title)
Runners-up Netherlands
Third place Poland
Fourth place Brazil
Tournament statistics
Matches played38
Goals scored97 (2.55 per match)
Attendance1,774,022 (46,685 per match)
Top scorer(s)Poland Grzegorz Lato (7 goals)
Best playerNetherlands Johan Cruyff
1970
1978

ParticipantsEdit

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

Key to colours in group tables
Team advanced to Round 2.

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  East Germany 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 5
  West Germany 3 2 0 1 4 1 +3 4
  Chile 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
  Australia 3 0 1 2 0 5 −5 1
14 June 1974
West Germany   1 – 0   Chile
East Germany  2 – 0   Australia
18 June 1974
Australia   0 – 3   West Germany
Chile   1 – 1   East Germany
22 June 1974
Australia   0 – 0   Chile
East Germany   1 – 0   West Germany

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Yugoslavia 3 1 2 0 10 1 +9 4
  Brazil 3 1 2 0 3 0 +3 4
  Scotland 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 4
  Zaire 3 0 1 2 0 14 −14 0
13 June 1974
Brazil   0 – 0   Yugoslavia
14 June 1974
Zaire  0 – 2   Scotland
18 June 1974
Yugoslavia   9 – 0   Zaire
Scotland   0 – 0   Brazil
22 June 1974
Scotland   1 – 1   Yugoslavia
Zaire   0 – 3   Brazil

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Netherlands 3 2 1 0 6 1 +9 4
  Sweden 3 1 2 0 3 0 +3 4
  Bulgaria 3 0 2 1 2 5 −3 4
  Uruguay 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5 0
15 June 1974
Uruguay   0 – 2   Netherlands
Sweden   0 – 0   Bulgaria
19 June 1974
Uruguay   1 – 1   Bulgaria
Netherlands   0 – 0   Sweden
23 June 1974
Netherlands   4 – 1   Bulgaria
Sweden   3 – 0   Uruguay

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Poland 3 3 0 0 12 3 +9 6
  Argentina 3 1 1 1 7 5 +2 3
  Italy 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 3
  Haiti 3 0 0 3 2 14 −12 0
15 June 1974
Italy   3 – 1   Haiti
Poland   3 – 2   Argentina
19 June 1974
Argentina   1 – 1   Italy
Haiti   0 – 7   Poland
23 June 1974
Argentina   4 – 1   Haiti
Poland   2 – 1   Italy

Round 2Edit

 
Joachim Streich gives East Germany the lead against Argentina.
Key to colours in group tables
Team advanced to final.
Team advanced to the third place match.

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Netherlands 3 3 0 0 8 0 +8 6
  Brazil 3 2 0 1 3 3 0 4
  East Germany 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
  Argentina 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5 1
26 June 1974
Netherlands   4 – 0   Argentina
Brazil   1 – 0   East Germany
30 June 1974
Argentina   1 – 2   Brazil
East Germany   0 – 2   Netherlands
3 July 1974
Argentina   1 – 1   East Germany
Netherlands   2 – 0   Brazil

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  West Germany 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 6
  Poland 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 4
  Sweden 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 2
  Yugoslavia 3 0 0 3 2 6 −4 0
26 June 1974
Yugoslavia   0 – 2   West Germany
Sweden   0 – 1   Poland
30 June 1974
Poland   2 – 1   Yugoslavia
West Germany   4 – 2   Sweden
3 July 1974
Poland   0 – 1   West Germany
Sweden   2 – 1   Yugoslavia


3rd placeEdit

6 July 1974
16:00 CET
Brazil   0 – 1   Poland Olympiastadion, Munich
Attendance: 74,100
Referee: Aurelio Angonese (Italy)
Report Lato   76'

FinalEdit

7 July 1974
16:00 CET
Netherlands   1 – 2   West Germany Olympiastadion, Munich
Attendance: 75,200
Referee: Jack Taylor (England)
Neeskens   2' (pen.) Report Breitner   25' (pen.)
Müller   43'


 1974 FIFA World Cup Winners 
 
West Germany
2nd title

ReferencesEdit