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1978 FIFA World Cup - ARGENTINA

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The 1978 FIFA World Cup Teams (Countries), Cities (Stadiums), Schedules and Results

Hosts Argentina captured their first world title as the Netherlands suffered Final heartache for the second tournament running. Mario Kempes sealed Cesar Luis Menotti's side's triumph, scoring twice against the Dutch in the confetti-strewn cauldron of the Estadio Monumental to earn himself additional acclaim as top scorer. Brazil, denied a Final place by Argentina's 6-0 win over Peru, took third place from an enterprising Italy side.

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Home Country
Official Ball
Winner Country
Winner Jersey
2nd Place Jersey
Argentina
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Argentina
Argentina
Netherlands

Top Goal Scorers
Player GF PEN MP
ARG Mario KEMPES 6 0 7
PER Teofilo CUBILLAS 5 2 6
NED Rob RENSENBRINK 5 4 7
ARG Leopoldo LUQUE 4 0 5
AUT Hans KRANKL 4 1 6


Group Matches
Group 1
Match Date Home Team Results Away Team
02 June Italy Italy 2:1 (1:1) France France
02 June Argentina Argentina 2:1 (1:1) Hungary Hungary
06 June Italy Italy 3:1 (2:0) Hungary Hungary
06 June Argentina Argentina 2:1 (1:0) France France
10 June France France 3:1 (3:1) Hungary Hungary
10 June Italy Italy 1:0 (0:0) Argentina Argentina

Group 1
Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Italy Italy 3 3 0 0 6 2 6
Argentina Argentina 3 2 0 1 4 3 4
France France 3 1 0 2 5 5 2
Hungary Hungary 3 0 0 3 3 8 0


Group 2
Match Date Home Team Results Away Team
01 June Germany FR Germany FR 0:0 Poland Poland
02 June Tunisia Tunisia 3:1 (0:1) Mexico Mexico
06 June Poland Poland 1:0 (1:0) Tunisia Tunisia
06 June Germany FR Germany FR 6:0 (4:0) Mexico Mexico
10 June Germany FR Germany FR 0:0 Tunisia Tunisia
10 June Poland Poland 3:1 (1:0) Mexico Mexico

Group 2
Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Poland Poland 3 2 1 0 4 1 5
Germany FR Germany FR 3 1 2 0 6 0 4
Tunisia Tunisia 3 1 1 1 3 2 3
Mexico Mexico 3 0 0 3 2 12 0


Group 3
Match Date Home Team Results Away Team
03 June Sweden Sweden 1:1 (1:1) Brazil Brazil
03 June Austria Austria 2:1 (1:1) Spain Spain
07 June Austria Austria 1:0 (1:0) Sweden Sweden
07 June Brazil Brazil 0:0 Spain Spain
11 June Brazil Brazil 1:0 (1:0) Austria Austria
11 June Spain Spain 1:0 (0:0) Sweden Sweden

Group 3
Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Austria Austria 3 2 0 1 3 2 4
Brazil Brazil 3 1 2 0 2 1 4
Spain Spain 3 1 1 1 2 2 3
Sweden Sweden 3 0 1 2 1 3 1


Group 4
Match Date Home Team Results Away Team
03 June Netherlands Netherlands 3:0 (1:0) Iran Iran
03 June Peru Peru 3:1 (1:1) Scotland Scotland
07 June Scotland Scotland 1:1 (1:0) Iran Iran
07 June Netherlands Netherlands 0:0 Peru Peru
11 June Scotland Scotland 3:2 (1:1) Netherlands Netherlands
11 June Peru Peru 4:1 (3:1) Iran Iran

Group 4
Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Peru Peru 3 2 1 0 7 2 5
Netherlands Netherlands 3 1 1 1 5 3 3
Scotland Scotland 3 1 1 1 5 6 3
Iran Iran 3 0 1 2 2 8 1


Second Round
Group A
Match Date Home Team Results Away Team
14 June Germany FR Germany FR 0:0 Italy Italy
14 June Netherlands Netherlands 5:1 (3:0) Austria Austria
18 June Italy Italy 1:0 (1:0) Austria Austria
18 June Germany FR Germany FR 2:2 (1:1) Netherlands Netherlands
21 June Netherlands Netherlands 2:1 (0:1) Italy Italy
21 June Austria Austria 3:2 (0:1) Germany FR Germany FR

Group A
Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Netherlands Netherlands 3 2 1 0 9 4 5
Italy Italy 3 1 1 1 2 2 3
Germany FR Germany FR 3 0 2 1 4 5 2
Austria Austria 3 1 0 2 4 8 2


Group B
Match Date Home Team Results Away Team
14 June Brazil Brazil 3:0 (2:0) Peru Peru
14 June Argentina Argentina 2:0 (1:0) Poland Poland
18 June Poland Poland 1:0 (0:0) Peru Peru
18 June Argentina Argentina 0:0 Brazil Brazil
21 June Brazil Brazil 3:1 (1:1) Poland Poland
21 June Argentina Argentina 6:0 (2:0) Peru Peru

Group B
Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Argentina Argentina 3 2 1 0 8 0 5
Brazil Brazil 3 2 1 0 6 1 5
Poland Poland 3 1 0 2 2 5 2
Peru Peru 3 0 0 3 0 10 0


Third Place
Match for third place
Match Date Home Team Results Away Team
24 June Brazil Brazil 2:1 (0:1) Italy Italy

Final
Final
Match Date Home Team Results Away Team
25 June Argentina Argentina 3:1 a.e.t. (1:1, 1:0) Netherlands Netherlands

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