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Group A - ARGENTINA, FRANCE, HUNGARY, ITALY

Game 1: Played 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).

Result: ITALY 2 - FRANCE 1 (1:1)
0:1 Lacombe (37 sec), 1:1 Rossi 29, 2:1 Zaccarelli 54

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

FRA (4-3-3): [21] Jean-Paul Bertrand-Demanes; - [4] Gérard Janvion, [7] Patrice Rio, [8] Marius Trésor (c) [3] Maxime Bossis; -[10] Jean-Marc Guillou, [15] Michel Platini, [11] Henri Michel;- [16] Christian Dalger, [17] Bernard Lacombe (74 [14] Marc Berdoll), [19] Didier Six (76 [20] Oliver Rouyer).

Booked: Tardelli / Platini, Michel



Game 2: Played Friday 2nd June 1978 (19.15) Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires.[274]
(76,609)(71,615 FIFA) Jose 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 (4-3-3): [1] Ubaldo Matildo Fillol; - [15] Jorge Mario Olguin, [19] Daniel Alberto Passarella (c), [7] Luis Adolfo Galvan, [20] Alberto Cesar Tarantini; - [2] Osvaldo Cesar Ardiles, [6] Americo Ruben Gallego, [21] Jose Daniel Valencia (75 [1] Norberto Alonso), [9] Rene Orlando Houseman (67 [4] Ricardo Daniel Bertoni); - [14] Leopoldo Luqué, [10] Mario Alberto Kempes.

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

Booked: Passarella / Tórócsik, Nyilasi
Sent off: Tórócsik (88), Nyilasi (89)



Game 3: Played 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 (4-3-3): [1] Dino Zoff (c); - [5] Claudio Gentile, [2] Mauro Bellugi, [8] Gaetano Scirea, [3] Antonio Cabrini (79 [4] Antonello Cuccureddu); - [10] Romeo Benetti, [14] Marco Tardelli, [9] Giancarlo Antognoni, [16] Franco Causio; - [21] Paolo Rossi, [18] Roberto Bettega, (84 [19] Francesco Graziani).

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

Booked: Zombori, Martos



Game 4: Played Tuesday 6th June.1978 (19.15) Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires.[282]
(76,609)(71,666 FIFA) Jean Dubach (SUI), Cesar 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: (4-4-2) [1] Ubaldo Fillol; - [15] Jorge Olguin, [19] Daniel Passarella (c), [7] Luis Galvan, [20] Alberto Tarantini; - [2] Osvaldo Ardiles, [6] Americo Gallego, [21] Jose Valencia (63 [1] Norberto Alonso, 72 [16] Oscar Alberto Ortiz), [9] Rene Houseman; - [14] Leopoldo Luqué, [10] Mario Kempes.

FRA: (4-4-2) [21] Jean-Paul Bertrand-Demanes (58 [1] Dominique Baratelli); - [2] Patrick Battiston, [6] Christian López, [8] Marius Trésor (c) [3] Maxime Bossis; - [11] Henri Michel, [18] Dominique Rocheteau, [9] Dominique Bathenay, [17] Bernard Lacombe; - [15] Michel Platini, [19]Didier Six.

Booked: Six



Game 5: Played 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 (4-3-3): [22] Dominique Dropsy; - [4] Gerard Janvion, [6] Christian López, [8] Marius Trésor (c), [5] François Bracci; - [13] Jean Petit, [9] Dominique Bathenay [12] Claude Papi (h/t [15] Michel Platini); - [18] Dominique Rocheteau (75, [19] Didier Six). [14] Marc Berdoll, [20] Oliver Rouyer.

HUN (4-3-3): [1] Sandor Gujdár; - [12] Gyoyo Martos, [14] László Balint, [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 40 minutes 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.



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

ARG: (4-4-2) [1] Ubaldo Fillol; - [15] Jorge Olguin, [19] Daniel Passarella (c), [7] Luis Galvan, [20] Alberto Tarantini; - [2] Osvaldo Ardiles, [6] Americo Gallego, [21] Jose Valencia, [4] Ricardo Bertoni; - [16] Oscar Ortiz (73 [9] Rene Houseman), [10] Mario Kempes.

Booked: Benetti



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 B - WEST GERMANY, MEXICO, POLAND, TUNISIA

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

Result: POLAND 0 - WEST GERMANY 0

POL (4-3-3): [1] Jan Tomaszewski; - [3] Henryk Maculewicz, [6] Jerzy Gorgon, [9] Wladyslaw Zmuda, [4] Antoni Szymanowski; - [5] Adam Nawalka, (84 [8] Henryk Kasperczak), [12] Kazimierz Deyna (c), [11] Bogdan Masztaler; - [16] Grzegorz Lato, [19] Wlodzimierz Lubanski (79 [18] Zbigniew Boniek), [17] Andrzej Szarmach.

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

NOTE: Match preceded by WC opening ceremony



Game 2: Played 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, [3] Ali Kaabi, [20] Amar Jebali [6] Nejib Ghommidh; - [5] Mohsen Labidi ‘Jendoubi’, [7] Témime Lahzami (c) 88 [12] Khemais Labidi), [8] Mohammed Ben Rehaien ‘Agrebi’; - [9] Mohammed Ali Akid, [10] Tarak Dhiab, [11] Abderraouf Ben Aziza (81 [14] Slah Karoui).

MEX (4-2-4): [1] Jose Pilar Reyes; - [12] Jesus Martinez Diez, [4] Eduardo Ramos, [3] Alfredo Tena, [5] Arturo Vásquez-Ayala; - [6] Guillermo Mendizábal (67 [18] Gerardo Lugo Gomez), [7] Antonio de la Torre; - [17] Leonardo Cuéllar, [9] Victor Rangel, [11] Hugo Sánchez [21] Raul Isiordia.



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

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

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

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



Game 4: Played Tuesday 6th June 1978 (16.45), Estadio Cordoba, Cordoba.[280=]
(35,258) Faruk Bouzo (SYR), Francis Rion (BEL), Jose 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 (4-3-3): [1] Sepp Maier; - [2] Berti Vogts (c), [4] Rolf Rüssmann, [5] Manny Kaltz, [3] Bernard Dietz; - [6] Rainer Bonhof, [10] Heinz Flohe, [20] Hansi Müller; - [11] Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, [9] Klaus Fischer, [14] Dieter Müller.

MEX (4-3-3): [1] Jose Pilar Reyes (40 [22] Pedro Soto); -[12] Jesus Martinez Diez, [4] Eduardo Ramos, [3] Alfredo Tena, [5] Arturo Vásquez-Ayala (c); - [6] Guillermo Mendizábal, [7] Antonio de la Torre, [8] Enrique Lopez-Zarza (h/t [18] Gerardo Lugo Gomez); - [11] Hugo Sánchez, [9] Victor Rangel, [17] Leonardo Cuéllar.

Booked: Bonhof / Vásquez-Ayala



Game 5: Played Saturday 10th June 1978 (16.45), Estadio Cordoba, Cordoba.[288=]
(30,667) Cesar Orozco (PER), Miguel Comesańa (ARG), Luis Pestarino (ARG)

Result: TUNISIA 0 - WEST GERMANY 0

TUN (4-3-3): [22] Mokhtar Naili; - [2] Mokhtar Dhouib, [7] ‘Jendoubi’, [20] Amar Jebali, [3] Ali Kaabi; - [6] Nejib Ghommidh, [4] Khaled Gasmi, [8] ‘Agrebi’, - [7] Témime Lahzami (c), [9] Mohammed Ali Akid (63 [11] Raouf Ben Aziza), [10] Tarak Dhiab.

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

Booked: Tarak / H. Müller



Game 6: Played Saturday 10th June 1978 (16.45), Estadio Rosario, Rosario.[288=]
(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 (4-4-2): [1] Jan Tomaszewski; - [4] Antoni Szymanowski, [6] Jerzy Gorgon, [9] Wladyslaw Zmuda, [10] Wojciech Rudy (85 [3] Henryk Maculewicz), - [8] Henryk Kasperczak, [12] Kazimierz Deyna (c), [18] Zbigniew Boniek, [11] Bogdan Masztaler, - [16] Grzegorz Lato, [7] Andrzej Iwan (76 [19] Wlodek Lubanski).

MEX (4-3-3): [22] Pedro Soto; - [15] Ignacio Flóres, [14] Carlos Gómez, [13] Rigoberto Cisneros, [5] Arturo Vazquez-Ayala; - [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.

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 C - AUSTRIA, BRAZIL, SPAIN, SWEDEN

Game 1: Played Saturday 3rd June 1978 (13.45), Estadio Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata.[275=]
(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

BRA (4-3-3): [1] Emerson LEĂO; - [2] Antőnio Dias Dos Santos - ‘TONINHO’, [4] Joăo Justino AMARAL dos Santos, [3] José OSCAR Bernardi, [6] EDINHO Nazareth Filho; - [5] Antőnio Carlos ‘TONINHO CEREZO’ (81 [11] DIRCEU José Guimarăes), [8] Arthur Antunes Coimbra ‘ZICO’, [10] Roberto RIVELINO (c); - [18] Gilberto Alves ‘GIL’ (66 [13] Manoel Resende de Matos Cabral ‘NELINHO’), [9] José REINALDO de Lima, [17] Joăo BATISTA da Silva.

SWE (4-4-2): [1] Ronnie Hellström; - [2] Hasse Borg, [3] Roy Andersson, [4] Bjorn Nordqvist (c), [5] Ingemar Erlandsson; - [6] Steffan Tapper, [7] Anders Linderoth, [9] Lennart Larsson (81 [22] Ralf Edström), [8] Bo Larsson; - [10] Thomas Sjöberg, [11] Benny Wendt.

Booked: Oscar

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 2: Played 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 (4-3-3): [1] Fritz Kocilia; - [2] Robert Sara (c), [5] Bruno Pezzey, [3] Erich Obermayer, [4] Gerhard Breitenberger; - [10] Willy Kreuz, [8] Herbert Prohaska, [7] Josef Hickersberger (67 [15] Heribert Weber); - [18] Walter Schachner, [9] Johann Krankl (81 Pirkner), [11] Kurt Jara.

ESP (4-4-2): [13] Miguel Angel González Suárez; - [17] Marcelino Pérez Ayllon, [5] Miguel ‘Migueli’ Bernardo Bianquiti, [18] Josč Pirri Martinez Sánchez (c), [2] Jesús Antonio de la Cruz Gallego; - [21] Isidorio San José Pozo, [4] Juan Manuel Asensi Ripoli, [11] Julio Cardeńosa Rodriguez (41 [14] Eugenio Leal Vargas), [19] Carlos Rexach Serola (60 [9] Enrique Castro González ‘Quini’); - [20] Rubén Andrés Cano Martinez, [7] Daniel ‘Dani’ Ruiz Bazán.



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

SWE (4-3-3): [1] Ronnie Hellström; - [2] Hasse Borg, [3] Roy Andersson, [4] Bjorn Nordqvist (c), [5] Ingemar Erlandsson; - [6] Steffan Tapper (36 [16] Conny Terstensson), [7] Anders Linderoth (80 [22] Ralf Edström), [9] Lennart Larsson; - [8] Bo Larsson, [10] Thomas Sjöberg, [11] Benny Wendt.



Game 4: Played Wednesday 7th June 1978 (13.45), Estadio Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata.[283=]
(34,771) Sergio Gonella (ITA), Abraham Klein (ISR), Arturo Andres Ithurralde (ARG)

Result: BRAZIL 0 - SPAIN 0

BRA (4-3-3): [1] LEĂO (C); - [13] NELINHO (71 [18] GIL), [4] AMARAL, [2] TONINHO, [3] OSCAR; - [6] EDINHO, [5] TONINHO CEREZO, [8] ZICO (83 [19] MENDONÇA); - [11] DIRCEU, [9] REINALDO, [17] BATISTA

ESP: (4-4-2) [13] Miguel Angel; - [17] Marcelino, [5] ‘Migueli’ (51 [6] Antonio Biosca Pagés), [3] Francisco Javier Alvarez ‘Uria’ (79 [12] Antonio Guzmán Martorell), [16] Antonio Olmo Rodriguez; - [21] Isidoro San José, [4] Juan Asensi, [11] Julio Cardeńosa, [14] Eugenio Leal; - [8] Juan ‘Juanito’ Gómez González, [10] Carlos ‘Santillana’ Alonso González.

Booked: Leal



Game 5: Played Sunday 11th June 1978 (13.45), Estadio Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata.[291=]
(35,221) Robert Wurtz (FRA), Faruk Bouzo SYR, Gebre Yesus Tesfaye ETH

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

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

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



Game 6: Played 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)
1:0 Asensi 78

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

SWE (4-4-2): [1] Ronnie Hellström; - [2] Hasse Borg, [3] Roy Andersson, [4] Bjorn Nordqvist (c), [5] Ingemar Erlandsson; - [15] Torbjorn Nilsson, [9] Lennart Larsson, [18] Ole Nordin, [8] Bo Larsson; - [10] Thomas Sjöberg (67 [7] Anders Linderoth), [22] Ralf Edström (60 [11] Benny Wendt).

Booked: Borg

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.




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Group D - HOLLAND, IRAN, PERU, SCOTLAND

Game 1: Played Saturday 3rd June 1978 (16.45), Estadio Mendoza, Mendoza.[277=]
(33,431) Alfonso González Archundia (MEX), Robert Wurtz (FRA), Miguel Comesańa (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, [17] Wilhelmus Gerardus Rijsbergen [5] Rudolf Josef Krol (c); - [6] Wilhelmus Marinus Anthonius Jansen [13] Johannes Jacobus Neeskens, [9] Adrianus Haan, [11] Wilhelmus Antonius Van de Kerkhof; - [10] Reiner Lambertus Van de Kerkhof (70 [18] Dick Nanninga), [16] Nicolas ‘Jonny’ Rep, [12] Pieter Robert Rensenbrink.

IRN (4-4-2); [1] Nasser Hejazi; - [14] Hassan Nazari, [20] Nasrullah Abdollahi, [21] Hossein Kazerani, [15] Andaranik Eskandarian; - [7] Ali Parvin (c), [8] Ebrahim Ghassempour, [9] Mohammed Sadeghi, [6] Hassan Naybagha; - [17] Ghafoor Djahani, [18] Hossein Faraki (51 [10] Hassan Roshan)

Booked: Eskandarian



Game 2: Played Saturday 3rd June 1978 (16.45), Estadio Cordoba, Cordoba.[277=]
(37,792) Ulf Eriksson (SWE), Angel 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 (4-3-3): [21] Ramon Quiroga; - [2] Jaime Eduardo Duarte, [3] Rodolfo Manzo, [4] Hector Chumpitáz (c), [5] Ruben Toribio Diaz; - [6] Jose Manuel Velasquez, [8] Cesar Augusto Cueto (83 [9] Percy Rojas), [10] Teofilo Cubillas; - [7] Juan Muńante, [19] Guillermo La Rosa (63 [20] Hugo Sotil), [11] Juan Carlos Oblitas.

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

Booked: Velasquez

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



Game 3: Played Wednesday 7th June 1978 (16.45), Estadio Mendoza, Mendoza.[285=]
(28,125) Adolf Prokop (DDR), Angel Norberto Coerezza (ARG), Anatoly Ivanov (URS)

Result: HOLLAND 0 - PERU 0


HOL (4-3-3): [8] Jan Jongbloed - [20] Wim Suurbier, [17] Wim Rijsbergen, [5] Ruud Krol (c), [2] Johannes Poortvliet, - [6] Wim Jansen [13] Johan Neeskens (68 [18] DickNanninga), [11] Willy Van de Kerkhof, - [10] Rene Van de Kerkhof (h/t) [16] Jonny Rep), [9] Arie Haan, [12] Rob Rensenbrink.

PER (4-4-2): [21] Ramon Quiroga - [2] Jaime Duarte, [3] Rodolfo Manzo, [4] Hector Chumpitáz (c), [5] Toribio Diaz - [7] Juan Muńante, [6] Jose Velasquez, [8] Cesar Cueto, [10] Teofilo Cubillas, - [19] Guillermo La Rosa (63 [20] Hugo Sotil), [11] Juan Oblitas.

Booked: R.Van de Kerkhof / Muńante



Game 4: Played 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; - [7] Ali Parvin (c), [8] Ebrahim Ghassempour, [9] Mohammed Sadeghi, [2] Iraj Danaifar (89 [6] Hassan Naybagha); - [17] Ghafoor Djahani, [18] Hossein Faraki (83 [10] Hassan Roshan).

SCO (4-3-3): [1] Alan Rough; - [2] William Pullar ‘Sandy’ Jardine, [22] Kenny Burns, [4] Martin Buchan (56 [14] Tom Forsyth), [3] William Donachie; - [15] Archie Gemmill (c), [16] Lou Macari, [10] Asa Hartford; - [8] Kenny Dalglish (74 [21] Joseph Montgomery Harper), [9] Joe Jordan, [19] John Nielson Robertson.

Booked: Eskandarian



Game 5: Played Sunday 11th June 1978 (16.45) Estadio Mendoza, Mendoza.[293=]
(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, [4] Martin Buchan, [14] Tom Forsyth, [3] Willie Donachie; - [6] Bruce Rioch (c), [15] Archie Gemmill, [18] Graeme James Souness, [10] Asa Hartford; - [8] Kenny Dalglish [9] Joe Jordan.

HOL (4-3-3): [8] Jan Jongbloed; - [20] Wim Suurbier, [17] Wim Rijsbergen (44 Wildschut),[5] Ruud Krol (c), [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.



Game 6: Played 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; - [2] Jaime Duarte, [3] Rodolfo Manzo (68 [15] German Carlos Leguia), [4] Hector Chumpitáz, [5] Toribio Diaz; - [6] Jose Velasquez, [8] Cesar Cueto, [10] Teofilo Cubillas; - [7] Juan Muńante, [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; - [7] Ali Parvin (c), [8] Ebrahim Ghassempour, [9] Mohammed Sadeghi, [2] Iraj Danaifar; - [18] Hossein Faraki (52 [17] Ghafoor Djahani), [10] Hassan Roshan (66 [3] Behtash Fariba).



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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Second Stage

Group A - AUSTRIA, WEST GERMANY, HOLLAND, ITALY

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

Result: ITALY 0 - 0 WEST GERMANY

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

GER (4-4-2): [1] Sepp Maier - [2] Berti Vogts (c), [4] Rolf Rüssmann, (54 [13] Harald Konopka), [3] Bernard Dietz. [5] Manny Kaltz; - [6] Rainer Bonhof, [10] Heinz Flohe (69 [15] Erich Beer), [8] Herbert Zimmermann, [11] Karl-Heinz Rummenigge; - [9] Klaus Fischer, [17] Bernd Hölzenbein



Game 2: Played Wednesday 14th June 1978 (13.45), Estadio Cordoba, Cordoba.[295=]
(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 (3-4-3): [1] Pieter Schrijvers; - [22] Erny Brandts (65 [4] Adrianus van Kraay), [5] Ruud Krol (c), [2] Jan Poortvliet; - [6] Wim Jansen, [9] Arie Haan, [7] Pieter Wildschut, [11] Willy Van de Kerkhof; - [10] Rene Van de Kerkhof (61 [3] Dick Schoenaker), [16] Jonny Rep, [12] Rob Rensenbrink.

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



Game 3: Played Sunday 18th June 1978 (16.45), Estadio Cordoba, Cordoba.[300=]
(40,750) Ramón Barreto (URU), Arnaldo Coelho (BRZ), Miguel Comesańa (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 (3-4-3): [1] Piet Schrijvers - [22] Erny Brandts, [5] Ruud Krol (c), [2] Jan Poortvliet; - [6] Wim Jansen, [7] Piet Wildschut (79 [18] Dick Nanninga), [9] Arie Haan, [11] Willy Van de Kerkhof; - [10] Rene Van de Kerkhof, [16] Jonny Rep, [12] Rob Rensenbrink.

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

Booked: W.Van de Kerkhof / Maier
Sent off: Nanninga (88)

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



Game 4: Played Sunday 18th June 1978 (16.45), Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires.[300=]
(66,695 FIFA) Francis Rion (BEL), Angel Norberto Coerezza (ARG), Youssou Ndiaye (SEN)

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

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

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

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: Played Wednesday 21st June 1978 (13.45), Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires.[303=]
(67,433 FIFA) Angel Franco Martinez (ESP), Cesar 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

HOL (3-4-3): [1] Piet Schrijvers (21 [8] Jan Jongbloed); - [22] Erny Brandts, [5] Ruud Krol (c), [2] Jan Poortvliet; - [6] Wim Jansen, [9] Arie Haan, [13] Johan Neeskens, [11] Willy Van de Kerkhof; - [10] Rene Van de Kerkhof, [16] Jonny Rep (66 [4] Adrie Van Kraay), [12] Rob Rensenbrink.

ITA (4-4-2): [1] Dino Zoff (c); - [5] Claudio Gentile, [4] Antonello Cuccureddu, [8] Gaetano Scirea, [3] Antonio Cabrini; - [16] Franco Causio (h/t [17] Claudio Sala), [14] Marco Tardelli, [10] Romeo Benetti (79 [19] Francesco Graziani), [15] Renato Zaccarelli; - [21] Paolo Rossi, [18] Roberto Bettega.

Booked: Rep, Haan / Benetti, Tardelli, Cabrini



Game 6: Played Wednesday 21st June 1978 (13.45), Estadio Cordoba, Cordoba.[303=]
(38,318) Abraham Klein (ISR), Jose Antonio Garrido (POR), Alojzy Jarguz (POL)

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

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

GER (4-3-3): [1] Sepp Maier; - [2] Berti Vogts (c), [4] Rolf Rüssmann, [3] Bernard Dietz, [5] Manny Kaltz; - [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, Sara / Abramczik

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: Played 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 28, 3:0 Zico 73 pen

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

PER (4-3-3): [21] Ramon Quiroga; - [2] Jaime Duarte, [3] Rodolfo Manzo, [4] Hector Chumpitáz (c), [5] Toribio Diaz (11 [14] Jose Navarro); - [6] Jose Velasquez, [8] Cesar Cueto, [10] Teofilo Cubillas; - [7] Juan Muńante, [19] Guillermo La Rosa, [11] Juan Oblitas (h/t [9] Percy Rojas).



Game 2: Played 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 (4-3-3): [1] Ubaldo Fillol; - [15] Jorge Olguin, [7] Luis Galvan, [19] Daniel Passarella (c), [20] Alberto Tarantini; - [2] Osvaldo Ardiles, [6] Americo Gallego, [21] Jose Valencia (h/t [22] Ricardo Julio Villa); - [4] Ricardo Bertoni, [9] Rene Houseman (63 [16] Oscar Ortiz), [10] Mario Kempes.

POL (3-5-2): [1] Jan Tomaszewski; - [3] Henryk Maculewicz, [4] Antoni Szymanowski, [9] Wlodyslaw Zmuda; - [5] Adam Nawalka, [8] Henryk Kasperczak, [12] Kazimierz Deyna (c), [18] Sbigniew Boniek, [11] Bogdan Masztaler (65 [2] Wlodzimierz Mazur); - [16] Grzegorz Lato, [17] Andrzej Szarmach.

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



Game 3: Played 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 1 (0:0)
1:0 Szarmach 65

POL (4-4-2): [21] Zygmunt Kukla; - [4] Antoni Szymanowski, [6] Jerzy Gorgon, [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 (4-3-3): [21] Ramon Quiroga; - [2] Jaime Duarte, [3] Rodolfo Manzo, [4] Hector Chumpitáz (c), [14] Jose Navarro; - [8] Cesar Cueto, [17] Alfredo Quesada, [10] Teofilo Cubillas; - [7] Juan Muńante (h/t R.Rojas), [19] Guillermo La Rosa (73 [20] Hugo Sotil), [11] Juan Oblitas.

Booked: Boniek, Gorgon / Quiroga, Manzo



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

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

Booked: Villa / Chicăo, Edinho, Zico



Game 5: Played 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

BRA (4-3-3): [1] LEĂO (c); - [2] TONINHO, [3] OSCAR, [4] AMARAL, [13] NELINHO; - [17] BATISTA, [5] TONINHO CEREZO (70 [10] RIVELINO), [11] DIRCEU; - [18] GIL, [8] ZICO (7 [19] MENDONÇA), [20] ROBERTO DINAMITE.

POL (4-4-2): [21] Zygmunt Kukla; - [4] Antoni Szymanowski, [6] Jerzy Gorgon, [9] Wlodyslaw Zmuda, [3] Henryk Maculewicz; - [5] Adam Nawalka, [12] Kazimierz Deyna (c) (97th and last match, 57 as captain.) [18] Zbigniew Boniek, [8] Henryk Kasperczak (65 [19] Wlodek Lubanski); - [16] Grzegorz Lato, [17] Andrzej Szarmach’

Booked: Mendonça, Cerezo



Game 6: Played 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: (4-4-2) [1] Ubaldo Fillol; - [15] Jorge Olguin, [7] Luis Galvan, [19] Daniel Passarella (c), [20] Alberto Tarantini; - [12] Omar Ruben Larrosa, [6] Americo Gallego (86 [17] Miguel Angel Oviedo), [14] Leopoldo Luqué, [16] Oscar Ortiz; - [10] Mario Kempes, [4] Ricardo Bertoni (65 [9] Rene Houseman).

PER (4-3-3): [21] Ramon Quiroga; - [2] Jaime Duarte, [3] Rodolfo Manzo, [4] Hector Chumpitáz (c), [22] Roberto Rojas; - [8] Cesar Cueto, [6] Jose Velasquez (52 [16] Raul Gorriti) [10] Teofilo Cubillas; - [7] Juan Muńante, [17] Alfredo Quesada, [11] Juan Oblitas.

Booked: Quesada, Velasquez



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

Played 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 72

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

ITA (4-3-3): [1] Dino Zoff (c); - [5] Claudio Gentile, [8] Gaetano Scirea, [4] Antonello Cuccureddu, [3] Antonio Cabrini; - [13]Patrizio Sala, [9] Giancarlo Antognoni (79 [17] Claudio Sala), [6] Aldo Maldera; - [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, Batista / Gentile




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Final

Played 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 38, 1:1 Nanninga 82, 2:1 Kempes 105, 3:1 Bertoni 115

ARG (4-3-3): [1] Ubaldo Fillol; - [15] Jorge Olguin, [7] Luis Galvan, [19] Daniel Passarella (c), [20] Alberto Tarantini; - [6] Americo Gallego, [2] Osvaldo Ardiles (66 [12] Omar Larossa), [10] Mario Kempes; - [4] Ricardo Bertoni, [14] Leopoldo Luqué, [16] Oscar Ortiz (75 [9] Rene Houseman). {Subs not used: [1] Norberto Alonso, [3] Hector Rodolfo Baley (GK), [8] Americo Ruben Galvan.}

HOL (3-4-3): [8] Jan Jongbloed; - [22] Erny Brandts, [5] Ruud Krol (c), [2] Jan Poortvliet; - [6] Wim Jansen (73 [20] Wim Suurbier), [9] Arie Haan, [13] Johan Neeskens, [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, Larossa / Krol, Poortvliet


Naninga makes it 1-1


Kempes' second puts the hosts 2-1 up


Bertoni seals it with five minutes of extra time left!



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Other Information / Stats

TOP SCORERS

Goals Player(s)
6 Kempes (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)




COACHES, RESERVE PLAYERS

ARG: César Luis Menotti, (Assists) Regalio Poncini, , Roberto Marcos Saporitti, (Trainer) Ricardo Pizzarotti | [3] Hector Rodolfo Baley (GK), [8] Ruben Galván, [11] Daniel Pedro Killer, [13] Ricardo Lavolpe (GK), [18] Ruben Pagnanini.

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

BRA: Claudio Pegeco de Morais Coutinho | [12] CARLOS Roberto Gallo, [22] VALDIR de Arruda PÉRES, [14] ABEL Carlos Da Silva Braga, [15] José Fernando POLOZZI, [7] José Sérgio Presti ‘ZÉ SÉRGIO’.

ESP: Ladislao Kubala | [1] Luis Miguel Arconada Echarri (GK), [15] Rafael C. P. Marańon González, [22] Francisco Javier González Urruticoechea (GK).

FRA: Michel Hidalgo | (all 22 players played)

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

HOL: Ernst Franz Hermann Happell, (Assist) Jan Zwartkruis | [19] Petrus Willem Doesburg (GK), [15] Hugo Hovenkamp, [21] Henricus Lubse.

HUN: Lajos Baróti, | [20] Ferenc Fulóp, [22] Laszlo Kovács, [15] Tibor Rab, [11] Bela Váradi. IRN: Heshmat Mohadjerani | [4] Majeed Bishkar, [11] Ali Reza Ghasghaian, [22] Mohammad Reza Korbekandi (GK), [13] Hameed Majd-Taymouri, [12] Bahram Movadat (GK), [16] Nasser Noorai, [19] Mohammad Shojaei.

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

MEX: José Antonio Roca Garcia | [20] Mario Medina-Rojas, [2] Manuel Nájera-Siller, [19] Hugo Rodriguez-Corona.

PER: Marcos Calderón, A. Heredia, J. Fernández | [13] Juan Cáceres (GK), [18] Ernesto Labarthe, [12] Roberto Mosquera, [1] Ottorino Sartor (GK).

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

SCO: Alistair Reid MacLeod, b. Glasgow 26/02/1931, d. 01/02/2004 | [12] James Anton ‘Jim’ Blyth (GK), [20] Robert Brown ‘Bobby’ Clark (GK), [17] Derek Johnstone, [5] Gordon McQueen.

SWE: George Eriksson | [14] Roland Aman, [13] Magnus Andersson (GK), [20] Roland Andersson, [21] Sanny Aslund, [12] Goran Hagberg (GK), [19] Kent Karlsson, [17] Jan Moller (GK).

TUN: Abdelmajid Chatali | [1] Sadak Sassi Attouga (GK). [13] Nejib Liman, [15] Mohamed Ali Ben Moussa, [16] Ohman Chehaibi, [17] Ridha El-louze, [18] Kemel Chebali, [19] Moktar Hasni, [21] Lamine Ben Aziz (GK).


YOUNGEST AND OLDEST

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
Medalist Reinaldo (BRZ) 21y 164d 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 124d

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