1978 World Cup Results

1978 World Cup Results

The 1978 World Cup was contested in Argentina for the first time and it was the hosts who went on to win, beating the Netherlands 3-1 after extra time. 16 teams contested the finals including Scotland who failed to make it out of the first group stages, despite beating the Netherlands famously 3-2.

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At 1-1 after 90 minutes, two goals in extra time from Mario Kempes won the World Cup for Argentina in front of an adoring Buenos Aires crowd to win their first World Cup title. Kempes top scored with six goals in the tournament and was also named player of the 1978 World Cup.

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Stage: Round 1

Group: 1
02 JunArgentina2 - 1Hungary
02 JunItaly2 - 1France
06 JunArgentina2 - 1France
06 JunItaly3 - 1Hungary
10 JunFrance3 - 1Hungary
10 JunItaly1 - 0Argentina
TeamGPWonDrawnLostGFGAPts
Italy3300626
Argentina3201434
France3102552
Hungary3003380
Group: 2
01 JunGermany FR0 - 0Poland
02 JunTunisia3 - 1Mexico
06 JunGermany FR6 - 0Mexico
06 JunPoland1 - 0Tunisia
10 JunGermany FR0 - 0Tunisia
10 JunPoland3 - 1Mexico
TeamGPWonDrawnLostGFGAPts
Poland3210415
Germany FR3120604
Tunisia3111323
Mexico30032120
Group: 3
03 JunAustria2 - 1Spain
03 JunSweden1 - 1Brazil
07 JunAustria1 - 0Sweden
07 JunBrazil0 - 0Spain
11 JunBrazil1 - 0Austria
11 JunSpain1 - 0Sweden
TeamGPWonDrawnLostGFGAPts
Austria3201324
Brazil3120214
Spain3111223
Sweden3012131
Group: 4
03 JunNetherlands3 - 0Iran
03 JunPeru3 - 1Scotland
07 JunNetherlands0 - 0Peru
07 JunScotland1 - 1Iran
11 JunPeru4 - 1Iran
11 JunScotland3 - 2Netherlands
TeamGPWonDrawnLostGFGAPts
Peru3210725
Netherlands3111533
Scotland3111563
Iran3012281

Stage: Round 2

Group: A
14 JunGermany FR0 - 0Italy
14 JunNetherlands5 - 1Austria
18 JunGermany FR2 - 2Netherlands
18 JunItaly1 - 0Austria
21 JunAustria3 - 2Germany FR
21 JunNetherlands2 - 1Italy
TeamGPWonDrawnLostGFGAPts
Netherlands3210945
Italy3111223
Germany FR3021452
Austria3102482
Group: B
14 JunArgentina2 - 0Poland
14 JunBrazil3 - 0Peru
18 JunArgentina0 - 0Brazil
18 JunPoland1 - 0Peru
21 JunArgentina6 - 0Peru
21 JunBrazil3 - 1Poland
TeamGPWonDrawnLostGFGAPts
Argentina3210805
Brazil3210615
Poland3102252
Peru30030100

Stage: Third Place

24 JunBrazil2 - 1Italy

Stage: Final

25 JunArgentina1 - 1(aet)
3 - 1 (90 mins)
Netherlands

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