1974 FIFA World Cup

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1974 FIFA World Cup
Tournament details
Host country  West Germany
Dates 13 June – 7 July
Teams 16
Venue(s) (in 9 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  West Germany (2nd title)
Runner-up  Netherlands
Third place  Poland
Fourth place  Brazil
Tournament statistics
Matches played 38
Goals scored 97 (2.55 per match)
Attendance 1,774,022 (46,685 per match)
Top scorer(s) Poland Grzegorz Lato (7 goals)
Best player Netherlands Johan Cruyff
1970
1978

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.

Participants[change | change source]

Africa[change | change source]

Asia[change | change source]

Europe[change | change source]

North and Central America[change | change source]

South America[change | change source]

Results[change | change source]

Round 1[change | change source]

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

Group A[change | change source]

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

Group B[change | change source]

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

Group C[change | change source]

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

Group D[change | change source]

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

Round 2[change | change source]

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 A[change | change source]

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

Group B[change | change source]

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


3rd place[change | change source]

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

Final[change | change source]

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


 1974 FIFA World Cup Winners 

West Germany
2nd title

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