1974 FIFA World Cup Final

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1974 FIFA World Cup Final
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Johan Neeskens scores the opening goal of the Final
Event1974 FIFA World Cup
Date7 July 1974
VenueOlympiastadion, Munich
Man of the MatchGerd Müller
RefereeJack Taylor (England)
Attendance75,200

The 1974 FIFA World Cup Final was the final match of the 1974 FIFA World Cup. The match was played with the teams West Germany and the Netherlands. The West Germans won the match 2–1, winning their second world cup title.[1]

Road to the final[change | change source]

Netherlands Round West Germany
Opponent Result First round Opponent Result
 Uruguay 2–0 Match 1  Chile 1–0
 Sweden 0–0 Match 2  Australia 3–0
 Bulgaria 4–1 Match 3  East Germany 0–1
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Netherlands 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 5
 Sweden 3 1 2 0 3 0 +3 4
 Bulgaria 3 0 2 1 2 5 -3 2
 Uruguay 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5 1
Final standing
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 −6 1
Opponent Result Second round Opponent Result
 Argentina 4–0 Match 1  Yugoslavia 2–0
 East Germany 2–0 Match 2  Sweden 4–2
 Brazil 2–0 Match 3  Poland 1–0
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
Final standing
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

Match Summary[change | change source]

Early in the match, a penalty was given to the Netherlands after Uli Hoeneß fouled Johan Cruijff. The Dutch quickly scored and made the score 1–0. Twenty minutes later, Wim Jansen fouled Bernd Hölzenbein giving West Germany a penalty as well. West Germany then scored, making it 1–1. Gerd Müller then scored the winner for West Germany at the 43rd minute.[2] This would be his last goal for West Germany, as he retired shortly after the tournament. Although the second half was full of chances, no team managed to score, and West Germany then won the match 2–1.

Details[change | change source]

7 July 1974
16:00 UTC+1
Netherlands  1–2  West Germany Olympiastadion, Munich
Attendance: 75,200
Referee: Jack Taylor (England)
Neeskens Goal 2' (pen.) Report Breitner Goal 25' (pen.)
Müller Goal 43'
Netherlands
West Germany
GK 8 Jan Jongbloed
RB 20 Wim Suurbier
CB 17 Wim Rijsbergen Substituted off in the 69th minute 69'
CB 2 Arie Haan
LB 12 Ruud Krol
DM 6 Wim Jansen
CM 13 Johan Neeskens YC 40'
CM 3 Willem van Hanegem YC 23'
RW 16 Johnny Rep
LW 15 Rob Rensenbrink Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
CF 14 Johan Cruyff (c) YC 45'
Substitutes:
GK 18 Piet Schrijvers
DF 5 Rinus Israël
MF 7 Theo de Jong Substituted on in the 69th minute 69'
MF 10 René van de Kerkhof Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
FW 9 Piet Keizer
Manager:
Rinus Michels
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GK 1 Sepp Maier
RB 2 Berti Vogts YC 4'
CB 5 Franz Beckenbauer (c)
CB 4 Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck
LB 3 Paul Breitner
CM 16 Rainer Bonhof
CM 12 Wolfgang Overath
AM 14 Uli Hoeneß
RW 9 Jürgen Grabowski
LW 17 Bernd Hölzenbein
CF 13 Gerd Müller
Substitutes:
GK 21 Norbert Nigbur
DF 6 Horst-Dieter Höttges
MF 8 Bernhard Cullmann
MF 15 Heinz Flohe
FW 11 Jupp Heynckes
Manager:
Helmut Schön

Linesmen:
Ramón Barreto (Uruguay)
Alfonso González Archundia (Mexico)

Match rules:

  • 90 minutes
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary
  • Replay on 9 July if scores still level
  • Five substitutes named, of which two may be used

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "World Cup history - West Germany 1974". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 4 May 2006. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
  2. "The greatest World Cup tragedies: Holland 1974". The Score. 6 June 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014.