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FIFA Football World Cup Argentina 1978 Summary
Tournament information, champions, scores, and more

FIFA Football World Cup Argentina 1978

Host Country:
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Argentina Flag

World Cup Argentina 1978:
Summary and General Information

First Round:
Group A - Group B - Group C - Group D

Final Round:
Group 1 - Group 2
Final and Third Place Matches

Final Standings - Top Scorers Table
Red Cards - Penalties - Goals Summary

World Cup Summary
General Information Comments
National Teams: 16
Goal average:
Top scorer:
Kempes (Argentina) - 6 goals
Largest win:

Germany 6 Mexico 0
Argentina 6 Peru 0
Match with more goals:

Germany 6 Mexico 0
Argentina 6 Peru 0
Holland 5 Austria 1
Red Cards: 3

In a World Cup organized by an obscure militar goverment, the Argentineans had, for the second time, the opportunitie to became World Champions, and this time they capitalized it.

But it wasn't easy, a 1-0 defeat with Italy in the first round send them to the same group of Brazil in the second round. After beating Poland 2-0 and tie the South American classic with Brazil, Argentina had the obligation of defeating Peru with at least 4 goals of difference. It was 6-0 and they reached the final game.

In a vibrant match, the host team, pushed by the power of its top scorer Mario Kempes, defeated Holland 3-1 in extra time.

Argentina 1978 Groups
Group A Group B Group C Group D
Argentina Flag Argentina
France Flag France
Hungary Flag Hungary
Italy Flag Italy
Mexico Flag Mexico
Poland Flag Poland
Tunisia Flag Tunisia
Germany Flag West Germany
Austria Flag Austria
Brazil Flag Brazil
Spain Flag Spain
Sweden Flag Sweden
Holland Flag Holland
Iran Flag Iran
Peru Flag Peru
Scotland Flag Scotland
National Teams Qualified, by Continent

Europe: Austria - France - Germany - Holland - Hungary - Italy - Poland - Scotland - Spain - Sweden
South America: Argentina - Brazil - Peru
Central and North America: Mexico
Africa: Tunisia
Asia: Iran
Oceania: -

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