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1974 FIFA World CupYear: 1974

Participants: 16

Countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, East Germany, Haiti, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Scotland, Sweden, Uruguay, West Germany, Yugoslavia, Zaire

Championship: West Germany 2, Netherlands 1

Top goal scorer: Grzegorz Lato, Poland (7)

In 1974, teams met in Germany to compete for a new trophy: the FIFA World Cup. Also new were the tight security measures at the tournament, brought into effect because of the assassination of Jewish athletes at the Munich Olympics two years earlier.

The opening ceremonies were held on June 13. Pele was on hand, even though he had decided not to play in what would have been his fifth World Cup. The action kicked off with defending champion Brazil playing Yugoslavia to a 0-0 tie -- hardly an exciting opener.

This tournament became known as the "World Cup of Quality," with three outstanding teams in Holland, Poland and West Germany.

One of the biggest showdowns of the tournament was the Brazil-Holland game played on July 3. Brazil, missing its potent offense of years past, fell to the speedy Dutch team 2-0.

In the championship game, Holland scored on a penalty kick before West Germany even touched the ball, but the Germans came back for a 2-1 victory in front of 79,000 fans in Munich.

In a futile effort to boost his country's performance, Zaire's President Motubo awarded each of his players with a car, a trip for two to anywhere in the world and a house just for qualifying. Perhaps he should have held out a little longer: When Zaire got to Germany, it lost to Scotland 2-0, Brazil 3-0 and was trounced by Yugoslavia 9-0.

World Cup Germany 1974 Schedule and Results

Group 1 Results
Fed. Rep. of Ger. vs Chile 1-0 (June 14, Olympiastadion)
German D. Rep. vs Australia 2-0 (June 14, Volksparkstadion)
Chile vs German D. Rep. 1-1 (June 18, Olympiastadion)
Australia vs Fed. Rep. of Ger. 0-3 (June 18, Volksparkstadion)
Australia vs Chile 0-0 (June 22, Olympiastadion)
German D. Rep. vs Fed. Rep. of Ger. 1-0 (June 22, Volksparkstadion)
Group 1 Standing
Team GP W D L GS GC P
German D. Rep. 3 2 1 0 4 1 5
Fed. Rep. of Ger. 3 2 0 1 4 1 4
Chile 3 0 2 1 1 2 2
Australia 3 0 1 2 0 5 1

 

Group 2 Results
Brazil vs Yugoslavia 0-0 (June 13, Waldstadion)
Congo DR (Zaire) vs Scotland 0-2 (June 14, Westfalenstadion)
Scotland vs Brazil 0-0 (June 18, Waldstadion)
Yugoslavia vs Congo DR (Zaire) 9-0 (June 18, Parkstadion)
Scotland vs Yugoslavia 1-1 (June 22, Waldstadion)
Congo DR (Zaire) vs Brazil 0-3 (June 22, Waldstadion)
Group 2 Standing
Team GP W D L GS GC P
Yugoslavia 3 1 2 0 10 1 4
Brazil 3 1 2 0 3 0 4
Scotland 3 1 2 0 3 1 4
Congo DR (Zaire) 3 0 0 3 0 14 0

 

Group 3 Results
Uruguay vs Netherlands 0-2 (June 15, Niedersachsenstadion)
Sweden vs Bulgaria 0-0 (June 15, Rheinstadion)
Bulgaria vs Uruguay 1-1 (June 19, Niedersachsenstadion)
Netherlands vs Sweden 0-0 (June 19, Westfalenstadion)
Sweden vs Uruguay 3-0 (June 23, Rheinstadion)
Bulgaria vs Netherlands 1-4 (June 23, Westfalenstadion)
Group 3 Standing
Team GP W D L GS GC P
Netherlands 3 2 1 0 6 1 5
Sweden 3 1 2 0 3 0 4
Bulgaria 3 0 2 1 2 5 2
Uruguay 3 0 1 2 1 6 1

 

Group 4 Results
Poland vs Argentina 3-2 (June 15, Neckarstadion)
Italy vs Haiti 3-1 (June 15, Olympiastadion)
Haiti vs Poland 0-7 (June 19, Olympiastadion)
Argentina vs Italy 1-1 (June 19, Neckarstadion)
Argentina vs Haiti 4-1 (June 23, Olympiastadion)
Poland vs Italy 2-1 (June 23, Neckarstadion)
Group 4 Standing
Team GP W D L GS GC P
Poland 3 3 0 0 12 3 6
Argentina 3 1 1 1 7 5 3
Italy 3 1 1 1 5 4 3
Haiti 3 0 0 3 2 14 0

 

Group A Results
Netherlands vs Argentina 4-0 (June 26, Parkstadion)
Brazil vs German D. Rep. 1-0 (June 26, Niedersachsenstadion)
German D. Rep. vs Netherlands 0-2 (June 30, Parkstadion)
Argentina vs Brazil 1-2 (June 30, Niedersachsenstadion)
Netherlands vs Brazil 2-0 (July 3, Westfalenstadion)
Argentina vs German D. Rep. 1-1 (July 3, Parkstadion

 

Group A Standing
Team GP W D L GS GC P
Netherlands 3 3 0 0 8 0 6
Brazil 3 2 0 1 3 3 4
German D. Rep. 3 0 1 2 1 4 1
Argentina 3 0 1 2 2 7 1

 

Group B Results
Yugoslavia vs Fed. Rep. of Ger. 0-2 (June 26, Rheinstadion)
Sweden vs Poland 0-1 (June 26, Neckarstadion)
Fed. Rep. of Ger. vs Sweden 4-2 (June 30, Rheinstadion)
Poland vs Yugoslavia 2-1 (June 30, Waldstadion)
Sweden vs Yugoslavia 2-1 (July 3, Rheinstadion)
Poland vs Fed. Rep. of Ger. 0-1 (July 3, Waldstadion)

 

Group A Standing
Team GP W D L GS GC P
Fed. Rep. of Ger. 3 3 0 0 7 2 6
Poland 3 2 0 1 3 2 4
Sweden 3 1 0 2 4 6 2
Yugoslavia 3 0 0 3 2 6 0

 

3rd. / 4th. Placing
Brazil vs Poland 0-1 (July 6, Olympiastadion)

 

Final
Netherlands vs Fed. Rep. of Ger. 1-2 (July 7, Olympiastadion)

 

Statistics:
World Cup Champions: Fed. Rep. of Ger.
Runners Up: Netherlands
Highest Scoring Game: Yugoslavia vs. Congo DR (Zaire) 9-0 (Group 2)
Total Goals Scored: 97
Av. Goals Per Match: 2.55
Top Scorer: Grzegorz Lato, Poland-7 Goals
Best Scorers in 1 game: Andrzej Szarmach, Poland Dusan Bajevic, Yugoslavia-3 Goals
Highest Attendance: 83.168 (Fed. Rep. of Ger.-Chile, Group 1)
Total Attendance: 1.768.152
Average Attendance: 46.530
Debut Appearance: Australia, German D. Rep., Congo DR (Zaire), Haiti
Stadiums Used: Olympiastadion, Waldstadion, Parkstadion, Rheinstadion, Olympiastadion, Volksparkstadion, Westfalenstadion, Niedersachsenstadion, Neckarstadion

 


Hosts Brazil continue to head the betting for the 2014 World Cup finals, best price 9/2 to win their sixth World Cup and their first as the host nation. Argentina are also well fancied whilst reigning champions Spain are slightly on the drift following Barcelona and Real Madrid's defeats at the semi-final stage of the Champions League to German opposition, with Germany now around 11/2 with the bookies as a result.

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Ends: 2014-07-13:00.000

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