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Argentina 1978 World Cup Betting

1978 FIFA World CupYear: 1978

Participants: 16

Countries: Austria, Argentina, Brazil, France, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, West Germany

Championship: Argentina 3, Netherlands 1 (overtime)

Top goal scorer: Mario Kempes, Argentina (6)

The soccer-crazy country of Argentina was rewarded as its national team beat the Netherlands in a heated 3-1 battle in the final in Buenos Aires. The Dutch were helpless against the stellar play of goaltender Ubaldo Fillol and hurt by referee Sergio Gonella, who often seemed like an extra attacker for Argentina with his blatant calls. In fact, controversial officiating plagued much of this World Cup, and there was much scuttlebutt that there was no way Argentina would have won this Cup in any other country.

The deck seemed to be stacked against Brazil, which was in a second-round group with Argentina, which beat Peru 6-0 in one of the most controversial games in Cup history. Argentina needed to win by at least four goals to advance, and it won by six against Quiroga, Peru's Argentine goaltender. It seemed to many that Peru simply had given the home team the necessary margin of victory. Also, Argentina stayed at one venue for the entire Cup, while every other team had to travel.

The Cup was played two years after the military coup that ousted former Argentine president Isabel Peron, but concerns about terrorism turned to relief when the Cup ended without incident.

World Cup Argentina 1978 Schedule and Results

Group 1 Results
Italy vs France 2-1 (June 2, Mar Del Plata)
Argentina vs Hungary 2-1 (June 2, River Plate)
Italy vs Hungary 3-1 (June 6, Mar Del Plata)
Argentina vs France 2-1 (June 6, River Plate)
France vs Hungary 3-1 (June 10, Mar Del Plata)
Italy vs Argentina 1-0 (June 10, River Plate)
Group 1 Standing
Team GP W D L GS GC P
Italy 3 3 0 0 6 2 6
Argentina 3 2 0 1 4 3 4
France 3 1 0 2 5 5 2
Hungary 3 0 0 3 3 8 0

 

Group 2 Results
Fed. Rep. of Ger. vs Poland 0-0 (June 1, River Plate)
Tunisia vs Mexico 3-1 (June 2, New Rosario)
Poland vs Tunisia 1-0 (June 6, New Rosario)
Fed. Rep. of Ger. vs Mexico 6-0 (June 6, La Plata)
Poland vs Mexico 3-1 (June 10, New Rosario)
Fed. Rep. of Ger. vs Tunisia 0-0 (June 10, La Plata)
Group 2 Standing
Team GP W D L GS GC P
Poland 3 2 1 0 4 1 5
Fed. Rep. of Ger. 3 1 2 0 6 0 4
Tunisia 3 1 1 1 3 2 3
Mexico 3 0 0 3 2 12 0

 

Group 3 Results
Austria vs Spain 2-1 (June 3, Jose Amalfitani)
Sweden vs Brazil 1-1 (June 3, Mar Del Plata)
Austria vs Sweden 1-0 (June 7, Jose Amalfitani)
Brazil vs Spain 0-0 (June 7, Mar Del Plata)
Spain vs Sweden 1-0 (June 11, Jose Amalfitani)
Brazil vs Austria 1-0 (June 11, Mar Del Plata)
Group 3 Standing
Team GP W D L GS GC P
Austria 3 2 0 1 3 2 4
Brazil 3 1 2 0 2 1 4
Spain 3 1 1 1 2 2 3
Sweden 3 0 1 2 1 3 1

 

Group 4 Results
Netherlands vs Iran 3-0 (June 3, Mendoza)
Peru vs Scotland 3-1 (June 3, La Plata)
Scotland vs Iran 1-1 (June 7, La Plata)
Netherlands vs Peru 0-0 (June 7, Mendoza)
Scotland vs Netherlands 3-2 (June 11, Mendoza)
Peru vs Iran 4-1 (June 11, La Plata)
Group 4 Standing
Team GP W D L GS GC P
Peru 3 2 1 0 7 2 5
Netherlands 3 1 1 1 5 3 3
Scotland 3 1 1 1 5 6 3
Iran 3 0 1 2 2 8 1

 

Group A Results
Fed. Rep. of Ger. vs Italy 0-0 (June 14, River Plate)
Netherlands vs Austria 5-1 (June 14, La Plata)
Fed. Rep. of Ger. vs Netherlands 2-2 (June 18, La Plata)
Italy vs Austria 1-0 (June 18, River Plate)
Netherlands vs Italy 2-1 (June 21, River Plate)
Austria vs Fed. Rep. of Ger. 3-2 (June 21, La Plata)

 

Group A Standing
Team GP W D L GS GC P
Netherlands 3 2 1 0 9 4 5
Italy 3 1 1 1 2 2 3
Fed. Rep. of Ger. 3 0 2 1 4 5 2
Austria 3 1 0 2 4 8 2

 

Group B Results
Brazil vs Peru 3-0 (June 14, Mendoza)
Argentina vs Poland 2-0 (June 14, New Rosario)
Poland vs Peru 1-0 (June 18, Mendoza)
Argentina vs Brazil 0-0 (June 18, New Rosario)
Argentina vs Peru 6-0 (June 21, New Rosario)
Brazil vs Poland 3-1 (June 21, Mendoza)

 

Group B Standing
Team GP W D L GS GC P
Argentina 3 2 1 0 8 0 5
Brazil 3 2 1 0 6 1 5
Poland 3 1 0 2 2 5 2
Peru 3 0 0 3 0 10 0

 

3rd. / 4th. Placing
Brazil vs Italy 2-1 (June 24, River Plate)

 

Final
Argentina vs Netherlands 3-1 AET (June 25, River Plate)

 

Statistics:
World Cup Champions: Argentina
Runners Up: Netherlands
Highest Scoring Game: Argentina vs. Peru 6-0 (Group B) Fed. Rep. of Ger. vs. Mexico 6-0 (Group 2) Netherlands vs. Austria 5-1 (Group A)
Total Goals Scored: 102
Av. Goals Per Match: 2.68
Top Scorer: Mario Kempes, Argentina-6 Goals
Best Scorers in 1 game: Rob Rensenbrink, Netherlands Teofilo Cubillas, Peru-3 Goals
Highest Attendance: 71.712 (Italy-Argentina, Group 1)
Total Attendance: 1.546.151
Average Attendance: 40.688
Debut Appearance: Iran, Tunisia
Stadiums Used: Mar Del Plata, New Rosario, La Plata, River Plate, Jose Amalfitani, Mendoza

 


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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