1978 FIFA World Cup

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1978 FIFA World Cup
Host Nation Argentina
Qualification Dates March 7, 1976-December 11, 1977
Tournament Dates June 1-25, 1978
Champion Argentina
1974 • other tournaments • 1982


The 1982 FIFA World Cup was the 11th FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial football tournament for men's senior national teams, and was played in Argentina.

Publications

Programs
Stage Date Teams Venue
Qualifying October 9, 1976 Switzerland vs. Sweden St. Jakob Stadium
Qualifying October 13, 1976 England vs. Finland Wembley Stadium
Qualifying March 30, 1977 Wales vs. Czechoslovakia Racecourse Ground
Qualifying June 1, 1977 Bulgaria vs. Republic of Ireland Vasil Levski National Stadium
Qualifying September 21, 1977 Scotland vs. Czechoslovakia Hampden Park
Qualifying October 12, 1977 East Germany vs. Austria Aviva Stadium
Qualifying October 12, 1977 Luxembourg vs. England Stade Municipal
Qualifying October 12, 1977 Wales vs. Scotland Anfield
Qualifying November 16, 1977 England vs. Italy Wembley Stadium
Tournament June 1-25, 1978 all Argentina
1978 FIFA World Cup (Argentina) Countries
Champions Argentina
Runners-up Netherlands
Third Place Brazil
Fourth Place Italy
Second Group Stage Austria
First Group Stage Scotland • Sweden
Non-Qualifiers Bulgaria • Czechoslovakia • East Germany • England • Finland • Luxembourg • Republic of Ireland • Switzerland • Wales
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