1978 FIFA World Cup Group B
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1978 FIFA World Cup Group B

Group B of the 1978 FIFA World Cup was one of two groups of nations competing for the de facto semi-finals of the 1978 FIFA World Cup. The group's first round of matches began on 14 June and its last matches were played on 21 June. All six group matches were played either at the Estadio Ciudad de Mendoza in Mendoza, or the Estadio Gigante de Arroyito in Rosario. The group consisted of Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Poland. Argentina advanced to the final match, and Brazil advanced to the third place match.[1]

Qualified teams

The winners of Group 2 and 4 and the runners-up of Group 1 and 3 qualified for Group B of the second round.

Group Winners
2  Poland
4  Peru
Group Runners-up
1  Argentina
3  Brazil

Standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Argentina 3 2 1 0 8 0 +8 5 Advance to final
2  Brazil 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 5 Advance to third place play-off
3  Poland 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 2
4  Peru 3 0 0 3 0 10 −10 0
Source: FIFA

Matches

Brazil vs Peru

Brazil 3-0 Peru
Dirceu Goal 1527
Zico Goal 72 (pen.)
Report
GK 1 Émerson Leão (c)
DF 2 Toninho Substituted off 76
DF 3 Oscar
DF 4 Amaral
DF 16 Rodrigues Neto
MF 17 Batista
MF 5 Toninho Cerezo
MF 11 Dirceu
FW 18 Gil Substituted off 70
FW 19 Jorge Mendonça
FW 20 Roberto Dinamite Yellow card
Substitutions:
MF 8 Zico Substituted in 70
MF 21 Chicão Substituted in 76
Manager:
Cláudio Coutinho

Argentina vs Poland

Argentina 2-0 Poland
Kempes Goal 1671 Report

Peru vs Poland

GK 21 Ramón Quiroga Yellow card 89
DF 4 Héctor Chumpitaz (c)
DF 3 Rodolfo Manzo Yellow card 7
DF 2 Jaime Duarte
DF 14 José Navarro
MF 8 César Cueto
MF 10 Teófilo Cubillas
MF 17 Alfredo Quesada
FW 7 Juan Muñante Substituted off 46
FW 11 Juan Carlos Oblitas
FW 19 Guillermo La Rosa Substituted off 74
Substitutions:
MF 9 Percy Rojas Substituted in 46
FW 20 Hugo Sotil Substituted in 74
Manager:
Marcos Calderón
GK 21 Zygmunt Kukla
DF 3 Henryk Maculewicz
DF 4 Antoni Szymanowski
DF 6 Jerzy Gorgo? Yellow card 59
DF 9 W?adys?aw ?muda
MF 5 Adam Nawa?ka
MF 11 Bohdan Masztaler Substituted off 46
MF 12 Kazimierz Deyna (c)
MF 18 Zbigniew Boniek Yellow card 75 Substituted off 86
FW 16 Grzegorz Lato
FW 17 Andrzej Szarmach
Substitutions:
DF 8 Henryk Kasperczak Substituted in 46
FW 19 W?odzimierz Luba?ski Substituted in 86
Manager:
Jacek Gmoch

Argentina vs Brazil

GK 1 Émerson Leão (c)
DF 2 Toninho
DF 3 Oscar
DF 4 Amaral
DF 16 Rodrigues Neto Substituted off 34
MF 17 Batista
MF 21 Chicão Yellow card
MF 11 Dirceu
FW 18 Gil
FW 19 Jorge Mendonça Substituted off 67
FW 20 Roberto Dinamite
Substitutions:
DF 6 Edinho Yellow card Substituted in 34
MF 8 Zico Yellow card Substituted in 67
Manager:
Cláudio Coutinho

Brazil vs Poland

Brazil 3-1 Poland
Nelinho Goal 13
Roberto Dinamite Goal 5863
Report Lato Goal 45
GK 1 Émerson Leão (c)
DF 13 Nelinho
DF 3 Oscar
DF 4 Amaral
DF 2 Toninho
MF 17 Batista
MF 5 Toninho Cerezo Yellow card Substituted off 77
MF 8 Zico Substituted off 7
FW 11 Dirceu
FW 18 Gil
FW 20 Roberto Dinamite
Substitutions:
FW 19 Jorge Mendonça Yellow card Substituted in 7
MF 10 Rivellino Substituted in 77
Manager:
Cláudio Coutinho

Argentina vs Peru

Argentina 6-0 Peru
Kempes Goal 2149
Tarantini Goal 43
Luque Goal 5072
Houseman Goal 67
Report

References

  1. ^ "1978 World Cup". fifa.com. Retrieved 2018.

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