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FIFA World Cup 1978 Group 2

 

fifa world cup 1978 posterPoland, who had finished third in 1974, topped the group while the holders, West Germany finished in second place. Tunisia were the surprise package of the group, beating Mexico convincingly and taking a point off West Germany.

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West Germany

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Poland

West Germany 0 Poland 0

Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires (67,579)
1 June 1978

It was now FIFA's policy for the holders rather than the host nation to kick off the tournament. As usual caution and nerves got the better of the teams who ground out an uninspiring goalless draw.

 

tunisia 1978 world cup

Tunisia

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Mexico

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Tunisia 3 Mexico 1

Estadio Gigante de Arroyito, Rosario (17,396)
2 June 1978

Vázquez Ayala put Mexico into the lead with a penalty at the end of the first half. Ten minutes after the break Ali Kaabi equalised with a neat shot from the edge of the area. With ten minutes to go, Ghommidh found himself unmarked on the left and slotted the ball past Mexico's goalkeeper. Six minutes later Mexico's defenders failed to spot Dhouieb running through on the right, where he picked up a pass and chipped the ball into the net.

Mexico's kits carried the Levi's brand.

(Andre Silva)

 

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West Germany

Mexico

West Germany 6 Mexico 0

Estadio Chateau Carreras, Córdoba (35,258)
6 June 1978

There was no sign of nerves this time out for West Germany, who took Mexico apart with clinical precision.

 

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Poland

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Tunisia

Poland 1 Tunisia 0

Estadio Gigante de Arroyito, Rosario (17,396)
6 June 1978

Poland's star striker, Grzegorz Lato scored the decisive goal after 41 minutes.

 

west germany 1978 world cup

West Germany

tunisia 1978 world cup

Tunisia

West Germany 0 Tunisia 0

Estadio Chateau Carreras, Córdoba (30,667)
10 June 1978

West Germany were already through to the next phase so were not inclined to take any risks but this poor result meant they would finish behind Poland.

(Andre Silva)

 

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Poland

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Mexico

Poland 3 Mexico 1

Estadio Gigante de Arroyito, Rosario (22,651)
10 June 1978

Boniek put Poland ahead as half time approached but Mexico equalised six minutes after the break. Deyna restored Poland's lead after 55 minutes and Boniek sealed it up seven minutes from time. Mexico went home without a point but if there had been a prize for the team with the biggest hair, they would have walked away with it.

 
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