1974 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 4

Group 4 consisted of four of the 32 teams entered into the European zone:[1] Albania, East Germany, Finland, and Romania. These four teams competed on a home-and-away basis for one of the 9.5 spots in the final tournament allocated to the European zone, with the group's winner claiming the place in the finals.

StandingsEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   East Germany 6 5 0 1 18 3 +15 10
2   Romania 6 4 1 1 17 4 +13 9
3   Finland 6 1 1 4 3 21 −18 3
4   Albania 6 1 0 5 3 13 −10 2

MatchesEdit

Finland  1–0  Albania
Toivola   13' Report
Referee: Lööw (Sweden)

Finland  1–1  Romania
Rissanen   86' Report Nunweiller   52'
Referee: Eksztajn (Poland)

East Germany  5–0  Finland
Kreische   26'
Sparwasser   68', 86'
Streich   70', 76'
Report
Referee: Radunchev (Bulgaria)

Romania  2–0  Albania
Dobrin   38'
Dembrovschi   41'
Report
Referee: Vamvacopoulos (Greece)

East Germany  2–0  Albania
Streich   62'
Sparwasser   69'
Report
Referee: Helies (France)

Albania  1–4  Romania
Bizi   87' Report Dumitru   12'
Dumitrache   25', 57' (pen.)
Țarălungă   72'
Referee: Raus (Yugoslavia)

Romania  1–0  East Germany
Dumitrache   53' Report
Referee: Linemayr (Austria)

Finland  1–5  East Germany
Manninen   88' Report Streich   7', 30'
Löwe   44'
Ducke   75'
Kreische   83'
Referee: Kazakov (Soviet Union)

East Germany  2–0  Romania
Bransch   42', 64' Report

Albania  1–0  Finland
Rragami   25' (pen.) Report
Referee: Angonese (Italy)

Romania  9–0  Finland
Dumitru   6'
Marcu   8', 42'
Sandu   25', 65'
Dumitrache   45', 63'
Pantea   55'
Georgescu   81'
Report
Referee: Emsberger (Hungary)

Albania  1–4  East Germany
Gjika  15' Report Streich   5', 35'
Löwe   62'
Sparwasser   77'
Referee: Bonett (Malta)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Only 31 of the entered teams actually competed in the qualification tournament: West Germany qualified for the World Cup automatically as host.

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