1974 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 7

Group 7 consisted of three of the 32 teams entered into the European zone:[1] Greece, Spain, and Yugoslavia. These three 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. This group required a play-off to decide the winner.

As of 2022, this was the last time Spain failed to qualify for the World Cup finals.

StandingsEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1=   Spain 4 2 2 0 8 5 +3 6
1=   Yugoslavia 4 2 2 0 7 4 +3 6
3   Greece 4 0 0 4 5 11 −6 0

MatchesEdit

Spain  2–2  Yugoslavia
Amancio   30'
Asensi   89'
Report Bajević   52', 60'
Referee: Walker (England)

Yugoslavia  1–0  Greece
Aćimović   14' Report

Greece  2–3  Spain
Domazos   41'
Koudas   56'
Report Valdez   40', 86'
Claramunt   65'

Spain  3–1  Greece
Claramunt   29'
Sol   39'
Martínez   78'
Report Antoniadis   37'
Referee: Kitabdjian (France)

Yugoslavia  0–0  Spain
Report
Referee: Linemayr (Austria)

Greece  2–4  Yugoslavia
Eleftherakis   29'
Katalinski   44' (o.g.)
Report Bajević   12'
Karasi   15', 90'
Šurjak   62'

Spain and Yugoslavia finished level on points and goal difference, and a play-off on neutral ground was played to decide who would qualify.

Yugoslavia  1–0  Spain
Katalinski   13' Report
Referee: Loraux (Belgium)

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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