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 teamsEdit

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

StandingsEdit

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

MatchesEdit

Brazil vs PeruEdit

Brazil  3–0  Peru
Dirceu   15'27'
Zico   72' (pen.)
Report
GK 1 Émerson Leão (c)
DF 2 Toninho   76'
DF 3 Oscar
DF 4 Amaral
DF 16 Rodrigues Neto
MF 17 Batista
MF 5 Toninho Cerezo
MF 11 Dirceu
FW 18 Gil   70'
FW 19 Jorge Mendonça
FW 20 Roberto Dinamite  
Substitutions:
MF 8 Zico   70'
MF 21 Chicão   76'
Manager:
Cláudio Coutinho
GK 21 Ramón Quiroga
DF 4 Héctor Chumpitaz (c)
DF 3 Rodolfo Manzo
DF 2 Jaime Duarte
DF 5 Rubén Díaz   11'
MF 6 José Velásquez  
MF 8 César Cueto
MF 10 Teófilo Cubillas
FW 7 Juan Muñante
FW 11 Juan Carlos Oblitas   46'
FW 19 Guillermo La Rosa
Substitutions:
DF 14 José Navarro   11'
FW 9 Percy Rojas   46'
Manager:
Marcos Calderón

Argentina vs PolandEdit

Argentina  2–0  Poland
Kempes   16'71' Report
GK 5 Ubaldo Fillol
DF 19 Daniel Passarella (c)
DF 7 Luis Galván
DF 20 Alberto Tarantini
DF 15 Jorge Olguín
MF 6 Américo Gallego   80'
MF 2 Osvaldo Ardiles
MF 21 José Daniel Valencia   46'
FW 9 René Houseman   83'
FW 10 Mario Kempes
FW 4 Daniel Bertoni
Substitutions:
MF 22 Ricardo Villa   46'
FW 16 Oscar Alberto Ortiz   83'
Manager:
César Luis Menotti
GK 1 Jan Tomaszewski
DF 8 Henryk Kasperczak
DF 9 Władysław Żmuda
DF 3 Henryk Maculewicz   75'
DF 4 Antoni Szymanowski
MF 5 Adam Nawałka
MF 11 Bohdan Masztaler   64'
MF 12 Kazimierz Deyna (c)
MF 18 Zbigniew Boniek
FW 16 Grzegorz Lato
FW 17 Andrzej Szarmach
Substitutions:
FW 2 Włodzimierz Mazur   64'
Manager:
Jacek Gmoch

Peru vs PolandEdit

Peru  0–1  Poland
Report A. Szarmach   65'
GK 21 Ramón Quiroga   89'
DF 4 Héctor Chumpitaz (c)
DF 3 Rodolfo Manzo   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   46'
FW 11 Juan Carlos Oblitas
FW 19 Guillermo La Rosa   74'
Substitutions:
MF 9 Percy Rojas   46'
FW 20 Hugo Sotil   74'
Manager:
Marcos Calderón
GK 21 Zygmunt Kukla
DF 3 Henryk Maculewicz
DF 4 Antoni Szymanowski
DF 6 Jerzy Gorgoń   59'
DF 9 Władysław Żmuda
MF 5 Adam Nawałka
MF 11 Bohdan Masztaler   46'
MF 12 Kazimierz Deyna (c)
MF 18 Zbigniew Boniek   75'   86'
FW 16 Grzegorz Lato
FW 17 Andrzej Szarmach
Substitutions:
DF 8 Henryk Kasperczak   46'
FW 19 Włodzimierz Lubański   86'
Manager:
Jacek Gmoch

Argentina vs BrazilEdit

Argentina  0–0  Brazil
Report
GK 5 Ubaldo Fillol
DF 19 Daniel Passarella (c)
DF 7 Luis Galván
DF 20 Alberto Tarantini
DF 15 Jorge Olguín
MF 6 Américo Gallego
MF 2 Osvaldo Ardiles   46'
MF 10 Mario Kempes
FW 4 Daniel Bertoni
FW 16 Oscar Alberto Ortiz   60'
FW 14 Leopoldo Luque
Substitutions:
MF 22 Ricardo Villa     46'
FW 1 Norberto Alonso   60'
Manager:
César Luis Menotti
GK 1 Émerson Leão (c)
DF 2 Toninho
DF 3 Oscar
DF 4 Amaral
DF 16 Rodrigues Neto   34'
MF 17 Batista
MF 21 Chicão  
MF 11 Dirceu
FW 18 Gil
FW 19 Jorge Mendonça   67'
FW 20 Roberto Dinamite
Substitutions:
DF 6 Edinho     34'
MF 8 Zico     67'
Manager:
Cláudio Coutinho

Brazil vs PolandEdit

Brazil  3–1  Poland
Nelinho   13'
Roberto Dinamite   58'63'
Report Lato   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     77'
MF 8 Zico   7'
FW 11 Dirceu
FW 18 Gil
FW 20 Roberto Dinamite
Substitutions:
FW 19 Jorge Mendonça     7'
MF 10 Rivellino   77'
Manager:
Cláudio Coutinho
GK 21 Zygmunt Kukla
DF 4 Antoni Szymanowski
DF 9 Władysław Żmuda
DF 6 Jerzy Gorgoń
DF 3 Henryk Maculewicz
MF 5 Adam Nawałka
MF 8 Henryk Kasperczak   64'
MF 12 Kazimierz Deyna (c)
MF 18 Zbigniew Boniek
FW 16 Grzegorz Lato
FW 17 Andrzej Szarmach
Substitutions:
FW 19 Włodzimierz Lubański   64'
Manager:
Jacek Gmoch

Argentina vs PeruEdit

Argentina  6–0  Peru
Kempes   21'49'
Tarantini   43'
Luque   50'72'
Houseman   67'
Report
GK 5 Ubaldo Fillol
DF 19 Daniel Passarella (c)
DF 7 Luis Galván
DF 20 Alberto Tarantini
DF 15 Jorge Olguín
MF 6 Américo Gallego   85'
MF 12 Omar Larrosa
MF 10 Mario Kempes
FW 4 Daniel Bertoni   64'
FW 16 Oscar Alberto Ortiz
FW 14 Leopoldo Luque
Substitutions:
FW 9 René Houseman   64'
MF 17 Miguel Oviedo   85'
Manager:
César Luis Menotti
GK 21 Ramón Quiroga
DF 4 Héctor Chumpitaz (c)
DF 3 Rodolfo Manzo
DF 2 Jaime Duarte
DF 22 Roberto Rojas
MF 17 Alfredo Quesada  
MF 6 José Velásquez     51'
MF 8 César Cueto
FW 7 Juan Muñante
FW 11 Juan Carlos Oblitas
FW 10 Teófilo Cubillas
Substitutions:
FW 16 Raúl Gorriti   51'
Manager:
Marcos Calderón

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1978 World Cup". fifa.com. Retrieved 3 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)