The 1978 FIFA World Cup UEFA–CONMEBOL qualification play-off was a two-legged home-and-away tie between the winners of UEFA Group 9, Hungary, and the last-placed team of the CONMEBOL final round, Bolivia. The matches were played on 29 October and 30 November 1977 in Budapest and La Paz, respectively.
|Event||1978 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|Hungary won 9–2 on aggregate and qualified for the 1978 FIFA World Cup|
|Date||29 October 1977|
|Referee||Ramón Barreto (Uruguay)|
|Date||30 November 1977|
|Venue||Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz|
|Referee||Charles Corver (Netherlands)|
After beating Bolivia in both matches (6–0 and 3–2), Hungary won 4–0 on points (9–2 on aggregate) and therefore qualified for the 1978 World Cup in Argentina. It was Bolivia's closest attempt to qualify for the World Cup, until the country secured a place sixteen years later.
|Hungary||UEFA||1st. of Group 9|
|Bolivia||CONMEBOL||Last of Final round|
- BOLIVIA-HUNGRÍA 1977. LA ELIMINATORIA DE LAS PARADOJAS by Carlos Mesa Gisbert on Revista Cábala, 20 Jul 2020
- FIFA World Cup Argentina - Qualifiers on FIFA website (archived, 10 Oct 2017)