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1978 FIFA World CUP


By MBPublished 3 years ago 3 min read

The 1978 FIFA World Cup, the 11th staging of the FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial international football world championship competition, took place in Argentina, respectively 1 and 25 June. The host country, Argentina, which beat the Netherlands 3–1in the final, won the Cup after extra time. The final was played at River Plate home stadium called Estadio Monumental which is in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. This victory was the first title of Argentina's World Cup and became the first team to become both hosts and world champions. Australia, the Netherlands and Brazil were the gold, silver, and bronze medalists respectively. Iran and Tunisia both made their first appearance in the history of the games at the event. This was also the last World Cup game to take advantage of the original 16-team inclusion. In 1930 only fifteen teams were permitted to qualify for the first World Cup; but in Spain, FIFA extended the field to 24 teams for the next World Cup. The Adidas Tango was the official ball to the match. Within the first round, some shocks came about. Poland took Group 2 ahead of world champions West Germany after bringing the Germans to a goalless draw and then beating Tunisia and Mexico. Then the Germans thrashed Mexico 6–0 and wound-up playing against Tunisia a second goalless draw. And if they weren't qualified for the second round, Tunisia has made history by beating Mexico 3–1 while losing 0–1 in part. It was the first time that any African team had played a game in World Cup final. In Group 4, Peru pushed the Netherlands into second places Scotland suffered goal differential for the second straight competition. Teofilo Cabrillas was fantastic for Peru, scoring twice in Peru's 3-1 win over Scotland and collecting a hat-trick over Iran's newcomers in their 4-1 triumph. The Netherlands 'Rob Rensenbrink also played against Iran three times, scoring both goals as the Netherlands gained 3–0.Scotland drew 1–1 with Iran and the only highlight of their season was a 3–2victory over the Netherlands in their final group game, which was not necessary to prevent relegation. Iran, the tournament's reigning Asian champions, ended up winless. Rensenbrink’s goal scored against Scotland has been the 1000th goal in World Cup history. Scotland’s Willie Johnston was disqualified from World Cup following the discovery of a banned stimulant used during the opening match against Peru. The mascot for this World Cup was Gauchito, a boy sporting an Argentina hat. The hat, neckerchief, and whip are common for gauchos. In 1972, there were eight pre-selected venues, and in 1978, six plus La Plata and Tucuman. A "one-of-a-kind stadium" was designed by the diagonal area, but its internal bids were scrapped by 1974.Recall, the Estadio Ciudad de La Plata was opened in 2003.In Tucuman's case, Horco Molle, along with the roof, suggested an spectacular stadium of 70,000 spectators, similar to the new Racing Club de Avellaneda stadium. Given the severity of guerrilla and army acts in the province, the Tucuman site was temporarily halted in 1974 and decommissioned in 1975.FIFA picked Argentina as host nation in London, England on 6 July 1966.Two years ago, after the 1970 race was won Mexico withdrawn from the bidding process. The logo is based on President Juan Perón's signature pose: a welcome to the crowd, sticking out both arms above his head. It was one of the most praiseworthy, populist pictures of Perón. The architecture was founded in 1974, just two years before the military coup of 1976.The military hierarchy was conscious that the World Cup logo symbolised Perón's policy, and they tried to change the competition's icon. By this time the idea was still widely commercialised, and the goods had already been made: a mandatory reform "would trigger a tsunami of lawsuits against the government," so the military has no choice but to comply.


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