London, England. Mexico and Argentina 4 Nationa were selected for the bidding process and Argentina was chosen as the host nation by FIFA on 6 July 1966. Argentina is a large South American nation. This is the eighth-largest country in the world. Football or soccer is the most popular sport.
The 1978 FIFA World Cup was won by Argentina who beat the Netherlands 3–1. Total of 16 teams qualified for this tournament. This tournament was the also last world cup to use the original inclusion of 16 teams. Mario Kempes was most successor player of the tournament.
Eight locations were preselected in 1972; six of them were chosen for the finals in addition to La Plata and Tucuman. The “one-of-a-kind stadium” that La Plata, the city of the diagonals, had pledged to build was abandoned by internal bidding by 1974. In 2003, the Estadio Ciudad de La Plata was lastly finished.
1978 FIFA World Cup, Argentina
In this tournament 16 teams (from 5 confederations) qualify and select in 6 venues and 5 host cities. The opening game between holders West Germany and Poland on 1st June Top scorer of the world cup was Mario Kempes with 6 goals. Antonio Cabrini was selected for best young Player. Argentina football teams have win Fair-play award.
Qualification Team for FIFA World 1978
Africa- 1 teams
Asia- 1 Teams
Europe- 10 Teams
North America, Central America, and the Caribbean- 1 Teams
South America- 3 Team
1978 FIFA World Cup Quick facts
It was the last world cup of FIFA when 16 teams qualify in the tournament(next to World Cup will be conducted in Spain and 24 teams participate in the tournament).
Argentina was the fifth team who won the World Cup(after Uruguay, Italy, England and West Germany).
Gauchito was the official Mascot. A boy wearing Argentina’s kit. his hat (with the words ARGENTINA ’78), neckerchief and whip are typical of gauchos.
Third place- Brazil
Fourth place- Italy
|FIFA CUP 1978|
|Total Match dates||1–25 June (25 days)|
|Venues||6 (5 Host cities)|
|Automatically qualified||Argentina (host)and West Germany(the defending champion)|
Qualification and Awards Of World Cup
|Qualified||16 (from 5 confederations)|
|Best young player||Antonio Cabrini (Italian)|
|Adidas Golden Boot||
1974 FIFA world cup ball
1978 FIFA world cup Football
World Cup 1978 Stadiums
- Estadio Monumental
- Estadio Jose Amalfitani
- Estadio Cordoba
Mar del Plata
- Estadio José María Minella
- Estadio Gigante de Arroyito
- Estadio Ciudad de Mendoza