Tournament Details


Details:
Host country: Germany
Dates: 13 June 1974 - 07 July 1974
Teams: 16

Stages:
Round 1: 16 teams split in 4 groups of 4.
Group 1 | Group 2 | Group 3 | Group 4
Round 2: 8 teams split in 2 groups of 4.
Group A | Group B
Round 3: 2 Team Playoff
Playoffs

Notes:
  • The tournament marked the first time that the current trophy, the FIFA World Cup Trophy, created by the Italian sculptor Silvio Gazzaniga, was awarded.


    Qualification:
          Countries qualified for World Cup       Country failed to qualify       Countries that did not enter World Cup       Country not a FIFA member
    Qualified Teams:
    Placing ELO Rating Team Coach Region
    1 1190 West Germany Helmut Schön UEFA
    2 1167 Netherlands Rinus Michels UEFA
    3 1146 Poland Kazimierz Górski UEFA
    4 1034 Brazil Mário Zagallo CONMEBOL
    17 955 Argentina Vladislao Cap CONMEBOL
    17 919 Australia Ralé RaĊĦic OFC
    17 950 Bulgaria Hristo Mladenov UEFA
    17 971 Chile Luis Alamos CONMEBOL
    17 1001 East Germany Georg Buschner UEFA
    17 861 Haiti Antoine Tassy CONCACAF
    17 1013 Italy Ferruccio Valcareggi UEFA
    17 1043 Scotland Willie Ormond UEFA
    17 1019 Sweden Georg Ericson UEFA
    17 913 Uruguay Roberto Porta CONMEBOL
    17 964 Yugoslavia Miljan Miljanic UEFA
    17 854 Zaire Blagoja Vidinic CAF