13 June 1974 - 07 July 1974
Round 1: 16 teams split in 4 groups of 4.
Round 2: 8 teams split in 2 groups of 4.
Round 3: 2 Team Playoff
The tournament marked the first time that the current trophy, the FIFA World Cup Trophy, created by the Italian sculptor Silvio Gazzaniga, was awarded.
Countries qualified for World Cup
Country failed to qualify Countries
that did not enter World Cup Country not a FIFA member