1974 Soccer World Cup - Group A, Second Round

National teams, games, goals and standings from Group A of the second round stage played in the 1974 FIFA World Cup, including details of points, games won and lost and goals scored and received.

Group A, National Teams

Argentina
Argentina
Brazil
Brazil
East Germany
East Germany
Holland
Holland

Group A, Standings

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Standing
National Team
PTS GP W D L GS GA GD Qualified
1. Holland Holland 6 3 3 0 0 8 0 8 Yes
2. Brazil Brazil 4 3 2 0 1 3 3 0 Yes
3. East Germany East Germany 1 3 0 1 2 1 4 -3 No
4. Argentina Argentina 1 3 0 1 2 2 7 -5 No

Note: until the 1990 World Cup each win was worth 2 points, after that each win is worth 3 points.

Abbreviations:
PTS = Points / GP = Games played / W = Wins / D = Draws / L = Losses
GF = Goals For / GA = Goals against / GD = Goal Difference

Group A, Games Played

Game
Date
Results
1.
Jun 26, 1974
Brazil
Brazil
East Germany
East Germany
60'
Rivelino
2.
Jun 26, 1974
Holland
Holland
Argentina
Argentina
10'
Johan Cruyff
25'
Ruud Krol
73'
Johnny Rep
90'
Johan Cruyff
3.
Jun 30, 1974
East Germany
East Germany
Holland
Holland
7'
Johan Neeskens
59'
Rob Rensenbrink
4.
Jun 30, 1974
Argentina
Argentina
Brazil
Brazil
32'
Rivelino
35'
Miguel Brindisi
49'
Jairzinho
5.
Jul 03, 1974
Argentina
Argentina
East Germany
East Germany
14'
Joachim Streich
20'
Rene Houseman
6.
Jul 03, 1974
Holland
Holland
Brazil
Brazil
50'
Johan Neeskens
65'
Johan Cruyff