1978 Soccer World Cup - Group A, Second Round

National teams, games, goals and standings from Group A of the second round stage played in the 1978 FIFA World Cup, including details of points, games won and lost and goals scored and received.

Group A, National Teams

Austria
Austria
Holland
Holland
Italy
Italy
West Germany
West Germany

Group A, Standings

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Standing
National Team
PTS GP W D L GS GA GD Qualified
1. Holland Holland 5 3 2 1 0 9 4 5 Yes
2. Italy Italy 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 Yes
3. West Germany West Germany 2 3 0 2 1 4 5 -1 No
4. Austria Austria 2 3 1 0 2 4 8 -4 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 14, 1978
West Germany
West Germany
Italy
Italy
2.
Jun 14, 1978
Holland
Holland
Austria
Austria
6'
Ernie Brandts
35'
Rob Rensenbrink
(pen)
36'
Johnny Rep
53'
Johnny Rep
79'
Erich Obermayer
82'
Willy Van De Kerkhof
3.
Jun 18, 1978
West Germany
West Germany
Holland
Holland
3'
Ruediger Abramczik
27'
Arie Haan
70'
Dieter Mueller
84'
Rene Van De Kerkhof
4.
Jun 18, 1978
Italy
Italy
Austria
Austria
14'
Paolo Rossi
5.
Jun 21, 1978
Austria
Austria
West Germany
West Germany
19'
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
59'
Berti Vogts
(own goal)
66'
Hans Krankl
68'
Bernd Hoelzenbein
87'
Hans Krankl
6.
Jun 21, 1978
Holland
Holland
Italy
Italy
18'
Ernie Brandts
(own goal)
50'
Ernie Brandts
75'
Arie Haan