1974 WAFO World Cup

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1974 WAFO World Cup
1970 1978
Tournament details
Host country Latflag.png Latina
Teams 24
Venue(s) 16 in 13 host cities
Final positions
Champions Latflag.png Latina
Runners-up Kalm flag.svg Kalm
Third Place Flag of Castellan.png Castellán
Fourth Place Unknown Flag.png Undecided
Tournament statistics
Matches played 42
Goals scored 160 (3.8 per match)
Atendance  ? (? per match)
Top scorer(s) Unknown Flag.png Undecided (5 goals)
Best player Gustavo Vogalo y Venerabo Latflag.png Latina
Best young player will follow
Best goalkeeper Aage Guldbrandsen Latflag.png Latina
Fair play award Luciano Flag FA.png Ardisphere
Work in progress This list is incomplete. It will be expanded in the future.

The 1974 World Cup was hosted by Latina. This cup was the first with 24 teams. The logo shows the foot, the ball and the goal and CM 74 for "el copa del mundo 1974". The team of Latina win the tournament with the "Legendary Eleven".


In this new format, in the first round, the 24 teams are divided in six groups of four. The two best ones in each group go to the next stage. Here in four groups of three the winner of each group play in the semifinals. The two losers in semi-finals play a match to decide the 3rd place and the winner in the final. The best four teams so plays 7 games.

Hard fighting in the first round Mergany - Ismikk 0:0 at 13/06/1974

As with the former tournaments, each team's squad consisted of 23 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers). Each participating national association had to confirm their final 23-player squad no later than 10 days before the start of the tournament. Teams were permitted to make late replacements in the event of serious injury, at any time up to 24 hours before their first game. During a match, all remaining squad members not named in the starting team were available to be one of the three permitted substitutions (provided the player is not serving a suspension).

Host Cities

In each group are played two games a day. Therefore the games of each group are in two stadiums nearby. Always both games at the third playing day are beginning at the same time to avoid unfair tacticts of two teams agaist a third.

The four groups in the second round play

  • Group G = National-stadium in Latina (Cidudad)
  • Group H = stadium in Gentofte [12]
  • Group J = stadium in Delta [13]
  • Group K = stadium "nacional este" in Porto Colon [14]

The both half-finals are played out in Cordoba and in Porto Colon

The match for place three was in Latina-Palermo [[15]] and the final then again in the national-stadium of Latina (Cidudad)

First round

Group A

Group A was dominated by Latina. Everybody means, that this team will get the first place. And they do it with bravour. The first opening game of Latina was played at early afternoon, the other 5 games of the day at the evening of this thursday.

Group A
Latflag.png Latina Mergany Flag.png Mergany Lost country.png Ismikk Unknown Flag.png Undecided
Date Home Score Away Venue
13/06/1974 Latflag.png Latina 4:0 Unknown Flag.png Undecided National stadium Latina
13/06/1974 Mergany Flag.png Mergany 0:0 Lost country.png Ismikk Saguset
16/06/1974 Latflag.png Latina 3:1 Mergany Flag.png Mergany National stadium Latina
16/06/1974 Lost country.png Ismikk 1:1 Unknown Flag.png Undecided Saguset
19/06/1974 Latflag.png Latina 4:1 Lost country.png Ismikk National stadium Latina
19/06/1974 Mergany Flag.png Mergany 2:1 Unknown Flag.png Undecided Saguset
Final Ranking Group A
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Latflag.png Latina 6 Pts 3 3 0 0 11 2 9
Mergany Flag.png Mergany 3 Pts 3 1 1 1 3 4 -1
Lost country.png Ismikk 3 Pts 3 0 2 1 2 5 -3
Unknown Flag.png Undecided 1 Pt 3 0 1 2 2 6 -4

Group B

Group B was an open group. All 4 teams could be able, to reach the second round. Brasonia has to play in the far west of Latina, but nevertheless here are many fans for the neighbour. More clear as thought Pretany win the three games.

Group B
Flsg.jpg Pretany 2band brasonia.jpg Brasonia GobrassanyaFlag01.png Gobrassanya Unknown Flag.png Undecided
Date Home Score Away Venue
13/06/1974 Flsg.jpg Pretany 2:1 2band brasonia.jpg Brasonia Cordoba Municipal
13/06/1974 GobrassanyaFlag01.png Gobrassanya 1:1 Unknown Flag.png Undecided Cordoba FC 96
16/06/1974 Flsg.jpg Pretany 2:0 Unknown Flag.png Undecided Cordoba Municipal
16/06/1974 GobrassanyaFlag01.png Gobrassanya 1:3 2band brasonia.jpg Brasonia Cordoba FC 96
19/06/1974 Flsg.jpg Pretany 2:1 GobrassanyaFlag01.png Gobrassanya Cordoba Municipal
19/06/1974 2band brasonia.jpg Brasonia 3:1 Unknown Flag.png Undecided Cordoba FC 96
Final Ranking Group B
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Flsg.jpg Pretany 6 Pts 3 3 0 0 6 2 4
2band brasonia.jpg Brasonia 4 Pts 3 2 0 1 7 4 3
GobrassanyaFlag01.png Gobrassanya 1 Pt 3 0 1 2 3 6 -3
Unknown Flag.png Undecided 1 Pt 3 0 1 2 2 5 -2

Group C

Group C was seen clear for Karolia. The team of Archata continent, Zylanda, has in Latina a lot of sympathy, but the last better places for Zylanda are long ago. But what surprise: This team reached the second round and this with only 2 points, but with the better difference of goals.

Group C
Karolia flag.png Karolia Unknown Flag.png Undecided 1 FLAGZYL.png Zylanda Unknown Flag.png Undecided 2
Date Home Score Away Venue
14/06/1974 Karolia flag.png Karolia 2:1 FLAGZYL.png Zylanda Du Bois
14/06/1974 Unknown Flag.png Undecided 1 2:2 Unknown Flag.png Undecided 2 Mendoza
19/06/1974 Karolia flag.png Karolia 3:1 Unknown Flag.png Undecided 1 Du Bois
19/06/1974 FLAGZYL.png Zylanda 1:1 Unknown Flag.png Undecided 2 Mendoza
22/06/1974 Karolia flag.png Karolia 2:0 Unknown Flag.png Undecided 2 Du Bois
22/06/1974 FLAGZYL.png Zylanda 2:2 Unknown Flag.png Undecided 1 Mendoza
Final Ranking Group C
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Karolia flag.png Karolia 6 Pts 3 3 0 0 8 2 6
FLAGZYL.png Zylanda 2 Pts 3 0 2 1 4 5 1
Unknown Flag.png Undecided 1 2 Pts 3 0 2 1 5 7 -2
Unknown Flag.png Undecided 2 2 Pt 3 0 2 1 3 5 -2

Group D

In Group D, the run to place one was with short difference. Kalm and Vega both have 5 points and a difference of goals of five - but Kalm shot 9 and Vega only 7 goals.

Group D
Kalm flag.svg Kalm VegaFlag.PNG Vega Unknown Flag.png Undecided Luciano Flag FA.png Ardisphere
Date Home Score Away Venue
14/06/1974 Kalm flag.svg Kalm 4:1 Unknown Flag.png Undecided Givullion
14/06/1974 VegaFlag.PNG Vega 1:0 Luciano Flag FA.png Ardisphere Topahappan
17/06/1974 Kalm flag.svg Kalm 2:2 VegaFlag.PNG Vega Givullion
17/06/1974 Unknown Flag.png Undecided 2:4 Luciano Flag FA.png Ardisphere Topahappan
20/06/1974 Luciano Flag FA.png Ardisphere 1:3 Kalm flag.svg Kalm Givullion
20/06/1974 Unknown Flag.png Undecided 0:4 VegaFlag.PNG Vega Topahappan
Final Ranking Group D
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Kalm flag.svg Kalm 6 Pts 3 2 1 0 9 4 5
VegaFlag.PNG Vega 6 Pts 3 2 1 0 7 2 5
Luciano Flag FA.png Ardisphere 2 Pts 3 1 0 2 5 6 -1
Unknown Flag.png Undecided 1 Pt 3 0 0 3 3 12 -9

Group E

Group E was seen as the domaine of Sathria. For the second place Freedemia? Or Undecided? But Undecided made an surprising 2:2 with Sathria and so win the second place.

Group E
FlagSathria.jpg Sathria Unknown Flag.png Undecided FreedemianFlag1.png Freedemia Unknown Flag.png Undecided
Date Home Score Away Venue
15/06/1974 Unknown Flag.png Undecided 0:0 FreedemianFlag1.png Freedemia Van Pelt
15/06/1974 FlagSathria.jpg Sathria 2:2 Unknown Flag.png Undecided Taparello
18/06/1974 Unknown Flag.png Undecided 3:1 Unknown Flag.png Undecided Van Pelt
18/06/1974 FlagSathria.jpg Sathria 2:0 FreedemianFlag1.png Freedemia Taparello
21/06/1974 FlagSathria.jpg Sathria 2:0 Unknown Flag.png Undecided Van Pelt
21/06/1974 FreedemianFlag1.png Freedemia 0:1 Unknown Flag.png Undecided Taparello
Final Ranking Group E
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
FlagSathria.jpg Sathria 5 Pts 3 2 1 0 6 2 4
Unknown Flag.png Undecided 5 Pts 3 2 1 0 6 3 3
FreedemianFlag1.png Freedemia 1 Pt 3 0 1 2 0 3 -3
Unknown Flag.png Undecided 1 Pt 3 0 1 2 1 5 -4

Group F

Gruop F was incognite group behind Castellán. Castellán was in very good form an win souverain. Ataraxia are missed in the second round only with the the difference of one goal. So the lucky team was Undecided 1.

Group F
Flag of Castellan.png Castellán Flag-Ataraxia-v1.png Ataraxia Unknown Flag.png Undecided 1 Unknown Flag.png Undecided 2
Date Home Score Away Venue
15/06/1974 Flag of Castellan.png Castellán 2:0 Unknown Flag.png Undecided 1 Redondo
15/06/1974 Unknown Flag.png Undecided 2 0:1 Flag-Ataraxia-v1.png Ataraxia Scippo
18/06/2014 Flag of Castellan.png Castellán 2:1 Flag-Ataraxia-v1.png Ataraxia Redondo
18/06/2014 Unknown Flag.png Undecided 1 5:2 Unknown Flag.png Undecided 2 Scippo
21/06/2014 Flag of Castellan.png Castellán 6:1 Unknown Flag.png Undecided 2 Redondo
21/06/2014 Unknown Flag.png Undecided 1 1:1 Flag-Ataraxia-v1.png Ataraxia Scippo
Final Ranking Group F
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Castellan.png Castellán 6 Pts 3 3 0 0 10 2 8
Unknown Flag.png Undecided 1 3 Pts 3 1 1 1 6 5 1
Flag-Ataraxia-v1.png Ataraxia 3 Pts 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
Unknown Flag.png Undecided 2 1 Pt 3 0 0 3 3 11 -8
Stamp of the latinian post for the cup

Second round

Always the best two teams of group A to F play in the next round in four groups to three teams. Always the both teams of one group in the first round are set in different groups for the second round, so that two teams of one first-round-group may play against again only after the half-final.

Only the winner of one group of the scond round will play in the half-final. So it can not be the tactice of two teams, to play for a 0:0, but better to win both games. But indeed in the half-final a team can get with some luck with winning only one match in this round. The first half-final play the winner of groups "G" and "H" and the second half-final the winner of groups "J" and "K".

In the groups "G" to "K" was always one team, which played last at 19/06/1974, one team at 20/06 and one team at 21/06. So the first plays at the 23th of June was alway between the teams, that are at last at the 19th or 20th on the field.

Group G Group H Group J Group K
1st "A" was Latflag.png Latina 1st "B" was Flsg.jpg Pretany 1st "C" was Karolia flag.png Karolia 1st "D" was Kalm flag.svg Kalm
1st "E" wasFlagSathria.jpg Sathria 1st "F" was Flag of Castellan.png Castellán 2nd "A" was Mergany Flag.png Mergany 2nd "B" was 2band brasonia.jpg Brasonia
2nd "C" was FLAGZYL.png Zylanda 2nd "D" was VegaFlag.PNG Vega 2nd "E" was Unknown Flag.png Undecided 2nd "F" was Unknown Flag.png Undecided

Group G

Here in Group G, two interesting couples are to watch. Latina and Sathria was the big favorites, no doubt. Zylanda has no chance at the "paper-form". So in the first play Zylanda lost 4:1 against Latina, as everybody had thought. But in the second game the Zylanda team fighted for an 1:1 against Sathria and so in the last match Latina must not win against Sathria and they hold an 0:0 with a strong defense in a dangerous tactical game.

Group G
Latflag.png Latina FlagSathria.jpg Sathria FLAGZYL.png Zylanda
Date Home Score Away Venue
24/06/1974 Latflag.png Latina 4:0 FLAGZYL.png Zylanda National stadium Latina
27/06/1974 FLAGZYL.png Zylanda 1:1 FlagSathria.jpg Sathria National stadium Latina
30/06/1974 FlagSathria.jpg Sathria 0:0 Latflag.png Latina National stadium Latina
Final Ranking Group G
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Latflag.png Latina 3 Pts 2 1 1 0 4 0 4
FlagSathria.jpg Sathria 2 Pts 2 0 2 0 1 1 0
FLAGZYL.png Zylanda 1 Pt 2 0 1 1 1 5 -4

Group H

Here in Group H, Castellán was the big favorite. And they take the four points.

Group H
Flsg.jpg Pretany VegaFlag.PNG Vega Flag of Castellan.png Castellán
Date Home Score Away Venue
24/06/2014 Flsg.jpg Pretany 2:2 VegaFlag.PNG Vega Gentofte
27/06/2014 VegaFlag.PNG Vega 0:1 Flag of Castellan.png Castellán Gentofte
30/06/2014 Flag of Castellan.png Castellán 3:1 Flsg.jpg Pretany Gentofte
Final Ranking Group H
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Flag of Castellan.png Castellán 4 Pts 2 2 0 0 4 1 4
VegaFlag.PNG Vega 1 Pt 2 0 1 1 4 5 -1
Flsg.jpg Pretany 1 Pt 2 0 1 1 3 5 -2
30/06/1974, 21:32 - the 2:2 for Undecided

Group J

Who risk in Group J a tip? And we see the result. Three games without a winner. But Undecided has 4:4 and the other both only 3:3 goals. So seen was the play Karolia vs. Undecided at 30/06 a real final.

At start of the game with 0:0 Mergany was # 1 in the table with 3:3 goals and Undecided only 2:2. The 0:1 brings Karolia in front, the 1:1 let get realitiy a 3:3 of goals for Mergany and Undecided . But then after the 2:1 in the 56th minute of Karolia Mergany had no more chance and Undecided was out too. But Undecided shot the 2:2 - XYZ set the ball in the 77th minute in the net of Karolia and so Undecided reaches the half-final.

Indeed this was a great fear of criticals of this modus to play - three games without winner in the second round and then the same number of goals? What then? In this case the reglement was, to take the goals of the first round.

Group J
Karolia flag.png Karolia Mergany Flag.png Mergany Unknown Flag.png Undecided
Date Home Score Away Venue
24/06/1974 Karolia flag.png Karolia 1:1 Mergany Flag.png Mergany Delta
27/06/1974 Mergany Flag.png Mergany 2:2 Unknown Flag.png Undecided Delta
30/06/1974 Unknown Flag.png Undecided 2:2 Karolia flag.png Karolia Delta
Final Ranking Group J
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Unknown Flag.png Undecided 2 Pts 2 0 2 0 4 4 0
Karolia flag.png Karolia 2 Pts 2 0 2 0 3 3 0
Mergany Flag.png Mergany 2 Pt 2 0 2 0 3 3 0

Group K

Here in Group K, two interesting couples to watch. Kalm and Undecided was the favorites, most think. And could Brasonia get positive influence, that they now play at the eastcoast and nearer at home?

Group K
Kalm flag.svg Kalm 2band brasonia.jpg Brasonia Unknown Flag.png Undecided
Date Home Score Away Venue
24/06/1974 Kalm flag.svg Kalm 2:1 2band brasonia.jpg Brasonia Porto Colon
27/06/1974 2band brasonia.jpg Brasonia 1:0 Unknown Flag.png Undecided Porto Colon
30/06/1974 Unknown Flag.png Undecided 0:3 Kalm flag.svg Kalm Porto Colon
Final Ranking Group K
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Kalm flag.svg Kalm 4 Pts 2 2 0 0 5 1 4
2band brasonia.jpg Brasonia 2 Pts 2 1 0 1 2 2 0
Unknown Flag.png Undecided 0 Pt 2 0 0 2 0 4 -4
Kalm wins 3:0 against Undecided in Porto Colon


For the last four teams now come the moment of truth, The winner of group "G", Latflag.png Latina against the winner of group "H" Flag of Castellan.png Castellán was the one match and the other winner of groups "J" and "K" Unknown Flag.png Undecided and Kalm flag.svg Kalm.

In the first match of the Semi-Finals, Kalm got no problem to score so much goals again and won against the good team from Undecided by 3:0.

In the second game of this stage, Latina needed a dramatic penalties sequence facing the so good team from Castellán to reach a place in the Great Final. The first goal by penalty set Castellán in the 2nd minute after a foul of Freed Frøddlmann, as after 17 stations of castellán players no latinian player has touched the ball from beginning of the match.

But soon 4 minutes later Gustavo Vogalo y Venerabo marked the 1:1. Then no more goals in the rest time of the first and in the scond half. In the extra-time Latina shot the 2:1 in the 102th minute, but in minute 115 Castellán set the 2:2. Then Aage Grundbaldson can stop one ball and so Latina won the penalties.

Date Home Score Away Venue
04/07/1974 17:00 Unknown Flag.png Undecided (0:2) 0:3 Kalm flag.svg Kalm Porto Colon
04/07/1974 21:00 Latflag.png Latina (1:1) 1:1/2:2/5x4 pen Flag of Castellan.png Castellán Latina national stadium

Third place play-off

Castellán shows the sport-enthusiasts why is considered one of the best national teams in this time, even after a lose to Latina only by penalty shotout after 120 minutes full of fighting.

Date Home Score Away Venue
07/07/1974 16:00 Flag of Castellan.png Castellán (3:0) 4:1 Unknown Flag.png Undecided Latina - Palermo stadium


And the 2014 World Cup was going to finish. Fans from all parts of the world came to a full Estádio Central and around, to see the great match between Latina and Kalm, two of the strongest national teams of all the football history. Most non-latinian people think, Kalm were the favourites to win the game.

Again here the latinian defense go rough in the play and Giorgio Bianchi stop the kalmish player unfair in the 16-m-room. Again the latinian team lays back 0:1 since the 22th minute. Kalm now had his great and offensive phase, but goalkeeper Aage Grundbaldson was the rock in the stormy sea.

In the second half Latina come better in the play. Now Latina had more chances from the game, but in the first time were not able to get a goal past the castellán keeper [XYZ]. At the other end, Castellán responded with dangerous counter-attacks. But the hight art, to counter a counter, brings Latina the 1:1 (Emilio Gonzales, 67th minute). Now beginn an open fight. Both teams seek the decision. And in minute 77 the defender Alberto Gomez, the oldest player in the team and only six minutes on the grass for Bernardo Fope, with all his routine and coolness marked the 2:1. The last minutes then Latina was nearer at the 3:1 as Kalm at the 2:2 - carried from the enthusiasm of the 100.000 in the stadium. That Miguel Gomez in the 81th minute most go from the field after a yellow-red card was no handicap for Latina in this glory minutes.

Date Home Score Away Venue
07/07/1974 20:00 Latflag.png Latina (0:1) 2:1 Kalm flag.svg Kalm Latina national stadium


Goals each team

Team Plays Goals shot Goals taken Differnce Quotient Goals each match
Castellán 7 20 6 14 3.33 2.85
Latina 7 18 4 14 4.50 2.57
Kalm 7 17 10 6 2.83 2.43
Undecided 7 11 14 - 3 0.78 1.57
Karolia 5 11 5 6 2.20 2.20
Vega 5 11 7 4 1.57 2.20
Brasonia 5 9 6 3 1.50 1.80
Pretany 5 9 7 2 1.29 1.80
Sathria 5 7 3 4 2.33 1.40
Mergany 5 6 7 - 1 0.86 1.20
Undicided F1 5 6 9 - 3 0.67 1.20
Zylanda 5 6 10 - 4 0.6 1.20


5 Goals Player/ Country
Ed Lockwood Unknown Flag.png Undecided
4 Goals Player/ Country
Ernesto Hidalgez Latflag.png Latina
xyz 2band brasonia.jpg Brasonia
xyz Flag of Castellan.png Castellán
3 Goals Player / Country
 ??? 2band brasonia.jpg Brasonia
 ??? Flag of Castellan.png Castellán
Eliah Mitchell Unknown Flag.png Undecided
 ??? Kalm flag.svg Kalm
 ??? Kalm flag.svg Kalm
Gustavo Vogalo y Venerabo Latflag.png Latina
 ??? Unknown Flag.png Undecided
def Unknown Flag.png Undecided
Work in progress This list is incomplete. It will be expanded in the future.


Awards Winner Other Nominees
Top Scorers Ed Lockwood Unknown Flag.png Undecided
Best Player Gustavo Vogalo y Venerabo Latflag.png
Best Young Player
Best Goalkeeper Aage Grundbaldson Latflag.png
Fair Play Luciano Flag FA.png Ardisphere ---
Work in progress This list is incomplete. It will be expanded in the future.