World Cup 1978 : Germany defeats Mexico 6-0

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CORDOBA, Jun. 6, 1978 (AMP) — Argentina 78 : Germany defeated Mexico by a big score of 6-0 (halftime: 4-0), in a World Cup group stage game on Tuesday afternoon at the Estadio Olímpico Chateau Carreras in Cordoba.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Heinz Flohe scored dual goals

Germany dominated the first half thanks to goals from Müller ('15), Müller ('30), Rummenigge ('38) and Flohe ('44). Leading 4-0 at the break, the Germans further widened their lead in the second period by scoring twice (Rummenigge '73 and Flohe '89).

The result put the Germans top of Group B with 3 points. Mexico is bottom with no points. In their last game, Germany will meet third-placed Tunisia at the Estadio Olímpico Chateau Carreras on June 10, while Mexico will face Poland.

Fixtures and Results : Group B

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Overview

Germany at the World Cup

  • 2 titles (1954, 1974)
  • 9 appearances (first in 1934)
  • 9 participations in the qualifications (first in 1934)
  • Statistics: Champions (1954, 1974) Runners-up (1966) Third Place (1934, 1970) Fourth Place (1958)

Mexico at the World Cup

  • 8 appearances (first in 1930)
  • 10 participations in the qualifications (first in 1930)
1978 World Cup Poster
Germany
6:0
Mexico
6:0 (4:0)
  • 6 June 1978
  • 16:45
  • Cordoba

Group B

TeamPts
Germany3
Poland3
Tunisia2
Mexico0

Matches

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