AsiaGroup 1, Group 1 - Playoff, Group 2, Group 3, Group 4, AFC / OFC - 2nd RoundMain article: 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification AFC (Asian zone)
AfricaPre-preliminary Round, 1st Round, 1st Round - Play-off, 2nd Round, 3rd Round, 4th RoundMain article: 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification CAF (African zone)
AmericaExtra preliminaries, Central Zone, Northern Zone, Northern Zone Play-off, Caribbean Zone - 1st Round, Caribbean Zone - 1st Round Play-off, Caribbean Zone - 2nd Round, Caribbean Zone - 2nd Round Play-off, Final Tournament
South AmericaGroup 1, Group 2, Group 3, Group Winners
EuropeGroup 1, Group 2, Group 3, Group 4, Group 5, Group 6, Group 7, Group 8, Group 9Main article: 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification UEFA (European zone)
OceaniaQualification TournamentMain article: 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification OFC (Oceania zone)
InterzonePlay-off South America / Europe
TUNIS, Dec. 11, 1977 (AMP) — Argentina 78 (African Qualifiers) : Tunisia defeated Egypt by a score of 4-1 (halftime: 2-0), in a World Cup qualifying game (4th Round) on Sunday. Tunisia secured their ticket to the World Cup finals.