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  World Cup history
The World Cup
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958
Chile 1962
England 1966
Mexico 1970
West Germany 1974
Argentina 1978
Spain 1982
Mexico 1986
Italy 1990
USA 1994
France 1998

 
Wesy Germany 1974 West Germany 1974
Holland were the big favorites to win the World Cup, playing in a style called 'total football' where every player could play in every position.

Scotland were the only British team to qualify, but didn't make the second round despite being unbeaten and drawing 0-0 with defending champions Brazil.

Holland reached the final against the hosts and scored a penalty in the first minute, but couldn't hold onto the lead.

World Cup final: West Germany 2-1 Holland

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