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Background 32 UEFA national teams entered qualification, and nine teams will qualify for the 1974 World Cup, another could qualify after a play-off against the winning CONMEBAL nation.

A record 99 teams entered, and 92 took part.

The draw took place on 18 July 1971 at TV studios in Düsseldorf, West Germany.



UEFA Group 5

Team P W D L F A GD Pts
Poland 4 2 1 1 6 3 +3 5
England 4 1 2 1 3 4 -1 4
Wales 4 1 1 2 3 5 -2 3

Matches
15 November 1972
Wales 0 England 1 [0-1]
Ninian Park, Cardiff
(36,384)
Bell
24 January 1973
England 1 Wales 1 [1-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (62,273)
Hunter
Toshack
28 March 1973
Wales 2 Poland 0 [0-0]
Ninian Park, Cardiff
(12,753)
L.James, Hockey
6 June 1973
Poland 2 England 0 [1-0]
Stadion Śląski, Katowicka, Chorzów (73,714/100,000)
Moore OG (Godanski), Lubanski

Ball

26 September 1973
Poland 3 Wales 0 [2-0]
Stadion Śląski, Katowicka, Chorzów (70,181)
Gadocha, Lato, Domarski

Hockey

17 October 1973
England 1 Poland 1 [0-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (100,000)
Clarke (pen)
Domarski
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