Sunday, June 25, 2017

International Season 1978/79, Part 1 (August 1978)


August

In its traditional season curtain raiser to the season, France defeated Belgian club Anderlecht (1-0).
Austria started its 1980 Euro qualifiers at the end of the month by defeating Norway at Oslo (2-0).
It was Austrina Manager Karl Stotz’s first match in charge.
Franz Beckenbauer and Johann Cruyff lined up together in a charity match for New York Cosmos vs. a World Selection.


Date: August 4, 1978
Competition: Friendly
Venue: Varna-Yuri Gagarin
Attendance:  12,000
Bulgaria 2-Romania 0 (Aleksandar Ivanov 8, Plamen Markov 16)
Note: For Romania this is considered an unofficial match

Date: August 9, 1978
Competition: Friendly
Venue: Helsinki -Olympiastadion
Attendance:  7,481
Finland 1-Norway 1 (Atik Ismail 79 / Tor Egil  Johansen 61)

Date: August 12, 1978
Competition: Friendly
Venue: Paris -Parc des Princes
Attendance:  19,414
France 1-RSC Anderlecht (Belgium) 0 (Didier Six 57)


Photo From: Mondial, old series, Hors-Serie, Issue 4, Le Livre d'or 1978
(August 12, 1978, France 1-Anderlecht 0)


Photo From: Onze
(France squad, August 12, 1978, France 1-Anderlecht 0)


Date: August 16, 1978
Competition: Nordic Cup
Venue: København (Copenhagen)- Idrætsparken
Attendance: 28,100
Denmark 2-Sweden 1 (Benny Nielsen 10, Per Røntved 17 pen / Tommy Berggren 73)

Photo From: Landsholdet-I medgang og modgang, Author: Palle "Banks" Jorgensen
(Denmark squad, August 16, 1978, Nordic Cup, Denmark 2-Sweden 1)


Date: August 30, 1978
Competition: UEFA European Championship Qualifier-Group 2
Venue: Oslo- Ullevaal Stadion
Attendance: 16,000
Norway 0-Austria 2 (Bruno Pezzey 25, Hans Krankl 43)


Date: August 30, 1978
Competition: Friendly
Venue: Erfurt, Georgi-Dimitroff-Stadion
Attendance: 9,000
East Germany 2-Bulgaria 2 (Lutz Eigendorf 15, 62 / Pavel Panov 21,  Angel Stankov 42)

Date: August 30, 1978
Competition: Friendly
Venue: Helsinki -Olympiastadion 
Attendance: 3,000
Finland 0-Poland 1 (Stefan Majewski 81)

Date: August 30, 1978
Competition: Unicef Charity Match
Venue: East Rutherford,New Jersey- Meadowlands Arena, Giants Stadium
Attendance: 50,757
New York Cosmos (USA) 2-World XI 2 (Giorgio Chinaglia 60, Seninho 88 / Roberto Rivelino 9, Cueller 70)


Photo From: Mondial, old series, issue 23, October 1978
(August 30, 1978,  Unicef Charity Match, New York Cosmos (USA) 2-World XI 2)



Photo From: Mondial, old series, issue 23, October 1978
(Franz Beckenbauer and Johann Cruyff, August 30, 1978,  Unicef Charity Match, New York Cosmos (USA) 2-World XI 2)


Photo From: Mondial, old series, issue 23, October 1978
(New York Cosmos squad, August 30, 1978,  Unicef Charity Match, New York Cosmos (USA) 2-World XI 2)






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