1978 FIFA World Cup Argentina ™
- Teams: 20
- When: 01 June 1978 to 25 June 1978
- Final: 25 June 1978
- Matches: 38
- Goals Scored: 102 (average 2.7 per match)
- Attendance: 1545791 (average 40678)
- Winner: Argentina
- Runners-Up: Netherlands
- Third: Brazil
- Fourth: Italy
- Golden Shoe: Mario KEMPES (ARG)
- Best Young Player Award: Antonio CABRINI (ITA)
- FIFA Fair Play award: Argentina
Did You Know?
- Argentina, the Netherlands and Brazil, the gold, silver and bronze medalists respectively, all finished as runners-up in their first phase groups.
- An own goal by the Netherlands' Ernie Brandts put Italy ahead in their second round tie, before he scored at the right end to help the Dutch win 2-1.
- With his side trailing 1-0, Peru goalkeeper Ramon Quiroga received an 89th minute booking for a foul on Grzegorz Lato - inside the Polish half!
- Laszlo Kiss became the first substitute to net a hat-trick, the fastest in finals history, to help Hungary post a record 10-1 win over El Salvador.
- Norberto Alonso, an attacking midfielder, wore the No1 jersey for champions Argentina after their squad numbers were determined alphabetically.