Classic Snapshot: East Germany vs West Germany, 1974 World Cup


2nd, November 2007

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June 1974 West Germany captain Franz Beckenbauer shakes hands with East German counterpart Bernd Bransch before the start of their World Cup first round match on 22 June 1974 in Hamburg. East Germany went on to win the match 1-0, thereby wiping the smug grin of the Kaiser’s face.
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  1. Harvey Morrell says:

    Losing that game did have the desired effect of keeping them out of the second group phase with Brasil and Holland, however.

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