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14/06/1974 East Germany beats West Germany in World Cup round 1

The 1974 FIFA World Cup was held in West Germany. East and West Germany were in the same group, both progressing at the expense of Chile and newcomers, Australia, to face each other in the final and most anticipated game. West Germany was already assured of progression to the second round whatever the result, but in one of the most politically charged matches of all time, it was East Germany that won.


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