Group 7 was less predictable – quite tough, in fact. No points donor here – Czechoslovakia, Scotland, and Wales. Wales was not expected to win, but rather to decide which country will go to the finals. The fierce local derby with Scotland was thought to benefit Czechoslovakia at the end. CSSR just won the European championship, thus having the edge, but playing against two representatives of the British isles was hardly to be a walkover. Czechoslovakia had the best schedule as well – starting and finishing the campaign, so if they delivered a heavy blow in the opening home match with Scotland, possible later mistake can be corrected at the last match of the group. Czechoslovakia was in perfect shape too – well rounded team and plenty of talent ready and waiting its time. Inevitable aging and retirement was not to be feared – there were already eager replacements, and not just hopefuls, but experienced players, national team members for years. Point in case: Ivo Victor retired, but Alexander Vencel was at hand – vastly experienced and generally considered unlucky to play at the time when Victor was active. So was the case with other players, and Czechoslovakian coaches were wise enough to gradually introduce new talent in the team .
1.SCOTLAND 4 3 0 1 6- 3 6
2.Czechoslovakia 4 2 0 2 4- 6 4
3.Wales 4 1 0 3 3- 4 2