1982 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA)

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1982 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA)
1978
1986

Listed below are the dates and results for the 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for the European zone (UEFA). For an overview of the qualification rounds, see the article 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification .

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A total of 33 UEFA teams entered the competition. Moreover, Israel were also assigned to the European zone despite not being a UEFA member. The European zone was allocated 14 places (out of 24) in the final tournament. Spain, the hosts, qualified automatically, leaving 13 spots open for competition between 33 teams.

The 33 teams were divided into 7 groups. The teams would play against each other on a home-and-away basis. The number of teams and spots for each group were as follows:

Draw

The draw for the qualifying groups took place in the Zürichhorn Casino in Zürich, Switzerland on 14 October 1979. During the draw procedure, the 33 entrants were drawn into the 7 qualifying groups from the five pots of seeds, which had been announced ten days prior. As Group 7 only featured 3 teams (one team from Pot A, one team from Pot C and one team from Pot E), only the group winner of this group would qualify.

Pot APot BPot CPot DPot E

Flag of England.svg  England
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany

Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia
Flag of France.svg  France
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden

Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg  Bulgaria

Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania
Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland

Flag of Malta.svg  Malta
Flag of Albania (1946-1992).svg  Albania
Flag of Cyprus (1960-2006).svg  Cyprus
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel

Summary

  The 7 group winners and the 6 runners-up from groups 1–6 qualified directly for the 1982 FIFA World Cup
  All other teams were eliminated
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Group 6 Group 7
Flag of Germany.svg
West Germany
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
Belgium
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
Flag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
Yugoslavia
Flag of Scotland.svg
Scotland
Flag of Poland.svg
Poland
Flag of Austria.svg
Austria
Flag of France.svg
France
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czechoslovakia
Flag of England.svg
England
Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
Ulster Banner.svg
Northern Ireland
Flag of East Germany.svg
East Germany
Flag of Bulgaria.svg
Bulgaria
Flag of Albania (1946-1992).svg
Albania
Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
Flag of Ireland.svg
Republic of Ireland
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
Netherlands
Flag of Cyprus (1960-2006).svg
Cyprus
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg
Wales
Flag of Iceland.svg
Iceland
Flag of Turkey.svg
Turkey
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg
Romania
Flag of Switzerland.svg
Switzerland
Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
Flag of Denmark.svg
Denmark
Flag of Greece.svg
Greece
Flag of Luxembourg.svg
Luxembourg
Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of Portugal.svg
Portugal
Flag of Israel.svg
Israel
Flag of Malta.svg
Malta

Groups

Group 1

RankTeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGD
1Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 168800333+30
2Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 118512166+10
3Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg  Bulgaria 984131110+1
4Flag of Albania (1946-1992).svg  Albania 2810742218
5Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 2810742723

West Germany and Austria qualified.

Group 2

RankTeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGD
1Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 118512129+3
2Flag of France.svg  France 108503208+12
3Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland 1084221711+6
4Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 98413117+4
5Flag of Cyprus (1960-2006).svg  Cyprus 0800842925

Belgium and France qualified.

Group 3

RankTeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGD
1Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 148620202+18
2Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 108422156+9
3Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 108422127+5
4Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 68224102111
5Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 0800812221

Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia qualified.

Group 4

RankTeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGD
1Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 108422138+5
2Flag of England.svg  England 98413138+5
3Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania 88242550
4Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 782339123
5Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 682248157

Hungary and England qualified.

Group 5

RankTeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGD
1Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 138611227+15
2Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 128521125+7
3Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 884041411+3
4Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 7831410133
5Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg 0800812322

Yugoslavia and Italy qualified.

Group 6

RankTeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGD
1Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 11843194+5
2Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland 9833263+3
3Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 88323781
4Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 783148113
5Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 581346104

Scotland and Northern Ireland qualified.

Group 7

RankTeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGD
1Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 84400122+10
2Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 4420296+3
3Flag of Malta.svg  Malta 0400421513

Poland qualified.

Goalscorers

9 goals
7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

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