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1982 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA)

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.

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:

  • Groups 1 to 6 had 5 teams each. The group winners and runners-up would qualify.
  • Group 7 had 3 teams. The group winner would qualify.

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DrawEdit

The draw for the qualifying groups took place in Zürich, Switzerland on 14 October 1979. During the draw teams were drawn from the 5 pots into the 7 groups. The seedings below were announced ten days before the draw.

Pot A Pot B Pot C Pot D Pot E

  England
  Scotland
  Czechoslovakia
  Poland
  Italy
  Netherlands
  West Germany

  Yugoslavia
  France
  Austria
  Hungary
  Soviet Union
  Sweden

  East Germany
  Belgium
  Wales
  Portugal
   Switzerland
  Greece
  Bulgaria

  Romania
  Northern Ireland
  Turkey
  Denmark
  Finland
  Republic of Ireland

  Malta
  Albania
  Cyprus
  Luxembourg
  Iceland
  Norway
  Israel

GroupsEdit

UEFA Group 1Edit

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1   West Germany 16 8 8 0 0 33 3 +30
2   Austria 11 8 5 1 2 16 6 +10
3   Bulgaria 9 8 4 1 3 11 10 +1
4   Albania 2 8 1 0 7 4 22 −18
5   Finland 2 8 1 0 7 4 27 −23



















West Germany and Austria qualified.

UEFA Group 2Edit

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1   Belgium 11 8 5 1 2 12 9 +3
2   France 10 8 5 0 3 20 8 +12
3   Republic of Ireland 10 8 4 2 2 17 11 +6
4   Netherlands 9 8 4 1 3 11 7 +4
5   Cyprus 0 8 0 0 8 4 29 −25



















Belgium and France qualified.

UEFA Group 3Edit

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1   Soviet Union 14 8 6 2 0 20 2 +18
2   Czechoslovakia 10 8 4 2 2 15 6 +9
3   Wales 10 8 4 2 2 12 7 +5
4   Iceland 6 8 2 2 4 10 21 −11
5   Turkey 0 8 0 0 8 1 22 −21



















Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia qualified.

UEFA Group 4Edit

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1   Hungary 10 8 4 2 2 13 8 +5
2   England 9 8 4 1 3 13 8 +5
3   Romania 8 8 2 4 2 5 5 0
4    Switzerland 7 8 2 3 3 9 12 −3
5   Norway 6 8 2 2 4 8 15 −7



















Hungary and England qualified.

UEFA Group 5Edit

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1   Yugoslavia 13 8 6 1 1 22 7 +15
2   Italy 12 8 5 2 1 12 5 +7
3   Denmark 8 8 4 0 4 14 11 +3
4   Greece 7 8 3 1 4 10 13 −3
5   Luxembourg 0 8 0 0 8 1 23 −22



















Yugoslavia and Italy qualified.

UEFA Group 6Edit

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1   Scotland 11 8 4 3 1 9 4 +5
2   Northern Ireland 9 8 3 3 2 6 3 +3
3   Sweden 8 8 3 2 3 7 8 −1
4   Portugal 7 8 3 1 4 8 11 −3
5   Israel 5 8 1 3 4 6 10 −4

UEFA Group 7Edit

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1   Poland 8 4 4 0 0 12 2 +10
2   East Germany 4 4 2 0 2 9 6 +3
3   Malta 0 4 0 0 4 2 15 −13

GoalscorersEdit

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

See alsoEdit

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