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The qualifying round for the 1980 European Football Championship consisted of 31 teams divided into seven groups; three of five teams and four of four teams. The qualifying round (drawn in Rome on 30 November 1977) was played at various times between May 1978 and February 1980, with some groups concluding earlier than others.[1]

UEFA Euro 1980 qualifying
Tournament details
Dates24 May 1978 – 26 March 1980
Teams31
Tournament statistics
Matches played108
Goals scored327 (3.03 per match)
Top scorer(s)England Kevin Keegan (7 goals)
1976
1984

Qualified teamsEdit

 
  Qualified
  Did not qualify
  Did not enter
  Not a UEFA member
Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament[A]
  Italy Host 12 November 1977 1 (1968)
  Greece Group 6 winner 31 October 1979 0 (debut)
  England Group 1 winner 21 November 1979 1 (1968)
  Netherlands Group 4 winner 21 November 1979 1 (1976)
  Czechoslovakia Group 5 winner 24 November 1979 2 (1960, 1976)
  Spain Group 3 winner 9 December 1979 1 (1964)
  Belgium Group 2 winner 19 December 1979 1 (1972)
  West Germany Group 7 winner 22 December 1979 2 (1972, 1976)
  1. ^ Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.

TiebreakersEdit

If two or more teams finished level on points after completion of the group matches, the following tie-breakers were used to determine the final ranking:

  1. Greater number of points in all group matches
  2. Goal difference in all group matches
  3. Greater number of goals scored in all group matches
  4. Drawing of lots

GroupsEdit

Four groups of four teams and three groups of five teams competed for qualification for UEFA Euro 1980. The teams played home and away matches against the other teams in their group. The seven teams that acquired the most points to win their respective group qualified for the main tournament, joining the host nation Italy.

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
1   England 8 7 1 0 22 5 +17 15 Qualify for final tournament 4–0 2–0 2–0 1–0
2   Northern Ireland 8 4 1 3 8 14 −6 9 1–5 1–0 2–0 2–1
3   Republic of Ireland 8 2 3 3 9 8 +1 7 1–1 0–0 3–0 2–0
4   Bulgaria 8 2 1 5 6 14 −8 5 0–3 0–2 1–0 3–0
5   Denmark 8 1 2 5 13 17 −4 4 3–4 4–0 3–3 2–2
Source: UEFA

Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
1   Belgium 8 4 4 0 12 5 +7 12 Qualify for final tournament 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1
2   Austria 8 4 3 1 14 7 +7 11 0–0 1–2 3–2 4–0
3   Portugal 8 4 1 3 10 11 −1 9 1–1 1–2 1–0 3–1
4   Scotland 8 3 1 4 15 13 +2 7 1–3 1–1 4–1 3–2
5   Norway 8 0 1 7 5 20 −15 1 1–2 0–2 0–1 0–4
Source: UEFA

Group 3Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Spain 6 4 1 1 13 5 +8 9 Qualify for final tournament 0–1 1–0 5–0
2   Yugoslavia 6 4 0 2 14 6 +8 8 1–2 2–1 5–0
3   Romania 6 2 2 2 9 8 +1 6 2–2 3–2 2–0
4   Cyprus 6 0 1 5 2 19 −17 1 1–3 0–3 1–1
Source: UEFA

Group 4Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
1   Netherlands 8 6 1 1 20 6 +14 13 Qualify for final tournament 1–1 3–0 3–0 3–0
2   Poland 8 5 2 1 13 4 +9 12 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0
3   East Germany 8 5 1 2 18 11 +7 11 2–3 2–1 5–2 3–1
4    Switzerland 8 2 0 6 7 18 −11 4 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–0
5   Iceland 8 0 0 8 2 21 −19 0 0–4 0–2 0–3 1–2
Source: UEFA

Group 5Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Czechoslovakia 6 5 0 1 17 4 +13 10 Qualify for final tournament 2–0 4–1 4–0
2   France 6 4 1 1 13 7 +6 9 2–1 2–2 3–0
3   Sweden 6 1 2 3 9 13 −4 4 1–3 1–3 3–0
4   Luxembourg 6 0 1 5 2 17 −15 1 0–3 1–3 1–1
Source: UEFA

Group 6Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Greece 6 3 1 2 13 7 +6 7 Qualify for final tournament 4–1 8–1 1–0
2   Hungary 6 2 2 2 9 9 0 6 0–0 3–1 2–0
3   Finland 6 2 2 2 10 15 −5 6 3–0 2–1 1–1
4   Soviet Union 6 1 3 2 7 8 −1 5 2–0 2–2 2–2
Source: UEFA

Group 7Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   West Germany 6 4 2 0 17 1 +16 10 Qualify for final tournament 2–0 5–1 8–0
2   Turkey 6 3 1 2 5 5 0 7 0–0 1–0 2–1
3   Wales 6 3 0 3 11 8 +3 6 0–2 1–0 7–0
4   Malta 6 0 1 5 2 21 −19 1 0–0 1–2 0–2
Source: UEFA

GoalscorersEdit

There were 327 goals scored in 108 matches, for an average of 3.03 goals per match.

7 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stokkermans, Karel; Tabeira, Martín (28 March 2007). "European Championship 1980". RSSSF.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 5 March 2018.

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