England's World Cup Record

Argentina 1978

Qualifying

England were drawn in Qualifying Group 2 along with Italy, Finland and Luxembourg.
The group winner qualified for the Finals.

Qualifying Matches

DateVenueMatchResult
13 Jun 1976HelsinkiFinland v England1-4
22 Sep 1976HelsinkiFinland v Luxembourg7-1
13 Oct 1976LondonEngland v Finland2-1
16 Oct 1976LuxembourgLuxembourg v Italy1-4
17 Nov 1976RomeItaly v England2-0
30 Mar 1977LondonEngland v Luxembourg5-0
26 May 1977LuxembourgLuxembourg v Finland0-1
08 Jun 1977HelsinkiFinland v Italy0-3
12 Oct 1977LuxembourgLuxembourg v England0-2
15 Oct 1977TurinItaly v Finland6-1
16 Nov 1977LondonEngland v Italy2-0
03 Dec 1977RomeItaly v Luxembourg3-0

Standings

Group 2PlyWDLFAPts
Italy650118310
England650115410
Finland620411164
Luxembourg60062220

England finished in second place and did not qualify for the final tournament.