England's World Cup Record

Spain 1982

Qualifying

England were drawn in Qualifying Group 4 along with Hungary, Switzerland, Romania and Norway.
The top 2 places in the group qualified for the Finals.

Qualifying Matches

DateVenueMatchResult
10 Sep 1980LondonEngland v Norway4-0
24 Sep 1980OsloNorway v Romania1-1
15 Oct 1980BucharestRomania v England2-1
29 Oct 1980BerneSwitzerland v Norway1-2
19 Nov 1980LondonEngland v Switzerland2-1
28 Apr 1981LuzernSwitzerland v Hungary2-2
29 Apr 1981LondonEngland v Romania0-0
13 May 1981BudapestHungary v Romania1-0
20 May 1981OsloNorway v Hungary1-2
30 May 1981BaselSwitzerland v England2-1
03 Jun 1981BucharestRomania v Norway1-0
06 Jun 1981BudapestHungary v England1-3
17 Jun 1981OsloNorway v Switzerland1-1
09 Sep 1981OsloNorway v England2-1
23 Sep 1981BucharestRomania v Hungary0-0
10 Oct 1981BucharestRomania v Switzerland1-2
14 Oct 1981BudapestHungary v Switzerland3-0
31 Oct 1981BudapestHungary v Norway4-1
11 Nov 1981BerneSwitzerland v Romania0-0
18 Nov 1981LondonEngland v Hungary1-0

Standings

Group 4PlyWDLFAPts
Hungary842213810
England84131389
Romania8242558
Switzerland82339127
Norway82248156

England qualified by finishing second in the group behind Hungary.

Final Tournament

England were drawn in Group 4, along with France, Czechoslovakia and Kuwait.
The top 2 places in the group qualified for the next phase.

First Round Matches - Group 4

DateVenueMatchResultAttReferee
16 Jun 1982BilbaoEngland v France3-144,175Garrido (POR)
17 Jun 1982ValladolidCzechoslovakia v Kuwait1-125,000Dwomoh (GHA)
20 Jun 1982BilbaoEngland v Czechoslovakia2-041,100Corver (HOL)
21 Jun 1982ValladolidFrance v Kuwait4-130,050Stupar (URS)
24 Jun 1982ValladolidFrance v Czechoslovakia1-128,000Casarin (ITA)
25 Jun 1982BilbaoEngland v Kuwait1-039,700Aristizabal (COL)

Standings

Group 4PlyWDLFAPts
England3300616
France3111653
Czechoslovakia3021242
Kuwait3012261

England finished top of the group and qualified for the next phase of the tournament.

Second Round Matches - Group B

The winner of the group qualified for the Semi Finals.

DateVenueMatchResultAttReferee
29 Jun 1982MadridWest Germany v England0-075,000Coehlo (BRA)
02 Jul 1982MadridWest Germany v Spain2-190,100Casarin (ITA)
05 Jul 1982MadridSpain v England0-075,000Ponnet (BEL)

Standings

Group BPlyWDLFAPts
West Germany2110213
England2020002
Spain2011121

England finished second in the group and were eliminated from the competition.