Tournament Details


Details:
Host country: Spain
Dates: 13 June 1982 - 11 July 1982
Teams: 24

Stages:
Round 1: 24 teams split in 6 groups of 4.
Group 1 | Group 2 | Group 3 | Group 4 | Group 5 | Group 6
Round 2: 12 teams split in 4 groups of 3.
Group A | Group B | Group C | Group D
Round 3: 4 Team Playoff
Playoffs

Notes:
  • the World Cup was expanded to feature 24 teams.
  • the first World Cup in which teams from all six continental confederations participated in the finals


    Qualification:
          Countries qualified for World Cup       Country failed to qualify       Countries that did not enter World Cup       Country not a FIFA member
    Qualified Teams:
    Placing ELO Rating Team Coach Region
    1 1167 Italy Enzo Bearzot UEFA
    2 1073 West Germany Jupp Derwall UEFA
    3 1085 Poland Antoni Piechniczek UEFA
    4 1031 France Michel Hidalgo UEFA
    17 1009 Algeria Mahieddine Khalef and Rachid Mekloufi CAF
    17 996 Argentina César Luis Menotti CONMEBOL
    17 1009 Austria Felix Latzke and Georg Schmidt UEFA
    17 968 Belgium Guy Thys UEFA
    17 1110 Brazil Telê Santana CONMEBOL
    17 1000 Cameroon Jean Vincent CAF
    17 894 Chile Luis Santibáñez CONMEBOL
    17 966 Czechoslovakia Jozef VengloŇ° UEFA
    17 876 El Salvador Pipo Rodríguez CONCACAF
    17 1088 England Ron Greenwood UEFA
    17 967 Honduras José de la Paz Herrera CONCACAF
    17 1011 Hungary Kálmán Mészöly UEFA
    17 923 Kuwait Carlos Alberto Parreira AFC
    17 870 New Zealand John Adshead OFC
    17 980 Northern Ireland Billy Bingham UEFA
    17 944 Peru Tim CONMEBOL
    17 998 Scotland Jock Stein UEFA
    17 1050 Soviet Union Konstantin Beskov UEFA
    17 982 Spain José Santamaría UEFA
    17 1003 Yugoslavia Miljan Miljanic UEFA