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The 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 12th FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup, often simply the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association , the sport's global governing body...

, was held in Spain
Spain
Spain , officially the Kingdom of Spain languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Spain's official name is as follows:;;;;;;), is a country and member state of the European Union located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula...

 from 13 June to 11 July. The tournament was won by Italy
Italy national football team
The Italy National Football Team , represents Italy in association football and is controlled by the Italian Football Federation , the governing body for football in Italy. Italy is the second most successful national team in the history of the World Cup having won four titles , just one fewer than...

, after defeating West Germany
Germany national football team
The Germany national football team is the football team that has represented Germany in international competition since 1908. It is governed by the German Football Association , which was founded in 1900....

 3–1 in the final.

Host selection



Spain was chosen as the host nation by FIFA in London, England on July 6, 1966. Hosting rights for the 1974 and 1978 tournaments were awarded at the same time. West Germany agreed a deal with Spain by which Spain would support West Germany for the 1974 tournament, and in return West Germany would allow Spain to bid for the 1982 World Cup unopposed.

Qualification


For the first time, the World Cup finals expanded from 16 to 24 teams. This allowed more teams, especially from Africa and Asia, to participate.

Absent from the finals were 1974
1974 FIFA World Cup
The 1974 FIFA World Cup, the tenth staging of the World Cup, was held in West Germany from 13 June to 7 July. The tournament marked the first time that the current trophy, the FIFA World Cup Trophy, created by the Italian sculptor Silvio Gazzaniga, was awarded...

 and 1978
1978 FIFA World Cup
The 1978 FIFA World Cup, the 11th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Argentina between 1 June and 25 June. The 1978 World Cup was won by Argentina who beat the Netherlands 3–1 after extra time in the final. This win was the first World Cup title for Argentina, who became the fifth...

 runners-up Netherlands
Netherlands national football team
The Netherlands National Football Team represents the Netherlands in association football and is controlled by the Royal Dutch Football Association , the governing body for football in the Netherlands...

 (eliminated by Belgium and France
France national football team
The France national football team represents the nation of France in international football. It is fielded by the French Football Federation , the governing body of football in France, and competes as a member of UEFA, which encompasses the countries of Europe...

) and 1974 and 1978 participant Sweden
Sweden national football team
The Swedish national football team represents Sweden in association football and is controlled by the Swedish Football Association, the governing body for Football in Sweden. Sweden's home ground is Råsunda Stadium in Stockholms län and their head coach is Erik Hamrén. Sweden made their first...

 (eliminated by Scotland
Scotland national football team
The Scotland national football team represents Scotland in international football and is controlled by the Scottish Football Association. Scotland are the joint oldest national football team in the world, alongside England, whom they played in the world's first international football match in 1872...

 and Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland national football team
The Northern Ireland national football team represents Northern Ireland in international association football. Before 1921 all of Ireland was represented by a single side, the Ireland national football team, organised by the Irish Football Association...

). Northern Ireland qualified for the first time since 1958. England
England national football team
The England national football team represents England in association football and is controlled by the Football Association, the governing body for football in England. England is the joint oldest national football team in the world, alongside Scotland, whom they played in the world's first...

, Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia national football team
The Czechoslovakia national football team was the national association football team of Czechoslovakia from 1922 to 1993. At the dissolution of Czechoslovakia at the end of 1992, the team was participating in UEFA qualifying Group 4 for the 1994 World Cup; it completed this campaign under the name...

, Belgium, and the Soviet Union were back in the Finals after a 12-year absence. England had its first successful World Cup qualifying campaign in 20 years - the English team had qualified automatically as hosts in 1966 and as defending champions in 1970, then failed to qualify for the 1974 and 1978 tournaments. Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia national football team
The Yugoslavia national football team represented the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in association football. It enjoyed a modicum of success in international competition. In 1992, during the Yugoslav wars, the team was suspended from international...

 were also back after missing the 1978 tournament. Algeria
Algeria national football team
The Algeria national football team , nicknamed الأفنــاك, Les Fennecs , represents Algeria in association football and is controlled by the Fédération Algérienne de Football. Algeria's home ground is the Stade 5 Juillet 1962 in Algiers and their head coach is Vahid Halilhodžić.Algeria has qualified...

, Cameroon
Cameroon national football team
The Cameroon national football team, nicknamed Les Lions Indomptables , is controlled by the Fédération Camerounaise de Football and is Africa's most successful side in FIFA world cup; having qualified for the FIFA World Cup six times – in 1982, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2010– more than any...

, Honduras
Honduras national football team
The Honduran national football team, nicknamed Los Catrachos, La Bicolor or La H, is the national team of Honduras and is controlled by the Federación Nacional Autónoma de Fútbol de Honduras...

, Kuwait
Kuwait national football team
The Kuwait National Football Team is the national team of Kuwait and is controlled by the Kuwait Football Association. They made one World Cup Finals appearance, in 1982, managing a draw with Czechoslovakia but losing to England and France. During the match against France, France scored a goal...

, and New Zealand all participated in the World Cup for the first time.

Format


The 1982 competition used a unique format. The first round was a round-robin
Round-robin
The term round-robin was originally used to describe a document signed by multiple parties in a circle to make it more difficult to determine the order in which it was signed, thus preventing a ringleader from being identified...

 group stage containing six groups of four teams each. Two points were awarded for a win and one for a draw, with goal difference
Goal difference
In sports such as ice hockey and association football, goal difference is often the first tiebreaker used to rank teams which finish a league competition with an equal number of points....

 used to separate teams equal on points. The top two teams in each group advanced. In the second round, the twelve remaining teams were split into four groups of three teams each, with the winner of each group progressing to the knockout semi-final stage.

First round


In Group 1, newcomers Cameroon
Cameroon national football team
The Cameroon national football team, nicknamed Les Lions Indomptables , is controlled by the Fédération Camerounaise de Football and is Africa's most successful side in FIFA world cup; having qualified for the FIFA World Cup six times – in 1982, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2010– more than any...

 held both Poland
Poland national football team
The Poland national football team represents Poland in association football and is controlled by the Polish Football Association, the governing body for football in Poland...

 and Italy
Italy national football team
The Italy National Football Team , represents Italy in association football and is controlled by the Italian Football Federation , the governing body for football in Italy. Italy is the second most successful national team in the history of the World Cup having won four titles , just one fewer than...

 to draws, and were denied a place in the next round on the basis of having scored fewer goals than Italy (the sides had an equal goal difference). Poland and Italy qualified over Cameroon and Peru
Peru national football team
The Peru national football team, known as 'el equipo inca', represents Peru in international football competition and is managed by the Peruvian Football Federation . The team competes against the other nine members of FIFA's CONMEBOL conference, which encompasses the countries of South America...

. Italian journalists and tifosi
Tifosi
Tifosi is an Italian word to describe a group of supporters or fans, especially in sports. Tifosi is used for a mixed gender or an all-male group; masculine singular tifoso, feminine singular tifosa, feminine plural tifose.-Football:...

 criticised their team for their uninspired performances that managed three draws; the squad was reeling from the recent Serie A scandal
Totonero 1980
Totonero 1980 or Totonero was a scandal of match fixing in Italy in 1980 in Italian Serie A and Serie B. It was uncovered on 23 March 1980 by the Guardia di Finanza, after the spalling of two Roman shopkeepers, Alvaro Trinca and Massimo Cruciani, who declared that some Italian football players sold...

, where national players were suspended for match fixing and illegal betting.

Group 2 saw one of the great World Cup upsets on the first day with the 2–1 victory of Algeria
Algeria national football team
The Algeria national football team , nicknamed الأفنــاك, Les Fennecs , represents Algeria in association football and is controlled by the Fédération Algérienne de Football. Algeria's home ground is the Stade 5 Juillet 1962 in Algiers and their head coach is Vahid Halilhodžić.Algeria has qualified...

 over reigning European Champions West Germany
Germany national football team
The Germany national football team is the football team that has represented Germany in international competition since 1908. It is governed by the German Football Association , which was founded in 1900....

. In the final match in the group
West Germany v Austria (1982)
-Aftermath:With West Germany's 1–0 victory, they joined Austria and Algeria with four points in three matches. The teams were separated by goal difference, with West Germany and Austria progressing to the next round of the tournament at the expense of Algeria....

 between West Germany and Austria
Austria national football team
The Austria national football team is the association football team that represents the country of Austria in international competition and is controlled by the Austrian Football Association ....

, Algeria had already played their final group game the day before, and West Germany and Austria knew that a West German win by 1 or 2 goals would qualify them both, while a larger German victory would qualify Algeria over Austria, and a draw or an Austrian win would eliminate the Germans. After 10 minutes of all-out attack, West Germany scored through a goal by Horst Hrubesch
Horst Hrubesch
Horst Hrubesch is a retired German football player employed as a youth trainer at the German Football Association. His nickname was Das Kopfball-Ungeheuer for his heading skills.-Career:...

. After the goal was scored, the two teams kicked the ball around aimlessly for the rest of the match. Chants of "Fuera, fuera" ("Out, out") were screamed by the Spanish crowd, while angry Algerian supporters waved banknotes at the players. This performance was widely deplored, even by the German and Austrian fans. One German fan was so upset by his team's display that he burned his German flag in disgust. Algeria protested to FIFA, who ruled that the result be allowed to stand; FIFA introduced a revised qualification system at subsequent World Cups in which the final two games in each group were played simultaneously.

Group 3, where the opening ceremony and first match of the tournament took place, saw Belgium beat defending champions Argentina
Argentina national football team
The Argentina national football team represents Argentina in association football and is controlled by the Argentine Football Association , the governing body for football in Argentina. Argentina's home stadium is Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti and their head coach is Alejandro...

 1–0. The Camp Nou
Camp Nou
Camp Nou , sometimes called "the Nou Camp" in English, is a football stadium in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The stadium, located in the west of the city, has been the home of FC Barcelona since its construction in 1957....

 stadium was the home of Barcelona
FC Barcelona
Futbol Club Barcelona , also known as Barcelona and familiarly as Barça, is a professional football club, based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain....

, and many fans had wanted to see the club's new signing, Argentinian star Diego Maradona
Diego Maradona
Diego Armando Maradona is a retired Argentine football player and widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time. Over the course of his professional club career Maradona played for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla and Newell's Old Boys, setting...

, who did not perform to expectations. Both Belgium and Argentina ultimately advanced at the expense of Hungary
Hungary national football team
The Hungary national football team represents Hungary in international football and is controlled by the Hungarian Football Federation....

 and El Salvador
El Salvador national football team
El Salvador's national football team represents El Salvador in international football and is sanctioned by the Federación Salvadoreña de Fútbol . In 1899, Santa Ana and San Salvador met for the first hosted football game in El Salvador...

 despite Hungary's 10–1 win over the Central American nation — which, with a total of 11 goals, is the second highest scoreline in a World Cup game (equal with Brazil's 6–5 victory over Poland in the 1938 tournament and Hungary's 8–3 victory over West Germany in the 1954 tournament).

Group 4 opened with England
England national football team
The England national football team represents England in association football and is controlled by the Football Association, the governing body for football in England. England is the joint oldest national football team in the world, alongside Scotland, whom they played in the world's first...

 midfielder Bryan Robson
Bryan Robson
Bryan Robson OBE is an English football manager and a former player. He is best known for playing in midfield for Manchester United, where he was the longest serving captain in club history. He was the manager of Sheffield United, being relieved of his first team duties at the club in February 2008...

's goal against France
France national football team
The France national football team represents the nation of France in international football. It is fielded by the French Football Federation , the governing body of football in France, and competes as a member of UEFA, which encompasses the countries of Europe...

 after only 27 seconds of play. England won 3–1 and qualified along with France over Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia national football team
The Czechoslovakia national football team was the national association football team of Czechoslovakia from 1922 to 1993. At the dissolution of Czechoslovakia at the end of 1992, the team was participating in UEFA qualifying Group 4 for the 1994 World Cup; it completed this campaign under the name...

 and Kuwait
Kuwait national football team
The Kuwait National Football Team is the national team of Kuwait and is controlled by the Kuwait Football Association. They made one World Cup Finals appearance, in 1982, managing a draw with Czechoslovakia but losing to England and France. During the match against France, France scored a goal...

, though the tiny Gulf emirate held Czechoslovakia to a 1–1 draw. In the game between Kuwait and France, with France leading 3–1, France midfielder Alain Giresse scored a goal vehemently contested by the Kuwait team, who had stopped play after hearing a piercing whistle from the stands, which they thought had come from Soviet referee Miroslav Stupar
Miroslav Stupar
Myroslav Ivanovych Stupar is a former Soviet and Ukrainian football referee.He is best remembered for his officiating of the 1982 World Cup game between France and Kuwait in Valladolid in Spain. France were leading 3-1 when their midfielder Alain Giresse broke through to score a fourth goal...

. Play had not yet resumed when Sheikh Fahid Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, brother of the Kuwaiti Emir and president of the Kuwaiti Football Association, rushed onto the pitch to remonstrate with the referee. Stupar countermanded his initial decision and disallowed the goal to the fury of the French. Maxime Bossis
Maxime Bossis
Maxime Bossis is a retired football defender from France, who obtained 76 caps for the French national team. He is mostly remembered for missing the last penalty in 1982 World Cup semifinal between Germany and France...

 scored another valid goal a few minutes later and France won 4–1. Stupar lost his international refereeing credentials as a result of this incident, and Al-Sabah received a $10,000 fine.

In Group 5, Honduras
Honduras national football team
The Honduran national football team, nicknamed Los Catrachos, La Bicolor or La H, is the national team of Honduras and is controlled by the Federación Nacional Autónoma de Fútbol de Honduras...

 held hosts Spain
Spain national football team
The Spain national football team represents Spain in international association football and is controlled by the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the governing body for football in Spain. The current head coach is Vicente del Bosque...

 to a 1–1 draw. Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland national football team
The Northern Ireland national football team represents Northern Ireland in international association football. Before 1921 all of Ireland was represented by a single side, the Ireland national football team, organised by the Irish Football Association...

 won the group outright, eliminating Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia national football team
The Yugoslavia national football team represented the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in association football. It enjoyed a modicum of success in international competition. In 1992, during the Yugoslav wars, the team was suspended from international...

 and beating hosts Spain 1–0; Northern Ireland had to play the majority of the second half with ten men after Mal Donaghy
Mal Donaghy
Malachy Martin "Mal" Donaghy is a former Northern Ireland international footballer who played for Luton Town.-Club career:...

 was dismissed. Spain scraped by thanks to a controversial penalty in the 2–1 victory over Yugoslavia. At 17 years and 41 days, Northern Ireland forward Norman Whiteside
Norman Whiteside
Norman Whiteside is a former Northern Ireland international footballer who played in two World Cups.He appeared for Manchester United and Everton, before his career was ended by injury at the age of 26. He won the FA Cup twice during his time playing for Manchester United, in 1983 and 1985...

 was the youngest player to appear in a World Cup match.

Brazil
Brazil national football team
The Brazil national football team represents Brazil in international men's football and is controlled by the Brazilian Football Confederation , the governing body for football in Brazil. They are a member of the International Federation of Association Football since 1923 and also a member of the...

 were in Group 6. With Zico
Zico
Arthur Antunes Coimbra , better known as Zico , is a Brazilian coach and former footballer. He is the current head coach of the Iraq national football team. Often called the "White Pelé", he is commonly considered one of the most skilled finishers and one of the best passers ever and possibly the...

, Sócrates
Sócrates
Sócrates Brasileiro Sampaio de Souza Vieira de Oliveira, MD, , more commonly known simply as Sócrates, is a Brazilian former association footballer....

, Falcão
Paulo Roberto Falcão
Paulo Roberto Falcão is a Brazilian head coach and former footballer, currently managing Sport Club Internacional. He is widely considered one of the best players in Internacional and Roma history, and one of the most talented midfielders of all time, especially at his peak in the mid 1980s...

, Éder
Éder Aleixo de Assis
Éder Aleixo de Assis, was also known as Éder or Éder Assis , is a former Brazilian footballer. He played as a left winger and striker, most notably with Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense, Clube Atlético Mineiro in the Campeonato Brasileiro and with the Brazilian national team...

 and fellows, they boasted an offensive firepower that promised a return to the glory days of 1970
1970 FIFA World Cup
The 1970 FIFA World Cup, the ninth staging of the World Cup, was held in Mexico, from 31 May to 21 June. The 1970 tournament was the first World Cup hosted in North America, and the first held outside South America and Europe. In a match-up of two-time World Cup champions, the final was won by...

. They beat the USSR
USSR national football team
The Soviet Union National Football Team was the national football team of the Soviet Union. It ceased to exist after the break up of the Union...

 2–1 thanks to a 20 metre Éder goal two minutes from time, then Scotland
Scotland national football team
The Scotland national football team represents Scotland in international football and is controlled by the Scottish Football Association. Scotland are the joint oldest national football team in the world, alongside England, whom they played in the world's first international football match in 1872...

 and New Zealand with four goals each. The Soviets took the group's other qualifying berth at the expense of the Scots.

Second round


Poland opened Group A with a 3–0 defeat of Belgium thanks to a Zbigniew Boniek
Zbigniew Boniek
Zbigniew "Zibì" Kazimierz Boniek is a former Polish footballer and coach. He first played at Zawisza Bydgoszcz and later at Widzew Łódź. Boniek was named by Pelé as one of the 125 Greatest Living Footballers and by FIFA as one of the 100 best-ever players. On 12 October 2009 he received a Golden...

 hat-trick. The Soviet Union prevailed 1–0 in the next match over Belgium. The Poles edged out the USSR for the semi-final spot on the final day on goal difference thanks to a 0–0 draw in a politically charged match, as Poland's then-Communist government had imposed a martial law
Martial law in Poland
Martial law in Poland refers to the period of time from December 13, 1981 to July 22, 1983, when the authoritarian government of the People's Republic of Poland drastically restricted normal life by introducing martial law in an attempt to crush political opposition to it. Thousands of opposition...

 a few months earlier to quash internal dissent and forestall a Soviet invasion.

In Group B, a match between England and West Germany ended in a goalless draw. West Germany put the pressure on England in their second match by beating Spain 2–1. The home side drew 0–0 against England, denying Ron Greenwood's team a semi-final place and putting England in the same position as Cameroon, being eliminated without losing a game.

In Group C, with Brazil, Argentina and Italy, in the opener, Italy prevailed 2–1 over Diego Maradona
Diego Maradona
Diego Armando Maradona is a retired Argentine football player and widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time. Over the course of his professional club career Maradona played for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla and Newell's Old Boys, setting...

's side after a game in which Italian defenders Gaetano Scirea
Gaetano Scirea
Gaetano Scirea was an Italian football player who is considered one of the greatest defenders of all-time.Scirea is one of only five players in European football history to have won all international trophies for football clubs recognized by UEFA and FIFA...

 and Claudio Gentile
Claudio Gentile
Claudio Gentile is an Italian football coach and former defender of the 1970s and 1980s. Gentile appeared for Italy in two World Cup tournaments, including playing in the winning Italian team in the 1982 final. His club career was notably spent with Juventus for whom he made almost 300 league...

 proved themselves equal to the task of stopping the Argentinian attack. Argentina now needed a win over Brazil on the second day, but lost 3–1 — Argentina only scoring in the last minute. Diego Maradona kicked Brazilian player Joao Batista and was sent off in the 85th minute.
The match between Brazil and Italy put Brazil's attack against Italy's defence, with the majority of the game played around the Italian area, with the Italian midfielders and defenders returning the repeated set volleys of Brazilian shooters such as Zico, Socrates and Falcao
Paulo Roberto Falcão
Paulo Roberto Falcão is a Brazilian head coach and former footballer, currently managing Sport Club Internacional. He is widely considered one of the best players in Internacional and Roma history, and one of the most talented midfielders of all time, especially at his peak in the mid 1980s...

. Italian centre back Claudio Gentile was assigned to mark Brazilian striker Zico, earning a yellow card and a suspension for the following game against Poland. Enzo Bearzot
Enzo Bearzot
Vincenzo "Enzo" Bearzot was an Italian association football player and manager. He is best known for having led the Italian national football team to a triumph in the 1982 FIFA World Cup.-Playing career:...

's striker, Paolo Rossi
Paolo Rossi
Paolo Rossi is an Italian former football striker. In 1982, he led Italy to the 1982 FIFA World Cup title, scoring six goals to win the Golden Boot/top scorer honors, and the Golden Ball. After his performance at the 1982 FIFA World Cup he became a hero in the hearts of all Italians...

, opened the scoring when he headed in Antonio Cabrini
Antonio Cabrini
Antonio Cabrini is an Italian football former player. He played left-back, mainly with Juventus. He won the 1982 FIFA World Cup with the Italian national team....

's cross with just five minutes played. Socrates equalised for Brazil twelve minutes later. In the twenty-fifth minute Rossi stepped past a Brazilian defender, intercepted a pass across the Brazilians' goal, and drilled the shot home. The Brazilians threw everything in search of another equaliser, while Italy defended bravely. On 68 minutes, Falcao collected a pass from Junior and fired home from 20 yards out to draw the match. Now Italy had gained the lead twice thanks to Rossi's goals, and Brazil had come back twice; At 2–2, Brazil would have been through on goal difference, but at the 74th minute, a poor clearance from an Italian corner kick went back to the Brazilian six-yard line where Rossi and Francesco Graziani
Francesco Graziani
Francesco "Ciccio" Graziani is an Italy football manager and former player.-Playing career:Graziani was born in Subiaco, in the province of Rome....

 were waiting. Both aimed at the same shot, Rossi connecting to get a hat trick
Hat Trick
Hat trick, hat-trick or hattrick may refer to:* hat-trick — in various sports, achieving three goals, wickets, etc. in a single match* Hattrick — online football management game** Hattrick Limited — producers of this game...

 and sending Italy into the lead for good.

In the last group, Group D, France dispatched Austria 1–0 in their opener, then beat Northern Ireland 4–1 for their first semifinal appearance since 1958
1958 FIFA World Cup
The 1958 FIFA World Cup, the sixth staging of the World Cup, was hosted by Sweden from 8 June to 29 June. The tournament was won by Brazil, who beat Sweden 5–2 in the final for their first title. To date, this marks the only occasion that a World Cup staged in Europe was not won by a European...

.

Semi-finals, third-place match, and final


Italy beat Poland in the first semi-final through two goals from Paolo Rossi. In the game between France and West Germany, the Germans opened the scoring through a Pierre Littbarski
Pierre Littbarski
Pierre Michael Littbarski is a German football manager and former player. He was mainly a winger or attacking midfielder and is best known for his brilliant dribbling abilities. He was a FIFA World Cup winner with West Germany in 1990. He was also runner–up twice in 1982 and 1986 with West Germany...

 strike in the 17th minute, and the French equalised nine minutes later with a Michel Platini
Michel Platini
Michel François Platini is a former French football player, manager and current president of UEFA. Platini was a member of the French national team that won the 1984 European Championship, a tournament in which he was the top goalscorer and voted the best player. He participated in the 1978, 1982...

 penalty. In the second half a long through ball sent French defender Patrick Battiston
Patrick Battiston
Patrick Battiston is a former French football player, who played for the France national team in three World Cups and won the 1984 European Football Championship.-Club career:...

 racing clear towards the German goal. With both Battiston and the lone German defender trying to be the first to reach the ball, Battiston flicked it past German keeper Harald Schumacher
Harald Schumacher
Harald Anton Schumacher , commonly known as Toni Schumacher, is a German former football goalkeeper, and a member of the West German national team. He won the 1980 European Championship and lost two World Cup finals, in 1982 and 1986...

 from the edge of the German penalty area and Schumacher reacted by jumping up to block. Schumacher completely missed the ball, however, and clattered straight into the oncoming Battiston – which left the French player unconscious and knocked two of his teeth out. Schumacher's action has been described as "one of history's most shocking fouls". The ball went just wide of the post and Dutch referee Charles Corver
Charles Corver
Charles George Reinier Corver is a former Dutch football referee.He was decorated twice by the Queen and the football association ....

 deemed Schumacher's tackle on Battiston not to be a foul and awarded a goal kick
Goal kick
A goal kick, called a goalie kick in some regions,is a method of restarting play in a game of association football.-Award:A goal kick is awarded to the defending team when the ball goes out of the field of play by crossing the goal line when the last person to touch the ball was from the attacking...

. Play was interrupted for several minutes while Battiston, still unconscious and with a broken jaw, was carried off the field on a stretcher. After French defender Manuel Amoros
Manuel Amoros
Manuel Amoros is a retired football defender from France with Valencian ancestry. He was capped 82 times for the France national football team, and played in the Euro Cup finals of 1984 and 1992, and the World Cup finals in 1982 and 1986.Amoros played most of his career for AS Monaco in the...

 had sent a 25-metre drive crashing onto the West German crossbar in the final minute, the match went into extra time. On 92 minutes, France's sweeper Marius Trésor
Marius Trésor
Marius Trésor is a retired football defender from France, who was named by Pelé as one of the top 125 greatest living footballers....

 fired a swerving volley under Schumacher's crossbar from ten metres out to make it 2–1. Six minutes later, an unmarked Alain Giresse drove in a 18-metre shot off the inside of the right post to finish off a counter-attack and put France up 3–1. But West Germany would not give up. In the 102nd minute a counter-attack culminated in a cross that recent substitute Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
Karl-Heinz "Kalle" Rummenigge is a German former football player.He had his greatest career success with German club Bayern Munich, where he won the Intercontinental Cup, the European Cup, as well as two league titles and two domestic cups.A member of the German national team, Rummenigge won the...

 turned in at the near post from a difficult angle with the outside of his foot, reducing France's lead to 3–2. Then in the 108th minute Germany took a short corner and after France failed to clear, the ball was played by Germany to Littbarski whose cross to Horst Hrubesch
Horst Hrubesch
Horst Hrubesch is a retired German football player employed as a youth trainer at the German Football Association. His nickname was Das Kopfball-Ungeheuer for his heading skills.-Career:...

 was headed back to the centre towards Klaus Fischer
Klaus Fischer
Klaus Fischer is a German former football player and coach.-Career:Fischer was born in Kreuzstraßl, near Lindberg in the district of Regen....

, who was unmarked but with his back to goal. Fischer in turn volleyed the ball past French keeper Jean-Luc Ettori
Jean-Luc Ettori
Jean-Luc Ettori is a retired French footballer who played goalkeeper from France, who spent his entire career with AS Monaco. He earned nine caps for the France national football team in the early 1980s including starting six out of seven games in the 1982 World Cup. He has played the most games...

 with a bicycle kick
Bicycle kick
A Bicycle kick or Scissor kick is a physical move made by throwing the body up into the air, making a shearing movement with the legs to get one leg in front of the other without holding on to the ground. The move can either be done backwards or sideways...

, levelling the scores at 3–3 and sending the match to penalties. This goal was voted the greatest goal in the history of German football by German supporters. Because the scores were level after extra time, France and West Germany participated in the first ever penalty shootout
Penalty shootout (football)
A penalty shoot-out, referred to as kicks from the penalty mark in the Laws of the Game, is the FIFA official term for a method used in association football to decide which team progresses to the next stage of a tournament following a tied game...

 at a World Cup finals. Giresse, Manfred Kaltz, Manuel Amoros
Manuel Amoros
Manuel Amoros is a retired football defender from France with Valencian ancestry. He was capped 82 times for the France national football team, and played in the Euro Cup finals of 1984 and 1992, and the World Cup finals in 1982 and 1986.Amoros played most of his career for AS Monaco in the...

, Paul Breitner
Paul Breitner
Paul Breitner is a former German football player. One of Germany's most controversial players, he was capped 48 times for his country.-Playing career:...

 and Dominique Rocheteau
Dominique Rocheteau
Dominique Rocheteau is a former football striker from France, who is currently the head of the National Commission of Ethics of the French Football Association....

 all converted penalties until Uli Stielike
Uli Stielike
Ulrich "Uli" Stielike is a German football manager and former player.-Club career:Stielike was a West Germany youth international for hometown club SpVgg Ketsch when he got signed by UEFA Cup runner-up Borussia Mönchengladbach in 1973, first coming to action as a full back for the then two times...

 was stopped by Ettori, giving France the advantage. But then Schumacher stepped forward, lifted the tearful Stielike from the ground, and saved Didier Six
Didier Six
Didier Six is a former French international footballer. He played as a winger and he earned 52 caps and scored 13 goals for the France national football team. He played in the 1978 FIFA World Cup and the 1982 FIFA World Cup, and was also part of the winning team at Euro 84...

's shot. With Germany handed the lifeline they needed Littbarski converted his penalty, followed by Platini for France, and then Rummenigge for Germany as the tension mounted. France defender Maxime Bossis then had his kick parried by Schumacher who anticipated it, and Hrubesch stepped up to score and send Germany to the World Cup final yet again with a victory on penalties, 4–5.

In the final, after a scoreless first half during which Antonio Cabrini
Antonio Cabrini
Antonio Cabrini is an Italian football former player. He played left-back, mainly with Juventus. He won the 1982 FIFA World Cup with the Italian national team....

 fired a penalty wide of goal, the fresher legs of the Italians and the confidence gained from their previous two victories began to make the difference between the teams. After a foul just outside the area by Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Italian central defender Claudio Gentile raced upfield to set the ball and initiate the quick restart, catching the German goalkeeper Schumacher out of position and the German defence unprepared. Paolo Rossi scored first for the third straight game by heading home Gentile's bouncing cross at close range. Exploiting the situation, Italy scored twice more on quick counter-strikes, all the while capitalising on their defence to hold the Germans. With Gentile and Gaetano Scirea holding the centre, the Italian strikers were free to counter-punch the weakened German defence. Marco Tardelli's shot from the edge of the area beat Schumacher first, and Alessandro Altobelli
Alessandro Altobelli
Alessandro Altobelli is a former professional Italian footballer.Nicknamed Spillo for his slender build. Altobelli was one of the most effective Italian forwards of the late 1970s and 1980s...

, the substitute for injured striker Francesco Graziani
Francesco Graziani
Francesco "Ciccio" Graziani is an Italy football manager and former player.-Playing career:Graziani was born in Subiaco, in the province of Rome....

, made it 3–0 at the end of a solo sprint down the right side by the stand-out winger Bruno Conti
Bruno Conti
Bruno Conti is an Italian ex-football player and former coach of the Serie A club Roma from 14 March 2005 to 30 June 2005. His two sons Daniele and Andrea are both professional footballers...

. Italy's lead appeared secure, encouraging Italian president Sandro Pertini to wag his finger at the cameras in a playful "not going to catch us now" gesture. In the 83rd minute Paul Breitner scored a goal against Dino Zoff
Dino Zoff
Dino Zoff is an Italian former football goalkeeper and is the oldest winner ever of the World Cup, which he earned as captain of the Italian team in the 1982 tournament in Spain, at the age of 40 years, 4 months and 13 days.Zoff was a goalkeeper of outstanding ability and has a place in the...

, but Italy claimed their first World Cup title in 44 years, and their third in total with a 3–1 victory.

In the third-place match, Poland edged the French side 3–2 which matched Poland's best ever performance at a World Cup previously achieved in 1974. France would go on to win the European Championship two years later.

Records


Italy became the first team to advance from the first round without winning a game, drawing all three (while Cameroon
Cameroon national football team
The Cameroon national football team, nicknamed Les Lions Indomptables , is controlled by the Fédération Camerounaise de Football and is Africa's most successful side in FIFA world cup; having qualified for the FIFA World Cup six times – in 1982, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2010– more than any...

 were eliminated in the same way), and also the only World Cup winner to draw or lose three matches at the Finals. By winning, Italy equalled Brazil's record of winning the World Cup three times. Italy's total of twelve goals scored in seven matches set a new low for average goals scored per game by a World Cup winning side (subsequently exceeded by Spain in 2010), while Italy's aggregate goal difference of +6 for the tournament remains a record low for a champion, equalled by Spain.

Italy's 40-year-old captain-goalkeeper Dino Zoff
Dino Zoff
Dino Zoff is an Italian former football goalkeeper and is the oldest winner ever of the World Cup, which he earned as captain of the Italian team in the 1982 tournament in Spain, at the age of 40 years, 4 months and 13 days.Zoff was a goalkeeper of outstanding ability and has a place in the...

 became the oldest-ever player to win the World Cup. This was the first World Cup in which teams from all six continental confederations participated in the finals, something that would not happen again until 2006
2006 FIFA World Cup
The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 9 June to 9 July 2006 in Germany, which won the right to host the event in July 2000. Teams representing 198 national football associations from all six...

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Venues


17 stadiums in 14 cities hosted the tournament.
Madrid
Madrid
Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain. The population of the city is roughly 3.3 million and the entire population of the Madrid metropolitan area is calculated to be 6.271 million. It is the third largest city in the European Union, after London and Berlin, and its metropolitan...

Barcelona
Barcelona
Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain after Madrid, and the capital of Catalonia, with a population of 1,621,537 within its administrative limits on a land area of...

Vigo
Vigo
Vigo is a city and municipality in north-west Spain, in Galicia, situated on the ria of the same name on the Atlantic Ocean.-Population:...

A Coruña
A Coruña
A Coruña or La Coruña is a city and municipality of Galicia, Spain. It is the second-largest city in the autonomous community and seventeenth overall in the country...

Santiago Bernabeu
Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
The Estadio Santiago Bernabéu is an all-seater football stadium in Madrid, Spain. It was inaugurated on 14 December 1947 and is owned by Real Madrid Club de Fútbol. It has a current capacity of 85,454 spectators....

Vicente Calderón
Vicente Calderón Stadium
The Vicente Calderón Stadium is the home stadium of La Liga football club Atlético Madrid and is located in the Arganzuela district of Spanish capital Madrid. The stadium was originally called the Manzanares Stadium, but this was later changed to the Vicente Calderón Stadium, after the famous...

Camp Nou
Camp Nou
Camp Nou , sometimes called "the Nou Camp" in English, is a football stadium in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The stadium, located in the west of the city, has been the home of FC Barcelona since its construction in 1957....

Sarrià Balaídos Riazor
Capacity: 91,000 Capacity: 66,000 Capacity: 120,000 Capacity: 44,000 Capacity: 31,800 Capacity: 34,600
Gijón
Gijón
Gijón , officially Gijón / Xixón, is a coastal industrial city and a municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. Early mediaeval texts mention it as "Gigia". It was an important regional Roman city, although the area has been settled since earliest history...

Oviedo
Oviedo
Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain. It is also the name of the municipality that contains the city....

Elche Alicante
Alicante
Alicante or Alacant is a city in Spain, the capital of the province of Alicante and of the comarca of Alacantí, in the south of the Valencian Community. It is also a historic Mediterranean port. The population of the city of Alicante proper was 334,418, estimated , ranking as the second-largest...

Bilbao
Bilbao
Bilbao ) is a Spanish municipality, capital of the province of Biscay, in the autonomous community of the Basque Country. With a population of 353,187 , it is the largest city of its autonomous community and the tenth largest in Spain...

Valladolid
Valladolid
Valladolid is a historic city and municipality in north-central Spain, situated at the confluence of the Pisuerga and Esgueva rivers, and located within three wine-making regions: Ribera del Duero, Rueda and Cigales...

El Molinón
El Molinón
Estadio El Molinón is an association football stadium in Gijón, Asturias-Spain. The stadium is the home ground of Sporting de Gijón.The stadium's address is Parque de Isabel la Católica, 33390 Gijón.-History:...

Carlos Tartiere
Estadio Carlos Tartiere (1926)
Estadio Carlos Tartiere was a multi-use stadium in Oviedo, Spain. It was initially used as the stadium of Real Oviedo matches.Initially called Buenavista stadium, it was opened on April 24, 1932 with a match between the national teams of Spain and Yugoslavia...

Nuevo
Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero
The Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero is located in the city Spanish in Elche in Alicante, Spain. It is a sports arena that houses matches of Elche CF, a team that is currently playing in the Liga Adelante . Its name pays tribute to the late president of the club Elche, Manuel Martinez Valero...

José Rico Pérez
Estadio José Rico Pérez
Estadio José Rico Pérez is a multi-purpose stadium in Alicante, Spain. It is currently used mostly for football matches, being home to Hércules CF. It also held World Cup matches when Spain organized the event in 1982. The stadium can hold up to 30,000 people...

San Mamés
San Mamés Stadium
Estadio San Mamés, AKA La Catedral , is a football stadium in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain. The stadium is the home of Athletic Bilbao, known as "Los leones de San Mamés-Bilboko lehoiak" . They are known as Los leones because their stadium was built near a church called San Mamés...

José Zorrilla
Estadio José Zorrilla
Estadio José Zorrilla is a football stadium in Valladolid, Spain. The stadium holds 26,512 people.The stadium was built in 1982 and is named after poet José Zorrilla y Moral...

Capacity: 47,000 Capacity: 23,000 Capacity: 40,000 Capacity: 38,000 Capacity: 47,000 Capacity: 30,000
Valencia Zaragoza
Zaragoza
Zaragoza , also called Saragossa in English, is the capital city of the Zaragoza Province and of the autonomous community of Aragon, Spain...

Sevilla Málaga
Málaga
Málaga is a city and a municipality in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, Spain. With a population of 568,507 in 2010, it is the second most populous city of Andalusia and the sixth largest in Spain. This is the southernmost large city in Europe...

Luis Casanova La Romareda
La Romareda
Estadio de La Romareda is the home stadium of Real Zaragoza, in Zaragoza. It was inaugurated on September 8, 1957, with a game between Real Zaragoza and CA Osasuna . The official capacity is 34,596, with an average attendance of around 30,000 for Real Zaragoza matches.The stadium has gone through...

Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán is a stadium in Seville, Spain. It is the home stadium of Sevilla Fútbol Club. It was the venue for the 1986 European Cup Final between Steaua Bucureşti and Barcelona and the 1982 World Cup semi-final game between Germany and France.This stadium contains a singular...

Benito Villamarín
Estadio Manuel Ruiz de Lopera
The Estadio Benito Villamarín is a football stadium in Seville, Spain. It is the home stadium of Real Betis.- History :Sevilla Balompié, Real Betis Balompié precursor during the years 1907-1914, initially played in the Prado de San Sebastian. In 1920, they began to play in the field of Real...

La Rosaleda
Capacity: 55,000 Capacity: 42,000 Capacity: 68,000 Capacity: 50,000 Capacity: 44,000



Match officials


AFC Ibrahim Youssef Al-Doy
Ibrahim Youssef Al-Doy
Ibrahim Youssef Al-Doy is a retired Bahraini football referee. He is known for having refereed one match in the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain, which was Hungary's record 10-1 win over El Salvador in Elche on June 15, 1982.-References:*...

 Chan Tam Sun Abraham Klein
Abraham Klein (referee)
Abraham Klein , was an Israeli international football referee.-1970 World Cup:Klein refereed some of the most important FIFA World Cup matches between 1970 and 1982...


CAF Benjamin Dwomoh
Benjamin Dwomoh
Benjamin Dwomoh is a retired Ghanaian football referee. He is known to have refereed one match in the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain, between Kuwait and Czechoslovakia in Valladolid.-References:*...

 Yousef El-Ghoul
Yousef El-Ghoul
Yousef Muhammad Alghoul was a Libyan football referee. He is known for having refereed one match in the 1982 World Cup in Spain, between the USSR and New Zealand in Malaga. He was, and is still, the only Libyan to referee a match in FIFA World Cup.- References :*...

 Belaid Lacarne
Belaid Lacarne
Belaid Lacarne is a retired Algerian football referee.Lacarne refereed one match in the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain between Argentina and Hungary...


CONCACAF Rómulo Méndez
Rómulo Méndez
Rómulo Méndez Molina is a retired Guatemalan football referee. He was the first Guatemalan referee ever to participate in a World Cup finals, refereeing one match in the 1982 World Cup. He also appeared in one match of the 1986 World Cup.- External links :*...

 David Socha
David Socha
David Socha is a former soccer referee from the United States. He is best known for supervising two matches in the FIFA World Cup, one in 1982 and one in 1986.-References:...

 Luis Paulino Siles
Luis Paulino Siles
Luis Paulino Siles Calderón is a retired football referee from Costa Rica. He is known for officiating two matches in the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain.-References:*...

 Mario Rubio Vázquez

CONMEBOL Gilberto Aristizábal Luis Barrancos
Luis Barrancos
Luis Barrancos Álvarez is a retired Bolivian football referee. He is known for having refereed one match in the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain....

 Juan Daniel Cardellino
Juan Daniel Cardellino
Juan Daniel Cardellino de San Vicente was a football referee from Uruguay, who officiated at two FIFA World Cups: 1982 and 1990 .-References:*...

 Arnaldo Cézar Coelho
Arnaldo Cézar Coelho
Arnaldo David Cézar Coelho was the first Brazilian, indeed first non-European to take charge of the FIFA World Cup final when he officiated in the 1982 final between Italy and West Germany....

 Gastón Castro
Gastón Castro
Gastón Edmundo Castro Makuc is a retired Chilean football referee. He is known for having refereed one match in the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain.He has chaired the Chilean committee of referees and is a FIFA trainer of referees....

 Arturo Ithurralde
Arturo Ithurralde
Arturo Andrés Ithurralde is a retired Argentine football referee. He is known for having refereed one match in the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain.-References:*...

 Enrique Labo Revoredo
Enrique Labo Revoredo
Enrique Labo Revoredo is a retired Peruvian football referee. He is known for having refereed one match at the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain. Labo also refereed at the 1980 Summer Olympics.-References:*...

 Héctor Ortiz
Héctor Ortíz (referee)
Héctor Ortiz is a retired Paraguayan football referee. He is known for having refereed one match in the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain.-References:*...


UEFA Paolo Casarin
Paolo Casarin
Paolo Casarin . Is a retired football referee from Italy. He is mostly known for supervising two matches in the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain-References:*...

 Vojtech Christov
Vojtech Christov
Vojtech Christov is a former Slovak football referee. He is known for having refereed two matches in the FIFA World Cup, one in the 1982 and one in the 1986. He also refereed two matches in the 1984 UEFA European Football Championship in France.-References:*...

 Charles Corver
Charles Corver
Charles George Reinier Corver is a former Dutch football referee.He was decorated twice by the Queen and the football association ....

 Bogdan Dotchev
Bogdan Dotchev
Bogdan Guanev Dotchev is a retired Bulgarian football referee. He is known for having refereed two matches in the FIFA World Cup, one in 1982 and one in 1986. Dotchev was a linesman in the game between England and Argentina in 1986 in which the Hand of God was scored by Diego Maradona.-References:*...

 Walter Eschweiler
Walter Eschweiler
Walter Eschweiler , is a retired German football referee. He is known for having refereed one match in the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain.- References :*...

 Erik Fredriksson
Erik Fredriksson
Erik Fredriksson is a former Swedish football referee. He officiated four World Cup games: Yugoslavia v Northern Ireland in 1982; Italy v Bulgaria and USSR v Belgium in 1986; and Argentina v USSR in 1990....

 Bruno Galler
Bruno Galler
Bruno Galler is a retired football referee from Switzerland. He is mostly known for supervising one match in the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain. He also refereed the UEFA Cup final in 1989 and the European Football Championship final in 1992.-References:*...


Antonio Garrido
António Garrido (referee)
António José da Silva Garrido is a former Portuguese football referee.He is known for having refereed three matches in the FIFA World Cup, two in the 1978 and one in the 1982, the match for the 3rd and the 4th place. He also refereed one match in the 1980 UEFA European Football Championship in...

 Alojzy Jarguz Augusto Lamo Castillo
Augusto Lamo Castillo
Augusto Lamo Castillo was a retired Spanish football referee. He is known for having refereed one match in the 1982 FIFA World Cup on his home soil in Spain. He also refereed one match in the 1984 UEFA European Football Championship in France-References:*...

 Henning Lund-Sørensen
Henning Lund-Sørensen
Henning Lund-Sørensen is a retired Danish football referee from Aarhus. He is known for having refereed one match in the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain where he awarded a controversial penalty for a foul that was committed two yards outside of the box. When the penalty attempt was missed he...

 Damir Matovinović
Damir Matovinovic
Damir Matovinović is a retired football referee from Croatia. He is mostly known for supervising one match at the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain.-References:*...

 Malcolm Moffatt Károly Palotai
Károly Palotai
Károly Palotai is a retired Hungarianfootball player and referee. He was an Olympic Gold winner as a player before turning to refereeing...

 Alexis Ponnet
Alexis Ponnet
Alexis Ponnet is a former Belgian football referee. Most known for supervising two matches in the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain and one in the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico. He also refereed the European Cup final in 1987 between Porto and Bayern Munich. He also refereed two UEFA European Football...

 Adolf Prokop
Adolf Prokop
Adolf Prokop , is a former football referee from East Germany. He is mostly known for supervising two matches in the FIFA World Cup, one in 1978 and one in 1982. He was also active at UEFA Euro 1984 and refereed the 1984 European Cup Winners' Cup Final.-External links:*...

 Nicolae Rainea
Nicolae Rainea
Nicolae Rainea is a retired Romanian football referee, mostly known for have refereed five matches in the FIFA World Cup: one in 1974, two in 1978 and two in 1982. He also refereed two matches in the 1980 UEFA European Football Championship in Italy and supervised the European Cup final in...

 Miroslav Stupar
Miroslav Stupar
Myroslav Ivanovych Stupar is a former Soviet and Ukrainian football referee.He is best remembered for his officiating of the 1982 World Cup game between France and Kuwait in Valladolid in Spain. France were leading 3-1 when their midfielder Alain Giresse broke through to score a fourth goal...

 Michel Vautrot
Michel Vautrot
Michel Vautrot is a retired football referee from France. He is mostly known for supervising 5 matches in the FIFA World Cup: two in 1982 and three in 1990. He also refereed three European Championships in 1984 in 1988, including the final game between the USSR and the Netherlands...

 Bob Valentine Clive White
Clive White
Clive Bradley White is a retired English football referee from Harrow, Middlesex.-Career:White made the Football League referees list at the age of thirty three in 1973, after four years as a linesman. He made rapid progress and reached the FIFA Panel around 1978...

 Franz Wöhrer
Franz Wöhrer
Franz Wöhrer , is a former football referee from Austria. He is best known for supervising one match in the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain, between Cameroon and Peru. He was at the centre of controversy during that match, when he disallowed what turned out to be a legitimate goal by Cameroon's Roger...


OFC Tony Boskovic
Tony Boskovic
Anton "Tony" Boskovic is a retired soccer referee from Australia. He is known for having refereed two matches in the FIFA World Cup, one in 1974 and one in 1982.-References:*...



Squads


For a list of all squads that appeared in the final tournament, see 1982 FIFA World Cup squads
1982 FIFA World Cup squads
Below are the squads for the 1982 FIFA World Cup tournament in Spain.-Cameroon:Head coach: Jean Vincent-Italy:Head coach: Enzo Bearzot...

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Seeding

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
(Hosts) (Current Champions) (1978 3rd Place) (1978 4th Place)

Results



Group 1

Team
3 1 2 0 5 1
4
4
3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
3 0 3 0 1 1 0 3
3 0 2 1 2 6 −4 2

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Group 2

Team
3 2 0 1 6 3
3
4
3 2 0 1 3 1
2
4
3 2 0 1 5 5 0 4
3 0 0 3 3 8 −5 0

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Group 3

Team
3 2 1 0 3 1
2
5
3 2 0 1 6 2
4
4
3 1 1 1 12 6
6
3
3 0 0 3 1 13 −12 0

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Group 4

Team
3 3 0 0 6 1
5
6
3 1 1 1 6 5
1
3
3 0 2 1 2 4 −2 2
3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1

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Group 5

Team
3 1 2 0 2 1
1
4
3 1 1 1 3 3 0 3
3 1 1 1 2 2 0 3
3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2

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Group 6

Team
3 3 0 0 10 2
8
6
3 1 1 1 6 4
2
3
3 1 1 1 8 8 0 3
3 0 0 3 2 12 −10 0

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Group A

Team
2 1 1 0 3 0
3
3
2 1 1 0 1 0
1
3
2 0 0 2 0 4 −4 0

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Group B

Team
2 1 1 0 2 1
1
3
2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1

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Group C

Team
2 2 0 0 5 3
2
4
2 1 0 1 5 4
1
2
2 0 0 2 2 5 −3 0

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Group D

Team
2 2 0 0 5 1
4
4
2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 1
2 0 1 1 3 6 −3 1

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Knockout stage



Semi-finals



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Third place match



Final


Goalscorers


6 goals Paolo Rossi
Paolo Rossi
Paolo Rossi is an Italian former football striker. In 1982, he led Italy to the 1982 FIFA World Cup title, scoring six goals to win the Golden Boot/top scorer honors, and the Golden Ball. After his performance at the 1982 FIFA World Cup he became a hero in the hearts of all Italians...



5 goals Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
Karl-Heinz "Kalle" Rummenigge is a German former football player.He had his greatest career success with German club Bayern Munich, where he won the Intercontinental Cup, the European Cup, as well as two league titles and two domestic cups.A member of the German national team, Rummenigge won the...



4 goals Zico
Zico
Arthur Antunes Coimbra , better known as Zico , is a Brazilian coach and former footballer. He is the current head coach of the Iraq national football team. Often called the "White Pelé", he is commonly considered one of the most skilled finishers and one of the best passers ever and possibly the...

 Zbigniew Boniek
Zbigniew Boniek
Zbigniew "Zibì" Kazimierz Boniek is a former Polish footballer and coach. He first played at Zawisza Bydgoszcz and later at Widzew Łódź. Boniek was named by Pelé as one of the 125 Greatest Living Footballers and by FIFA as one of the 100 best-ever players. On 12 October 2009 he received a Golden...



3 goals Falcão
Paulo Roberto Falcão
Paulo Roberto Falcão is a Brazilian head coach and former footballer, currently managing Sport Club Internacional. He is widely considered one of the best players in Internacional and Roma history, and one of the most talented midfielders of all time, especially at his peak in the mid 1980s...

 Alain Giresse László Kiss
László Kiss (footballer)
László Kiss is a Hungarian football coach and former forward.Kiss was born at Taszár. He played for the Hungary national team in the 1982 World Cup, where he gained notability after becoming the first substitute player to score three goals in a World Cup match.-External links:...

 Gerry Armstrong
Gerry Armstrong (footballer)
Gerard "Gerry" Joseph Armstrong is a former Northern Ireland international footballer who played for Tottenham Hotspur....



2 goals Salah Assad
Salah Assad
Salah Assad is a former Algerian football striker and manager.He played for RC Kouba, where he won an Algerian tournament in 1981 and one African Cup Winner's Cup, and in France for FC Mulhouse and Paris Saint-Germain FC...

 Daniel Bertoni
Daniel Bertoni
Ricardo Daniel Bertoni is a former Argentine footballer who played in a Right Winger role.He played 31 times for the Argentina national football team between 1974 and 1982. in both the 1978 and the 1982 FIFA World Cups...

 Diego Maradona
Diego Maradona
Diego Armando Maradona is a retired Argentine football player and widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time. Over the course of his professional club career Maradona played for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla and Newell's Old Boys, setting...

 Daniel Passarella
Daniel Passarella
Daniel Alberto Passarella is a former Argentine football centre back and former manager of the Argentine and Uruguayan national football teams. He was captain of the Argentina team that won the 1978 World Cup...

 Walter Schachner
Walter Schachner
Walter "Schoko" Schachner is a football manager and former Austrian national player .As he always brought chocolate to the games when he was a boy, he got the nickname schoko...

 Éder
Éder Aleixo de Assis
Éder Aleixo de Assis, was also known as Éder or Éder Assis , is a former Brazilian footballer. He played as a left winger and striker, most notably with Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense, Clube Atlético Mineiro in the Campeonato Brasileiro and with the Brazilian national team...

 Serginho
Serginho Chulapa
Sérgio Bernardino, also known as Serginho or Serginho Chulapa was an association footballer who played striker.-Career:...

 Sócrates
Sócrates
Sócrates Brasileiro Sampaio de Souza Vieira de Oliveira, MD, , more commonly known simply as Sócrates, is a Brazilian former association footballer....

 Antonín Panenka
Antonín Panenka
Antonín Panenka is a Czech former footballer.- Club career :An attacking midfielder known for the quality of his passing and his free kicks, Panenka played for Bohemians Prague for most of his career, joining the club as a youth in 1959. In 1981 Panenka left Bohemians for Austrian club Rapid...

 Trevor Francis
Trevor Francis
Trevor John Francis , is a former footballer who won the European Cup with Nottingham Forest and played for England 52 times. He was England's first £1 million player...

 Bryan Robson
Bryan Robson
Bryan Robson OBE is an English football manager and a former player. He is best known for playing in midfield for Manchester United, where he was the longest serving captain in club history. He was the manager of Sheffield United, being relieved of his first team duties at the club in February 2008...

 Bernard Genghini
Bernard Genghini
Bernard Genghini is a French former football midfielder.- International :He earned 27 caps and scored 6 goals for the France national football team...

 Michel Platini
Michel Platini
Michel François Platini is a former French football player, manager and current president of UEFA. Platini was a member of the French national team that won the 1984 European Championship, a tournament in which he was the top goalscorer and voted the best player. He participated in the 1978, 1982...

 Dominique Rocheteau
Dominique Rocheteau
Dominique Rocheteau is a former football striker from France, who is currently the head of the National Commission of Ethics of the French Football Association....

 Didier Six
Didier Six
Didier Six is a former French international footballer. He played as a winger and he earned 52 caps and scored 13 goals for the France national football team. He played in the 1978 FIFA World Cup and the 1982 FIFA World Cup, and was also part of the winning team at Euro 84...

 Klaus Fischer
Klaus Fischer
Klaus Fischer is a German former football player and coach.-Career:Fischer was born in Kreuzstraßl, near Lindberg in the district of Regen....

 Pierre Littbarski
Pierre Littbarski
Pierre Michael Littbarski is a German football manager and former player. He was mainly a winger or attacking midfielder and is best known for his brilliant dribbling abilities. He was a FIFA World Cup winner with West Germany in 1990. He was also runner–up twice in 1982 and 1986 with West Germany...

 László Fazekas
László Fazekas
László Fazekas was an Hungarian football player who played the second most international games for the Hungarian national team. Fazekas played in the 1978 and the 1982 World Cup. In the latter tournament, he scored two long shots in the 10-1 win over El Salvador at the Estadio Manuel Martínez...

 Tibor Nyilasi
Tibor Nyilasi
Tibor Nyilasi is a retired Hungarian football player and manager. He signed with Ferencvaros in 1972 and played there until transferring to Austria Vienna in 1983. For the Hungarian National Football Team he made 70 appearances from 1975 to 1985, scoring 32 goals...

 Gábor Pölöskei
Gábor Pölöskei
Gábor Pölöskei is a retired Hungarian football player and current manager.He scored two goals for the Hungary national football team in the 1982 FIFA World Cup, one against El Salvador and another against Argentina.-References:...

 Marco Tardelli Billy Hamilton
Billy Hamilton (footballer)
William Robert Hamilton is a former Northern Ireland international footballer who played as a forward.At club level, Billy played for Linfield, QPR, Burnley, Oxford United, Limerick, Sligo Rovers, Coleraine and Distillery...

 John Wark
John Wark
John Wark is a Scottish former footballer who spent most of his playing time with Ipswich Town. He won a record four Player of the Year awards before becoming one of the four inaugural members of the club's Hall of Fame...


1 goal Lakhdar Belloumi
Lakhdar Belloumi
Lakhdar Belloumi is a former Algerian football player and manager. He is widely considered as the best Algerian player of all time and one of the best players in Africa and the world. He is said to have invented the Blind Pass...

 Tedj Bensaoula
Tedj Bensaoula
Tedj Bensaoula is an Algerian football manager and former player. He currently manages CR Témouchent in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 2.-Club career:...

 Rabah Madjer
Rabah Madjer
Mustapha Rabah Madjer is a retired Algerian footballer.A skilled striker, he reached stardom as an F.C. Porto player during the 1980s, and is widely regarded as one of the best Algerian football players of all time. He is widely remembered for scoring on 77 minutes, an audacious back-heeled...

 Osvaldo Ardiles
Osvaldo Ardiles
Osvaldo César Ardiles , often referred to in Britain as Ossie Ardiles, is a football coach, pundit and former midfielder who won the 1978 World Cup as part of the Argentine national team...

 Ramón Díaz
Ramón Díaz
Ramón Ángel Díaz , is a former Argentine football player. For most of his career, he played for, and later coached, Club Atlético River Plate. He is also known by the nickname of El Pelado ....

 Reinhold Hintermaier
Reinhold Hintermaier
Reinhold Hintermaier is a former Austrian footballer.-Club career:Hintermaier started his professional career with SK VÖEST Linz and won the Austrian Football Bundesliga title in his first season. After six years he moved to Germany to play for 1. FC Nuremberg with whom he lost the German Cup...

 Hans Krankl
Hans Krankl
Johann "Hans" Krankl is a retired Austrian footballer. He was last manager of LASK Linz.-Club career:A prolific striker, Krankl is regarded by many as the greatest ever Austrian player. He started his professional career at Rapid Wien and stayed there for 8 years, apart from a year at Wiener AC...

 Bruno Pezzey
Bruno Pezzey
Bruno Edmund Pezzey was an Austrian footballer.-Club career:Regarded as one of Austria's greatest defenders of all time, Pezzey started his professional career at local side FC Vorarlberg and moved to FC Wacker Innsbruck after only one season, winning two league titles and a domestic cup...

 Ludo Coeck
Ludo Coeck
Ludovic Coeck was a Flemish-Belgian footballer who played as left winger or central midfielder. His clubs included Berchem Sport, Anderlecht, Internazionale and Ascoli Calcio...

 Alexandre Czerniatynski
Alexandre Czerniatynski
Alexandre "Alex" Czerniatynski is a Belgian former football striker, who is now the coach of Olympic Charleroi.-Career:Czerniatynski played successively for Charleroi, Antwerp, Anderlecht, Standard, Antwerp again, KV Mechelen, Germinal Ekeren and Tilleur-Liège...

 Erwin Vandenbergh
Erwin Vandenbergh
Erwin Vandenbergh was a Belgian footballer. Between 1981 and 1991, he finished six times topscorer of the Belgian First Division, with three different clubs . In 1981 he was European topscorer with 39 goals out of 34 games...

 Júnior Oscar
José Oscar Bernardi
José Oscar Bernardi , nicknamed Oscar, is a noted association footballer, having been on the Brazil national football team and a member of São Paulo Futebol Clube and Associação Atlética Ponte Preta, and having played in defence at the Football World Cup in 1978, 1982, and as a reserve in 1986...

 Grégoire Mbida
Grégoire Mbida
Grégoire Mbida is a retired Cameroonian professional footballer. He competed for the Cameroon national football team at the 1982 FIFA World Cup....

 Juan Carlos Letelier Gustavo Moscoso
Gustavo Moscoso
Gustavo Moscoso Huencho is a retired football player from Chile, who played as an attacking midfielder and/or striker. A player of Universidad Católica he represented Chile at the 1982 FIFA World Cup, wearing the number eleven jersey....

 Miguel Ángel Neira
Miguel Ángel Neira
Miguel Ángel Neira Pincheira is a retired football midfielder from Chile, who represented his native country at the 1982 FIFA World Cup, wearing the number twenty jersey....

 Luis Ramírez
Luis Ramírez Zapata
Luis Baltazar Ramírez Zapata is a retired Salvadoran footballer.-Career:Nicknamed "El Pelé", he spent nearly 20 years playing for Salvadoran club Águila. He started with Águila before leaving to join other clubs and later in his career make a return to the San Miguel based club...

 Paul Mariner
Paul Mariner
Paul Mariner is an English football coach, manager, and retired player, who is currently with Toronto FC.A striker during his playing days, Mariner began his career with Chorley. He became a professional player in 1973 with Plymouth Argyle, where he scored 61 goals in 155 appearances and is...

 Maxime Bossis
Maxime Bossis
Maxime Bossis is a retired football defender from France, who obtained 76 caps for the French national team. He is mostly remembered for missing the last penalty in 1982 World Cup semifinal between Germany and France...

 Alain Couriol
Alain Couriol
Alain Couriol is a former football striker from France, who earned 12 caps and scored 2 goals for the France national football team, including playing in the 1982 FIFA World Cup where France finished fourth...

 René Girard
René Girard (footballer)
René Girard is a former football midfielder from France.- Career :Girard won seven caps for France and was a member of the squad that finished fourth at the 1982 FIFA World Cup....

 Gérard Soler
Gérard Soler
Gérard Soler is a former French-Moroccan footballer, who played as a forward or attacking midfielder. He is of Catalan descent, Soler being a Catalan surname. He played from 1972 until 1988, for Sochaux, Monaco, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Strasbourg, Bastia, Lille, Rennes and Orléans, where he retired...

 Marius Trésor
Marius Trésor
Marius Trésor is a retired football defender from France, who was named by Pelé as one of the top 125 greatest living footballers....

 Paul Breitner
Paul Breitner
Paul Breitner is a former German football player. One of Germany's most controversial players, he was capped 48 times for his country.-Playing career:...

 Horst Hrubesch
Horst Hrubesch
Horst Hrubesch is a retired German football player employed as a youth trainer at the German Football Association. His nickname was Das Kopfball-Ungeheuer for his heading skills.-Career:...

 Uwe Reinders
Uwe Reinders
Uwe Reinders is a former German football player and manager.He played 206 times and scored 67 goals for Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga between 1977–1985. Abroad he played for FC Girondins de Bordeaux and Stade Rennais FC...

 Antonio Laing Héctor Zelaya
Héctor Zelaya
Héctor Ramón Zelaya Rivera is a retired Honduran football player.-Club career:Nicknamed Pecho de Águila, he played in defense or midfield for C.D. Motagua. He also played at Deportivo de La Coruña...

 Lázár Szentes
Lázár Szentes
Lázár Szentes is a former Hungarian football player of the 1970s and 1980s. He appeared at the 1982 FIFA World Cup with the Hungarian national team. Between 1982 and 1983 he played 6 games and scored 3 goals for Hungary....

 József Tóth
József Tóth (footballer born 1951)
József Tóth is a former Hungarian football player of the 1970s and 1980s. He made 56 appearances and scored 1 goal for the Hungarian National Football Team as a left defender...

 József Varga Alessandro Altobelli
Alessandro Altobelli
Alessandro Altobelli is a former professional Italian footballer.Nicknamed Spillo for his slender build. Altobelli was one of the most effective Italian forwards of the late 1970s and 1980s...

 Antonio Cabrini
Antonio Cabrini
Antonio Cabrini is an Italian football former player. He played left-back, mainly with Juventus. He won the 1982 FIFA World Cup with the Italian national team....

 Bruno Conti
Bruno Conti
Bruno Conti is an Italian ex-football player and former coach of the Serie A club Roma from 14 March 2005 to 30 June 2005. His two sons Daniele and Andrea are both professional footballers...

 Francesco Graziani
Francesco Graziani
Francesco "Ciccio" Graziani is an Italy football manager and former player.-Playing career:Graziani was born in Subiaco, in the province of Rome....


Abdullah Al-Buloushi
Abdullah Al-Buloushi
Abdullah M. H. A. Al-Buloushi is a Kuwaiti footballer. He played for Al Arabi and Kuwait.Al-Buloushi is famous for having scored a goal against France in the 1982 World Cup. The game finished 4-1 for France. He also played for Kuwait at the 1980 Summer Olympics.-References:...

 Faisal Al-Dakhil
Faisal Al-Dakhil
Faisal Al-Dakhil, also spelled Al-Dakheel is a prominent Kuwaiti footballer. He is well known because of his famous goal against Czechoslovakia in the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain....

 Steve Sumner
Steve Sumner
Steven Paul Sumner is an English-born, New Zealand football player, who was captain of the national team during the country's first successful campaign to qualify for the World Cup, in 1982.-Club career:...

 Steve Wooddin
Steve Wooddin
Steven "Steve" Wooddin is a former New Zealand association football player who was a leading Striker during the country's successful campaign to qualify for the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain...

 Rubén Toribio Díaz Guillermo La Rosa
Guillermo La Rosa
Guillermo La Rosa Laguna is a retired football forward from Peru. He competed for the Peru national football team at the 1978 and 1982 FIFA World Cup, wearing the number nineteen jersey...

 Andrzej Buncol
Andrzej Buncol
Andrzej Bernard Buncol is a retired Polish football player.He played for clubs such as Ruch Chorzów, Legia Warszawa, FC Homburg , Bayer Leverkusen and Fortuna Düsseldorf ....

 Włodzimierz Ciołek Janusz Kupcewicz
Janusz Kupcewicz
Janusz Bogdan Kupcewicz is a retired Polish football player.He played for clubs such as Stomil Olsztyn, Arka Gdynia, Lech Poznań, AS Saint-Etienne, Larissa, Lechia Gdańsk and Adanaspor...

 Grzegorz Lato
Grzegorz Lato
Grzegorz Bolesław Lato is a former Polish football striker, and the leading scorer at the 1974 World Cup. Lato's playing career coincided with the golden era of Polish football, which began with Olympic gold in Munich in 1972 and ended a decade later with third place at the 1982 World Cup in...

 Stefan Majewski
Stefan Majewski
Stefan Majewski is a retired Polish soccer player and subsequently a football manager who recently was the interim manager of the Polish national team.-Career:...

 Włodzimierz Smolarek Andrzej Szarmach
Andrzej Szarmach
Andrzej Szarmach is a former Polish football player.He played in the Polish national team during its "golden age" in the 1970s...

 Steve Archibald
Steve Archibald
Steven Archibald is a former Scottish football player and manager.- Club career :He first came to prominence playing in midfield for Scottish First Division side Clyde, but was converted to striker when he signed for Aberdeen, forging a prolific partnership with Joe Harper...

 Kenny Dalglish
Kenny Dalglish
Kenneth Mathieson "Kenny" Dalglish MBE is a Scottish former footballer and the current manager of Liverpool F.C.. In a 22-year playing career, he played for two club teams, Celtic and Liverpool, winning numerous honours with both. He is the most capped Scottish player, with 102 appearances, and...

 Joe Jordan
Joe Jordan (footballer)
Joseph "Joe" Jordan is a Scottish football coach and former player and manager. He is currently first team coach for English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur, under manager Harry Redknapp....

 David Narey
David Narey
David 'Sash' Alan Narey, MBE is a former Scottish international footballer, who spent 21 years with Dundee United, coinciding with United's most successful era, under the management of Jim McLean. Many considered Narey to be the most naturally talented member of the side during these years...

 John Robertson Graeme Souness
Graeme Souness
Graeme James Souness is a Scottish former professional football player and manager.Souness was the captain of the successful Liverpool team of the early 1980s and player-manager of Rangers in the late 1980s as well as captain of the Scottish national team. He also played for Tottenham Hotspur,...

 Andriy Bal
Andriy Bal
Andriy Mykhaylovych Bal is a former Soviet football and coach.- Club :Bal is a product of the Lviv youth football schools. By 1976 he was playing in the senior squad of Karpaty Lviv. After 5 years with the team he earned a transfer to Dynamo Kyiv...

 Sergei Baltacha
Sergei Pavlovich Baltacha
Sergei Pavlovich Baltacha is a former professional football player who won 45 full caps for the Soviet Union and made nearly 300 appearances for Dynamo Kiev....

 Oleg Blokhin
Oleg Blokhin
Oleh Volodymyrovych "Oleg" Blokhin is a Ukrainian football coach and current head coach of the Ukrainian national team. Blokhin was formerly a standout striker for Dynamo Kyiv and the Soviet national team...

 Aleksandr Chivadze
Aleksandr Chivadze
Aleksandr Gavrilovich Chivadze , is a former Georgian football defender and coach.Chivadze spent his entire club career at FC Dinamo Tbilisi, playing from 1974 to 1987...

 Yuri Gavrilov
Yuri Gavrilov
Yuri Vasilyevich Gavrilov is a Russian football manager and a former midfielder who played for Dynamo Moscow and Spartak Moscow. He made 46 appearances for the USSR national football team and scored 10 goals. He also competed for the Soviet Union at the 1980 Summer Olympics and the 1982 FIFA...

 Khoren Oganesian
Khoren Oganesian
Khoren Georgijević Oganesian is a former Armenian and Soviet football midfielder, and a member of the USSR national football team. At the club level, he mostly played for Ararat Yerevan...

 Ramaz Shengelia
Ramaz Shengelia
Ramaz Aleksandrovich Shengelia is a former Georgian footballer. He won 26 caps and scored 10 goals for the USSR national football team, and played in the 1982 FIFA World Cup.-Honours:*Soviet Top League Champion: 1978...

 Juanito
Juan Gómez González
Juan Gómez González , or simply known as Juanito, was a Spanish footballer who played as a forward.A player with tremendous dribbling ability whose career was overshadowed by a fierce character, Juanito was best known for his Real Madrid years...

 Roberto López Ufarte
Roberto López Ufarte
Roberto López Ufarte is a former Spanish footballer, who played as a forward.Nicknamed The little devil, most of his career was spent at Real Sociedad...

 Enrique Saura Jesús María Zamora
Jesús María Zamora
Jesús María Zamora Ansorena is a retired Spanish footballer who played as a midfielder.-Football career:Born in Rentería, Gipuzkoa , Zamora played his entire professional career with local outfit Real Sociedad...

 Ivan Gudelj
Ivan Gudelj
Ivan Gudelj is a Croatian former football midfielder who represented Yugoslavia.Born in the town of Imotski, he grew up in the nearby village of Zmijavci.- Club career :...

 Vladimir Petrović

Own goals Jozef Barmoš
Jozef Barmoš
Jozef Barmoš is a former Slovak football coach and former player. He played in defence for Czechoslovakia, and won 52 international caps....

 (for England)

Awards


The Golden Ball, awarded to the tournament's best player, was handed out for the first time.
  • Golden Ball:   Paolo Rossi
    Paolo Rossi
    Paolo Rossi is an Italian former football striker. In 1982, he led Italy to the 1982 FIFA World Cup title, scoring six goals to win the Golden Boot/top scorer honors, and the Golden Ball. After his performance at the 1982 FIFA World Cup he became a hero in the hearts of all Italians...

     (Italy
    Italy national football team
    The Italy National Football Team , represents Italy in association football and is controlled by the Italian Football Federation , the governing body for football in Italy. Italy is the second most successful national team in the history of the World Cup having won four titles , just one fewer than...

    )
  • Golden Boot:   Paolo Rossi
    Paolo Rossi
    Paolo Rossi is an Italian former football striker. In 1982, he led Italy to the 1982 FIFA World Cup title, scoring six goals to win the Golden Boot/top scorer honors, and the Golden Ball. After his performance at the 1982 FIFA World Cup he became a hero in the hearts of all Italians...

     (Italy
    Italy national football team
    The Italy National Football Team , represents Italy in association football and is controlled by the Italian Football Federation , the governing body for football in Italy. Italy is the second most successful national team in the history of the World Cup having won four titles , just one fewer than...

    )

FIFA Retrospective Ranking


In 1986, FIFA published a report that ranked all teams in each World Cup up to and including 1986, based on progress in the competition, overall results and quality of the opposition. The rankings for the 1982 tournament were as follows:

Final

3rd and 4th place

Eliminated at the second group stage

Eliminated at the first group stage

Mascot


The official mascot of this World Cup was Naranjito, an anthropomorphised orange
Orange (fruit)
An orange—specifically, the sweet orange—is the citrus Citrus × sinensis and its fruit. It is the most commonly grown tree fruit in the world....

, a typical fruit in Spain
Spain
Spain , officially the Kingdom of Spain languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Spain's official name is as follows:;;;;;;), is a country and member state of the European Union located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula...

, wearing the kit of the host's national team
Spain national football team
The Spain national football team represents Spain in international association football and is controlled by the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the governing body for football in Spain. The current head coach is Vicente del Bosque...

. Its name comes from naranja, the Spanish
Spanish language
Spanish , also known as Castilian , is a Romance language in the Ibero-Romance group that evolved from several languages and dialects in central-northern Iberia around the 9th century and gradually spread with the expansion of the Kingdom of Castile into central and southern Iberia during the...

 word for orange, and the diminutive suffix "-ito".

Match ball


The match ball for 1982 World Cup, manufactured by Adidas
Adidas
Adidas AG is a German sports apparel manufacturer and parent company of the Adidas Group, which consists of the Reebok sportswear company, TaylorMade-Adidas golf company , and Rockport...

, was the Tango España.

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