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1982 World Cup Soccer / Football

1982 World Cup was held in Spain from June 13th until July 11th, 1982.

Brazil was the favorite to win it with the dream team midfield consisting of world class players such as Zico, Falcao, Socrates and Eder but to everyone's surprise Brazil was knocked out by the underdog Italy in the second round of this 1982 FIFA World Cup.

Brazil needed a draw in this match against Italy to advance into semi finals and even tho Brazil scored twice, Italian golden shoe winner Paolo ROSSI would send Brazil home by scoring three goals and helping Italy advance through to the Semi Finals to face Poland.

Another match worth mentioning in my opinion is the one in the semi finals between Germany and France. French superstars of this time were famous Michel Platini, Jean Tigana and Alain Giresse.

France had the game in their hands taking the 3:1 lead in extra time but the Germans made a historic come back by scoring twice to force the game into first ever semi final penalty shootout. Germany than advanced through to the final against Italy on penalties.

This was France's second semi final reached before being eliminated in their history of World Cup.

Paolo Rossi from Italy helped Italians celebrate their third World Cup Trophy by scoring goals when they mattered the most.

Starting of slow by not scoring any goals in the opening three matches and also coming back from a 2 year ban from soccer/football, Rossi would find the net when it mattered the most, scoring a hettrick against Brazil to reach the semi finals and than scoring twice more against Poland to help Italy reach finals.

Than guess what, he scores again during the final to help Italy take the championship home and also earn the Golden Shoe by scoring most goals in this tournament, six total.

Once again Italians celebrate another World Cup win and earn the right of being the best international side in the world for the next four years.

Teams that participated in 1982 World Cup tournament were:

Algeria, Cameroon, Kuwait, Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Northern Ireland, Poland, Scotland, Soviet Union, Spain, Yugoslavia, El Salvador, Honduras, New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru.

1982 World Cup in Spain - CHAMPIONS

1982 Champions: Italy

1982 Runner Up: Germany FR

1982 Third Place: Poland

1982 Fourth Place: France

1982 World Cup in Spain - TOP GOALSCORERS

ITA Paolo ROSSI 6
GER Karl Heinz RUMMENIGGE 5
BRA ZICO 4
POL Zbigniew BONIEK 4
BRA FALCAO 3

1982 World Cup in Spain - STATISTICS

Number of teams 24
Number of games 52
Total Goals scored 146
Average per game 2,8
Total attendance 2,109,723
Average attendance 40,571
Final attendance 68,000
Golden shoe Paolo ROSSI (ITA)
Best young player Manuel AMOROS (FRA)
Fair play award Brazil

1982 World Cup in Spain - Group 1

Italy vs Poland 0-0
Peru vs Cameroon 0-0
Italy vs Peru 1-1
Poland vs Camerron 0-0
Poland vs Peru 5-1
Italy vs Cameroon 1-1

Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Poland 3 1 2 0 5 1 4
Italy 3 0 3 0 2 2 3
Cameroon 3 0 3 0 1 1 3
Peru 3 0 2 1 2 6 2

1982 World Cup in Spain - Group 2

Germany FR vs Algeria 1-2
Chile vs Austria 0-1
Germany FR vs Chile 4-1
Algeria vs Austria 0-2
Algeria vs Chile 3-2
Germany FR vs Austria 1-0

Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Germany FR 3 2 0 1 6 3 4
Austria 3 2 0 1 3 1 4
Algeria 3 2 0 1 5 5 4
Chile 3 0 0 3 3 8 0

1982 World Cup in Spain - Group 3

Argentina vs Belgium 0-1
Hungary vs El Salvador 10-1
Argentina vs Hungary 4-1
Belgium vs El Salvador 1-0
Belgium vs Hungary 1-1
Argentina vs El Salvador 2-0

Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Belgium 3 2 1 0 3 1 5
Argentina 3 2 0 1 6 2 4
Hungary 3 1 1 1 12 6 3
El Salvador 3 0 0 3 1 13 0

1982 World Cup in Spain - Group 4

England vs France 3-1
Czechoslovakia vs Kuwait 1-1
England vs Czechoslovakia 2-0
France vs Kuwait 4-1
France vs Czechoslovakia 1-1
England vs Kuwait 1-0

Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
England 3 3 0 0 6 1 6
France 3 1 1 1 6 5 3
Czechoslovakia 3 0 2 1 2 4 2
Kuwait 3 0 1 2 2 6 1

1982 World Cup in Spain - Group 5

Spain vs Honduras 1-1
Yugoslavia vs Northern Ireland 0-0
Spain vs Yugoslavia 2-1
Honduras vs Northern Ireland 1-1
Honduras vs Yugoslavia 0-1
Northern Ireland vs Spain 1-0

Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Northern Ireland 3 1 2 0 2 1 4
Spain 3 1 1 1 3 3 3
Yugoslavia 3 1 1 1 2 2 3
Honduras 3 0 2 1 2 3 2

1982 World Cup in Spain - Group 6

Brazil vs Soviet Union 2-1
Scotland vs New Zealand 5-2
Brazil vs Scotland 4-1
Soviet Union vs New Zealand 3-0
Soviet Union vs Scotland 2-2
Brazil vs New Zealand 4-0

Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Brazil 3 3 0 0 10 2 6
Soviet Union 3 1 1 1 6 4 3
Scotland 3 1 1 1 8 8 3
New Zealand 3 0 0 3 2 12 0

1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain - SECOND ROUND

1982 Soccer World Cup in Spain - Group A

Poland vs Belgium 3-0
Belgium vs Soviet Union 0-1
Poland vs Soviet Union 0-0

Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Poland 2 1 1 0 3 0 3
Soviet Union 2 1 1 0 1 0 3
Belgium 2 0 0 2 0 4 0

1982 World Cup in Spain - Group B

Germany FR vs England 0-0
Germany FR vs Spain 2-1
Spain vs England 0-0

Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Germany FR 2 1 1 0 2 1 3
England 2 0 2 0 0 0 2
Spain 2 0 1 1 1 2 1

1982 Soccer World Cup in Spain - Group C

Italy vs Argentina 2-1
Argentina vs Brazil 1-3
Italy vs Brazil 3-2

Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Italy 2 2 0 0 5 3 4
Brazil 2 1 0 1 5 4 2
Argentina 2 0 0 2 2 5 0

1982 World Cup in Spain - Group D

Austria vs France 0-1
Austria vs Northern Ireland 2-2
France vs Northern Ireland 4-1

Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
France 2 2 0 0 5 1 4
Austria 2 0 1 1 2 3 1
Northern Ireland 2 0 1 1 3 6 1

1982 Soccer World Cup in Spain - Semi Finals

Poland vs Italy 0-2
Germany FR vs France 3-3 after extra time, 5-4 after penalty shootout

1982 Football World Cup in Spain - Third Place

Poland vs France 3-2

1982 World Cup in Spain - Final

Italy vs Germany FR 3-1

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