UEFA Euro 1980 qualifying

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UEFA Euro 1980 qualifying
Tournament details
Dates24 May 1978 – 26 March 1980
Teams31
Tournament statistics
Matches played108
Goals scored327 (3.03 per match)
Top scorer(s)England Kevin Keegan (7 goals)

The qualifying round for UEFA Euro 1980 consisted of 31 teams divided into seven groups; three of five teams and four of four teams. The qualifying round (drawn in Rome on 30 November 1977) was played at various times between May 1978 and February 1980, with some groups concluding earlier than others.

Qualified teams

Euro 1980 qualifiers  Qualified   Did not qualify   Did not enter   Not a UEFA member
Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament
 Italy Host 12 November 1977 1 (1968)
 Greece Group 6 winner 31 October 1979 0 (debut)
 England Group 1 winner 21 November 1979 1 (1968)
 Netherlands Group 4 winner 21 November 1979 1 (1976)
 Czechoslovakia Group 5 winner 24 November 1979 2 (1960, 1976)
 Spain Group 3 winner 9 December 1979 1 (1964)
 Belgium Group 2 winner 19 December 1979 1 (1972)
 West Germany Group 7 winner 22 December 1979 2 (1972, 1976)
  1. ^ Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.

Summary

  Group winners qualified directly for UEFA Euro 1980   Other teams were eliminated
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Group 6 Group 7

England

Belgium

Spain

Netherlands

Czechoslovakia

Greece

West Germany

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Bulgaria

Denmark

Austria

Portugal

Scotland

Norway

Yugoslavia

Romania

Cyprus

Poland

East Germany

Switzerland

Iceland

France

Sweden

Luxembourg

Hungary

Finland

Soviet Union

Turkey

Wales

Malta

Tiebreakers

If two or more teams finished level on points after completion of the group matches, the following tie-breakers were used to determine the final ranking:

  1. Greater number of points in all group matches
  2. Goal difference in all group matches
  3. Greater number of goals scored in all group matches
  4. Drawing of lots

Groups

Four groups of four teams and three groups of five teams competed for qualification for UEFA Euro 1980. The teams played home and away matches against the other teams in their group. The seven teams that acquired the most points to win their respective group qualified for the main tournament, joining the host nation Italy.

Group 1

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification England Northern Ireland Republic of Ireland Bulgaria Denmark
1  England 8 7 1 0 22 5 +17 15 Qualify for final tournament 4–0 2–0 2–0 1–0
2  Northern Ireland 8 4 1 3 8 14 −6 9 1–5 1–0 2–0 2–1
3  Republic of Ireland 8 2 3 3 9 8 +1 7 1–1 0–0 3–0 2–0
4  Bulgaria 8 2 1 5 6 14 −8 5 0–3 0–2 1–0 3–0
5  Denmark 8 1 2 5 13 17 −4 4 3–4 4–0 3–3 2–2
Source: UEFA

Group 2

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Belgium Austria Portugal Scotland Norway
1  Belgium 8 4 4 0 12 5 +7 12 Qualify for final tournament 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1
2  Austria 8 4 3 1 14 7 +7 11 0–0 1–2 3–2 4–0
3  Portugal 8 4 1 3 10 11 −1 9 1–1 1–2 1–0 3–1
4  Scotland 8 3 1 4 15 13 +2 7 1–3 1–1 4–1 3–2
5  Norway 8 0 1 7 5 20 −15 1 1–2 0–2 0–1 0–4
Source: UEFA

Group 3

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Spain Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Romania Cyprus
1  Spain 6 4 1 1 13 5 +8 9 Qualify for final tournament 0–1 1–0 5–0
2  Yugoslavia 6 4 0 2 14 6 +8 8 1–2 2–1 5–0
3  Romania 6 2 2 2 9 8 +1 6 2–2 3–2 2–0
4  Cyprus 6 0 1 5 2 19 −17 1 1–3 0–3 1–1
Source: UEFA

Group 4

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Netherlands Poland East Germany Switzerland Iceland
1  Netherlands 8 6 1 1 20 6 +14 13 Qualify for final tournament 1–1 3–0 3–0 3–0
2  Poland 8 5 2 1 13 4 +9 12 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0
3  East Germany 8 5 1 2 18 11 +7 11 2–3 2–1 5–2 3–1
4   Switzerland 8 2 0 6 7 18 −11 4 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–0
5  Iceland 8 0 0 8 2 21 −19 0 0–4 0–2 0–3 1–2
Source: UEFA

Group 5

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Czechoslovakia France Sweden Luxembourg
1  Czechoslovakia 6 5 0 1 17 4 +13 10 Qualify for final tournament 2–0 4–1 4–0
2  France 6 4 1 1 13 7 +6 9 2–1 2–2 3–0
3  Sweden 6 1 2 3 9 13 −4 4 1–3 1–3 3–0
4  Luxembourg 6 0 1 5 2 17 −15 1 0–3 1–3 1–1
Source: UEFA

Group 6

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Greece Hungary Finland Soviet Union
1  Greece 6 3 1 2 13 7 +6 7 Qualify for final tournament 4–1 8–1 1–0
2  Hungary 6 2 2 2 9 9 0 6 0–0 3–1 2–0
3  Finland 6 2 2 2 10 15 −5 6 3–0 2–1 1–1
4  Soviet Union 6 1 3 2 7 8 −1 5 2–0 2–2 2–2
Source: UEFA

Group 7

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification West Germany Turkey Wales Malta
1  West Germany 6 4 2 0 17 1 +16 10 Qualify for final tournament 2–0 5–1 8–0
2  Turkey 6 3 1 2 5 5 0 7 0–0 1–0 2–1
3  Wales 6 3 0 3 11 8 +3 6 0–2 1–0 7–0
4  Malta 6 0 1 5 2 21 −19 1 0–0 1–2 0–2
Source: UEFA

Goalscorers

There were 327 goals scored in 108 matches, for an average of 3.03 goals per match.

7 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

References

  1. ^ Stokkermans, Karel; Tabeira, Martín (28 March 2007). "European Championship 1980". RSSSF.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 5 March 2018.

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