1986 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA)

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Listed below are the dates and results for the 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for the European zone (UEFA). For an overview of the qualification rounds, see the article 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification.

UEFA was allocated thirteen qualifying berths for the 1986 FIFA World Cup, and one place in a play-off, however Italy were the defending champions and qualified automatically, leaving 12.5 spots open for competition between 32 teams.

Europe's automatic qualifying berths were taken by Poland, West Germany, Portugal, England, Northern Ireland, France, Bulgaria, Hungary, Denmark, Soviet Union and Spain. Belgium and Scotland qualified through the UEFA Play off and UEFA / OFC Intercontinental Play-off respectively.

Format[edit]

The 32 teams were divided into 7 groups. The teams would play against each other on a home-and-away basis. The number of teams and spots for each group were as follows:

  • Groups 2, 3, 4 and 6 had 5 teams each. The group winners and runners-up would qualify.
  • Groups 1, 5 and 7 had 4 teams each.

The group winners would qualify. The runners-up of Groups 1 and 5 would advance to the UEFA Play-offs, while the runner-up of Group 7 would advance to the UEFA / OFC Intercontinental Play-off. In the play-offs, the 2 teams would play against each other on a home-and-away basis, with the winner qualifying.

Group play[edit]

The draw for the qualifying groups took place in Zürich, Switzerland on 7 December 1983. During the draw teams were drawn from the 5 pots into the 7 groups. The seedings below were announced ten days before the draw.

Pot A Pot B Pot C Pot D Pot E

 West Germany
 Poland
 France
 England
 Soviet Union
 Austria
 Spain

 Northern Ireland
 Belgium
 Hungary
 Scotland
 Yugoslavia
 Czechoslovakia
 Denmark

 Republic of Ireland
 Wales
 Netherlands
 Romania
 Sweden
 East Germany
 Greece

 Bulgaria
 Portugal
  Switzerland
 Iceland
 Albania
 Turkey
 Cyprus

 Norway
 Finland
 Malta
 Luxembourg

Summary[edit]

  Group winners and four best runners-up qualified directly for 1986 FIFA World Cup
  The remaining runners-up advanced to the play-offs
  Other teams were eliminated
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Group 6 Group 7

Poland

West Germany

England

France

Hungary

Denmark

Spain

Belgium

Portugal

Northern Ireland

Bulgaria

Netherlands

Soviet Union

Scotland

Albania

Greece

Sweden

Czechoslovakia

Malta

Romania

Finland

Turkey

East Germany

Yugoslavia

Luxembourg

Austria

Cyprus

Switzerland

Republic of Ireland

Norway

Wales

Iceland
Key to colours in group tables
Team qualifies for the World Cup
Team advances to the play-off
Team advances to the intercontinental play-off

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Poland 6 3 2 1 10 6 +4 8
 Belgium 6 3 2 1 7 3 +4 8
 Albania 6 1 2 3 6 9 −3 4
 Greece 6 1 2 3 5 10 −5 4
  Albania Belgium Greece Poland
Albania Albania 2–0 1–1 0–1
Belgium Belgium 3–1 2–0 2–0
Greece Greece 2–0 0–0 - 1–4
Poland Poland 2–2 0–0 3–1 -

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 West Germany 8 5 2 1 22 9 +13 12
 Portugal 8 5 0 3 12 10 +2 10
 Sweden 8 4 1 3 14 9 +5 9
 Czechoslovakia 8 3 2 3 11 12 −1 8
 Malta 8 0 1 7 6 25 −19 1
  Czechoslovakia Malta Portugal Sweden West Germany
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 4–0 1–0 2–1 1–5
Malta Malta 0–0 1–3 1–2 2–3
Portugal Portugal 2–1 3–2 - 1–3 1–2
Sweden Sweden 2–0 4–0 0–1 - 2–2
West Germany West Germany 2–2 6–0 0–1 2–0 -

Group 3[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 England 8 4 4 0 21 2 +19 12
 Northern Ireland 8 4 2 2 8 5 +3 10
 Romania 8 3 3 2 12 7 +5 9
 Finland 8 3 2 3 7 12 −5 8
 Turkey 8 0 1 7 2 24 −22 1
  England Finland Northern Ireland Romania Turkey
England England 5–0 0–0 1–1 5–0
Finland Finland 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 0–1 2–1 - 3–2 2–0
Romania Romania 0–0 2–0 0–1 - 3–0
Turkey Turkey 0–8 1–2 0–0 1–3 -

Group 4[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 8 5 1 2 15 4 +11 11
 Bulgaria 8 5 1 2 13 5 +8 11
 East Germany 8 5 0 3 16 9 +7 10
 Yugoslavia 8 3 2 3 7 8 −1 8
 Luxembourg 8 0 0 8 2 27 −25 0
  Bulgaria East Germany France Luxembourg Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Bulgaria Bulgaria 1–0 2–0 4–0 2–1
East Germany East Germany 2–1 2–0 3–1 2–3
France France 1–0 2–0 - 6–0 2–0
Luxembourg Luxembourg 1–3 0–5 0–4 - 0–1
Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 -

Group 5[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Hungary 6 5 0 1 12 4 +8 10
 Netherlands 6 3 1 2 11 5 +6 7
 Austria 6 3 1 2 9 8 +1 7
 Cyprus 6 0 0 6 3 18 −15 0
  Austria Cyprus Hungary Netherlands
Austria Austria 4–0 0–3 1–0
Cyprus Cyprus 1–2 1–2 0–1
Hungary Hungary 3–1 2–0 - 0–1
Netherlands Netherlands 1–1 7–1 1–2 -

Group 6[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Denmark 8 5 1 2 17 6 +11 11
 Soviet Union 8 4 2 2 13 8 +5 10
  Switzerland 8 2 4 2 5 10 −5 8
 Republic of Ireland 8 2 2 4 5 10 −5 6
 Norway 8 1 3 4 4 10 −6 5
  Denmark Norway Republic of Ireland Soviet Union Switzerland
Denmark Denmark 1–0 3–0 4–2 0–0
Norway Norway 1–5 1–0 1–1 0–1
Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland 1–4 0–0 - 1–0 3–0
Soviet Union Soviet Union 1–0 1–0 2–0 - 4–0
Switzerland Switzerland 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–2 -

Group 7[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 6 4 0 2 9 8 +1 8
 Scotland 6 3 1 2 8 4 +4 7
 Wales 6 3 1 2 7 6 +1 7
 Iceland 6 1 0 5 4 10 −6 2
  Iceland Scotland Spain Wales
Iceland Iceland 0–1 1–2 1–0
Scotland Scotland 3–0 3–1 0–1
Spain Spain 2–1 1–0 - 3–0
Wales Wales 2–1 1–1 3–0 -

UEFA play-off[edit]

16 October 1985 Belgium 1–0 NetherlandsBrussels, Belgium
Vercauteren Goal 20' Report Stadium: Constant Vanden Stock Stadium
Attendance: 30,764
Referee: Pietro D'Elia (Italy)
20 November 1985 Netherlands 2–1
(2–2 agg.)
 BelgiumRotterdam, Netherlands
Houtman Goal 60'
de Wit Goal 72'
Report Grün Goal 85' Stadium: de Kuip
Attendance: 54,000
Referee: George Courtney (England)

The aggregate score was tied at 2–2, therefore Belgium qualified on away goals.

Inter-confederation play-offs[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Scotland  2–0  Australia 2–0 0–0

Goalscorers[edit]

8 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

External links[edit]