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Background 33 UEFA national teams entered qualification, and 13 teams will qualify for the 1982 World Cup.

A record 109 teams entered, and 105 took part.



UEFA Group 4

Team P W D L F A GD Pts
Hungary 8 4 2 2 13 8 +5 10
England 8 4 1 3 13 8 +5 9
Romania 8 2 4 2 5 5 =0 8
Switzerland 8 2 3 3 9 12 -3 7
Norway 8 2 2 4 8 15 -7 6

Matches
10 September 1980
England 4 Norway 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (48,200)
McDermott (2 (1 pen)), Woodcock, Mariner
24 September 1980
Norway 1 Romania 1 [1-1]
Ullevål Stadion, Ullevål, Oslo (25,000)
Hareide
Iordânescu
15 October 1980
Romania 2 England 1 [1-0]
Stadionul 23 August, Bucureşti (80,000)
Râducanu, Iordânescu (pen)
Woodcock
29 October 1980
Switzerland 1 Norway 2 [0-1]
Wankdorfstadion, Bern (14,000)
Barberis
Hareide, Mathisen
19 November 1980
England 2 Switzerland 1 [2-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (70,000)
Mariner, Tanner OG
Pfister
28 April 1981
Switzerland 2 Hungary 2 [1-1]
Stadion Allemand, Lucerne (17,000)
Sulser (2)
Bálint, Müller (pen)
29 April 1981
England 0 Romania 0 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (62,500)
 
13 May 1981
Hungary 1 Romania 0 [1-0]
Népstadion, Budapest (60,000)
Fazekas
20 May 1981
Norway 1 Hungary 2 [0-0]
Ullevål Stadion, Ullevål, Oslo (28,000)
Thoresen
Kiss (2)
30 May 1981
Switzerland 2 England 1 [2-0]
Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel (40,000)
Scheiwiler, Sulser
McDermott
3 June 1981
Romania 1 Norway 0 [0-0]
Stadionul 23 August, Bucureşti (65,000)
Țicleanu
6 June 1981
Hungary 1 England 3 [1-1]
Népstadion, Budapest (65,000)
Garaba
Brooking (2), Keegan (pen)
17 June 1981
Norway 1 Switzerland 1 [0-0]
Ullevål Stadion, Ullevål, Oslo (18,022)
Davidsen
Barberis
9 September 1981
Norway 2 England 1 [2-1]
Ullevål Stadion, Ullevål, Oslo (28,000/500)
Albertsen, Thoresen
Robson
23 September 1981
Romania 0 Hungary 0 [0-0]
Stadionul 23 August, Bucureşti (70,000)
 
10 October 1981
Romania 1 Switzerland 2 [0-0]
Stadionul 23 August, Bucureşti (55-65,000)
Balaci
Zappa, Lüthi
14 October 1981
Hungary 3 Switzerland 0 [1-0]
Népstadion, Budapest (75,000)
Nyilasi (2), Fazekas
31 October 1981
Hungary 4 Norway 1 [1-1]
Népstadion, Budapest (68,000)
Bálint, Kiss (2), Fazekas
Lund
11 November 1981
Switzerland 0 Romania 0 [0-0]
Wankdorfstadion, Bern (27,112)
 
18 November 1981
England 1 Hungary 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (92,000)
Mariner
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