UEFA Euro 1980 qualifying

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The qualifying round for the 1980 European Football Championship 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

  Qualified
  Did not qualify
  Did not enter
  Not a UEFA member
Country Method of qualification Finals appearance Date qualification was secured Previous appearances in tournament[A]
 Italy Host 2nd 12 November 1977 1 (1968)
 Greece Group 6 winner 1st 31 October 1979 0 (debut)
 England Group 1 winner 2nd 21 November 1979 1 (1968)
 Netherlands Group 4 winner 2nd 21 November 1979 1 (1976)
 Czechoslovakia Group 5 winner 3rd 24 November 1979 2 (1960, 1976)
 Spain Group 3 winner 2nd 9 December 1979 1 (1964)
 Belgium Group 2 winner 2nd 19 December 1979 1 (1972)
 West Germany Group 7 winner 3rd 22 December 1979 2 (1972, 1976)
  1. ^ Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.

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

External links

  • Euro 80 Qualifying matches at thefa.com
  • tables and results at RSSSF.com
  • Euro 80 Qualifying results and tables at thefa.com
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