1970 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA)

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The European (UEFA) zone of qualification for the 1970 FIFA World Cup saw 29 teams competing for eight places at the finals. UEFA members England qualified automatically as the defending champions. The qualification process started on 19 May 1968 and ended on 7 December 1969.

Format[edit]

FIFA rejected the entry of Albania. The remaining 29 teams were drawn into eight groups, five groups of four teams and three of three teams. All eight group-winners qualified automatically.

Results[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Romania 8 6 3 2 1 7 6 +1
2  Greece 7 6 2 3 1 13 9 +4
3  Switzerland 5 6 2 1 3 5 8 −3
4  Portugal 4 6 1 2 3 8 10 −2











Romania qualified.

Group 2[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1=  Hungary 9 6 4 1 1 16 7 +9
1=  Czechoslovakia 9 6 4 1 1 12 6 +6
3  Denmark 5 6 2 1 3 6 10 −4
4  Republic of Ireland 1 6 0 1 5 3 14 −11












Czechoslovakia and Hungary finished level on points, and a play-off on neutral ground was played to decide who would qualify.

Czechoslovakia qualified.

Group 3[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Italy 7 4 3 1 0 10 3 +7
2  East Germany 5 4 2 1 1 7 7 0
3  Wales 0 4 0 0 4 3 10 −7





Italy qualified.

Group 4[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Soviet Union 7 4 3 1 0 8 1 +7
2  Northern Ireland 5 4 2 1 1 7 3 +4
3  Turkey 0 4 0 0 4 2 13 −11





Soviet Union qualified.

Group 5[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Sweden 6 4 3 0 1 12 5 +7
2  France 4 4 2 0 2 6 4 +2
3  Norway 2 4 1 0 3 4 13 −9





Sweden qualified.

Group 6[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Belgium 9 6 4 1 1 14 8 +6
2  Yugoslavia 7 6 3 1 2 19 7 +12
3  Spain 6 6 2 2 2 10 6 +4
4  Finland 2 6 1 0 5 6 28 −22











Belgium qualified.

Group 7[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  West Germany 11 6 5 1 0 20 3 +17
2  Scotland 7 6 3 1 2 18 7 +11
3  Austria 6 6 3 0 3 12 7 +5
4  Cyprus 0 6 0 0 6 2 35 −32











West Germany qualified.

Group 8[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Bulgaria 9 6 4 1 1 12 7 +5
2  Poland 8 6 4 0 2 19 8 +11
3  Netherlands 7 6 3 1 2 9 5 +4
4  Luxembourg 0 6 0 0 6 4 24 −20











Bulgaria qualified.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The match was abandoned in the 50th minute due to fog, and was replayed on 15 October 1969.
  2. ^ This match was held in the Netherlands, instead of in Luxembourg as originally planned.

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