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 November 30, 1977) was played at various times between May 1978 and February 1980, with some groups concluding earlier than others.

Qualified nations[edit]

  Qualified
  Did not qualify
  Did not enter
  Not a UEFA member
Country Method of qualification Finals appearance Date qualification was secured Previous appearances in tournament1 2
 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
2 Italics indicate host for that year

Format[edit]

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[edit]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 England 8 7 1 0 22 5 +17 15
 Northern Ireland 8 4 1 3 8 14 −6 9
 Republic of Ireland 8 2 3 3 9 8 +1 7
 Bulgaria 8 2 1 5 6 14 −8 5
 Denmark 8 1 2 5 13 17 −4 4
  Bulgaria Denmark England Northern Ireland Republic of Ireland
Bulgaria  3–0 0–3 0–2 1–0
Denmark  2–2 3–4 4–0 3–3
England  2–0 1–0 4–0 2–0
Northern Ireland  2–0 2–1 1–5 1–0
Republic of Ireland  3–0 2–0 1–1 0–0

Group 2[edit]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Belgium 8 4 4 0 12 5 +7 12
 Austria 8 4 3 1 14 7 +7 11
 Portugal 8 4 1 3 10 11 −1 9
 Scotland 8 3 1 4 15 13 +2 7
 Norway 8 0 1 7 5 20 −15 1
  Austria Belgium Norway Portugal Scotland
Austria  0–0 4–0 1–2 3–2
Belgium  1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0
Norway  0–2 1–2 0–1 0–4
Portugal  1–2 1–1 3–1 1–0
Scotland  1–0 1–3 3–2 4–1

Group 3[edit]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 6 4 1 1 13 5 +8 9
 Yugoslavia 6 4 0 2 14 6 +8 8
 Romania 6 2 2 2 9 8 +1 6
 Cyprus 6 0 1 5 2 19 −17 1
  Cyprus Romania Spain Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Cyprus  1–1 0–3 1–3
Romania  2–0 2–2 3–2
Spain  5–0 1–0 0–1
Yugoslavia  5–0 2–1 1–2

Group 4[edit]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Netherlands 8 6 1 1 20 6 +14 13
 Poland 8 5 2 1 13 4 +9 12
 East Germany 8 5 1 2 18 11 +7 11
 Switzerland 8 2 0 6 7 18 −11 4
 Iceland 8 0 0 8 2 21 −19 0
  East Germany Iceland Netherlands Poland Switzerland
East Germany  3–1 2–3 2–1 5–2
Iceland  0–3 0–4 0–2 1–2
Netherlands  3–0 3–0 1–1 3–0
Poland  1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0
Switzerland  0–2 2–0 1–3 0–2

Group 5[edit]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Czechoslovakia 6 5 0 1 17 4 +13 10
 France 6 4 1 1 13 7 +6 9
 Sweden 6 1 2 3 9 13 −4 4
 Luxembourg 6 0 1 5 2 17 −15 1
  Czechoslovakia France Luxembourg Sweden
Czechoslovakia  2–0 4–0 4–1
France  2–1 3–0 2–2
Luxembourg  0–3 1–3 1–1
Sweden  1–3 1–3 3–0

Group 6[edit]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Greece 6 3 1 2 13 7 +6 7
 Hungary 6 2 2 2 9 9 0 6
 Finland 6 2 2 2 10 15 −5 6
 Soviet Union 6 1 3 2 7 8 −1 5
  Finland Greece Hungary Soviet Union
Finland  3–0 2–1 1–1
Greece  8–1 4–1 1–0
Hungary  3–1 0–0 2–0
Soviet Union  2–2 2–0 2–2

Group 7[edit]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 West Germany 6 4 2 0 17 1 +16 10
 Turkey 6 3 1 2 5 5 0 7
 Wales 6 3 0 3 11 8 +3 6
 Malta 6 0 1 5 2 21 −19 1
  Malta Turkey Wales West Germany
Malta  1–2 0–2 0–0
Turkey  2–1 1–0 0–0
Wales  7–0 1–0 0–2
West Germany  8–0 2–0 5–1

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