1986 FIFA World Cup Qualification (UEFA)
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1986 FIFA World Cup Qualification UEFA

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

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

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.

Summary

  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
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

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

Group 2

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

Group 3

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

Group 4

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

Group 5

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

Group 6

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

Group 7

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

UEFA play-off

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

Inter-confederation play-offs

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

Goalscorers

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

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