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FIFA World Cup 1982 Group 3

 

fifa world cup 1982 posterThe world champions brought their new star, Diego Maradona to the tournament for the first time along with Mario Kempes and Osvaldo Ardiles, who had excelled in 1978. Hungary were by now well past their best but recorded a huge win against El Salvador.

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1982 Index | Group 1 | Group 2 | Group 3 | Group 4 | Group 5 | Group 6 | Second Round | Knock Out Stage

 

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Belgium

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Argentina

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Belgium 1 Argentina 0

Camp Nou, Barcelona (95,500)
13 June 1982

The opening match was held in Barcelona and a huge crowd turned out to see their club's new signing, the Argentinian star, Diego Maradona. The match did not live up to expectations and Belgium finished as winners, a result that would eventually see them through to the next round.

 

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Hungary

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El Salvador

Hungary 10 El Salvador 1

Nuevo Estadio, Elche (23,000)
15 June 1982

The Hungarians ran riot against the Central American team.

(Franc Forjan)

 

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Argentina

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Hungary

Argentina 4 Hungary 1

Estadio José Rico Pérez, Alicante (32,093)
18 June 1982

Two goals in each half were enough for the world champions to ease their way past Hungary. Maradona scored twice.

(Franc Forjan)

 

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Belgium

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El Salvador

Belgium 1 El Salvador 0

Nuevo Estadio, Elche (15,000)
19 June 1982

A narrow win for Belgium against an improved El Salvador side kept Belgium in contention for a place in the next round.

 

belgium 1982 world cup

Belgium

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Hungary

Belgium 1 Hungary 1

Nuevo Estadio, Elche (37,000)
22 June 1982

Thanks to their ten goals against El Salvador, Hungary would have qualified on goal difference had they won this match. Varga put them ahead in the first half but a goal 15 minutes from the end by Czerniatynski ensured that Belgium would go through.

(Franc Forjan)

 

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Argentina

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El Salvador

Argentina 2 El Salvador 0

Estadio José Rico Pérez, Alicante (32,500)
23 June 1982

As expected, Argentina secured a place in the second round.

 
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