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Background 32 UEFA national teams entered qualification, and 12 teams will qualify for the 1986 World Cup, another could qualify after a play-off against the winning OFC nation.

A record 121 teams entered, and 111 took part.

The draw took place on 7 December 1983 at Zürich, Switzerland.





UEFA Group 3

Team P W D L F A 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

Matches
27 May 1984
Finland 1 Northern Ireland 0 [0-0]
Porin Stadion, Pori (8,155)
Valvee
12 September 1984
Northern Ireland 3 Romania 2 [1-1]
Windsor Park, Belfast (26,000)
Iorgulesca OG, Whiteside, M.O'Neill
Hagi, Geolgau
Klein
17 October 1984
England 5 Finland 0 [2-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (47,234)
Hateley (2), Woodcock, Robson, Sansom
31 October 1984
Turkey 1 Finland 2 [0-1]
Antalya Atatürk Stadyumu, Antalya (7,062)
Tüfekçi (pen)
Hjelm, Lipponen
14 November 1984
Northern Ireland 2 Finland 1 [1-1]
Windsor Park, Belfast (19,457)
J.O'Neill, Armstrong (pen)
Lipponen
Turkey 0 England 8 [0-3]
Inönü Stadyumu İstanbul (26,494)
Robson (3), Woodcock (2), Barnes (2), Anderson
27 February 1985
Northern Ireland 0 England 1 [0-0]
Windsor Park, Belfast (28,000)
Hateley
3 April 1985
Romania 3 Turkey 0 [3-0]
Stadionul Central
(35,000)
Hagi, Câmâtaru (2)
1 May 1985
Northern Ireland 2 Turkey 0 [1-0]
Windsor Park, Belfast (18,000)
Whiteside (2)
Romania 0 England 0 [0-0]
Stadionul 23 August, Bucureşti (70,000)
 
22 May 1985
Finland 1 England 1 [1-0]
Olympiastadion, Helsinki (30,000)
Rantanen
Hateley
6 June 1985
Finland 1 Romania 1 [1-0]
Olympiastadion, Helsinki (24,863)
Lipponen
Hagi
28 August 1985
Romania 2 Finland 0 [1-0]
Stadionul 1 Mai, Timişoara (45,000)
Hagi, Mateut
11 September 1985
Turkey 0 Northern Ireland 0 [0-0]
İzmir Atatürk Stadyumu, İzmir (39,157)
 
England 1 Romania 1 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (59,500)
Hoddle
Camataru
25 September 1985
Finland 1 Turkey 0 [1-0]
Ratina Stadion, Tampere (5,616)
Rantanen
16 October 1985
Romania 0 Northern Ireland 1 [0-1]
Stadionul 23 August, Bucureşti (35,000)
Quinn
England 5 Turkey 0 [4-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (52,500)
Waddle, Lineker (3), Robson
13 November 1985
Turkey 1 Romania 3 [0-2]
İzmir Atatürk Stadyumu, İzmir (19,000)
Tekin
Iorgulescu, Coras, Iovan
England 0 Northern Ireland 0 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (70,500)
 
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