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No nation has ever had so much time to prepare a FIFA World Cup tournament. FIFA appointed Spain as the host nation to the 12th FIFA World Cup, which would play host to 24 teams rather than 16, as had been the case previously.
Under the new rules, 13 teams qualified from Europe, three from South America, two from Africa, two from Asia/Oceania, two from CONCACAF (Central and North America), and the list was completed by Spain the host nation and Argentina the FIFA World Cup holder. Certain alterations were also made in how the tournament was organised, the new format incorporating three distinct phases: a first round with six groups of four teams from which the top two teams qualified for the second round; a second round with four groups of three teams from which the top team qualified from each group; and finally the semi-finals and the final.
Although 24 teams now qualified for the finals, the Netherlands, runner-up in '74 and '78, were not among them-the Dutch having been knocked out in the qualifiers by an impressive French side coached by Michel Hidalgo, which, in turn, only qualified for the second round under duress.
The same first round difficulties were encountered by two other tournament favourites: the West Germans-beaten 2-1 by Algeria-sneaked into the second round following a victory over their Austrian neighbours; and the Italians only made it past Cameroon on goal difference.
But after shaky starts, France, Germany and Italy really came into their own, winning all their second round matches, while England and Brazil foundered - the latter knocked out by the Italians in a stupendous game.
In the first semi-final, the Italians (thanks to two goals by a revitalised Paolo Rossi), proved too strong for Poland in a one-sided game. The other semi-final, however was a completely different story. This fabulously dramatic but ultimately cruel game has become one of the most talked-about encounters of all time and one which will be eternally regretted by the French. The Germans took the lead through Littbarski, before Platini brought France level with a penalty. In extra-time the Blues led 3 -1 but Germany fought back to equalise and then won the game on a penalty shoot-out.
Recorded from SKY Sports as part of their series which featured World Cup Films from 1954 to 1990.
=== File Information ===
File Name: World Cup 1982.avi
Duration: 01:36:46 (145,138 fr)
File Size: 848 MB (or 868,458 KB or 889,300,992 bytes)
=== Video Information ===
Video Codec: XviD
Video Bitrate: 1092 kb/s
Resolution: 608x464 (1.31:1) [=38:29]
frames Per Second: 25.000 fps
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