Copa del Mundo de Fútbol – España 82

1982 FIFA World Cup official logo

Tournament details

Host country Spain

Dates 13 June – 11 July (29 days)

Teams 24 (from 6 confederations)

Venue(s) 17 (in 14 host cities)

Final positions

Champions Italy (3rd title)

Runners-up West Germany

Third place Poland

Fourth place France

Tournament statistics

Matches played 52

Goals scored 146 (2.81 per match)

Attendance 2,109,723 (40,572 per match)

Top scorer(s) Paolo Rossi (6 goals)

Best player Paolo Rossi

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The 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 12th FIFA World Cup, was held in Spain from 13 June to 11 July. The tournament was won by Italy, after defeating West Germany 3–1 in the final. It was Italy's third World Cup win and first since 1938. The holders Argentina were eliminated in the second group round. The tournament's top scorer was Paolo Rossi of Italy with six goals, including a hat-trick in a second group game against Brazil and one in the final.