Stadiums of World Cup 1982
Spain hosted the twelfth World Cup finals in 1982. It was won by Italy, when then they defeated West Germany 3 - 1 at Madrid's Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
World Cup 1982 was one of the most successful. It hosted two games often considered the greatest World Cup matches of all time. Italy's stunning second round victory over Brazil was as entertaining as it was unexpected. Fans were similarly enthralled by West Germany's defeat of France, the match going to penalties after a 3 - 3 extra-time result (the Germans won 5 - 4).
For British fans, World Cup 1982 boasted qualification by Scotland, England and Northern Ireland. Unfortunately, none of them managed to overturn expectations, and left the tournament all too early.
In 1982 the World Cup expanded from 16 teams to 24. Spain responded by using an impressive seventeen different venues from twelve different cities. They were also made the intelligent decision, for the initial stage, of assigning local stadiums for each group. This meant that teams didn't have to travel too far to each game.
World Cup 1982 Venues : Santiago Bernabeu, Vicente Calderon, Camp Nou, Sarria, Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Benito Villamarin, San Mames, Jose Zorrilla, La Rosaleda, Luis Casanova, La Romareda, Martinez Valero, Carlos Tartiere, El Molinon, Jose Rico Perez, Balaidos and Riazor.