Thursday 17th June 1982
GROUP TWO, Estadio Carlos Tartiere, Oviedo. (17:15)
AUSTRIA (1) 1 (Schachner 21)
CHILE (0) 0
Austria: Koncilia; Krauss, Degeorgi (Baumeister), Pezzey, Obermayer; Weber (Jurtin), Hattenberger, Prohaska, Hintermaier; Schachner, Krankl
Chile: Osben; Garrido, Bigorra, Figueroa, Valenzuela; Dubo, Bonvallet, Moscoso (Gamboa), Neira (Rojas); Caszely, Yanez
After the drama of yesterday, this day was quite tame. Austria and Chile met in Oviedo and Walter Schachner’s goal in the 21st minute decided the game. Krauss, the right-back, crossed from the right wing and Schachner headed the Austrians in front. Chile hadn’t won a group match since they hosted the event in 1962, but they fought back and earned a penalty when Caszely beat the offside trap but was brought down by Pezzey. He stepped up confidently to take the kick but put it wide. Chile had plenty of chances to equalise, but as the game wore on Austria just missed a host of chances themselves, with Schachner and Krankl guilty.
GROUP FOUR, Estadio Jose Zorrilla, Valladolid. (17:15)
CZECHOSLOVAKIA (1) 1 (Panenka pen 21)
KUWAIT (0) 1 (Al-Dakheel 58)
Czechoslovakia: Hruska; Fiala, Barmos, Kukucka, Jurkemic; Panenka, Berger, Vizek; Kriz (Bicovsky), Janecka (Petrzela), Nehoda
Kuwait: Al-Tarabulsi; N. Mubarak, Al-Mubarak, Mayouf, M. Mubarak; Al-Houti, Al-Buloushi, Al-Anbari, Karam (Marzouq); Sultan, Al-Dakheel
In England’s group Kuwait played their first ever World Cup finals match. Czechoslovakia, who’d qualified from Wales group, were the opponents. After a bright start from Kuwait, Vizek was obstructed in the area and who else but Antonin Panenka took the spot-kick and put the Czechs 1-0 up. Kuwait took until the hour to get back on level terms. They’d shown a willingness to shoot from anywhere and this was well demonstrated when Faisal Al-Dakheel fired the equaliser in from 30 yards. At 1-1 Kuwait just kept pushing for the winner as the Czechs became increasingly desperate. But it ended 1-1 and Kuwait had done much to garner support of the locals, a result which suited both England and France.
GROUP FIVE, Estadio La Romareda, Zaragoza. (21:00)
NORTHERN IRELAND (0) 0
YUGOSLAVIA (0) 0
N.Ireland: Jennings; J. Nicholl, C. Nicholl, McClelland, Donaghy; M. O’Neill, McCreery, McIlroy; Hamilton, Armstrong, Whiteside
Yugoslavia: Pantelic; Gudelj, Stojkovic, Jovanovic, Zajec; Petrovic, Hrstic, Sljivo; Vujovic, Susic, Surjak
Northern Ireland, making only their 2nd ever appearance at a finals, after 1958, were up against Yugoslavia who missed the tournament in 1978, but set a record 9-0 winning score in 1974. Billy Bingham selected Norman Whiteside who broke Pele’s record as the youngest player to make an appearance in a World Cup finals match. He was 17 years and 41 days old.
Nearly everything the Yugoslavs did went through current Bosnian manager, Susic, but Pat Jennings in the Irish goal was in fine form. Armstrong and Hamilton both went close for the Irish but neither side could convert their chances and now both games in this group had been drawn, which was great news for Honduras and Northern Ireland.