1982 FIFA World Cup Results

The 1982 FIFA World Cup took place in Spain between 13 June and 11 July. In three minutes, can you name all 24 of the national sides that competed in the tournament?
Try your hand at World Cup results from other years in this series.
Four of the nations below no longer exist as such.
Don't be confused by the tables below – wins were only worth two points in the World Cup until the 1994 tournament!
Source: Wikipedia.
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Last updated: December 2, 2021
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El Salvador
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West Germany
Level 86
Apr 18, 2023
Germany is the same country as West Germany. Both are the Federal Republic of Germany, so Germany should be accepted.
Level 95
Apr 19, 2023
I refer to this previous discussion:

'I understand your concern, but 'Germany' did not exist as such in 1958. I make clear in the caveats that there are four such nations. I understand that, in the scheme of FIFA, the honours of West Germany have been given to Germany, but for the sake of this quiz, I think I will keep 'West Germany' as the only valid answer. The same goes for the 'Dutch East Indies' comment in the 1938 World Cup quiz. Feel free to attempt to convince me otherwise!'

Level 95
Apr 19, 2023
ipdsj responded:

Okay, here I go!

"West Germany" was the common English name for the country officially called "Federal Republic of Germany" (FRG), whereas "East Germany" was officially "German Democratic Republic" (GDR). The current country of Germany is officially "Federal Republic of Germany", which is the same FRG that was called "West Germany". This is because in the 1990 unification, the GDR and FRG didn't join together to form a new country, the GDR became a part of FRG. Hence, the current form of Germany (FRG) has been around since 1949.

In footballing terms, the current Germany team is controlled by the "German Football Association" (DFB) which, once again, was the same board that controlled "West Germany" national team. GDR was represented by a different board, the "Deutscher Fußball-Verband der DDR". This is the reason why 3 world cups won by "West Germany" are now given to Germany, because they are technically the same.

Level 95
Apr 19, 2023
To which I responded:

I understand your reasoning here completely, but if we go with the FIFA nomenclature, 'FRG' was the trigramme until 1990. Now, as a unified country, FIFA lists Germany as 'GER'.

While the DFB was and continues to be the governing body of German football, it was established in 1900, when Germany was the 'Deutsches Reich'. This name continued to be used after the abolition of the monarchy (even during the 'Weimarer Republik' and the first decade of Nazi rule).

Of course you are correct in expressing that Germany has been known as the 'BRD' since 1949 and that this name continues to be used to refer to the unified (post-1990) nation of Germany. But in the FIFA nomenclature—despite the inheritance of honours for the DFB—the current nation is distinct. I also think it adds to the historical flavour of these quizzes to acknowledge that the BRD and DDR were two distinct entities and neither are 100% congruous with the modern nation.