European Championship 1972


Qualifying Stage


Group 1 [Romania]
Czechoslovakia   1-1 Finland            1.ROMANIA          6  4  1  1  11- 2  9
Romania          3-0 Finland            2.Czechoslovakia   6  4  1  1  11- 4  9
Wales            0-0 Romania            3.Wales            6  2  1  3   5- 6  5
Wales            1-3 Czechoslovakia     4.Finland          6  0  1  5   1-16  1
Czechoslovakia   1-0 Romania
Finland          0-1 Wales
Finland          0-4 Czechoslovakia
Finland          0-4 Romania
Wales            3-0 Finland
Czechoslovakia   1-0 Wales
Romania          2-1 Czechoslovakia
Romania          2-0 Wales

Group 2 [Hungary]
Norway           1-3 Hungary            1.HUNGARY          6  4  1  1  12- 5  9
France           3-1 Norway             2.Bulgaria         6  3  1  2  11- 7  7
Bulgaria         1-1 Norway             3.France           6  3  1  2  10- 8  7
Hungary          1-1 France             4.Norway           6  0  1  5   5-18  1
Bulgaria         3-0 Hungary
Norway           1-4 Bulgaria
Norway           1-3 France
Hungary          2-0 Bulgaria
France           0-2 Hungary
Hungary          4-0 Norway
France           2-1 Bulgaria
Bulgaria         2-1 France

Group 3 [England]
Malta            1-1 Greece             1.ENGLAND          6  5  1  0  15- 3 11
Greece           0-1 Switzerland        2.Switzerland      6  4  1  1  12- 5  9
Malta            1-2 Switzerland        3.Greece           6  1  1  4   3- 8  3
Malta            0-1 England            4.Malta            6  0  1  5   2-16  1
England          3-0 Greece
Switzerland      5-0 Malta
England          5-0 Malta
Switzerland      1-0 Greece
Greece           2-0 Malta
Switzerland      2-3 England
England          1-1 Switzerland
Greece           0-2 England

Group 4 [Soviet Union]
Spain            3-0 Northern Ireland   1.SOVIET UNION     6  4  2  0  13- 4 10
Cyprus           0-3 Northern Ireland   2.Spain            6  3  2  1  14- 3  8
Northern Ireland 5-0 Cyprus             3.Northern Ireland 6  2  2  2  10- 6  6
Cyprus           0-2 Spain              4.Cyprus           6  0  0  6   2-26  0
Soviet Union     2-1 Spain
Soviet Union     6-1 Cyprus
Soviet Union     1-0 Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland 1-1 Soviet Union
Spain            0-0 Soviet Union
Cyprus           1-3 Soviet union
Spain            7-0 Cyprus
Northern Ireland 1-1 Spain

Group 5 [Belgium]
Denmark          0-1 Portugal           1.BELGIUM          6  4  1  1  11- 3  9
Scotland         1-0 Denmark            2.Portugal         6  3  1  2  10- 6  7
Belgium          2-0 Denmark            3.Scotland         6  3  0  3   4- 7  6
Belgium          3-0 Scotland           4.Denmark          6  1  0  5   2-11  2
Belgium          3-0 Portugal
Portugal         2-0 Scotland
Portugal         5-0 Denmark
Denmark          1-2 Belgium
Denmark          1-0 Scotland
Scotland         2-1 Portugal
Scotland         1-0 Belgium
Portugal         1-1 Belgium

Group 6 [Italy]
Ireland          1-1 Sweden             1.ITALY            6  4  2  0  12- 4 10
Sweden           1-0 Ireland            2.Austria          6  3  1  2  14- 6  7
Austria          1-2 Italy              3.Sweden           6  2  2  2   3- 5  6
Italy            3-0 Ireland            4.Ireland          6  0  1  5   3-17  1
Ireland          1-2 Italy
Sweden           1-0 Austria
Ireland          1-4 Austria
Sweden           0-0 Italy
Austria          1-0 Sweden
Italy            3-0 Sweden
Austria          6-0 Ireland
Italy            2-2 Austria

Group 7 [Yugoslavia]
Netherlands      1-1 Yugoslavia         1.YUGOSLAVIA       6  3  3  0   7- 2  9
East Germany     1-0 Netherlands        2.Netherlands      6  3  1  2  18- 6  7
Luxembourg       0-5 East Germany       3.East Germany     6  3  1  2  11- 6  7
Netherlands      6-0 Luxembourg         4.Luxembourg       6  0  1  5   1-23  1
Yugoslavia       2-0 Netherlands
East Germany     2-1 Luxembourg
East Germany     1-2 Yugoslavia
Luxembourg       0-2 Yugoslavia
Netherlands      3-2 East Germany
Yugoslavia       0-0 East Germany
Yugoslavia       0-0 Luxembourg
Luxembourg       0-8 Netherlands     (in Eindhoven, Netherlands)

Group 8 [West Germany]
Poland           3-0 Albania            1.WEST GERMANY     6  4  2  0  10- 2 10
West Germany     1-1 Turkey             2.Poland           6  2  2  2  10- 6  6
Turkey           2-1 Albania            3.Turkey           6  2  1  3   5-13  5
Albania          0-1 West Germany       4.Albania          6  1  1  4   5- 9  3
Turkey           0-3 West Germany
Albania          1-1 Poland
West Germany     2-0 Albania
Poland           5-1 Turkey
Poland           1-3 West Germany
Albania          3-0 Turkey
West Germany     0-0 Poland
Turkey           1-0 Poland

QUARTERFINALS

[Apr 29, London]
England          1-3 West Germany
  [Lee 77; U.Hoeneß 26, Netzer 85pen, G.Müller 89]
[May 13, Berlin]
West Germany     0-0 England

[Apr 29, Milano]
Italy            0-0 Belgium
[May 13, Bruxelles]
Belgium          2-1 Italy
  [Van Moer 23, Van Himst 72; Riva 85pen]

[Apr 29, Budapest]
Hungary          1-1 Romania
  [Branikovits 11; Satmareanu 55]
[May 14, Bucuresti]
Romania          2-2 Hungary
  [Dobrin 14, Neagu 82; Szöke 5, Kocsis 35]
[May 17, Beograd]
Hungary          2-1 Romania  
  [Kocsis 27, 89; Neagu 34]

[Apr 30, Beograd]
Yugoslavia       0-0 Soviet Union
[May 13, Moskva]
Soviet Union     3-0 Yugoslavia
  [Kolotov 53, Banishevski 74, Kozinkevich 90]

Final Tournament (in Belgium)


SEMIFINALS  

Antwerpen, June 14, Bosuil
West Germany     2-1 Belgium
  [G.Müller 24, 71; Polleunis 83]
  [ref: Mullen (Scotland); att: 56,000]
West Germany: Maier, Höttges, Beckenbauer, Schwarzenbeck, Breitner, U.Hoeneß 
              (Grabowski 58), Wimmer, Netzer, Heynckes, G.Müller, E.Kremers
Belgium: Piot, Heylens, Van den Daele, Thissen, Dolmans, Dockx, Verheyen,
         M.Martens (Polleunis 70), Semmeling, Van Himst, Lambert 

Brussel, June 14, Astridpark
Soviet Union     1-0 Hungary
  [Konkov 53]  [missed penalty: Zámbö 85 (saved)]
  [ref: Glöckner (East Germany); att: 2,000]
Soviet Union: Rudakov, Dzodzuashvili, Kaplichny, Istomin, Khurtsilava, Kolotov, 
              Troshkin, Baidachni, Banishevski (70 G.Nodia), Konkov, Onishenko
Hungary: Géczi, Fábián, Páncsics, Bálint, P.Juhász, I.Juhász, Kocsis (60 Albert),
         Kü, Szöke, Bene (60 A.Dunai), Zámbö 

MATCH FOR THIRD PLACE

Ličge, June 17, Stade Sclessin
Belgium          2-1 Hungary
  [Lambert 24, Van Himst 28, Kü 53pen]
  [ref: Boström (Sweden); att: 9,000]
Belgium: Piot, Heylens, Van den Daele, Thissen, Dolmans, Dockx, Verheyen,
         Polleunis, Semmeling, Van Himst, Lambert 
Hungary: Géczi, Fábián, Páncsics, Bálint, P.Juhász, I.Juhász, Kü, Abert,
         Kozma, A.Dunai, Zámbö (46 Szücs)

FINAL

Bruxelles, June 18, Stade Heysel
West Germany     3-0 Soviet Union
  [G.Müller 27, 58, Wimmer 52]
  [ref: Marschall (Austria), att: 50,000]
West Germany: Maier, Höttges, Beckenbauer, Schwarzenbeck, Breitner, U.Hoeneß,
              Wimmer, Netzer, Heynckes, G.Müller, E.Kremers
Soviet Union: Rudakov, Dzodzuashvili, Kaplichny, Istomin, Khurtsilava, Kolotov, 
              Troshkin, Baidachni, Banishevsky (66 Kozinkevich), Konkov (46 Dolmatov), 
              Onishenko


Topscorer overall: G.Müller (West Germany) 11 goals
Topscorer final tournament: G.Müller (West Germany) 4 goals

European Championship Overview File

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1972 European Championship Final Tournament Details

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