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UEFA Euro 1976

1976 UEFA European Football Championship
Evropsko prvenstvo u fudbalu 1976
Европско првенство у фудбалу 1976 (Serbo-Croatian)
Evropsko prvenstvo v nogometu 1976 (Slovene)
1976 УЕФА Европското фудбалско првенство (Macedonian)
UEFA Euro 1976 official logo
Tournament details
Host country Yugoslavia
Dates 16 June – 20 June
Teams 4
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Czechoslovakia (1st title)
Runners-up  West Germany
Third place  Netherlands
Fourth place  Yugoslavia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 4
Goals scored 19 (4.75 per match)
Attendance 106,087 (26,522 per match)
Top scorer(s) Dieter Müller (4 goals)

The 1976 UEFA European Football Championship final tournament was held in Yugoslavia. This was the fifth European Football Championship, held every four years and endorsed by UEFA. The final tournament took place between 16 and 20 June 1976.

At the time, only four countries could play the final tournament which meant that there were only the semi-finals, the final and the third place match. This was the last tournament to have this format, as the tournament was expanded to include eight teams four years later.

It was the first and only time that all four matches in the final tournament were decided after extra time, either on penalties or by goals scored.

This was also the last tournament in which the hosts had to qualify for the final stage.

Czech player Antonin Panenka gained fame for his delicately chipped penalty that gave his country victory in the tournament's final against holders West Germany.[1]

Contents

  • Venues 1
  • Qualifying round 2
  • Final tournament 3
    • Semi-finals 3.1
    • Third place play-off 3.2
    • Final 3.3
  • Statistics 4
    • Top scorers 4.1
    • Awards 4.2
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Venues

Zagreb
Belgrade
Belgrade
Crvena Zvezda Stadium
Capacity: 90,000
Zagreb
Maksimir Stadium
Capacity: 55,000

Qualifying round

1976 UEFA European Football Championship finalists

The qualifying round was played throughout 1974 and 1975 (group phase) and 1976 (quarter-finals). There were eight qualifying groups of four teams each. The matches were played in a home-and-away basis. Victories were worth two points, draws one point, and defeats no points. Only group winners could qualify for the quarter-finals. The quarter-finals were played in two legs on a home-and-away basis. The winners of the quarter-finals would go through, to the final tournament. This was the first time the Soviet Union did not qualify for the finals tournament.

The following teams participated in the final tournament:

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Final tournament

All time are CET/UTC+1

Semi-finals Final
16 June – Zagreb (Maksimir Stadium)
  Czechoslovakia (a.e.t.)  3  
  Netherlands  1  
 
20 June – Belgrade (Crvena Zvezda Stadium)
      Czechoslovakia (pen.)  2 (5)
    West Germany  2 (3)
Third place
17 June – Belgrade (Crvena Zvezda Stadium) 19 June – Zagreb (Maksimir Stadium)
  Yugoslavia  2   Netherlands (a.e.t.)  3
  West Germany (a.e.t.)  4     Yugoslavia  2

Semi-finals

16 June 1976
20:15
Czechoslovakia  3 – 1
(a.e.t.)
 Netherlands
Ondruš  19'
Nehoda  114'
Veselý  118'
Report Ondruš  77' (o.g.)
Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb
Attendance: 17,969
Referee: Clive Thomas (Wales)

17 June 1976
20:15
Yugoslavia  2 – 4
(a.e.t.)
 West Germany
Popivoda  19'
Džajić  30'
Report Flohe  64'
D. Müller  82'115'119'
Crvena Zvezda Stadium, Belgrade
Attendance: 50,562
Referee: Alfred Delcourt (Belgium)

Third place play-off

19 June 1976
20:15
Netherlands  3 – 2
(a.e.t.)
 Yugoslavia
Geels  27'107'
Van de Kerkhof  39'
Report Katalinski  43'
Džajić  82'

Final

Statistics

  • Fastest goal: 8 minutesJán Švehlík (Czechoslovakia vs West Germany)

Top scorers

With four goals, Dieter Müller is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 19 goals were scored by 13 different players in 4 games for an average of 4.75 goals per game. One of the goals is credited as own goal.

4 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

Awards

UEFA Team of the Tournament[2]
Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards
Ivo Viktor Ján Pivarník Rainer Bonhof Zdeněk Nehoda
Ruud Krol Jaroslav Pollák Dieter Müller
Anton Ondruš Antonín Panenka
Franz Beckenbauer Dragan Džajić

References

  1. ^ Smallwood, Jimmy (2012-05-12). "BBC Sport - Euro 1976: The year the Welsh Dragon roared again". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-06-17. 
  2. ^ "1976 team of the tournament". Retrieved 2 January 2015. 

External links

  • EURO 1976 Official History
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