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1964 European Nations' Cup

The 1964 UEFA European Nations' Cup was the second European Championship. The final tournament was held in Spain. It was won by the hosts 2–1 over defending champions Soviet Union.[1]

1964 UEFA European Nations' Cup
Eurocopa España 1964
UEFA Euro 1964 logo.svg
UEFA Euro 1964 official logo
Tournament details
Host country Spain
Dates 17–21 June
Teams 4
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Spain (1st title)
Runners-up  Soviet Union
Third place  Hungary
Fourth place  Denmark
Tournament statistics
Matches played 4
Goals scored 13 (3.25 per match)
Attendance 156,253 (39,063 per match)
Top scorer(s) Hungary Ferenc Bene
Hungary Dezső Novák
Spain Jesús María Pereda
(2 goals each)
1960
1968

The tournament was a knockout competition; 29 teams entered (Greece withdrew after being drawn with Albania). The Soviet Union, Austria, and Luxembourg received byes into the second round. The teams played home-and-away matches until the semi-finals; the final four teams would move on to the final tournament, whose host was selected after the teams became known.

Luxembourg proved to be the giant-killers of the qualifying rounds; they beat the Netherlands 3–2 on aggregate (1–1 and 2–1), and then drew with Denmark 3–3 and 2–2, before losing the replay 1–0. Denmark thus became the most surprising of the qualifiers for the final tournament, joining the Soviet Union, Spain, and Hungary.

In the semi-finals, the Soviet Union defeated the Danes 3–0 in Barcelona and Spain beat Hungary 2–1 in extra time in Madrid, the winning goal being scored by Amancio. Spain had withdrawn from the tournament in 1960 rather than play the Soviet Union, but on this occasion General Franco let his team play the Soviets. In front of more than 79,000 at the Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid, the hosts won 2–1 after a late goal from Marcelino.[2]

Contents

QualificationEdit

Qualified teamsEdit

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament[A]
  Denmark Second round winner 18 December 1963 0 (debut)
  Spain (host) Second round winner 8 April 1964 0 (debut)
  Hungary Second round winner 23 May 1964 0 (debut)
  Soviet Union Second round winner 27 May 1964 1 (1960)
  1. ^ Bold indicates champion for that year.

VenuesEdit

Madrid Barcelona
Santiago Bernabéu Camp Nou
Capacity: 110,000 Capacity: 93,053
   

SquadsEdit

Match officialsEdit

Final tournamentEdit

 
1964 European Nations' Cup finalists.

In all matches but the final, extra time and a coin toss were used to decide the winner if necessary. If the final remained level after extra time, a replay would be used to determine the winner.

All times are local, CET (UTC+1).

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
17 June – Madrid
 
 
  Spain (a.e.t.)2
 
17 June – Madrid
 
  Hungary1
 
  Spain2
 
17 June – Barcelona
 
  Soviet Union1
 
  Denmark0
 
 
  Soviet Union3
 
Third place play-off
 
 
17 June – Barcelona
 
 
  Hungary (a.e.t.)3
 
 
  Denmark1

Semi-finalsEdit

Spain   2–1 (a.e.t.)   Hungary
Report Bene   84'
Attendance: 34,713

Denmark   0–3   Soviet Union
Report
Attendance: 38,556

Third place play-offEdit

Hungary   3–1 (a.e.t.)   Denmark
Report Bertelsen   82'
Attendance: 3,869

FinalEdit

Spain   2–1   Soviet Union
Report Khusainov   8'
Attendance: 79,115[3]

StatisticsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Spain's Marcelino stoops to conquer Europe". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 2 October 2003. Retrieved 20 February 2017. 
  2. ^ Sanghera, Mandeep (12 May 2012). "Euro 1964: A forgotten Spanish triumph". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Spain 2–1 USSR". euro2000.org. Union of European Football Associations. Archived from the original on 17 August 2000. Retrieved 7 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "1964 team of the tournament". Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 

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