UEFA Euro 1968 final tournament

The final tournament of UEFA Euro 1968 was a single-elimination tournament involving the four teams that qualified from the quarter-finals. There were two rounds of matches: a semi-final stage leading to the final to decide the champions. The final tournament began with the semi-finals on 5 June and ended with the final replay on 10 June at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Italy won the tournament with a 2–0 replay victory over Yugoslavia.[1]

The Italian line-up on the pitch prior to the start of the final replay

All times Central European Summer Time (UTC+2)

FormatEdit

Any game in the final tournament that was undecided by the end of the regular 90 minutes was followed by thirty minutes of extra time (two 15-minute halves). If scores were still level, a coin toss would be used in all matches but the final. If the final finished level after extra time, a replay would take place at a later date to decide the winner.

TeamsEdit

Team Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
  England Quarter-final winner 8 May 1968 1st Debut
  Italy (host) Quarter-final winner 20 April 1968 1st Debut
  Soviet Union Quarter-final winner 11 May 1968 3rd 1964 Winners (1960)
  Yugoslavia Quarter-final winner 24 April 1968 2nd 1960 Runners-up (1960)

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
5 June – Naples
 
 
  Italy (coin toss)0
 
8 June / 10 June – Rome
 
  Soviet Union0
 
  Italy (replay)1 / 2
 
5 June – Florence
 
  Yugoslavia1 / 0
 
  Yugoslavia1
 
 
  England0
 
Third place play-off
 
 
8 June – Rome
 
 
  England2
 
 
  Soviet Union0

Semi-finalsEdit

Italy vs Soviet UnionEdit

The match was decided by a coin toss. Italy captain Giacinto Facchetti called correctly.

Italy  0–0 (a.e.t.)
Italy won on coin toss
  Soviet Union
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Soviet Union
GK 22 Dino Zoff
RB 4 Giancarlo Bercellino
CB 5 Tarcisio Burgnich
CB 7 Ernesto Castano
LB 10 Giacinto Facchetti (c)
CM 18 Gianni Rivera
CM 13 Antonio Juliano
CM 11 Giorgio Ferrini
RW 15 Sandro Mazzola
CF 9 Angelo Domenghini
LW 16 Pierino Prati
Manager:
Ferruccio Valcareggi
 
GK 1 Yuri Pshenichnikov
RB 3 Valentin Afonin
LB 4 Anatoliy Banishevskiy
RH 5 Anatoliy Byshovets
CH 7 Gennady Yevryuzhikhin
LH 8 Yuriy Istomin
OR 10 Volodymyr Kaplychnyi
IR 11 Eduard Malofeyev
CF 18 Albert Shesternyov (c)
IL 19 Aleksandr Lenyov
OL 21 Gennady Logofet
Manager:
Mikhail Yakushin

Yugoslavia vs EnglandEdit

Yugoslavia  1–0  England
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yugoslavia
 
 
 
 
 
England
GK 1 Ilija Pantelić
RB 2 Mirsad Fazlagić (c)
LB 3 Milan Damjanović
RH 5 Blagoje Paunović
CH 6 Dragan Holcer
LH 7 Ilija Petković
OR 8 Ivica Osim
IR 9 Vahidin Musemić
CF 11 Dragan Džajić
IL 15 Miroslav Pavlović
OL 21 Dobrivoje Trivić
Manager:
Rajko Mitić
 
GK 1 Gordon Banks
RB 2 Keith Newton
LB 3 Ray Wilson
RH 4 Alan Mullery   89'
CH 6 Bobby Moore (c)
LH 5 Brian Labone
OR 7 Alan Ball
IR 11 Martin Peters
CF 8 Roger Hunt
IL 9 Bobby Charlton
OL 19 Norman Hunter
Manager:
Alf Ramsey

Third place play-offEdit

England  2–0  Soviet Union
Report
Attendance: 68,817
 
 
 
 
 
England
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Soviet Union
GK 1 Gordon Banks
RB 3 Ray Wilson
LB 5 Brian Labone
RH 6 Bobby Moore (c)
CH 8 Roger Hunt
LH 9 Bobby Charlton
OR 10 Geoff Hurst
IR 11 Martin Peters
CF 16 Tommy Wright
IL 17 Nobby Stiles
OL 19 Norman Hunter
Manager:
Alf Ramsey
 
GK 1 Yuri Pshenichnikov
RB 3 Valentin Afonin
LB 4 Anatoliy Banishevskiy
RH 5 Anatoliy Byshovets
CH 7 Gennady Yevryuzhikhin
LH 8 Yuriy Istomin
OR 10 Volodymyr Kaplychnyi
IR 11 Eduard Malofeyev
CF 18 Albert Shesternyov (c)
IL 19 Aleksandr Lenyov
OL 21 Gennady Logofet
Manager:
Mikhail Yakushin

FinalEdit

Original matchEdit

As the match ended in a draw, a replay was played to determine the winner.

Italy  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Yugoslavia
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italy
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yugoslavia
GK 22 Dino Zoff
RB 5 Tarcisio Burgnich
CB 12 Aristide Guarneri
CB 7 Ernesto Castano
LB 10 Giacinto Facchetti (c)
CM 14 Giovanni Lodetti
CM 11 Giorgio Ferrini
CM 13 Antonio Juliano
RF 9 Angelo Domenghini
CF 2 Pietro Anastasi
LF 16 Pierino Prati
Manager:
Ferruccio Valcareggi
 
GK 1 Ilija Pantelić
RB 2 Mirsad Fazlagić (c)
CB 5 Blagoje Paunović
CB 6 Dragan Holcer
LB 3 Milan Damjanović
CM 21 Dobrivoje Trivić
CM 15 Miroslav Pavlović
CM 16 Jovan Aćimović
RF 7 Ilija Petković
CF 9 Vahidin Musemić
LF 11 Dragan Džajić
Manager:
Rajko Mitić

ReplayEdit

Italy  2–0  Yugoslavia
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italy
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yugoslavia
GK 22 Dino Zoff
SW 20 Sandro Salvadore
CB 12 Aristide Guarneri
CB 19 Roberto Rosato
RWB 5 Tarcisio Burgnich
LWB 10 Giacinto Facchetti (c)
CM 15 Sandro Mazzola
CM 8 Giancarlo De Sisti
RF 9 Angelo Domenghini
CF 2 Pietro Anastasi
LF 17 Luigi Riva
Manager:
Ferruccio Valcareggi
 
GK 1 Ilija Pantelić
RB 2 Mirsad Fazlagić (c)
CB 5 Blagoje Paunović
CB 6 Dragan Holcer
LB 3 Milan Damjanović
CM 21 Dobrivoje Trivić
CM 15 Miroslav Pavlović
CM 16 Jovan Aćimović
RF 22 Idriz Hošić
CF 9 Vahidin Musemić
LF 11 Dragan Džajić
Manager:
Rajko Mitić

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Riva return sparks Italy triumph". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 2 October 2003. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  2. ^ "European Football Championship 1968 FINAL". UEFA euro2000.org. Archived from the original on 17 August 2000. Retrieved 5 July 2012.
  3. ^ "European Football Championship 1968 FINAL Replay". UEFA euro2000.org. Archived from the original on 29 August 2000. Retrieved 5 July 2012.

External linksEdit