UEFA Euro 1972 final tournament

The final tournament of UEFA Euro 1972 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 14 June and ended with the final on 18 June at Heysel Stadium in Brussels. West Germany won the tournament with a 3–0 victory over the Soviet Union.[1]

All times Central European Time (UTC+1)

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 after 30 minutes of extra time, there would be a penalty shootout (at least five penalties each, and more if necessary) to determine who progressed to the next round.

TeamsEdit

Team Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
  Belgium (host) Play-off winner 13 May 1972 1st Debut
  Hungary Play-off winner 17 May 1972 2nd 1964 Third place (1964)
  Soviet Union Play-off winner 13 May 1972 4th 1968 Winners (1960)
  West Germany Play-off winner 13 May 1972 1st Debut

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
14 June – Antwerp
 
 
  Belgium1
 
18 June – Brussels
 
  West Germany2
 
  West Germany3
 
14 June – Brussels
 
  Soviet Union0
 
  Hungary0
 
 
  Soviet Union1
 
Third place play-off
 
 
17 June – Liège
 
 
  Hungary1
 
 
  Belgium2

Semi-finalsEdit

Hungary vs Soviet UnionEdit

Hungary  0–1  Soviet Union
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hungary
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Soviet Union
GK 1 István Géczi
SW 3 Miklós Páncsics
CB 2 Tibor Fábián  
CB 6 László Bálint  
CB 4 Péter Juhász
CM 12 István Juhász
CM 8 Lajos Kocsis   60'
CM 10 Lajos Kű
RW 7 István Szőke
CF 9 Ferenc Bene (c)   60'
LW 11 Sándor Zámbó
Substitutions:
FW 15 Antal Dunai   60'
MF 24 Flórián Albert   60'
Manager:
Rudolf Illovszky
 
GK 1 Yevhen Rudakov
SW 3 Murtaz Khurtsilava (c)  
CB 2 Revaz Dzodzuashvili
CB 12 Volodymyr Kaplychnyi
CB 13 Yuriy Istomin
CM 14 Anatoliy Konkov
CM 7 Volodymyr Troshkin
CM 6 Viktor Kolotov
RW 8 Anatoly Baidachny
CF 9 Anatoliy Banishevskiy   70'
LW 18 Volodymyr Onyshchenko
Substitutions:
FW 16 Givi Nodia   70'
Manager:
Oleksandr Ponomarov

Belgium vs West GermanyEdit

Belgium  1–2  West Germany
Report
Attendance: 55,669
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Belgium
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
West Germany
GK 1 Christian Piot
SW 5 Erwin Vandendaele   17'
CB 2 Georges Heylens
CB 4 Jean Thissen
CB 3 Léon Dolmans
RM 7 Léon Semmeling
CM 11 Jan Verheyen
CM 6 Jean Dockx
LM 8 Maurice Martens   70'
CF 9 Raoul Lambert
CF 10 Paul Van Himst (c)
Substitutions:
FW 14 Odilon Polleunis   70'
Manager:
Raymond Goethals
 
GK 1 Sepp Maier
SW 5 Franz Beckenbauer (c)
CB 2 Horst-Dieter Höttges
CB 4 Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck
RM 6 Herbert Wimmer
CM 10 Günter Netzer
CM 8 Uli Hoeneß   59'
LM 3 Paul Breitner
RW 9 Jupp Heynckes
CF 13 Gerd Müller
LW 11 Erwin Kremers
Substitutions:
FW 7 Jürgen Grabowski   59'
Manager:
Helmut Schön

Third place play-offEdit

Hungary  1–2  Belgium
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hungary
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Belgium
GK 1 István Géczi
SW 3 Miklós Páncsics (c)
CB 2 Tibor Fábián
CB 6 László Bálint
CB 4 Péter Juhász  
CM 12 István Juhász
CM 24 Flórián Albert
CM 10 Lajos Kű
RW 20 Mihály Kozma
CF 15 Antal Dunai
LW 11 Sándor Zámbó   46'
Substitutions:
FW 5 Lajos Szűcs   46'
Manager:
Rudolf Illovszky
 
GK 1 Christian Piot
RB 2 Georges Heylens
CB 4 Jean Thissen
CB 5 Erwin Vandendaele
LB 3 Léon Dolmans  
CM 11 Jan Verheyen
CM 6 Jean Dockx
CM 14 Odilon Polleunis
RW 7 Léon Semmeling
CF 9 Raoul Lambert
LW 10 Paul Van Himst (c)
Manager:
Raymond Goethals

FinalEdit

West Germany  3–0  Soviet Union
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
West Germany
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Soviet Union
GK 1 Sepp Maier
SW 5 Franz Beckenbauer (c)
CB 2 Horst-Dieter Höttges
CB 4 Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck
CB 3 Paul Breitner
DM 6 Herbert Wimmer
CM 8 Uli Hoeneß
CM 10 Günter Netzer
RW 9 Jupp Heynckes
LW 11 Erwin Kremers
CF 13 Gerd Müller
Manager:
Helmut Schön
 
GK 1 Yevhen Rudakov
RB 2 Revaz Dzodzuashvili
CB 3 Murtaz Khurtsilava (c)  
CB 12 Volodymyr Kaplychnyi   43'
LB 13 Yuriy Istomin
CM 7 Volodymyr Troshkin
CM 6 Viktor Kolotov
CM 14 Anatoliy Konkov   46'
RF 8 Anatoly Baidachny
CF 9 Anatoliy Banishevskiy   66'
LF 18 Volodymyr Onyshchenko
Substitutions:
MF 15 Oleg Dolmatov   46'
FW 11 Eduard Kozynkevych   66'
Manager:
Oleksandr Ponomarov

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Müller the menace in German masterclass". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 3 October 2003. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  2. ^ "European Football Championship 1972 FINAL". euro2000.org. Union of European Football Associations. Archived from the original on 17 August 2000. Retrieved 26 December 2017.

External linksEdit