UEFA Euro 1972 qualifying play-offs

The UEFA Euro 1972 qualifying play-offs (also referred to as the UEFA Euro 1972 quarter-finals) were the last round of qualifying competition for UEFA Euro 1972. They were contested by the eight group winners of the UEFA Euro 1972 qualifying tournament. The winners of each of four home and away ties qualified for the final tournament in Belgium. The matches were played on 29–30 April and 13–14 May 1972, with a replay on 17 May 1972.

QualificationEdit

Each group winner progressed to 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.

SummaryEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg Replay
Italy   1–2   Belgium 0–0 1–2
Hungary   5–4   Romania 1–1 2–2 2–1
England   1–3   West Germany 1–3 0–0
Yugoslavia   0–3   Soviet Union 0–0 0–3

MatchesEdit

The eight matches took place over two legs, the first being on 29 and 30 April 1972, and the second on 13 and 14 May 1972. A third leg would be played for any matches tied on aggregate after the second leg. All times are CET (UTC+1).

Italy  0–0  Belgium
Report
Attendance: 63,549
Belgium  2–1  Italy
Van Moer   23'
Van Himst   71'
Report Riva   86' (pen.)
Attendance: 26,561

Belgium won 2–1 on aggregate and qualified for UEFA Euro 1972.


Hungary  1–1  Romania
Branikovits   11' Report Sătmăreanu   56'
Attendance: 68,585
Romania  2–2  Hungary
Dobrin   14'
Neagu   81'
Report Szőke   5'
Kocsis   36'

3–3 on aggregate. A replay was played on a neutral ground to determine the winner.

Hungary  2–1  Romania
Kocsis   27'
Szőke   89'
Report Neagu   34'
Attendance: 32,130

Hungary won 5–4 on aggregate and qualified for UEFA Euro 1972.


England  1–3  West Germany
Lee   78' Report Hoeneß   27'
Netzer   84' (pen.)
Müller   88'
Attendance: 96,800
West Germany  0–0  England
Report

West Germany won 3–1 on aggregate and qualified for UEFA Euro 1972.


Yugoslavia  0–0  Soviet Union
Report
Soviet Union  3–0  Yugoslavia
Kolotov   53'
Banishevskiy   74'
Kozynkevych   90'
Report
Attendance: 90,300

Soviet Union won 3–0 on aggregate and qualified for UEFA Euro 1972.

GoalscorersEdit

There were 19 goals scored in 9 matches, for an average of 2.11 goals per match.

2 goals

1 goal

ReferencesEdit

  • "1972 UEFA European Championship". uefa.com. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  • "European Championship 1972". rsssf.com. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  • Robinson, J. (1996). The European Football Championships 1958-1996. Soccer Book Publishing. ISBN 0-947808-69-8.

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