UEFA Euro 1976 qualifying

The qualifying round for the 1976 European Football Championship consisted of 32 teams divided into eight groups of four teams. 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.[1]

UEFA Euro 1976 qualifying
Tournament details
Dates1 September 1974 – 22 May 1976
Teams32
Tournament statistics
Matches played104
Goals scored289 (2.78 per match)
Top scorer(s)Republic of Ireland Don Givens (8 goals)
1972
1980

Qualified teamsEdit

 
  Qualified
  Did not qualify
  Did not enter
  Not a UEFA member
Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament[A]
  Czechoslovakia Quarter-final winner 22 May 1976 1 (1960)
  Netherlands Quarter-final winner 22 May 1976 0 (debut)
  West Germany Quarter-final winner 22 May 1976 1 (1972)
  Yugoslavia (host) Quarter-final winner 22 May 1976 2 (1960, 1968)
  1. ^ Bold indicates champion for that year.

SummaryEdit

  Group winners advanced to the quarter-finals (second round)
  Other teams were eliminated after the qualifying group stage
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Group 6 Group 7 Group 8
 
Czechoslovakia
 
Wales
 
Yugoslavia
 
Spain
 
Netherlands
 
Soviet Union
 
Belgium
 
West Germany
 
England
 
Portugal
 
Cyprus
 
Hungary
 
Austria
 
Luxembourg
 
Northern Ireland
 
Sweden
 
Norway
 
Romania
 
Scotland
 
Denmark
 
Poland
 
Italy
 
Finland
 
Republic of Ireland
 
Turkey
 
Switzerland
 
East Germany
 
France
 
Iceland
 
Greece
 
Bulgaria
 
Malta

TiebreakersEdit

If two or more teams finished level on points after completion of the group matches, the following tie-breakers were used to determine the final ranking:

  1. Greater number of points in all group matches
  2. Goal difference in all group matches
  3. Greater number of goals scored in all group matches
  4. Drawing of lots

GroupsEdit

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Czechoslovakia 6 4 1 1 15 5 +10 9 Advance to quarter-finals 2–1 5–0 4–0
2   England 6 3 2 1 11 3 +8 8 3–0 0–0 5–0
3   Portugal 6 2 3 1 5 7 −2 7 1–1 1–1 1–0
4   Cyprus 6 0 0 6 0 16 −16 0 0–3 0–1 0–2
Source: UEFA

Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Wales 6 5 0 1 14 4 +10 10 Advance to quarter-finals 2–0 1–0 5–0
2   Hungary 6 3 1 2 15 8 +7 7 1–2 2–1 8–1
3   Austria 6 3 1 2 11 7 +4 7 2–1 0–0 6–2
4   Luxembourg 6 0 0 6 7 28 −21 0 1–3 2–4 1–2
Source: UEFA

Group 3Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Yugoslavia 6 5 0 1 12 4 +8 10 Advance to quarter-finals 1–0 3–0 3–1
2   Northern Ireland 6 3 0 3 8 5 +3 6 1–0 1–2 3–0
3   Sweden 6 3 0 3 8 9 −1 6 1–2 0–2 3–1
4   Norway 6 1 0 5 5 15 −10 2 1–3 2–1 0–2
Source: UEFA

Group 4Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Spain 6 3 3 0 10 6 +4 9 Advance to quarter-finals 1–1 1–1 2–0
2   Romania 6 1 5 0 11 6 +5 7 2–2 1–1 6–1
3   Scotland 6 2 3 1 8 6 +2 7 1–2 1–1 3–1
4   Denmark 6 0 1 5 3 14 −11 1 1–2 0–0 0–1
Source: UEFA

Group 5Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Netherlands 6 4 0 2 14 8 +6 8 Advance to quarter-finals 3–0 3–1 4–1
2   Poland 6 3 2 1 9 5 +4 8 4–1 0–0 3–0
3   Italy 6 2 3 1 3 3 0 7 1–0 0–0 0–0
4   Finland 6 0 1 5 3 13 −10 1 1–3 1–2 0–1
Source: UEFA

Group 6Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Soviet Union 6 4 0 2 10 6 +4 8 Advance to quarter-finals 2–1 3–0 4–1
2   Republic of Ireland 6 3 1 2 11 5 +6 7 3–0 4–0 2–1
3   Turkey 6 2 2 2 5 10 −5 6 1–0 1–1 2–1
4    Switzerland 6 1 1 4 5 10 −5 3 0–1 1–0 1–1
Source: UEFA

Group 7Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Belgium 6 3 2 1 6 3 +3 8 Advance to quarter-finals 1–2 2–1 1–0
2   East Germany 6 2 3 1 8 7 +1 7 0–0 2–1 1–1
3   France 6 1 3 2 7 6 +1 5 0–0 2–2 3–0
4   Iceland 6 1 2 3 3 8 −5 4 0–2 2–1 0–0
Source: UEFA

Group 8Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   West Germany 6 3 3 0 14 4 +10 9 Advance to quarter-finals 1–1 1–0 8–0
2   Greece 6 2 3 1 12 9 +3 7 2–2 2–1 4–0
3   Bulgaria 6 2 2 2 12 7 +5 6 1–1 3–3 5–0
4   Malta 6 1 0 5 2 20 −18 2 0–1 2–0 0–2
Source: UEFA

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Yugoslavia   3–1   Wales 2–0 1–1
Czechoslovakia   4–2   Soviet Union 2–0 2–2
Spain   1–3   West Germany 1–1 0–2
Netherlands   7–1   Belgium 5–0 2–1

GoalscorersEdit

There were 289 goals scored in 104 matches, for an average of 2.78 goals per match.

8 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stokkermans, Karel; Tabeira, Martín (20 June 2013). "European Championship 1976". RSSSF.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 5 March 2018.

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