UEFA Euro 1976 qualifying Group 1

Group 1 of the UEFA Euro 1976 qualifying tournament was one of the eight groups to decide which teams would qualify for the UEFA Euro 1976 finals tournament. Group 1 consisted of four teams: Czechoslovakia, England, Portugal, and Cyprus, where they played against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The group winners were Czechoslovakia, who finished one point above England.

Final tableEdit

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
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

MatchesEdit

England  3–0  Czechoslovakia
Channon   72'
Bell   80', 83'
Report
Attendance: 83,858
Referee: Michel Kitabdjian (France)

England  0–0  Portugal
Report
Attendance: 84,461
Referee: Anton Bucheli (Switzerland)

England  5–0  Cyprus
Macdonald   2', 35', 48', 53', 86' Report
Attendance: 68,245
Referee: Martti Hirviniemi (Finland)

Czechoslovakia  4–0  Cyprus
Panenka   10', 35', 50' (pen.)
Masný   78'
Report
Attendance: 4,994
Referee: Heinz Einbeck (East Germany)

Czechoslovakia  5–0  Portugal
Bičovský   11', 22'
Nehoda   25', 46'
Petráš   52'
Report
Attendance: 12,034 *
Referee: Ferdinand Biwersi (West Germany)

Note: Attendance also reported as 22,000.


Cyprus  0–1  England
Report Keegan   6'
Attendance: 15,708
Referee: Tsvetan Stanev (Bulgaria)

Cyprus  0–2  Portugal
Report Nené   25'
Moínhos   87'
Attendance: 8,615
Referee: Gheorghe Limona (Romania)

Czechoslovakia  2–1  England
Nehoda   45'
Galis   47'
Report Channon   26'
Attendance: 50,651
Referee: Alberto Michelotti (Italy)

Note: The match was originally abandoned after 17 minutes on 29 October 1975 due to fog. The score at that moment was 0–0.


Portugal  1–1  Czechoslovakia
Nené   8' Report Ondruš   7'
Attendance: 21,978
Referee: Charles Corver (Netherlands)

Portugal  1–1  England
Rui Rodrigues   16' Report Channon   42'
Attendance: 13,912
Referee: Erich Linemayr (Austria)

Cyprus  0–3  Czechoslovakia
Report Nehoda   9'
Bičovský   27'
Masný   33'
Attendance: 8,636
Referee: Sándor Petri (Hungary)

Portugal  1–0  Cyprus
Alves   20' Report
Attendance: 4,994
Referee: Richard Casha (Malta)

GoalscorersEdit

There were 267 goals scored in 96 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

  • "1976 UEFA European Championship". UEFA. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  • "European Championship 1976". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  • Robinson, J. (1996). The European Football Championships 1958-1996. Soccer Book Publishing. ISBN 0-947808-69-8.