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The knockout stage of UEFA Euro 1980 was a single-elimination tournament involving the four teams that qualified from the group stage of the tournament. There were two matches: a third place play-off contested by the group runners-up, and the final to decide the champions, contested by the group winners. The knockout stage began with the third place play-off on 21 June and ended with the final on 22 June at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. West Germany won the tournament with a 2–1 victory over Belgium.[1]

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For the third place play-off, if the scores remained level after the end of the regular 90 minutes, the match would go stright to a penalty shoot-out (at least five penalties each, and more if necessary). If the final was undecided by the end of the regular 90 minutes, thirty minutes of extra time (two 15-minute halves) would be played. If scores were still level after 30 minutes of extra time, there would be a penalty shoot-out (at least five penalties each, and more if necessary) to determine the champion.

Qualified teamsEdit

The top two placed teams from each of the two groups qualified for the knockout stage.

Group Winners
(qualification for final)
(qualification for third place play-off)
1   West Germany   Czechoslovakia
2   Belgium   Italy


22 June – Rome
  West Germany2
Third place play-off
21 June – Naples
  Czechoslovakia (p)1 (9)
  Italy1 (8)

Third place play-offEdit

Czechoslovakia  1–1  Italy
Attendance: 24,652
GK 1 Jaroslav Netolička
SW 4 Anton Ondruš (c)
CB 2 Jozef Barmoš
CB 12 Rostislav Vojáček
CB 5 Koloman Gögh
CM 7 Ján Kozák
CM 3 Ladislav Jurkemik  
CM 8 Antonín Panenka
RW 10 Marián Masný
CF 11 Zdeněk Nehoda
LW 15 Ladislav Vízek   64'
FW 9 Miroslav Gajdůšek   64'
Jozef Vengloš
GK 1 Dino Zoff (c)
SW 9 Gaetano Scirea
CB 7 Claudio Gentile
CB 6 Fulvio Collovati
CB 5 Antonio Cabrini
RM 19 Franco Causio
CM 3 Giuseppe Baresi
CM 18 Roberto Bettega   83'
LM 15 Marco Tardelli
CF 20 Francesco Graziani
CF 17 Alessandro Altobelli
MF 11 Romeo Benetti   83'
Enzo Bearzot


Belgium  1–2  West Germany
Attendance: 47,860[2]
West Germany
GK 12 Jean-Marie Pfaff
RB 2 Eric Gerets
CB 4 Walter Meeuws
CB 3 Luc Millecamps   35'
LB 5 Michel Renquin
RM 6 Julien Cools (c)
CM 8 Wilfried Van Moer
CM 7 René Vandereycken   55'
LM 17 Raymond Mommens
CF 9 François Van der Elst   89'
CF 11 Jan Ceulemans
Guy Thys
GK 1 Harald Schumacher
SW 15 Uli Stielike
CB 5 Bernard Dietz (c)
CB 4 Karlheinz Förster   59'
RWB 20 Manfred Kaltz
LWB 2 Hans-Peter Briegel   55'
CM 6 Bernd Schuster
CM 10 Hansi Müller
AM 8 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
CF 9 Horst Hrubesch
CF 11 Klaus Allofs
MF 3 Bernhard Cullmann   55'
Jupp Derwall


  1. ^ "Hrubesch turns West Germany's unlikely hero". Union of European Football Associations. 4 October 2003. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  2. ^ "European Football Championship 1980 FINAL". Union of European Football Associations. Archived from the original on 17 August 2000. Retrieved 26 December 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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