UEFA Euro 1980 qualifying Group 6

Standings and results for Group 6 of the UEFA Euro 1980 qualifying tournament.

Group 6 consisted of Soviet Union, Hungary, Greece and Finland. This group proved to be one of the toughest as unexpected group winners Greece outran both Finland and Hungary by only one point and Soviet Union, who finished last, by two points.

Final tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Greece 6 3 1 2 13 7 +6 7 Qualify for final tournament 4–1 8–1 1–0
2   Hungary 6 2 2 2 9 9 0 6 0–0 3–1 2–0
3   Finland 6 2 2 2 10 15 −5 6 3–0 2–1 1–1
4   Soviet Union 6 1 3 2 7 8 −1 5 2–0 2–2 2–2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

ResultsEdit

Finland  3–0  Greece
Ismail   35', 82'
Nieminen   80'
Attendance: 7,740

Finland  2–1  Hungary
Ismail   30'
Pyykkö   53'
Tieber   74'
Attendance: 4,797

Soviet Union  2–0  Greece
Chesnokov   20'
Bezsonov   53'
Attendance: 26,913[1]

Hungary  2–0  Soviet Union
Váradi   26'
Szokolai   60'
Attendance: 23,110[2]

Greece  8–1  Finland
Nikoloudis   15', 25'
Delikaris   23', 47'
Mavros   38', 44', 75' (pen.)
Galakos   81'
Heiskanen   61'

Greece  4–1  Hungary
Galakos   58', 67'
Ardizoglou   71'
Mavros   89'
Váradi   90'

Hungary  0–0  Greece

Soviet Union  2–2  Hungary
Chesnokov   23'
Shengelia   75'
Tatar   33'
Pusztai   63'

Finland  1–1  Soviet Union
Ismail   55' Khapsalis   28'
Attendance: 13,119

Greece  1–0  Soviet Union
Nikoloudis   25'

Hungary  3–1  Finland
Fekete   11', 42'
Tatar   57'
Toivola   47'

Soviet Union  2–2  Finland
Andreyev   50'
Gavrilov   67'
Haaskivi   76'
Hakala   82'

GoalscorersEdit

There were 39 goals scored in 12 matches, for an average of 3.25 goals per match.

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

ReferencesEdit

  • Robinson, J. (1996). The European Football Championships 1958-1996. Soccer Book Publishing. ISBN 0-947808-69-8.
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