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UEFA Euro 1968

1968 edition of the UEFA Euro

The UEFA Euro 1968 was the 3rd UEFA European Football Championship tournament. Its formal name was the 1968 UEFA European Football Championship. It was held from 5 June to 10 June. All the European football teams could compete. The defending champion was Spain. The tournament was hosted in Italy. 4 teams qualified for the final group stage. The winner of the tournament was Italy after defeating Yugoslavia.[1]

UEFA Euro 1968
Tournament details
Host countryItaly
Dates5 June – 10 June
Teams4
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Italy (1st title)
Runners-up Yugoslavia
Third place England
Fourth place Soviet Union
Tournament statistics
Matches played5
Goals scored7 (1.4 per match)
Attendance260,916 (52,183 per match)
Top scorer(s)Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragan Džajić (2 goals)
1964
1972

ResultsEdit

Knockout stageEdit

  Semifinals Final
5 June – Naples
   Soviet Union  0  
   Italy (ct)  0  
 
8 June – Rome(replayed 10 June)
       Italy  2 (1)
     Yugoslavia  0 (1)
Third place
5 June – Florence 8 June – Rome
   England  0    England  2
   Yugoslavia  1      Soviet Union  0

Third place gameEdit

8 June 1968
18:45
England   2 – 0   Soviet Union Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 68,817
Referee: István Zsolt (Hungary)
Charlton   39'
Hurst   63'

FinalEdit

8 June 1968
21:15
Italy   1 – 1 (a.e.t.)   Yugoslavia Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 68,817[2]
Referee: Gottfried Dienst (Switzerland)
Domenghini   80' Džajić   32'

ReplayEdit

10 June 1968
21:15
Italy   2 – 0   Yugoslavia Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 32,866[3]
Referee: José María Ortiz de Mendíbil (Spain)
Riva   12'
Anastasi   31'


 UEFA Euro 1968 Winners 
 
Italy
1st title

StatisticsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. uefa.com. "UEFA EURO 1968 - History". UEFA.com.
  2. "European Football Championship 1968 FINAL". UEFA euro2000.org. Archived from the original on 2000-08-17. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
  3. "European Football Championship 1968 FINAL Replay". UEFA euro2000.org. Archived from the original on 2000-08-29. Retrieved 2012-07-05.