UEFA Euro 1972 qualifying

UEFA Euro 1972 qualifying
Tournament details
Dates7 October 1970 – 17 May 1972
Teams32
Tournament statistics
Matches played105
Goals scored282 (2.69 per match)
Top scorer(s)West Germany Gerd Müller (7 goals)

The qualifying round for the 1972 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.

Qualified teams

Euro 1972 qualifiers  Qualified   Did not qualify   Did not enter   Not a UEFA member
Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament
 Belgium (host) Quarter-final winner 13 May 1972 0 (debut)
 Soviet Union Quarter-final winner 13 May 1972 3 (1960, 1964, 1968)
 West Germany Quarter-final winner 13 May 1972 0 (debut)
 Hungary Quarter-final winner 17 May 1972 1 (1964)
  1. ^ Bold indicates champion for that year.

Summary

  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

Romania

Hungary

England

Soviet Union

Belgium

Italy

Yugoslavia

West Germany

Czechoslovakia

Wales

Finland

Bulgaria

France

Norway

Switzerland

Greece

Malta

Spain

Northern Ireland

Cyprus

Portugal

Scotland

Denmark

Austria

Sweden

Republic of Ireland

Netherlands

East Germany

Luxembourg

Poland

Turkey

Albania

Tiebreakers

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

Groups

Group 1

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

Group 2

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Hungary Bulgaria France Norway
1  Hungary 6 4 1 1 12 5 +7 9 Advance to quarter-finals 2–0 1–1 4–0
2  Bulgaria 6 3 1 2 11 7 +4 7 3–0 2–1 1–1
3  France 6 3 1 2 10 8 +2 7 0–2 2–1 3–1
4  Norway 6 0 1 5 5 18 −13 1 1–3 1–4 1–3
Source: UEFA

Group 3

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification England Switzerland Greece Malta
1  England 6 5 1 0 15 3 +12 11 Advance to quarter-finals 1–1 3–0 5–0
2   Switzerland 6 4 1 1 12 5 +7 9 2–3 1–0 5–0
3  Greece 6 1 1 4 3 8 −5 3 0–2 0–1 2–0
4  Malta 6 0 1 5 2 16 −14 1 0–1 1–2 1–1
Source: UEFA

Group 4

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Soviet Union Spain Northern Ireland Cyprus
1  Soviet Union 6 4 2 0 13 4 +9 10 Advance to quarter-finals 2–1 1–0 6–1
2  Spain 6 3 2 1 14 3 +11 8 0–0 3–0 7–0
3  Northern Ireland 6 2 2 2 10 6 +4 6 1–1 1–1 5–0
4  Cyprus 6 0 0 6 2 26 −24 0 1–3 0–2 0–3
Source: UEFA

Group 5

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

Group 6

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Italy Austria Sweden Republic of Ireland
1  Italy 6 4 2 0 12 4 +8 10 Advance to quarter-finals 2–2 3–0 3–0
2  Austria 6 3 1 2 14 6 +8 7 1–2 1–0 6–0
3  Sweden 6 2 2 2 3 5 −2 6 0–0 1–0 1–0
4  Republic of Ireland 6 0 1 5 3 17 −14 1 1–2 1–4 1–1
Source: UEFA

Group 7

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Netherlands East Germany Luxembourg
1  Yugoslavia 6 3 3 0 7 2 +5 9 Advance to quarter-finals 2–0 0–0 0–0
2  Netherlands 6 3 1 2 18 6 +12 7 1–1 3–2 6–0
3  East Germany 6 3 1 2 11 6 +5 7 1–2 1–0 2–1
4  Luxembourg 6 0 1 5 1 23 −22 1 0–2 0–8 0–5
Source: UEFA

Group 8

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification West Germany Poland Turkey Albania
1  West Germany 6 4 2 0 10 2 +8 10 Advance to quarter-finals 0–0 1–1 2–0
2  Poland 6 2 2 2 10 6 +4 6 1–3 5–1 3–0
3  Turkey 6 2 1 3 5 13 −8 5 0–3 1–0 2–1
4  Albania 6 1 1 4 5 9 −4 3 0–1 1–1 3–0
Source: UEFA

Quarter-finals

Team 1 Agg.Tooltip Aggregate score Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg Replay
Italy  1–2  Belgium 0–0 1–2
Hungary  5–4  Romania 1–1 2–2 2–1
England  1–3  West Germany 1–3 0–0
Yugoslavia  0–3  Soviet Union 0–0 0–3

Goalscorers

There were 282 goals scored in 105 matches, for an average of 2.69 goals per match.

7 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

References

  1. ^ Stokkermans, Karel; Tabeira, Martín (31 January 2007). "European Championship 1972". RSSSF.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 5 March 2018.

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