UEFA Euro 1972 Final Tournament
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UEFA Euro 1972 Final Tournament

The final tournament of UEFA Euro 1972 was a single-elimination tournament involving the four teams that qualified from the quarter-finals. There were two rounds of matches: a semi-final stage leading to the final to decide the champions. The final tournament began with the semi-finals on 14 June and ended with the final on 18 June at Heysel Stadium in Brussels. West Germany won the tournament with a 3-0 victory over the Soviet Union.[1]

All times Central European Time (UTC+1)

Format

Any game in the final tournament that was undecided by the end of the regular 90 minutes was followed by thirty minutes of extra time (two 15-minute halves). If scores were still level after 30 minutes of extra time, there would be a penalty shootout (at least five penalties each, and more if necessary) to determine who progressed to the next round.

Teams

Team Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
 Belgium (host) Play-off winner 13 May 1972 1st -- Debut
 Hungary Play-off winner 17 May 1972 2nd 1964 Third place (1964)
 Soviet Union Play-off winner 13 May 1972 4th 1968 Winners (1960)
 West Germany Play-off winner 13 May 1972 1st -- Debut

Bracket

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
14 June - Antwerp
 
 
 Belgium1
 
18 June - Brussels
 
 West Germany2
 
 West Germany3
 
14 June - Brussels
 
 Soviet Union0
 
 Hungary0
 
 
 Soviet Union1
 
Third place play-off
 
 
17 June - Liège
 
 
 Hungary1
 
 
 Belgium2

Semi-finals

Hungary vs Soviet Union

Hungary

Belgium vs West Germany

Attendance: 55,669
Belgium

Third place play-off

Hungary 1-2 Belgium
Report
Hungary
Belgium

Final

References

  1. ^ "Müller the menace in German masterclass". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 3 October 2003. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "European Football Championship 1972 FINAL". euro2000.org. Union of European Football Associations. Archived from the original on 17 August 2000. Retrieved 2017.

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