UEFA Euro 1972 Qualifying Play-offs
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UEFA Euro 1972 Qualifying Play-offs

The UEFA Euro 1972 qualifying play-offs (also referred to as the UEFA Euro 1972 quarter-finals) were the last round of qualifying competition for UEFA Euro 1972. They were contested by the eight group winners of the UEFA Euro 1972 qualifying tournament. The winners of each of four home and away ties qualified for the final tournament in Belgium. The matches were played on 29-30 April and 13-14 May 1972, with a replay on 17 May 1972.

Qualification

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.

Summary

Team 1 Agg. 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

Matches

The eight matches took place over two legs, the first being on 29 and 30 April 1972, and the second on 13 and 14 May 1972. A third leg would be played for any matches tied on aggregate after the second leg. All times are CET (UTC+1).

Attendance: 63,549
Belgium 2-1 Italy
Van Moer Goal 23
Van Himst Goal 71
Report Riva Goal 86 (pen.)
Attendance: 26,561

Belgium won 2-1 on aggregate and qualified for UEFA Euro 1972.


Attendance: 68,585
Romania 2-2 Hungary
Dobrin Goal 14
Neagu Goal 81
Report Sz?ke Goal 5
Kocsis Goal 36

3-3 on aggregate. A replay was played on a neutral ground to determine the winner.

Hungary 2-1 Romania
Kocsis Goal 27
Sz?ke Goal 89
Report Neagu Goal 34
Attendance: 32,130

Hungary won 5-4 on aggregate and qualified for UEFA Euro 1972.


Attendance: 96,800

West Germany won 3-1 on aggregate and qualified for UEFA Euro 1972.


Attendance: 90,300

Soviet Union won 3-0 on aggregate and qualified for UEFA Euro 1972.

Goalscorers

There were 19 goals scored in 9 matches, for an average of 2.11 goals per match.

2 goals

1 goal

References

  • "1972 UEFA European Championship". uefa.com. Retrieved 2014.
  • "European Championship 1972". rsssf.com. Retrieved 2014.
  • Robinson, J. (1996). The European Football Championships 1958-1996. Soccer Book Publishing. ISBN 0-947808-69-8.

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