UEFA Euro 1968

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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

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]

Results[change | change source]

Knockout stage[change | change source]

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

Third place game[change | change source]

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

Final[change | change source]

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

Replay[change | change source]

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


 UEFA Euro 1968 Winners 

Italy
1st title

Statistics[change | change source]

2 goals
1 goal

References[change | change source]

  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.