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UEFA Euro 1972

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1972 UEFA European Football Championship
Europees kampioenschap voetbal 1972 (in Dutch)
Championnat du Football Belgique 1972 (in French)
UEFA Fußball-Europameisterschaft 1972 (in German)
Tournament details
Host countryBelgium
Dates14 June – 18 June
Venue(s)4 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions West Germany (1st title)
Runners-up Soviet Union
Third place Belgium
Fourth place Hungary
Tournament statistics
Matches played4
Goals scored10 (2.5 per match)
Attendance121,880 (30,470 per match)
Top scorer(s)West Germany Gerd Müller (4 goals)

The 1972 UEFA European Football Championship final tournament was held in Belgium. This was the fourth European Football Championship. The championship is held every four years and endorsed by UEFA. The final tournament took place between 14 and 18 June 1972.

At the time, only four countries could play the final tournament. So there were only the semi-finals, the final and the third place match.

The hosts were only announced after the qualifying round. This meant that they had to qualify for the final stage.[1]

Top scorers[change | change source]

There were 10 goals scored in 4 matches.

4 goals
1 goal

Venues[change | change source]

Heysel Stadium Stade Émile Versé
Capacity: 50,000 Capacity: 28,000
Liège Antwerp
Sclessin Stadium Bosuil Stadium
Capacity: 31,000 Capacity: 20,000

References[change | change source]

  1. Henson, Mike (2012-05-12). "BBC Sport - Euro 1972: West Germany sweep the continent on finals debut". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-06-17.

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