1967–68 British Home Championship

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The 1967-68 British Home Championship football was the final stage of the 1968 UEFA European Football Championship qualifying for the Home Nations, and provided revenge for an England team smarting from a defeat on their home ground to the Scots just months after winning the 1966 FIFA World Cup which cost them the 1967 British Home Championship. The English victories against Wales and Northern Ireland national football team in the first two games meant that going into the final match they only required a draw, which they eventually achieved in a hard fought match, winning the tournament and the place in the European Championship. The Scots started badly against the unfancied Irish, losing in Belfast, and never recovered, scraping a win against Wales and needing a win against a dominant England team. The Irish were unable to capitalise on an excellent start, losing to England and Wales and coming fourth, whilst the Welsh managed a win against Ireland in their final game to scrape into joint third place after a terrible start.

Table[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 England 5 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5
 Scotland 3 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1
 Wales 2 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2
 Northern Ireland 2 3 1 0 2 1 4 −3

The points system worked as follows:

  • 2 points for a win
  • 1 point for a draw

Results[edit]


21 October 1967
Northern Ireland  1 – 0  Scotland
Dave Clements  




References[edit]

  • Guy Oliver (1992). The Guinness Record of World Soccer. Guinness. ISBN 0-85112-954-4.