UEFA Euro 1972 qualifying

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The qualifying round for the 1972 European Football Championship consisted of 32 teams divided into eight groups of four teams. 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.

Qualified nations[edit]

  Qualified
  Did not qualify
  Did not enter
  Not a UEFA member
Country Method of qualification Finals appearance Date qualification was secured Previous appearances in tournament1
 Belgium Quarter-finals winner 1st 13 May 1972 0 (debut)
 Soviet Union Quarter-finals winner 4th 13 May 1972 3 (1960, 1964, 1968)
 West Germany Quarter-finals winner 1st 13 May 1972 0 (debut)
 Hungary Quarter-finals winner 2nd 17 May 1972 1 (1964)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year

First round[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Romania 6 4 1 1 11 2 +9 9
 Czechoslovakia 6 4 1 1 11 4 +7 9
 Wales 6 2 1 3 5 6 −1 5
 Finland 6 0 1 5 1 16 −15 1
Czechoslovakia Finland Romania Wales
Czechoslovakia  1–1 1–0 1–0
Finland  0–4 0–4 0–1
Romania  2–1 3–0 2–0
Wales  1–3 3–0 0–0

October 7, 1970
18:00
Czechoslovakia  1–1  Finland
Albrecht Goal 31' Paatelainen Goal 41'
Letenský stadion, Prague
Attendance: 5,549
Referee: William O'Neill (Northern Ireland)

October 11, 1970
15:30
Romania  3–0  Finland
Dumitrache Goal 28'42'
Nunweiller Goal 77'
Stadionul 23. August, Bucharest
Attendance: 36,584
Referee: Leonidas Vamvakopoulos (Greece)

November 11, 1970
16:30
Wales  0–0  Romania
Ninian Park, Cardiff
Attendance: 19,882
Referee: Arie van Gemert (Netherlands)

April 21, 1971
19:30
Wales  1–3  Czechoslovakia
R.Davies Goal 49' (pen.) Čapkovič Goal 78'82'
Táborský Goal 80'
Vetch Field, Swansea
Attendance: 12,767
Referee: Johan Einar Boström (Sweden)

May 16, 1971
17:00
Czechoslovakia  1–0  Romania
Veselý Goal 88'
Tehelné Pole (Slovan), Bratislava
Attendance: 38,207
Referee: Fernando dos Santos Leite (Portugal)

May 26, 1971
19:00
Finland  0–1  Wales
Toshack Goal 54'
Olympiastadion, Helsinki
Attendance: 5,410
Referee: Günter Männig (East Germany)

June 16, 1971
19:00
Finland  0–4  Czechoslovakia
Čapkovič Goal 12'
Pollák Goal 16'
Karkó Goal 84'89'
Olympiastadion, Helsinki
Attendance: 4,658
Referee: Marian Środecki (Poland)

September 22, 1971
18:30
Finland  0–4  Romania
Iordănescu Goal 25'
Lupescu Goal 37'
Dembrovschi Goal 55'
Lucescu Goal 64' (pen.)
Olympiastadion, Helsinki
Attendance: 2,084
Referee: Pius Kamber (Switzerland)

October 13, 1971
19:30
Wales  3–0  Finland
Durban Goal 10'
Toshack Goal 53'
Reece Goal 89'
Vetch Field, Swansea
Attendance: 10,301
Referee: Kaj Rasmussen (Denmark)

October 27, 1971
18:00
Czechoslovakia  1–0  Wales
Kuna Goal 60'
Letenský stadion, Prague
Attendance: 20,051
Referee: Mariano Medina Iglesias (Spain)

November 14, 1971
14:00
Romania  2–1  Czechoslovakia
Dembrovschi Goal 26'
Dobrin Goal 51'
Čapkovič Goal 50'
Stadionul 23. August, Bucharest
Attendance: 63,583
Referee: Milivoje Gugulović (Yugoslavia)

November 24, 1971
14:00
Romania  2–0  Wales
Lupescu Goal 9'
Lucescu Goal 74'
Stadionul 23. August, Bucharest
Attendance: 35,251
Referee: Alfred Delcourt (Belgium)

Group 2[edit]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Hungary 6 4 1 1 12 5 +7 9
 Bulgaria 6 3 1 2 11 7 +4 7
 France 6 3 1 2 10 8 +2 7
 Norway 6 0 1 5 5 18 −13 1
Bulgaria France Hungary Norway
Bulgaria  2–1 3–0 1–1
France  2–1 0–2 3–1
Hungary  2–0 1–1 4–0
Norway  1–4 1–3 1–3

October 7, 1970
19:00
Norway  1–3  Hungary
Iversen Goal 50' Bene Goal 6'
Nagy Goal 23'
Karlsen Goal 66' (o.g.)
Ullevaal, Oslo
Attendance: 16,090
Referee: Adrianus Boogaerts (Netherlands)

November 11, 1970
17:00
France  3–1  Norway
Floch Goal 30'
Lech Goal 55'
Mézy Goal 63'
Nilsen Goal 79'
Stade de Gerland, Lyon
Attendance: 10,357
Referee: António Ribeiro Saldanha (Portugal)

November 15, 1970
15:30
Bulgaria  1–1  Norway
Atanasov Goal 29' Fuglset Goal 83'
Vasil Levski Stadium, Sofia
Attendance: 21,465
Referee: Michalakis Kiriakides (Cyprus)

April 24, 1971
16:30
Hungary  1–1  France
Kocsis Goal 70' (pen.) Revelli Goal 64'
Népstadion, Budapest
Attendance: 45,867
Referee: Joaquim Fernandes dos Campos (Portugal)

May 19, 1971
18:30
Bulgaria  3–0  Hungary
Kolev Goal 38'
Petkov Goal 48'
Velichkov Goal 72'
Vasil Levski Stadium, Sofia
Attendance: 28,342
Referee: Tofik Bakhramov (USSR)

June 9, 1971
19:00
Norway  1–4  Bulgaria
Iversen Goal 80' Bonev Goal 26'42' (pen.)
Zhekov Goal 29'
M.Vasilev Goal 37'
Ullevaal, Oslo
Attendance: 22,041
Referee: William Gow (Wales)

September 8, 1971
19:00
Norway  1–3  France
Dybwad-Olsen Goal 80' Vergnes Goal 33'
Loubet Goal 34'
Blanchet Goal 49'
Ullevaal, Oslo
Attendance: 16,544
Referee: John Wright Paterson (Scotland)

September 25, 1971
17:30
Hungary  2–0  Bulgaria
Juhász Goal 51'
Vidáts Goal 52'
Népstadion, Budapest
Attendance: 67,740
Referee: Robert Holley Davidson (Scotland)

October 9, 1971
15:00
France  0–2  Hungary
Bene Goal 35'
Zámbó(*) Goal 43'
Stade Olympique, Colombes(Paris)
Attendance: 21,756
Referee: Gaspar Pintado Viu (Spain)

(*)NOTE: The second goal is also reported as an own goal by Jacques Novi.


October 27, 1971
17:30
Hungary  4–0  Norway
Bene Goal 22'43'
Dunai II Goal 24'
Szűcs Goal 63'
Népstadion, Budapest
Attendance: 29,253
Referee: Doğan Babacan (Turkey)

November 10, 1971
20:30
France  2–1  Bulgaria
Lech Goal 64'
Loubet Goal 87'
Bonev Goal 54' (pen.)
Stade Marcel Saupin, Nantes
Attendance: 9,405
Referee: Jack Taylor (England)

December 4, 1971
14:30
Bulgaria  2–1  France
Zhekov Goal 47'
Mihailov Goal 82'
Blanchet Goal 84'
Vasil Levski Stadium, Sofia
Attendance: 18,057
Referee: Kurt Tschenscher (West Germany)

Group 3[edit]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 England 6 5 1 0 15 3 +12 11
  Switzerland 6 4 1 1 12 5 +7 9
 Greece 6 1 1 4 3 8 −5 3
 Malta 6 0 1 5 2 16 −14 1
England Greece Malta Switzerland
England  3–0 5–0 1–1
Greece  0–2 2–0 0–1
Malta  0–1 1–1 1–2
Switzerland   2–3 1–0 5–0

October 11, 1970
15:00
Malta  1–1  Greece
Vassallo Goal 66' Kritikopoulos Goal 88'
Empire Stadium, Gżira
Attendance: 8,689
Referee: Concetto Lo Bello (Italy)

December 16, 1970
14:45
Greece  0–1   Switzerland
Müller Goal 85'
Stadio Karaiskaki, Piraeus(Athens)
Attendance: 30,699
Referee: Milivoje Gugulović (Yugoslavia)

December 20, 1970
14:30
Malta  1–2   Switzerland
Theobald Goal 57' (pen.) Quentin Goal 50'
Künzli Goal 59'
Empire Stadium, Gżira
Attendance: 4,739
Referee: Gocho Rusev (Bulgaria)

February 3, 1971
15:00
Malta  0–1  England
Peters Goal 35'
Empire Stadium, Gżira
Attendance: 29,751
Referee: Ferdinand Marschall (Austria)

April 21, 1971
19:45
Switzerland   5–0  Malta
Blättler Goal 14'
Künzli Goal 17'
Quentin Goal 26'
Citherlet Goal 28'
Müller Goal 30'
Allmend Stadion, Lucerne
Attendance: 16,470
Referee: Gunnar Michaelsen (Denmark)

April 21, 1971
19:30
England  3–0  Greece
Chivers Goal 23'
Hurst Goal 68'
Lee Goal 87'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 55,123
Referee: Martti Hirviniemi (Finland)

May 12, 1971
19:45
England  5–0  Malta
Chivers Goal 29'48'(*)
Lee Goal 41'
Clarke Goal 47' (pen.)
Lawler Goal 75'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 41,534
Referee: Einar Røed (Norway)

(*)NOTE: The fourth goal is also reported at 59'.


May 12, 1971
20:00
Switzerland   1–0  Greece
Odermatt Goal 73'
Wankdorf Stadion, Bern
Attendance: 32,770
Referee: Iorwerth Jones (Wales) /injured 29'/ from 29' Thomas Henry Reynolds (Wales)

June 18, 1971
21:00
Greece  2–0  Malta
Davourlis Goal 60'
Aidiniou Goal 80'
Stadio Karaiskaki, Piraeus(Athens)
Attendance: 9,561
Referee: István Zsolt (Hungary)

October 13, 1971
20:00
Switzerland   2–3  England
Jeandupeux Goal 10'
Künzli Goal 44'
Hurst Goal 1'
Chivers Goal 12'
Weibel Goal 78' (o.g.)
St. Jakob Stadium, Basle
Attendance: 47,877
Referee: Vital Loraux (Belgium)

November 10, 1971
19:45
England  1–1   Switzerland
Summerbee Goal 9' Odermatt Goal 26'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 90,423
Referee: Constantin Bărbulescu (Romania)

December 1, 1971
14:45
Greece  0–2  England
Hurst Goal 57'
Chivers Goal 90'
Stadio Karaiskaki, Piraeus(Athens)
Attendance: 34,014
Referee: José María Ortiz de Mendíbil (Spain)

Group 4[edit]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Soviet Union 6 4 2 0 13 4 +9 10
 Spain 6 3 2 1 14 3 +11 8
 Northern Ireland 6 2 2 2 10 6 +4 6
 Cyprus 6 0 0 6 2 26 −24 0
Cyprus Northern Ireland Spain Soviet Union
Cyprus  0–3 0–2 1–3
Northern Ireland  5–0 1–1 1–1
Spain  7–0 3–0 0–0
Soviet Union  6–1 1–0 2–1

November 11, 1970
20:30
Spain  3–0  Northern Ireland
Rexach Goal 39'
Pirri Goal 59'
Luis Aragonés Goal 76'
Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville
Attendance: 26,215
Referee: Gyula Emsberger (Hungary)

November 15, 1970
15:00
Cyprus  1–3  Soviet Union
Charalambous Goal 42' Kolotov Goal 10'
Yevriuzhikin Goal 16'
Shevchenko Goal 50'
GSP Stadium, Nicosia
Attendance: 8,980
Referee: Petar Kostovski (Yugoslavia)

February 3, 1971
15:00
Cyprus  0–3  Northern Ireland
Nicholson Goal 53'
Dougan Goal 55'
Best Goal 86' (pen.)
GSP Stadium, Nicosia
Attendance: 9,119
Referee: Francesco Francescon (Italy)

April 21, 1971
19:45
Northern Ireland  5–0  Cyprus
Dougan Goal 20'
Best Goal 44'47'56'
Nicholson Goal 85'
Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 19,153
Referee: Jacques Colling (Luxembourg)

May 9, 1971
16:30
Cyprus  0–2  Spain
Pirri Goal 3'
Violeta Goal 86'
GSP Stadium, Nicosia
Attendance: 5,818
Referee: Constantin Bărbulescu (Romania)

May 30, 1971
18:30
Soviet Union  2–1  Spain
Kolotov Goal 79'
Shevchenko Goal 83'
Rexach Goal 88'
Central Lenin Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 81,700
Referee: Ferdinand Biwersi (West Germany)

June 7, 1971
19:30
Soviet Union  6–1  Cyprus
Fedotov Goal 4'86'
Yevryuzhikhin Goal 23'38'
Kolotov Goal 59'
Banishevski Goal 85'
S.Michael Goal 75'
Central Lenin Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 21,159
Referee: Erik Beijar (Finland)

September 22, 1971
19:30
Soviet Union  1–0  Northern Ireland
Muntyan Goal 43' (pen.)
Central Lenin Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 51,186
Referee: Ove Dahlberg (Sweden)

October 13, 1971
16:00
Northern Ireland  1–1  Soviet Union
Nicholson Goal 13' Byshovets Goal 32'
Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 16,573
Referee: Rolf Nyhus (Norway)

October 27, 1971
20:30
Spain  0–0  Soviet Union
Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville
Attendance: 40,169
Referee: Norman Burtenshaw (England)

November 24, 1971
20:00
Spain  7–0  Cyprus
Pirri Goal 8'47' (pen.)
Quino Goal 15'23'
Aguilar Goal 63'
Lora Goal 66'
Rojo I Goal 75'
Estadio Los Cármenes, Granada
Attendance: 19,176
Referee: Joseph Cassar Naudi (Malta)

February 16, 1972
15:00
Northern Ireland  1–1  Spain
Morgan Goal 72' Rojo I Goal 41'
Boothferry Park, Kingston upon Hull
Attendance: 19,925
Referee: Jack Taylor (England)

Group 5[edit]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Belgium 6 4 1 1 11 3 +8 9
 Portugal 6 3 1 2 10 6 +4 7
 Scotland 6 3 0 3 4 7 −3 6
 Denmark 6 1 0 5 2 11 −9 2
Belgium Denmark Portugal Scotland
Belgium  2–0 3–0 3–0
Denmark  1–2 0–1 1–0
Portugal  1–1 5–0 2–0
Scotland  1–0 1–0 2–1

October 14, 1970
19:00
Denmark  0–1  Portugal
Jacinto João Goal 40'
Idrætsparken, Copenhagen
Attendance: 17,317
Referee: Leo Callaghan (Wales)

November 11, 1970
20:00
Scotland  1–0  Denmark
O'Hare Goal 14'
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 24,618
Referee: Erich Linemayr (Austria)

November 25, 1970
20:00
Belgium  2–0  Denmark
Devrindt Goal 18'35'
Stade Klokke, Bruges
Attendance: 9,697
Referee: John Carpenter (Rep. of Ireland)

February 3, 1971
20:00
Belgium  3–0  Scotland
McKinnon Goal 34' (o.g.)
Van Himst Goal 55'83' (pen.)
Stade Sclessin, Liège
Attendance: 13,931
Referee: Antonio Sbardella (Italy)

February 17, 1971
20:00
Belgium  3–0  Portugal
Lambert Goal 15'63' (pen.)
De Nul Goal 80'(*)
Stade Émile Versé, Anderlecht
Attendance: 26,921
Referee: Gaspar Pintado Viu (Spain)

(*)NOTE: The third goal is also reported at 75'


April 21, 1971
21:30
Portugal  2–0  Scotland
Stanton Goal 22' (o.g.)(*)
Eusébio Goal 82'
Estádio da Luz, Lisbon
Attendance: 35,463
Referee: Michel Kitabdjian (France)

(*)NOTE: The first goal is also reported at 33'


May 12, 1971
21:30
Portugal  5–0  Denmark
Rui Rodrigues Goal 17'
Eusébio Goal 42'
Vítor Baptista Goal 47'51'
Sandvad(*) Goal 88' (o.g.)
Estádio das Antas, Oporto
Attendance: 16,391
Referee: Malcolm Wright (Northern Ireland)

(*)NOTE: Another source states António Simões scored Portugal's 5th goal.


May 26, 1971
19:00
Denmark  1–2  Belgium
Bjerre Goal 76' Devrindt Goal 65'75'
Idrætsparken, Copenhagen
Attendance: 27,266
Referee: Kåre Sirevaag (Norway)

June 9, 1971
19:00
Denmark  1–0  Scotland
Laudrup Goal 43'
Idrætsparken, Copenhagen
Attendance: 37,682
Referee: Wolfgang Riedel (East Germany)

October 13, 1971
20:00
Scotland  2–1  Portugal
O'Hare Goal 23'
Gemmill Goal 58'
Rui Rodrigues Goal 57'
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 58,612
Referee: Brunon Piotrowicz (Poland)

November 10, 1971
19:30
Scotland  1–0  Belgium
O'Hare Goal 5'
Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Attendance: 36,500
Referee: Johan Einar Boström (Sweden)

November 21, 1971
15:00
Portugal  1–1  Belgium
Peres Goal 90' (pen.) Lambert Goal 60'
Estádio da Luz, Lisbon
Attendance: 53,577
Referee: Kenneth Howard Burns (England)

Group 6[edit]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 6 4 2 0 12 4 +8 10
 Austria 6 3 1 2 14 6 +8 7
 Sweden 6 2 2 2 3 5 −2 6
 Republic of Ireland 6 0 1 5 3 17 −14 1
Austria Republic of Ireland Italy Sweden
Austria  6–0 1–2 1–0
Republic of Ireland  1–4 1–2 1–1
Italy  2–2 3–0 3–0
Sweden  1–0 1–0 0–0

October 14, 1970
20:00
Republic of Ireland  1–1  Sweden
Carroll Goal 44' (pen.) Brzokoupil Goal 61'
Dalymount Park, Dublin
Attendance: 28,194
Referee: Robert Héliès (France)

October 28, 1970
19:00
Sweden  1–0  Republic of Ireland
Turesson Goal 74'
Råsunda Stadion, Solna(Stockholm)
Attendance: 11,922
Referee: Pavel Kazakov (USSR)

October 31, 1970
15:00
Austria  1–2  Italy
Parits Goal 29' De Sisti Goal 27'
Mazzola Goal 34'
Praterstadion, Vienna
Attendance: 54,953
Referee: Laurens van Ravens (Netherlands)

December 8, 1970
14:30
Italy  3–0  Republic of Ireland
De Sisti Goal 22' (pen.)
Boninsegna Goal 42'
Prati Goal 84'
Stadio Comunale, Florence
Attendance: 41,092
Referee: Robert Schaut (Belgium)

May 10, 1971
19:00
Republic of Ireland  1–2  Italy
Conway Goal 23' Boninsegna Goal 15'
Prati Goal 59'
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 22,613
Referee: Gerhard Schulenburg (West Germany)

May 26, 1971
19:00
Sweden  1–0  Austria
Olsson Goal 62'
Råsunda Stadion, Solna(Stockholm)
Attendance: 5,416
Referee: Stanisław Eksztajn (Poland)

May 30, 1971
15:30
Republic of Ireland  1–4  Austria
Rogers Goal 50' (pen.) Schmidradner Goal 4' (pen.)
Kodat Goal 11'
J.Dunne Goal 30' (o.g.)
Starek Goal 72'
Dalymount Park, Dublin
Attendance: 14,674
Referee: Henry Øberg (Norway)

June 9, 1971
19:00
Sweden  0–0  Italy
Råsunda Stadion, Solna(Stockholm)
Attendance: 36,528
Referee: Rudolf Scheurer (Switzerland)

September 4, 1971
15:00
Austria  1–0  Sweden
Stering Goal 23'
Praterstadion, Vienna
Attendance: 38,274
Referee: Rudolf Glöckner (East Germany)

October 9, 1971
14:30
Italy  3–0  Sweden
Riva Goal 3'83'
Boninsegna Goal 41'
Stadio San Siro, Milan
Attendance: 65,582
Referee: Roger Machin (France)

October 10, 1971
15:00
Austria  6–0  Republic of Ireland
Jara Goal 12'85'
Pirkner Goal 40' (pen.)
Parits Goal 45'52'90'
Linzer Stadion, Linz
Attendance: 15,050
Referee: Karl Göppel (Switzerland)

November 20, 1971
14:30
Italy  2–2  Austria
Prati Goal 10'
De Sisti Goal 75'
Jara Goal 36'
Sara(*) Goal 59'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 58,752
Referee: Gyula Emsberger (Hungary)

(*)NOTE: The Austria's second goal is also reported as an own goal by Sergio Santarini.


Group 7[edit]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Yugoslavia 6 3 3 0 7 2 +5 9
 Netherlands 6 3 1 2 18 6 +12 7
 East Germany 6 3 1 2 11 6 +5 7
 Luxembourg 6 0 1 5 1 23 −22 1
East Germany Luxembourg Netherlands Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
East Germany  2–1 1–0 1–2
Luxembourg  0–5 0–8 0–2
Netherlands  3–2 6–0 1–1
Yugoslavia  0–0 0–0 2–0

October 11, 1970
14:30
Netherlands  1–1  Yugoslavia
Israël Goal 49' (pen.) Džajić Goal 22'
Stadion Feyenoord (De Kuip), Rotterdam
Attendance: 56,200
Referee: William Mullan (Scotland)

October 14, 1970
19:30
Luxembourg  0–2  Yugoslavia
Bukal Goal 44'62'
Stade Municipal, Luxembourg
Attendance: 5,163
Referee: Vital Loraux (Belgium)

November 11, 1970
18:30
East Germany  1–0  Netherlands
Ducke Goal 56'
Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion, Dresden
Attendance: 30,089
Referee: Curth Liedberg (Sweden)

November 15, 1970
14:45
Luxembourg  0–5  East Germany
Vogel Goal 21'
Kreische Goal 29'36'39'78'
Stade Municipal, Luxembourg
Attendance: 3,795
Referee: Anton Bucheli (Switzerland)

February 24, 1971
20:30
Netherlands  6–0  Luxembourg
Lippens Goal 26'
Keizer Goal 53'80'
Cruijff Goal 59'69'
Suurbier Goal 83'
Stadion Feyenoord (De Kuip), Rotterdam
Attendance: 38,117
Referee: Faik Bajrami (Albania)

April 4, 1971
15:00
Yugoslavia  2–0  Netherlands
Jerković Goal 8'
Džajić Goal 84'
Stadion Stari plac, Split
Attendance: 15,563
Referee: Kurt Tschenscher (West Germany)

April 24, 1971
15:00
East Germany  2–1  Luxembourg
Kreische Goal 31'
Frenzel Goal 88'
Dussier Goal 90'
Stadion der Freundschaft, Gera
Attendance: 11,276
Referee: Hugh Wilson (Northern Ireland)

May 9, 1971
15:00
East Germany  1–2  Yugoslavia
Löwe Goal 70' Filipović Goal 11'
Džajić Goal 20'
Zentralstadion, Leipzig
Attendance: 94,876
Referee: Paul Schiller (Austria)

October 10, 1971
14:30
Netherlands  3–2  East Germany
Hulshoff Goal 25'
Keizer Goal 52'72'(*)
Vogel Goal 10'82'
Stadion Feyenoord (De Kuip), Rotterdam
Attendance: 48,037
Referee: Concetto Lo Bello (Italy)

(*)NOTE: The Dutch third goal is also reported at 63'.


October 16, 1971
14:30
Yugoslavia  0–0  East Germany
Stadion JNA, Belgrade
Attendance: 2,340
Referee: Jack Taylor (England)

October 27, 1971
14:30
Yugoslavia  0–0  Luxembourg
Stadion pod Goricom, Titograd
Attendance: 10,022
Referee: Muzaffer Sarvan (Turkey)

November 17, 1971
20:00
Luxembourg  0–8  Netherlands
Cruijff Goal 4'14'60'
Keizer Goal 7'
Pahlplatz Goal 12'
Hulshoff Goal 37'
Hoekema Goal 54'
Israël Goal 82'
Philips Stadion, Eindhoven
Attendance: 12,561
Referee: Michal Jursa (Czechoslovakia)

Group 8[edit]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 West Germany 6 4 2 0 10 2 +8 10
 Poland 6 2 2 2 10 6 +4 6
 Turkey 6 2 1 3 5 13 −8 5
 Albania 6 1 1 4 5 9 −4 3
Albania Poland Turkey West Germany
Albania  1–1 3–0 0–1
Poland  3–0 5–1 1–3
Turkey  2–1 1–0 0–3
West Germany  2–0 0–0 1–1

October 14, 1970
17:30
Poland  3–0  Albania
Gadocha Goal 19'
Lubański Goal 83'
Szołtysik Goal 90'
Stadion Śląski, Chorzów
Attendance: 12,260 *
Referee: Andreas Kouniaides (Cyprus)

(*)NOTE: Attendance also reported as 8,507.


October 17, 1970
15:30
West Germany  1–1  Turkey
Müller Goal 36' (pen.) Kamuran Goal 16'
Müngersdorferstadion, Cologne
Attendance: 52,204
Referee: Paul Bonett (Malta)

December 13, 1970
00:00
Turkey  2–1  Albania
Metin Goal 3'
Cemil Goal 43'
Ziu Goal 22'
İnönü Stadı, Istanbul
Attendance: 39,000
Referee: János Biróczky (Hungary)

February 17, 1971
14:30
Albania  0–1  West Germany
Müller Goal 38'
Stadiumi Qemal Stafa, Tirana
Attendance: 18,082
Referee: Todor Bechirov (Bulgaria)

April 25, 1971
15:00
Turkey  0–3  West Germany
Müller Goal 43'47'
Köppel Goal 72'
İnönü Stadı, Istanbul
Attendance: 38,097
Referee: Karlo Kruashvili (USSR)

May 12, 1971
16:00
Albania  1–1  Poland
Zhega Goal 32' Banaś Goal 7'
Stadiumi Qemal Stafa, Tirana
Attendance: 18,182
Referee: Robert Héliès (France)

June 12, 1971
15:30
West Germany  2–0  Albania
Netzer Goal 18'
Grabowski Goal 44'
Wildparkstadion, Karlsruhe
Attendance: 44,833
Referee: Timoleon Latsios (Greece)

September 22, 1971
15:15
Poland  5–1  Turkey
Bula Goal 33'
Lubański Goal 62'73'90'
Gadocha Goal 69'
Nihat Goal 83'
Stadion Wisła, Kraków
Attendance: 20,241
Referee: Antoine Queudeville (Luxembourg)

October 10, 1971
12:00
Poland  1–3  West Germany
Gadocha Goal 27' Müller Goal 29'64'
Grabowski Goal 70'
Stadion Dziesięciolecia, Warsaw
Attendance: 63,300
Referee: Ferdinand Marschall (Austria)

November 14, 1971
14:00
Albania  3–0  Turkey
Përnaska Goal 22'57'
Pano Goal 64'
Stadiumi Qemal Stafa, Tirana
Attendance: 18,159
Referee: Iván Pláček (Czechoslovakia)

November 17, 1971
15:00
West Germany  0–0  Poland
Volksparkstadion, Hamburg
Attendance: 60,448
Referee: William Mullan (Scotland)

December 5, 1971
14:30
Turkey  1–0  Poland
Cemil Goal 52'
Atatürk Stadı, İzmir
Attendance: 57,794
Referee: Petar Nikolov (Bulgaria)

Quarter Finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Italy  1–2  Belgium 0–0 1–2
England  1–3  West Germany 1–3 0–0
Hungary  5–4  Romania 1–1 2–2 2–1
Yugoslavia  0–3  Soviet Union 0–0 0–3


Italy vs Belgium

April 29, 1972
15:30
First Leg
Italy  0 – 0  Belgium
Stadio San Siro, Milan
Attendance: 63,549
Referee: Petar Nikolov (Bulgaria)

May 13, 1972
20:00
Second Leg
Belgium  2 – 1  Italy
Van Moer Goal 23'
Van Himst Goal 71'
Riva Goal 86' (pen.)
Stade Émile Versé, Anderlecht
Attendance: 26,561
Referee: Paul Schiller (Austria)

Belgium won 2–1 on aggregete


England vs West Germany

April 29, 1972
19:45
First Leg
England  1 – 3  West Germany
Lee Goal 77' Hoeneß Goal 26'
Netzer Goal 85' (pen.)
Müller Goal 88'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 96,800
Referee: Robert Héliès (France)

May 13, 1972
16:00
Second Leg
West Germany  0 – 0  England
Olympiastadion, West Berlin
Attendance: 76,122
Referee: Milivoje Gugulović (Yugoslavia)

West Germany won 3–1 on aggregate


Hungary vs Romania

April 29, 1972
17:00
First Leg
Hungary  1 – 1  Romania
Branikovits Goal 11' Sătmăreanu Goal 56'
Népstadion, Budapest
Attendance: 68,585
Referee: David William Smith (England)

May 14, 1972
17:00
Second Leg
Romania  2 – 2  Hungary
Dobrin Goal 14'
Neagu Goal 81'
Szőke Goal 5'
Kocsis Goal 36'
Stadionul 23. August, Bucharest
Attendance: 60,300
Referee: Kurt Tschenscher (West Germany)

May 17, 1972
20:00
Replay
Hungary  2 – 1  Romania
Kocsis Goal 26'
Szőke Goal 89'
Neagu Goal 32'
Stadion JNA, Belgrade
Attendance: 32,130
Referee: Christos Michas (Greece)

Hungary won 5–4 on aggregate (After Replay; After Second Leg: 3-3)


Yugoslavia vs Soviet Union

April 30, 1972
16:00
First Leg
Yugoslavia  0 – 0  Soviet Union
Stadion Crvena Zvezda, Belgrade
Attendance: 58,312
Referee: Rudolf Scheurer (Switzerland)

May 13, 1972
17:00
Second Leg
Soviet Union  3 – 0  Yugoslavia
Kolotov Goal 53'
Banishevski Goal 74'
Kozinkevich Goal 90'
Central Lenin Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 90,300
Referee: Aurelio Angonese (Italy)

Soviet Union won 3 – 0 on aggregate

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