UEFA Euro 1976 qualifying

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The qualifying round for the 1976 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.

First round[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Czechoslovakia 6 4 1 1 15 5 +10 9
 England 6 3 2 1 11 3 +8 8
 Portugal 6 2 3 1 5 7 −2 7
 Cyprus 6 0 0 6 0 16 −16 0
Cyprus Czechoslovakia England Portugal
Cyprus  0–3 0–1 0–2
Czechoslovakia  4–0 2–1 5–0
England  5–0 3–0 0–0
Portugal  1–0 1–1 1–1

October 30, 1974
19:45
England  3–0  Czechoslovakia
Channon 72'
Bell 80', 83'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 83,858
Referee: Michel Kitabdjian (France)

November 20, 1974
19:45
England  0–0  Portugal
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 84,461
Referee: Anton Bucheli (Switzerland)

April 16, 1975
19:45
England  5–0  Cyprus
MacDonald 2', 35', 48', 53', 86'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 68,245
Referee: Martti Hirviniemi (Finland)

April 20, 1975
17:00
Czechoslovakia  4–0  Cyprus
Panenka 10', 35', 50' (p)
Masný 78'
Letenský Stadion, Prague
Attendance: 4,994
Referee: Heinz Einbeck (East Germany)

April 30, 1975
17:00
Czechoslovakia  5–0  Portugal
Bičovský 11', 22'
Nehoda 25', 46'
Petráš 52'
Letenský Stadion, Prague
Attendance: 12,034 *
Referee: Ferdinand Biwersi (West Germany)

(*)NOTE: Attendance also reported as 22,000


May 11, 1975
16:45
Cyprus  0–1  England
Keegan 6'
Tsirion Stadium, Limassol
Attendance: 15,708
Referee: Tsvetan Stanev (Bulgaria)

June 8, 1975
16:45
Cyprus  0–2  Portugal
Nené 25'
Moínhos 87'
Tsirion Stadium, Limassol
Attendance: 8,615
Referee: Gheorghe Limona (Romania)

October 30, 1975
14:00
Czechoslovakia  2–1  England
Nehoda 45'
Galis 47'
Channon 26'
Tehelné Pole (Slovan), Bratislava
Attendance: 50,651
Referee: Alberto Michelotti (Italy)

NOTE: The match was originally abandoned after 17' on 29.10.1975 due to fog.The score at that moment was 0-0.


November 12, 1975
21:30
Portugal  1–1  Czechoslovakia
Nené 8' Ondruš 7'
Estádio das Antas, Oporto
Attendance: 38,000
Referee: Charles Corver (Netherlands)

November 19, 1975
21:00
Portugal  1–1  England
Rui Rodrigues 16' Channon 42'
Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Erich Linemayr (Austria)

November 23, 1975
14:45
Cyprus  0–3  Czechoslovakia
Nehoda 9'
Bičovský 27'
Masný 33'
Tsirion Stadium, Limassol
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Sándor Petri (Hungary)

December 3, 1975
21:00
Portugal  1–0  Cyprus
Alves 20'
Estádio do Bonfim, Setúbal
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Richard Casha (Malta)

Group 2[edit]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Wales 6 5 0 1 14 4 +10 10
 Hungary 6 3 1 2 15 8 +7 7
 Austria 6 3 1 2 11 7 +4 7
 Luxembourg 6 0 0 6 7 28 −21 0
Austria Hungary Luxembourg Wales
Austria  0–0 6–2 2–1
Hungary  2–1 8–1 1–2
Luxembourg  1–2 2–4 1–3
Wales  1–0 2–0 5–0

September 4, 1974
19:30
Austria  2–1  Wales
Kreuz 63'
Krankl 74'
Griffiths 35'
Praterstadion, Vienna
Attendance: 30,795
Referee: Doğan Babacan (Turkey)

October 13, 1974
15:45
Luxembourg  2–4  Hungary
Dussier 15', 43' (p) Horváth 18'
Nagy 29', 55'
Bálint 71'
Stade Municipal, Luxembourg
Attendance: 3,326
Referee: Magnus Pétursson (Iceland)

October 30, 1974
19:30
Wales  2–0  Hungary
Griffiths 57'
Toshack 88'
Ninian Park, Cardiff
Attendance: 8,445
Referee: António da Silva Garrido (Portugal)

November 20, 1974
19:30
Wales  5–0  Luxembourg
Toshack 34'
England 53'
P.Roberts 70'
Griffiths 73'
Yorath 75'
Vetch Field, Swansea
Attendance: 10,539
Referee: Preben Christophersen (Denmark)

March 16, 1975
15:30
Luxembourg  1–2  Austria
Braun 12' Köglberger 58'
Krankl 75'
Stade Municipal, Luxembourg
Attendance: 5,340
Referee: Leonardus van der Kroft (Netherlands)

April 2, 1975
19:30
Austria  0–0  Hungary
Praterstadion, Vienna
Attendance: 65,674
Referee: Jack Taylor (England)

April 16, 1975
17:30
Hungary  1–2  Wales
Branikovits 77' Toshack 44'
Mahoney 69'
Népstadion, Budapest
Attendance: 21,080
Referee: Pablo Sánchez Ibáñez (Spain)

May 1, 1975
16:00
Luxembourg  1–3  Wales
Philipp 39' (p) Reece 24'
James 32', 83' (p)
Stade Municipal, Luxembourg
Attendance: 3,289
Referee: Jan Peeters (Belgium)

September 24, 1975
17:15
Hungary  2–1  Austria
Nyilasi 3'
Pusztai 35'
Krankl 16' (p)
Népstadion, Budapest
Attendance: 31,270
Referee: René Vigliani (France)

October 15, 1975
19:00
Austria  6–2  Luxembourg
Welzl 1', 46'
Krankl 38', 76' (p)
Jara 41'
Prohaska 80'
Braun 4'
Philipp 32'
Praterstadion, Vienna
Attendance: 14,499
Referee: Miroslav Kopal (Czechoslovakia)

October 19, 1975
13:30
Hungary  8–1  Luxembourg
Pintér 13'
Nyilasi 21', 32', 44', 57', 67'
Wollek 78'
Várady 84'
Dussier 83'
Stadion Rohonci Út, Szombathely
Attendance: 7,503
Referee: Nikola Dudin (Bulgaria)

November 19, 1975
19:30
Wales  1–0  Austria
Griffiths 69'
The Racecourse Ground, Wrexham
Attendance: 27,578
Referee: Sergio Gonella (Italy)

Group 3[edit]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Yugoslavia 6 5 0 1 12 4 +8 10
 Northern Ireland 6 3 0 3 8 5 +3 6
 Sweden 6 3 0 3 8 9 −1 6
 Norway 6 1 0 5 5 15 −10 2
Northern Ireland Norway Sweden Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Northern Ireland  3–0 1–2 1–0
Norway  2–1 0–2 1–3
Sweden  0–2 3–1 1–2
Yugoslavia  1–0 3–1 3–0

September 4, 1974
19:00
Norway  2–1  Northern Ireland
Lund 50', 72' Finney 3'
Ullevaal, Oslo
Attendance: 7,192
Referee: Alfred Delcourt (Belgium)

October 30, 1974
19:00
Yugoslavia  3–1  Norway
Vukotić 43'
Katalinski 58', 72'
Lund 36'
Stadion JNA, Belgrade
Attendance: 9,910
Referee: Antoine Queudeville (Luxembourg)

October 30, 1974
19:00
Sweden  0–2  Northern Ireland
Nicholl 7'
O'Neill 23'
Råsunda Stadion, Solna(Stockholm)
Attendance: 18,131
Referee: Theodorus Boosten (Netherlands)

April 16, 1975
17:00
Northern Ireland  1–0  Yugoslavia
Hamilton 23'
Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 25,847
Referee: Robert Wurtz (France)

June 4, 1975
19:00
Sweden  1–2  Yugoslavia
Edström 16' Katalinski 41'
Ivezić 77'
Råsunda Stadion, Solna(Stockholm)
Attendance: 27,250
Referee: Vital Loraux (Belgium)

June 9, 1975
19:00
Norway  1–3  Yugoslavia
Thunberg 65' Buljan 12'
Bogićević 13'
Šurjak 25'
Ullevaal, Oslo
Attendance: 21,843
Referee: Edgar Pedersen (Denmark)

June 30, 1975
19:00
Sweden  3–1  Norway
Nordahl 33', 56'
Grahn 65' (p)
Olsen 54' (p)
Råsunda Stadion, Solna(Stockholm)
Attendance: 9,580
Referee: Rudolf Glöckner (East Germany)

August 13, 1975
19:00
Norway  0–2  Sweden
Sandberg 29'
Sjöberg 53'
Ullevaal, Oslo
Attendance: 18,011
Referee: Anders Mattsson (Finland)

September 3, 1975
17:30
Northern Ireland  1–2  Sweden
Hunter 32' Sjöberg 44'
Torstensson 55'
Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 14,622
Referee: Hans-Joachim Weyland (West Germany)

October 15, 1975
18:00
Yugoslavia  3–0  Sweden
Oblak 18'
Vladić 50'
Vabec 83'
Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb
Attendance: 29,836 *
Referee: Walter Hungerbühler (Switzerland)

(*)NOTE: Attendance also reported as 45,000


October 29, 1975
14:30
Northern Ireland  3–0  Norway
Morgan 2'
McIlroy 5'
Hamilton 53'
Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 8,923
Referee: Guðjón Finnbogason (Iceland)

November 19, 1975
18:00
Yugoslavia  1–0  Northern Ireland
Oblak 21'
Stadion JNA, Belgrade
Attendance: 21,545 *
Referee: Antonio Camacho Jiménez (Spain)

(*)NOTE: Attendance also reported as 40,000


Group 4[edit]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 6 3 3 0 10 6 +4 9
 Romania 6 1 5 0 11 6 +5 7
 Scotland 6 2 3 1 8 6 +2 7
 Denmark 6 0 1 5 3 14 −11 1
Denmark Romania Scotland Spain
Denmark  0–0 0–1 1–2
Romania  6–1 1–1 2–2
Scotland  3–1 1–1 1–2
Spain  2–0 1–1 1–1

September 25, 1974
19:00
Denmark  1–2  Spain
Nygaard 48' (p) Claramunt 28' (p)
Roberto Martínez 41'
Idrætsparken, Copenhagen
Attendance: 27,300
Referee: John Carpenter (Rep. of Ireland)

October 13, 1974
13:30
Denmark  0–0  Romania
Idrætsparken, Copenhagen
Attendance: 15,700
Referee: Ferdinand Biwersi (West Germany)

November 20, 1974
20:00
Scotland  1–2  Spain
Bremner 11' Quini 36', 61'
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 94,331
Referee: Erich Linemayr (Austria)

February 5, 1975
20:30
Spain  1–1  Scotland
Megido 67' Jordan 1'
Estadio Luis Casanova, Valencia
Attendance: 40,952
Referee: Alfred Delcourt (Belgium)

April 17, 1975
20:30
Spain  1–1  Romania
Velázquez 6' Crişan 70'
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
Attendance: 54,660 *
Referee: Charles Corver (Netherlands)

(*)NOTE: Attendance also reported as 100,000


May 11, 1975
17:00
Romania  6–1  Denmark
Georgescu 28', 76'
Crişan 40', 59'
Lucescu 83'
Dinu 85'
Dahl 86'
Stadionul 23. August, Bucharest
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Nikolaos Zlatanos (Greece)

June 1, 1975
17:30
Romania  1–1  Scotland
Georgescu 21' McQueen 89'
Stadionul 23. August, Bucharest
Attendance: 52,203 *
Referee: Ertuğrul Dilek (Turkey)

(*)NOTE: Attendance also reported as 80,000


September 3, 1975
19:00
Denmark  0–1  Scotland
Harper 51'
Idrætsparken, Copenhagen
Attendance: 40,300
Referee: Robert Schaut (Belgium)

October 12, 1975
20:30
Spain  2–0  Denmark
Pirri 40'
Capón 85'
Estadio Sarriá, Barcelona
Attendance: 6,869 *
Referee: Paul Bonett (Malta)

(*)NOTE: Attendance also reported as 20,000


October 29, 1975
20:00
Scotland  3–1  Denmark
Dalglish 48'
Rioch 54'
MacDougall 61'
Bastrup 20'
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 48,021
Referee: Rolf Nyhus (Norway)

November 16, 1975
14:00
Romania  2–2  Spain
Georgescu 72' (p)
Iordănescu 80'
Villar 29'
Santillana 57'
Stadionul 23. August, Bucharest
Attendance: 45,381
Referee: Hans-Joachim Weyland (West Germany)

December 17, 1975
20:00
Scotland  1–1  Romania
Rioch 39' Crişan 74'
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 11,375
Referee: Adolf Prokop
(East Germany)

Group 5[edit]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Netherlands 6 4 0 2 14 8 +6 8
 Poland 6 3 2 1 9 5 +4 8
 Italy 6 2 3 1 3 3 0 7
 Finland 6 0 1 5 3 13 −10 1
Finland Italy Netherlands Poland
Finland  0–1 1–3 1–2
Italy  0–0 1–0 0–0
Netherlands  4–1 3–1 3–0
Poland  3–0 0–0 4–1

September 1, 1974
15:00
Finland  1–2  Poland
Rahja 3' Szarmach 23'
Lato 50'
Olympiastadion, Helsinki
Attendance: 18,759
Referee: John Wright Paterson (Scotland)

September 25, 1974
18:30
Finland  1–3  Netherlands
Rahja 16' Cruijff 28', 40'
Neeskens 51' (p)
Olympiastadion, Helsinki
Attendance: 20,449
Referee: Wolfgang Riedel
(East Germany)

October 9, 1974
14:30
Poland  3–0  Finland
Kasperczak 12'
Gadocha 14'
Lato 53'
Stadion Warty, Poznań
Attendance: 38,724
Referee: Dušan Maksimović (Yugoslavia)

November 20, 1974
20:30
Netherlands  3–1  Italy
Rensenbrink 24'
Cruijff 64', 80'
Boninsegna 5'
Stadion Feyenoord (De Kuip), Rotterdam
Attendance: 58,463
Referee: Pavel Kazakov (USSR)

April 19, 1975
15:30
Italy  0–0  Poland
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 66,048
Referee: Robert Héliès (France)

June 5, 1975
19:00
Finland  0–1  Italy
Chinaglia 26' (p)
Olympiastadion, Helsinki
Attendance: 17,732
Referee: Walter Eschweiler (West Germany)

September 3, 1975
20:00
Netherlands  4–1  Finland
van der Kuijlen 29', 35', 55'
Lubse 48'
Paatelainen 9'
Stadion de Goffert, Nijmegen
Attendance: 19,189 *
Referee: Eric Smyton (Northern Ireland)

(*)NOTE: Attendance also reported as 28,000


September 10, 1975
17:30
Poland  4–1  Netherlands
Lato 14'
Gadocha 44'
Szarmach 63', 77'
van de Kerkhof 80'
Stadion Śląski, Chorzów
Attendance: 70,409
Referee: Patrick Partridge (England)

September 27, 1975
16:30
Italy  0–0  Finland
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 29,203
Referee: Costas Xanthoulis (Cyprus)

October 15, 1975
20:15
Netherlands  3–0  Poland
Neeskens 16'
Geels 47'
Thijssen 59'
Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam
Attendance: 56,030
Referee: Károly Palotai (Hungary)

October 26, 1975
14:00
Poland  0–0  Italy
Stadion Dziesięciolecia, Warsaw
Attendance: 59,773
Referee: Paul Schiller (Austria)

November 22, 1975
14:30
Italy  1–0  Netherlands
Capello 20'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 33,307
Referee: Robert Schaut (Belgium)

Group 6[edit]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Soviet Union 6 4 0 2 10 6 +4 8
 Republic of Ireland 6 3 1 2 11 5 +6 7
 Turkey 6 2 2 2 5 10 −5 6
 Switzerland 6 1 1 4 5 10 −5 3
Republic of Ireland Soviet Union Switzerland Turkey
Republic of Ireland  3–0 2–1 4–0
Soviet Union  2–1 4–1 3–0
Switzerland  1–0 0–1 1–1
Turkey  1–1 1–0 2–1

October 30, 1974
15:00
Republic of Ireland  3–0  Soviet Union
Givens 22', 30', 70'
Dalymount Park, Dublin
Attendance: 31,758
Referee: Erik Axelryd (Sweden)

November 20, 1974
20:00
Turkey  1–1  Republic of Ireland
Dunne(*) 54' (og) Givens 61'
Atatürk Stadı, İzmir
Attendance: 69,999
Referee: Marian Srodecki (Poland)

(*)NOTE: The first goal in others sources is also reported as an own goal by Mick Martin or Terry Conroy.


December 1, 1974
00:00
Turkey  2–1  Switzerland
İsmail 21'
O.Mehmet 85'
Schild 18'
Atatürk Stadı, İzmir
Attendance: 51,410
Referee: Milivoje Gugulović (Yugoslavia)

April 2, 1975
19:00
Soviet Union  3–0  Turkey
Kolotov 25' (p), 56' (p)
Blokhin 75'
Kiev Central Stadium, Kiev
Attendance: 74,223
Referee: Robert Holley Davidson (Scotland)

April 30, 1975
20:15
Switzerland  1–1  Turkey
Müller 43' Alpaslan 54'
Hardturm Stadion(*), Zürich(*)
Attendance: 21,965
Referee: Riccardo Lattanzi (Italy)

(*)NOTE: Some sources state that the venue was St. Jakob-Park, Basle.


May 10, 1975
15:30
Republic of Ireland  2–1  Switzerland
Martin 2'
Treacy 28'
Müller 74'
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 48,074
Referee: Paul Schiller (Austria)

May 18, 1975
19:30
Soviet Union  2–1  Republic of Ireland
Blokhin 13'
Kolotov 29'
Hand 79'
Kiev Central Stadium, Kiev
Attendance: 84,480
Referee: René Vigliani (France)

May 21, 1975
20:00
Switzerland  1–0  Republic of Ireland
Elsener 75'
Wankdorf Stadion, Bern
Attendance: 12,793
Referee: César da Luz Diaz Correia (Portugal)

October 12, 1975
15:00
Switzerland  0–1  Soviet Union
Muntyan 78'
Hardturm Stadion, Zürich
Attendance: 17,887
Referee: Leonardus van der Kroft (Netherlands)

October 29, 1975
15:00
Republic of Ireland  4–0  Turkey
Givens 26', 33', 38', 89'
Dalymount Park, Dublin
Attendance: 23,000
Referee: Ángel Franco Martínez (Spain)

November 12, 1975
19:00
Soviet Union  4–1  Switzerland
Konkov 13'
Onishchenko 14', 68'
Veremeyev 81'
Risi 45'
Kiev Central Stadium, Kiev
Attendance: 24,581
Referee: Klaus Ohmsen (West Germany)

November 23, 1975
15:00
Turkey  1–0  Soviet Union
Reshko(**) 22' (og)
Atatürk Stadı, İzmir
Attendance: 21,325 *
Referee: Petar Nikolov (Bulgaria)

(*)NOTE: Attendance also reported as 45,000
(**)NOTE: The own goalscorer is also reported as Mikhail Fomenko.


Group 7[edit]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Belgium 6 3 2 1 6 3 +3 8
 East Germany 6 2 3 1 8 7 +1 7
 France 6 1 3 2 7 6 +1 5
 Iceland 6 1 2 3 3 8 −5 4
Belgium East Germany France Iceland
Belgium  1–2 2–1 1–0
East Germany  0–0 2–1 1–1
France  0–0 2–2 3–0
Iceland  0–2 2–1 0–0

September 8, 1974
14:00
Iceland  0–2  Belgium
Van Moer 38'
Teugels 87' (p)
Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík
Attendance: 7,540
Referee: Thomas Henry Charles Reynolds (Wales)

October 12, 1974
17:00
East Germany  1–1  Iceland
Hoffmann 7' Hallgrímsson 25'
Ernst-Grube-Stadion, Magdeburg
Attendance: 8,410
Referee: Svein Inge Thime (Norway)

October 12, 1974
20:00
Belgium  2–1  France
Martens 12'
Vander Elst 75'
Coste 16'
Stade du Heysel, Brussels
Attendance: 32,108
Referee: Kenneth Howard Burns (England)

November 16, 1974
20:30
France  2–2  East Germany
Guillou 79'
Gallice 89'
Sparwasser 25'
Kreische 57'
Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 45,381
Referee: Pablo Augusto Sánchez Ibáñez (Spain)

December 7, 1974
17:30
East Germany  0–0  Belgium
Zentralstadion, Leipzig
Attendance: 20,557
Referee: Sergio Gonella (Italy)

May 25, 1975
14:00
Iceland  0–0  France
Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík
Attendance: 7,613
Referee: Malcolm Wright (Northern Ireland)

June 5, 1975
20:00
Iceland  2–1  East Germany
Eðvaldsson 12'
Sigurvinsson 32'
Pommerenke 48'
Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík
Attendance: 10,373
Referee: Ian Foote (Scotland)

September 3, 1975
20:30
France  3–0  Iceland
Guillou 20', 74'
Berdoll 87'
Stade Marcel Saupin, Nantes
Attendance: 25,418
Referee: Albert Victor (Luxembourg)

September 6, 1975
20:00
Belgium  1–0  Iceland
Lambert 43'
Stade Sclessin, Liège
Attendance: 9,371
Referee: Henning Lund-Sørensen (Denmark)

September 27, 1975
20:00
Belgium  1–2  East Germany
Puis 60' Ducke 50'
Häfner 71'
Stade Émile Versé, Anderlecht
Attendance: 17,281 *
Referee: Nicolae Rainea (Romania)

(*)NOTE: Attendance also reported as 30,000


October 12, 1975
14:30
East Germany  2–1  France
Streich 55'
Vogel 77' (p)
Bathenay 50'
Zentralstadion, Leipzig
Attendance: 28,544
Referee: Erik Fredriksson (Sweden)

November 15, 1975
20:30
France  0–0  Belgium
Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 35,547
Referee: Robert Holley Davidson (Scotland)

Group 8[edit]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 West Germany 6 3 3 0 14 4 +10 9
 Greece 6 2 3 1 12 9 +3 7
 Bulgaria 6 2 2 2 12 7 +5 6
 Malta 6 1 0 5 2 20 −18 2
Bulgaria Greece Malta West Germany
Bulgaria  3–3 5–0 1–1
Greece  2–1 4–0 2–2
Malta  0–2 2–0 0–1
West Germany  1–0 1–1 8–0

October 13, 1974
16:00
Bulgaria  3–3  Greece
Bonev 2'
Denev 27', 29'
Antoniadis 28'
Papaioannou 86'
Glezos 88'
Vasil Levski Stadium, Sofia
Attendance: 14,291 *
Referee: Alberto Michelotti** (Italy)

(*)NOTE: Attendance also reported as 30,000.
(**)NOTE: Referee also reported as Alberto Lattanzi.


November 20, 1974
16:00
Greece  2–2  West Germany
Delikaris 13'
Eleftherakis 70'
Cullmann 51'
Wimmer 83'
Stadio Karaiskaki, Piraeus(Athens)
Attendance: 11,425 *
Referee: Nicolae Rainea (Romania)

(*)NOTE: Attendance also reported as 22,000


December 18, 1974
16:00
Greece  2–1  Bulgaria
Sarafis 4'
Antoniadis 40'
Kolev 89'
Stadio Karaiskaki, Piraeus(Athens)
Attendance: 22,328
Referee: Paul Schiller (Austria)

December 22, 1974
14:30
Malta  0–1  West Germany
Cullmann 44'
Empire Stadium, Gżira
Attendance: 12,528
Referee: Gyula Emsberger (Hungary)

February 23, 1975
15:30
Malta  2–0  Greece
Aquilina 33'
Magro 79'
Empire Stadium, Gżira
Attendance: 8,621
Referee: Bob Matthewson (England)

April 27, 1975
17:00
Bulgaria  1–1  West Germany
Kolev 71' (p) Ritschel 75' (p)
Vasil Levski Stadium, Sofia
Attendance: 47,200 *
Referee: Jean Dubach (Switzerland)

(*)NOTE: Attendance also reported as 60,000.


June 4, 1975
21:00
Greece  4–0  Malta
Mavros 32'
Antoniadis 34' (p)
Iosifidis 47'
Papaioannou 50'
Stadio Toumbas, Salonika
Attendance: 16,545
Referee: Marjan Rauš (Yugoslavia)

June 11, 1975
00:00
Bulgaria  5–0  Malta
Dimitrov 2'
Denev 22'
Panov 25'
Bonev 68' (p)
Milanov 71'
Vasil Levski Stadium, Sofia
Attendance: 27,560
Referee: Michal Jursa (Czechoslovakia)

October 11, 1975
20:30
West Germany  1–1  Greece
Heynckes 68' Delikaris 78'
Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf
Attendance: 61,252
Referee: Clive Thomas (Wales)

November 19, 1975
15:00
West Germany  1–0  Bulgaria
Heynckes 64'
Neckarstadion, Stuttgart
Attendance: 68,819
Referee: Alistair McKenzie (Scotland)

December 21, 1975
14:30
Malta  0–2  Bulgaria
Panov 69'
Iordanov 83'
Empire Stadium, Gżira
Attendance: 7,174
Referee: Norbert Rolles (Luxembourg)

February 28, 1976
15:30
West Germany  8–0  Malta
Worm 5', 27'
Heynckes 34', 58'
Beer 41' (p), 77'
Vogts 82'
Hölzenbein 87'
Westfalenstadion, Dortmund
Attendance: 52,248
Referee: Marian Kustoń (Poland)

Quarter Finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Czechoslovakia  4–2  Soviet Union 2–0 2–2
Yugoslavia  3–1  Wales 2–0 1–1
Spain  1–3  West Germany 1–1 0–2
Netherlands  7–1  Belgium 5–0 2–1


Czechoslovakia vs Soviet Union

April 24, 1976
18:00
First Leg
Czechoslovakia  2 – 0  Soviet Union
Móder 34'
Panenka 47'
Tehelné Pole (Slovan), Bratislava
Attendance: 47,621
Referee: Hilmi Ok (Turkey)

May 22, 1976
19:00
Second Leg
Soviet Union  2 – 2  Czechoslovakia
Buryak 53'
Blokhin 87'
Móder 45', 82'
Kiev Central Stadium, Kiev
Attendance: 76,495 *
Referee: Alistair McKenzie (Scotland)

(*)NOTE: Attendance also reported as 100,000
Czechoslovakia won 4 – 2 on aggregate


Yugoslavia vs Wales

April 24, 1976
17:30
First Leg
Yugoslavia  2 – 0  Wales
Vukotić 1'
Popivoda 54'
Stadion Dinamo, Zagreb
Attendance: 36,917 *
Referee: Paul Schiller (Austria)

(*)NOTE: Attendance also reported as 50,000


May 22, 1976
15:00
Second Leg
Wales  1 – 1  Yugoslavia
Evans 38' Katalinski 19' (p)
Ninian Park, Cardiff
Attendance: 30,346
Referee: Rudolf Glöckner (East Germany)

Yugoslavia won 3 – 1 on aggregate


Spain vs West Germany

April 24, 1976
21:00
First Leg
Spain  1 – 1  West Germany
Santillana 21' Beer 60'
Estadio Vicente Calderón, Madrid
Attendance: 51,771
Referee: Jack Taylor (England)

May 22, 1976
16:00
Second Leg
West Germany  2 – 0  Spain
Hoeneß 17'
Toppmöller 43'
Olympiastadion, Munich
Attendance: 77,673
Referee: Robert Wurtz (France)

West Germany won 3 – 1 on aggregate


Netherlands vs Belgium

April 25, 1976
14:30
First Leg
Netherlands  5 – 0  Belgium
Rijsbergen 17'
Rensenbrink 27', 58', 85'
Neeskens 79' (p)
Stadion Feyenoord (De Kuip), Rotterdam
Attendance: 48,706
Referee: Jean Dubach (Switzerland)

May 22, 1976
20:00
Second Leg
Belgium  1 – 2  Netherlands
Van Gool 27' Rep 61'
Cruijff 77'
Stade du Heysel, Brussels
Attendance: 19,050
Referee: Alberto Michelotti (Italy)

Netherlands won 7 – 1 on aggregate



Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, West Germany and Netherlands qualified for the final tournament.


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