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 Ireland 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.


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 4 +0
 Wales 2 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2
 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


21 October 1967
Ireland  1 – 0  Scotland
Dave Clements  

28 February 1968
Wales  2 – 0  Ireland
Ronnie Rees, Wyn Davies  


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