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.

Qualified nations[edit]

  Qualified
  Did not qualify – First Round
  Did not enter
  Not a UEFA member
Country Method of qualification Finals appearance Date qualification was secured Previous appearances in tournament1
 Czechoslovakia Quarter-finals winner 2nd 22 May 1976 1 (1960)
 Netherlands Quarter-finals winner 1st 22 May 1976 0 (debut)
 West Germany Quarter-finals winner 2nd 22 May 1976 1 (1972)
 Yugoslavia Quarter-finals winner 3rd 22 May 1976 2 (1960, 1968)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year

Tiebreakers[edit]

If two or more teams finished level on points after completion of the group matches, the following tie-breakers were used to determine the final ranking:

  1. Greater number of points in all group matches
  2. Goal difference in all group matches
  3. Greater number of goals scored in all group matches
  4. Drawing of lots

Groups[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Czechoslovakia England Portugal Cyprus
1  Czechoslovakia 6 4 1 1 15 5 +10 9 Advance to play-offs 2–1 5–0 4–0
2  England 6 3 2 1 11 3 +8 8 3–0 0–0 5–0
3  Portugal 6 2 3 1 5 7 −2 7 1–1 1–1 1–0
4  Cyprus 6 0 0 6 0 16 −16 0 0–3 0–1 0–2
Source: UEFA

Group 2[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Wales Hungary Austria Luxembourg
1  Wales 6 5 0 1 14 4 +10 10 Advance to play-offs 2–0 1–0 5–0
2  Hungary 6 3 1 2 15 8 +7 7 1–2 2–1 8–1
3  Austria 6 3 1 2 11 7 +4 7 2–1 0–0 6–2
4  Luxembourg 6 0 0 6 7 28 −21 0 1–3 2–4 1–2
Source: UEFA

Group 3[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Northern Ireland Sweden Norway
1  Yugoslavia 6 5 0 1 12 4 +8 10 Advance to play-offs 1–0 3–0 3–1
2  Northern Ireland 6 3 0 3 8 5 +3 6 1–0 1–2 3–0
3  Sweden 6 3 0 3 8 9 −1 6 1–2 0–2 3–1
4  Norway 6 1 0 5 5 15 −10 2 1–3 2–1 0–2
Source: UEFA

Group 4[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Spain Romania Scotland Denmark
1  Spain 6 3 3 0 10 6 +4 9 Advance to play-offs 1–1 1–1 2–0
2  Romania 6 1 5 0 11 6 +5 7 2–2 1–1 6–1
3  Scotland 6 2 3 1 8 6 +2 7 1–2 1–1 3–1
4  Denmark 6 0 1 5 3 14 −11 1 1–2 0–0 0–1
Source: UEFA

Group 5[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Netherlands Poland Italy Finland
1  Netherlands 6 4 0 2 14 8 +6 8 Advance to play-offs 3–0 3–1 4–1
2  Poland 6 3 2 1 9 5 +4 8 4–1 0–0 3–0
3  Italy 6 2 3 1 3 3 0 7 1–0 0–0 0–0
4  Finland 6 0 1 5 3 13 −10 1 1–3 1–2 0–1
Source: UEFA

Group 6[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Soviet Union Republic of Ireland Turkey Switzerland
1  Soviet Union 6 4 0 2 10 6 +4 8 Advance to play-offs 2–1 3–0 4–1
2  Republic of Ireland 6 3 1 2 11 5 +6 7 3–0 4–0 2–1
3  Turkey 6 2 2 2 5 10 −5 6 1–0 1–1 2–1
4   Switzerland 6 1 1 4 5 10 −5 3 0–1 1–0 1–1
Source: UEFA

Group 7[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Belgium East Germany France Iceland
1  Belgium 6 3 2 1 6 3 +3 8 Advance to play-offs 1–2 2–1 1–0
2  East Germany 6 2 3 1 8 7 +1 7 0–0 2–1 1–1
3  France 6 1 3 2 7 6 +1 5 0–0 2–2 3–0
4  Iceland 6 1 2 3 3 8 −5 4 0–2 2–1 0–0
Source: UEFA

Group 8[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification West Germany Greece Bulgaria Malta
1  West Germany 6 3 3 0 14 4 +10 9 Advance to play-offs 1–1 1–0 8–0
2  Greece 6 2 3 1 12 9 +3 7 2–2 2–1 4–0
3  Bulgaria 6 2 2 2 12 7 +5 6 1–1 3–3 5–0
4  Malta 6 1 0 5 2 20 −18 2 0–1 2–0 0–2
Source: UEFA

Play-offs[edit]

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

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