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

Groups[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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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