UEFA Euro 1976 qualifying play-offs

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The UEFA Euro 1976 qualifying play-offs (also referred to as the UEFA Euro 1976 quarter-finals) were the last round of qualifying competition for UEFA Euro 1976. They were contested by the eight group winners of the UEFA Euro 1976 qualifying tournament. The winners of each of four home and away ties qualified for the final tournament in Yugoslavia. The matches were played on 24/25 April and 22 May 1976.

Qualification[edit]

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.

Summary[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

Matches[edit]

The eight matches took place over two legs, the first being on 24 and 25 April 1976, and the second on 22 May 1976. All times are CET (UTC+1).

Yugoslavia 2–0 Wales
Vukotić Goal 1'
Popivoda Goal 54'
Report
Attendance: 36,917
Wales 1–1 Yugoslavia
Evans Goal 38' Report Katalinski Goal 19' (pen.)
Attendance: 30,346

Yugoslavia won 3–1 on aggregate and qualified for UEFA Euro 1976.


Czechoslovakia 2–0 Soviet Union
Móder Goal 34'
Panenka Goal 47'
Report
Attendance: 47,621
Referee: Hilmi Ok (Turkey)
Soviet Union 2–2 Czechoslovakia
Buryak Goal 53'
Blokhin Goal 87'
Report Móder Goal 45'82'
Attendance: 76,495

Czechoslovakia won 4–2 on aggregate and qualified for UEFA Euro 1976.


Spain 1–1 West Germany
Santillana Goal 21' Report Beer Goal 60'
West Germany 2–0 Spain
Hoeneß Goal 17'
Toppmöller Goal 43'
Report
Attendance: 77,673
Referee: Robert Wurtz (France)

West Germany won 3–1 on aggregate and qualified for UEFA Euro 1976.


Netherlands 5–0 Belgium
Rijsbergen Goal 17'
Rensenbrink Goal 27'58'85'
Neeskens Goal 79' (pen.)
Report
Belgium 1–2 Netherlands
Van Gool Goal 27' Report Rep Goal 61'
Cruyff Goal 77'
Attendance: 19,050

Netherlands won 7–1 on aggregate and qualified for UEFA Euro 1976.

Goalscorers[edit]

There were 22 goals scored in 8 matches, for an average of 2.75 goals per match.

3 goals

1 goal

References[edit]

  • "1976 UEFA European Championship". uefa.com. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  • "European Championship 1976". rsssf.com. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  • Robinson, J. (1996). The European Football Championships 1958-1996. Soccer Book Publishing. ISBN 0-947808-69-8.

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