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The 1972 UEFA European Football Championship final tournament was held in Belgiummarker. This was the fourth European Football Championship, held every four years and endorsed by UEFA. The final tournament took place between 14 June and 18 June, 1972.

At the time, only four countries could play the final tournament which meant that there were only the semi-finals, the final and the third place match.

The hosts were only announced after the qualifying round, which meant that they had to qualify, as well, for the final stage.


Brusselsmarker Liègemarker Brusselsmarker Antwerpmarker
Heysel Stadiummarker Sclessin Stadiummarker Stade Émile Versémarker Bosuil Stadium
Capacity: 50,000 Capacity: 31,000 Capacity: 28,000 Capacity: 20,000


To read a list of all the squads that took part in UEFA Euro 1972, go to UEFA Euro 1972 squads.

Qualifying Round

1972 UEFA European Football Championship finalists.

The qualifying round was played throughout 1970 and 1971 (group phase), and 1972 (quarter-finals). There were eight qualifying groups of four teams each. The matches were played in a home-and-away basis. Victories were worth 2 points, draws 1 point, and defeats 0 points. Only group winners could qualify for 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.

The following teams participated in the final tournament:

Final tournament


Third place play-off



Top scorers

4 goals
1 goal

Fastest goal

24 minutes: Raoul Lambert (Belgium vs Hungary); Gerd Müller (West Germany vs Belgium)

Average goals

2.5 goals per game

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