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European Championship 1972 Final Stage

 

european championships 1972 logoBelgium made their first appearance in the final stage and were made hosts into the bargain. The four home nations had taken part in the group qualifiers rather than being allowed to use the Home Championship: England sailed through an easy group and were then dumped in the quarter-finals by West Germany, who had also seen them off in the 1970 World Cup.

 

Semi-Finals
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West Germany

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Belgium

West Germany 2 Belgium 1

Bosuilstadion, Antwerp (55,669)
14 June 1972

The great German goal scorer, Gerd Müller, scored twice as his team swept past the host nation. Belgium pulled one back seven minutes from the end.

(Jon Jones)

 

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Soviet Union

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Hungary

Soviet Union 1 Hungary 0

Stade Émile Versé, Brussels (16,590)
14 June 1972

The Soviet team maintained their remarkable record of appearing in every European Championship finals, beating the hungarians by the only goal of the game.

 

Third Place Play-Off
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Belgium

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Hungary

Belgium 2 Hungary 1

Stade Maurice Dufrasne, Liège (6,184)
17 June 1972

A paltry crowd of just over 6,000 watched the home team pick up the bronze medal.

 

Final
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West Germany

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Soviet Union

West Germany 3 Soviet Union 0

Heysel Stadium, Brussels (43,437)
18 June 1972

Müller scored twice in a comfortable win that brought West Germany their first European Championship trophy.

 
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