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The 1968 European Championship tournament, the third staging of the Henri Delauney Trophy, held by UEFA.

It was dependent on Italy reaching the semi-finals for the final phase of this tournament to be held in that country. It was revealed in January 1968 that the second choice country, should Italy fail to advance, was to be Scotland. When England beat Scotland to the final phase the following month, then the second choice became England's.

Not the official logo in 1968

The Draw

The draw for the latter stages of the European Championships was made in Paris on 16 January 1968. The quarter-final draw was made, then the semi-finals.

The Build-Up



Semi Finals

5 June 1968
Italy 0 USSR 0 [0-0] AET [0-0]
Italy won the toss of the coin to advance
Stadio San Paolo, Napoli (68,582)
Yugoslavia 1 England 0 [0-0]
Stadio Comunale di Firenze, Firenze (21,834)


Third Place Play-off

8 June 1968 - 6.45pm CET
England 2 USSR 0 [0-0]
Stadio Olimpico, Roma
R.Charlton, Hurst


The 1968 Final

8 June 1968 - 10.15pm CET
Italy 1 Yugoslavia 1 [0-1] AET [1-1]
Stadio Olimpico, Roma (68,817)

10 June 1968 - 9.15pm CET
Italy 2 Yugoslavia 0 [2-0]
Stadio Olimpico, Roma (32,886)
Riva, Anastasi