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UEFA Euro 1968
Tournament details
Host country Italy
Dates 5 June – 10 June
Teams 4
Venue(s) (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Italy (1st title)
Runner-up  Yugoslavia
Third place  England
Fourth place  USSR
Tournament statistics
Matches played 5
Goals scored (1.4 per match)
Attendance 260,916 (52,183 per match)
Top scorer(s) Yugoslavia Dragan Džajić (2 goals)
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The UEFA Euro 1968 was the 3rd UEFA European Football Championship tournament. Its formal name was the 1968 UEFA European Football Championship. It was held from 5 June to 10 June. All the European football teams could compete. The defending champion was Spain. The tournament was hosted in Italy. 4 teams qualified for the final group stage. The winner of the tournament was Italy after defeating Yugoslavia.

Results

Knockout stage

  Semifinals Final
5 June – Naples
 Soviet Union Soviet Union  0  
 Italy Italy (ct)  0  
 
8 June – Rome(replayed 10 June)
     Italy Italy  2 (1)
   Yugoslavia Yugoslavia  0 (1)


Third place
5 June – Florence 8 June – Rome
 England England  0  England England  2
 Yugoslavia Yugoslavia  1


   Soviet Union Soviet Union  0

Third place game

8 June 1968
18:45
England  2 – 0 Soviet Union Soviet Union Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 68,817
Referee: István Zsolt (Hungary)
Charlton Goal 39'
Hurst Goal 63'

Final

8 June 1968
21:15
Italy  1 – 1 (a.e.t.) Yugoslavia Yugoslavia Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 68,817
Referee: Gottfried Dienst (Switzerland)
Domenghini Goal 80' Džajić Goal 32'

Replay

10 June 1968
21:15
Italy  2 – 0 Yugoslavia Yugoslavia Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 32,866
Referee: José María Ortiz de Mendíbil (Spain)
Riva Goal 12'
Anastasi Goal 31'


 UEFA Euro 1968 Winners 

Italy
1st title

Statistics

2 goals
1 goal

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