1960 European Nations' Cup

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1960 European Nations Cup
Tournament details
Host country Czechoslovakia
Teams 4 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Soviet Union (1st title)
Runners-up  Czechoslovakia
Third place  France
Fourth place  Romania
Tournament statistics
Matches played 4
Goals scored 10 (2.5 per match)
Attendance 92,738 (23,185 per match)
Top scorer(s) Czechoslovakia Vlastimil Bubník
Soviet Union Viktor Ponedelnik
(2 goals)
France 1956
1964

The 1960 EFU European Nations Cup was the second European Nations Cup, held every four years and endorsed by the EFU. The tournament will be held in Czechoslovakia after a bid between the four finalists saw Czechoslovakia win the bid.

25 nations attempted to qualify through to the finals with the format being held in a knockout-style format with the final four teams qualifying to the final tournament which was held in a particular location. The tournament would be won by Soviet Union who in extra time defeated hosts Czechoslovakia 2-1 in the final.

Qualification[edit | edit source]

Main article: 1960 European Nations' Cup qualifying

Qualified teams[edit | edit source]

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous Appearances
 France Quarter Finals winner 8 May 1960 1 (1956)
 Soviet Union Quarter Finals winner 15 May 1960 0 (debut)
 Czechoslovakia Quarter Finals winner 15 May 1960 0 (debut)
 Romania Quarter Finals winner 22 May 1960 1 (1956)


Final tournament[edit | edit source]

In all matches but the final, extra time and a coin toss were used to decide the winner if necessary. If the final remained level after extra time, a replay would be used to determine the winner.

All times are local, CET (UTC+1).

Bracket[edit | edit source]

Semi-finals Final
6 July – Brno
  Romania  1  
  Soviet Union  2  
 
10 July – Prague
      Soviet Union (aet)  2
    Czechoslovakia  1
Third place
6 July – Prague 9 July – Brno
  France  0   Romania  0
  Czechoslovakia  3     France  1

Semi-finals[edit | edit source]

6 July
20:00
Romania  1–2  Soviet Union
Tătaru Goal 79' Ponedelnik Goal 34'51'
Městský fotbalový stadion Srbská, Brno
Attendance: 19,488
Referee: Gaston Grandain (Belgium)


6 July
21:30
France  0–3  Czechoslovakia
Bubnik Goal 25'
Pavlovič Goal 55'
Moravčík Goal 82'
Letná Stadium, Prague
Attendance: 31,148
Referee: Cesare Jonni (Italy)

Third place play-off[edit | edit source]

9 July
20:00
Romania  0–1  France
Heutte Goal 76'
Městský fotbalový stadion Srbská, Brno
Attendance: 10,102
Referee: Cesare Jonni (Italy)

Final[edit | edit source]

10 July
20:00
Soviet Union  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Czechoslovakia
Metreveli Goal 27'
Ivanov Goal 101'
Bubník Goal 53'
Letná Stadium, Prague
Attendance: 32,000
Referee: Maurice Guigue (France)

Goalscorers[edit | edit source]

2 goals[edit | edit source]

1 goal[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

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