England's European Championship Record

Italy 1968

England were drawn in Qualifying Group 8 along with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
(1966-67 and 1967-68 Home Championships doubled as European Qualifying matches)
The group winner qualified for the Finals.

Qualifying Matches

DateVenueMatchResult
22 Oct 1966BelfastN. Ireland v England0-2
22 Oct 1966CardiffWales v Scotland1-1
16 Nov 1966LondonEngland v Wales5-1
16 Nov 1966GlasgowScotland v N.Ireland2-1
12 Apr 1967BelfastN.Ireland v Wales0-0
12 Apr 1967LondonEngland v Scotland2-3
21 Oct 1967CardiffWales v England0-3
21 Oct 1967BelfastN.Ireland v Scotland1-0
22 Nov 1967LondonEngland v N.Ireland2-0
22 Nov 1967GlasgowScotland v Wales3-2
28 Feb 1968GlasgowScotland v England1-1
28 Feb 1968WrexhamWales v N.Ireland2-0

Standings

Group 8PlyWDLFAPts
England64111559
Scotland63211088
Wales61236124
Northern Ireland6114283

England won the group and qualified for the Quarter Finals.

Quarter Finals

Played over two legs. Match winner on aggregate advanced to the Semi Finals.

DateVenueMatchResultAttReferee
03 Apr 1968LondonEngland v Spain1-0100,000Droz (SUI)
08 May 1968MadridSpain v England1-2  

England won 3-1 on aggregate and advanced to the Semi Finals.

Semi Finals

Match winners advanced to the Final.

DateVenueMatchResultAttReferee
05 Jun 1968NaplesItaly v USSR0-0*69,000Tschenscher (GER)
05 Jun 1968FlorenceYugoslavia v England1-022,000de Mendibil (ESP)

*Italy advanced on the toss of a coin.
England lost and played in the Third Place Match.

Third Place Match

Match winner finished Third in the competition.

DateVenueMatchResultAttReferee
08 Jun 1968RomeEngland v USSR2-018,000Zsolt (HUN)

England finished in Third Place in the competition.