Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Euro 2016 Reflections

It had promised to be a Tournament showcasing the best of the continent. In the end it was won by a Portuguese squad, who despite boasting one of the greatest players in the history of the game (not to mention a more than adequate supporting cast), stuck with its safety first mentality to defeat the host Nation of France, who themselves would not have been particularly worthy winners.
Most would be hard pressed to find a truly deserving winner for a Tournament that dragged on longer than it should have.
Therein lies the major problem for this edition of the Euros. In the decades past, the Euro Finals were restricted to eight teams only (the hosts and teams that had won their qualifying groups outright). Starting the 1996 edition, the number of participants was raised to sixteen. This seemed like a good balance, the Tournament had the feel of a mini World Cup without losing quality.

Photo From: Guerin Sportivo, August 2016
(Portugal’s winning squad)

However, UEFA (no thanks to Michel Platini) had the grand idea of increasing the number of participants even more to 24. The reason needless to say was economics, but by doing so they increased the quantity, which directly decreased the quality at hand.
UEFA contains slightly more than 50 members; therefore roughly half the members participated in the Finals. To make up the numbers, playoffs were needed between Nations who had finished third in their qualifying groups. While many Nations’ fans were overjoyed to see their Nation in the Finals after so many years of absence, it went against all sense of fair competition to have third placed teams in the Finals of a major Tournament (Turkey, Ukraine, Republic of Ireland, Hungary and Sweden advanced in such manner).
It was also a year of many firsts as traditional absentees Iceland, Albania, Wales and Northern Ireland qualified. Wales had been absent from the Finals of any major competition since 1958.
France had last hosted the Finals in 1984 in relatively simpler times. In fact the success of those Finals had kicked off the Euros in high gear and made it the most important Football competition after the World Cup. Michel Platini, the player and Captain, was at his zenith and scored nine goals to lead France in its first major trophy.
Platini, the Administrator, was conspicuous by his forced absence (due to his suspension from the FIFA Ethics Committee).
Didier Deschamps, who as a player, captained France to victory in the 1998 World Cup as well as the 2000 Euros was tasked with building a squad to triumph at home just like 1984.
Unfortunately, his squad was not as talented as the Platini/Giresse/Tigana generation of 1984 nor his own generation led by Zinedine Zidane that contained the likes of Thierry Henry and Laurent Blanc among others.
France’s hopes were to be carried over the shoulders of new leaders Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann. Unfortunately, despite a late burst of goals from Griezmann, neither rose to the occasion in a manner of a Platini and /or Zidane.
Pogba and Griezmann have the talent and the potential to succeed at the highest level but clearly lacked the match (and Tournament) winning personalities of their glorious predecessors.
Griezmann finished as top goalscorer, but he was guilty of missing a glorious chance in the Final.
Deschamps was also criticized for constantly tinkering with his formations (sometimes even during matches). While this may have suggested the symptoms of an unsettled side, his positional switches worked, especially in overturning a deficit in defeating the Republic of Ireland.
Deschmaps seemed unable to place Pogba in an ideal position to exploit his talents. France seemed hesitant at times and only impressed in patches during matches. In fact, it is hard to remember a match that they dominated completely from start to finish. In the end the match against Portugal seemed one match too many fort France to maintain their late momentum that reached its height in defeating Germany in the semifinals.
Deschmaps’ success was getting this ‘not yet ready’ side all the way to the Final.
France’s surprise package was Dimitri Payet, who made the Finals squad after a successful season at West Ham United. His winner vs. Romania in the opener made him the toast of the Nation and an unlikely early Hero.
Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko also helped to improve France once Deschamps chose to start with him.

If the previous World Cup could be dismissed as an accident, these Euros confirmed that Spain’s Era, as a power appears to be over. Despite opening up solidly with two wins, no one could blame misfortune for their defeats against Croatia and Italy.
Vicente Del Bosque stepped down after eight years and some players may also follow.
As far as Italy, they flattered in the early going for their tactical discipline. They played efficiently as a unit, especially the defensive end. Many praised the ever-youthful Gianluigi Buffon’s rapport with his Juventus teammates in defense (Chiellini, Bonnucci and Barzagli). Perhaps they were unlucky that in the Quarterfinals, they were paired with Germany. Germany had advanced as always by efficiently defeating weaker opposition. Thomas Muller had been disappointing by his standards and injuries had forced the recall of Mario Gomez, who had been out of International reckoning for many seasons.
The first round had been such business as usual that for the Germans the talking point had been Joachim Löw’s hand movements on the bench (I will spare the details).
As always the Germany-Italy matchup will be considered a classic in the history of their encounters. But this was THE worst penalty kick shoot-out that I have witnessed.
The Italian Simone Zaza’s run-up to take his spot and the ensuing miss was virally parodied mercilessly.
And what can be said of England and Roy Hodgson. Unlike their Welsh neighbors who rose to the occasion and reached the semifinals, the English never impressed with Rooney a major disappointment in perhaps his last Finals of any kind.
For Wales, Bale rose to the occasion as did Aaron Ramsey, whose absence cost the Welsh significantly in the semifinals.
England Manager Roy Hodgson failed to bring out the best in a youthful squad and resigned after the shock elimination against Iceland.
Speaking of Iceland, if you had a heart, you had to be on the Iceland bandwagon.
They reached as far as the Quarterfinals and were soundly defeated by the hosts (2-5), though they did manage to show some French defensive deficiencies in the second half of that match and did not give up until the end.
The Iceland Clap-Chant led by Team captain Aron Gunnarsson at the end of matches is sure to remain as one of the highlights of an otherwise emotionless Cup.
Although at times the praise went overboard (If I had a dollar every time I heard commentators make statements such as:  “This is a Nation with a population of only 330,000…. This is similar to what Leicester did in the EPL this season…..About a decade ago they decided to set up a program to develop better players, etc…..”.

Photo From: Guerin Sportivo, August 2016
(Iceland’s Clap Chant)

Since we live in a viral age, a day would not go by where something would pop up on Facebook on the events on and off the field.
The most noticeable were the Irish fans. There would be a barrage of viral videos on a daily basis showing the warm nature of the Irish fans. These included events such as ‘cheering for the French Police’, ‘Singing to help a baby sleep on a train’, ‘serenading beautiful women in the streets’, etc.
Despite the praises, Republic of Ireland’s Assistant Manager, the fiery and competitive Roy Keane actually criticized the mentality of the Irish fans for being too eager to be liked.
As far as Northern Ireland’s, their song “Will Grigg’s on Fire” about the Wigan Athletic striker also became a viral hit (even though, the player did not play a single minute).
We also had to relive the emotional commentary of Icelandic Television Reporters when describing Icelandic winning goals. Many likened these to the Norwegian Commentator after the 1981 World Cup qualifier on September 9, 1981 (2-1 Norway win over England).
And finally, to sum it all up, “The Commissioner of Football”, Eric Cantona had to get in the mix and comment on the events of the day and even sang “Will Grigg’s on Fire” on one occasion.

In the end we should be thankful that Eder’s goal in the overtime at least spared us from a penalty kick shoot-out.
Portugal earned its long overdue title as a Nation, but did it in such a miserly way that most pundits compared them to the Denmark of 1992 and especially Greece of 2004, before the trophy and medals were even handed out.

It’s virtually unprecedented for a team that only won once in regulation during an entire Tournament to be triumphant. Not many would have bet on them after they were unable to defeat teams such as Austria, Iceland and Hungary that were very much for the taking (at least on paper) in the First Round. Just to think that they advanced as the third best team in their Group also makes a mockery of the new Tournament format.
Naturally Cristiano Ronaldo will take all the plaudits and has finally won the International trophy that he craved. Although his detractors will repeatedly point out that he was not even on the field at the moment of his Nation’s greatest triumph.
Given this triumph, we are unfortunately still set for the unending Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi duopoly for the Ballon d’Or and of course this time CR7 will edge ahead.
He certainly did not dominate the Tournament the manner in which a player of his caliber should, but neither did anyone else.
In fact it is hard to distinguish a single team, nor player, that truly rose above the competition and dominated it reminiscent of France with Michel Platini in 1984 and Holland and Marco van Basten in 1988 to name just two.
The Tournament spanning a whole month in the end felt long, by a week or two. This may have actually longed some fans for the days of Eight Team Finals. But alas, we are sure to be stuck with this format. This may turn out to be Platini’s biggest mistake as an UEFA Boss. Platini, the player, dazzled the continent as a player in 1984 like no other on the same soil. Thirty-two years later as an Administrator (even if absent), he has tarnished his legacy by kick starting a bloated and listless Tournament on the same soil.


Photo From: Mondial, new series, issue 52, July 1984
(Michel Platini, June 27, 1984, UEFA European Championships, France 2-Spain 0)



Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Compendium to the 1960 Euros-Finals

IV.     Semi Finals


July 6, 1960
USSR 3-Czechoslovakia 0

Semi Finals

Venue: Marseille-Stade Velodrome, France
Attendance: 25,184
Referee: Cesare Jonni (Italy) 
Goalscorers:
(USSR): Valentin Ivanov 34,56, Viktor Ponedelnik 66       
(Czechoslovakia): None  
Lineups:
USSR:
Lev Ivanovich Yashin (Dinamo Moskva) 
Givi Dmitrievich Choheli (Dynamo Tblissi)
Anatoly Maslenkin (Spartak Moskva)     
Anatoly Fedorovich Krutikov (Spartak Moskva)     
Yuri Nikolaevich Voynov (Dynamo Kiev)
Igor Aleksandrovich Netto (Spartak Moskva) 
Slava Kalistratovich Metrevelli (Torpedo Moskva) 
Valentin Koz’mich Ivanov (Torpedo Moskva) 
Viktor Vladimirovich Ponedelnik (Sport Klub Armii Rostov-Na-Donu
Valentin Borisovich Bubukin (Lokomotiv Moskva) 
Mikhail Shalvovich Meshi (Dynamo Tblissi)

Coach: Gavril Kachalin

Czechoslovakia:
Viliam Schrojf (Slovan NV (Národný výbor) Bratislava)   
Frantisek Safranek (VTJ Dukla Praha)   
Ladislav Novák (captain) (VTJ Dukla Praha) 
Jozef Masopust (VTJ Dukla Praha) 
Jan Popluhár (Slovan NV (Národný výbor) Bratislava)   
Titus Bubernik (CH (Cervena hviezda) Bratislava)   
Josef Vojta (Sokol Spartak Sokolovo Praha)    
Anton Moravcik (Slovan NV (Národný výbor) Bratislava)   
Andrej Kvasnak (Sokol Spartak Sokolovo Praha)    
Vlastimil Bubnik (RH (Rudá hvezda) Brno)
Milan Dolinsky (CH (Cervena hviezda) Bratislava)   

Coach: Rudolf Vytlacil


Photo From: se Lvickem na prsou-Authors O.Bartunek, J.Kalat
(Czechoslovakia squad, July 6, 1960, EC, USSR 3-Czechoslovakia 0)





July 6, 1960
France 4-Yugoslavia 5

Semi Finals

Venue: Paris -Parc des Princes
Attendance: 25,184
Referee: Gaston Grandain (Belgium) 
Goalscorers:
(France): Jean Vincent 12, François Heutte 43, 62, Maryan Wisnieski 52  
(Yugoslavia): Milan Galic 11, Ante Zanetic 55, Tomislav Knez 75, Drazen Jerkovic 77,78
Lineups:
France:
Georges Lamia (Olympique Gymnaste Club de Nice)   
Jean Wendling (Stade de Reims -Champagne 
Bruno Rodzik (Stade de Reims -Champagne 
Jean-Jacques Marcel (Racing Club de Paris)
Robert Herbin (Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne -Loire)  
René Ferrier (Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne -Loire)  
François Heutte (Racing Club de Paris)
Lucien Muller (Stade de Reims -Champagne 
Maryan Wisnieski (Racing Club de Lens)
Michel Stievenard(Racing Club de Lens) 
Jean Vincent (captain) (Stade de Reims -Champagne

Coach: Alex Thépot
Other Substitutes :
Jean Tailandier (Racing Club de Paris)
André Chorda (Olympique Gymnaste Club de Nice)   
Robert Jonquet (Stade de Reims -Champagne 
Robert Siatka (Stade de Reims -Champagne 
Yvon Douis (Le Havre Athletic Club)  
Paul Sauvage (Limoges Football Club) 

Yugoslavia:
Milutin Soskic (JSD (Jugoslovenko Sportsko Drustvo) Partizan- Beograd)    
Vladimir Durkovic (Fudbalski Klub Crvena zvezda (Red Star) -Beograd) 
Fahrudin Jusufi (JSD (Jugoslovenko Sportsko Drustvo) Partizan- Beograd)    
Ante Zanetic (Nogometni Klub Hajduk –Split)
Branko Zebec (captain) (Fudbalski Klub Crvena zvezda (Red Star) -Beograd) 
Zeljko Perusic (Nogometni Klub Dinamo- Zagreb)  
Tomislav Knez (Fudbalski Klub Borac Banja Luka)   
Drazen Jerkovic (Nogometni Klub Dinamo- Zagreb)  
Dragoslav Sekularac (Fudbalski Klub Crvena zvezda (Red Star) -Beograd) 
Milan Galic (JSD (Jugoslovenko Sportsko Drustvo) Partizan- Beograd)    
Borivoje Kostic (Fudbalski Klub Crvena zvezda (Red Star) -Beograd) 

Coach: Aleksandar Tirnanic, Ljubomir Lovric, and Dragomir Nikolic


Photo From: Football Magazine, Issue 7, August 1960
(Lamia unable to stop Yugoslavia’s second and fourth goals, July 6, 1960,  European Nations’ Cup, France 4-Yugoslavia 5)


Photo From: L’Equipe, L’Equipe de France de Football, la Belle Histoire
(Knez and Jean-Jacques Marcel , July 6, 1960,  European Nations’ Cup, France 4-Yugoslavia 5)


Photo From: France Football Hors-Série - Les Bleus et l’Euro - 2016
(France goalkeeper Geoges Lamia, July 6, 1960,  European Nations’ Cup, France 4-Yugoslavia 5)

Photo From: France Football Hors-Série - Les Bleus et l’Euro - 2016
(France’s Maryan Wisnieski, July 6, 1960,  European Nations’ Cup, France 4-Yugoslavia 5)


V.      Third Place


July 9, 1960
France 0-Czechoslovakia 2

Third Place

Venue: Marseille-Stade Velodrome
Attendance: 9,438
Referee: Cesare Jonni (Italy) 
Goalscorers:
(France): None   
(Czechoslovakia): Vlastimil Bubnik 58, Ladislav Pavlovic 88           
Lineups:
France:
Jean Taillandier (Racing Club de Paris)
Bruno Rodzik (Stade de Reims -Champagne 
André Chorda (Olympique Gymnaste Club de Nice)   
Jean-Jacques Marcel (Racing Club de Paris)
Robert Jonquet (captain) (Stade de Reims -Champagne
Robert Siatka (Stade de Reims -Champagne  
François Heutte (Racing Club de Paris)
Yvon Douis (Le Havre Athletic Club)    
Maryan Wisnieski (Racing Club de Lens)
Michel Stievenard (Racing Club de Lens)
Jean Vincent (captain) (Stade de Reims -Champagne 

Coach: Alex Thépot
Other Substitutes :
Georges Lamia (Olympique Gymnaste Club de Nice)   
Jean Wendling (Stade de Reims -Champagne 
Robert Herbin (Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne -Loire)  
Paul Sauvage (Limoges Football Club) 

Czechoslovakia:
Viliam Schrojf (Slovan NV (Národný výbor) Bratislava)   
Frantisek Safranek (VTJ Dukla Praha)   
Jan Popluhár (Slovan NV (Národný výbor) Bratislava)   
Ladislav Novák (captain) (VTJ Dukla Praha)        
Titus Bubernik (CH (Cervena hviezda) Bratislava)   
Jozef Masopust (VTJ Dukla Praha)   
Ladislav Pavlovic (TJ Tartan Presov)      
Josef Vojta (Sokol Spartak Sokolovo Praha)    
Pavel Molnar (Slovan NV (Národný výbor) Bratislava)   
Vlastimil Bubnik (RH (Rudá hvezda) Brno)
Milan Dolinsky (CH (Cervena hviezda) Bratislava)   

Coach: Rudolf Vytlacil

Photo From: Football Magazine, Issue 7, August 1960
(Schroif making another save, July 9, 1960,  European Nations’ Cup, France 0-Czechoslovakia 2)



Photo From: L’Equipe, L’Equipe de France de Football, la Belle Histoire
(July 9, 1960,  European Nations’ Cup, France 0-Czechoslovakia 2)


Photo From: se Lvickem na prsou-Authors O.Bartunek, J.Kalat
(Czechoslovakia squad, July 9, 1960, EC, France 0-Czechoslovakia 2)



VI.     Final


July 10, 1960
USSR 2-Yugoslavia 1

Final

Venue: Paris -Parc des Princes, France
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Arthur Edward Ellis (England)
Goalscorers:
(USSR): Slava Metreveli 49, Viktor Ponedelnik 114               
(Yugoslavia): Milan Galic 41               
Lineups:
USSR:
Lev Ivanovich Yashin (Dinamo Moskva) 
Givi Dmitrievich Choheli (Dynamo Tblissi)
Anatoly Fedorovich Krutikov (Spartak Moskva)     
Yuri Nikolaevich Voynov (Dynamo Kiev)
Anatoly Maslenkin (Spartak Moskva)     
Igor Aleksandrovich Netto  (Spartak Moskva) 
Slava Kalistratovich Metrevelli (Torpedo Moskva) 
Valentin Koz’mich Ivanov (Torpedo Moskva) 
Viktor Vladimirovich Ponedelnik (Sport Klub Armii Rostov-Na-Donu
Valentin Borisovich Bubukin (Lokomotiv Moskva) 
Mikhail Shalvovich Meshi (Dynamo Tblissi)

Coach: Gavril Kachalin

Yugoslavia:
Blagoje Vidinic (Fudbalski Klub Radnicki- Beograd)
Vladimir Durkovic (Fudbalski Klub Crvena zvezda (Red Star) -Beograd) 
Fahrudin Jusufi (JSD (Jugoslovenko Sportsko Drustvo) Partizan- Beograd)    
Ante Zanetic (Nogometni Klub Hajduk –Split)
Jovan Miladinovic (JSD (Jugoslovenko Sportsko Drustvo) Partizan- Beograd)      
Zeljko Perusic (Nogometni Klub Dinamo- Zagreb)
Zeljko Matus (Nogometni Klub Dinamo- Zagreb)  
Drazen Jerkovic (Nogometni Klub Dinamo- Zagreb)  
Dragoslav Sekularac (Fudbalski Klub Crvena zvezda (Red Star) -Beograd) 
Milan Galic (JSD (Jugoslovenko Sportsko Drustvo) Partizan- Beograd)    
Borivoje Kostic (captain) (Fudbalski Klub Crvena zvezda (Red Star) -Beograd) 

Coach: Aleksandar Tirnanic, Ljubomir Lovric, and Dragomir Nikolic



Photo From: Football Magazine, Issue 7, August 1960
(July 10, 1960,  European Nations’ Cup, USSR 2-Yugoslavia 1)

Photo From: World Soccer, June 1992
(Kostic heading, July 10, 1960,  European Nations’ Cup, USSR 2-Yugoslavia 1)


Top Goalscorer:
Finals: François Heutte (France), Valentin Ivanov, Viktor Ponodelnik (USSR), Milan Galic, Drazen Jerkovic (Yugoslavia) 2 goals
Qualifiers: Just Fontaine (France) 6 goals

Photo From: Football Magazine, Issue 7, August 1960
(USSR squad, July 10, 1960,  European Nations’ Cup, USSR 2-Yugoslavia 1)







Compendium to the 1960 Euros-Qualifiers


I.          Qualifying Round

April 5, 1959
Republic of Ireland 2-Czechoslovakia 0

Qualifying Round, First Leg

Venue: Dublin, Dalymount Park
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Lucien Van Nuffel (Belgium)
Goalscorers:
(Republic of Ireland): Liam Tuohy 22, Noel Cantwell 42 pen
(Czechoslovakia): None
Lineups:
Republic of Ireland:
James Anthony O'Neill (Everton Football Club-Liverpool / England)
John Brendan McNally (Luton Town Football Club / England)
Noel Eucharia Cantwell (captain) (West Ham United Football Club-London / England)
Michael McGrath (Blackburn Rovers Football Club / England)
Charles John Hurley (Sunderland Association Football Club / England)
Patrick Saward (Aston Villa Football Club-Birmingham / England)
Thomas Hamilton (Shamrock Rovers Football Club-Dublin)
Christopher Doyle (Shelbourne Football Club-Dublin)
George Cummins (Luton Town Football Club / England)
William ‘Liam’ Tuohy (Shamrock Rovers Football Club-Dublin)

Coach: Technical Commission

Czechoslovakia:
Imrich Stacho (DSO Spartak Trnava)
Jiri Tichy (CH (Cervena hviezda) Bratislava)  
Gustav Mraz (CH (Cervena hviezda) Bratislava)    (Jiri Hildebrandt (TJ Dynamo Praha)  18th)
Svatopluk Pluskal (VTJ Dukla Praha)   
Jan Popluhar (Slovan NV (Národný výbor) Bratislava)   
Titus Bubernik (CH (Cervena hviezda) Bratislava)  
Jan Brumovsky (VTJ Dukla Praha)   
Anton Moravcík (Slovan NV (Národný výbor) Bratislava) 
Ladislav Kacani (CH (Cervena hviezda) Bratislava)  
Pavel Molnar (CH (Cervena hviezda) Bratislava)  
Tadeas Kraus (Sokol Spartak Sokolovo Praha)    

Coach: Rudolf Vytlacil


Photo From: se Lvickem na prsou-Authors O.Bartunek, J.Kalat
(Czechoslovakia squad, April 5, 1959, EC Qualifier, Republic of Ireland 2-Czechoslovakia 0)



May 10, 1959
Czechoslovakia 4-Republic of Ireland 0

Qualifying Round, Second Leg

Venue: Bratislava - Tehelné Pole Stadion
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Joseph Barberan (France)
Goalscorers:
(Czechoslovakia): Imrich Stacho 3 pen, Titus Bubernik 57, Ladislav Pavlovic 67, Milan Dolinsky 75 
(Republic of Ireland): None
Lineups:
Czechoslovakia:
Imrich Stacho (DSO Spartak Trnava)
Jiri Tichy (CH (Cervena hviezda) Bratislava)  
Jan Popluhar (Slovan NV (Národný výbor) Bratislava) 
Ladislav Novák (VTJ Dukla Praha)   
Anton Moravcík (Slovan NV (Národný výbor) Bratislava) 
Titus Bubernik (CH (Cervena hviezda) Bratislava)  
Stefan Matlak (CH (Cervena hviezda) Bratislava)  
Ladislav Pavlovic (TJ Tatran Presov)
Adolf Scherer (CH (Cervena hviezda) Bratislava)  
Vlastimil Bubnik (RH (Rudá hvezda) Brno)  
Ladislav Kacani (CH (Cervena hviezda) Bratislava)  
Milan Dolinsky (CH (Cervena hviezda) Bratislava)  

Coach: Rudolf Vytlacil
Republic of Ireland:
James Anthony O'Neill (Everton Football Club-Liverpool / England)
Richard ‘Dick’ Whittaker (Chelsea Football Club-London / England)
Noel Eucharia Cantwell (captain) (West Ham United Football Club-London / England)
Francis ‘Frank’ O'Farrell (Preston North End Football Club / England)
Charles John Hurley (Sunderland Association Football Club / England)
Michael McGrath (Blackburn Rovers Football Club / England)
Alfred Ringstead (Sheffield United Football Club / England)
Thomas Hamilton (Shamrock Rovers Football Club-Dublin)
Arthur Gerard Fitzsimons (Lincoln City Football Club / England)
George Cummins (Luton Town Football Club / England)
William ‘Liam’ Tuohy (Shamrock Rovers Football Club-Dublin)

Coach: Technical Commission

Note: Czechoslovakia advanced with an aggregate score (4-2)


Photo From: se Lvickem na prsou-Authors O.Bartunek, J.Kalat
(Czechoslovakia squad, May 10, 1959, EC Qualifier, Czechoslovakia 4-Republic of Ireland 0)


Photo from: Football Association of Ireland, 75 Years, Author Peter Byrne, 1996
(Republic of Ireland squad at Bratislava)





II.      One Eighth Finals


September 28, 1958
USSR 3-Hungary 1

One Eighth Finals, First Leg

Venue: Moscow- The Central V.I.Lenin's Stadium
Attendance: 120,000
Referee: Franz Alfred Grill (Austria) 
Goalscorers:
(USSR): Anatoly Illin 4, Slava Metrevelli 20, Valentin Ivanov 32
(Hunagry): János Göröcs 84
Lineups:
USSR:
Vladimir Beliayev (Dynamo Moskva)
Vladimir Petrovich Kesarev (Dynamo Moskva)
Anatoly Maslyonkin (Spartak Moskva)
Boris Dmitrievich Kuznetsov (Dynamo Moskva)
Yury Nikolaevich Voynov (Dynamo Kiev)
Viktor Grigorievich Tsarev (Dynamo Moskva)
Slava Kalistratovich Metrevelli (Torpedo Moskva)
Valentin Koz’mich Ivanov (Torpedo Moskva)
Nikita Pavlovich Simonian (captain) (Spartak Moskva)
Alekper Amirovich Mamedov (Dynamo Moskva)
Anatoly Mihaylovich llyin (Spartak Moskva)

Coach: Gavril Kachalin

Hungary:
Béla Bakó (Csepel Sport Club)  
Bela Karpati (Vasas Sport Club- Budapesti )   
Ferenc Sipos (MTK (Magyar Testgyakorlók Köre)–Budapest)  
Laszlo Sarosi (Vasas Sport Club- Budapesti ) 
Deszo Bundzsak (Vasas Sport Club- Budapesti )   
Pal Berendi (Vasas Sport Club- Budapesti )   
Laszlo Budai II (Budapesti Honvéd Sport Egyesület)   
János Göröcs (Újpesti Dózsa Sport Club- Budapest) 
Lajos Csordás (Vasas Sport Club- Budapesti )   
Lajos Tichy (Budapesti Honvéd Sport Egyesület)   
Jozsef Bencsics (Újpesti Dózsa Sport Club- Budapest) 

Coach: Lajos Baroti



Photo From: (Magazine Source unknown) / Contribution From a blog viewer
(USSR squad, September 27, 1958, EC Qualifier, USSR 3-Hungary 1)




September 27, 1959
Hungary 0-USSR 1

One Eighth Finals, Second Leg

Venue: Budapest-Nepstadion
Attendance: 90,000
Referee: Jozef Kowal (Poland)
Goalscorers:
(Hunagry): None
(USSR): Yury Voynov 59
Lineups:
Hungary:
Gyula Grosics (Tatabányai Bányász Sport Club) 
Sandor Matrai  (Ferencvárosi Torna Club- Budapest)                
Ferenc Sipos (MTK (Magyar Testgyakorlók Köre)–Budapest)  
Laszlo Sarosi (Vasas Sport Club- Budapesti ) 
József Bozsik (Budapesti Honvéd Sport Egyesület)   
Antal Kotász (Budapesti Honvéd Sport Egyesület)   
Karoly Sandor (MTK (Magyar Testgyakorlók Köre)–Budapest)              
János Göröcs (Újpesti Dózsa Sport Club- Budapest) 
Florian Albert (Ferencvárosi Torna Club- Budapest)   
Lajos Tichy (Budapesti Honvéd Sport Egyesület)     
Mate Fenyvesi  dr (Ferencvárosi Torna Club- Budapest)   

Coach: Lajos Baroti

USSR:
Lev Ivanovich Yashin (Dynamo Moskva)
Vladimir Petrovich Kesarev (Dynamo Moskva)
Anatoly Maslyonkin (Spartak Moskva)
Boris Dmitrievich Kuznetsov (Dynamo Moskva)
Yury Nikolaevich Voynov (Dynamo Kiev)
Igor Aleksandrovich Netto (captain) (Spartak Moskva)
Slava Kalistratovich Metrevelli (Torpedo Moskva)
Anatoly Konstantinovich  Isayev (Spartak Moskva)
Valentin Koz’mich Ivanov (Torpedo Moskva)
Valentin Borisovich Bubukin (Lokomotiv Moskva)
Mikhail Shalvovich Meshi (Dynamo Tblissi)

Coach: Mikhail Yakushin

Note: USSR advanced with an aggregate score (4-1)


Photo From: (Magazine Source unknown) / Contribution From a blog viewer
(USSR squad, September 27, 1959, EC Qualifier, Hungary 0-USSR 1)


Photo From: (Magazine Source unknown) / Contribution From a blog viewer
(USSR squad, September 27, 1959, EC Qualifier, Hungary 0-USSR 1)




June 28, 1959
Poland 2-Spain 4

One Eighth Finals, First Leg

Venue: Chorzów- Stadion Śląski (Silesian Stadium)
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Arthur Edward Ellis (England)
Goalscorers:
(Poland): Ernest Pol 34, Lucjan Brychczy 62 
(Spain): Luis Suárez 40, 52, Alfredo di Stéfano 42, 56
Lineups:
Poland:
Tomasz Stefaniszyn (Warszawski Klub Sportowy Gwardia Warszawa)
Henryk Szczepański (LKS (Lodzki Klub Sportowy)-Lodz)    
Roman Korynt (Budowlany Klub Sportowy Lechia Gdańsk) 
Jerzy Woźniak (Wojskowy Klub Sportowy Legia Warszawa)    
Marceli Strzykalski (Wojskowy Klub Sportowy Legia Warszawa)    
Edmund Zientara (captain) (Wojskowy Klub Sportowy Legia Warszawa)      
Ernest Pol (Klub Sportowy Górnik Zabrze)     
Lucjan Brychczy (Wojskowy Klub Sportowy Legia Warszawa)     
Stanisław Hachorek (Warszawski Klub Sportowy Gwardia Warszawa)
Jan Liberda (Towarzystwo Sportowe Polonia Bytom) 
Krzysztof Baszkiewicz (Warszawski Klub Sportowy Gwardia Warszawa)

FA Captain: Czesław Krug
Coach: Tadeusz Foryś
Other Substitutes :
Ginter Gawlik (Klub Sportowy Górnik Zabrze)     
Jan Gawroński,
Zbigniew Szarzyński (Warszawski Klub Sportowy Gwardia Warszawa)
Edward Szymkowiak (Towarzystwo Sportowe Polonia Bytom) 
Kazimierz Trampisz (Towarzystwo Sportowe Polonia Bytom) 

Spain:
Antonio Ramallets Simon (Club de Fútbol Barcelona)
Fernando Olivella Pons (Club de Fútbol Barcelona)
Jesus Garay Vecino (Club Atlético de Bilbao)
Sigfrido Gracia Royo (Club de Fútbol Barcelona)
Joan Segarra Iracheta (captain) (Club de Fútbol Barcelona)
Enric Gensana Mercies (Club de Fútbol Barcelona)
Justo Tejada Martinez (Club de Fútbol Barcelona)
Enrique Mateos Mancebo (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol)
Alfredo Di Stefano (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol)
Luis Suarez Miramontes (Club de Fútbol Barcelona)
Francisco Gento Lopez (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol)

Managers: José Luis Costa Cenzano, Ramón Gabilondo Alberdi, José Luis Lasplazas
Coach: Helenio Herrera Gávillan


Photo from: Marca, June 29, 1959
(June 28, 1959, EC Qualifier, Poland 2-Spain 4)



Photo from: Marca, June 29, 1959
(June 28, 1959, EC Qualifier, Poland 2-Spain 4)



Photo from: Bialo Czerwoni 1921-2001, Author Andrzej Gowarzewski
(Poland squad, June 28, 1959, EC Qualifier, Poland 2-Spain 4)



October 14, 1959
Spain 3-Poland 0

One Eighth Finals, Second Leg

Venue: Madrid- Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Károly Baila (Hungary)
Goalscorers:
(Spain): Alfredo di Stéfano 31, Enric Gensana 70, Francisco Gento 86
(Poland): None 
Lineups:
Spain:
Antonio Ramallets Simon (Club de Fútbol Barcelona)
Fernando Olivella Pons (Club de Fútbol Barcelona)
Jesus Garay Vecino (Club Atlético de Bilbao)
Sigfrido Gracia Royo (Club de Fútbol Barcelona)
Joan Segarra Iracheta (captain) (Club de Fútbol Barcelona)
Enric Gensana Mercies (Club de Fútbol Barcelona)
Justo Tejada Martinez (Club de Fútbol Barcelona)
Ladislao Kubala Stecz (Club de Fútbol Barcelona)
Alfredo Di Stefano (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol)
Luis Suarez Miramontes (Club de Fútbol Barcelona)
Francisco Gento Lopez (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol)

Managers: José Costa, Ramón Gabilondo, José Lasplazas
Coach: Helenio Herrera Gávillan

Poland:
Tomasz Stefaniszyn (Warszawski Klub Sportowy Gwardia Warszawa)
Henryk Szczepański (LKS (Lodzki Klub Sportowy)-Lodz)      
Roman Korynt  (Budowlany Klub Sportowy Lechia Gdańsk) 
Fryderyk Monica (Gwardyjskie Towarzystwo Sportowe Wisla Krakow)  
Witold Majewski (ZKS (Zaglebie Klub Sportowy) Stal Sosnowiec)
Henryk Grzybowski (Wojskowy Klub Sportowy Legia Warszawa)    
Edmund Zientara (captain) (Wojskowy Klub Sportowy Legia Warszawa)      
Ernest Pol (Klub Sportowy Górnik Zabrze)     
Stanisław Hachorek (Warszawski Klub Sportowy Gwardia Warszawa)
Zbigniew Szarzyński (Warszawski Klub Sportowy Gwardia Warszawa)
Krzysztof Baszkiewicz (Warszawski Klub Sportowy Gwardia Warszawa)

FA Captain: Czesław Krug
Coach: Tadeusz Foryś
Other Substitutes :
Jan Gawroński (Warszawski Klub Sportowy Gwardia Warszawa)
Konrad Kornek,
Jan Liberda (Towarzystwo Sportowe Polonia Bytom)   
Antoni Nieroba (Klub Sportowy Ruch Chorzów)  
Marceli Strzykalski (Wojskowy Klub Sportowy Legia Warszawa)    

Note: Spain advanced with an aggregate score (7-2)


Photo From: Marca, October 15, 1959
(October 14, 1959, EC Qualifier, Spain 3-Poland 0)


Photo From: Marca, October 15, 1959
(October 14, 1959, EC Qualifier, Spain 3-Poland 0)



Photo From: Marca, October 15, 1959
(October 14, 1959, EC Qualifier, Spain 3-Poland 0)


Photo From: Todo Sobre La Seleccion Espanola, Felix Martialay, 2006
(Spain squad, October 14, 1959, EC Qualifier, Spain 3-Poland 0)





November 2, 1958
Romania 3-Turkey 0

One Eighth Finals, First Leg

Venue: Bucureşti (Bucharest) -Stadionul 23 August        
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Gottfried Dienst (Switzerland)
Goalscorers:
(Romania): Nicolae Oaida 62, Gheorghe Constantin 77, Constantin Dinulescu 81
(Turkey): None
Lineups:
Romania:
Costica Toma (captain) (CCA (Casa Centrala Armetei)- Bucureşti)       
Corneliu Popa (Clubul Sportiv Dinamo Bucureşti)   
Alexandru Karikas (Progresul Bucuresti)
Dumitru Macri (Clubul Sportiv Rapid- Bucureşti)   
Vasile Alexandru (Clubul Sportiv Dinamo Bucureşti)   
Ion Nunweiller (Clubul Sportiv Dinamo Bucureşti)   
Nicolae Oaida (Progresul Bucuresti)
Gheorghe Constantin (CCA (Casa Centrala Armetei)- Bucureşti)       
Constantin Dinulescu (Progresul Bucuresti)
Haralambrie Eftimie (Dinamo Bacau)
Nicolae Tataru (CCA (Casa Centrala Armetei)- Bucureşti)       

Coach: Augustin Botescu

Turkey:
Turgay Şeren (Galatasaray Spor Kulübü–Istanbul) 
İsmail Kurt (Galatasaray Spor Kulübü–Istanbul) 
Basri Dirimlili (Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü –Istanbul)
Mustafa Ertan (Muhafızgücü Spor Kulübü- Ankara)        
Naci Erdem (Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü –Istanbul) 
Ahmet Berman (Besiktas Jimnastik Kulübü–Istanbul)   
Hilmi Kiremitçi (Vefa Simtel Spor Kulübü-Istanbul)
Can Bartu (Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü –Istanbul) 
Metin Oktay (Galatasaray Spor Kulübü–Istanbul) 
Kadri Aytaç-KG,
Lefter Küçükandonyadis (Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü –Istanbul)

Note: Can Bartu replaced the injured Turgay Şeren at 77th minute in the net.



April 26, 1959
Turkey 2-Romania 0

One Eighth Finals, Second Leg

Venue: Ístanbul –Mihat Pasha Stadyumu
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Borce Nedelkovski (Yugoslavia)
Goalscorers:
(Turkey): Lefter Küçükandonyadis 11 pen, 54
(Romania): None
Lineups:
Turkey:
Özcan Arkoç (Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü –Istanbul)
İsmail Kurt (Galatasaray Spor Kulübü–Istanbul)
Basri Dirimlili (Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü –Istanbul)
Mustafa Ertan (Muhafızgücü Spor Kulübü- Ankara)        
Naci Erdem (Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü –Istanbul) 
Ahmet Berman (Besiktas Jimnastik Kulübü–Istanbul)
Hilmi Kiremitçi (Vefa Simtel Spor Kulübü-Istanbul)
Can Bartu (Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü –Istanbul) 
Suat Mamat (Galatasaray Spor Kulübü–Istanbul) 
Lefter Küçükandonyadis (Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü –Istanbul)
Kadri Aytaç-KG

Romania:
Costica Toma (captain) (CCA (Casa Centrala Armetei)- Bucureşti)       
Corneliu Popa (Clubul Sportiv Dinamo Bucureşti)   
Alexandru Karikas (Progresul Bucuresti)
Valeriu Soare (Progresul Bucuresti)
Emerich Jenei(CCA (Casa Centrala Armetei)- Bucureşti)       
Ion Nunweiller (Clubul Sportiv Dinamo Bucureşti)   
Nicolae Oaida (Progresul Bucuresti)
Vasile Alexandru (Clubul Sportiv Dinamo Bucureşti)   
Ion Alecsandrescu (CCA (Casa Centrala Armetei)- Bucureşti)       
Francisc Zavoda (CCA (Casa Centrala Armetei)- Bucureşti)       
Vasile Aanghel (Clubul Sportiv Dinamo Bucureşti)   

Coach: Augustin Botescu

Note: Romania advanced with an aggregate score (3-2)



September 23, 1959
Denmark 2-Czechoslovakia 2

One Eighth Finals, First Leg

Venue: København (Copenhagen)- Idrætsparken
Attendance: 34,200
Referee: Johan Bronkhorst (Holland)
Goalscorers:
(Denmark): Poul Pedersen 15, Bent Hansen 19
(Czechoslovakia): Ladislav Kacani 26, Milan Dolinsky 42   
Lineups:
Denmark:
Per Funch Jensen (KB-Kjøbenhavns Boldklub-Copenhagen)
Erling Linde Larsen (Boldklubben 1909-Odense)
Poul Jensen (Vejle Boldklub)
Bent Hansen (Boldklubben 1903-Copenhagen)
Hans Christian Nielsen (AGF-Aarhus Gymnastik Forening af 1880)
Erik Pondal Jensen (AB-Akademisk Boldklub-Copenhagen)
Poul Pedersen (captain) (AIA (Arbejdernes Idrætsklub Aarhus)- Aarhus)
John Danielsen (Boldklubben 1909-Odense)
Harald Nielsen (Frederikshavn forenede Idrætsklubber)
Henning Enoksen (Vejle Boldklub)
Jorn Sorensen (KB-Kjøbenhavns Boldklub-Copenhagen)

Coach:  Arne Sorensen

Czechoslovakia:
Imrich Stacho (DSO Spartak Trnava)
Jiri Tichy (CH (Cervena hviezda) Bratislava)  
Jan Popluhar (Slovan NV (Národný výbor) Bratislava) 
Ladislav Novák (VTJ Dukla Praha)   
Stefan Matlak (CH (Cervena hviezda) Bratislava)  
Titus Bubernik (CH (Cervena hviezda) Bratislava)  
Ladislav Pavlovic (TJ Tatran Presov)
Adolf Scherer (CH (Cervena hviezda) Bratislava)  
Vlastimil Bubnik (RH (Rudá hvezda) Brno)  
Ladislav Kacani (CH (Cervena hviezda) Bratislava)  
Milan Dolinsky (CH (Cervena hviezda) Bratislava)  

Coach: Rudolf Vytlacil

Photo From: se Lvickem na prsou-Authors O.Bartunek, J.Kalat
(Czechoslovakia squad, September 23, 1959, EC Qualifier, Denmark 2-Czechoslovakia 2)



October 18, 1959
Czechoslovakia 5-Denmark 1

One Eighth Finals, Second Leg

Venue: Brno -Za Luzankami Stadion       
Attendance: 31,217
Referee: Helmuth Köhler (Austria)
Goalscorers:
(Czechoslovakia): Titus Bubernik 40, 56, Adolf Scherer 49, 86, Milan Dolinsky 62   
(Denmark): John Kramer 32
Lineups:
Czechoslovakia:
Viliam Schrojf (Slovan NV (Národný výbor) Bratislava) 
Jiri Tichy (CH (Cervena hviezda) Bratislava)  
Jan Popluhar (Slovan NV (Národný výbor) Bratislava) 
Ladislav Novák (VTJ Dukla Praha)   
Svatopluk Pluskal (VTJ Dukla Praha)   
Titus Bubernik (CH (Cervena hviezda) Bratislava)  
Ladislav Pavlovic (TJ Tatran Presov)
Pavel Molnar (Slovan NV (Národný výbor) Bratislava) 
Anton Moravcík (Slovan NV (Národný výbor) Bratislava) 
Adolf Scherer (CH (Cervena hviezda) Bratislava)  
Milan Dolinsky (CH (Cervena hviezda) Bratislava)  

Coach: Rudolf Vytlacil

Denmark:
Erling Sorensen (Vejle Boldklub)
Richard Moller Nielsen (Odense Boldklub)
Poul Jensen (Vejle Boldklub)
Bent Hansen (Boldklubben 1903-Copenhagen)
Hans Christian Nielsen (AGF-Aarhus Gymnastik Forening af 1880)
Flemming Nielsen (AB-Akademisk Boldklub-Copenhagen)
Poul Pedersen (captain) (AIA (Arbejdernes Idrætsklub Aarhus)- Aarhus)
John Kramer (B 1901 (Nykøbing Falster Boldklub af 1901)
Henning Enoksen (Vejle Boldklub)
John Danielsen (Boldklubben 1909-Odense)
Jorn Sorensen (KB-Kjøbenhavns Boldklub-Copenhagen)

Coach:  Arne Sorensen


Note: Czechsolovakia advanced with an aggregate score (7-3)


Photo From: se Lvickem na prsou-Authors O.Bartunek, J.Kalat
(Czechoslovakia squad, October 18, 1959, EC Qualifier, Czechoslovakia 5-Denmark 1)





October 1, 1958
France 7-Greece 1

One Eighth Finals, First Leg

Venue: Paris -Parc des Princes        
Attendance: 37,590
Referee: Gottfried Dienst (Switzerland) 
Goalscorers:
(France): Raymond Kopa 23, Just Fontaine 25, 85’, Thadée Cisowski 29, 68, Jean Vincent 61, 87
(Greece): Ilias Yfantis 47       
Lineups:
France:
Dominique Colonna (Stade de Reims -Champagne 
Raymond Kaelbel (Association Sportive de Monaco)  
André Lerond (Olympique Lyonnais)
Armand Penverne (captain) (Stade de Reims -Champagne 
Maurice Lafont (Nîmes Olympique) 
Jean-Jacques Marcel (Olympique de Marseille)
Yvon Douis (Lille Olympique Sporting Club -Lille Métropole)    
Raymond Kopa (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol / Spain) 
Just Fontaine (Stade de Reims -Champagne 
Thadée Cisowski (Racing Club de Paris) 
Jean Vincent (Stade de Reims -Champagne

Coach: Albert Batteux
Other Substitutes :
François Remetter (Limoges Football Club)   
Roger Marche (Racing Club de Paris) 
Stanislas Dombeck (Stade Rennais Université Club)   

Greece:
Savvas Theodoridis (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas)   
Takis Papoulidis (Panionios Gymnasticós Sillegós Smyrnis-Athinas)   
Kostas Linoxylakis (captain) (Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos-Athinas)   
Mimis Stefanakos (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas)   
Kostas Polychroniou (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas)   
Takis Loukanidis (Gymnasticós Sillegós Drámas Dóxa)
Lakis Emmanoulidis (AEK (Athlitiki Enosis Konstantinoupolis)-Athina)  
Kostas Nestoridis (AEK (Athlitiki Enosis Konstantinoupolis)-Athina)  
Dimitris Theofanis (Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos-Athinas)   
Ilias Yfantis (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas)   
Ioannis Cholevas (Gymnastikós Sillegós Apollon Athina-Smyrni)  

Coach: Rino Matrini (Italy)


Photo From: L’Equipe, L’Equipe de France de Football, la Belle Histoire
(October 1, 1958, EC Qualifier, France 7-Greece 1)


Photo From: Football Magazine, Issue 3, April 1960
(Raymond Kopa, October 1, 1958, EC Qualifier, France 7-Greece 1)


Photo From: Les Bleus, Le livre official de l'equiep de France, Author: Dominique Grimault, 1997
(France squad, October 1, 1958, EC Qualifier, France 7-Greece 1)



December 3, 1958
Greece 1-France 1

One Eighth Finals, Second Leg

Venue: Athens- Apostolos Nikolaidis (Leoforos Alexandras)(Panathinaikos)      
Attendance: 26,000
Referee: Vicenzo Orlandini (Italy) 
Goalscorers:
(Greece): Roger Marche (own goal) 85 
(France): Stéphane Bruey 71
Lineups:
Greece:
Savvas Theodoridis (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas)   
Takis Papoulidis (Panionios Gymnasticós Sillegós Smyrnis-Athinas)   
Kostas Linoxylakis (captain) (Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos-Athinas)   
Sotiris Aggelopoulos (Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos-Athinas)   
Kostas Polychroniou (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas)   
Ioannis Nembidis (Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos-Athinas)   
Georgios Sideris (A.P.S.( Athlitikos Podosferikos Syllogos) Atromitos Zarouchleika Patra)
Andreas Papaemmanouil (Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos-Athinas)   
Ilias Yfantis (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas)   
Kostas Nestoridis (AEK (Athlitiki Enosis Konstantinoupolis)-Athina)  
Stelios Psychos (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas)   

Coach: Antonis Migiakis

France:
Claude Abbes (Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne -Loire)  
Raymond Kaelbel (Association Sportive de Monaco)    
Roger Marche (captain) (Racing Club de Paris) 
René Ferrier (Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne -Loire)  
Bruno Bollini (Racing Club de Paris) 
André Lerond (Olympique Lyonnais)
Maryan Wisnieski (Racing Club de Lens)
Roland Guillas (Girondins de Bordeaux Football Club)   
Stéphane Bruey (Sporting Club de l'Ouest d'Angers) 
Stanislas Dombeck (Stade Rennais Université Club)   
Léon Deladeriere (Football Club Nancy) 

Coach: Albert Batteux
Other Substitutes :
Georges Lamia (Olympique Gymnaste Club de Nice)     
Koczur Ferry (Olympique Gymnaste Club de Nice)   
Yvon Goujon (Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne -Loire)  

Note: France advanced with an aggregate score (8-2)


Photo From: L’Equipe, L’Equipe de France de Football, la Belle Histoire
(December 3, 1958, EC Qualifier, Greece 1-France 1)





May 20, 1959
Norway 0-Austria 1

One Eighth Finals, First Leg

Venue: Oslo, Ullevaal Stadion                 
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Werner Bergmann (East Germany)
Goalscorers:
(Norway): None
(Austria): Erich Hof 32  
Lineups:
Norway:
 Asbjorn Hansen (Sarpsborg Fotballklubb)
Arne Natland (Eik Idrettsforening-Tønsberg- Vestfold)  
Thorbjørn Svenssen (Sandefjord Ballklubb)  
Hans Jacob Mathisen (Frederikstad Fotballklubb-Ostfold)
Roar Johansen (Frederikstad Fotballklubb-Ostfold)
Tore Halvorsen (Eik Idrettsforening-Tønsberg- Vestfold)  
Bjørn Borgen (Lyn Ski- og Fotballklubben-Oslo) 
Per Kristoffersen (Frederikstad Fotballklubb-Ostfold)
Harald Hennum (Skeid –Oslo)
Kjell Kristiansen (Asker Skiklubb Fotball)   
Rolf Birger Pedersen (Brann Sportsklubben- Bergen)

Coach: Kristian Henriksen
Other Substitutes :
Sverre Andersen (Viking –Stavanger Idrettslag)  
Jack Kramner
Knut Sandengen
Roald Muggerud (Lyn Ski- og Fotballklubben-Oslo) 
Arne Legernes (Larvik Turn og Idrettsforening)

Austria:
Kurt Schmied (First Vienna Football Club 1894-Wien)
Heinrich Bullwatsch
(Wiener Sport-Club)
Karl Stotz
(Fußball Klub Austria Wien)
Erich Hasenkopf
(Wiener Sport-Club)
Gerhard Hanappi
(Sportklub Rapid Wien)
Karl Koller
(First Vienna Football Club 1894-Wien)
Walter Horak
(Wiener Sport-Club)
Adolf Knoll
(Wiener Sport-Club)
Erich Hof
(Wiener Sport-Club)
Josef Hamerl
(Wiener Sport-Club) 
Karl Skerlan
(Wiener Sport-Club)

Coach: Karl Decker


Photo From: Österreichs Fußball Länderspiele Chronik 1902 – 1993, Author: Anton Egger
(Austria squad, May 20, 1959, EC Qualfier, Norway 0-Austria 1)



September 23, 1959
Norway 5-Austria 2

One Eighth Finals, Second Leg

Venue: Wien (Vienna)-Praterstadion         
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Demostene Strathatos (Greece) 
Goalscorers:
(Austria): Erich Hof 2,26, Horst Nemec 21, 73, Karl Skerlan 60     
(Norway): Ove Ødegaard 20, 35
Lineups:
Austria:
Kurt Schmied (First Vienna Football Club 1894-Wien)
Rudolf Oslansky
(Wiener Sport-Club)
Karl Stotz
(Fußball Klub Austria Wien)
Erich Hasenkopf
(Wiener Sport-Club)
Gerhard Hanappi
(Sportklub Rapid Wien)
Karl Koller
(First Vienna Football Club 1894-Wien)
Paul Halla
(Sportklub Rapid Wien)
Erich Hof (Wiener Sport-Club)
Horst Nemec (Fußball Klub Austria Wien)
Wilhelm Huberts I
(Grazer Athletiker Klub)
Karl Skerlan
(Wiener Sport-Club)

Coach: Karl Decker

Norway:
Sverre Andersen (Viking –Stavanger Idrettslag)  
Arne Bakker (Asker Skiklubb Fotball)   
Thorbjørn Svenssen (Sandefjord Ballklubb)  
Åge Spydevold (Frederikstad Fotballklubb-Ostfold)
Arne Natland (Eik Idrettsforening-Tønsberg- Vestfold)  
Arnold Johannesen (Pors Idrettsforening)    
Åge Sørensen (Vålerengens Idrettsforening-Oslo)
Rolf Bjørn Backe (Gjøvik / Lyn Fotballklubb)    
Harald Hennum (Skeid –Oslo)
Ove Ødegaard (Odds Ballklubbs- Skien tik)  
Finn Gundersen (Skeid-Oslo)

Coach: Kristian Henriksen
Other Substitutes:
Hans Saksvik (Ranheim Idrettslag) 
Odd Oppedal (Brann Sportsklubben- Bergen)
Per Kristoffersen (Frederikstad Fotballklubb-Ostfold)
Roald Muggerud (Lyn Ski- og Fotballklubben-Oslo) 
Svein Weltz (Frigg Oslo Fotballklubb)

Note: Austria advanced with an aggregate score (6-2)


Photo From: Österreichs Fußball Länderspiele Chronik 1902 – 1993, Author: Anton Egger
(September 23, 1959, EC Qualfier, Austria 5-Norway 2)


Photo From: Österreichs Fußball Länderspiele Chronik 1902 – 1993, Author: Anton Egger
(Austria squad, September 23, 1959, EC Qualfier, Austria 5-Norway 2)




June 21, 1959
East Germany 0-Portugal 2

One Eighth Finals, First Leg

Venue: East-Berlin, Walter-Ulbricht-Stadion                 
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Alojz Obtulovic (Czechoslovakia)
Goalscorers:
(East Germany): None
(Portugal): Matateu 12, Mario Coluna 67     
Lineups:
East Germany:
Karl-Heinz Spickenagel (Zentraler ASK (Armee Sport Klub) Vorwärts Berlin)
Bringfried Müller (Sport Club Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt-Aue)    
Werner Heine (Sport Club Dynamo Berlin)
Konrad Wagner (Sport Club Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt-Aue)    
Waldemar Mühlbächer (Sport Club Dynamo Berlin)
Manfred Kaiser (Sport Club Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt-Aue)    
Horst Assmy (Zentraler ASK (Armee Sport Klub) Vorwärts Berlin)
Günter Schroter (captain) (Sport Club Dynamo Berlin)
Gerhard Vogt (Zentraler ASK (Armee Sport Klub) Vorwärts Berlin)
Lothar Meyer (Zentraler ASK (Armee Sport Klub) Vorwärts Berlin)
Günter Wirth (Zentraler ASK (Armee Sport Klub) Vorwärts Berlin)

Coach: Fritz Godicke

Portugal:
Acursio Alves Carrelo (Futebol Clube do Porto)
Virgilio Marques Mendes (Futebol Clube do Porto)
Angelo Gaspar Martins (Sport Lisboa e Benfica
Fernando Mamede Mendes (Sporting Clube de Portugal-Lisboa)
Raul Antonio Leandro de Figueiredo (Clube de Futebol ´Os Belenenses`-Lisboa)
Vicente Lucas (Clube de Futebol ´Os Belenenses`-Lisboa)
Carlos Domigos Duarte (Futebol Clube do Porto)
Antonio Dias Teixeira (Futebol Clube do Porto)
Sebastião Lucas da Fonseca ‘Matateu’ (Clube de Futebol ´Os Belenenses`-Lisboa)
Mario Esteves Coluna (Sport Lisboa e Benfica)
Domiciano Barrocal Gomes Cavem (Sport Lisboa e Benfica)

Coach: José Maria Antunes



June 28, 1959
Portugal 3-East Germany 2

One Eighth Finals, Second Leg

Venue: Porto, Estadio das Antas          
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Juan Gardeazabal Garay (Spain)
Goalscorers:
(Portugal): Mario Coluna 45, 62, Cavem 68       
(East Germany): Gerhard Vogt 47, Horst Kohle 72
Lineups:
Portugal:
Acursio Alves Carrelo (Futebol Clube do Porto)
Virgilio Marques Mendes (Futebol Clube do Porto)
Angelo Gaspar Martins (Sport Lisboa e Benfica
Fernando Mamede Mendes (Sporting Clube de Portugal-Lisboa)
Raul Antonio Leandro de Figueiredo (Clube de Futebol ´Os Belenenses`-Lisboa)
Alfredo Saul Abrantes Abreu (Sport Lisboa e Benfica
Carlos Domigos Duarte (Futebol Clube do Porto)
Antonio Dias Teixeira (Futebol Clube do Porto)
Sebastião Lucas da Fonseca ‘Matateu’ (Clube de Futebol ´Os Belenenses`-Lisboa)
Mario Esteves Coluna (Sport Lisboa e Benfica)
Domiciano Barrocal Gomes Cavem (Sport Lisboa e Benfica)

Coach: José Maria Antunes

East Germany:
Klaus Thiele (Sport Club Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt-Aue)    
Bringfried Müller (Sport Club Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt-Aue)    
Werner Heine (Sport Club Dynamo Berlin)
Konrad Wagner (Sport Club Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt-Aue)    
Werner Unger (Zentraler ASK (Armee Sport Klub) Vorwärts Berlin)
Siegfried Wolf (Sport Club Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt-Aue)    
Roland Ducke (Sport Club Motor Jena)
Günter Schroter (captain) (Sport Club Dynamo Berlin)
Gerhard Vogt (Zentraler ASK (Armee Sport Klub) Vorwärts Berlin)
Dieter Erler (Sport Club Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt-Aue)    
Horst Kohle (Zentraler ASK (Armee Sport Klub) Vorwärts Berlin)

Coach: Fritz Godicke

Note: Portugal advanced with an aggregate score (5-2)



May 31, 1959
Yugoslavia 2-Bulgaria 0

One Eighth Finals, First Leg

Venue: Beograd (Belgrade), Stadion JNA (Jugoslavenska Norodna Armia) (Stadium of the Army)             
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Mihai Popa (Romania)
Goalscorers:
(Yugoslavia): Milan Galic 1, Lazar Tasic 87
(Bulgaria): None   
Lineups:
Yugoslavia:
Vladimir Beara (Nogometni Klub Hajduk –Split)   
Bruno Belin (captain) (JSD (Jugoslovenko Sportsko Drustvo) Partizan- Beograd)    
Vasilije Sijakovic (OFK Beograd)    
Dobrosav Krstic (Fudbalski Klub Vojvodina -Novi Sad)      
Tomislav Crnkovic (Nogometni Klub Dinamo- Zagreb)         
Lazar Tasic (Fudbalski Klub Crvena zvezda (Red Star) -Beograd)  
Aleksandar Petakovic (Fudbalski Klub Radnicki- Beograd)   
Branko Zebec (JSD (Jugoslovenko Sportsko Drustvo) Partizan- Beograd)     
Milan Galic (JSD (Jugoslovenko Sportsko Drustvo) Partizan- Beograd)     
Branislav Mihajlovic (JSD (Jugoslovenko Sportsko Drustvo) Partizan- Beograd)    
Dragoslav Sekularac (Fudbalski Klub Crvena zvezda (Red Star) -Beograd)  

Coach: Aleksandar Tirnanic, Ljubomir Lovric, and Dragomir Nikolic



Bulgaria:
Georgi Spirov Naidenov (CDNA (Centralnij Dom da Narodna Armija) Sofia) 
Ilia Kirchev (Spartak Varna)
Ivan Dimitrov (Fizkulturno Druzestvo Lokomotiv –Sofia)     
Hristo Lazarov (Sportno Druzestvo Cherno more  Varna)
Kiril Rakarov (CDNA (Centralnij Dom da Narodna Armija) Sofia) 
Stoian Kitov (Fizkulturno Druzestvo Spartak-Sofia)   
Ivan Kolev (CDNA (Centralnij Dom da Narodna Armija) Sofia) 
Stefan Abadjiev (Fizkulturno Druzestvo Levski  -Sofia)   
Panaiot Panaiotov (captain) (CDNA (Centralnij Dom da Narodna Armija) Sofia) 
Bojidar Mitkov (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Spartak  Plovdiv)  
Aleksandar Vasilev (Septemvri Sofia)

Coach: Stoian Ormandjiev and  Krum Milev


October 25, 1959
Bulgaria 1-Yugoslavia 1

One Eighth Finals, Second Leg

Venue: Sofia- Vassil Levski Stadion                 
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Kurt Waldemar Tschenscher (West Germany)
Goalscorers:
(Bulgaria): Todor Diev 54     
(Yugoslavia): Muhamed Mujic 57
Lineups:
Bulgaria:
Georgi Spirov Naidenov (CDNA (Centralnij Dom da Narodna Armija) Sofia) 
Kiril Rakarov (CDNA (Centralnij Dom da Narodna Armija) Sofia) 
Manol Manolov (captain) (CDNA (Centralnij Dom da Narodna Armija) Sofia) 
Ivan Dimitrov (Fizkulturno Druzestvo Lokomotiv –Sofia)     
Dimitar Largov (Fizkulturno Druzestvo Slavia –Sofia)
Nikola Kovachev (CDNA (Centralnij Dom da Narodna Armija) Sofia) 
Todor Diev (Fizkulturno Druzestvo Spartak-Sofia)  
Georgi Sokolov (Fizkulturno Druzestvo Levski  -Sofia)   
Panaiot Panaiotov (CDNA (Centralnij Dom da Narodna Armija) Sofia) 
Dimitar Yakimov (Septemvri Sofia)
Ivan Kolev (CDNA (Centralnij Dom da Narodna Armija) Sofia) 

Coach: Stoian Ormandjiev and Krum Milev
Sent off: Nikola Kovachev 83

Yugoslavia:
Blagoje Vidinic (Fudbalski Klub Radnicki- Beograd)   
Vladimir Durkovic (Fudbalski Klub Crvena zvezda (Red Star) -Beograd)  
Fahrudin Jusufi (JSD (Jugoslovenko Sportsko Drustvo) Partizan- Beograd)    
Stevan Bena (Fudbalski Klub Vojvodina -Novi Sad)      
Tomislav Crnkovic (captain) (Nogometni Klub Dinamo- Zagreb)        
Lazar Tasic (Fudbalski Klub Crvena zvezda (Red Star) -Beograd)  
Luka Liposinovic (Nogometni Klub Dinamo- Zagreb)         
Dragoslav Sekularac (Fudbalski Klub Crvena zvezda (Red Star) -Beograd)  
Muhamed Mujic (Fudbalski Klub Velez- Mostar)
Borivoje Kostic (Fudbalski Klub Crvena zvezda (Red Star) -Beograd)  
Branislav Mihajlovic (JSD (Jugoslovenko Sportsko Drustvo) Partizan- Beograd)    

Coach: Aleksandar Tirnanic, Ljubomir Lovric, and Dragomir Nikolic
Sent off: Dragoslav Sekularac 63

Note: Yugoslavia advanced with an aggregate score (3-1)


III.          Quarter Finals

On May 20th, 1960, USSR were scheduked to host Spain at Moscow, with the return leg scheduled at Madrid on June 10th, 1960.
Due to the refusal of Spain on political grounds, the Soviets were awarded the match (3-0) and advanced to the Finals stage.


May 22, 1960
Romania 0-Czechoslovakia 2

Quarter Finals, First Leg

Venue: Bucureşti (Bucharest) -Stadionul 23 August
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Andor Dorogi (Hungary)
Goalscorers:
(Romania): None   
(Czechoslovakia): Josef Masopust 8, Vlastimil Bubnik 45
Lineups:
Romania:
Petre Mindru (Progresul Bucureşti)    
Corneliu Popa (Clubul Sportiv Dinamo Bucureşti)   
Alexandru Apolzan (captain) (CCA (Casa Centrala Armetei)- Bucureşti)       
Valeriu Soare (Progresul Bucureşti)    
Emerich Jenei (CCA (Casa Centrala Armetei)- Bucureşti)       
Ion Nunweiller (Clubul Sportiv Dinamo Bucureşti)   
Emanoil Hasoti (Steagul rosu-Brasov)
Gavril Raksi (CCA (Casa Centrala Armetei)- Bucureşti)       
Viorel Mateianu (Stiinta Cluj )
Haralambie Eftimie (Clubul Sportiv Dinamo Bucureşti)   
Nicolae Tataru (CCA (Casa Centrala Armetei)- Bucureşti)       

Coach: Augustin Botescu

Czechoslovakia:
Imrich Stacho (DSO Spartak Trnava)   
Jozef Bomba (TJ Tatran Presov)   
Jan Popluhár (Slovan NV (Národný výbor) Bratislava)   
Ladislav Novák (VTJ Dukla Praha)   
Titus Bubernik (CH (Cervena hviezda) Bratislava)   
Jozef Masopust (VTJ Dukla Praha)   
Ladislav Pavlovic (TJ Tatran Presov)   
Josef Vojta (Sokol Spartak Sokolovo Praha)      
Andrej Kvasnak (TJ Jednota Kosice)
Vlastimil Bubnik (RH (Rudá hvezda) Brno)
Milan Dolinsky (CH (Cervena hviezda) Bratislava)  

Coach: Rudolf Vytlacil.


Photo From: se Lvickem na prsou-Authors O.Bartunek, J.Kalat
(Czechoslovakia squad, May 22, 1960, EC Qualifier, Romania 0-Czechoslovakia 2)



May 29, 1960
Czechoslovakia 3-Romania 0

Quarter Finals, Second Leg

Venue: Bratislava - Tehelné Pole Stadion
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Leif Gulliksen (Norway)
Goalscorers:
(Czechoslovakia): Titus Bubernik 1, 15, Vlastimil Bubnik 17
(Romania): None   
Lineups:
Czechoslovakia:
Viliam Schrojf (Slovan NV (Národný výbor) Bratislava)   
Jozef Bomba (TJ Tatran Presov)   
Jan Popluhár (Slovan NV (Národný výbor) Bratislava)   
Ladislav Novák (VTJ Dukla Praha)   
Titus Bubernik (CH (Cervena hviezda) Bratislava)   
Jozef Masopust (VTJ Dukla Praha)   
Ladislav Pavlovic (TJ Tatran Presov)   
Josef Vojta (Sokol Spartak Sokolovo Praha)      
Andrej Kvasnak (Sokol Spartak Sokolovo Praha)     
Vlastimil Bubnik (RH (Rudá hvezda) Brno)
Milan Dolinsky (CH (Cervena hviezda) Bratislava)   

Coach: Rudolf Vytlacil

Romania:
Petre Mindru (Progresul Bucureşti)    
Corneliu Popa (Clubul Sportiv Dinamo Bucureşti)   
Alexandru Fronea (Petrolul Ploiesti) 
Valeriu Soare (Progresul Bucureşti)    
Vasile Alexandru (Clubul Sportiv Dinamo Bucureşti)   
Ion Nunweiller (Clubul Sportiv Dinamo Bucureşti)   
Gheorghe Cacoveanu (CCA (Casa Centrala Armetei)- Bucureşti)       
Gheorghe Constantin (CCA (Casa Centrala Armetei)- Bucureşti)       
Constantin Dinulescu (Progresul Bucureşti)    
Viorel Mateianu (Stiinta Cluj )
Nicolae Tataru (captain) (CCA (Casa Centrala Armetei)- Bucureşti)       

Coach: Augustin Botescu

Note: Czechoslovakia advanced with an aggregate score (5-0)

Photo From: se Lvickem na prsou-Authors O.Bartunek, J.Kalat
(Czechoslovakia squad, May 29, 1960, EC Qualifier, Czechoslovakia 3-Romania 0)





December 13, 1959
France 5-Austria 2

Quarter Finals, First Leg

Venue: Paris (Stade de Colombes)-Stade Olympique          - Stade Yves du Manoir  
Attendance: 43,775
Referee: Manuel Asensi (Spain) 
Goalscorers:
(France): Just Fontaine 6,18,70, Jean Vincent 38,80  
(Austria): Walter Horak 40, Rudolf Pichler 65
Lineups:
France:
Georges Lamia (Olympique Gymnaste Club de Nice)   
Jean Wendling (Stade de Reims -Champagne 
Roger Marche (captain) (Racing Club de Paris)
Armand Penverne (Red Star Olympique Audonien-Paris) 
Robert Jonquet (Stade de Reims -Champagne 
René Ferrier (Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne -Loire)  
François Heutte (Racing Club de Paris)
Raymond Kopa (Stade de Reims -Champagne 
Just Fontaine (Stade de Reims -Champagne 
Lucien Muller (Stade de Reims -Champagne 
Jean Vincent (Stade de Reims -Champagne

Coach: Albert Batteux
Other Substitutes :
François Remetter (Limoges Football Club)   
Raymond Kaelbel (Association Sportive de Monaco)  
Guy Sénac (Racing Club de Paris)
Yvon Douis (Le Havre Athletic Club)  

Austria:
Kurt Schmied (First Vienna Football Club 1894-Wien)
Paul Halla
(Sportklub Rapid Wien)
Karl Stotz
(Fußball Klub Austria Wien)
Karl Nickerl
(First Vienna Football Club 1894-Wien)
Gerhard Hanappi
(Sportklub Rapid Wien)
Karl Koller
(First Vienna Football Club 1894-Wien)
Walter Horak
(Wiener Sport-Club)
Helmut Senekowitsch
(First Vienna Football Club 1894-Wien)
Horst Nemec
(Fußball Klub Austria Wien)
Rudolf Pichler (Wiener
Neustadt)
Karl Hofer
(Linzer Athletik-Sportklub)

Coach: Karl Decker

Photo From: L’Equipe, L’Equipe de France de Football, la Belle Histoire
(Lucien Muller, December 13, 1959, EC Qualifier, France 5-Austria 2)


Photo From: France Football, Issue 2957 bis, December 13, 2002
(December 13, 1959, EC Qualifier, France 5-Austria 2)



Photo From: Football Magazine, Issue 6, July 1960
(François Heutte , December 13, 1959, EC Qualifier, France 5-Austria 2)



Photo From: Österreichs Fußball Länderspiele Chronik 1902 – 1993, Author: Anton Egger
(Austria squad, December 13, 1959, EC Qualifier, France 5-Austria 2)





March 27, 1960
Austria 2-France 4

Quarter Finals, Second Leg

Venue: Wien (Vienna)-Praterstadion         
Attendance: 38,000
Referee: Leo Helge (Denmark) 
Goalscorers:
(Austria): Horst Nemec 26, Erich Probst 64    
(France): Jean-Jacques Marcel 46, Bernard Rahis 59, François Heutte 77, Raymond Kopa 84 pen  
Lineups:
Austria:
Rudolf Szanwald (Wiener Sport-Club)
Johann Windisch
(Wiener Sport-Club)
Guiseppe Koschier
(Admira Wacker Sportklub -Wien)
Erich Hasenkopf
(Wiener Sport-Club)
Gerhard Hanappi
(Sportklub Rapid Wien)
Karl Koller
(First Vienna Football Club 1894-Wien)
Walter Horak
(Fußball Club Wacker Innsbruck)
Paul Kozlicek
(Linzer Athletik-Sportklub)
Horst Nemec
(Fußball Klub Austria Wien)
Wilhelm Huberts I
(Grazer Athletiker Klub)
Erich Probst
(Sportverein Austria Salzburg)

Coach: Karl Decker

France:
Georges Lamia (Olympique Gymnaste Club de Nice)   
Jean Wendling (Stade de Reims -Champagne 
Bruno Rodzik (Stade de Reims -Champagne  
Jean-Jacques Marcel (Sporting Club de Toulon et du Var)   
Raymond Kaelbel (Association Sportive de Monaco)  
René Ferrier (Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne -Loire)  
Pierre Grillet (Racing Club de Paris)
Lucien Muller (Stade de Reims -Champagne 
François Heutte (Racing Club de Paris)
Raymond Kopa (captain) (Stade de Reims -Champagne
Bernard Rahis (Nîmes Olympique)

Coach: Alex Thépot
Other Substitutes :
Dominique Colonna (Stade de Reims -Champagne 
Georges Peyroche (Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne -Loire)  
Henri Skiba (Nîmes Olympique)

Note: France advanced with an aggregate score (9-4)


Photo From: L’Equipe, L’Equipe de France de Football, la Belle Histoire
(Jean-Jacques Marcel, March 27, 1960, EC Qualifier, Austria 2-France 4)



Photo From: Football Magazine, Issue 3, April 1960
(March 27, 1960, EC Qualifier, Austria 2-France 4)


Photo From: Football Magazine, Issue 3, April 1960
(March 27, 1960, EC Qualifier, Austria 2-France 4)


Photo From: Football Magazine, Issue 3, April 1960
(March 27, 1960, EC Qualifier, Austria 2-France 4)


Photo From: Football Magazine, Issue 3, April 1960
(March 27, 1960, EC Qualifier, Austria 2-France 4)



Photo From: Österreichs Fußball Länderspiele Chronik 1902 – 1993, Author: Anton Egger
(Austria squad, March 27, 1960, EC Qualifier, Austria 2-France 4)



May 8, 1960
Portugal 2-Yugoslavia 1

Quarter Finals, First Leg

Venue: Lisbon-Estadio Nacional
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Joseph Barberan (France)
Goalscorers:
(Portugal): Santana 29, Matateu 69
(Yugoslavia): Borivoje Kostic 89    
Lineups:
Portugal:
Acursio Alves Carrelo (Futebol Clube do Porto)
Virgilio
Marques Mendes (Futebol Clube do Porto)
Germano de Figueiredo (Atlético Clube de Portugal-Lisboa)
David Abrão Julio (Sporting Clube de Portugal-Lisboa)
Angelo Gaspar Martins (Sport Lisboa e Benfica)
Fernando Mamede Mendes (Sporting Clube de Portugal-Lisboa)
Mario Esteves Coluna (Sport Lisboa e Benfica)
Hernani Ferreira da Silva (Futebol Clube do Porto
Joaquim Santana Silva Guimarães (Sport Lisboa e Benfica)
Sebastião Lucas da Fonseca ‘Matateu’ (Clube de Futebol ´Os Belenenses`-Lisboa
Domiciano Barrocal Gomes Cavem (Sport Lisboa e Benfica)

Coach: José Maria Antunes      

Yugoslavia:
Milutin Soskic (JSD (Jugoslovenko Sportsko Drustvo) Partizan- Beograd)    
Vladimir Durkovic (Fudbalski Klub Crvena zvezda (Red Star) -Beograd) 
Fahrudin Jusufi (JSD (Jugoslovenko Sportsko Drustvo) Partizan- Beograd)      
Ante Zanetic (Nogometni Klub Hajduk –Split) 
Tomislav Crnkovic (captain) (Nogometni Klub Dinamo- Zagreb)  
Zeljko Perusic (Nogometni Klub Dinamo- Zagreb)  
Dragoslav Sekularac (Fudbalski Klub Crvena zvezda (Red Star) -Beograd)   
Muhamed Mujic (Fudbalski Klub Velez- Mostar)   
Brnako Zebec (Fudbalski Klub Crvena zvezda (Red Star) -Beograd) 
Milan Galic (JSD (Jugoslovenko Sportsko Drustvo) Partizan- Beograd)    
Borivoje Kostic (Fudbalski Klub Crvena zvezda (Red Star) -Beograd) 

Coach: Aleksandar Tirnanic, Ljubomir Lovric, and Dragomir Nikolic


May 22, 1960
Yugoslavia 5-Portugal 1

Quarter Finals, Second Leg

Venue: Beograd (Belgrade), Stadion JNA (Jugoslavenska Norodna Armia) (Stadium of the Army)   
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Josef Stoll (Austria)
Goalscorers:
(Yugoslavia): Dragoslav Sekularac 8, Zvezdan Cebinac 44, Borivoje Kostic Kostic 50, 88, Milan Galic 79      
(Portugal): Cavem 29
Lineups:
Yugoslavia:
Milutin Soskic (JSD (Jugoslovenko Sportsko Drustvo) Partizan- Beograd)    
Vladimir Durkovic (Fudbalski Klub Crvena zvezda (Red Star) -Beograd) 
Fahrudin Jusufi (JSD (Jugoslovenko Sportsko Drustvo) Partizan- Beograd)    
Ante Zanetic (Nogometni Klub Hajduk –Split)
Zarko Nikolic (Fudbalski Klub Vojvodina -Novi Sad)
Zeljko Perusic (Nogometni Klub Dinamo- Zagreb)  
Zvezdan Cebinac (JSD (Jugoslovenko Sportsko Drustvo) Partizan- Beograd)    
Tomislav Knez (Fudbalski Klub Borac Banja Luka) 
Dragoslav Sekularac (Fudbalski Klub Crvena zvezda (Red Star) -Beograd) 
Milan Galic (JSD (Jugoslovenko Sportsko Drustvo) Partizan- Beograd)    
Borivoje Kostic (captain) (Fudbalski Klub Crvena zvezda (Red Star) -Beograd) 

Coach: Aleksandar Tirnanic , Ljubomir Lovric , and Dragomir Nikolic


Portugal:
Acursio Alves Carrelo (Futebol Clube do Porto)
Virgilio
Marques Mendes (Futebol Clube do Porto)
Germano de Figueiredo (Atlético Clube de Portugal-Lisboa)
David Abrão Julio (Sporting Clube de Portugal-Lisboa)
Mario João (Sport Lisboa e Benfica)
Fernando Mamede Mendes (Sporting Clube de Portugal-Lisboa)
Mario Esteves Coluna (Sport Lisboa e Benfica)
Hernani Ferreira da Silva (Futebol Clube do Porto
Joaquim Santana Silva Guimarães (Sport Lisboa e Benfica)
Sebastião Lucas da Fonseca ‘Matateu’ (Clube de Futebol ´Os Belenenses`-Lisboa
Domiciano Barrocal Gomes Cavem (Sport Lisboa e Benfica)

Coach: José Maria Antunes      


Note: Yugoslavia advanced with an aggregate score (6-3)


Photo From : World Soccer, April 1962
(Bora Kostic scoring with Germano unable to stop him, May 22, 1960, EC Qualifier, Yugoslavia 5-Portugal 1)



Photo From : World Soccer, November 1960
(Yugoslavia squad, May 22, 1960, EC Qualifier, Yugoslavia 5-Portugal 1)



Photo From : World Soccer, May 1961
(Portugal squad, May 22, 1960, EC Qualifier, Yugoslavia 5-Portugal 1)