1992 UEFA European Football Championship
Europamästerskapet i fotboll
Sverige 1992

UEFA Euro 1992 official logo
Small is Beautiful
Tournament details
Host country Sweden
Dates10 June – 26 June
Teams8
Venue(s)(in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Denmark (1st title)
Runner-up Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored32 (2.13 per match)
Attendance430,111 (28,674 per match)
Top scorer(s)Flag of Netherlands Dennis Bergkamp
Flag of Sweden Tomas Brolin
Flag of Denmark Henrik Larsen
Flag of Germany Karl-Heinz Riedle
(3 goals each)
1988
1996

The 1992 UEFA European Football Championship was hosted by Sweden between 10 and 26 June 1992. It was the ninth European Football Championship, which is held every four years and supported by UEFA.

Denmark won the 1992 championship, one of the country's few major football triumphs. The team had qualified only as a result of the breakup and warfare in Yugoslavia. Eight national teams contested the finals tournament.

Also present at the tournament was the CIS national football team (Commonwealth of Independent States), representing the recently dissolved Soviet Union whose national team had qualified for the tournament. It was also the first major tournament at which the reunified Germany (who were beaten 2–0 by Denmark in the final) had competed.

It was to be the last tournament with only eight participants, the last to award the winner of a match with only two points, and the last tournament before the introduction of the back-pass rule.

Bid process

On 17 December 1988, Sweden was chosen over Spain to host the event, following a decision made by the UEFA Executive Committee. Spain was at a disadvantage as they had already been chosen to host the EXPO 1992 and the 1992 Summer Olympic Games.

Summary

Seven of the eight teams had to qualify for the final stage; Sweden qualified automatically as hosts of the event. Soviet Union qualified for the finals shortly before the break-up of the country, and took part in the tournament under the banner of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), before the former Soviet republics formed their own national teams after the competition. The CIS team represented the following ex-Soviet republics: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, and Tajikistan. Four out of 15 ex-republics were not members of the CIS: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania did not send their players; Georgia was not a member of the CIS at the time, but Georgian Kakhaber Tskhadadze was a part of the squad.

Originally, Yugoslavia qualified for the final stage, but due to the Yugoslav wars, the team was disqualified and their qualifying group's runner-up, Denmark, took part in the championship. They shocked the continent when Peter Schmeichel saved Marco van Basten's penalty in the semi-final penalty shoot-out against the Netherlands, thus defeating the defending European champions. The shock was compounded when Denmark went on to defeat the reigning world champions Germany 2–0 to win the European title.

Qualification

Main article: UEFA Euro 1992 qualifying

Qualified teams

Country Qualified as Date qualification was secured Previous appearances in tournament1, 2
 Sweden 00 Hosts 2 February 1990 0 (debut)
 France 04 Group 1 winner 12 October 1991 2 (1960, 1984)
 Scotland 07 Group 2 winner 13 November 1991 0 (debut)
 CIS3 01 Group 3 winner6 13 November 1991 6 (1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1988)6
 Denmark DNQ4 30 May 1992 (11 days before start of tournament) 3 (1964, 1984, 1988)
 Germany 05 Group 5 winner 20 November 1991 5 (1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988)5
 Netherlands 06 Group 6 winner 4 December 1991 3 (1976, 1980, 1988)
 England 03 Group 7 winner 13 November 1991 3 (1968, 1980, 1988)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year
2 Italic indicates host for that year
3 Replaced Soviet Union
4 Did not qualify but replaced Yugoslavia, who were under sanctions by the UN Security Council Resolution 757 and thus banned from appearing. Denmark were group 4 runners-up

Venues

Gothenburg Stockholm
Ullevi Råsunda Stadium
Capacity: 44,000 Capacity: 40,000
Nyaullevi.jpg Råsunda Stadium.jpg
Malmö Norrköping
Malmö Stadion Idrottsparken
Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 23,000
Malmö stadion.jpg Norrkopings idrottspark.jpg

Match ball

Etrvsco Unico, a different version of the Adidas Etrusco Unico, was used as the official match ball of the tournament.

Match officials

Country Referee Assistants Matches refereed
Flag of Austria Austria Hubert Forstinger Johann Möstl Alois Pemmer France 1–2 Denmark
Flag of Belgium Belgium Guy Goethals Pierre Mannaerts Robert Surkjin Scotland 0–2 Germany
 CIS Alexey Spirin Victor Filippov Andrei Butenko Sweden 1–1 France
Flag of Denmark Denmark Peter Mikkelsen Arne Paltoft Jorgen Ohmeyer Netherlands 0–0 CIS
Flag of France France Gérard Biguet Marc Huguenin Alain Gourdet CIS 1–1 Germany
Flag of Germany Germany Aron Schmidhuber Joachim Ren Uwe Ennuschat Sweden 1–0 Denmark
Flag of Hungary Hungary Sándor Puhl László Varga Sándor Szilágyi France 0–0 England
Flag of Italy Italy Pierluigi Pairetto
Tullio Lanese
Domenico Ramicone Maurizio Padovan Netherlands 3–1 Germany
Sweden 2–3 Germany (Semi-final)
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands John Blankenstein Jan Dolstra Robert Overkleeft Denmark 0–0 England
Flag of Portugal Portugal José Rosa dos Santos Valdemar Aguiar Pinto Lopes Antonio Guedes Gomes De Carvalho Sweden 2–1 England
Flag of Spain Spain Emilio Soriano Aladrén Francisco García Pacheco José Luis Iglesia Casas Netherlands 2–2 Denmark (Semi-final)
Flag of Sweden Sweden Bo Karlsson Lennart Sundqvist Bo Persson Netherlands 1–0 Scotland
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Kurt Röthlisberger
Bruno Galler
Zivanko Popović Paul Wyttenbach Scotland 3–0 CIS
Denmark 2–0 Germany (Final)
Fourth officials
Country Fourth officials
Flag of Austria Austria Gerhard Kapl
Flag of Belgium Belgium Frans van den Wijngaert
 CIS Vadim Zhuk
Flag of Denmark Denmark Kim Milton Nielsen
Flag of France France Rémi Harrel
Flag of Germany Germany Karl-Josef Assenmacher
Flag of Hungary Hungary Sándor Varga
Flag of Italy Italy Tullio Lanese
Pierluigi Pairetto
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Mario van der Ende
Flag of Portugal Portugal Jorge Emanuel Monteiro Coroado
Flag of Sweden Sweden Leif Sundell
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Bruno Galler
Kurt Röthlisberger

Results

All times local (UTC+2)

Group stage

The teams finishing in the top two positions in each of the two groups progress to the semi-finals, while the bottom two teams in each group were eliminated from the tournament.

Group 1

Main article: UEFA Euro 1992 Group 1
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Sweden 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 5
 Denmark 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 3
 France 3 0 2 1 2 3 –1 2
 England 3 0 2 1 1 2 –1 2
10 June 1992
Sweden  1–1  France
11 June 1992
Denmark  0–0  England
14 June 1992
France  0–0  England
Sweden  1–0  Denmark
17 June 1992
Sweden  2–1  England
France  1–2  Denmark

Group 2

Main article: UEFA Euro 1992 Group 2
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Netherlands 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 5
 Germany 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 3
 Scotland 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 2
 CIS 3 0 2 1 1 4 –3 2
12 June 1992
Netherlands  1–0  Scotland
CIS  1–1  Germany
15 June 1992
Scotland  0–2  Germany
Netherlands  0–0  CIS
18 June 1992
Netherlands  3–1  Germany
Scotland  3–0  CIS

Knockout stage

Main article: UEFA Euro 1992 knockout stage
Semi-finals Final
21 June – Solna
  Sweden 2  
  Germany 3  
 
26 June – Gothenburg
      Germany 0
    Denmark 2
22 June – Gothenburg
  Netherlands 2 (4)
  Denmark (pen.) 2 (5)  

Semi-finals

21 June 1992 (1992-06-21)
20:15
Sweden  2–3  Germany Råsunda Stadium, Solna
Attendance: 28,827
Referee: Tullio Lanese (Italy)
Brolin Goal 64' (pen.)
K. Andersson Goal 89'
Report Häßler Goal 11'
Riedle Goal 59'88'

22 June 1992 (1992-06-22)
20:15
Netherlands  2–2
(a.e.t.)
 Denmark Ullevi, Gothenburg
Attendance: 37,450
Referee: Emilio Soriano Aladrén (Spain)
Bergkamp Goal 23'
Rijkaard Goal 86'
Report Larsen Goal 5'33'
  Penalties  
Koeman Soccerball shad check.png
Van Basten Missed
Bergkamp Soccerball shad check.png
Rijkaard Soccerball shad check.png
Witschge Soccerball shad check.png
4–5 Soccerball shad check.png Larsen
Soccerball shad check.png Povlsen
Soccerball shad check.png Elstrup
Soccerball shad check.png Vilfort
Soccerball shad check.png Christofte

Final

Main article: UEFA Euro 1992 Final
26 June 1992 (1992-06-26)
20:15
Denmark  2–0  Germany Ullevi, Gothenburg
Attendance: 37,800
Referee: Bruno Galler (Switzerland)
Jensen Goal 18'
Vilfort Goal 78'
Report

Statistics

Main article: UEFA Euro 1992 statistics

Goalscorers

3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Awards

UEFA Team of the Tournament
Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards
Flag of Denmark Peter Schmeichel Flag of France Jocelyn Angloma Flag of Germany Stefan Effenberg Flag of Netherlands Marco van Basten
Flag of France Laurent Blanc Flag of Netherlands Ruud Gullit Flag of Netherlands Dennis Bergkamp
Flag of Germany Andreas Brehme Flag of Germany Thomas Häßler
Flag of Germany Jürgen Kohler Flag of Denmark Brian Laudrup
Golden Boot

Marketing

Slogan and theme song

Small is Beautiful was the official slogan of the contest. The official anthem of the tournament was "More Than a Game", performed by Towe Jaarnek and Peter Jöback. It was the last tournament to use the UEFA plus flag logo, and the last before the tournament came to be known as "Euro" (it is known as "Euro 1992" only retrospectively). It was also the first major football competition in which the players had their names printed on their backs, at around the time that it was becoming a trend in club football across Europe.

Mascot

The official mascot of the competition was a rabbit named Rabbit, dressed in a Swedish football jersey, and wearing head and wristbands while playing with a ball.

Sponsorship

Global sponsors Event sponsors
Sweden

  • Adidas
  • Canon
  • Carlsberg
  • Coca-Cola
  • Disney

  • Fujifilm
  • General Motors
  • Intel
  • JVC
  • MasterCard

  • McDonald's
  • Opel
  • Philips
  • Ruhrgas
  • Sensodyne
  • Unicef
  • Föreningssparbanken
  • Saab
  • SAS
  • SJ
  • Swebus
  • Televerket

External links

UEFA Euro 1992
Stages

Group A · Group B · Group C · Group D · Group E · Group F · Knockout phase · Final

General information

Bids · Matches · Statistics · Squads · Qualification

UEFA Euro 1992 stadiums

Idrottsparken (Norrköping) · Malmö Stadion (Malmö) · Råsunda (Solna) · Ullevi (Gothenburg)

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