european football championship 1992

The 1992 UEFA European Football Championship final tournament was was the ninth European Championships and was held in Sweden between 10 and 26 June 1992. Denmark defeated Germany 2-0 in the final at Ullevi, Gothenburg claiming their first title.

Denmark qualified for the finals only after after Yugoslavia were disqualified as a result of United Nations sanctions following the breakup of the country and the ensuing war.

Host selection

Sweden were confirmed as hosts of the ninth European Championship finals beating the challenge of Spain at a meeting of UEFA's organising committee in Zurich on 16 December 1988.


Qualifying

Thirty four UEFA members entered the qualification tournament for the 1992 UEFA European Football Championship with Sweden qualifying automatically as hosts. San Marino and Faroe Islands entered the competition for the first time.

The teams were drawn into six groups of five teams and one group of four teams. The group winners would qualify for the tournament proper.

Wales were drawn in Group 5 alongside West Germany, Belgium, East Germany and Luxembourg, but following the draw East Germany withdrew following the reunification of Germany with the unified team taking over West Germany's fixtures meaning Group 5 also became a four team group.

Uefa qualifying group 5

no.datescorescorers (wales)venuematch type
42617/10/1990Wales 3-1 BelgiumRush, Saunders, M HughesArms Park, CardiffECQ
 31/10/1990Luxembourg 2-3 Germany Stade Josy Barthel, LuxembourgECQ
42714/11/1990Luxembourg 0-1 WalesRushStade Josy Barthel, LuxembourgECQ
 27/02/1991Belgium 3-0 Luxembourg Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, BrusselsECQ
42927/03/1991Belgium 1-1 WalesSaundersStade Constant Vanden Stock, BrusselsECQ
 01/05/1991Germany 1-0 Belgium Niedersachsenstadion, HanoverECQ
43205/06/1991Wales 1-0 GermanyRushArms Park, CardiffECQ
 11/09/1991Luxembourg 0-2 Belgium Stade Josy Barthel, LuxembourgECQ
43416/10/1991Germany 4-1 WalesBodinFrankenstadion, NuremburgECQ
43513/11/1991Wales 1-0 LuxembourgBodinArms Park, CardiffECQ
 20/11/1991Belgium 0-1 Germany Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, BrusselsECQ
 18/12/1991Germany 4-0 Luxembourg Ulrich Haberland Stadium, LeverkusenECQ

Group standings

  PWDLFAPts
1.Germany650113410
2.Wales6411869
3.Belgium6213765
4.Luxembourg60062140

Wales and the 1992 European Championship

Wales were drawn in Group 5 alongside West Germany, Belgium, East Germany and Luxembourg, but following the draw East Germany withdrew following the reunification of Germany with the unified team taking over West Germany's fixtures meaning Group 5 also became a four team group.