|Europamästerskapet i fotboll|
UEFA Euro 1992 official logo
Small is Beautiful
|Venue(s)||4 (in 4 host cities)|
|Goals scored||32 (2.13 per match)|
|Attendance||430,111 (28,674 per match)|
(3 goals each)
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.
The Union of European Football Associations is the administrative body for association football, futsal and beach soccer in Europe, although several member states are primarily or entirely located in Asia. It is one of six continental confederations of world football's governing body FIFA. UEFA consists of 55 national association members.
Denmark won the 1992 championship. The team had qualified only after Yugoslavia was disqualified as a result of the breakup and warfare in the country. Eight national teams contested the finals tournament.
The Denmark national football team represents Denmark in association football and is controlled by the Danish Football Association (DBU), the governing body for the football clubs which are organized under DBU. Denmark's home ground is Parken Stadium in the Østerbro district of Copenhagen, and their head coach is Åge Hareide.
The Yugoslavia national football team represented the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, and the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in association football. It enjoyed success in international competition. In 1992, during the Yugoslav wars, the team was suspended from international competition as part of a United Nations sanction. In 1994, when the boycott was lifted, it was succeeded by the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia national football team.
The breakup of Yugoslavia occurred as a result of a series of political upheavals and conflicts during the early 1990s. After a period of political and economic crisis in the 1980s, constituent republics of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia split apart, but the unresolved issues caused bitter inter-ethnic Yugoslav wars. The wars primarily affected Bosnia and Herzegovina, neighboring parts of Croatia and some years later, Kosovo.
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.
The CIS national football team was a transitional national team of the Football Federation of the Soviet Union in 1992. It was accepted that the team would represent the Commonwealth of Independent States.
The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 30 December 1922 to 26 December 1991. Nominally a union of multiple national Soviet republics, its government and economy were highly centralized. The country was a one-party state, governed by the Communist Party with Moscow as its capital in its largest republic, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. Other major urban centres were Leningrad, Kiev, Minsk, Alma-Ata, and Novosibirsk. It spanned over 10,000 kilometres east to west across 11 time zones, and over 7,200 kilometres north to south. It had five climate zones: tundra, taiga, steppes, desert and mountains.
The Soviet Union national football team was the national football team of the Soviet Union.
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, which was brought in immediately after the tournament was completed. When the next competition was held in 1996, 16 teams were involved and were awarded 3 points for a win.
In association football, the back-pass rule prohibits the goalkeeper from handling the ball in most cases when it is passed to them by a team-mate. It is described in Law 12, Section 2 of the Laws of the Game.
On 16 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.
The Universal Exposition of Seville took place from Monday, April 20 to Monday, October 12, 1992 on La Isla de La Cartuja, Seville, Spain. The theme for the Expo was "The Age of Discovery" and over 100 countries were represented. The total amount of land used for the Expo was 215 hectares and the total number of visitors was 41,814,571. Although not related, the exposition ran at the same time as the smaller Genoa Expo '92.
The 1992 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event celebrated in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain from July 25 to August 9, 1992.
Seven of the eight teams had to qualify for the final stage; Sweden qualified automatically as hosts of the event.The 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.
The Sweden national football team represents Sweden in association football and is controlled by the Swedish Football Association, the governing body for football in Sweden. Sweden's home ground is Friends Arena in Stockholm and the team is coached by Janne Andersson. From 1945 to late 1950s, they were considered one of the greatest teams in Europe.
The dissolution of the Soviet Union occurred on 26 December 1991, officially granting self-governing independence to the Republics of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). It was a result of the declaration number 142-Н of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union. The declaration acknowledged the independence of the former Soviet republics and created the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), although five of the signatories ratified it much later or did not do so at all. On the previous day, 25 December, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, the eighth and final leader of the USSR, resigned, declared his office extinct and handed over its powers—including control of the Soviet nuclear missile launching codes—to Russian President Boris Yeltsin. That evening at 7:32 p.m., the Soviet flag was lowered from the Kremlin for the last time and replaced with the pre-revolutionary Russian flag.
The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is a regional intergovernmental organization of 10 post-Soviet republics in Eurasia formed following the dissolution of the Soviet Union. It has an area of 20,368,759 km² and has an estimated population of 239,796,010. The CIS encourages cooperation in economical, political and military affairs and has certain powers to coordinate trade, finance, lawmaking and security. It has also promoted cooperation on cross-border crime prevention.
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.
|Team||Qualified as||Qualified on||Previous appearances in tournament|
|Host||16 December 1988||0 (debut)|
|Group 1 winner||12 October 1991||2 ( 1960 , 1984 )|
|Group 7 winner||13 November 1991||3 (1968, 1980, 1988)|
|Group 3 winner||13 November 1991||5 ( 1960 , 1964, 1968, 1972, 1988)|
|Group 2 winner||13 November 1991||0 (debut)|
|Group 5 winner||20 November 1991||5 ( 1972 , 1976, 1980 , 1984, 1988 )|
|Group 6 winner||4 December 1991||3 (1976, 1980, 1988 )|
|Group 4 runner-up||31 May 1992||3 (1964, 1984, 1988)|
|Capacity: 44,000||Capacity: 40,000|
|Capacity: 30,000||Capacity: 23,000|
Each national team had to submit a squad of 20 players.
Adidas Etrusco Unico was used as the official match ball of the tournament. The ball was previously used in the 1990 FIFA World Cup.
|Hubert Forstinger||Johann Möstl||Alois Pemmer||France 1–2 Denmark|
|Guy Goethals||Pierre Mannaerts||Robert Surkjin||Scotland 0–2 Germany|
|Alexey Spirin||Victor Filippov||Andrei Butenko||Sweden 1–1 France|
|Peter Mikkelsen||Arne Paltoft||Jørgen Ohmeyer||Netherlands 0–0 CIS|
|Gérard Biguet||Marc Huguenin||Alain Gourdet||CIS 1–1 Germany|
|Aron Schmidhuber||Joachim Ren||Uwe Ennuschat||Sweden 1–0 Denmark|
|Sándor Puhl||László Varga||Sándor Szilágyi||France 0–0 England|
| Pierluigi Pairetto |
|Domenico Ramicone||Maurizio Padovan|| Netherlands 3–1 Germany |
Sweden 2–3 Germany (Semi-final)
|John Blankenstein||Jan Dolstra||Robert Overkleeft||Denmark 0–0 England|
|José Rosa dos Santos||Valdemar Aguiar Pinto Lopes||Antonio Guedes Gomes De Carvalho||Sweden 2–1 England|
|Emilio Soriano Aladrén||Francisco García Pacheco||José Luis Iglesia Casas||Netherlands 2–2 Denmark (Semi-final)|
|Bo Karlsson||Lennart Sundqvist||Bo Persson||Netherlands 1–0 Scotland|
| Kurt Röthlisberger |
|Zivanko Popović||Paul Wyttenbach|| Scotland 3–0 CIS |
Denmark 2–0 Germany (Final)
|Frans van den Wijngaert|
|Kim Milton Nielsen|
|Mario van der Ende|
|Jorge Emanuel Monteiro Coroado|
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.
All times are local, CEST (UTC+2).
If two or more teams finished level on points after completion of the group matches, the following tie-breakers were used to determine the final ranking:
|1||3||2||1||0||4||2||+2||5||Advance to knockout stage|
| Sweden ||1–1|
| J. Eriksson ||Report|| Papin |
| Denmark ||0–0|
| Sweden ||1–0|
| Brolin ||Report|
| Sweden ||2–1|
|Report|| Platt |
|1||3||2||1||0||4||1||+3||5||Advance to knockout stage|
| Netherlands ||1–0|
| Bergkamp ||Report|
| CIS ||1–1|
| Dobrovolski ||Report|| Häßler |
| Scotland ||0–2|
| Netherlands ||3–1|
|Report|| Klinsmann |
In the knockout phase, extra time and a penalty shoot-out were used to decide the winner if necessary.
As with every tournament since UEFA Euro 1984, there was no third place play-off.
All times are local, CEST (UTC+2).
|22 June – Gothenburg|
|26 June – Gothenburg|
|21 June – Solna|
| Sweden ||2–3|
There were 32 goals scored in 15 matches, for an average of 2.13 goals per match.
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.
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.
|Global sponsors||Event sponsors|
The 1958 FIFA World Cup, the sixth staging of the World Cup, was hosted by Sweden from 8 to 29 June. The tournament was won by Brazil, who beat Sweden 5–2 in the final in the Stockholm suburb of Solna for their first title. The tournament is also notable for marking the debut on the world stage of a then 17-year-old Pelé.
The 1982 season in Swedish football, starting January 1982 and ending December 1982:
The 1983 season in Swedish football, starting January 1983 and ending December 1983:
The 1987 season in Swedish football, starting January 1987 and ending December 1987:
The 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship began on 15 June 2009, and was the 17th UEFA European Under-21 Championship. This was the first tournament after the competition reverted to a two-year format, following the single-year 2006–07 competition, which allowed the change to odd-numbered years. Sweden hosted the final tournament in June 2009; therefore, their under-21 team qualified automatically. Players born on or after 1 January 1986 were eligible to play in this competition.
The Denmark–Sweden football rivalry is a highly competitive sports rivalry that exists between the national men's football teams of Denmark and Sweden. The clashes between the two neighbouring countries has since the very first match in 1913 attracted large crowds that have witnessed several spectacular games and controversial incidents, despite the fact that the two teams very seldom have met in any of the larger international football tournaments. Sweden leads the series 45–18–40.
Group 1 of UEFA Euro 1992 was one of only two groups in the final tournament's initial group stage. It began on 10 June and was completed on 17 June. The group consisted of hosts Sweden, fellow Scandinavians Denmark, France and England.
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The knockout stage of UEFA Euro 1992 was a single-elimination tournament involving the four teams that qualified from the group stage of the tournament. There were two rounds of matches: a semi-final stage leading to the final to decide the champions. The knockout stage began with the quarter-finals on 21 June and ended with the final on 26 June 1992 at the Ullevi in Gothenburg. Denmark won the tournament with a 2–0 victory over Germany.
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Denmark have participated in eight UEFA European Football Championships, and won the tournament once. In the final of Euro 1992 in Sweden, their 2–0 victory over Germany resulted in their first major tournament title.
Sweden have appeared at six UEFA European Championships, between 1992 and 2016. Their best result so far has been the fourth-place finish at home in 1992, where they lost 2–3 in their semi-final against Germany (2–3).
Group 2 of the UEFA Euro 1968 qualifying tournament was one of the eight groups to decide which teams would qualify for the UEFA Euro 1968 finals tournament. Group 2 consisted of four teams: Bulgaria, Portugal, Sweden, and Norway, where they played against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The group winners were Bulgaria, who finished 4 points above Portugal.
The Nordic Cup was a cup competition for club teams from Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden staged on one occasion, starting in June 1959 and ending on 31 July 1962.
The knockout stage of the 1958 FIFA World Cup was the second and final stage of the competition, following the group stage. The knockout stage began on 19 June with the quarter-finals and ended on 29 June 1958 with the final match, held at the Råsunda Stadium in Solna. The top two teams from each group advanced to the knockout stage to compete in a single-elimination style tournament. A third place play-off also was played between the two losing teams of the semi-finals.
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