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The 1968 UEFA European Football Championship final tournament was held in Italy. This was the third European Football Championship, an event held every four years and organised by UEFA. The final tournament took place between 5 and 10 June 1968.

It was in this year that the tournament changed its name from the European Nations' Cup to the European Championship.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

There were also some changes in the tournament's qualifying structure, with the two-legged home-and-away knock-out stage being replaced by a group phase.

Only four countries played in the final tournament. There were semi-finals, the final and a third place match.

The hosts were only announced after the qualifying round, which meant that they had to qualify along with all the others for the final stage.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


UEFA Euro 1968 sections
Intro  Venues  Qualification  Final tournament  Statistics  References  

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The 1968 UEFA European Football Championship final tournament was held in Italy. This was the third European Football Championship, an event held every four years and organised by UEFA. The final tournament took place between 5 and 10 June 1968.

It was in this year that the tournament changed its name from the European Nations' Cup to the European Championship.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

There were also some changes in the tournament's qualifying structure, with the two-legged home-and-away knock-out stage being replaced by a group phase.

Only four countries played in the final tournament. There were semi-finals, the final and a third place match.

The hosts were only announced after the qualifying round, which meant that they had to qualify along with all the others for the final stage.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


UEFA Euro 1968 sections
Intro  Venues  Qualification  Final tournament  Statistics  References  

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: Venues
<<>>