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1968 European Nations Cup - Irish Qualifying Campaign

In the 1968 European Nations Cup (now known as the European Championship) only four teams qualified for the Finals. For the 1968 soccer tournament UEFA introduced qualifying groups for the first time.

In an era when the Republic of Ireland soccer team was chosen by a selection committee the Irish were drawn in a four team group for the first time ever. For the third qualifying campaign in the 1960's Ireland was drawn against Spain, and for a second time in the decade versus Czechoslovakia.

Ireland beat Turkey at Dalymount Park, and lost the away match in Istanbul, by an identical 2-1 score line. Strangely Ireland lost 0-2 at home to Czechoslovakia yet the Irish won 1-2 in Prague through goals from Ray Treacy, Turlough O'Connor. The old nemesis Spain beat the Irish, 2-0, in Valencia and earned a 0-0 draw in Dublin at Dalymount.

Spain topped the group on eight points (two points were awarded for a win in those days) and Ireland finished in third place on five points - two points behind the former Czechoslovakia, and just one point above bottom-placed Turkey.

1968 European Nations Cup Qualifying Campaign - Group Table

European Nations Cup 1968 - Qualifying Group 1
Goals F
Goals A

Republic of Ireland 1968 Nations Cup Qualifying Campaign - Match Results

23/10/1966: Dalymount Park, Dublin: Ireland 0-0 Spain

16/11/1966: Dalymount Park, Dublin: Ireland 2-1 Turkey
Frank O'Neill 60, Andy McEvoy 74
/ Ogun 88

07/12/1966: Valencia: Spain 2-0 Ireland

Jose Maria 21, Pirri 35

01/02/1967: Istanbul: Turkey 0-0 Spain

22/02/1967: Ankara: Turkey 2-1 Ireland
Ayhan 35, Ogun 79 / Noel Cantwell 89

21 May 1967: Dalymount Park, Dublin: Ireland 0-2 Czechoslovakia

Szikora 16, Masny 47

31/05/1967: Bilbao: Spain 2-0 Turkey

18/06/1967: Bratislava: Czechoslovakia 3-0 Turkey

01/10/1967: Prague: Czechoslovakia 1-0 Spain

22/10/1967: Madrid: Spain 2-1 Czechoslovakia

15/11/1967: Ankara: Turkey 0-0 Czechoslovakia

22/11/1967: Prague: Czechoslovakia 1-2 Ireland
Demsey 57 (og) / Ray Treacy 65, Turlough O'Connor 86

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