jeudi 9 juin 2016

UEFA Euro Championship lineups through history (1988)

Tournament held in West Germany in Hamburg, Hannover, Gelsenkirchen, Düsseldorf, Köln, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich (Final). 8 teams.

Winner, Holland or The Netherlands :


No specific side assigned to Gullit and van Basten. Gullit was turning around Basten, the centre-forward, with maybe a preference for the right side. Gullit could also drop back at midfield.

Runner-up, U.S.S.R. Typical team before the Final :

Soviet Union 1988
The Belarusian Gotsmanov played the Final. Instead of Kuznetsov, suspended. Demyanenko, who replaced Bezsonov after 35 minutes of play in the semi-finals against Italy, played the Final.
More than the half of the team was composed with Dynamo Kiev players. The Soviet Union coach, Lobanovsky, was also the coach of the Ukrainian club.

Semi-finalists :


West Germany, host and defeated by the eventual champion, Holland :

West Germany 1988

And Italy, defeated by the Soviet Union :

Italy 1988
If the Squadra Azzura really sticked to the "Zona Mista" tactics in its "pure form" during a tournament, it is here.

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