UEFA Euro 1980
Campionato Europeo di Calcio 1980 (in Italian)
UEFA Euro 1980 official logo
|Venue(s)||4 (in 4 host cities)|
|Goals scored||27 (1.93 per match)|
|Attendance||345,463 (24,676 per match)|
The 1980 UEFA European Football Championship final tournament was held in Italy. This was the sixth
This was the first European Championship in which eight teams, rather than four, contested the final tournament.
 On 17 October 1977
Because of the expanded format, the final tournament went through some changes as well. Two groups of four teams each were created; each team would play all others within their group. The winners of the groups would go straight to the final (there were no semi-finals), while the runners-up disputed the third place match.
The tournament generally failed to draw much enthusiasm from spectators and TV viewers. Attendance was generally poor except for matches involving the