Was Czechoslovakia more successful at the European Championships than at the World Cup?


Alex Blower

Yes Czechoslovakia are more successful at the European Championships than at the World Cup, having won the 1976 edition of the tournament in Yugoslavia as well as coming third in the 1960 and 1980 editions of the competition.

Czechoslovakia’s win was famous for breaking up Germany’s dominance of the competition, with the team winning 5-3 on penalties after Panenka famous chipped his kick down the centre of the goal.

In comparison, Czechoslovakia’s best performance at the World Cup came in the 1938 and 1990 editions of the t
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