European Football Championship 1960 / France - Fußball-Europameisterschaft 2000/Frankreich
There were no qualifying groups for this first edition of the European Championship, but the four participants in the final tournament were played in a preliminary round - in which Czechoslovakia prevailed against Ireland - and the subsequent round of 16 and quarter-finals in the knockout system (each with a return and return games). These preliminary rounds began after the 1958 World Cup and lasted until June 1960.
France knocked out Greece in the round of 16 , making it 7-1 in the first leg in Paris (October 1958) - the Bleus scorers were Vincent , Fontaine , Cisowski (2 each) and Kopa - so that in Athens (December 1958 ) a 1: 1 (hit by Bruey ) was enough.
In the quarter-finals the opponent was Austria . Once again, France initially had home rights and won in December 1959 with 5: 2 (3 goals by Fontaine, 2 by Vincent). In March 1960 in Vienna, the Equipe tricolore had the upper hand 4-2, with Marcel , Rahis, Heutte and Kopa successfully represented the missing scorers from the first leg. Thus, the host country of the final round was also involved in the sport.
|Number / name||Association at the time||birthday||Games||Tore|
|Georges Lamia||OGC Nizza||14.03.1933||1||0|
|Jean Taillandier||Racing Paris||22.01.1938||1||0|
|André Chorda||OGC Nizza||20.02.1938||1||0|
|Robert Herbin||AS Saint-Etienne||30.03.1939||1||0|
|Robert Jonquet||Reims stadium||03.05.1925||1||0|
|Bruno Rodzik||Reims stadium||29.05.1935||2||0|
|Jean Wendling||Reims stadium||29.04.1934||1||0|
|René Ferrier||AS Saint-Etienne||07.12.1936||1||0|
|Jean-Jacques Marcel||SC Toulon||13.06.1931||2||0|
|Robert Siatka||Reims stadium||20.06.1934||1||0|
|Yvon Douis||Le Havre AC||16.05.1935||1||0|
|Pierre Grillet||Racing Paris||21.03.1932||0||0|
|François Heutte||Racing Paris||21.02.1938||2||2|
|Lucien Muller||Reims stadium||03.09.1934||1||0|
|Paul Sauvage||FC Limoges||17.03.1939||0||0|
|Michel Stievenard||Racing Lens||21.09.1937||2||0|
|Jean Vincent||Reims stadium||29.11.1930||2||1|
|Maryan Wisnieski||Racing Lens||01.02.1937||2||1|
|Georges Verriest (Coach)||15.07.1909|
French team games
The French suffered numerous injured players, in particular the failure of its three former Reims striker Stars Kopa , Piantoni and the World Cup scorer Fontaine and the "tragic hero" Cisowski missed that after the World Cup 1958 and the European Championship 1960: "Instead of his Heldenelf from 1958 Batteux had to… send a hopeful rump team to the field ”. 
Am 6. Juli im Parc des Princes von Paris vor 26.370 Suschauern; SR: Grandain (Belgium): 0: 1 Galić (11th), 1: 1 Vincent (12th), 2: 1 Heutte (43rd) - 3: 1 Wisnieski (52nd), 3: 2 Žanetić (55th). ), 4: 2 Heutte (62nd), 4: 3 Knez (75th), 4: 4 Jerkovic (78th), 4: 5 Jerkovic (79th)
3rd place match
- Hardy Greens : European Football Championship encyclopedia. 1960 - 2008. AGON Sportverlag, Kassel 2004, ISBN 3-89784-241-6 .
- L'Équipe / Gérard Ejnès: The beautiful story. The French football team. The Team, Issy-les-Moulineaux 2004 ISBN 2-951-96053-0
- Grüne, S. 28