The Soviet Union and its Successor States in the European Championship and Asian Cup

The Soviet Union and its Successor States in the European Championship and Asian Cup

         

The first European Championship, held in France in 1960, was won by the Soviet Union who would go on to reach the final a further three times. This summer, the competition will be played in one of the Soviet Union’s fifteen successor states for the first time as Ukraine co-host with Poland. This represents a milestone for Eastern Europe. Five games will be played in Donetsk, 17° further east than finals matches have ever been played before (Belgrade in 1976 being the previous eastern limit).

This graphic depicts the achievements of the Soviet Union and its successor states in the European Championship and, for the teams that joined the Asian Football Confederation, the Asian Cup. You can view the image below or click on it to see an enlarged version in a new tab.