1976 UEFA European Under-18 Championship

The UEFA European Under-18 Championship 1976 Final Tournament was held in Hungary. It also served as the European qualification for the 1977 FIFA World Youth Championship.

1976 UEFA European Under-18 Championship
Tournament details
Host countryHungary
Dates28 May – 6 June
Teams16
Final positions
Champions Soviet Union (3rd title)
Runners-up Hungary
Third place Spain
Fourth place France
1975
1977

QualificationEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Republic of Ireland   0–1   Netherlands 0–0 0–1
Wales   (a)3–3   England 0–1 3–2
Luxembourg   0–2   Iceland 0–1 0–1
Northern Ireland   w.o.   Scotland
Denmark   3–1   Poland 1–1 2–0
East Germany   1–3   Soviet Union 1–1 0–2
Norway   1–3   Finland 0–2 1–1
Sweden   1–1(a)   West Germany 1–1 0–0
Belgium   2–4   Italy 2–2 0–2
Switzerland   (a)1–1   Portugal 0–0 1–1
Malta   1–4   France 1–3 0–1
Liechtenstein   1–9   Spain 1–5 0–4
Romania   2–4   Czechoslovakia 1–1 1–3
Yugoslavia   4–4 (6-5p)   Bulgaria 2–2 2–2
Austria   1–2   Turkey 1–1 0–1

TeamsEdit

The following teams qualified for the tournament:

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Hungary 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 4
  Wales 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 4
  Yugoslavia 3 1 0 2 6 7 –1 2
  Italy 3 1 0 2 3 4 –1 2


28 May Wales   2–1   Yugoslavia
Hungary   2–1   Italy
30 May Italy   2–1   Yugoslavia
Hungary   1–0   Wales
1 June Yugoslavia   4–3   Hungary
Wales   1–0   Italy

Group BEdit

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Spain 3 2 1 0 5 0 +5 5
  Switzerland 3 1 2 0 1 0 +1 4
  Iceland 3 0 2 1 0 3 –3 2
  Turkey 3 0 1 2 0 3 –3 1


28 May Spain   2–0   Turkey
Switzerland   0–0   Iceland
30 May Turkey   0–0   Iceland
Spain   0–0   Switzerland
1 June Spain   3–0   Iceland
Switzerland   1–0   Turkey

Group CEdit

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  France 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 5
  West Germany 3 2 0 1 5 6 –1 4
  Czechoslovakia 3 1 0 2 4 5 –1 2
  Finland 3 0 1 2 1 3 –2 1


28 May West Germany   2–1   Finland
France   2–1   Czechoslovakia
30 May France   3–0   West Germany
Czechoslovakia   1–0   Finland
1 June West Germany   3–2   Czechoslovakia
France   0–0   Finland

Group DEdit

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Soviet Union 3 3 0 0 8 0 +8 6
  Denmark 3 2 0 1 8 7 +1 4
  Netherlands 3 1 0 2 4 6 –2 2
  Northern Ireland 3 0 0 3 3 10 –7 0


28 May Soviet Union   3–0   Netherlands
Denmark   5–3   Northern Ireland
30 May Netherlands   3–0   Northern Ireland
Soviet Union   3–0   Denmark
1 June Denmark   3–1   Netherlands
Soviet Union   2–0   Northern Ireland

SemifinalsEdit

Hungary  1 – 1  France
Penalties
4 – 3
Soviet Union  3 – 0  Spain

Third place matchEdit

Spain  3 – 0  France

FinalEdit

Soviet Union  1 – 0  Hungary


 1976 UEFA European Under-18 Championship 
 
Soviet Union
Third title

Qualification to World Youth ChampionshipEdit

The following teams qualified for the 1977 FIFA World Youth Championship:
Semifinalists:

Qualification unclear:

External linksEdit