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1980 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

The 1980 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, which spanned two years (1978–80) had 25 entrants. Cyprus and the Netherlands competed in the competition for the first time. 1978 entrants Austria did not enter. Due to 'irregularities', Turkey's first two matches were awarded (3-0) to their opponents. USSR U-21s won the competition.

1980 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
Tournament details
Dates12 February – 21 May
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions Soviet Union (1st title)
Runners-up East Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played14
Goals scored26 (1.86 per match)
Top scorer(s)Soviet Union Ramaz Shengelia (3 goals)
Best player(s)Soviet Union Anatoliy Demyanenko[1]
1978
1982

The 25 national teams were divided into eight groups (seven groups of 3 + one group of 4). The group winners played off against each other on a two-legged home-and-away basis until the winner was decided. There was no finals tournament or 3rd-place playoff.

Qualifying StageEdit

DrawEdit

The allocation of teams into qualifying groups was based on that of UEFA Euro 1980 qualifying with several changes, reflecting the absence of some nations:

Qualifying Group 1 P W D L F A Pts
1   England 4 4 0 0 11 2 8
2   Denmark 4 1 0 3 3 4 2
3   Bulgaria 4 1 0 3 2 10 2
  • Denmark 1-2 England
  • Denmark 2-0 Bulgaria
  • Bulgaria 1-3 England
  • England 1-0 Denmark
  • Bulgaria 1-0 Denmark
  • England 5-0 Bulgaria
Qualifying Group 2 P W D L F A Pts
1   Scotland 5 3 2 0 13 5 8
2   Belgium 6 2 3 1 8 4 7
3   Norway 6 1 3 2 5 12 5
4   Portugal 5 0 2 3 2 7 2
  • Belgium 4-0 Norway
  • Portugal 0-0 Belgium
  • Scotland 5-1 Norway
  • Portugal 0-3 Scotland
  • Norway 0-0 Portugal
  • Norway 2-2 Scotland
     
  • Norway 0-0 Belgium
  • Belgium 2-1 Portugal
  • Portugal 1-2 Norway
  • Belgium 0-1 Scotland
  • Scotland 2-2 Belgium
  • Scotland - Portugal
    (Not played)
Qualifying Group 3 P W D L F A Pts
1   Yugoslavia 4 2 2 0 4 2 6
2   Spain 4 1 2 1 4 2 4
3   Cyprus 4 0 2 2 1 5 2
  • Spain 0-1 Yugoslavia
  • Cyprus 0-0 Spain
  • Yugoslavia 1-0 Cyprus
  • Yugoslavia 1-1 Spain
  • Cyprus 1-1 Yugoslavia
  • Spain 3-0 Cyprus
Qualifying Group 4 P W D L F A Pts
1   East Germany 4 2 2 0 8 3 6
2   Poland 4 2 1 1 7 8 5
3   Netherlands 4 0 1 3 4 8 1
  • E. Germany 2-0 Nether.
  • Poland 1-1 E. Germany
  • Netherlands 2-3 Poland
  • E. Germany 4-1 Poland
  • Poland 2-1 Netherlands
  • Nether. 1-1 E. Germany
Qualifying Group 5 P W D L F A Pts
1   Czechoslovakia 4 3 0 1 3 1 6
2   France 4 2 1 1 3 2 5
3   Sweden 4 0 1 3 1 4 1
  • France 2-1 Sweden
  • Sweden 0-1 Czechoslo.
  • Czechoslo. 1-0 France
  • Sweden 0-0 France
  • Czechoslo. 1-0 Sweden
  • France 1-0 Czechoslo.
Qualifying Group 6 P W D L F A Pts
1   Soviet Union 4 3 1 0 8 2 7
2   Greece 4 2 0 2 5 6 4
3   Finland 4 0 1 3 2 7 1
  • Finland 0-1 Greece
  • Greece 0-3 USSR
  • Greece 3-1 Finland
  • Finland 0-2 USSR
  • USSR 2-1 Greece
  • USSR 1-1 Finland
Qualifying Group 7 P W D L F A Pts
1   Hungary 4 3 0 1 9 4 6
2   Romania 4 2 0 2 7 3 4
3   Turkey 4 1 0 3 2 11 0
  • Turkey 2-3* Hungary
  • Hungary 1-0 Romania
  • Romania 2-1* Turkey
  • Turkey 2-0 Romania
  • Hungary 5-0 Turkey
  • Romania 4-0 Hungary

(* Both matches awarded 3-0 against Turkey)

Qualifying Group 8 P W D L F A Pts
1   Italy 4 3 1 0 5 0 7
2    Switzerland 4 2 1 1 8 2 5
3   Luxembourg 4 0 0 4 1 12 0
  • Luxem. 0-3 Switzerland
  • Switzerland 0-0 Italy
  • Switzerland 5-1 Luxem.
  • Italy 1-0 Switzerland
  • Luxembourg 0-3 Italy
  • Italy 1-0 Luxembourg

Qualified teamsEdit

Country Qualified as Previous appearances in tournament1
  England Group 1 winner 1 (1978)
  Scotland Group 2 winner 0 (Debut)
  Yugoslavia Group 3 winner 1 (1978)
  East Germany Group 4 winner 1 (1978)
  Czechoslovakia Group 5 winner 1 (1978)
  Soviet Union Group 6 winner 0 (Debut)
  Hungary Group 7 winner 1 (1978)
  Italy Group 8 winner 1 (1978)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year

SquadsEdit

Knockout stagesEdit

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
                                   
  Soviet Union 3 0 3  
  Italy 1 0 1  
    Soviet Union 3 1 4  
    Yugoslavia 0 0 0  
  Czechoslovakia 1 1 2
  Yugoslavia 1 2 3  
    Soviet Union 0 1 1
    East Germany 0 0 0
  Hungary 2 0 2  
  East Germany 0 3 3  
    East Germany 2 1 3
    England 1 0 1  
  England 2 0 2
  Scotland 1 0 1  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1980: Anatoliy Demyanenko". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 1 June 1980. Retrieved 29 June 2015.

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