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1982 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

The 1982 UEFA European Under-21 Championship was the 3rd staging of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship. The qualifying stage spanned two years (1980–82) and had 26 entrants. West Germany competed in the competition for the first time. England U-21s won the competition.

1982 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
Tournament details
Dates23 February – 24 May
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions England (1st title)
Runners-up West Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played14
Goals scored41 (2.93 per match)
Top scorer(s)West Germany Pierre Littbarski (6 goals)
Best player(s)West Germany Rudi Völler[1]
1980
1984

The 26 national teams were divided into eight groups (six groups of 3 + two groups 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 3rd-place playoff.

Qualifying stageEdit

DrawEdit

The allocation of teams into qualifying groups was based on that of 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification with several changes, reflecting the absence of some nations:

Qualifying Group 1
Standing Country P W D L F A Pts
1   West Germany 6 5 0 1 15 5 10
2   Bulgaria 6 5 0 1 7 5 10
3   Austria 6 1 1 4 3 9 3
4   Finland 6 0 1 5 4 10 1
  • Finland 0-1 Bulgaria
  • Finland 1-2 Austria
  • Bulgaria 1-0 W.Germany
  • W. Germany 4-0 Austria
  • Bulgaria 1-0 Finland
  • Finland 1-2 W. Germany
  • Austria 1-2 Bulgaria
  • Austria 0-0 Finland
  • W. Germany 4-2 Finland
  • Austria 0-1 W. Germany
  • Bulgaria 1-0 Austria
  • W.Germany 4-1 Bulgaria
Qualifying Group 2
Standing Country P W D L F A Pts
1   France 4 3 0 1 7 4 6
2   Belgium 4 2 0 2 4 4 4
3   Cyprus 4 1 0 3 4 7 2
  • France 3-1 Cyprus
  • Belgium 2-1 Cyprus
  • Cyprus 0-1 Belgium
  • France 1-0 Belgium
  • Belgium 1-2 France
  • Cyprus 2-1 France
Qualifying Group 3
Standing Country P W D L F A Pts
1   Soviet Union 4 1 3 0 1 0 5
2   Czechoslovakia 4 1 2 1 4 2 4
3   Turkey 4 1 1 2 2 5 3
  • Czechoslo. 3-0 Turkey
  • Turkey 2-1 Czechoslo.
  • USSR 1-0 Turkey
  • Turkey 0-0 USSR
  • USSR 0-0 Czecho.
  • Czechoslo. 0-0 USSR
Qualifying Group 4
Standing Country P W D L F A Pts
1   England 6 4 1 1 12 5 9
2   Hungary 6 3 0 3 12 9 6
3   Romania 6 2 1 3 9 12 5
4    Switzerland 6 1 2 3 5 12 4
  • Romania 4-0 England
  • England 5-0 Switzerland
  • England 3-0 Romania
  • Switzerland 0-1 Hungary
  • Hungary 4-2 Romania
  • Switzerland 0-0 England
  • Hungary 1-2 England
  • Romania 2-1 Hungary
  • Romania 1-1 Switz.
  • Hungary 5-1 Switzerland
  • Switz. 3-0 Romania
  • England 2-0 Hungary
Qualifying Group 5
Standing Country P W D L F A Pts
1   Italy 4 3 0 1 5 2 6
2   Yugoslavia 4 2 1 1 4 2 5
3   Greece 4 0 1 3 2 7 1
  • Italy 1-0 Yugoslavia
  • Greece 1-3 Italy
  • Yugoslavia 1-1 Greece
  • Yugoslavia 1-0 Italy
  • Italy 1-0 Greece
  • Greece 0-2 Yugoslavia
Qualifying Group 6
Standing Country P W D L F A Pts
1   Scotland 4 2 1 1 7 4 5
2   Denmark 4 1 2 1 4 4 4
3   Sweden 4 1 1 2 3 6 3
  • Sweden 2-0 Scotland
  • Denmark 2-1 Sweden
  • Scotland 2-1 Denmark
  • Sweden 0-0 Denmark
  • Scotland 4-0 Sweden
  • Denmark 1-1 Scotland
Qualifying Group 7
Standing Country P W D L F A Pts
1   Poland 4 4 0 0 11 3 8
2   Norway 4 1 1 2 5 6 3
3   East Germany 4 0 1 3 4 11 1
  • Norway 0-1 Poland
  • E. Germany 0-4 Norway
  • E. Germany 2-3 Poland
  • Norway 1-1 E. Germany
  • Poland 3-1 E. Germany
  • Poland 4-0 Norway
Qualifying Group 8
Standing Country P W D L F A Pts
1   Spain 4 4 0 0 13 3 8
2   Netherlands 4 2 0 2 4 4 4
3   Luxembourg 4 0 0 4 2 12 0
  • Netherlands 0-2 Spain
  • Spain 4-1 Luxembourg
  • Netherlands 1-0 Luxem.
  • Luxembourg 1-5 Spain
  • Luxem. 0-2 Netherlands
  • Spain 2-1 Netherlands

Qualified teamsEdit

Country Qualified as Previous appearances in tournament1
  West Germany Group 1 winner 0 (Debut)
  France Group 2 winner 0 (Debut)
  Soviet Union Group 3 winner 1 (1980)
  England Group 4 winner 2 (1978, 1980)
  Italy Group 5 winner 2 (1978, 1980)
  Scotland Group 6 winner 1 (1980)
  Poland Group 7 winner 0 (Debut)
  Spain Group 8 winner 0 (Debut)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year

Knockout stagesEdit

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
                                   
  Italy 0 0 0  
  Scotland 1 0 1  
    Scotland 0 1 1  
    England 1 1 2  
  Poland 1 2 3
  England 2 2 4  
    England 3 2 5
    West Germany 1 3 4
  France 0 2 2  
  Soviet Union 0 4 4  
    Soviet Union 3 0 3
    West Germany 4 5 9  
  Spain 1 0 1
  West Germany 0 2 2  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1982: Rudi Völler". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 1 June 1982. Retrieved 29 June 2015.

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