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The 1984 UEFA European Under-21 Championship was the 4th staging of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship. The qualifying stage spanned two years (1982–84), had 30 entrants. Albania, Iceland and Wales competed in the competition for the first time. England U-21s won the competition for the second time running.[2][3][4]

1984 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
Tournament details
Dates28 February – 24 May
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions England (2nd title)
Runners-up Spain
Tournament statistics
Matches played14
Goals scored37 (2.64 per match)
Top scorer(s)England Mark Hateley (6 goals)
Best player(s)England Mark Hateley[1]
1982
1986

The 30 national teams were divided into eight groups (six groups of 4 + two groups of 3). 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 third-place playoff.

Contents

Qualifying stageEdit

DrawEdit

The allocation of teams into qualifying groups was based on that of UEFA Euro 1984 qualifying tournament with several changes, reflecting the absence of some nations:

Qualifying Group 1 P W D L F A Pts
1   Scotland 6 4 2 0 11 6 10
2   East Germany 6 3 1 2 13 14 7
3   Belgium 6 2 2 2 8 6 6
4    Switzerland 6 0 1 5 10 16 1
  • Belgium 0–0 Switzerland
  • Scotland 2–0 East Germany
  • Switzerland 3–4 Scotland
  • Belgium 1–2 Scotland
  • East Germany 2–1 Belgium
  • Scotland 2–1 Switzerland
  • Belgium 4–2 East Germany
  • Switzerland 5–6 East Germany
  • East Germany 2–1 Switzerland
  • Scotland 0–0 Belgium
  • Switzerland 0–2 Belgium
  • East Germany 1–1 Scotland
Qualifying Group 2 P W D L F A Pts
1   Poland 6 3 2 1 9 3 8
2   Soviet Union 6 2 3 1 8 6 7
3   Finland 6 1 3 2 5 8 5
4   Portugal 6 1 2 3 3 8 4
  • Soviet Union 1–1 Poland
  • Finland 0–0 Poland
  • Finland 1–1 Portugal
  • Portugal 1–0 Poland
  • Soviet Union 2–2 Finland
  • Poland 4–0 Finland
  • Soviet Union 1–1 Portugal
  • Poland 2–1 Soviet Union
  • Finland 0–1 Soviet Union
  • Portugal 0–2 Finland
  • Poland 2–0 Portugal
  • Portugal 0–2 Soviet Union
Qualifying Group 3 P W D L F A Pts
1   England 6 5 0 1 13 4 10
2   Greece 6 3 2 1 6 4 8
3   Hungary 6 1 1 4 7 8 3
4   Denmark 6 1 1 4 6 16 3
  • Denmark 1–4 England
  • Greece 1–0 England
  • England 2–1 Greece
  • Denmark 1–1 Greece
  • England 1–0 Hungary
  • Hungary 1–1 Greece
  • Denmark 2–1 Hungary
  • England 4–1 Denmark
  • Hungary 0–2 England
  • Hungary 5–1 Denmark
  • Greece 1–0 Denmark
  • Greece 1–0 Hungary
Qualifying Group 4 P W D L F A Pts
1   Yugoslavia 6 3 2 1 12 5 8
2   Bulgaria 6 3 2 1 6 3 8
3   Wales 6 2 2 2 5 6 6
4   Norway 6 0 2 4 6 15 2
  • Wales 0–0 Norway
  • Norway 2–2 Yugoslavia
  • Bulgaria 2–0 Norway
  • Bulgaria 0–2 Yugoslavia
  • Yugoslavia 2–0 Wales
  • Wales 0–1 Bulgaria
  • Norway 0–2 Bulgaria
  • Norway 2–3 Wales
  • Yugoslavia 6–2 Norway
  • Bulgaria 1–1 Wales
  • Wales 1–0 Yugoslavia
  • Yugoslavia 0–0 Bulgaria
Qualifying Group 5 P W D L F A Pts
1   Italy 6 5 0 1 9 3 10
2   Czechoslovakia 6 4 1 1 15 7 9
3   Romania 6 2 1 3 8 12 5
4   Cyprus 6 0 0 6 4 14 0
  • Cyprus 1–2 Romania
  • Italy 2–0 Romania
  • Czechoslovakia 2–1 Italy
  • Cyprus 0–1 Italy
  • Czechoslo. 2–0 Cyprus
  • Cyprus 1–4 Czechoslovakia
  • Italy 2–1 Czechoslovakia
  • Romania 1–4 Czechoslovakia
  • Romania 0–1 Italy
  • Romania 3–2 Cyprus
  • Czechoslovakia 2–2 Romania
  • Italy 2–0 Cyprus
Qualifying Group 6 P W D L F A Pts
1   Albania 6 4 2 0 9 3 10
2   West Germany 6 3 3 0 13 4 9
3   Turkey 6 1 1 4 6 11 3
4   Austria 6 0 2 4 4 14 2
  • Austria 1–2 Albania
  • Turkey 0–1 Albania
  • Austria 1–1 Turkey
  • Albania 1–1 West Germany
  • Turkey 0–1 West Germany
  • Austria 1–1 West Germany
  • Albania 1–0 Turkey
  • Albania 3–0 Austria
  • West Germany 2–1 Austria
  • West Germany 7–0 Turkey
  • Turkey 5–0 Austria
  • West Germany 1–1 Albania
Qualifying Group 7 P W D L F A Pts
1   Spain 4 2 1 1 2 5 5
2   Netherlands 4 1 2 1 7 3 4
3   Iceland 4 0 3 1 2 3 3
  • Iceland 1–1 Netherlands
  • Spain 1–0 Iceland
  • Netherlands 5–0 Spain
  • Iceland 0–0 Spain
  • Netherlands 1–1 Iceland
  • Spain 1–0 Netherlands
Qualifying Group 8 P W D L F A Pts
1   France 4 3 1 0 10 2 7
2   Sweden 4 2 1 1 10 4 5
3   Luxembourg 4 0 0 4 1 15 0
  • Luxembourg 0–4 Sweden
  • France 1–0 Sweden
  • Luxembourg 0–5 France
  • Sweden 4–1 Luxembourg
  • Sweden 2–2 France
  • France 2–0 Luxembourg

Qualified teamsEdit

Country Qualified as Previous appearances in tournament1
  Scotland Group 1 winner 2 (1980, 1982)
  Poland Group 2 winner 1 (1982)
  England Group 3 winner 3 (1978, 1980, 1982)
  Yugoslavia Group 4 winner 2 (1978, 1980)
  Italy Group 5 winner 3 (1978, 1980, 1982)
  Albania Group 6 winner 0 (Debut)
  Spain Group 7 winner 1 (1982)
  France Group 8 winner 1 (1982)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year

SquadsEdit

Knockout stagesEdit

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                                         
  England 6 1 7  
  France 1 0 1  
    England 3 0 3  
    Italy 1 1 2  
  Albania 0 0 0
  Italy 1 1 2  
    England 1 2 3
    Spain 0 0 0
  Scotland 2 1 3  
  Yugoslavia 1 3 4  
    Yugoslavia 0 0 0
    Spain 1 2 3  
  Poland 2 1 3
  Spain 2 4 6  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1984: Mark Hateley". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 1 June 1984. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  2. ^ Mike Breton (2009-06-29). "Whatever happened to England's heroes of 1984? | Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-11-09.
  3. ^ "Rewind to 1984: When England's Under-21s last won the European Championships | Football Rewind to". ESPN.co.uk. 2011-06-09. Retrieved 2012-11-09.
  4. ^ "Gary Stevens reflects on the European glory days of 1984 England Under-21s". Guardian. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2017.

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