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1988 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

The 1988 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, which spanned two years (1986–88), had 30 entrants. The Republic of Ireland competed for the first time. France U-21s won the competition.

1988 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
Tournament details
Dates16 February – 12 October
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions France (1st title)
Runners-up Greece
Tournament statistics
Matches played14
Goals scored39 (2.79 per match)
Top scorer(s)Greece Aristidis Karasavidis (5 goals)
Best player(s)France Laurent Blanc[1]
1986
1990

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 1988 qualifying tournament with several changes, reflecting the absence of some nations:

Qualifying Group 1 P W D L F A Pts
1   Spain 6 4 2 0 9 1 10
2   Romania 6 3 0 3 7 7 6
3   Austria 6 2 2 2 5 7 6
4   Albania 6 0 2 4 4 10 2
  • Romania 1-0 Austria
  • Austria 1-0 Albania
  • Spain 1-0 Romania
  • Albania 0-0 Spain
  • Romania 3-2 Albania
  • Austria 1-1 Spain
  • Albania 1-1 Austria
  • Romania 0-1 Spain
  • Spain 3-0 Austria
  • Albania 1-2 Romania
  • Austria 2-1 Romania
  • Spain 3-0 Albania
Qualifying Group 2 P W D L F A Pts
1   Italy 6 3 3 0 14 4 9
2   Sweden 6 1 4 1 6 6 6
3    Switzerland 6 1 3 2 4 7 5
4   Portugal 6 2 0 4 8 15 4
  • Sweden 0-0 Switzerland
  • Portugal 2-0 Sweden
  • Switzerland 3-1 Portugal
  • Italy 1-1 Switzerland
  • Portugal 1-2 Italy
  • Sweden 2-2 Italy
  • Switzerland 0-0 Sweden
  • Sweden 4-2 Portugal
  • Switzerland 0-3 Italy
  • Portugal 2-0 Switzerland
  • Italy 0-0 Sweden
  • Italy 6-0 Portugal
Qualifying Group 3 P W D L F A Pts
1   France 6 3 2 1 8 6 8
2   East Germany 6 2 3 1 10 6 7
3   Soviet Union 6 3 0 3 7 9 6
4   Norway 6 0 3 3 3 7 3
  • Norway 0-0 E.Germany
  • France 2-1 USSR
  • USSR 1-0 Norway
  • E.Germany 1-0 France
  • USSR 2-1 E.Germany
  • Norway 0-2 USSR
  • Norway 1-2 France
  • USSR 0-1 France
  • E.Germany 5-1 USSR
  • France 1-1 Norway
  • E.Germany 1-1 Norway
  • France 2-2 E.Germany
Qualifying Group 4 P W D L F A Pts
1   England 4 1 3 0 7 3 5
2   Turkey 4 1 2 1 4 6 4
3   Yugoslavia 4 1 1 2 7 9 3
  • Yugoslavia 3-0 Turkey
  • England 1-1 Yugoslavia
  • Turkey 0-0 England
  • England 1-1 Turkey
  • Yugoslavia 1-5 England
  • Turkey 3-2 Yugoslavia
Qualifying Group 5 P W D L F A Pts
1   Greece 6 4 1 1 15 5 9
2   Hungary 6 3 1 2 12 7 7
3   Poland 6 3 0 3 5 6 6
4   Cyprus 6 1 0 5 4 18 2
  • Poland 1-0 Greece
  • Greece 2-1 Hungary
  • Cyprus 0-4 Greece
  • Greece 5-1 Cyprus
  • Cyprus 2-1 Hungary
  • Poland 3-0 Cyprus
  • Greece 2-0 Poland
  • Hungary 3-0 Poland
  • Poland 0-1 Hungary
  • Hungary 2-2 Greece
  • Cyprus 0-1 Poland
  • Hungary 4-1 Cyprus
Qualifying Group 6 P W D L F A Pts
1   Czechoslovakia 6 3 2 1 14 8 8
2   Denmark 6 2 2 2 7 6 6
3   Finland 6 2 1 3 8 11 5
4   Iceland 6 1 3 2 9 13 5
  • Finland 2-0 Iceland
  • Iceland 0-4 Czechoslo.
  • Czechoslo. 2-0 Finland
  • Denmark 4-1 Finland
  • Czechoslo. 1-1 Denmark
  • Finland 0-1 Denmark
  • Denmark 0-1 Czechoslo.
  • Iceland 0-0 Denmark
  • Iceland 2-2 Finland
  • Denmark 1-3 Iceland
  • Finland 3-2 Czechoslo.
  • Czechoslo. 4-4 Iceland
Qualifying Group 7 P W D L F A Pts
1   Scotland 4 3 1 0 7 2 7
2   Belgium 4 0 3 1 1 2 3
3   Republic of Ireland 4 0 2 2 3 7 2
  • Belgium 0-0 R. Ireland
  • R. Ireland 1-2 Scotland
  • Scotland 4-1 R. Ireland
  • Belgium 0-0 Scotland
  • R. Ireland 1-1 Belgium
  • Scotland 1-0 Belgium
Qualifying Group 8 P W D L F A Pts
1   Netherlands 6 5 0 1 12 5 10
2   Bulgaria 6 4 0 2 8 7 8
3   West Germany 6 3 0 3 12 9 6
4   Luxembourg 6 0 0 6 2 13 0
  • W.Germany 2-0 Bulgaria
  • Bulgaria 1-0 Netherlands
  • Luxem. 0-2 Netherlands
  • W.Germany 4-1 Luxem.
  • Bulgaria 1-0 Luxembourg
  • Nether. 3-1 W.Germany
  • Luxembourg 0-1 Bulgaria
  • Netherlands 1-0 Luxem.
  • Luxem. 1-4 W.Germany
  • W.Germany 0-2 Nether.
  • Bulgaria 2-1 W.Germany
  • Netherlands 4-3 Bulgaria

Qualified teamsEdit

Country Qualified as Previous appearances in tournament1
  Spain Group 1 winner 3 (1982, 1984, 1986)
  Italy Group 2 winner 5 (1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986)
  France Group 3 winner 3 (1982, 1984, 1986)
  England Group 4 winner 5 (1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986)
  Greece Group 5 winner 0 (Debut)
  Czechoslovakia Group 6 winner 2 (1978, 1980)
  Scotland Group 7 winner 3 (1980, 1982, 1984)
  Netherlands Group 8 winner 0 (Debut)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year

SquadsEdit

Knockout stageEdit

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
                                   
  Scotland 0 0 0  
  England 1 1 2  
    England 2 2 4  
    France 4 2 6  
  France 2 2 4
  Italy 1 2 3  
    France 0 3 3
    Greece 0 0 0
  Greece 1 2 3  
  Czechoslovakia 1 2 3  
    Greece 5 0 5
    Netherlands 2 0 2  
  Netherlands 2 1 3
  Spain 1 0 1  

Quarter-finalsEdit

First legEdit

Scotland  0–1  England
Report Porter   83'
Attendance: 14,500
Referee: Bo Karlsson (Sweden)

France  2–1  Italy
Paille   81'
Sauzée   90'
Report Maldini   51'
Attendance: 13,462
Referee: Lajos Németh (Hungary)

Greece  1–1  Czechoslovakia
Borbokis   49' Report Němeček   65'

Spain  0–1  Netherlands
Report Plomp   89' (pen.)
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Renzo Peduzzi (Switzerland)

Second legEdit

England  1–0  Scotland
White   82' Report

Italy  2–2  France
Rizzitelli   42'
Ciocci   63'
Report Paille   83'88'

Czechoslovakia  2–2  Greece
Vakalopoulos   77' (o.g.)
Litoš   84'
Report Karasavvidis   20'
Kapouranis   86'
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: José dos Santos (Portugal)

Netherlands  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Spain
van Loen   100'
Viscaal   108'
Report Loren   40'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Einar Halle (Norway)

Semi-finalsEdit

First legEdit

France  4–2  England
Angloma   23'
Cantona   49'
Dogon   78'
Paille   83'
Report Parker   40'
Stewart   60' (pen.)
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Yusuf Namoğlu (Turkey)

Greece  5–0  Netherlands
Karasavvidis   10'41'73'85'
Ikonomidis   13'
Report
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Klaus Peschel (West Germany)

Second legEdit

England  2–2  France
Gascoigne   5'
Silvestre   59' (o.g.)
Report Cantona   56'78'

Netherlands  2–0  Greece
Fraser   60'
Witschge   88'
Report

FinalEdit

First legEdit

Greece  0–0  France
Report

Second legEdit

France  3–0  Greece
Sauzée   8'55'
Silvestre   67'
Report

GoalscorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1988: Laurent Blanc". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 1 June 1988. Retrieved 29 June 2015.

External linksEdit