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1990 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

The 1990 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, which spanned two years (1988–90), had 30 entrants. San Marino competed for the first time. USSR U-21s won the competition.

1990 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
Tournament details
Dates14 March – 27 October
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions Soviet Union (2nd title)
Runners-up Yugoslavia
Tournament statistics
Matches played14
Goals scored38 (2.71 per match)
Top scorer(s)Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Davor Šuker (4 goals)
Soviet Union Andrei Sidelnikov (4 goals)
Best player(s)Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Davor Šuker[1]
1988
1992

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 3rd-place playoff.

Qualifying StageEdit

DrawEdit

The allocation of teams into qualifying groups was based on that of 1990 FIFA World Cup qualification with several changes, reflecting the absence of some nations:

Qualifying Group 1 P W D L F A Pts
1   Bulgaria 6 5 0 1 16 4 10
2   Romania 6 3 0 3 8 7 6
3   Denmark 6 2 1 3 9 14 5
4   Greece 6 1 1 4 3 11 3
  • Bulgaria 2–1 Romania
  • Greece 2–2 Denmark
  • Romania 2–0 Greece
  • Denmark 1–3 Bulgaria
  • Bulgaria 6–0 Denmark
  • Greece 1–0 Romania
  • Romania 2–1 Bulgaria
  • Denmark 3–0 Greece
  • Bulgaria 2–0 Greece
  • Denmark 1–2 Romania
  • Romania 1–2 Denmark
  • Greece 0–2 Bulgaria

  Bulgaria qualify as group winners

Qualifying Group 2 P W D L F A Pts
1   Sweden 6 4 2 0 10 2 10
2   England 6 4 1 1 10 5 9
3   Poland 6 1 2 3 4 10 4
4   Albania 6 0 1 5 1 8 1
  • Poland 0–0 Albania
  • England 1–1 Sweden
  • Albania 0–2 Sweden
  • Albania 1–2 England
  • England 2–0 Albania
  • Sweden 4–0 Poland
  • England 2–1 Poland
  • Sweden 1–0 England
  • Sweden 1–0 Albania
  • Poland 1–3 England
  • Poland 1–1 Sweden
  • Albania 0–1 Poland

  Sweden qualify as group winners

Qualifying Group 3 P W D L F A Pts
1   Soviet Union 6 4 1 1 12 5 9
2   East Germany 6 3 1 2 8 6 7
3   Austria 6 1 2 3 6 8 4
4   Turkey 6 1 2 3 4 11 4
  • Soviet Union 2–2 Austria
  • Austria 3–0 Turkey
  • Turkey 3–2 East Germany
  • East Germany 0–0 Turkey
  • Soviet Union 1–0 East Germany
  • Turkey 0–3 Soviet Union
  • East Germany 2–0 Austria
  • Austria 0–2 Soviet Union
  • East Germany 3–2 Soviet Union
  • Turkey 1–1 Austria
  • Soviet Union 2–0 Turkey
  • Austria 0–1 East Germany

  Soviet Union qualify as group winners

Qualifying Group 4 P W D L F A Pts
1   West Germany 6 4 2 0 10 2 10
2   Iceland 6 2 3 1 11 7 7
3   Netherlands 6 1 2 3 6 9 4
4   Finland 6 1 1 4 4 13 3
  • Finland 0–3 West Germany
  • Iceland 1–1 Netherlands
  • Finland 2–1 Iceland
  • West Germany 2–0 Netherlands
  • Netherlands 0–1 West Germany
  • Finland 1–1 Netherlands
  • Iceland 1–1 West Germany
  • Iceland 4–0 Finland
  • West Germany 2–0 Finland
  • Netherlands 2–3 Iceland
  • West Germany 1–1 Iceland
  • Netherlands 2–1 Finland

  West Germany qualify as group winners

Qualifying Group 5 P W D L F A Pts
1   Yugoslavia 6 4 1 1 10 4 9
2   France 6 3 2 1 11 7 8
3   Norway 6 1 2 3 3 7 4
4   Scotland 6 1 1 4 7 13 3
  • Norway 1–1 Scotland
  • France 2–0 Norway
  • Scotland 0–2 Yugoslavia
  • Yugoslavia 2–2 France
  • Scotland 2–3 France
  • France 0–1 Yugoslavia
  • Norway 0–1 Yugoslavia
  • Yugoslavia 4–1 Scotland
  • Norway 1–1 France
  • Yugoslavia 0–1 Norway
  • France 3–1 Scotland
  • Scotland 2–0 Norway

  Yugoslavia qualify as group winners

Qualifying Group 6 P W D L F A Pts
1   Spain 4 3 0 1 3 1 6
2   Hungary 4 2 1 1 2 1 5
3   Cyprus 4 0 1 3 0 3 1
  • Cyprus 0–0 Hungary
  • Cyprus 0–1 Spain
  • Hungary 1–0 Cyprus
  • Spain 1–0 Cyprus
  • Hungary 1–0 Spain
  • Spain 1–0 Hungary

  Spain qualify as group winners

Qualifying Group 7 P W D L F A Pts
1   Czechoslovakia 6 3 2 1 10 5 8
2   Belgium 6 2 4 0 7 3 8
3   Portugal 6 2 2 2 6 6 6
4   Luxembourg 6 0 2 4 1 10 2
  • Czechoslovakia 0–3 Belgium
  • Portugal 1–1 Belgium
  • Czechoslovakia 4–0 Luxembourg
  • Portugal 1–0 Luxembourg
  • Belgium 1–1 Czechoslovakia
  • Luxembourg 0–0 Belgium
  • Belgium 1–1 Portugal
  • Czechoslovakia 1–0 Portugal
  • Luxembourg 0–3 Portugal
  • Belgium 1–0 Luxembourg
  • Portugal 0–3 Czechoslovakia
  • Luxembourg 1–1 Czechoslovakia

  Czechoslovakia qualify as group winners

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 1 5
3   San Marino 4 0 0 4 0 12 0
  • Switzerland 0–0 Italy
  • San Marino 0–5 Switzerland
  • San Marino 0–2 Italy
  • Italy 1–0 Switzerland
  • Switzerland 3–0 San Marino
  • Italy 2–0 San Marino

  Italy qualify as group winners

Qualified teamsEdit

Country Qualified as Previous appearances in tournament1
  Bulgaria Group 1 winner 1 (1978)
  Sweden Group 2 winner 1 (1986)
  Soviet Union Group 3 winner 2 (1980, 1982)
  Germany Group 4 winner 1 (1982)
  Yugoslavia Group 5 winner 3 (1978, 1980, 1984)
  Spain Group 6 winner 4 (1982, 1984, 1986, 1988)
  Czechoslovakia Group 7 winner 3 (1978, 1980, 1988)
  Italy Group 8 winner 6 (1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year

Knockout stageEdit

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
                                   
  Italy 3 0 3  
  Spain 1 1 2  
    Italy 0 2 2  
    Yugoslavia (a) 0 2 2  
  Yugoslavia 2 1 3
  Bulgaria 0 0 0  
    Yugoslavia 2 1 3
    Soviet Union 4 3 7
  Soviet Union (aet) 1 2 3  
  West Germany 1 1 2  
    Soviet Union 1 2 3
    Sweden 1 0 1  
  Czechoslovakia 1 0 1
  Sweden 2 4 6  

Quarter-finalsEdit

First legEdit

Italy  3–1  Spain
Stroppa   3'76'
Casiraghi   54'
Report Hierro   88' (pen.)
Stadio Dorico, Ancona
Attendance: 8,607
Referee: William Syme (Scotland)

Yugoslavia  2–0  Bulgaria
Prosinečki   32'
Bokšić   79'
Report
Attendance: 8,606

Soviet Union  1–1  West Germany
Shalimov   66' Report Bal   9' (o.g.)
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Kaj Natri (Finland)

Czechoslovakia  1–2  Sweden
Siegl   57' Report Brolin   52'
Jansson   87'
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Gerasimos Germanakos (Greece)

Second legEdit

Spain  1–0  Italy
Mendiguren   77' Report
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Ignatius van Swieten (Netherlands)

Bulgaria  0–1  Yugoslavia
Report Šuker   13'
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Manfred Roßner (West Germany)

West Germany  1–2 (a.e.t.)  Soviet Union
Hochstätter   37' Report Chugunov   67'
Sydelnykov   115'
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Einar Halle (Norway)

Sweden  4–0  Czechoslovakia
Andersson   45'
Rehn   62'
Brolin   77'
Jansson   87'
Report
Attendance: 2,750
Referee: John Spillane (Republic of Ireland)

Semi-finalsEdit

First legEdit

Yugoslavia  0–0  Italy
Report
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Werner Föckler (West Germany)

Sweden  1–1  Soviet Union
Andersson   70' Report Shalimov   72' (pen.)
Attendance: 2,446

Second legEdit

Italy  2–2  Yugoslavia
Simone   24'
Đukić   58' (o.g.)
Report Šuker   17'
Boban   61'
Attendance: 6,443
Referee: Heinz Holzmann (Austria)

Soviet Union  2–0  Sweden
Kolyvanov   27'
Kiryakov   47'
Report

FinalEdit

First legEdit

Yugoslavia  2–4  Soviet Union
Šuker   21'
Jarni   64'
Report Sydelnykov   9'49'
Chernyshov   42'
Dobrovolskiy   84'

Second legEdit

Soviet Union  3–1  Yugoslavia
Dobrovolskiy   10'
Mostovoi   46'
Kanchelskis   76'
Report Bokšić   80'
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: Pietro D'Elia (Italy)

GoalscorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1990: Davor Šuker". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 1 June 1990. Retrieved 29 June 2015.

External linksEdit