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UEFA Euro 1988 qualifying

This page describes the qualifying procedure for UEFA Euro 1988.[1]

UEFA Euro 1988 qualifying
Tournament details
Dates10 September 1986 – 20 December 1987
Teams32 (from 1 confederation)
Tournament statistics
Matches played116
Goals scored279 (2.41 per match)
Top scorer(s)Belgium Nico Claesen (7 goals)
1984
1992

Contents

Qualified teamsEdit

 
  Qualified
  Did not qualify
  Did not enter
  Not a UEFA member
Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament[A]
  West Germany Host 14 March 1985 4 (1972, 1976, 1980, 1984)
  Denmark Group 6 winner 14 October 1987 2 (1964, 1984)
  Soviet Union Group 3 winner 28 October 1987 4 (1960, 1964, 1968, 1972)
  England Group 4 winner 11 November 1987 2 (1968, 1980)
  Republic of Ireland Group 7 winner 11 November 1987 0 (debut)
  Italy Group 2 winner 14 November 1987 2 (1968, 1980)
  Netherlands Group 5 winner 9 December 1987 2 (1976, 1980)
  Spain Group 1 winner 18 December 1987 3 (1964, 1980, 1984)
  1. ^ Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.

SeedingsEdit

Pool One Pool Two Pool Three Pool Four Pool Five

  France
  England
  Denmark
  Spain
  Netherlands
  Portugal
  Belgium

  Soviet Union
  Romania
  Northern Ireland
  Sweden
  Hungary
  Wales
  Bulgaria

  Austria
  Yugoslavia
  Czechoslovakia
  East Germany
  Poland
   Switzerland
  Republic of Ireland

  Scotland
  Greece
  Norway
  Finland
  Italy
  Turkey
  Albania

  Iceland
  Malta
  Cyprus
  Luxembourg

TiebreakersEdit

If two or more teams finished level on points after completion of the group matches, the following tie-breakers were used to determine the final ranking:

  1. Greater number of points in all group matches
  2. Goal difference in all group matches
  3. Greater number of goals scored in all group matches
  4. Drawing of lots

GroupsEdit

The qualifying draw took place on 14 February 1986, in Frankfurt. West Germany qualified automatically as hosts of the competition. 32 teams entered the draw.

The qualifiers, consisting of 32 teams divided into seven groups; three of four teams and four of five teams, were played in 1986 and 1987. Each group winner progressed to the finals.

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Spain 6 5 0 1 14 6 +8 10 Qualify for final tournament 1–0 2–0 5–0
2   Romania 6 4 1 1 13 3 +10 9 3–1 4–0 5–1
3   Austria 6 2 1 3 6 9 −3 5 2–3 0–0 3–0
4   Albania 6 0 0 6 2 17 −15 0 1–2 0–1 0–1
Source: UEFA

Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
1   Italy 8 6 1 1 16 4 +12 13 Qualify for final tournament 2–1 3–0 3–2 5–0
2   Sweden 8 4 2 2 12 5 +7 10 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–0
3   Portugal 8 2 4 2 6 8 −2 8 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–2
4    Switzerland 8 1 5 2 9 9 0 7 0–0 1–1 1–1 4–1
5   Malta 8 0 2 6 4 21 −17 2 0–2 0–5 0–1 1–1
Source: UEFA

Group 3Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
1   Soviet Union 8 5 3 0 14 3 +11 13 Qualify for final tournament 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–0
2   East Germany 8 4 3 1 13 4 +9 11 1–1 0–0 2–0 3–1
3   France 8 1 4 3 4 7 −3 6 0–2 0–1 2–0 1–1
4   Iceland 8 2 2 4 4 14 −10 6 1–1 0–6 0–0 2–1
5   Norway 8 1 2 5 5 12 −7 4 0–1 0–0 2–0 0–1
Source: UEFA

Group 4Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   England 6 5 1 0 19 1 +18 11 Qualify for final tournament 2–0 3–0 8–0
2   Yugoslavia 6 4 0 2 13 9 +4 8 1–4 3–0 4–0
3   Northern Ireland 6 1 1 4 2 10 −8 3 0–2 1–2 1–0
4   Turkey 6 0 2 4 2 16 −14 2 0–0 2–3 0–0
Source: UEFA

Group 5Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
1   Netherlands 8 6 2 0 15 1 +14 14 Qualify for final tournament 1–1 2–0 0–0 4–0[a]
2   Greece 8 4 1 3 12 13 −1 9 0–3 2–1 1–0 3–1
3   Hungary 8 4 0 4 13 11 +2 8 0–1 3–0 5–3 1–0
4   Poland 8 3 2 3 9 11 −2 8 0–2 2–1 3–2 0–0
5   Cyprus 8 0 1 7 3 16 −13 1 0–2 2–4 0–1 0–1
Source: UEFA
Notes:
  1. ^ The Netherlands v Cyprus match originally finished as an 8–0 win for the Netherlands, but the match was marred by crowd violence. Therefore the result was annulled and the match was ordered to be replayed behind closed doors.

Group 6Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Denmark 6 3 2 1 4 2 +2 8 Qualify for final tournament 1–1 1–0 1–0
2   Czechoslovakia 6 2 3 1 7 5 +2 7 0–0 2–0 3–0
3   Wales 6 2 2 2 7 5 +2 6 1–0 1–1 4–0
4   Finland 6 1 1 4 4 10 −6 3 0–1 3–0 1–1
Source: UEFA

Group 7Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
1   Republic of Ireland 8 4 3 1 10 5 +5 11 Qualify for final tournament 2–0 0–0 0–0 2–1
2   Bulgaria 8 4 2 2 12 6 +6 10 2–1 2–0 0–1 3–0
3   Belgium 8 3 3 2 16 8 +8 9 2–2 1–1 4–1 3–0
4   Scotland 8 3 3 2 7 5 +2 9 0–1 0–0 2–0 3–0
5   Luxembourg 8 0 1 7 2 23 −21 1 0–2 1–4 0–6 0–0
Source: UEFA

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stokkermans, Karel (22 June 2004). "European Championship 1988". RSSSF.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 5 March 2018.

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