UEFA Euro 1988 qualifying Group 5

The UEFA Euro 1988 qualifying Group 5 was one of the seven qualifying groups to determine which teams would compete at the UEFA Euro 1988 finals tournament. Group 5 consisted of five teams: Netherlands, Greece, Hungary, Poland, and Cyprus, where they played against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format, with the top team qualifying for the final tournament. The Netherlands won the group and qualified for the finals, finishing five points clear of Greece.

StandingsEdit

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
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
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. The Cypriot goalkeeper Andreas Charitou was injured by a homemade bomb which exploded close to him. Therefore the result was annulled and the match was ordered to be replayed behind closed doors.

MatchesEdit

Poland  2–1  Greece
Dziekanowski   4', 39' (Details) Anastopoulos   12'
Hungary  0–1  Netherlands
(Details) Van Basten   67'
Attendance: 13,897

Greece  2–1  Hungary
Mitropoulos   38'
Anastopoulos   65'
(Details) Boda   73'

Netherlands  0–0  Poland
(Details)
Attendance: 52,750

Cyprus  2–4  Greece
Christofi   28'
Savvidis   41'
(Details) Antoniou   14'
L. Papaioannou   48'
Batsinilas   73'
Anastopoulos   85'

Cyprus  0–2  Netherlands
(Details) Gullit   19'
Bosman   72'
Attendance: 7,483
Referee: Ioan Igna (Romania)

Greece  3–1  Cyprus
Anastopoulos   54', 66'
Bonovas   63'
(Details) Savva   60'
Attendance: 41,076
Referee: Helmut Kohl (Austria)

Cyprus  0–1  Hungary
(Details) Boda   49'

Netherlands  1–1  Greece
Van Basten   56' (Details) Saravakos   5'
Attendance: 44,176[3]
Referee: Carlo Longhi (Italy)

Poland  0–0  Cyprus
(Details)
Attendance: 23,500[4]

Greece  1–0  Poland
Saravakos   57' (Details)
Netherlands  2–0  Hungary
Gullit   37'
Mühren   40'
(Details)
Attendance: 53,035

Hungary  5–3  Poland
Vincze   38'
Détári   62' (pen.), 75'
Péter   65'
Preszeller   88'
(Details) Marciniak   26'
Smolarek   58'
Wójcicki   80'

Poland  3–2  Hungary
Dziekanowski   6'
Tarasiewicz   58'
Leśniak   62'
(Details) Bognár   10'
Mészáros   64'
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Ihsan Türe (Turkey)

Poland  0–2  Netherlands
(Details) Gullit   30', 38'
Attendance: 17,500[7]
Hungary  3–0  Greece
Détári   4'
Bognár   12'
Mészáros   15'
(Details)
Attendance: 8,000

Netherlands  Annulled[note 1]
(8–0)
  Cyprus
Report
Attendance: 49,670

Cyprus  0–1  Poland
(Details) Leśniak   74'

Hungary  1–0  Cyprus
Kiprich   88' (Details)

Netherlands  4–0  Cyprus
Bosman   34', 43', 66'
Koeman   63'
(Details)

Greece  0–3  Netherlands
(Details) Koeman   18'
Gillhaus   76', 81'
Attendance: 4,442[10]

GoalscorersEdit

There were 60 goals scored in 21 matches, for an average of 2.86 goals per match.[note 2]

9 goals

5 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b The Netherlands v Cyprus match originally finished as an 8–0 win for the Netherlands, but the match was marred by crowd violence after Cyprus goalkeeper Andreas Charitou was hit by a firework. Charitou was injured and had to be replaced, and the Cyprus players left the field in protest and refused to play. Eventually after discussion between referee Roger Philippi, UEFA observer Alfred Delcourt and team officials, the Cyprus players agreed in a written statement to finish the match, though under protest. The result was later annulled by UEFA, and the match forfeited to Cyprus with 2–0. After the appeal from the Netherlands the match was ordered to be replayed behind closed doors, which took place on 9 December 1987.[8]
  2. ^ a b c d e The matches/goals tally takes into account fixtures that were subsequently annulled.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Poland v Greece, 15 October 1986" (JSON). Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  2. ^ "Cyprus v Hungary, 8 February 1987" (JSON). Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  3. ^ "Netherlands v Greece, 25 March 1987" (JSON). Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  4. ^ "Poland v Cyprus, 12 April 1987" (JSON). Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  5. ^ "Greece v Poland, 29 April 1987" (JSON). Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  6. ^ "Hungary v Poland, 17 May 1987" (JSON). Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  7. ^ "Poland v Netherlands, 14 October 1987" (JSON). Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  8. ^ Datema, Dave; Lagas, Marijke (28 October 2017). "30 jaar na het bomincident: plots was het EK '88 zo ver weg" [30 years after the bomb incident: suddenly the European Championship '88 was so far away]. rijnmond.nl (in Dutch). RTV Rijnmond. Archived from the original on 21 January 2019. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Hungary v Cyprus, 2 December 1987" (JSON). Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  10. ^ "Greece v Netherlands, 16 December 1987" (JSON). Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 17 May 2022.

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