1988 UEFA European Under-21 Football 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.

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.

Qualifying Stage

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
Spain qualify as group winners
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
Italy qualify as group winners
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
France qualify as group winners
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
England qualify as group winners
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
Greece qualify as group winners
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
Czechoslovakia qualify as group winners
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
Scotland qualify as group winners
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
Netherlands qualify as group winners

Knockout Stages

Squads

See 1988 UEFA European Under-21 Championship squads

Quarter Finals

  • Scotland 0-1 England
  • England 1-0 Scotland

England win 2-0 on aggregate

  • Greece 1-1 Czechoslovakia
  • Czechoslovakia 2-2 Greece

3-3: Greece win 2-1 on away goals

  • France 2-1 Italy
  • Italy 2-2 France

France win 4-3 on aggregate

  • Netherlands 2-1 Spain
  • Spain 0-1 Netherlands

Netherlands win 3-1 on aggregate

 

Semi Finals

  • Greece 5-0 Netherlands
  • Netherlands 2-0 Greece

Greece win 5-2 on aggregate

  • France 4-2 England
  • England 2-2 France

France win 6-4 on aggregate

 

Final

  • Greece 0-0 France
  • France 3-0 Greece

France win 3-0 on aggregate

France finish as Champions

External links

  • Results Archive at uefa.com
  • RSSSF Results Archive at rsssf.com
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