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1998 UEFA European Under-16 Championship

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1998 UEFA European Under-16 Championship

1998 UEFA Under-16 Championship
Tournament details
Host country Scotland
Dates 26 April - 8 May
Teams 16 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions  Republic of Ireland (1st title)
Runners-up  Italy
Third place  Spain
Fourth place  Portugal
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 70 (2.19 per match)

The 1998 UEFA European Under-16 Championship was the 16th edition of UEFA's European Under-16 Football Championship. Scotland hosted the championship, during April 26 - May 8, 1998. 16 teams entered the competition, and Republic of Ireland defeated Italy in the final to win the competition for the first time.

Squads

Qualifying

Participants

Group stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Greece 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4 7
 Denmark 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
 Sweden 3 0 2 1 2 4 -2 2
 Iceland 3 0 1 2 1 4 -3 1
April 26, 1998
Denmark  1 – 1  Sweden

April 26, 1998
Greece  2 – 0  Iceland

April 28, 1998
Denmark  0 – 0  Greece

April 28, 1998
Sweden  1 – 1  Iceland

April 30, 1998
Iceland  0 – 1  Denmark

April 30, 1998
Sweden  0 – 2  Greece

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7
 Portugal 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
 Norway 3 1 0 2 7 6 +1 3
 Liechtenstein 3 0 0 3 0 8 -8 0
April 26, 1998
Liechtenstein  0 – 5  Norway

April 26, 1998
Portugal  1 – 1  Italy

April 28, 1998
Liechtenstein  0 – 1  Portugal

April 28, 1998
Norway  1 – 4  Italy

April 30, 1998
Italy  2 – 0  Liechtenstein

April 30, 1998
Norway  1 – 2  Portugal

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Republic of Ireland 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3 7
 Spain 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
 Finland 3 1 0 2 2 3 -1 3
 Scotland 3 0 2 1 1 3 -2 2

April 26, 1998
Spain  1 – 0  Finland


April 28, 1998
Scotland  1 – 1  Spain

April 30, 1998
Finland  2 – 0  Scotland

April 30, 1998
Republic of Ireland  1 – 0  Spain

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Israel 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
 Croatia 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
 Ukraine 3 1 1 1 3 4 -1 4
 Russia 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 2
April 26, 1998
Croatia  2 – 0  Ukraine

April 26, 1998
Russia  1 – 1  Israel
Goal 80' Lobov

April 28, 1998
Israel  1 – 1  Ukraine

April 28, 1998
Russia  0 – 0  Croatia

April 30, 1998
Israel  2 – 0  Croatia

April 30, 1998
Ukraine  2 – 1  Russia
Goal 70' Shchipkov

Knockout stages

Quarterfinals

May 3, 1998
Greece  1 – 2  Spain


May 3, 1998
Italy  2 – 1  Croatia

May 3, 1998
Israel  1 – 4  Portugal

Semifinals

May 5, 1998
Spain  1 – 2  Italy

Third Place Playoff

May 8, 1998
Spain  2 – 1  Portugal

Final

May 8, 1998
Italy  1 – 2  Republic of Ireland
Pelanti Goal 52' Goal 35' Foy
Goal 57' McMahon

References

  • RSSSF.com
  • UEFA.com
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